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Alodia Photo Influences Jag Billboard?

Above is a popular photo of Filipina gamer girl Alodia Gosiengfiao, taken by her sister Ashley Gosiengfiao. Below is a billboard for the clothing line Jag.

Above is a popular photo of Filipina gamer girl Alodia Gosiengfiao, taken by her sister Ashley Gosiengfiao. Below is a billboard for the clothing line Jag.

With the rise of geek culture in the Philippines, Filipina gamer girl Alodia Gosiengfiao has become one of the most influential women in the Philippines. Now that she’s made geekery cool in her country, Alodia’s influence can be seen in even the most nongeeky of objects: from unlicensed concert posters to licensed skincare products. Click here to continue reading “Alodia Photo Influences Jag Billboard?”…

Comic-Con 2010 Asian Cosplayers

Popular Asian cosplayers Linda Le, Jan Illenberger, and Alodia Gosiengfiao pose for the cameras at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. Linda cosplays Juri Han from the video game Super Street Fighter IV. Jan cosplays Bayonetta from the video game Bayonetta. Alodia cosplays Amaha Masane from the anime series Witchblade. Photo by Erskine Manglicmot.

Popular Asian cosplayers Linda Le, Jan Illenberger, and Alodia Gosiengfiao pose for the cameras at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. Linda cosplays Juri Han from the video game Super Street Fighter IV. Jan cosplays Bayonetta from the video game Bayonetta. Alodia cosplays Amaha Masane from the anime series Witchblade. Photo by Erskine Manglicmot.

Since 1970, the annual San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) has served as one of the world’s biggest conventions dedicated to geeky passions of all kinds: from comics, to animation, to movies, to toys. One of those geeky passions is cosplay, and that passion was extremely well-represented at this year’s Comic-Con. Hundreds of cosplayers from around the world trooped to the San Diego Convention Center to become their favorite characters for four days, representing every genre at Comic-Con.

One particular cosplayer, Filipina cosplay queen Alodia Gosiengfiao, came to Comic-Con this year with a mission: to host a cosplay gathering for Kotobukiya, publisher of the new photobook Otacool 2: Worldwide Cosplayers. Through the global crowdsourcing efforts of top otaku culture blogger Danny Choo, Otacool 2 brings together amazing cosplayers from around the world, including Alodia. How fitting, then, that Alodia’s cosplay gathering should unite four Asian cosplayers in America. Click here to continue reading “Comic-Con 2010 Asian Cosplayers”…

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