Alodia Quits Cosplay

This is a post I never, ever wanted to write.

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the last decade knows about Alodia Gosiengfiao. Hailed as the cosplay goddess of the Philippines, Alodia has worked long and hard over the last seven years to elevate cosplay from amateur hobby to fine art. Her consistently stunning cosplay character portrayals have made her a darling of the global otaku community.

Thanks to Alodia’s prodigious cosplay talent and authentic geek passion, she’s been tapped to endorse all sorts of products associated with otaku culture: from arcade games to MMORPGs to casual games, from toys to broadband to Pocky. She’s even represented her country in cosplay competitions abroad; in fact, she’s judged cosplay competitions abroad. Alodia is even in talks to appear in the upcoming Warcraft movie.

That’s why the whole otaku community is shocked to hear that Alodia is quitting cosplay. Click here to continue reading “Alodia Quits Cosplay”…

Alodia Endorses Globe Mobile Broadband

Marketers and producers, take note: you do not maximize a geek idol by toning down her weirdness to stuff her into some cookie-cutter mainstream mold. That sort of intellectual laziness turns potentially game-changing black swans into commodified poultry. That sort of intellectual laziness would have turned Shoko Nakagawa into just another bikini idol.

The best way to maximize a geek idol is by playing up the very weirdness that makes her unique. Click here to continue reading “Alodia Endorses Globe Mobile Broadband”…