Alodia Stars in Cosplay Nation at ToyCon

Wherever you find toys, hobbies, and collectibles that invoke fictional characters of any kind, you will find cosplayers. That’s why the Philippine Toys, Hobbies, and Collectibles Convention (ToyCon) serves as an annual index for the growth of Philippine cosplay. At ToyCon 2008, a Filipina cosplayer got behind an autograph table for the first time in history. At ToyCon 2010, five Filipina cosplayers got behind an autograph table.

Rise of the Cosplay Nation

ToyCon 2011 upped the game exponentially, by serving as a filming location for the world’s first full-length live-action movie about cosplay. Cosplay Nation is an international production starring two of the world’s top cosplayers: Alodia Gosiengfiao in the Philippines, and Linda Le in the United States.

Alodia headlined the Cosplay Nation filming at ToyCon 2011, which attracted a crowd of over twenty thousand attendees in and out of costume. The first day of the event saw Alodia don the guise of Mirai Suenaga, the mascot of top otaku culture blogger Danny Choo. The second day saw Alodia enchant the audience as Black Mage Rikku, from the PlayStation 2 role-playing game Final Fantasy X-2. Later in the day, she continued the cosplay fun as Haruhi Suzumiya from the anime series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Click here to continue reading “Alodia Stars in Cosplay Nation at ToyCon”…

Alodia Endorses TinierMe

Filipina gamer and cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao.

Filipina gamer and cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao has been endorsing video games from various Philippine game publishers since 2004. In fact, her reputation as a popular gamer girl reaches across the globe: she’s in talks to appear in the upcoming movie based on the hit Warcraft game franchise.

Gamer Girl Since Before Birth

The Warcraft movie may be slated for 2013, but this game endorser is going global much earlier than that. She’s now an endorser for TinierMe, a casual browser-based virtual world and social network from Japan featuring cute anime-style avatars.

Part of the reason Alodia’s so popular as a game endorser is the fact that she’s actually a gamer -– and not of the FarmVille or Bejeweled dabbler variety, mind you. She’s played everything from fantasy titles like World of Warcraft and the Final Fantasy series, to shooters like Counter-Strike and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Heck, Alodia’s mom was playing Super Mario Bros. when she went into labor. Click here to continue reading “Alodia Endorses TinierMe”…