If the larger-than-life exhibit booths doesn’t get you in the mood to game then the amount and quality of cosplays seen at the recently concluded ESGS 2016 would surely do that. I have to say, I’ve been seen some amazing cosplays when I had the chance to cover a couple of local and international conventions but man, what we saw during ESGS 2016 takes the cake easy!

OH! <3
OH! <3

Here are some of our favorite picks:

Beware the Panty Thief! :D
Beware the Panty Thief! 😀
Cammy and Chun-Li guarding the premises
Cammy and Chun-Li guarding the premises

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The level of detail poured into designing and fabricating the costumes were no short of amazing but what I love about what we saw this year is how each cosplayers truly tried to imbibe the spirit and character of who they’re portraying the point of ensuring their body type matches the original character they’re cosplaying.

But that Dhalsim, though!
Case in point, this Trio.
or this Mae
or this Mae
OR THIS MERCY!!!!
OR THIS MERCY!!!!

 

And while these cosplayers have INSANE level of details and workmanship the ESGS 2016 Cosplay Competition showcased HAXX level of creativity.

Cheers love, the cavalry's here!
Cheers love, the cavalry’s here!

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Top 3 Finalists takes center stage
Top 3 Finalists takes center stage

 

Timbersaw taking the championship! (Yes the hooks and blades whirl and all)
Timbersaw taking the championship! (Yes the hooks and blades whirl and all)

HAX! HAX, I SAY!!!!

Wow! ESGS 2016 has definitely brought out the best of Filipino geekery. From an amazing event production (which is totally 100% local by the way) to grand exhibitors showcasing their wares to superb hax-level cosplay creativity, we’re all excited to see how totally mind-blowing ESGS 2017 will be! What a weekend for Pinoy Gamer Geeks! Kudos! Kudos to all!