This weekend, SMX Convention Center plays host to the AsiaPOP Comic Con, which is probably the biggest geek convention this side of Southeast Asia. Having attended a number of conventions in the US, I was naturally curious about how the cosplay scene is here in the Philippines, so I decided to hop on down dressed as Honoka Kousaka from Love Live and take a look.

All set for APCC! Fight dayo!

 

Much to my pleasant surprise, there were a lot of awesome cosplays at APCC. People came out dressed in their best and paid homage to their favorite characters from various geekdoms. Here are some of my personal favorites from Day 2 of the event.

Soldier 76 from Overwatch

 

Pokemon Trainer from Pokemon

 

Junkrat and Roadhog from Overwatch

 

Assassin’s Creed Ronald McDonald

 

Filipiniana Sailor Moon Squad

 

The CAGE guests, of course, were pretty damn stellar with their outfits. Check out these awesome cosplays by Pion KimJin (BehindInfinity)Haiden Hazard, and Myrtle Sarrosa.

Pion Kim as Hanzo from Overwatch

 

Jin (BehindInfinity) as Sora from Kingdom Hearts

 

Haiden Hazard as Juri from Street Fighter

 

Myrtle as Raven from Teen Titans

 

While the ones I mentioned above were my favorites, make no mistake. There was definitely so shortage in awesomeness with the rest of the crowd cosplay scene! Check out more pics in this gallery.

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After all seeing all that, I can finally firmly give my assessment/opinion about PH Cosplay… the Philippine cosplay scene absolutely rocks! The quality of the work, the fans’ passion and dedication to the craft is truly evident as they bring color and life to the convention halls. I can definitely say that the Philippine cosplay is of world-class caliber and I can’t wait to see how much bigger and better we’ll become in the years to come!