Here are the photos from the event
See you all in OtakonEK 2009
More than 300 cosplayers from around the metro flocked to Enchanted Kingdom and came in for free last September 28, 2008 for a pop culture festival of anime, toys, manga, movies and video games dubbed as “OtakonEK 2008”
“Otaku” is the Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, particularly anime and manga.It was definitely a day of fun and magic for self-confessed “otakus” and teens who are into “otaku-watching” at the country’s first and only world-class theme park as they got to enjoy live band performances, exhibits, collectible retail booths, gaming competitions, trivia and singing contests amid the Park’s thrilling rides and attractions.
Around 3PM, the parade of cosplayers commenced around the Park led by Eldar the Wizard and Princess Victoria followed by the Los Baños Drum & Lyre Band. It was a real sight watching the OtakonEK revelers marching around the Park. Guests, especially the children, were delighted to see their favorite characters in the flesh.
Right after the parade, the participants sashayed down the stage at Eldar’s Tent and showed off their costumes. The judges of the Cosplay Contest were Dr. Cynthia R. Mamon, EK’s VP for Sales & Marketing Division, Ms. Dolly Anne Carvajal of Philippine Daily Inquirer and Mr. Ronald Guanzon, Founder of WeAreAnime.
The winners of the Cosplay Contest were: Otaku King – Arjay Navarro (Hyuuga Neji of Naruto); Otaku Queens – Jorgette Aguirre (Catwoman from Batman) and Patricia Matibag (Misa Amane of Death Note); Otaku Princess – Trixie Sameguin (Chun Li of Street Fighter); and Best Craftmanship – Paulo Cordero (Star Saber of Transformers Victory).
April Khristine Lacson won first place in the Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom Drawing Contest. Alvin Balce, dressed as Kamen Rider Black, bagged the prize for the Anime Singing Contest and Jerome Lopez, who brought his Charzard Stuffed Toy (Pokemon), won first place in the Anime Collectible Contest.
The evening was capped with the skies all lit up in a spectacular display of fire and light at the Spaceport Zone with Enchanted Kingdom’s fireworks show.
Visit Enchanted Kingdom where the magic stays with you! From October to December 19, 2008, EK will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 12NN to 7PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 9PM, with fireworks display at 8PM. For more details, you may visit our website at www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph or call 830-2111 to 16 or 843-6074 to 78.