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AniCon ’08

With the disappointing cancellation of Comic Con on October 18-19, I guess we’ll have to make do with the other 3 events lined up.
What: AniCon ’08
When: October 5, 2008
Where: SM Megamall 5th Floor Mega Trade Hall 3

Anime, Console, & Online Gaming Event. Join the Console Tournament, play Online Games, and Treat yourself to a Japanese-like Festival in our Matsuri area! We also present to you our Maid Cafe as we serve especially-made Japanese food.

Cosplay Rules

Open Category for the Cosplay Competition. Registration starts at 10:00am until 3:00pm.

Cosplay Rules are indicated below

Ticket Updates

Ticket price is Php 100.00

Every event attendee will get the following:

  • Php 20.00 Level Up! Load
  • Php 20.00 HighStreet5 Load
  • 1 Bottle of Yakult
  • 1 Game Poster

Maid Cafe

Getting tired of eating at conventions wherein you eat while standing or sitting? This year, AniCon will have a Maid Café wherein kawaii maids in costumes will serve and entertain you.

They are sure to entertain you in different ways. So be sure to check out our Maid Cafe.

Full Listing of Cosplay Rules


  • Anyone can participate in the ANICON ‘08 cosplay and registration starts at 11AM to 3 PM.
  • Contestants/Cosplayers must be present during the registration.


  • The characters which you will be cosplaying should be from the following: Anime, Gaming, Manga, Comics, Superheroes, and Jmusic (OPEN CATEGORY).
  • There will be two (2) categories for Cosplay: SOLO and GROUP. See separate guidelines below.
  • Cosplayers can fill up the registration form even without a picture of what/who they are cosplaying.
  • The cosplayer should be on stage 30 minutes before the cat walk otherwise they won’t be able to join and they will be disqualified.
  • No dangerous or hazardous substances are allowed. This is also for the safety of other cosplayers who will go onstage.
  • Real weapons are strictly NOT allowed. If your character needs to have a weapon, you can make it out of other materials. All props should be kept/carried with the utmost caution. Organizers will bear no responsibility towards any injury as a result of a cosplayer’s carelessness.
  • Organizers will bear no responsibility towards the loss of any personal belongings.
  • The organizers reserve the right to confiscate props that may seem potentially dangerous and/or harmful.
  • No profanity or rude gestures will be tolerated onstage.
  • The organizers reserve the right to withdraw the rights of participation and/or props of any cosplayer.
  • The judges’ decision is final, no appeals will be entertained.


  • A Solo Cosplay participant cannot be allowed to join the group cosplay category.
  • The judges will decide the final winners. A solo cosplayer could win in only one of the four major categories.
  • The criteria for judging will be:
    • Accuracy – How close the cosplayer’s costume resembles those of the character he/she is cosplaying (30%)
    • Craftsmanship – The amount of creativity given by the cosplayer in the construction of their accessories or props (30%)
    • Presentation – How well the cosplayer presented his/her character to the audience on stage (30%)
    • Audience Impact (10%).


  • A group cosplay participant cannot be allowed to join another group even as a minor role actor.
  • They will also not be allowed to join the solo cosplay category.
  • A group must consist of at least 3 members and no more than 7 members.
  • All cosplay groups will be required to do a ‘skit’ on-stage. A skit must last at least 30 seconds to no more than 5 minutes in length.
  • The group can make a short play or a choreographed fight scene on stage. Limit the dancing to short steps.
  • Group Cosplayers are required to submit a script so the organizers will be well-informed on what your group will be doing on-stage.
  • Group Cosplayers can provide their own background music (In CD audio format. Other formats such as MP3 or MIDI will not be accepted).
  • Submit the audio cd to the organizers at least 3 hours before the program starts. Organizers hold no responsibility towards any inconvenience caused as a result of faulty recording or music medium.
  • The criteria for judging will be:
    • Accuracy- How close the group’s costumes resembles those of the characters they are cosplaying (25%)
    • Craftsmanship – The amount of creativity given by the group in the construction of their accessories or props (25%)
    • Presentation – How well the group presented their skit to the audience on stage (40%)
    • Audience Impact (10%).

Cosplay Award Categories:

GamEX Character Pick
Otakuzine’s Anime Pick
M4K Chibi Cosplayers
AniCon Special Award

Winning Conditions

  • The judges will determine the winner(s) for each award category based on the criteria
  • Judges’ decision is FINAL.
  • Winners will be announced on stage in the event.


1st Prize
Php 3,000 (Cash)
2nd Prize
Php 2,000 (Cash)
3rd Prize
Php 1,000 (Cash)

iGamEX Character Pick
Php 500 (Cash)
Otakuzine’s Anime Pick
Php 500 (Cash)
M4K Chibi Cosplayers
Php 500 (Cash)
AniCon Special Award
Php 1,000 (Cash)

Claiming Prizes

Winners will be notified during the event by the coordinators as to when they will get their prizes.


For any inquiries or to request for more info, you can contact us through [email protected]

*Mechanics are subject to change without prior notice.


I’ll be here for moar cosplay pictures and mascoting XD

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  1. ron.delrosario Ron October 7, 2008 Reply

    Pic or it didn’t happen. LOL 😀

  2. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 7, 2008 Reply

    lol.. actually may pix… gawa ako blog post bukas siguro

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