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PRESS RELEASE: PHLPOST TO HOLD COSPLAY COMPETITION

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) is inviting Cosplay enthusiasts to join the Cosplay Competition on November 5, 2017, at the Hall 1, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

This Cosplay Competition will be one of the highlights of the ASEAN Philatelic Exhibition (ASEANPEx) 2017 from November 4 to 6. PHLPost aims to entice Cosplayers, most of whom are millennials, to the art of philately.

There will be several categories for the cosplay, namely, Anime (characters from any Japanese animated TV series or movies), Mecha/Armor (armor/rubber material costumes), Game (characters from games like, but not limited to, computer, mobile or card games), Pinoy Hero (real-life heroes or fictional superheroes), Comics/Movies (characters that are shown in comics and movies including anime and manga live action) and Child (all cosplayers 11 years old and below).

Cosplayers with more than 60-percent armor or rubber material cannot qualify for the Anime category and cosplayers with more than 75-percent armor or rubber material cannot qualify for other categories and shall only qualify for the Armor/Mecha category. However, all cosplayers can sign up for Armor/Mecha, no matter how much armor or rubber material its costume has.

The Best Performer will take home Php4,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates; Best Anime, Php2,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates; Best Mecha/Armor, Php2,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates; Best Game, Php2,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates; Best Pinoy Hero, Php2,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates; Best Comics/Movies, Php2,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates; Best Child, Php2,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates; and the Overall Champion will bag Php10,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates.

To qualify, interested participants must purchase Php100 worth of stamps from the Philippine booth at the exhibition hall on November 4 or 5, 2017.

To register, the participant must provide a picture of their cosplay with their name and character information printed on a short bond paper, and should register on November 5, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Each participant will be given one minute and 30 seconds to perform onstage. For participants who want background music, they can submit it in mp3 format saved in a flash drive.

Fan service, lewd and revealing costumes, and dangerous stunts and props are strictly prohibited.

The program starts at 2 pm. All participants should be near the stage at 1:30 pm.

The judges will grade the cosplayers based on the following criteria: Costume Accuracy, 25 percent; Performance on Stage, 35 percent; Characterization, 30 percent; and Audience Impact, 10 percent.

The ASEANPEx 2017 is sponsored by SM Investments and Filmetrics Corporation, with media partners GMA Network, ABS-CBN, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal and People’s Tonight. ###