What to expect at Cosplay Mania 2022

cosplay mania (Cosmania) 2022, the country’s largest and most anticipated J-pop cosplay and culture event, will take place next weekend from October 1-2, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines. This will be another cosplay-centric convention like the recent one. carnival cosplay, Anime & Cosplay Fair and FanFesbut this time it’s hype to “Reignite your passion” as he makes his epic comeback.

What makes Cosplay Mania special?

Cosplay Mania (Cosmania) is one of four annual events organized by Cosplay.ph. According to their website, they aim “to catch the best of everything anime, cosplay, gaming, collectibles, virtual idols and J-Music at a convention like no other.“The event first took place in 2008 and continued until the COVID-19 pandemic. So, this will be the first Cosplay Mania in two years.

Cosplay Mania 2019

Basically, the convention offers various events and experiences for its attendees, especially new and veteran cosplayers. This year, the Main Exhibit Hall will host fan fairs and stage programs where iconic CosMania talent contests and guest appearances will take place. Meanwhile, the Special Performance Hall (Hall SP), will host the Cosplay Mania CupFan Meet-and-Greets, and finally, the long-awaited event called the JAM concert (Japanese animation music) where guest artists perform anisongs. To thrill everyone this year, they released a Highlight Reel Cosplay Mania 2019.

Special guests to watch out for in CosMania 2022

In addition to participating in the convention experience and meeting other attendees, another thing to expect from Cosplay Mania 2022 is the unique lineup of honored guests.

The first three cosplayer guests have already been revealed during the last ACX 2022. The guest cosplayers are Yosuke Soraa renowned cosplay personality and streamer in Singapore; Thames Malrose, who also attended ACX 2019 and recently won the World Cosplay Summit Thailand; and finally, Onniesa passionate cosplayer and costume designer from Thailand who won first place in the AFA Regional Cosplay Championship.

Guests Cosplay Mania
Guests of Honor at Cosplay Mania 2022

Also, cosplayer Hiroto Kuramasu, the resident cosplayer of the popular Ikémen series in Japan, will also make a special appearance. He is famous for “delivering thrilling memories to over a thousand fans across kabedon events around the world. Another highlight of Cosplay Mania 2022 will be the appearance of the esteemed Nozomu Sasakithe distinct voice of Yusuke Urameshi of Yu Yu Hakusho (Ghost Fighter), better known as “Eugene” in the localized Tagalog dubbed version.

Like the last Cosplay Mania in 2019 (and the recent Conquest Festival last July), virtual special guests will also be in attendance. Vtubers Ayunda Risu and Kureiji Ollie from Hololive Indonesia, as well as the girl Cosmic Fox Kiichanwill make a special appearance. Yashin live will also be at Cosplay Mania 2022. Finally, the anticipated JAM concert will feature three performers; Vtubers Pavolia Queen, Moona Hoshinovaand Thai anisong singer, MindaRyn (Tensura, Arifureta and Sakugan theme singer).

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Special guests will also be hosting their respective Meet-and-Greets at Cosplay Mania 2022. Merchandise pre-orders, stage event schedules, meet-and-greet rules, and concert details are available to read on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) made by the organizers of Cosplay Mania. Yashin Live’s event details are also displayed on their website. They also remind fans that while photos are allowed, they ask that talent faces be covered when uploaded.

September 22 update: According to a Publish by Manga PlanetNozomu Sasaki will no longer be able to come to the Philippines, but he will still join Day 2 of Cosplay Mania Online. Airplane MangaHe also organizes a Twitter campaign for free tickets and meetings with the voice actor.

Local guests also include the J-pop song and dance performance group Seishun Kakumeiand the Filipino independent idol group Love So. girl groups Party and DNEas good as MJU:Z Kiss, will also have a special stage performance. Fans can find cosplayers Lilith, Chichi, Mika Daime and Asahina at the Codashop stand.

Exciting Activities at CosMania 2022

Like all other conventions hosted by Cosplay.ph, Cosplay Mania will again host many cosplay-themed programs. The official program schedule has already been published.

These include Anisong-It Cosplay Challenge, Facepalm Music, and costumes Conquest. The winners of the previous conventions will compete in the cosplay contest, Cosplay Mania Cupand the singing competition, Cosplay Karaoke Cup. Another costume contest called the Lobby Cosplay Masquerade will take place on day 2 of Cosplay Mania 2022. The registration process will be done on site only. Cash and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

CosMania 2022 Contest
CosMania 2022 Contest

Neighborhood Cosplay Studio will also be back with his pop-up studio for cosplay fans to use for their photo shoot needs. Additionally, the event sponsors Manga Planet, The Japan Foundation Manila, futekiya, Rotobox, Tamashii Nations, Codashop, Tower of Fantasy, Globe, Brother, and Aniporium (which we presented during ACX 2022) will also have their respective exhibitions.

Hotel101 Manila offer discounts for participants of Cosplay Mania 2022. Philippines, the official anime and game streaming partner, will be streaming live from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both days of the event. Watch their Cosplay Mania 2022 teaser video with clips from previous events:

Of course BILIBILI PHILIPPINES will be supported COSPLAY MANIA event in full game!!! 🥰🥰 Gaganapin from October 1 to 2, 2022 at the SMX Convention Pasay City! Video Producer:BlazerFang Official https://t.co/3wrfFEijRG

Ticket Tiers

Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, all tickets for Cosplay Mania 2022 are officially sold out. The event organizers have prepared a ticketing system that varies according to price and access. To simplify, VIP ticket holders (PHP 1999.00 per day) will have full access to the Exhibit Hall and Special Program Hall (including reserved seats at the JAM concert) and lounge access. Meanwhile, Gold Ticket holders (PHP 899.00 per day) will also have access to EX Hall and SP Hall (free seats only at JAM concert). Lately, Silver ticket holders (PHP 499.00 per day) will only have access to the EX hall and daytime programs in the SP hall.

There were also options for Silver and Gold ticket holders to upgrade to VIP. The previous discounted Ultra ticket (PHP399.00 per day) and Plus ticket (PHP 449.00) sold out quickly on July 17 and 22. There will be no box office on site.

Ready to rekindle your passion?

Cosplay Mania (CosMania) 2022 is now a week away! Entrance to the SMX Convention Center will open at 9:00 a.m., while doors will officially open at 10:00 a.m. Entrance for Silver tickets and Tyvek holders will be at the SMX main entrance, while entrance for Gold, VIP, Titanium and Priority Lane ticket holders will be at the SMX MOA side entrance.

Here comes the 🗺𝙊𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙈𝙖𝙥🗺 of 🎆Cosplay Mania 2022🎆 with over 180 booths, 2 amazing stages and unbridled excitement! For a high resolution image, click here: https://t.co/2LVEtfEKC4
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The convention will use the spaces in function rooms 1-5 on the second floor. Information such as the event map and exhibitor list, as well as the schedule of programs are available for viewing and downloading on their website. We’ll see each other there!

Source: Cosplay.ph official website, Mania Cosplay Official Facebook, Twitter

Disclaimer: Anime Corner is a media partner of Cosplay Mania 2022.

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