The Pinoy Big Brother Teen house mates enjoyed the cosplay task given to them by Big Brother as they were able to display their creativity. They were challenged to create costumes inspired by “Super Inggo and Super Tropa”. This task was handled easily by house mate Myrtle Sarrosa, coined as the “Cosplay Cutie of Iloilo”.
An accounting student from the University of the Philippines Diliman, she drew so much public attention because of her weird but cool anime-inspired costumes. This creativity earned the respect of fans who supported her by parading in front of the Big Brother house clad in anime costumes when she was nominated alongside fellow housemates Karen and Nikka last May 1.
Cosplay, short for costume play, is the newest and biggest teen (and teen-at-heart) craze today. It is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. It has become an outlet of art and expression of the youth and became viral among Filipino teens as influenced by different Japanese animes and famous western superheroes such as Spiderman, Batman, The Avengers and many more.
Fans of animes and cosplays will be excited to hear the return of the hottest, biggest and boldest cosplay event in the Philippines – Hero Face Off. With the third installment of this only televised ultimate cosplay battle, dubbed as the Hero Face Off 2012, the event will gather thousands of cosplayers from all over the country.
Different categories are open to all aspiring ultimate cosplayers. The “Kids Squad” category is for those little kids, ages 12 y/o and below, and possesses an unbelievable anime look. The “League of Heroes” on the other hand, is for the group cosplayers, with an age range of 13 to 30 y/o. And the “Face Off” category, the ultimate category of the event, is for those individual cosplayers ages 13 to 30 y/o that has this ultimate anime over-all impact.
The winner of the Hero Face Off 3 will take home P30,000.00 and will have a chance to attend and experience the fun and thrill of the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention in September with Hero Face Off 2 winner Jan Erick Torres.
Hero Face Off Theatrical Screening will also highlight beloved anime movies such as Gin Tama and Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time that will surely be a hit for the cosplayers and guests. Moreover, a special surprise band will also perform.
Catch this on July 7, 2012 (Saturday) at SM Megatrade Hall 1. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. and the program starts at 2:00 p.m.
HERO TV, the No. 1 anime cable channel in the country, is seen on Sky Cable Channel 44 and is available in over 200 cable operators nationwide. For more event details/channel updates, log on to www.myheronation.com and check out HERO TV on Facebook and Twitter. HERO TV — Bida Ka. Dito!