HERO TV held the first Hero Face Off: The Ultimate Cosplay Battle at the Skydome, SM City North Edsa on October 23. The event, presented in cooperation with Anime Alliance and Cosplay.ph, was jam-packed with anime enthusiasts or otaku who came dressed as their favorite characters.
Categories included the League of Heroes group competition where first place winner Team Suna took on various personas from the hit anime series “Naruto.” The group won P30,000 and a Samsung F44 camcorder.
In the individual category, two first place winners were chosen to take home P15,000 each and a chance to visit the birthplace of cosplay in Nagoya, Japan for the World Cosplay Summit in 2011. Student Mary Grace Roldan came dressed as the Howl’s moving castle from the Hayao Miyazaki film “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Stephanie Sumbe, a teacher, dressed up as Ratholos Female Blademaster from the video game Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.
With the success of the first Hero Face Off: The Ultimate Cosplay Battle, Hero TV is looking forward to staging the event again next year.