Our Ambassador from the north, Ray Lum, recently caught up with Alodia Gosienfiao at Otakuthon 2012 in Montreal, Canada. Ray’s friend, Yume, of the cosplay group Cosmeko sits down with Alodia for a quick little interview. Alodia talks about working with photographers and gives some tips for cosplayers on how to get the best photos.
And now, a cosplayer that needs no introduction, Alodia Gosienfiao:
Video courtesy or Ray Lum and Trevor Tse.
Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao (born March 9, 1988 in Quezon City, Philippines) is a Filipina cosplayer model and artist. She graduated in 2009 from Ateneo de Manila University with a BFA Information Design Degree. She has been called the “Cosplay Queen” of the Philippines and recognized for contributing toward raising the profile of cosplay.
She started cosplaying in 2003 at the age of 15 by joining various competitions in Metro Manila. Her popularity began in 2003 when she won in an event called the C3 Convention in 2003 as Gun Mage Rikku of FFX-2. Since then, she cosplayed over 40 anime, video game and movie titles, appearing in various local and international conventions as a participant,performer, judge or as a guest.
Her remarkable achievements in the cosplay community led her way to be recognized by various companies in the Philippines and hired her to endorse their products and services. She is one of the Ambassador and VJ For Animax-Asia known as the “Ani-mates”, and the co-host of ABS-CBN’s prank show called Laugh Out Loud. She also has been featured in various magazines, newspaper and TV shows locally and abroad.
Gosiengfiao also appeared on the Philippine FHM 100 Sexiest Women poll, ranking #87 in 2009 and #76 in 2010. She was named by UNO Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in the Philippines.
In addition to her cosplay activities, for which she is most known, Gosiengfiao is also a blogger, performer, pianist, figure collector and BJD enthusiast.