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Why are all the geeks hot for Cosplay Queen Alodia?
SPOT.ph chatted with cosplay celeb Alodia Gosiengfiao about dating, wearing skimpy outfits, and what you need to wear to get her attention.
By: Laurice Penamante  |   Published on: Aug 28, 2009 - 6:00pm

Self-proclaimed geek, recent college graduate and Philippine Cosplay "princess" Alodia Gosiengfiao is known for her chameleon good looks. This self-styled transformer dons boots and bazookas as readily as she does elfin ears and faerie sandals, with wigs at the ready.

"Cosplay," Gosiengfiao says, "is a combination of two words: 'Costume' and 'roleplay.'" A cosplayer assumes the role of a character from an "animť show, a video game, manga, comic series, or movies," complete with costumes, prosthetics, make-up and accessories. Cosplayers not only have to look like characters, they have to act like, sound like and essentially be the characters they portray down to the last giggle. Cosplay has been elevated into an art form and subculture in countries like Japan, the US and Europe, while in the Philippines, the popularity of cosplay has spiked in the last few years.

Like most cosplayers in the country, Gongsiengfiao got involved in cosplay out of a love for animť. Encouraged by her friends from an Internet fan forum called Animť Club, she entered her first cosplay contest in 2003 as Magic Gunner Rikku from the Final Fantasy X-2 game. She was the crowd favorite. Soon after, she and her sister Ashley appeared on the cover of Culture Crash 14 as Magic Gunner Rikku and Magic Gunner Yuna. She's since judged other cosplay contests and appeared in teen magazines, as well as being part of the Official Muse Guild for the Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), Mu Online. She was also named endorser for Sega's beat game, Love and Berry. This year, she ranked 87th on††FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World.

Gosiengfiao still stars in strikingly realistic cosplay photo shoots that become viral Internet hits, and she's acquired a devoted fanbase of anime and gaming enthusiasts. Her fans write her Wikipedia entries, put up Friendster sites, blog about her, check her website regularly for updates and flock to anime conventions and fan days hoping for that rare photo op and autograph.

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As G.I. Joe's The Baroness. Photo by Ashley Gosiengfiao.
As G.I. Joe's The Baroness. Photo by Ashley Gosiengfiao.

SPOT.ph chatted with Gosiengfiao about dating, wearing skimpy outfits, and what you need to wear to get her attention:

What keeps you busy these days?
Modeling, freelance art-related work, and cosplay events and conventions.

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40 Comments
  • gohan
    i love you alodia
    Aug 13 2010 @ 03:40pm     Reply  
  • Mr Perv
    I wonder what would happen if it was WWIII and Alodia fell in to a jail cell filled with ravenous geeks.
    Jun 25 2010 @ 09:15pm     Reply  
  • ashelyfan
    alodia's sister is way prettier than her. She looks ordinary. Ashely has pretty features
    Jun 08 2010 @ 02:50pm     Reply  
  • Bust Otoko
    She`s rich, beautiful, sexy, cute and knows how to pleasure a man`s fantasies by cosplaying (yes, its every man`s dream of having a girl henshin into an anime or movie character especially during intimate moments/$3X). She has a great future and in the philippines, its first come, first serve (i think) coz fiipinos tend to be loyal to anything first (like toothpaste is colgate, celfone is nokia or appliance is sony...) and now we have a first popular (pretty) pinay cosplayer--emphasis on pretty some are *gly IMO (sorry fuglies).
    May 19 2010 @ 02:13pm     Reply  
  • Yoshihiro watanabe
    For filipino's this girl is such a beauty, but in general this looks can be found anywhere here in japan or even in singapore.
    Feb 26 2010 @ 04:27pm     Reply  
  • Valora
    She's dating the guy who owns that toy shop. He constantly sends her gifts, but he's 15 years older than her and his sister his a senator.
    Feb 01 2010 @ 04:03pm     Reply  
  • Markus
    She's the cosplay queen because like any devoted cosplayer, she works really, REALLY hard on her costumes.

    http://i49.tinypic.com/4l6c5x.jpg

    PIC RELATED
    Dec 09 2009 @ 12:20am     Reply  
  • REDnition
    G'luck 2 Alodia! Nice pics, specially on your website. Because of what i was seeing, i'm now seriously thinking of inclining myself to photography as well! You really have a strong influence over me right now! Not only you but your sister and friends as well, like Tricia.

    More power 2 you guys! I'm also looking forward to seeing you guys sa personal specially during toycons/cosplaying events because I really haven't been to 1 at all! I instantly became a fan of yours upon chancing to glimpse just one of your pictures!

    To those other people out there, whether haters or fans alike. Just let her do as she wishes, it's what she does and she's pretty darn good at it, masaya din naman kayong nakikita siyang ganun di'ba? You say what you want, it's how you look at her, no contest about that. If she's the queen for others, then let her be the queen for them, if not...then No. Period! Don't put negative comments about it anymore, it would only cause commotion. Sasakit pa ulo nyo...P-E-A-C-E-!-!-!
    Oct 07 2009 @ 05:59am     Reply  
  • German Foreigner
    Why wouldn't geeks like her? I'm a geek and I think she's f---ing hot!!
    Sep 23 2009 @ 06:27pm     Reply  
  • anne
    Cosplay Queen Alodia you're really great!!!
    More item about her pls. Congrats to the writer!
    Sep 19 2009 @ 07:34pm     Reply  
  • orangero
    @ blue3magis - you're just another shill trying to hawk his/her racists views. why don't you just f*&# yourself up?
    Sep 07 2009 @ 11:22pm     Reply  
  • blue3magis
    stick to cute ones ok? baroness doesnt fit because sienna miller's skin is tan, yours is pinkish white,
    Sep 05 2009 @ 10:46pm     Reply  
  • blue3magis
    stick to cute ones ok? baroness doesnt fit because baroness actress sienna miller's skin is tan, yours is pinkish white,
    Sep 05 2009 @ 10:40pm     Reply  
  • √≠¬Ā¬¨√ꬶ¬Ņ√¨¬į¬¨
    Alodia is a girl with a big heart who simply does what she loves doing.

    Everything that may seem titular or uncalled for directed towards her is just the product of different people's psyche; her fans and haters alike, who are just but two sides of the same coin.
    Sep 04 2009 @ 03:25pm     Reply  
  • Earphones
    She's definitely one of the best! Well made costume + rockin' bod + nice personality!!!

    It's so funny that some members of her own fanbase don't even listen to her. She already said, "there is no queen in cosplay" yet they continue to say that she is the queen of cosplay. So ironic hehe.
    Sep 04 2009 @ 01:43am     Reply  
  • shindacanay
    She,s the best.I love her.She is defenitely the queen of cosplays.I admire her.She is my idol.Go alodia!keep it up!Keep on inspiring us!
    Sep 02 2009 @ 10:54am     Reply  
  • shin
    She's the best!i love her!she is defenitely the queen of cosplay!go alodia!youre my idol.keep it up!
    Sep 02 2009 @ 10:43am     Reply  
  • Tim
    It surprises me how some people in this thread try to sneak-in their own "crab mentality" by saying hints & innuendos like "overachiever" & hawking their comparisons. You know who you people are! Sneaky bastards!
    Sep 02 2009 @ 02:55am     Reply  
  • R. R.
    I know this is too personal but does Alodia have a boyfriend? Just asking..
    Sep 01 2009 @ 12:05pm     Reply  
  • vomit
    I think Alodia is considered as a cosplay queen because, of all the cosplayers out there, she's the most familiar. I mean, I'm not into this cosplay thing, I've never been to a cosplay event, yet I know who Alodia is.
    Sep 01 2009 @ 11:52am     Reply  
  • Marc
    Btw, i was just trying to note some amazing cosplayers, not saying they should be queen or king or whatever, its these titles that cause so much crab mentality among cosplayers and fans....i just don't get it


    To Mary Grace: Youre costumes constuction are amazing...what's lacking is a photographer for the world to see how great your craft is...

    To Alodia: Youre one of the best filipino cosplayers of our time, keep it up your such an overachiever and inspiration
    Sep 01 2009 @ 02:07am     Reply  
  • Marc
    Again, She's amazing we cant take that away from her, Im honestly a fan...but i just dont think its right to tag her in such way...I thought that it was humble of alodia to disclaim the title...and btw...check the stats of Jin, u might be surprised...not a prince or princess at all...just so you know
    Sep 01 2009 @ 01:57am     Reply  
  • Alodia Gosiengfiao
    Thank you for the feature! :) I am really honored.

    But I agree with Mary Grace, there is no queen in cosplay. :) There are a lot of talented and note-worthy cosplayers out there. Learning from each other and admiring each others' work is what most of us have been doing over the past few years. And since cosplaying not always about competition, this pretty much makes our special hobby fun to do! We get inspired by fellow cosplayers and hopefully our works inspire others as well! ^_^v
    Aug 31 2009 @ 02:49pm     Reply  
  • Mary Grace
    by the way,
    at robert c.: Jin is actually a female/princess. And she's really sweet!

    I'm nothing compared to their achievements.
    Aug 31 2009 @ 02:21pm     Reply  
  • Mary Grace
    to marc: why my name mentioned here?! I'm just a newbie.

    to all: for me, there's no such cosplay queen. If then, who will make such criteria? It's really hard to measure it.

    Actually, we are fan of each other! :)
    I can't even choose between Jin and Alodia. hehehe...

    SPREAD PEACE!
    Aug 31 2009 @ 02:11pm     Reply  
  • vomit
    These pictures are amazing!
    Aug 31 2009 @ 10:27am     Reply  
  • anonymous
    she is a "live doll" and a darling amongst us..keep up the good work..you will definitely reach the moon!!
    Aug 31 2009 @ 08:00am     Reply  
  • msison
    Laurice did it! Thanks, Laurice, Dyan and Alodia!
    Aug 31 2009 @ 12:40am     Reply  
  • Raymond Sison
    She definitely is the Queen. I've known Alodia for close to six years and I knew there was something special about her from the first time I met her. You just somehow knew it when you meet her. She has great physical beauty, an overwhelming innate charm & a true heart of a "geek". She truly deflects the traditional image of a nerd. She is "otakuness" glamorized. These have catapulted her to the unique position she now holds in the country.

    Great job on the interview, Myrza! You too, Laurice... ^__^
    Aug 31 2009 @ 12:08am     Reply  
  • Max
    hnn..I like the tuxedo team better. :) peace!
    Aug 30 2009 @ 11:10pm     Reply  
  • Jun Paredes
    I love alodia...she is every man's dream...it is only in my dreams that she reciprocates my love for her...I will just keep on dreaming the "Impossible Dream".
    Aug 30 2009 @ 04:43pm     Reply  
  • M. Ayala
    No doubt about it..she is the bomb and she rocks dude..
    Aug 30 2009 @ 03:55pm     Reply  
  • Jerry Francis
    Yes of course. She is indeed the queen of cosplays. I look forward to her other works ^_^
    She's an ideal girl, wouldn't you agree guys?
    Aug 30 2009 @ 11:39am     Reply  
  • Robert C.
    Marc: the cosplayers you mentioned are just"prince and princesses" hehehe..for me she still is the "Queen"
    Aug 30 2009 @ 02:08am     Reply  
  • Marc
    She's good but not definitely 'QUEEN' you have other cosplayers you overlook like jin (of team tuxedo? mary grace?
    Aug 30 2009 @ 01:33am     Reply  
  • Maxicollector
    Can't wait for the next movie CosTrip :-) Land of the Lost kaya? T-Rex anyone?
    Aug 30 2009 @ 01:27am     Reply  
  • Anonymous
    uhm... they spelled alodia's surname wrong

    "Like most cosplayers in the country, Giongsiengfiao got involved in cosplay out of a love for animé. "
    Aug 29 2009 @ 11:31pm     Reply  
  • Robert C.
    Truly the Queen of cosplay..uncontested..she has all the qualities that men go"gaga" about..nice pics
    Aug 29 2009 @ 11:29pm     Reply  
  • Mimi
    Definitely stunning and gorgeous..wala akong masabi....
    Aug 29 2009 @ 11:24pm     Reply  
  • FatBoyStudios
    She truly is the queen of Philippine cosplay. As for the Question "Why are Geeks Hot" Ummm..Just look at the pics. Why wouldnt they..=)

    Congrats Alodia. Another notch on your belt. =)
    Aug 29 2009 @ 07:19pm     Reply  
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