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Cosplay Stars Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao at Toy Con 2010 + Q&A
The toy collector, gamer and anime fan geekfest was packed with cosplayers, contests, and comic books. Plus chats with the Cosplay star sisters.
Published on: Jun 25, 2010 - 8:34am

Toy Con 2010 Gallery: Ashley and Alodia Gosiengfiao and Monique Dimanlig. Click for more photos. Photos by Raymond Sison.

Toy collectors, gamers, cosplayers and anime fans geeked out at the Toy Con 2010 on June 19 and 20 at the SM Megatrade Hall. The weekend event was packed with contests (toy photography, fan art, toy design and cosplay), live performances (Paramita and Rockwell Science), games, fan film screenings, raffles and more. Among the many items on display and sold were action figures, discounted comics, and clothes.

Sister cosplayers Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao came as Kagome and Sango of Inuyasha, respectively. Also spotted were cosplayers Jan Pesino Illenberger, Alexandra Keuls, Monique Dimanlig, Nikki Gevana, Jen Ching and Captain Hank Sparrow. Actors Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal graced the event—“not in costumes but they did pose for photos with cosplayers dressed as Batman and Joker. Q&A With Alodia & Ashley Gosiengiao

By Jansen Musico

  1. Ashley (left) and Alodia (right) Gosiengfiao ham it up for the camera.
    Ashley (left) and Alodia (right) Gosiengfiao ham it up for the camera.

Animé fanboys break into deafening cheers whenever the Gosiengfiao sisters arrive at any geekfest. Alodia, 22, is no stranger to the adoration. She's won numerous titles in the cosplay circuit and was even named one of the 100 Sexiest Women in 2009 by FHM. She was also hailed one of the Most Influential Women by Uno in the same year. Ashley, 20, is another familiar face in the long roster of cosplay elite. In a matter of seven years, she and her older sister perfected the art of disguise, elevating themselves to levels that amateur cosplayers can only dream of.

As two of the new faces on the international animé channel Animax, the Gosiengfiao sisters can only express their anticipation. "We're nervous," said Alodia. "We're pressured because we were never really good in public speaking." "We're actually shy girls," laughed Ashley, "But it feels really good to be able to do what we want and spread the love of cosplay." Alodia and Ashley go beyond cosplay as they spill the beans on each other, and talk about their passions, obsessions, and their ideal men.

Let's start with your name, Alodia. How did your parents come up with it?
Alodia: My full name is actually Alodia Almira. My mom found it in a name book and thought it was unique. Alodia means love and Almira means princess. So I'm the princess of love. It's so cheesy. [Laughs]

You were a fresh graduate when we last spoke to you almost a year ago, what have you been up to lately? Do you have a day job?

Alodia: Cosplaying has become my full-time job already. I blog for Animax. I do a lot of cosplay stuff out of Animax. I also do several photo shoots.

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  • suiyen jane balneg
    Jul 25 2012 @ 01:54pm     Reply  
  • hannah Akushimaro
    wew........ cute nyo...super duper..... cosplayer din ako.......
    Jul 25 2012 @ 01:52pm     Reply  
  • collin tolentino
    ahmmrnangcute grabe!
    Dec 13 2010 @ 02:43pm     Reply  
  • Reyland De Leon
    woah.. i love this interview.. one of the most detailed interview i ever read..
    i dont like reading so much, but i wanna read this again and again.. i dunno why xD
    Jun 26 2010 @ 09:37pm     Reply  
  • Alodia Gosiengfiao
    Thank you very much to Spot.PH for the feature!!! :D Like what Ashley said, this has got to be one of our favorite interviews! :D
    Jun 26 2010 @ 01:53pm     Reply  
  • Raymond Sison
    Wow! This article blows my mind away! Alodia & Ashley gave a really entertaining interview. These sisters are so dynamic together. :)

    Thanks to for this. I'm glad Alodia, Ashley, Alex-chan, Nikki, Jen, Midori-chan, Czarina, Captain Jack, Z3LL, Zhel, Kia, Jia Gold, Mike, Jan, Richie, Kira, Jionor, Nelizah, Izabel & the rest of the otaku community of the country are all featured here. OTAKUS UNITE!!!

    But credit goes to Vic & his wonderful team (Collectibles Unlimited) for pulling off another successful year in Toycon. Wait till next year comes when the 10th Anniversary of Toycon hits Megamall in 2011! :)

    Again, thanks to, Myrza & Jansen!! You guys rock! XD
    Jun 25 2010 @ 10:28pm     Reply  
  • Patrick Samia
    @ gr33ne2 = on the contrary, there were. there were the stormballs & gundam girl so cosplaying was around then. besides, without cosplaying, a convention is no fun.
    Jun 25 2010 @ 09:32pm     Reply  
  • Shaolin Siomai
    alodia is so cute,,,^^ its a dream to be your friend
    Jun 25 2010 @ 07:39pm     Reply  
  • gr33ne2
    gamers, cosplayers, and anime fans. you forgot to say toy collectors. toycon was basically a gathering for toy collectors during its early years. there were no cosplayers then.
    Jun 25 2010 @ 05:33pm     Reply  
  • Mimay
    Good for her doing her passion as work.
    Jun 25 2010 @ 04:41pm     Reply  
  • Mike Abundo
    "Cosplaying has become my full-time job already." Few people have the courage and willpower to turn their niche passions into successful careers. Alodia is one of them. :)
    Jun 25 2010 @ 03:28pm     Reply  
  • sadaharu!
    hahaha!..that is so funny!..bully ashley..hahaha..she's so funny!..astigin!..ahahaha!..and the angelic one..hahahaha!'s more likely tom and jerry..hahahaha!..tom(ashley) jerry(alodia)..hahahaha!..nice one idols!.. :D
    Jun 25 2010 @ 03:20pm     Reply  
  • badong bagoong
    Yay! Ashley & Alodia! LUV U GIRLS! Luv ko rin sina Nikki, Monique, Jia, Czarina, Alexandra, Jenna, Izabel at lahat ng magagandang cosplayers last Toycon! Aprub! XXXDDDDD
    Jun 25 2010 @ 12:35pm     Reply  
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