Philippine Cosplay Queen – Alodia Gosengfiao

I can’t really remember when I first heard the name Alodia, but I know that at the time she was already an icon among cosplayers and avid anime enthusiasts. I do remember the situation to which I found out about her though, it was in one of the anime conventions hubby and I attended at the Mega Trade Hall; we were at the time with the boys and were buying some collectible stuffs when all of a sudden the crowd went wild for some reason then I heard a few them saying that Alodia had arrived. At the time I didn’t know who Alodia was and what the big deal was about. Then, Alodia and her sister walked into the hall and people were pushing against each other to take her picture and have their picture taken with her. I smiled at the obvious adoration of the crowd for these two young ladies.

Then that was it, I brushed it off as just something unusual. A few months later I saw their picture on a Cosplay (costume play) magazine, a few weeks later I saw her picture on the internet and at crunchyroll none at the less. Now, that made me raise an eyebrow —- exactly who was this girl and what has she done to make her an instant celebrity (of some sort).  So, obviously I did the most logical thing…I googled her name…  :)

She was born Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao, on March 9, 1988 in Quezon City, Philippines. She is of Filipino-Chinese-Spanish descent which may be responsible for gorgeous looks.  She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University, one of the premiere univesities in the country, with a  BFA Information Design degree. Some of her achievements include:

- won the grand prize at the C3 Convention in 2003 as Gun Mage Rikku of FFX-2; this event started it all for Alodia.

- featured on the cover of Issue 14 of Culture Crash Magazine, a Manga Magazine in the Philippine.

- in the 2009 issue of FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World, she was ranked 87.

- she was also named by UNO Magazine as one of the most influential women in the Philippines.

- she is currently Animax Asia’s newest VJ

- and the reigning Philippine Cosplay Queen for which she was usually called Queen Alodia both by anime, game and cosplay enthusiasts and also the media.

…..now why what prompted this blog?

Well, seeing Alodia today on TV just got me thinking that Alodia probably never expected to gain so much fame when she entered that C3 Cosplay event 7 years ago; she probably even doubted she would win grand prize! But here she was now…getting invited anywhere and everywhere and gaining fans among gamers, cosplayers and anime enthusiasts all over Asia..and what’s to say that she would not be recognized in other parts of the globe too???!!!

True that one of these days, hopefully very long into the future, Alodia’s flame will dim and she will be replaced by someone younger, taking her throne as Cosplay Queen but I am sure Alodia will always be remembered as the first, the one who started it all. And that was all due to the favored hand of fate that touched her and she in her turn accepted the blessing and bathe in its glory. It’s also important to mention that this girl is very accomodating and sweet, she enjoys the attention of her fans and in turn she gives them her attention and time whenever she appears in public. In the many conventions I have been and where she was too, I have never seen her tire or even complain; she was always smiling and ready to have her pictures taken with this or that fan…of their little boy or girl…hehehe!

Note: Alodia is now joined by her sister Ashley in cosplaying and they are now commonly called the Gosengfiao sisters.

Some pictures of Alodia on cosplay:

Alodia as Misa Amane from the anime Death Note

as Alexiel from Angel Sanctuary

as Lili Rochefort from the video game Tekken

Alodia as the Baroness from GI Joe

as Amaha from Witchblade…this photo was also Alodia’s entry to the upcoming Otacool 2

Don’t know what anime/game it was from but she looks so good on this one!!!!!

Alodia endorsing a popular Japanese skin care product

Enough said…hehehe!

The Gosengfiao Sisters:

Alodia and Ashley Gosengfiao

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49 Responses to “Philippine Cosplay Queen – Alodia Gosengfiao”

  1. Bonnie Mutchler Says:

    they are both very beautiful girls.

  2. Wow, those gals are sexy! Extremely!

    • otakujade Says:

      They are and it’s also heart-warming to know that their parents fully support that cosplay activities. I am also very, very amaze at the unexpected fame cosplaying had given to them.

  3. catchan1980 Says:

    i didn’t know she endorses kojiesan, haha.

    • otakujade Says:

      I didn’t know either until I searched her profile and pictures on the web…akalain mo. Saka na-aliw ako sa very unexpected fame na nag-landing sa life nya. :)

  4. wow… she’s gorgeous… wish I looked like that!! LOL!

  5. Amazing… is it sometimes absurd escapism or pure creativity?

    http://yodi967.blogspot.com/2010/07/cosplay-mania-absurd-escapism-or.html

    • otakujade Says:

      It’s actually a very wonderful hobby…all part of the otaku culture! Most anime enthusiast cosplay at one point or another….it’s actually enjoyable. Its not really escapism…and as for Alodia it’s a way career since her first win as grand champion at a major cosplay competition she’s become a big celebrity among anime enthusiasts.

    • otakujade Says:

      It’s not escapism at all just an expression of individualism and love for anime…..may be it is pure creativity.

  6. king ashley Says:

    your so biutifull

  7. u are the queen of all

  8. aggrrr….
    she is sooo…..
    cute
    +
    sexy!!
    hahaha…

    ^_^

  9. i like her sooo.. much.. very beautiful. amazing..superb!!! huh!

  10. idol………………ang ganda niya….wow amzing ..cia talaga idol namin..gusto ko ciang makita.dahil gusto ko ang anime pero kumukuhu ako sa mga computers…adol ko po talaga kayo….

  11. ang ganda mo……..fan mo ko…………….

  12. i love cosplaying too but now i donot do it because i am busy but i love it and i idolized you ms. ALODIA =DD

  13. Emmanuel D. Tanjutco Says:

    wow…….she is a gorgeous woman i’ve ever seen..she’s so beautiful!……

  14. your so gorgeous … i like you so much :) keep it up :)

  15. yap..she’s my idol in cosplaying….hahay….i wish i am like her…but well, it’s impossible..hehehehe….she’s so beautiful and sexy….i like her because its my dream to portray the character of my anime favorites and she did it…hehehhe….bagay sa kanya magcosplay kasi para siyang anime…..

    • otakujade Says:

      Exactly!!! She’s got amazing features that really adapt well to the characters she cosplays, and she’s made a great choice of the character she decides to cosplay because they fit her so well.

  16. …!!!!!!!!!…
    (@_@)you’re really cute…!!
    it’s so nice 2 have a filipin0 cosplayer famed 4 8…I have nothing 2 say,your such a great character…Your soooo beautiful…

  17. ang ganda talaga nya shes the queen

  18. Hyacinth Says:

    Nice 0ne ALODIA. Do you kn0w why ii LIKE AND LOVE y0u !! well , eversince i was 7 i already kn0w you !! (actually im onLy 10 years old.HEHEH) Ever since , i 1st laid my eye on y0u i was always dreaming on when will meet !

    • otakujade Says:

      Since you said you’ve been following her for the last 3 years, you should try going to anime conventions and cosplay competitions. She’s usually present in one of those. There’s an Ozinefest scheduled on April 9-10, 2011 at SM Mega Trade Hall. Not sure if Alodia will be there but its one of the biggest anime event of the year, its on one of these that I was able to meet her.

  19. febie ann Says:

    alodia is so cute and beautiful
    i wish someday i am also the queen of cosplay …

  20. trisha mae liezette Says:

    alodia! ! ! ! al i can say is…………………….(grrrrrrrrrrr. . . .ang ganda mo teh! ! ! !)

  21. trisha mae liezette Says:

    alodia! ! ! ! al i can say is…………………….(grrrrrrrrrrr. . . .ang ganda mo teh! ! ! !) sana you will come here in our place . .. .
    I LOVE YOU GURL ! ! ! !

  22. The Gosengfiao Sisters are great. They look awesome and very beautiful. I will treasure the time when I met them in one of there mall show here in Batangas. God Bless on your future COSPLAY events…….

  23. grav!!!!xa n ang pinakamagandang regalo n pwed ko matanggap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. she’s so cute and very beautiful… i realy realy like her!!…

  25. it is so very nice to see alodia because she is my favorate cosplayer hehe

  26. i like her………..thats all.

  27. how comes? bat ka ganyan ka ganda………..

  28. hi im your idol kasi super i love cosplay

  29. you are so drop dead gawwwjuzzz lovetttt “D hope to see you in person ..you rock my world lmao

  30. super cute mo tlga actually aq sa mga fan mo <3

  31. IdoLL :))

  32. bagay talaga sayo maging queen of cosplay kase ang cute mo.

  33. BEAUTIFUL!!! Alodia, you’re the best!!!

  34. you inspired me a lot thanks to you my idol!! your the best

  35. mercy yujoco Says:

    ang ganda mo naman alodia idol tlaga kita!!!!!!!!!

  36. mercy yujoco Says:

    i love anime ,,,, l’am hero ilove cosplay

  37. know asking that,because a nice cutiome and so verry cool and crazy

  38. yurishiko rivera tiangcp Says:

    i love you alodia can o us you favor how much did you buy a custume

  39. Donna lyra marimon Says:

    like it super

  40. alodia so pretty

  41. aloida fever Says:

    alodia gosiengfiao is sooooooo damnnnnn hot!

    http://jigsoon.com/c/u.php?qmmyr

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