Last week, I was invited to a uniquely themed birthday party. I was told that it would be a kiddie party generally. I know, I know– it’s a bit unlikely that I covered a seven-year-old gal’s party, but hey, not every couple organizes a cosplay-inspired birthday party! For one, it’s very timely. Otaku–a Japanese term referring to people with interests in anime, manga, and video games– are rapidly becoming prominent today, hence the frequent cosplay events we see here and there. They have also greatly influenced the present fashion; the most popular of which is the lolita fashion, albeit inspired by Victorian clothing. Secondly, I was told there will be a fashion show of the guests in costume. As soon as I heard the word ‘fashion,’ I instantly agreed. HAHAHA.
The party was held at Celebrity Sports Club in Capitol Hills. The whole party was organized (costume and set design included) by a whole team of professional theater practitioners and students from the University of the Philippines. Just look at how they transformed the place and event, and you’ll know rightaway how skillful they are.
Meet Nina, the birthday girl, in her Tinker Bell costume. Happy 7th birthday!
The doting parents in their maid and butler costumes. Cuuute!
The decorations look nice, don’t you think? Aside from the tasty food served to the guests, they also got to enjoy the following:
NAIL ART!!! I so wanted one, but I was so busy roaming around.
Face and body paint. This kid is brave!
Nina’s birthday had two fashion shows–one for the kids and another for the young-at-hearts. Check out their outfits:
Isn’t she adorable? It’s not obvious in the photo but she’s wearing violet gladiator flats.
If I remember it right, this girl won the best in poses award.
The kid from The Incredibles, which I haven’t watched yet. Haha
Ninjas from the Akatsuki group in the anime series Naruto They won the best in costume award for the boys category.
The new dynamic duo–Batman and Harry. LOL. Batman won the best in poses (boys category) by the way.
And of course, the birthday girl closes the first show.
The most interesting thing about this birthday party is that the parents actively participated in the fashion show:
The sister as Eucliwood Hellscythe.
Nina as Zelda
The host of the night and the head of the events organizing team
Thank you, guys, especially to Nina and her cool family, for inviting me!
If you want to have a party as fun as this, you can contact these guys via Carlo Pagunaling at firstname.lastname@example.org or at these numbers:
09055142244 or 09215723503
All photos were taken by Mayee Baquiran, also part of the events organizing team. Thanks, Mayee!