A little update: My friend Yuki-chan (maid cosplayer) is asking if I would go to Nihongo Fiesta, will be held at Skydome. Unfortunately, it's the same day as UP AME. This clearly shows something I haven't mentioned before about Philippine anime cons - there appears to be an unspoken rivalry between large sponsors. They sometimes schedule their event on the same day as another group.
Hmm. Not really need to go around the country. The list is made for people living inside or near the capital. Most of them would require only a 30-40 minute bus ride, even faster if we go by car. And the farther ones take a max of 2 or 3 hr bus ride.
Ok, got it. I'll be as alert as a Mobile Suit Taurus (you know what it is since you watched Gundam Wing ) in keeping an eye on mecha cosplayers. ",)
Something completely unexpected today. There's no anime convention. I was just casually going home from a mall today on a public jeep (we have those long jeeps here that are used as public transport vehicles). Halfway through the trip. A Kagome cosplayer flagged the jeep and she went aboard. I'm sure she's a cosplayer because the bow is in her bag.
After consulting with my cosplayer friends. It's decided that the cosplayer I encountered is probably just going home from a photoshoot. Since there's no known convention today. I guess cosplaying is becoming a little more popular here.