By ALMA J. BUELVA
THREE cats emerge as winners of the “catcon” event dubbed Kawaii Kats at the Skygarden in SM North EDSA last July 25.
Cats Loki, Pepper and Miu rocked their outfits to win prizes from sponsors Meow Mix, Cat Care, Our Cat, Royal Canin, and Pet Express which was the main organizer of the show.
The cosplay event was attended by cat lovers, members of cat clubs and animal welfare groups like CARA (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals) and PART (Philippine Animal Rescue Team).
The outdoor event was quite hot for the cat participants like Loki, the Persian cat (pictured above) who wowed everyone with his Japanese kimono costume. Loki came early at the event and panted a lot but still managed to put his best paws forward on stage.
A crowd pleaser, this little girl didn't think twice when asked to sing the theme song of the movie "Frozen". Always with a ready smile, she sweetly sang to her cat, leaving the audience in an awww-filled moment. They deserve to win the "cosplay couple award".
Miu was dressed in a Victorian outfit which was supposedly inspired by a wardrobe worn by Queen Elizabeth. The gentle cat cooperated with her owner and didn't seem to mind the ornate flower hat and black veil she had to wear.
A group of ladies wearing black T-Shirts dominated the games and the cosplay contest. They are administrators and members of the new Facebook group "Cats in the Philippines".