Cosplay Authority Global Challenge, (The CAGE)
is a one-of-its-kind cosplay competition with the biggest cash & prizes totalling US$18,000!
Vera Chimera is a veteran Australian cosplayer, prop maker, pin-up model, actress, panellist, and live-streamer.
She caught the world's attention when she was chosen for the role of Lilith The Siren in the multi-award-winning game, Borderlands 2, and she hasn't slowed down since. She recently worked with Blizzard Entertainment for several Overwatch events and is a regular guest at domestic and international conventions, where she hosts workshops and represents her beloved community.
With her upbeat and cheeky attitude, Vera carries her passion for cosplay no matter where she goes, and is always looking for new challenges to overcome.
Leon Chiro, a professional cosplayer from Italy, currently works for Riot Games as an official Cos-Model for the champion Rakan, from League Of Legends. He is also an official cosplayer for big Videogame Companies such as Ubisoft ( Assassin's Creed / Watch Dogs ), Square Enix ( Gladiolus - Final Fantasy XV ), and Capcom ( honorary mention for his Dante), among others.
He has also worked for the 20th Century Fox, appearing on the promotional campaign, stunting, and official launch events of the last Assassin's Creed The Movie in Europe. In 2016, he has been officially recognized as the Italian face of Assassin's Creed.
Leon has also won in several national competitions. One of his career highlights is being an ECG Italian representative on the European finals in Japan Expo 2016.
He has been invited as special guest in more than 80 events, in more than 30 different countries around the world, judging cosplay competitions and hosting panels and conferences. He's also an official collaborator for the biggest videogame companies, which makes him a top cosplayer in the male cosplay community worldwide.
Philip Odango is a Filipino American theatre producer, author and costume crafter. Born in the Philippines and raised in the United States, he has spent the last decade directing and producing over two dozen theatrical productions, and is known for his award-winning costume design work as Canvas Cosplay.
His cosplay of Maui from Disney’s Moana is recognized by Disney’s head of animation as “The real Maui.” His costumes have officially been featured by Marvel, Disney, Cosplay Culture Magazine, SyFy Channel, The New York Times, Good Morning America and more.
Philip is known for his meticulous scrutiny as a masters-level costume craftsmanship judge who will inspect garments and armor outside and inside for clean execution, and he recently judged the Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago alongside colleagues Riddle, Yaya Han and Marvel Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding.
He is thrilled to be invited back to judge The CAGE and as a guest at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila with Singer® Philippines.
Yugana Senshi Uon was a Full Time In-House-Designer and Visual Merchandiser for high profile shopping malls in Malaysia before becoming a Full-Time-Stay-At-Home-Mother.
She embarked into the world of cosplay in 2013, as genderbend Joker during AFA, Singapore. An International Cosplay Judge and guest for events such as Animangaki Cosplay Invitational Preliminary 2017, AMG-Chan Clara Cow’s Malaysia Preliminary, Popcon Dubai, Pekan Kartun Malaysia, D'Pulze Cosplay Malaysia, Hobbycon and many more.
She is one of the faces for ColourVUE contact lenses, cosplay page model for Cosplay and Comics, host for Cosplay Channel, organizing committee for Spring’s Subculture event and also part of the team for Cosplay Cantina.
Yugana's work, interviews and features have captured attention the world over in International media such as Smoosh website, Cosplay Culture magazine, Cosplayzine, The Straits Time Singapore, Gulf News, The Heat Malaysia, The Art of Cosplay, 5 Cups, Maus Journal, Eleven Tsuki, ‘Borneo Post SEEDS’, ‘GeekXGirls’ and many more.
ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera is one of the most well-rounded heavyweight mixed martial artists on the planet. Raised in Norfolk, Virginia, he was a collegiate wrestler on scholarship at Old Dominion University, but he left after two years to enlist in the United States Air Force. He even joined the military’s Greco-Roman wrestling team.
In 1999, after being medically discharged due to an arm injury, Vera studied the art of submission grappling. Soon, he trained in mixed martial arts under the famed Lloyd Irvin, and made a successful debut in July 2002, winning via first-round TKO. “The Truth” then spend the next 12 years competing in North America’s most popular organizations, both in the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions.
Vera made his ONE Championship debut in December 2014 at ONE:WARRIOR’S WAY, where he stopped Igor Subora in the first round. He returned a year later, and knocked out Paul Cheng in a stunning 26 seconds to claim the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Championship. Bow settled in Manila, he plans to open and Allian MMA branch in the Philippines, and help to develop the next generation of Filipino martial artists.