Costume playing star Alodia Gosiengfiao is Canon’s newest brand ambassador for the Image Communications Products (ICP) division.
Most renowned for her cosplaying (costume playing) success, Alodia owns up as well to a multitude of talents, hobbies, and activities. Aside from the extreme dress up and makeup called for by cosplay, she expresses keen interests in gadgets, art, photography, music, and acting.
Nonetheless, her number one passion lies in cosplay. “I’ve been doing this for almost nine years, since 2003,” she reflects. “Cosplay is a mixture of all my other passions—art, video games, music, techie stuff.” Another reason for her love for cosplay is that she gets the privilege of attending conventions in different countries, where she meets different people with the same interests.
A unique talent of hers is the ability to change appearance completely every time she makes a public cosplaying appearance. “Just like Mystique from X-Men,” she laughs.
Similar to Alodia’s disposition, Canon is a multifaceted brand with an extensive array of products that can fit the needs of any photographer, whether beginning, aspiring, or professional. That is why she makes the ideal ambassador for Canon’s cameras and camcorders.
“I’m still in a state of shock,” she shares. “I never really imagined being together with Canon because I was such a huge fan before, and I was happy to be using their cameras. And now, to be part of their family—it’s so overwhelming.” Alodia currently has a collection of at least 15 Canon products, which are naturally incorporated to her active lifestyle.
She considers Canon to be her number one brand of choice for gadgets because of its highly advanced features, superior quality, and numerous offerings, which are not limited to only professional photographers. “It really targets the community, what they want and need,” she declares. “The service is great; anything is accessible with Canon.”
Her plans with Canon include participating in conventions, encouraging people to join the photography community, modelling in monthly photo shoots, and meeting and working with people with the same interests—not too far from what she would do in the cosplaying industry.
Through this partnership, she expects to create innovative and exciting projects for the Canon community as well.