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Episode 21: We welcome Artist, Philip Odango! Join us as we learn and discuss Philip’s journey of creativity, inspiration and education!
ShoPowSho explores Filipino and Filipino American history and culture; along with spotlighting and featuring Filipinos throughout various fields of industry to help showcase the amazing contributions they have provided to our world. Please join me, Kuya P, and my wonderful co-hosts, or as I like to affectionately call them, “The Amazing Ates” Kataphorric and Viva Valentina!
ENJOY EPISODE #021 OF THE SHOPOWSHO!
EPISODE 021 SPECIAL GUEST: Philip Odango
BIO: Philip Odango is a professional artist. A designer, producer, teaching artist and international cosplayer from the United States, he has spent the last decade directing and producing over two dozen stage productions, and is known for his award-winning costume design work as Canvas Cosplay.
He believes that cosplay is a journey to creative self-expression: “By becoming someone else, I become more of who I am meant to be.”
He has appeared as an invited guest, costume contest judge and panelist in many conventions, including Wizard World Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, Disney’s D23 Expo, New York Comic Con, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Dragon Con, AsiaPOP Comicon, Rose City Comic Con and HawaiiCon. He judged the The Cosplay Authority Global Challenge in Manila, one of the largest cosplay cash prizes in the world with a grand prize of $10,000 USD.
His costumes have been featured in national media such as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Good Morning America, SyFy Channel, International Business Times and Forbes Magazine; and in industry media, including Cosplay Culture Magazine, Cosplay in America, Kotaku and Fashionably Geek. His award-winning Doctor Strange cosplay was featured by MARVEL, and he was commissioned to produce a replica prop for The Jimmy Kimmel Show. A seasoned competition champion, his cosplay of Maui from Disney’s Moana won at the Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago, and is recognized by Disney’s head of animation of Moana as “The REAL Maui”.
In 2017 he partnered with SINGER® Sewing Company as its official Brand Ambassador, helping introduce novice sewers and cosplayers to the features and functionality of Singer products.
As an educator with over 15 years of professional experience in advertising, marketing and communications, Philip launched his Cosplay Professional Development Series of books and workshops to empower cosplayers worldwide to strengthen their confidence and professional development, and the “Bros Who Sew” initiative to encourage visibility of male sewists.
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