"So this is Toy Con…" Glaiza tells me while having her makeup done before we do lunch. It's noon and she's been at SMX since 8 a.m. for tech rehearsals. "It's more of a fashion show actually. Rampa-rampa lang, ganun." She curls her lashes and adds, "I've only had time to visit the Walking Dead booth and the Suicide Squad one, though!"
Glaiza chilling with her new friend at Toy Con.
Glaiza is quite the anime geek. She's got a shirt with an Attack on Titan Survey Corps emblem on it and secretly wants to cosplay Mikasa Ackerman—both of us waiting patiently for AOT's second season. She actually fangirls a little about her Shingeki no Kyojin, Ruruoni Kenshin, and Sailormoon obsession in our March issue this year (which you can still download here, btw.) So for her first time at Toy Con (which is already on its 15th year) I follow her around in her Encantadia Pirena costume, see her meet television's original Superman, and lose her cool over Game of Thrones' Hodor (or Kristian Nairn IRL).