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AMPLE!

29 Jul , 2013,
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So recently, we started looking for a new platform to share our cosplay photos (especially the ones from our League of Legends shoot), and Angelus kinda stumbled upon a Japanese website called AMPLE!

The site quietly made it’s appearance in late 2012, and already boasts a ton of users from 47 countries around the world.

Landing page and interface. It's pretty no-frills, which is great!

Landing page and interface. It’s pretty no-frills, which is great!

The page is pretty simple to navigate, and the minute you sign-up, you’re pretty much good to go.

Searching for cosplay pictures and uploading your own is easy and fuss-free thanks to the interface and search options, which include not just country and series, but also one where you can search for photos thematically by color (hint: photographers might find this useful if you’re looking for lighting and styling ideas).

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Country search option.

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Color search option – check out the top bar.

Personal pages also feature a handy tracker which keeps tabs and visually represents traffic on your individual cosplay pictures, and it even displays which countries the page views are from. That’s pretty handy, in our opinion.

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Page view tracker. :3 It’s super effective.

We were glad that unlike Cure or World Cosplay (which derives it’s series database from Cure), registering a new title didn’t require you to jump through hoops – all you needed to do was to click on the Contact Us tab, and fill in a simple web form.

Also, the fact that popular Western titles were already part of the database was a definite plus. There’s also a Scrapbook function, which lets you view the images you’ve Bookmarked on one page.

We’ve got a feeling that we’ll be using AMPLE! a lot from now on.

So if you’re interested in exploring this new cosplay photo-sharing platform, be sure to check out their website at http://ample-cosplay.com/ and the AMPLE! Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ample.cosplay!

(Image source: AMPLE! website)

Cosplay, gaming and more at STGCC

25 Jul , 2013,
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Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) 2013 is certainly upping it’s game this year, with not one, but two awesome cosplayers.

Just this morning, it was announced that Aza, formerly known as SPCats Miyuko, will be coming to this little red dot for the first time.

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Aza as Bilgewater Katarina. Source: Aza Official Site.

According to STGCC, she’ll be cosplaying a League character at the con as well as Kotori from Love Live!, so if you’re a fan, you know just exactly which costumes to look out for.

We’ve also got wind that our friends at Namco Bandai have a treat for all Tales fans. Tales series general producer Hideo Baba will be on stage this time round, and from what we know, there’s going to be something special for those who come in Tales cosplay.

Of course, there’s also tons in store for comic and toy collectors, and even a music segment! For a full list of guests, check out the STGCC page here!

STGCC 2013 welcomes Joe Madureira

11 Jul , 2013,
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Media Announcement - Go MAD with Joe Madureira at STGCC 2013

Uncanny X-Men art, used with permission.

Don’t know ’bout you guys, but I’ve been a big fan of Joe Madureira’s work since I first got my hands on Battle Chasers in 1998. That’s why the fact that Joe’s coming to Singapore for Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) this year’s really big.

Joe’s a renowned Marvel Comics book writer/artist who’s worked on  Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men, and was also involved in the creative team for Darksiders (yes, Darksiders).

From what we know, Joe will be here for the first time at STGCC, and will be joining the Walk of Fame to get up-close and personal with his fans. He will be bringing along some surprises as well, exclusively for fans only.

Personally, I can’t wait to meet him to get my Battle Chasers boxed set autographed. :3

The event’s less than two months away! Be sure to check out the official STGCC website and Facebook page for more information.