Singapore Cosplay Club held its Asia Cosplay Meet (ACM) and World Cosplay Summit (WCS) qualifiers at Orchard Central yesterday, as a precursor to what’s arguably the defining cosplay event of the year – Cosfest X.1.
It was an event that saw the community rallying and showing up in force to lend their support to the contestants, who rocked the stage and wowed the crowd with their awesome performances, elaborate costumes, and home-made set pieces (one performance included a smoke machine, while another featured an armor suit with strobe lights).
There were plenty of crowd pleasers amongst the ACM and WCS competitors, who brought a fair share of skill and showmanship to bear. It was especially impressive to note that the cosplayers sallied forth without missing a beat, despite the poor acoustics which drowned out their pre-recorded performance tracks, a tossed wig, and collapsing “portals” on stage.
Here are some highlights from the event.
The finalists for ACM were Sengoku Basara, Soul Calibur and Saint Seiya, and they’ll be squaring off again at Cosfest X.1. The results for the WCS selection, too, will be released at Cosfest.
So if you’re keen to support your cosplay friends, and to bear witness to another chapter of cosplay history in the making, be sure to keep the 25th and 26th of June free!
So until next time, cheerio!