AFA Day 2’s always been a big day for cosplayers, and this year was no exception. When we arrived at Suntec City 9-ish, the place was already jam packed with peeps prepping their props and putting on their make-up in preparation for the con.
Of course, we suited up too – it was a great opportunity for us to show off our latest Lady Mechanika inspired Steampunk togs – and it wasn’t very long before we were scouring the venue, snapping photos on our iPhones as we went.
Our first stop was the Simply Toys booth, where our part-time warrior picked up a limited edition Kotobukiya Gambit statuette. It was a fitting acquisition, considering how Joey’s ‘Singapore’s Biggest Gambit Fangirl’. Giving this rare gem a miss simply would not do.
We dropped by the Artist Alley next, seeing as it was just around the corner, to say hi! to our friends Andy from Toysrevil and Mashi before we headed over to Atelier Royale and Moe Moe Kyun to check out what they had to offer, before starting today’s exploration proper.
Joey and I took plenty of pictures, and our convention spy Kah Wee, who was sneaking around doing his thing managed to get a whole ton more (we’ll be publishing Kah Wee’s pics in a couple days). There was loads of awesome – we saw Wild Tiger and Barnaby from Tiger & Bunny, a really epic Kiba from Garo, a pretty decent Shin Getter Robo, and a really kickass Chun Li, amongst others.
We also managed to meet celebrity cosplayers Kaname and Usagi, and to chat with Danny Choo, which was kinda awesome.
Here’s what we got from our roam-around (and it’s all shot on our steampunk iPhones. XD):
We were also pleasantly surprised to hear that we’d been picked as finalists for the Singles Cosplay Challenge, so we’ll be steampunking the con again tomorrow.
Do come introduce yourselves if you spot us!
Till tomorrow, peeps (and that’s only a couple more hours to go). Cheerio!