Cosfest X.1 happened at Downtown East over the weekend, and it was all sorts of awesome.
This years incarnation of the annual cosplay event marks the tenth anniversary of Cosfest, and it was evident the organizers – Singapore Cosplay Club – pulled out all the stops this time, and that definitely contributed to making the con a rousing success.
With two venues this year – D’Marquee for the cosplay competitions and sponsor booths, as well as ComicsWorld Asia, featuring artist and merchandise booths in the adjacent D’Tent, Cosfest promised plenty for everyone – cosplayers and Japanese pop culture addicts alike.
When I checked in on Saturday afternoon, the event was already in full swing. Cosplayers were milling about outside D’Marquee, with photographers, videographers and curious members of the public itching to get in on the action.
The highlights of the con were definitely the cosplay competitions. The Asia Cosplay Meet (ACM), which featured participants from 5 countries – Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – as well as the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) finals for Malaysia and Singapore proved to be a visual treat.
Visitors were regaled with performances that included re-enactments from Final Fantasy VII: AC, Star Driver, and BlazBlue for ACM, while WCS contestants wowed the crowd with the likes of Evangelion, Super Robot Wars and .hack.
Cosfest was definitely a great time to be a cosplayer. It provided ample opportunities for hobbyists to make new friends, exchange contacts, and to create fun memories together. So thank you, organizers, for doing such an awesome job.
If you missed Cosfest X.1, worry not. There’s gonna be a part 2 later in the year. Also, keep the 7th and 8th of July next year free, because that’s when Cosfest XI happens! XD
Here are some pictures from the event. XD See if you can spot the two rogues too. XD
Photos from the stage competitions are courtesy of Knife and used with permission. Don’t forget to check out his blog for a more in-depth write-up about the stage events. XD