Cosplayers and Japanese pop-culture fans alike were in for a treat when Cosfest X.2 hit D’Marquee at Downtown East last weekend.
Touted as a follow-up to the success that was Cosfest X, this year’s event saw special guests from Korea that included Internet cosplay celebrity Eki Holic, the Korean ACM (Asia Cosplay Meet) champions, and an exclusive CURE fashion runway that saw some 150 local animanga cosplayers take to the stage for a chance to make it to the catwalk in July’s Cosfest XI.
Day 1 also featured the Singapore Winds Symphony Youth Winds playing songs from popular titles such as Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy, but it was the World Cosplay Summit qualifiers on Day 2 that proved to be the real highlight of the convention.
The competition witnessed four of Singapore’s very best cosplay duos taking centerstage, to vy for the right to represent Singapore in the international World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya later in the year. The teams re-enacted scenes from popular series Sousei no Aquarion, D.N.Angel, Black Rock Shooter: The Game and Samurai Warriors 3, with team Sousei no Aquarion, comprising Section 8’s Raistlin and Aya winning out with an impressive display of lights and theatrics.
Check out the WCS vids, courtesy of our partners in event coverage – Operation P.Ani.C!
This year, we’ve also had the great pleasure of interviewing some of the WCS contestants, as well as Cosfest organizers Takahan and Stephanie Snowheart, so look out for the videos soon.
Also, don’t forget to check out our Cosfest X.2 Photo Album on Facebook! Our convention spies were hard at work, and while Crimson and Angelus were busy backstage, they’ve managed to get some great snaps of all and sundry!
We’ve got to say kudos to Singapore Cosplay Club for a job well done, and we’re definitely looking forward to XI this July!