Singapore’s sure turning into a cosplay hot spot, considering how con-goers here have been wowed by a string of cosplay stars in the past six months.
Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) just added two more big names to that list, when they announced Touya Hibiki and Kousaka Yun as this year’s cosplay stars.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Touya Hibiki’s one of Japan’s most prolific female-to-male crossplayers, and her portrayal of bishies from anime and manga is legendary.
She’s done characters like Tokiya from Utapri, the Vocaloid Kaito, Alto from Macross Frontier, and Shiraishi from Tenipuri, and as a regular face at Mikupa, Comiket and other Japanese pop-culture events, it’s no wonder she’s so incredibly popular.
Kousaka Yun is a name synonymous with moe, with her claim to fame being her depiction of sweet, innocent characters such as Kobato (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai), Kagura (Gintama), Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier) and Madoka (Puella Magi Madoka Magica).
She’s also a pretty big Vocaloid cosplayer, and since she’s cosplayed with Touya Hibiki before, you can expect the two of them to pull off some great themed cosplays together at STGCC.
Of course, on top of cosplayers, STGCC also promises plenty for fans of Japanese music. MONOMIND, famed for it’s rendition of Touhou tunes, will be performing at the event, and what’s more, MONOMIND’s DJ haLRu will be squaring off against DJ Zanio from ZANEEDS, who will be returning this year, in a musical showdown that will determine, once and for all, which fandom rocks more!
Also, who can forget Cosplay @ STGCC? Last year, STGCC’s cosplay competition saw multiple contestants from around the region vying to be top dog on stage, but this year, they’ve decided to do away with the competitive angle, and to open the floor to 50 runway participants to showcase the very best of East and West.
Sign-ups are now live, and you can register now by downloading and filling in a simple form off the STGCC official site, so check it out!
We know for a fact that our team’s gonna be there for sure, so see you on the catwalk!
STGCC 2012 takes place 1-2 September 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
For more information, visit www.singaporetgcc.com.