Cosfest 2008

More cosplay pictures! This time it’s from the annual Cosplay Festival which currently in its 7th year. Held at Downtown East’s D`Marquee, this year’s event attracted over 9000 visitors over 2 days! Ok, I just made that up. I don’t really know how many people attended or how to find out such information. So for consistency, I’m using that number until somebody informs me otherwise.

Now Cosfest was held over 2 days but I couldn’t make it for the one on Saturday so I told the team blue guys that I’ll meet them on Sunday. As luck would have it, I woke up late on Sunday morning and I also had to fix a problem with my network drive that my brother keeps complaining about. So what do I do when I’m late for one of the biggest cosplay events in Singapore? Why, I get there in Full Warp of course!

With my trustee Nikon D80 in hand, I quickly called the guys to meet up with them but this was again delayed due to extreme distractions of the photogenic kind.

Oh it appears that I have failed to inform you guys earlier that this is going to be a very picture intensive post. I would also like to say that due to the number of photos I have, I honestly can’t be arsed about identifying who’s who and what’s what. Unless they are worth the special mention, like Optimus Prime and Anakim from Lineage 2 above. Incredibly well done but unfortunately for Anakim, parts of her costume were falling off and somebody had to hold it up for her as she posed.

Inside, it was bloody crowded. I barely had space to maneuver my camera around and the lighting was really bad so I had a lot of underexposed shots. Looks like I need to level up my photography skills. I also need a decent hot-shoe flash. Anyway here are the few decent ones I managed to accidentally take.

Maka from Soul Eater

HOLYSHI-

This Gundam Exia cosplay is the most awesome thing I’ve ever seen in the local scene. HIS EYES FUCKIN GLOWS DAMNIT! LOOK AT IT!. Here are moar pics…

Also met up with Akabane who was cosplaying as one of the members of Organization XIII from Kingdom Hearts.

IAHGames also had a pair models cosplaying as the female Scouts from Granado Espada at their booth.

Before I go on I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the cosplayers for the quality of the photographs. I iz t3h SUXX0rz.

Time to move outdoors for some sunlight and breathable air. First up is…..I don’t know? I think she’s suppose to be a character from Ikkitousen.

Unfortunately for her the wind wanted to give her a few Marylin Monroe moments. WHOOOPS!

Shinigami captains needs to practice their swordplay skills too.

I also found Ayu! UGUUUUUU~~~~

I also saw what could be the cutest Haruhi cosplayer in existence.

Oh yeah, Allen Walker is beside her….PFFT~!

Now Haruhi with Lena Lee…

Also, CI

I SMELLZ LOLIS

He also wanted to take a picture of my camera.

OK back to cosplay now. Not sure about this girl but she’s HAWT. I believe it’s KoF?

WAT HAPPENED TO MAH HANDZ?

Not too sure about this either…

It must be really tiring to pose around all day.

Even the photographers needed a break.

Well I’m tired too. This is probably the longest post I’ve made since this blog came online so I’ll continue with more pics in Cosfest 2008 part 2. Or if you can’t wait that long, more pics can be found here.

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Azumanga Fantasy

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Crossover time! Found these over at Konachan. It’s Azumanga Daioh meets Final Fantasy X-2! Characters from one of my favourite Anime of all time playing characters from one of my favourite games of all time. I love it. Especially with Ayumu Kasuga AKA “Osaka” as Yuna. Can you imagine the hilarity of such a situation? It would certainly make X-2 waaaay more interesting.

Another interesting one, Yukari-sensei as Leblanc. That just fits her so perfectly. I think Leblanc’s character was based of Yukari. I LOL’ed.

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If you think that was good how bout this one? Azumanga Fantasy 7! zOMGWTFBBQLOL!!!!!!!11one

Azumanga Fantasy 7

Chi’s Sweet Home

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Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! I present to you a discovery the likes of which have never been seen before by humanity. It will awe and amaze you. It will change your life and the way you view the world! It is kawaii personified, the epitome of cuteness. I give you……CHI!!! </dramatic echo>

Chi is probably the cutest thing on the planet right now. It’s so cute I’ve watched every episode available twice. It’s so cute God would rid the world of dogs to save Chi from the fear of being confronted by one, if not for the fact that even dogs cower at Chi’s cuteness and have become it’s loyal servants. If you throw Chi on the beaches of Normandy on D-day, Hitler himself would use his time warping abilities to transport himself there and become it’s shield and the Allied troops would see this and cease attacking and the Nazis would drop their weapons to aid Chi and the war would end and there’ll forever be peace of Earth! Alas, Hitler remained an evil bitch. Yes ladies and gentlemen, contrary to what i have said earlier Chi is the cutest thing on earth! Chi is the Ultimate Cuteness! (not to be confused with Azrael’s Ultimate Sweetness©)

What? Hitler doesn’t have time warping abilities? What?! You think he’s dead?! Ok man, whatever makes you happy mmkay? Here’s my favourite episode. Now if you’ll excuse me i have an altar to build.

Macross Frontier

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It’s finally here! Macross Frontier baby!! After almost a year of waiting the show has started proper. My fingers were practically twitching in excitement as I pressed the play button to watch the official first episode.

Now i say official because the studio actually released another first episode way back in December 23, 2007 and that episode was what they called the “Decultured” version. God only knows what that actually means but it was essentially a promotional tactic used to build up hype for the show. And it worked too. After watching the official episode it should be pretty obvious to most people. The Decultured version was made to showcase the beautiful CGI animation and the incredibly fast paced action.

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More pretties……

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Now besides all the pretty pictures the plot is actually off to a pretty good start. Basically it’s 2059 and humanity has started to move on from the major conflicts of the previous Macross shows. At the front line is, of course, the Macross Frontier colony ship. Things were pretty peaceful until they were suddenly attacked by unknown alien life-forms who basically kicked the asses off of the UN Spacy defenses. In comes the private paramilitary organization SMS with their advance VF-25 Valkyries to save the day. Simple yet full of potential especially since its Macross we’re talking about here. Mind you it’s only been 3 episodes in but the action so far has been blindingly fast and I do hope it would slow down a bit to let the introductory part of the story to settle down. Not too much tho.

I have always been a Macross and Mecha anime fan so I might be just a tad biased but I feel that this could be the anime to watch this season. I just hope it doesn’t get GSD’fied…

more screencaps..

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Probably the coolest exploding ship EVAR!!!!

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