03 September 2012

International Cosplay Day Singapore 2012

International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) is a proprietary fan-driven cosplay and pop-culture convention that aims to bring a slice of American-style convention culture to Singapore. Organized by the team behind The Neo Tokyo Project and volunteers from the community, ICDS is an all-inclusive convention that transcends barriers by immersing convention goers in an eclectic fusion of Eastern and Western pop-culture elements.

Taking place at Ngee Ann Polytechnic Convention Centre on 26th August 2012, the event coincides with International Cosplay Day celebrations around the globe, marking it as truly a day like no other.

An overview of the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Convention Centre where the ICDS 2012 is being held.
This building is humongous and its architecture is simply amazing!

A look inside the holding area / foyer of the convention centre. The tables with dark red skirting are the ticketing booths where visitors purchase their entry tickets. While writing this sentence, I just realized that I totally forgotten to capture photos of the entrances as well as the entry ticket. How silly and forgetful of me! D=

An alternate angle and perspective of the holding area / foyer of the convention centre.
The entrance to the concert hall and stage area is to right where it is the darkest.

A look inside the concert hall and stage area inside the convention centre.
This place is also humongous just as how the building looks like from the outside!

From Left to Right: Yaya Han, Jerry Polence, and the Emcee for the event.
This is the cosplay panel and spotlight stage programme of ICDS 2012 where the invited guests will share their experiences of their journey in cosplay as well as answering questions from the ground.

Jay Tablante shared his knowledge and experience in cosplay photography at the Jay Tablante Cosplay Photography Seminar with the audience who are mainly photographers. In the background is a cosplayer who volunteered to be the cosplay model for his photography seminar.

I am one of the attendees of his photography seminar and learnt a lot about cosplay photography. Having attended Jay Tablante's Cosplay Photography Seminar, I am now much more knowledgeable and experienced cosplay photograhy!

Melanie Joanne cosplaying as Kirara Hoshikawa (Sarasvati) from Kore wa Zombie desu ka?.
Met her in person and requested for a cosplay photoshoot from her.
She is a very nice, lovely, and approachable person. ^^;

Cosplayers as Ragna the Bloodedge and Litchi Faye-Ling from the BlazBlue series.

Cosplayer as Kanzaki 'Holmes' Aria from Hidan no Aria.

Cosplayer as Nyaruko from Haiyore! Nyaruko-san.

Cosplayer as Portgas 'D' Ace from One Piece.

Serene cosplaying as Suzumiya Haruhi (Gothic Lolita ver.) from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi

Cosplayer as Aburame Shino from Naruto

Cosplayer as Miyamoto Rei from High School of the Dead

Cosplayer as Yuki Cross from Vampire Knight

Cosplayer as Hatsune Miku (Poker Face ver.) from VOCALOID.

Cosplayer as Archangel Imperius (Valor) from Diablo III.

Round-up of Chess Pieces Cosplay Performers at the end of Singapore's Annual Cosplay Chess 2012 stage programme.
Standing in the spotlight is Archangel Imperius (Valor) who was left behind the curtains the special invited guest at the end of the stage programme! ^^;

These are my networking loots from ICDS 2012. It is very unfortunate that the cosplayers whom I met during the event mentioned that they did not get their CosCards printed on time for the event while others mentioned that they were not aware of the existence and/or function of the CosCard. =_="

ICDS 2012 & You
Have you attended ICDS 2012?
What do you like and dislike about ICDS 2012?
Are you looking forward to attend ICDS 2013?

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