21 December 2016

EOY Cosplay Festival 2016

Photo: Cover Image of the EOY Cosplay Festival 2016 Feature Article on Project JeForceX.

EOY Cosplay Festival 2016 is an annual cosplay and Japanese Popular Culture event which happened on 10 - 11 December 2016 at the Marina Barrage in Singapore. While the focus of the event is the Cosplay hobby, there is a wide variety of entertainment contents available such as song and dance performances on stage, fan-made merchandises at the artist alley, and many more!


The Event Location

Photo: Sculpture and flags of the Marina Barrage near the entrance.

The Marina Barrage is a water supply, flood control, and lifestyle attraction located at the southern tip of Singapore which offers wide open spaces suitable for many kinds of outdoor activities ranging from cycling and kite-flying to outdoor concerts and Cosplay events such as EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.


Photo: Snapshot of the ground level at Marina Barrage.


Photo: Crowds of people enjoying the EOY Cosplay Festival 2016 event at the sheltered area of Marina Barrage.

The Artist Alley

Photo: Overview of a Doujin Artisan booth at the Artist Alley.

The Artist Alley is a platform where artisans can showcase their works and sell their merchandises at the event location as well as interact with customers and followers.


Photo: Close-up look at a Doujin Artisan's merchandises.


Photo: Close-up look at another Doujin Artisan's merchandises.


Photo: Overview of a Doujin Artisan booth at the Artist Alley.


Photo: Close-up look at the Doujin Artisan's merchandises.


Photo: Close-up look at the Doujin Artisan's merchandises.


Photo: Overview of a Doujin Artisan booth at the Artist Alley.


Photo: Close-up look at the Doujin Artisan's merchandises.


Photo: Doujin Artisan standing next to a large printed format of her work.

Standing next to the huge Emilia-tan artwork is the actual artisan in person - Rachta Lin.

The Stage Performance Experience Zone

Photo: Crowds of people cheering and enjoying a dance performance on stage at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

The stage performance experience zone is one of the many major highlights of the event and brings joy to many hearts and minds ranging from solo and duet to mass group song and dance performances.


Photo: Group performance on stage at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.


Photo: Guest Performer 'THAT (ZATTO)' performing on stage at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.


Photo: Guest Performer 'Miko' performing on stage at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

The Interactive DJ Experience Zone

Photo: Back view of a DJ mixing music at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

The interactive DJ experience zone is an extension of the stage performance experience zone which transform the audience into an integral part of the performance.


Photo: DJ cheering and enjoying the mix with the audience at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.


Photo: Bck view of the DJ(s) mixing music at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.


Photo: Front view of the DJ(s) mixing music at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.


Photo: Crowd enjoying the DJ performance at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

The Meet & Greet Experience Zone

Photo: Fans queue-ing up to have merchandises autographed by guest performer 'THAT (ZATTO)'.

Visitors of EOY Cosplay Festival 2016 embraced the rare opportunity to buy the official merchandises of the special guests 'THAT (ZATTO)' and 'Miko' as well as getting the merchandises autographed in person.


Photo: Official merchandises of guest performer 'THAT (ZATTO)' available for sale at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.


Photo: Guest performer 'THAT (ZATTO)' signing his autograph on an official merchandise.


Photo: Official merchandises of guest performer 'Miko' available for sale at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.


Photo: Guest performer 'Miko' posing for photo with a fan.


Photo: Guest performer 'Miko' signing autograph on a Shikishi for a fan.

The Doki Doki Hearts Cafe Experience Zone

Photo: Doki Doki Hearts Cafe logo decorated on a glass wall of Marina Barrage.

Attending a Cosplay convention (especially an open air and outdoor one) can be an exhausting experience. Visitors can take a break and recharge their energy levels at the Doki Doki Hearts Cafe over some dessert and drinks while being served by cafe staff in Cosplay!


Photo: Overview of the Doki Doki Hearts Cafe Experience Zone.


Photo: Doki Doki Hearts Cafe staff decorating the food.


Photo: Close-up look at the Red Velvet Cake and Mana Potion Drink offered at the cafe.


Photo: Doki Doki Hearts Cafe staff rendering massage service to a cafe customer.


Photo: Doki Doki Hearts Cafe staff playing a game with a cafe customer.


Photo: Cafe customer posing for photo with a Doki Doki Hearts Cafe staff.

The Itasha & Itansha Experience Zone

Photo: Overview of an Itasha - automobile car decorated with Japanese Anime themed artwork decals.

The Itasha and Itansha are automobile vehicles decorated with Japanese Anime themed artwork decals, owned, and driven by like-minded people who love Japanese Popular Culture.


Photo: Close-up look at the bonnet of the Itasha.


Photo: Overview of another Itasha - automobile car decorated with Japanese Anime themed artwork decals.


Photo: Close-up look at the door side of the Itasha.


Photo: Overview of an Itansha - motorcycle decorated with Japanese Anime themsed artwork decal.


Photo: Close-up look at the side of the Itansha.

Cosplay by the Community

Photo: Photographers capturing photos of a Community Cosplayer.

The Cosplay hobby is at the heart of the EOY Cosplay Festival 2016 event with members of the Cosplay community attending the event in their beautiful costumes, representing characters from Japanese Anime titles and many other popular culture franchises.


Photo: Community Cosplayer at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

Character: Emilia
Series: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)



Photo: Community Cosplayer at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

Character: Yomogawa Ayame
Series: Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)



Photo: Community Cosplayer at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

Character: Doma Umaru
Series: Himouto! Umaru-chan



Photo: Community Cosplayer at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

Character: Kousaka Honoka
Series: Love Live! School Idol Festival


Photo: Community Cosplayer at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

Character: Minami Kotori
Series: Love Live! School Idol Festival


Photo: Community Cosplayer at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

Character: Yazawa Nico
Series: Love Live! School Idol Festival


Photo: Community Cosplayer at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

Character: Kurosawa Ruby
Series: Love Live! Sunshine!!


Photo: Community Cosplayers at EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

Character(s): Fujino Kiyoshi & Midorikawa Hana (From Left to Right)
Series: Prison School

Round-up: EOY Cosplay Festival 2016

Video: Finale performance by special guest performer 'Miko' and various performers at the stage experience zone of EOY Cosplay Festival 2016.

EOY Cosplay Festival 2016 is more than just an event about celebrating love for the Cosplay hobby with many more contents such as song and dance performances on stage and fan-made merchandises at the artist alley. One will need to attend the event in person to embrace the full experience of what the festival has to offer!

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