Cosfest X.2 @ Downtown East

In a chance phone call to an old friend, Takahan two weeks ago, I found out Cosfest X.2 was being held last weekend on 25 and 26 Feb.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Cosfest and there were many special programs lined up, including appearances by overseas cosplayers, well-known to the cosplay community.  Kudos to Stephanie and Takahan from the Singapore Cosplay Club for a job well done and growing Cosfest bigger and better each year over the last ten years.

Cosfest X.2 at Downtown East
Cosfest X.2 at Downtown East

It has been a while since I last attended any cosplay event. Cosfest was my induction into the world of cosplay. I have blogged about Cosfest in 2007, 2008 and 2009, but missed the event for the last two years.

With a new Canon 60D and a Nikon 1 J1, I was eager to test my gears. Hence on Sunday (26 Feb), I set off to Downtown East to attend the event.

The world of manga and anime has moved on a fair bit, following my two years hiatus. Nowadays, I can only recognise less than 10 percent of the characters being cosplayed. Please pardon my random captioning below as I do not know most of the characters:

Downtown East
Downtown East
Your hair must be shocking electric colour to play the violin well
Your hair must be shocking electric colour to play the violin well
Fairies and elves?
Fairies and elves?
Snap snap snap
Snap snap snap
Some fighting characters
Some fighting characters
Black spiderman
Black spiderman
Japanese schoolgirls with pink hair and pink uniform
Japanese schoolgirls with pink hair and pink uniform
Real-life Internet Troll!
Real-life Internet Troll!
Da Qiao and Xiao Qiao from Dynasty Warriors
Da Qiao and Xiao Qiao from Dynasty Warriors
Set of schooling characters
Set of schooling characters
Deejay characters
Deejay characters
Yellow and red characters
Yellow and red characters
A lot of work went into making this costume
A lot of work went into making this costume
Young man with cannon
Young man with cannon
Guan Yu from Three Kingdoms
Guan Yu from Three Kingdoms
I like it when I spot cosplayer taking photo of cosplayer
I like it when I spot cosplayer taking photo of cosplayer
Another picture of cosplayer taking a photo of cosplayer
Another picture of cosplayer taking a photo of cosplayer
L from Deathnote
L from Deathnote
Umbrella and fan cosplayers
Umbrella and fan cosplayers
Japanese school girls cosplay
Japanese school girls cosplay
Lady with long sword
Lady with long sword
This group I know. They are from Naruto!
This group I know. They are from Naruto!
Kawaii xiao mei mei cosplayers
Kawaii xiao mei mei cosplayers
A group with colourful wigs
A group with colourful wigs
The wig needs brushing
The wig needs brushing
Sleeping cosplayer
Sleeping cosplayer
"I believe I can fy...."
"I believe I can fy...."
Photographers were as many as cosplayers
Photographers were as many as cosplayers
Some femme fatale character
Some femme fatale character
Soldiers ambushing an old man
Soldiers ambushing an old man
Soldiers and SWAT team ambushing a suspicious hooded boy
Soldiers and SWAT team ambushing a suspicious hooded boy
Chest baring cosplay characters
Chest baring cosplay characters
These three are some radio deejay or music related characters?
These three are some radio deejay or music related characters?
Mozilla Firefox! Simply brilliant
Mozilla Firefox! Simply brilliant
Some space generals I presume
Some space generals I presume
Got fire and little chicks on the head one
Got fire and little chicks on the head one
White ghost lady with cross
White ghost lady with cross
Photographers everywhere
Photographers everywhere
Graffiti wall
Graffiti wall
This group is from One Piece
This group is from One Piece
More characters from One Piece
More characters from One Piece
Three demure ladies
Three demure ladies
Ayumi Hamasaki pop idol cosplay? Not too sure what these two are...
Ayumi Hamasaki pop idol cosplay? Not too sure what these two are...
Lots of people taking photo and watching the stage performances
Lots of people taking photo and watching the stage performances
Some artwork on exhibit
Some artwork on exhibitSome artwork on exhibit
Booth selling cosplay items
Booth selling cosplay items
Singing performance on stage
Singing performance on stage
Gundam spotted
Gundam spotted
Fan art booths
Fan art booths
Posing for the camera
Posing for the cameras
Digimon
Digimon
Some female warrior characters
Some female warrior characters
Violin playing character
Violin playing character
Angel and demon characters?
Angel and demon characters?
Nice colourful wigs
Nice colourful wigs
Cosplaying as babies?
Cosplaying as babies?
Girl with large guns
Girl with large guns
Group in Japanese robes
Group in Japanese robes
Painters cosplay?
Painters cosplay?
Two characters with funny ears
Two characters with funny ears
Their wigs and costume look really heavy
Their wigs and costume look really heavy
Characters from the Final Fantasy RPG game
Characters from the Final Fantasy RPG game
A larger group of Final Fantasy characters
A larger group of Final Fantasy characters
Cosplay photography is serious business
Cosplay photography is serious business
"I have an idea"
"I have an idea"

If you are interested to attend, whether as a spectator, a photographer or even as a cosplayer, there will still be another Cosfest in the later half of the year. Check out the official Singapore Cosplay Club website and forum for updates on other cosplay events happening in Singapore throughout the year. 🙂

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