Yesterday, I went down to Ngee Ann City to catch the World Cosplay Summit Semi-finals together with Leon and Rachel. It was held in conjunction with the Tanjong Pagar GRC Family Day and was collectively named as Fiesta @ Orchard.
As the leading MP in Tanjong Pagar GRC, MM Lee actually graced the event!
It was really a very strange sight seeing MM Lee at a cosplay event. Quite a mismatch, given his stern, no-nonsense reputation. Also, because of MM Lee’s public appearance, security was ultra tight. Maybe they are afraid one the cosplayers may be terrorists in disguise… and may be carrying real swords and guns.
I was hoping that the PAP MPs will turn up in cosplay to show that they are young and trendy – just like the p65 hip-hop dancing at Chingay. Alas, they didn’t. I thought MM Lee may be able to do a good cosplay of the old master in the turtle shell in Dragonball.
All in all, I find the cosplay portion of the festival a big success in opening up the cosplay experience to the wider public. Kudos to Takahan and Stephanie at SCC Square for a job well done. I am definitely going down to support them again at Downtown East next weekend. Do go if you are free too.
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Meanwhile, check out the photos I took at the event yesterday. 🙂
Terrorist alert was on as cosplay may be dangerous
Close-up of the security check
Now we know the reason for the tight security – a VVIP!
Cosplayers on stage doing a skit
Cosplayers dancing on stage
Rachel together with Singapore Star Trekkers
Eureka 7 cosplayers with bright coloured wigs
The one in pink is a guy!
More dancing – this time, dressed up in PAP Kindergarten uniforms
One of the Tanjong Pagar MPs – Ms Indranee, joined in the dancing
A good crowd was present
Booth selling anime/manga knick knacks
A cosplayer and a gothic lolita
Bookmarks and postcards for sale
One of the booth owners selling artworks
Pig and cat figurines for sale
A Japanese soldier and a Kimono lady
Hot babes and hunk playing with fire – however, no one was watching
Audience leaving despite the hot bods – why is this so?
Here’s the reason – the crowd is here! Awaiting the VVIP
Cosplayers were shoo-ed away to make way for the VVIP and VIPs
And here he is! MM Lee himself
MM enjoying the photo exhibition
Rachel looking ludicrous cause she can’t understand why people prefer to chase after an old man rather than the hot bods on stage
Finale: MM Lee and the Tanjong Pagar MPs took a picture with the cosplayers! What a strange sight!
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