Cosfest 2009 (VIII) - A Very Happy Event - Alvinology

Cosfest 2009 (VIII) – A Very Happy Event

A large group of cosplay friends
A large group of cosplay friends

Cosfest VIII took place over two days during the weekend of 11 and 12 July at Downtown East, Pasir Ris. Organised by the Singapore Cosplay Club, it is already 8 years in the running. For a background on the previous years events, you can read my entries on Cosfest 2007 and Cosfest 2008.

This year, I went with my friend, Kaili who has never been to Cosfest before. She enjoyed herself and was impressed by the efforts the cosplayers put into making the costumes.

While Kaili sat by the stage watching the cosplay competition, I wandered around constantly to take pictures of as many cosplayers as I can. As years go by, I find myself increasingly unable to keep up with the anime, manga or game characters cosplayed. Hence please pardon me if I name some of the characters below wrongly. 🙂

DMarque at Downtown East
D'Marque at Downtown East
Some urban street fighters
Some urban street fighters
Multiple sword playing
Multiple sword playing
Fanciful guitar playing cosplayer
Fanciful guitar playing cosplayer
Cute mini cosplayer
Cute mini cosplayer
Jumping up and down - getting excited as many people wanted to take photo with him
Getting excited as many people wanted to take photo with him
A character from Bleach
A character from Bleach
Familiar looking... but I cant place where I saw this character before
Familiar looking... but I can't place where I saw this character before
Girl in black is Misa in Deathnote, not sure about the other girl
Girl in black is Misa in Deathnote, not sure about the other girl
Stormtrooper with cutesy badges
Stormtrooper with cutesy badges
Lipstick mark on his left cheek
Lipstick mark on his left cheek
The Friend character in one of my favourite manga, 20th Century Boy
The "Friend" character in one of my favourite manga, 20th Century Boy
Another picture - it must be very hot under that mask
Another picture - it must be very hot under that mask
The bad guy in Texas Chainsaw massacre
The bad guy in Texas Chainsaw massacre or is he Jason from Friday the 13th?
Unknown character with weird weapon
Unknown character with weird weapon
The rabbit in Digimon
The rabbit in Digimon
Unknown character who looks like a cross between L in Deathnote and Naruto
Unknown character who looks like a cross between L in Deathnote and Naruto
Cute little girl with over-sized sailor uniform
Cute little girl with over-sized sailor uniform
Eye-patch girl
Eye-patch girl
L and Misa from Deathnote
L and Misa from Deathnote
Couple cosplayers
Couple cosplayers
Unknown characters, probably from a dark manga or anime
Unknown characters, probably from a dark manga or anime
Girl who likes eating celery
Girl who likes eating celery
I am 101% sure this cosplayer is a guy
I am 101% sure this cosplayer is a guy
I am 102% sure the cosplayer on the floor is a guy
I am 102% sure the cosplayer on the floor is a guy
Posing by the shutter
Posing by the shutter
Familiar looking character - especially the teddy bear, but again cant pinpoint
Familiar looking character - especially the teddy bear, but again can't pinpoint
It helps to be pretty - this girl in a simple sailor uniform was attracting hounds of photographers
It helps to be pretty - this girl in a simple sailor uniform was attracting hounds of photographers
It helps to look cuddly like a marshmallow too
It helps to look cuddly like a marshmallow too
Judging by the heavy neon colours, these characters should be from the manga, Jojo
Judging by the strong colours, these characters should be from the manga, Jojo
Naruto and Bleach
Naruto and Bleach
Some knights I suppose
Some knights I suppose
TV head
TV head
Nice hair
Nice hair
Scary nurses whom I thought look really cool
Scary nurses whom I thought look really cool
Heavily armoured character
Heavily armoured character
He has a girlfriend in cheong-sum
He has a girlfriend in cheong-sum
Easy cosplay with just wigs and fake ears
Easy cosplay with just wigs and fake ears
Another character from Bleach?
Another character from Bleach?
Naruto and his friend
Naruto and his friend
Characters from the manga, Detroit Metal City
Characters from the manga, Detroit Metal City
Cosplay couple
Cosplay couple
Presume these are not cosplayers, but gothic lolita fans
Presume these are not cosplayers, but gothic lolita fans
Fooling around with their fake guns
Fooling around with their fake guns
Trio of unknown characters with colourful hair
Trio of unknown characters with colourful hair
The doll collectors were there too
The doll collectors were there too
NEA cosplay representative, tasked to eliminate dengue mosquitoes
NEA cosplay representative, tasked to eliminate dengue mosquitoes
A character from Naruto doing a Master Wong Fei Hong pose
A character from Naruto doing a Master Wong Fei Hong pose
Digimon is ready to fight him
Digimon is ready to fight him
Resting cosplayers
Resting cosplayers
Fully asleep now
Fully asleep now
Gundam having his wings fixed
Gundam having his wings fixed
Always the centre of attraction
Always the centre of attraction
Posing with his two girlfriends
Posing with his two girlfriends
Relaxed cosplayer
Relaxed cosplayer
Multiple weapon display
Multiple weapon display
Another kid cosplayer and a beheaded Gundam
Another kid cosplayer and a beheaded Gundam
Furry costume
Furry costume
A guy who likes mushroom
A guy who likes mushroom
The shooters getting shot by the camera
The shooters getting shot by the camera
Photographers everywhere
Photographers everywhere
Unknown characters - not sure if they are cosplayers
Unknown characters - not sure if they are cosplayers
Young cosplay couple
Young cosplay couple
Gun wielding female cosplay character
Gun wielding female cosplay character
One of the many booths selling fan arts and other anime/manga inspired products
One of the many booths selling fan arts and other anime/manga inspired products
Graffiti wall which is put up at every Cosfest
Graffiti wall which is put up at every Cosfest
Booths selling costumes
Booths selling costumes
Toy guns
Toy guns
Hey look! Mediacorp star, Dawn Yeoh is on stage, cosplaying as Eva in Evangelion!
Hey look! Mediacorp star, Dawn Yeoh is on stage, cosplaying as Eva in Evangelion!
Digimon is all flustered and shy when seeing the cutesy Dawn Yeoh
Digimon is all flustered and shy when seeing the cutesy Dawn Yeoh
Dawn Yeoh giving out the prize for a Japanese songs singing competition
Dawn Yeoh giving out the prize for a Japanese songs singing competition
A cosplay group participating in the cosplay competition on stage
A cosplay group participating in the cosplay competition on stage
Another group, as characters in the game, Dynasty Warrior
Another group, as characters in the game, Dynasty Warrior
Gothic trio
Four person group
I know these two ladies, Raydance and Ivory Fox, cosplaying as characters in the manga, Air Gear
I know these two ladies, Raydance and Ivory Fox, cosplaying as characters in the manga, Air Gear
A kawaii group
A kawaii group
Masked couple
Masked couple
My friend, Shiyun and her partner
My friend, Shiyun and her partner
All the groups contesting in the group category
All the groups contesting in the group category
Packed audience
Packed audience
Group performing a skit
Group performing a skit
Another skit where a character had her cloth tore off
Another skit where a character had her cloth tore off
The individual category winner who won a trip for two to Japan
The individual category winner who won a trip for two to Japan
Leading the crowd to a dance inspired by the tune of YMCA
Leading the crowd to a dance inspired by the tune of YMCA
Another winner
Another winner
Group waiting anxiously for the results of the winning pair who will represent Singapore in the World Cosplay Summit in Japan
Group waiting anxiously for the results of the winning pair who will represent Singapore in the World Cosplay Summit in Japan
The eventual winners, the kawaii pair
The eventual winners, the kawaii pair
Mario leading the finale dance
Mario leading the finale dance
Everyone dancing
Everyone dancing
Finale where the the cosplayers present are invited on stage for a group shot
Finale where the the cosplayers present are invited on stage for a group shot

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15 comments
  1. nice…

    btw the three ‘unknown’ cosplayers (the butler, the blue-dressed & the lady with floral hat) are characters from ‘the black butler’…

  2. uh, helloooooo?! the girl eating the “celery”, which is supposed to be a leek, is Miku Hatsune, a Vocaloid! and the girl with the oversized sailor uniform is from Lucky Star at the end of every episode during Lucky Channel! why did u think she was standing next to a Lucky Channel sign? have u ever watched Lucky Star? or do u know anything about the Vocaloids?

  3. Somehow I randomly came across this particular thing while googling stuff… Bahaahaa, okay, so those “urban street fighters” are from Katekyo Hitman Reborn, as well as that “eyepatch girl” and the guy with the “nice hair”.
    The picture with “Naruto and Bleach”, are really just two characters from Naruto (Sasuke and Naruto). Everything else I think has been commented upon by other people… or will be x]

  4. im actually kind of upset that you dont know who miku hatsune is and black butler, or Rei from evangelion, not eva…:(

  5. i’m sorry to say, but your caption is pretty stupid.
    seems like you don’t even know the basic animes.

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