Much thanks to maria for pimping. Here’s a documentary styled video produced by ANIMAX and filmed on AFA 2009. This clip features everyone’s favorite Cloud; Kaname. 

Kinda funny to see Tashigi in the still above xD. Anyway, enjoy !!!

EDIT: HOMG LAH, Kaname is SO Generous. He actually allowed the camera crew (and essentially the whole world) see his whole make up process plus letting everyone in on his little intimate cosplay secrets (padding) ??!!! I would never have the guts to do that !

Would you allow a camera crew to film you before you are ready?

The Game Xpo 2010: Day 2, Photo Pimp 1

Many many apologies again for falling behind so desperately! Life has been straining  so pardon the slowness in updates.
This entry showcases cosplay photos from TGX day 2. I wasn’t cosplaying that day and arrived very little (as usual) and didn’t managed to take as much photos as I used to. But I did have an experience of a lifetime, literally, in a not-so-pleasant sense.
Let’s talk as I pimp photos.
 11Jul10_TGX 004The first person I saw and took photo of was….. can you guess who is this?
When I first arrived, one of the first few familiar faces I saw was Sakurazaki (or was it Ashz?? pardon my STM). Who then led me to where Lenneth and her group were having their private shoot, somewhere off the corridors of the event hall.
And so I hung around there just randomly going trigger happy and joking with everyone. When I suddenly felt something hit me on the back of my straw hat.
Have you guessed it ??
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Yes, its CVY!!!!!
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Leave a comment if you support cvy cosplaying more MOE girls!!!!!!!
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Which is strange… because I was on the 2nd level, leaning on a railing that drops off to the ground floor. Meaning to say, nothing should be able to reach me from behind !!!!  Drew a little diagram to let you guys understand better.
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I turned around slowly to see a pair of spectacles rolling off my body and dropping to the ground . My first thought was “ what an expensive object to use to pull a prank. What were those brats thinking ?!”. I thought some idiots were playing catch or something and  threw the pair of glasses up from the first floor.

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What happened next were just fuzzy memories. But before I realised, a few mean looking teenage boys holding a cup of noodles (no joke=_=;; ) were standing less than 1 meter away from us. Raising their voices and making scary faces, not at me of course ^^;;;

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Sakurazaki as a character from Magic Knight Rayearth
They were ganging up against this other guy. And before I could figure out what had happened, a digital camera fell to the floor and landed near my feet. The lone guy was then dragged away with me still dumbstruck.
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Final Fantasy 4 !!
EDIT: Opps okok, I heard you guys. Its Final Fantasy 9 not 4 !! I recognise garnet but I have no idea why I thought it was 4 >.<;; 
He was led, or more likely half dragged over by the 3 boys to a short distance away. I guess the 3 teenager didn’t wanted to involve anyone else (us).
I won’t go on any further to describe the graphic actions ( because I didn’t have the guts to look either).  But let’s just said, it wasn’t ugly but it wasn’t a pretty sight either.
From the little we could hear, it seems like the lone guy(who looked like the usual otaku event attendee) did something along the line of touching the girlfriend of one of the teenage boys.  And the boys got upset enough to want to do something to him.
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Lenneth as Megurine Luka
After a few fist and legs, the teenage boys got over it pretty soon and thankfully nothing life threatening occurred.
But it was still a pretty alarming experience for me and the people around. That was really the last thing anyone would expect from a Cosplay /Animanga/Game event. I’ve been attending events for 9 years and that was the first time I saw a real fight go on in front of me involving an event attendee and the event goers.
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Kawaii Len & Rin!!
The scariest part about this whole incident was not the punches nor the kicks. But the fact that when the fight happened, nobody stepped out and did anything. Including myself.
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I love Lenneth. She always look at my camera xD!!!! *kisses sexy luka*  Their entire team was so adorable and size appropriate XD
Everyone just stood around and gawked. And me? All I did was stand around and kept asking if anyone knew any of the them.
The incident just made me felt so............. bad about myself.
I felt useless to know that, in the face of violence, I was so helpless. I didn't know what to do and didn't know what I should do. Worse of all, at the back of my mind, I was most afraid of being thought of as a busybody intruder

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Windy as Hatsune Miku!
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You know, the bad thing about watching too much anime/reading manga. Is the fact that everyone of them either have some supernatural abilities or has
the skills to fight 10 gangsters off by themselves and are all passionately chivalrous and heroic. And you get pulled into thinking that that is the norm.
Which then makes you feel like garbage after watching those made-up people doing remarkable things you can only dream of. And then real life comes along to prove that those things are really beyond you -_-.
Okay, I rambled too much. Sigh.

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Drefan as a character from Resident Evil 5
And this incident made me opened up another perspective towards Cosplay Event. The danger of attending such a convention either as an attendee or as the cosplayer.
As a cosplayer, revealing so much skin and putting yourself under the spotlight may be an undermined danger. Because amidst all the flashlights and glamour, Cosplay events are usually frustratingly crowded with too much things going on at the same time. And it can be easy for low handed, immoral individuals to make use of the situation to satisfy their lust.

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And then somehow, god knows how, the cosplayers started ganging up against the photographer. And subjected them to brutal torture. like rounding them up and walling them around  with no way to get out! Forcing them to go crazy xD
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And making them do random KungFu stances
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Mind controlled them to become cotton boob caressing and skirt lifting …….gays.
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And I’m sure this was another subconscious mind controlled behavior; Sentai formation!
I have this on video. Maybe I should upload xD
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Cheong Sam Sheryl, Ranka and…. ALTO?!!
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Hoshi’s prop Owl ! Valefor made it from scratch D: 
Valefor must have casted Voodoo on it because it attacks human!
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The owl and its 3 victims D:
I think nobody did anything to stop the fight because everyone was like me, uncertain if they should interfere. Humans are complicated animals =\ Its amazing and frightening to know the complexity of one’s thoughts and action.
I'm not saying this to bash anyone, but do you think the teenage boys did the right thing? Do you believe the event attendee touched the girlfriend (who i assume was cosplaying)?
Do you think he deserved it if hypothetically assuming he did touched the girl? What would you have done if you were in my shoe?

Ps: Sorry if this post seemed a little jumbled up and incoherent. My brain’s not cooperating.

Rolling Girl Cosplay PV (Behind The Scene)

OMG! I can't believe I'm 2 weeks late to discovering this!!!!!!

Finally, the Behind-the-scenes video of Cvy & Kanasaiii's awesome Rolling Girl Cosplay PV is out!!!

I love how cvy did the black & white transition animation. She's just too good at this! Have I mentioned before that Cvy did the entire editing of the video herself? AM SUPER IMPRESSED LARH!

If you haven't watch the original Cosplay PV again now!

Costume Interview: JiaGold Bustamante (Xenosaga)

Finally this is out! I’ve actually finished editing this video slightly before I finished editing Gin’s Bad Apple video. But I held off publishing it so as not to clash with the other event reports and partly also because i forgot to upload + was too lazy.

Photo credit: Oakultura

But anyway, it is finally here!! My costume interview with the very beautiful Kos-Mos cosplayer from Philippine who was also one of the winner of the “Asia Cosplay Meet” along with Frankie at Cosfest 2010.

Jia Gold’s winning performance at Cosfest 2010.

I only met her at the dome after the sun had went down. As the dome was really dark by then, it further illuminated(pun intended)  her LED lights clad costume.

Photo credit: The dot Hacker

With evilneo’s suggestion, I went up timidly to ask for an interview. And was gladly surprised she obliged! *hearts*

In case you didn’t watch the video, Jia Gold’s Kos-Mos costume cost her around SGD 240 and has more than 60 LED lights on it! And those lights had to be turned on manually, one-by-one.

I was definitely impressed by her costume and she was especially a sight to behold in the dimly lighted dome. I was also very blown away by her toy gun arm prop! Was really marveled by the intricate and realistic details and found it hard to believe any cosplayer can go so far for it.
Jia Gold later reveals that it was actually recycled from her brother’s old toy which was 12 years old! You see, this is the reason why it pays to be  a Garang Guni!
She also demonstrated how one needs to think out of the box when creating a costume that cannot possibly exist in this world. Remember people, anything can be part of a costume prop! Think!!
Photo credit: Phil Anime

Photo credit: JL Liew
Jia Gold came across as a very easy to talk to and down-to-earth person.  The photo to the right is her on Cosfest day1. She had actually approcahed Yuanie and myself (Kagamine Rin & Len) and asked for a photo too. Was definitely kinda cool to be  approached by such a pretty lady (OMG THIS SOUNDS SO WRONG WTF AM I SAYING AHAHAHA?!?!)
And interviewing her was such a pleasure. My only regret was not having better shots of her, not having better questions and not having a more conducive interview environment. 
As you could tell, it was really dark at the event hall, so I was using my own flash light to illuminate her. I’m sure the light was very uncomfortable (trust me, I blind myself every time I use it-_-). But she did a good job not letting it affect her.
Many many thanks to Jia Gold for accepting my impromptu interview request and I sincerely hope she enjoyed her experience in Singapore =)

P/s: Any Philippine readers knows if she has any online account or gallery? Would really like to let her see this entry as a way of expressing my appreciation ^^
p/p/s: I’m really regretting not printing out some TCC Business card to distribute. Maybe I should do that for the next event!

The Game Xpo 2010: Day 1, Photo Pimp 2

Again, apologies for the delay. So much have been consuming me. Judging from my update rates I’m sure you guys will forgive me right xD *takes out bloody chopper*

Anyway, more of photos and less of nonsense talk!

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Durarara! She had the vending machine and I requetsed for her to try carrying it. Which she very nicely obliged

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but apparently…its really quite heavy =X

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FWARHHHH~!! *Smashes vending machine*

And then begun the scary omake photos….

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Xiaobai as Luffy with her fishballs which look weirdly suitable.  Mitsuki as a character from Guuren Lagann with fishballs that didn’t really go with her XD.

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Top Left: That would have been an awesomely cute pic if not for the hand. Try guessing who’s hand that is xD

Top right: moar photo bomb!

Left: I’ll..leave this to your imagination




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Fang selling Buns. 3 for $100. I swear I didn’t quote this price, she did!


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And it was Sheryl’s buns! I mean erm, you know, steamed Chinese buns.



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Skye as someone from Pandora Hearts?

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Hakuoki Shinsengumi Kitan!

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Our Inuran as Miku

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Sakura Zaki as a character from Umineko?

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I have no idea who these guys were cosing but they were quite funny. They kept runnign around and ‘tackling’ each other ahha.


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Ranma 1/2 !!!

Both cosplayers were very cute and when they saw us running over (yes, embarrassing u_u) , they even asked if we want another pose from them to get a better shot. ^_^!

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Chrono!10Jul10_TGX 006 Black Rock Shooter!

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Huhuhurrrrr omake fang!