My mouse can’t left and right click, so this post’ll be rather short. I’ll post something more in detail tomorrow, after I replace my mouse and have gathered some pictures from other sources.
At the Cosfest, which is the largest cosplay event in Singapore, I met up with Drmchrso (we learnt that this is pronounced Dream Chaser lol and not Dee AH AM KRRR SOU), Tsubaki, Shia, Kwok, T_T|||, Darkmirage and a few others. I went with expectations of fat yaoi girls but instead saw HOT GOTH LOLI CHICKs, dedicated cosplayers and a very vibrant local scene. Wow what have I been missing out all these years?
My last cosplay event was a miniscule one 5 years ago, in a small seminar room. The cosfest today was held at a large indoor dome with air-conditioning and decent sound setup. The emcee was however, the single most irritating monkey alive and he deserves a good raping up the ass. Why? When he announced anything and everything, he added a "HUh? I don’t know what this is?" and made a lot of retarded comments. And the things he didn’t know included Naruto, Bleach. I’m quite shocked because even the butchers in the market know what is Naruto. How could the organisers have gotten such a person to emcee? He sucked too.
This is the Bleach team. As usual, they are an ARMY.
With the SAYA COSPLAYER!! She’s amazing. Not only was her costume impeccably accurate, her sword suitably wicked, with realistic blood on her face, this girl was really into the Blood+ character too. It helps that she’s one fine looker too. Really amazing, I was just stunned when I saw her. Saya cosplayer, if you happen to ever read this (I doubt though), l’ll like you to know that you are the GREATEST!! You should’ve won and not the crappy Gundam cosplayers!! But you should’ve worn red contacts.
This is the only clear picture I got. Sobz.
I realised I do lack practice at these kind of lighting and shooting conditions, since before this my subjects have all been immobile miniscule bits of beautiful plastic that I can move around at will and take my time. At these events, it’s dark, everyone’s flashing, the cosplayers fidget, other cameramen nudge you or shove, you have to fight/seek your perfect angle and people are blocking all the time, you can’t really manipulate the cosplayer unless you ask and I’m too shy, blah blah. So there is a learning curve involved I guess. As Goldenboy Kintarou would say, "Ah benkyou ni narimashita."
Ok a more indepth post tomorrow then.