19 Sep '11, 2am

Cosplay gaining popularity in Singapore #Singapore

Cosplay gaining popularity in Singapore #Singapore

The warlock from World of Warcraft won first prize in the TGX 11 cosplay competition. (Yahoo! photo) In a society where video games and Japanese manga are increasingly popular among the youth in Singapore, many are still deterred from getting into "cosplay " (short for costume play). Some people even scoff at the activity, as hobbyists often don in overly fanciful costumes and accessories, mimicking their favorite anime or video game character. Cosplayers, on the other hand, say the general misconception that cosplay is nothing more than putting on a costume needs to be dispelled. "Cosplayers are performance artists, and it's no different from watching a period drama, or a fantasy film, except instead of sitting in the comfort of your own home or in the cinema, you're seeing it happen at a convention in the flesh," said 29-year-old Jason Koh in an interview with Yahoo! Sin...

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