Tornado cosplay competition

A couple of weeks ago there was a cosplay competition at Iluma center in Bugis, Singapore. Mandy and I signed up for this competition online. We were cosplaying Marilyn Manson & Lady Gaga.

This is a picture one of the photographer took of us on the contest. Even we were only 13 cosplayers entering the contest, there were like 20 photographers. So it surely felt like a red-capet moment.

It seemed like if you signed up online you had a better chance to win. That was what the website made it look like. But information is obviously not the strong side of any Singaporean.But we went there with a good mood and hoped for some fun. When we got there it was just as problematic to get any information as it was online. Those who worked there said all a different time for when the competition started. But after talking to several of the employees we found out when. We where also told to write down name and information on a piece of paper. After spending a few minutes on that we were told that we didnt have to cause we already had pre-registered ( which we tried to tell them). Everything was kind of frustrating.

On the wall we could see pictures of the pre-registered cosplayers, there were only 8 of us. Under each picture you could see orange stickers that people have put on their favorite cosplayer. Stickers could be bought at the counter, I dont remember the price of the stickers, but I think the one with the most on their picture won a prize. Under Mandys picture there were 4 stickers and under mine it was only 3. Under a guy who cosplayed Super Mario there had to be at least 30-40 stickers. But of what Im been told is that cosplaying in Singapore is kind of a popularity-contest. And I guess Super Mario guy was very popular. He actually won a prize even though he was carrying a light-saber which I am pretty sure the real Super Mario doesent do. So the rules wasent the same as in Norway for sure.

When the competition finally started, all we had to do was to walk in front of the audience and give them a pose. First up was the online registered. It was very quickly finished since there were only 8 of us. Then we were sent to a room with a couch, nobody said anything about for how long we had to sit there ( again very little information). The walk-in cosplayers were sent to a room next to us when they were finished, there were only 5 of them.



After about 50 minutes or so, we were called out. They had 5 prizes to give out to my group of 8 people. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize was given out, a prize to the one with the most stickers. And they loved Mandys costume so much that they made up a prize just for her: the most sexy!!. She won a voucher worth 50 $. The other group had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. So of all the 13 cosplayers there were only 5 people who didnt get any prize, and i was one of them (a little disappointed ).

So this night was really not my night, and I got a huge headache from a super-thight wig. But at least Mandy got something out from it ( and I hope she spend a little of the prize-money on me ).

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Jason Frost aka jonas

21.11.2010 kl.19:22

awesome look cool

Erica

22.11.2010 kl.13:08

Really great outfits, but I can understand the irritation over crappy arrangments. Love to see you back home soon, you guys are so much fun!

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Mandy Dexter

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