Let’s talk about Day 1. To start off the day, there was an opening ceremony for everyone by the band ‘Hentai Sentai’ (What a name indeed). It was around 1:30 p.m. that things started to get heated up. One by one, cosplayers were starting to fill up the place. There were noticeable characters from different animes such as Yukihira Soma, Gintoki Sataka, Hijikata Toshiro, and so on. There was also a “Cardfight! Vanguard Tournament” going on at the ACG Arena during that period.
The Doujin Alley was the perfect place for people to shop for merchandises. The Doujin Alley, located on the 1st floor had 15 booths which was the RAGE Merchandise, Gunbot Trading, GST, Full House Asia, Dreaming Dreams, Gas Arts, Anime Support Kuantan, Yuko’s Loft, Shota & Lolita Shop, Artemis Workshop, EMiNA Cyber, Fishu, Michelle’s Shop, Abam Apam and a Cosplay Videoshoot (UPM). Anyone who was interested in collecting cards, figurines, T-shirts, masks, Neko ears, rings and necklaces were definitely checking out the specific booths. At about 2:00 p.m, there was a Cosplay Workshop by Kiba Lee. Kiba Lee was showing the audience a tutorial on how to do a basic cosplay make-up. The crowd showed great interest on Kiba Lee’s simple and fast make-up tips. Turns out a good foundation is extremely important for a full coverage. Moving on, there was a dance performance by μ and a Special Guest Performance by Misa. Participants who wanted to win a Special Cosplayer Misa Towel had to come up on stage and play a game of “Janken pon” (Rock, paper, scissors). The last one standing wins and gets to receive that special item. To end the 1st day, there was a prize giving ceremony to give out prizes for the lucky winners.
Moving on to Day 2, there was a sketch performance by the Nichibros. This time, there were more cosplayers compared to Day 1. Photographers were busy taking pictures everywhere. There was a Coloring and Gundam DIY Competition going on as well. The place started to get packed around 2:30 p.m. due to an Autograph Session by the Cosplayer Guests. People had to queue in order to receive their autographs and have a photo taken with the Special Guests. Besides, there was a singing performance by Scarlett and a Special Guest Q&A Session. Before calling it a day, they had 3 solo cosplay finalists to perform a short sketch for a panel of judges. The cosplayers were given a scenario and had to act it out on stage. The one with the best creativity and acting skills wins the competition. Overall, it was a decent performance by all 3 finalists. As usual, there was a prize giving ceremony and lucky draw to hand out prizes to winners. With that, they ended the event with a closing ceremony thanking all the participants who came and supported the event.