Cosplayers take to the seas for biggest Asian convention

Cosplayers take to the seas for biggest Asian convention
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SINGAPORE - Swinging sabres, well-timed stunts and intricately stitched costumes ruled the seas over the weekend.

Cosplayers from all over Asia were on board a four-day, three-night Royal Caribbean cruise for Cosfest, one of the largest cosplay conventions in Asia. This is the first time the event was held on cruise ship Mariner of the Seas, which sailed from Singapore to Port Klang in Malaysia and back.

Named Cosfest Sea: The Rising Tide, the annual convention, organised by The Singapore Cosplay Club, was a huge draw for cosplayers and fans alike. One of the highlights of the convention was the Asia Cosplay Meet Championship, which saw 24 contestants from eight countries literally fighting it out on stage.

Team Singapore impressed the crowd with a Gundam sci-fi performance while the Indonesian contestants played out a fight scene between Spider-Man and Black Cat.

The champions however, were none other than cosplayers from Thailand, who executed a hilarious rendition of Japanese webcomic One Punch Man. The team walked away with a cash prize of $2,000.

debwong@sph.com.sg

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