The art (and the artists) of the dress-up

The art (and the artists) of the dress-up

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) opened on Sept 6, and among the highlights are the colourful cosplayers who show up at such events.

For the uninitiated, cosplay is short for costume play.

It is a performance art form where participants wear costumes, make-up and accessories to transform themselves into characters from films, books, anime, manga and video games.

Tomorrow, members of the public will be able to see cosplayers strutting their stuff on the STGCC Cosplay Runway.

Here is a look at who some of the real people behind the elaborate make-up and fantasy get-ups are.

This article was first published on September 6, 2014.
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