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EOY 2008 Post Event Report

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Well, once again another big anime event has passed. Compared to the newcomer AFA, the EOY cosplay event is rather well established having run since the year 2000 and the NTUVAS has a long history with it. This year is no exception, with our club in attendance at the event, our memebers turning up either as helpers, as cosplayers, or just as regular attendees. We also had a booth on site which I spent the whole day rooted to.  Because of that, I didn’t really get to see much of the event. Fortunately this means you are spared another multipart essay report like our AFA coverage. Instead, we have a guest post from our club members cloud0_o andラビღ. A big thanks to them for their help. Read on more on their joint coverage of the event!

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The long awaited End-of-Year (EOY) cosplay event held by Shiro Tsubasa Anime Club (STAC) had arrived!!! The whole event just ended yesterday evening (13th December 08, Saturday) at Singapore Expo. In line with STAC’s 10th anniversary, this year’s theme is “Retro” to celebrate their long history in organizing the annual EOY Cosplay event. Thus, cosplayers will be focusing more on animes that are dated before 2000.

For an overview of the event, the number of Naruto and Bleach cosplayers had decreased. Unlike previous years where you will find a whole bunch of mainstream Naruto and Bleach roaming around the event grounds, many cosplayers shifted their focus towards D.Gray Man, Vampire Knight, Final Fantasy etc. An interesting sight is that, I notice that there are quite a few no. of crossdressers, whereby guys are dressed up as female characters, like a guy version of miko. Hmmm, or is it actually quite common but I didn’t notice it before.

From the Retro category, we have Card Captor Sakura, Mario Brothers, Macross, Teru Teru Bozu, Inuyahsa, Ranma 1/2, Shaman King, Yugioh etc. I personally feel that the ones that made the deepest impression on me (and I believe many others) are the Mario and Luigi pairing, plus Teru Teru Bozu, as they fulfill the theme very well—very retro. In addition, these characters are seldom seen in previous cosplaying events, providing a very refreshing experience. How nostalgic!

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All thanks to Teru Teru Bozu , for blessing us with a great weather during the day of event ^_^

Other than the retro theme, we were able to spot characters from popular anime series of recent years like Code Geass, Vampire Knight, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, D.Gray Man etc. The Code Geass group had even brought along their own Knightmare Frame Lancelot while the D.Gray Man team came with their newly designed uniforms.

Mecha cosplay on the rise, Gundam Exia at Cosfest08 and AFA08, and there is Lancelot at EOY08. Cool!!!

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Lancelot together with Suzaku and Anya. Can’t imagine how Suzaku is going to board Lancelot.

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In my opinion, the Jasdevi (D.Gray-man) cosplayers did a very good job with the detailed costumes and the grey face paint!

For games characters wise, the dominance of Final Fantasy characters is clear. Assorted characters from the Final Fantasy franchise were seen and among which, Final Fantasy VII characters were the most eye-catching. As the game is dated back into the 90s, considering the level of graphics design during that time, the characters’ costumes were not extremely detailed. Therefore, cosplayers are dressed based on their knowledge from the recent FFVII products, games such as Dirge of Cerebus, Crisis Core, and the eye candy movie, Advent Children.

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Below is an army size Naruto squad, which was one of the most popular team around the whole event. Even during the MC hosting the event on stage, there are still a large swarm of people following the Naruto team around, trying to snap up more shots of them. Plus they did an awesome performance during the cosplay competition.

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We would like to take this opportunity to extend special congratulations to the second runner-up of the individual category, Teru Teru Bozu, who awed the audience with her self-made Teru Teru Bozu costume (made in record 2 days!). This person is none other than our former chairperson and current VAS “senior minister”, Dcal! Congratulations! ^^

A greater variety of booths could be seen at this year’s EOY and there were quite a number of nicely drawn fanart stalls. Our very own NTU-Visual Arts Society has also joined in to sell a number of second hand goodies, like VCDs, OST soundtracks, anime flyers and magazines etc (As well as a Kannagi fan poster done by none other than our TTB cosplayer!).

*contributions and views by cloud0_o andラビღ

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1 Response to “EOY 2008 Post Event Report”


  1. 1 dcal
    December 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Wahhh… I’m *touched*. Thanks! But don’t need to add the “senior minister” bit, makes me sound so old. >_<“”


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