EOY Cosplay
EOY Cosplay 2006

Pictures, lots and lots of pictures. They say a picture speaks a thousand words. I suck at speaking, so I shall pad my post with pictures.

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Oh shi- I just remembered that I suck at taking pictures too. Oh well, I bet it’s still worth at least 100 words apiece.

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I actually arrived at the event area at about 12pm+ and waited nearly 2 hours before tj han and tsubaki arrived. ZZZzzzz.

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Umehiko was also with them and I joined their party to fight a high level boss. The loot sucked. umehiko was the Yuki cosplayer btw.

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After slaying the boss and selling the loot, we went for lunch at Burger King. I noticed that the Gundam SEED cosplayers were all eating Burger King. Burger King: where all Gundam pilots eat. Worst Burger King I’ve ever eaten btw.

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After lunch, we walked back to the event area. The organisers didn’t rent a convention hall and used a conference hall instead. It’s quite small but sufficient until late afternoon when it got really crowded.

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Did I mention that I suck at photography? I did? Okay.

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The event location actually had relatively good lighting compared to Cosfest. But my camera and I suck, so together we managed to screw up anyway.

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I bet no one saw me at the event. I was in a brilliant disguise. Here’s my T-shirt design btw.

Shirt

R.O.D., get it? No? It’s okay. Only DrmChsr0 got the joke the first time. I guess I suck at humour too. orz

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Umehiko spent the rest of the day calling me “R.O.D.-kun”. Yet another nickname to add to my collection. Just a few more before I forget my real identity.

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The whole place felt like it was filled with Rozen Maidens. Okay maybe not, but you couldn’t look in any direction without seeing one.

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I was attacked by a rogue Domo-kun. I think it mistook me for a kitty.

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So anyway we walked around and we took pictures and we walked around and we took pictures and we walked around more and we took more pictures. Time flies when you are having fun.

According to the programme sheet, which was given to those people who paid the $12 entrance fee, there was going to be a live performance of “God knows…” and “Lost my music” at 5.30pm by a mysterious band called “SOS Dan”.

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That performance didn’t happen. We were conned. Tsubaki threatened to tear the place down.

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That said, the girl who sang Shangri-la was AWESOME!!! (Was it Rika? The programme sheet doesn’t say.) Hope to hear more next time. :)

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There were two Haruhi cosplayers and umehiko was the only Yuki. No Mikuru, Ryouko or Tsuruya. Booooo.

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HARUHIISM WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

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Other than the lack of “God knows…”, we were also quite pissed with the event organizers for letting people in for free in the afternoon. What was our 12 bucks for? A lousy UV stamp, an inaccurate programme sheet and an issue of Playworks which no one reads? I feel cheated. BTW bj0rn was one of those who entered for free. Bastard.

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From what I have been hearing, the organization of the stage programmes was really, really bad. That explains why the printed programme sheets seem to be completely off. Also, the hosts made one bad joke for every two lines they spoke. *shudder*

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Although the event was clearly not very well organized, the turnout was pretty good and that was all that matter. Seriously, no one goes to cosplay events for the stage performances. It’s all about the cosplayers.

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Which brings me back to the topic of how much I suck at taking pictures. I apologize to everyone pictured here.

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^I felt like an asshole for not buying anything. It’s the thought that counts, maybe?

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I prefer boku to desu. Just how many Rozen Maidens were at the event?

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The scene of massive pwnage. The School Rumble team had Harima too, but I didn’t manage to get his picture. Oh well.

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There’s just something magical about nekomimi. It is genetically embedded into every one of us.

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Pretty darn cool Shana at the event. Tsubaki says that she was the highlight of the entire thing. Too bad my photography sucks.

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おおきな夢&夢 スキでしょ?
ooki na yume & yume suki desho?

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After the event, the group of us went to Changi Airport and we had sushi for dinner. My wallet burns…

If only I didn’t have to pay 12-fricking-dollars to enter the place. I feel so cheated. CHEATED! And I didn’t even get to have a cool press pass to wave around in people’s face.

I’m dead tired. I need to sleep.

P.S. Leave a comment here if you want the full 5mp version of any picture you see in the gallery. Then again, my photography skill sucks so that’s impossible. :P

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