“A gathering for the community by the community.” That’s what Cosplay Corner is. Created by the team behind last year’s 3DS Corner 2015 and 3DS Corner @ Comic Fiesta 2015, this event is taking inspiration from the community itself.
This homegrown event is happening for the first time ever at KDU Damansara Jaya campus, from the 13th to 14th August 2016. And just like its motto implies, it already boasts a long line-up of big names and up-and-comers within the anime music, cosplay, cosplay photography and videography communities.
No, seriously. There are so many exciting things going on, I literally don’t know where to begin… Well, considering the name of the event, let’s begin with the line-up of cosplay-related happenings!
There will be a Cosplay Stage Competition happening on Sunday, 2:00 – 3:30pm, judged by Nessarose, Kazuki Vinca, Yukise Michi, and Shin (Moon Art Studio). Entry fee for the contest is FREE, but the first prize winner will be walking away with cash, a 2 hour voucher for Cup Cat Studios, and a set of Early Bird tickets for this year’s Comic Fiesta! Fyi, registration is still OPEN.
There will also be a Cosplay Photo Competition which will be held across both days and – here’s the exciting part – winners will be decided solely by public vote! The first prize winner will also be walking away with cash, a 1 hour voucher for Cup Cat Studios, and a set of Early Bird tickets for Comic Fiesta 2016. Registration closes on 8 August 2016, so hurry and submit your application now!
Cosplay Corner has brought on Parallèle Paraíso as their official Cosplay Shop partner for the Used Costumes Market, which will help event attendees sell their second-hand cosplay items; making it as simple as dropping off your products, paying a small fee, then picking up your earnings later! More information on the Parallèle Paraíso Facebook page.
A definite highlight is the Cosplay Group Photoshoot, which as the name states, is a group photoshoot featuring the attendees of Cosplay Corner 2016. There may be as many as 2 photoshoot themes happening each day, and the themes are decided by the community via online vote! You still have an opportunity to vote HERE.
There will also be tutorials running across the weekend encompassing cosplay and photo editing; each hosted by an expert within the community. They are Angel, a cosplayer who will be running the make-up tutorial, Moon Art Studio who will be teaching us the ways of Lightroom, and Kyrios Lim who will be covering all the bases for Photoshop.
In other special guests’ news, Cosplay Corner has invited videographers Tanoshi Photography, Anime Support Kuantan, and Endless Eight Films! Endless Eight, especially, interests me because they are cosplay GIF makers. How niche is that?! You can check out all their previous work by clicking on their names above.
Throughout the event, you can also expect performances by Kiseki and M’Moments, whom are both Cosplay Dance Groups, as well as Luna Lorrain, whom is an international performer, performing the violin for the first time in a local ACG event! I already know we’re going to get a lot of Love Live!, but I’m kind of hoping we’ll also get a bit of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. What do you think?
Either way, the stage events are definitely going to be hyped up because the MCs for the event are none other than the GG Twins!
Besides everything I’ve mentioned above, the event is also coming with a few other perks. Like an exclusive photo booth sponsored by Cup Cat Studio (for the first time in a non-Comic Fiesta event!), a photoshoot with the event mascot Dawn Snow, an otaku test hosted by Otaku Server, and perhaps the most exciting of all… CHARGING STATIONS! It’s every device junkies’ dream come true.
To sum it up,
Date: 13 – 14 August 2016
Venue: KDU Damansara Jaya campus
Entrance fee: RM10.00 per day (seriously!)
For more information, leave us a comment below, or visit these pages:
Official event page: http://bit.ly/2a9b9sf
Official event video: http://bit.ly/2aQrTto
Event highlights: http://bit.ly/2aMDlWV
We hope to see you there! \(*^▽^*)/