He has to be one of the hottest cosplayer in Asia under the male category right now. His popularity is undeniably huge in South East Asia including the day of AFA09 in Singapore. A lot of people would recognize him as Ichigo from Bleach, Cloud from Final Fantasy 7 and from cosplayers themselves, best known as Benten from Zone-00. I managed to catch him live on the front stage and backstage for the event which was a huge honor as I myself am trying to go into cosplaying someday.
Think one of the most surprising results in AFA09 this year. 5 nations and 6 teams were in the final to take part in this years AFA09 Regional Cosplay Championship. Host nation gets 2 entries and it looks like it paid off really well, I guess sometimes being on home ground gets good result like football. Anyways, it was a real shock to most of the crowd that day when 00 Emotion.sg beat everyone on the list, including favourites The Philippines Team WitchBladeAlodia and Ashley, to a Double. 00 Emotion.sg took home the Special Prize,which is 1x Innovis-900 embroidery Sewing Machine + 2 sets of Harajuku Lovers Fragrance and also the Grand Prize, which is 2 ANA economy class return tickets to Tokyo, Japan + 2 (more) sets of Harajuku Lovers Fragrance. Meaning, the pair will have hell loads of perfume to use now it seems, wow so you’ll know which cosplayer will smell the nicest now.
The results are out for the winners of AFA09 Regional Cosplay Championship. With about 30 entries and 2 weeks of judging, each country representatives have been selected. Countries which have representatives are The Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore (host gets 2 entries), Malaysia and Thailand. Grand prize winners will be given 2 tickets to fly down to Japan for the Cosplay event to represent SEA (South-East Asia).
This year, AFA09 will be holding the first ever Regional Cosplay Championship in South East Asia. The top teams cosplayers of their selected country will be sponsored by AFA and also get a chance to compete in the grand Regional Cosplay Championship Asia in Singapore. There well-known cosplay artist from Japan, Kaname☆ will be judging the event personally.
Those who are interested please make way to the AFA RCC website and figure.fm forfuther details, information, and entry forms. So what act have you got for the cameras?