Cosmo Youth Parade 2012

Posted: July 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                   Stardate: 68814.6 (July 1st, 2012)

Yesterday June 30th, from Ngee Ann City to 313 Somerset there was a mass of colourful avid cosplayers as we parade along this busy line of Orchard Rd from one point to the next and back. Keeping the line of moving entertainment for the anticipating sight from members of public to behold!

Organized by Shine Youth Festival, this Cosmo Youth Parade is back again to line up the streets and to bring you the best of their awesome public showcase of youth interest and talents to their peers and public. Been held annually in Singapore, thousands of avid cosplayers, youth leaders, volunteers and even students will converge in a colourful display of youth vibrancy. To inspire, encourage and motivate those of their age to take a step forward and to realize their dreams.

As the name stated, its a youth-initiated parade. Dedicated for the youth to bring out the best in their talents and passion. So basically the event is mostly focus on cosplaying. A cosplay event as
many would simply describe it as. Showcasing various iconic characters, superheroes, villains from movies, games, series, comics, you named it! Its all there to keep you entertain =D

I did not go for last year’s and the year before because of my tight work schedule. But this year my schedule seems ok. So I better not miss out this year’s Cosmo Parade. I already aimed for it just as soon as I saw the event been posted on my Facebook wall page. Thankfully I got my leave approve and I’m all set to go!

And yes, it’s morphin time! =D

The parade starts at 1730hrs and ends at 1900hrs. Before that there will be some performances on stage, games and singing contest and even a lion dance troupe.

This Red Ranger with the Dragon armour is ready to put a smile on everybody’s faces, especially those excited kids. My Green Ranger buddy will be tagging along with me. At least I’m happy to know that I wasn’t alone as the only Power Ranger entertaining the public. And just as soon as we had suit up, the swarm of public started to surround us like a mob of paparazzi wanting to take photos with us. As expected! Hahaha! Can’t be help though =D

Moments later, we were to line up at the pathway alongside Ngee Ann City. This is where the real fun about to begins. All anxious, excited. The anticipation just grew by every second. I could feel the adrenaline rushes in me. All of us are looking forward for this.

Then at 1730hrs, been lead by the lion dance troupe, the colourful continents of cosplayers began to parade down the lane with the rest of the contigents. Alright!! This is where it all happens! =D

The wild scream, the cheers from members of public were like music to our ears as we parade down the streets of Orchard Rd towards 313 Somerset, and back again to Ngee Ann. It was truly enjoyable.

But just imagine, when you are in a Power Ranger suit. Or any other mainstream characters that will definitely capture the people’s attention and eventually go gaga over you. It can be so hard to keep on moving when you had them quickly rushed at you wanting to take photos with you. And you had to keep turning your head towards the direction where the parade is heading to, to see whether are you far from behind them. Its one after another, wanting to pose with you. Even though you wanted to, for the people and your fans. But your legs keep telling you to keep moving, cause the parade will not wait for you. Hahaha!

To be honest, I already expect this would happen. But can’t be help though. We just made a quick one and rush back into the contingent. No matter what, we still waves and if possible, a big hug! =D

The parade was a short due to the distance from Ngee Ann till Somerset and back. At the end of the day, we were all shag. But its worth it. I really enjoy myself. I’m glad that I be able to make it for this year’s Cosmo parade after missing out the previous two. And hopefully I can make it for the next year’s and so forth.

Well done to all! =)

  1. Alfred Lee says:

    You were the red ranger? Checkout some of your power ranger moments here!

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