Cosplay XI – Go For It!

Posted: July 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                 Stardate: 68445.1 (July 9th, 2012)

The wait is over. A cosplay event that is truly loved and everybody’s looking forward to it had once again hit Pasir Ris Downtown East by storm! Cosfest XI! Cosfest itself, as one of the most favorite cosplay theme event by many, and which cosplayer like myself hate to miss it! Each time I attended, I get to know new cosplayers. Its like attending to a new school and get to know more friends. As I get to know them, I discover new things about cosplaying. Especially when comes to buying the stuffs that I might need. I believe Cosfest and those that were similar to this were the best cosplay event for everyone to gather and make new friends. Its truly a remarkable and fruitful event for all ages. Sharing the friendship and bonding while enjoying the fun and excitement.

I had taken 2 days leave just to come for this 2-day event which usually held on the weekends. 7th – 8th July. Yes, I definitely will come down as Red Ranger. But for only one day, as my childhood superhero. Cause there’s another favorite character of mine which I had been planning for quite some time.

He appeared in the fighting action movie, which is based on a fighting game. He was named as Sub Zero. Originates from Mortal Kombat. I’m sure those who grew up in the 90s heard about this awesome fighting movie, its TV series and play the games. Even till now, Mortal Kombat never gets old. So now, its my chance to reveal my next level of cosplay characteristic, and to cosplay as this awesome ice ninja!

I recently purchase the suit from eBay, which is actually meant for Halloween. Initially thought of getting it tailor. But seeing how heavy the price is, I decided to drop the idea. Until I came across this Sub Zero Halloween suit for just US$18. Sounds worth the deal, though it doesn’t look much of a Sub Zero look. It does have its tabbard and waist belt. But other than that, it looks more of a njnja outfit.

Here’s where creativity comes in. Why not just modify it? My intention was to make the suit to look like the one seen in Mortal Kombat 2 – Annihilation.

For those of you who remembered, Sub Zero was been defeated by Liu Kang in the first original movie. However, the second ice ninja appeared in the second movie, who later reveals himself as the younger brother of the original Sub Zero. Unlike his elder brother, this Sub Zero chooses to be on the good side. He had a thin red scar drawn across his left eye.

I choose to cosplay as the good Sub Zero. Mainly using foam, I had spend every effort to make it look like the actual suit. It may not be 100% accurate. But at least I had put in my best effort and a lot of patience to make it look almost similar. I’m satisfied with the outcome. All the hard work finally pays off!

So, Sub Zero will appeared on the 1st day of Cosfest, while Red Ranger will appeared on the last day. Here’s the photos taken on both days. Its been great! =D

And here’s the results so far. Even though my Sub Zero doesn’t received much attention, let alone unrecognizable for some, I’m still happy that I’m able to cosplay as one. You would too if you are dying to be one for so long. I considered my 1st attempt as a testbed phase. From then onwards, I will try to improve more into it for certain future events. Its still one of my best! =)

As the morphenomenal Red Ranger. As expected. Its always a big hit! =D And also the reason why I choose to cosplay as Red Ranger on the last day. Its always the 2nd day that was really packed. I got kids want me to hug them, carry them, one even ask for my autograph! Fans of Power Rangers surrounded me like some paparazzi, even get chase by some girls….

Best of all when I was on stage with the rest after the event’s cosplay competition ended. We were all involved for a dance. Man, I feel like as if I’m on high. Dance till I couldn’t get enough. Seriously! It was fun! =D

And soon the day comes to end. Though the fun is still not over yet for some of us, the time still had to move on. But still, we all had the excitement, the laughter, the fun, the dance and all that we had came for. There will be another event soon and we hope we can see each other again. Till then! Power up! =)

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  1. Clover says:

    Hello! This is the Miku from the Secret Police Vocaloid team who requested for pictures with you as Red Ranger when we were all trolled by the trollers. Haha~ thanks for making our day~ 😀

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