Suspend disbelief, and get set to dive into an epic pop-culture weekend as International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) returns this August!
Into its fourth year, ICDS 2015 will once again feature internationally acclaimed guests, a gamut of pop-culture content and Singapore’s Annual Cosplay Chess stage show.
Following the success of last year’s ICDS, which saw some 5,000 visitors attending the fan-driven cosplay & pop-culture convention at *SCAPE in Orchard Road, organizer Neo Tokyo Project has decided to up their game. This year, they have transformed the youth recreation and retail hub into a two-day pop-culture playground that promises twice the fun.
The convention aims to attract more than 8,000 pop-culture lovers from all walks of life, including anime fans, cosplay enthusiasts, gamers and photographers.
Guest for ICDS 2015
Jin is an internationally acclaimed cosplayer whose work has been featured on publications and online media worldwide. Jin is known for versatility and accuracy in character portrayal, which is showcased in elaborate photo shoots with cosplay group Tux Team. Recently making waves on social media was their uncannily accurate cosplay photos of Disney’s “Big Hero 6”, as well as the anime “Ore Monogatari!!”
Joining Jin is Indonesian PlaMo (plastic model) expert Ifan Cusianto. An award-winning PlaMo builder and writer of the critically-acclaimed “Scratchbuild Revolution” guidebook, Ifan will be sharing his techniques at the Hobbymate booth during ICDS.
“International Cosplay Day Singapore is a convention that transcends barriers”, said Mr. Jason Koh, account director of Neo Tokyo Project. “The event celebrates pop culture diversity, and we hope to create a holistic environment where visitors can experience the best that pop-culture hasto offer.”
2 days of exciting contents
With the tagline “BREAK OUT!”, this year’s convention aims to break Singapore’s traditional convention mould with more hands-on activities, panels, and learning opportunities. Participants are also invited to step out of their comfort zones, to immerse themselves in on-stage programs such as the Anime Quiz and Cosplay Runway, and to mingle with like-minded fans and visitors in dedicated rest and hobby areas throughout the convention.
Both days of ICDS are also themed. Day 1 is dedicated to celebrating anime and Japanese pop-culture, with the popular AniDance & Music segment in the evening, while Day 2 will see cosplay performances come to the fore.
Tickets for ICDS are priced at $5 for a Day Pass, and $8 for a two-day Weekend Pass.
Tickets are available through Peatix (at http://icds2015.peatix.com). Limited tickets are also available at the door.
About Neo Tokyo Project
Neo Tokyo Project is a pop-culture marketing agency in Singapore. Originally conceived as a cosplay oriented blog, Neo Tokyo Project has since grown into a media portal that boasts more than 15,000 unique monthly page views, with readers spanning 21 different countries around the world.
In late 2011, Neo Tokyo Project entered the realm of pop-culture events management, organizing Singapore’s 1st Annual Cosplay Chess stage show as well as curating internationally acclaimed cosplay photographer Jay Tablante’s first ever exhibition in Singapore.
Presently, Neo Tokyo Project is the organizer of International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS), a proprietary, fan-driven convention held annually in August, the bi-annual Doujin Market showcase, and is the agency of choice for companies intending to target the pop-culture market.