LOCAL COSPLAY CONVENTION ATTRACTS OVER 20 THOUSAND ATTENDEES Article Published 28 June 2015 (Sunday) Sin Ming Daily English Translation Provided Cosplay is an incredibly popular culture in Singapore, indeed so much so that the cosplay club members has increased over 140 times in these 15 years and the cosplay convention attracting over 25,000 attendees with the Singapore Cosplay president of the Club receiving words of encouragement from Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
When I first organised Cosfest 14 years in 2001 , it was a very small gathering among a group of friends. At that time, Cosplay was not popular and due to the fact that there were not a lot of cosplay events, we came together as a group of friends to organise a cosplay event for ourselves. These days, whenever I do cosplay events, people start asking me if there are cosplay guests, merchandise, etc. I know that the SCC does invite guests for our events, but long before this
Hello everyone, I am Stephanie Snowheart, the owner of Cosfest.
I would like to tell you a story about Cosplay and Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
In 2007, the Singapore Cosplay Club organised a cosplay event for Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the Tanjong Pagar's Town Council Orchard Fiesta.
That was my first time and only encounter with the legendary Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
I received a call, notifying me "MMLee would like to shake your hand at the event"
Of course I felt honored.
On the day of t