STGCC 2015 Day 2: Mega Picture Post

And here we go with Day 2! Let’s roll. 

The family that Star Wars-es together stays together

Yub nub!

Elektra

Black Bolt

Felicity, complete with Windows 8 Surface!

Selfie with CW!Ollie’s main squeeze

Darth Revan

Sabermarch’s wares

Dear Mistah J!

“Yub nub!” “Utinni!” 

Black Cat-scratch fever!

You will notice a running theme with Harleys and lil Mistah J.

“Hello Zepp”

Hot Toys’ Millennium Falcon interior diorama

Vacationpool!

Joking Snake – Batman and Metal Gear Solid mash-up!

Lil Ms. Marvel and Lil Hulk! D’aww.

Pitted as many Jokers against as many Red Hoods as I could

“All this fighting, it’s senseless”

Younglings in training at Fightsaber’s workshop

M. Bison says “YASS!!”

Actual levitation!

Attempt at a vaguely arty shot

“Girl I work out”

Bewitched, Bebladed and Bewildered 

Who watches the Watch_dogs? 

Mind-blowing Bumblebee.

Rul as Jason – destiny

“Now fight!”

Maro, who makes a most adorable Babs. 
Skyline Sirens 
“My name is Max. My world is fire and blood.”

Ready to believe you, Egon!

“MOM! DAD! UNCLE BEN!” 
In anticipation of the all-female Ghostbusters movie

Beardbusters!

Shaun’s really rad Arkham Knight 

Felicity being wistful

Kylo Ren, the mysterious villain of the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Neptys Ennoae as Wasp with Gwen as Ant-Man!

WASP AND BUMBLEBEE. This gave me so much satisfaction.

It’s not a comic con unless there’s at least one Slave Leia

M. Bison has his sights set on time travel – beware!

Doof Doof Doof! 
Ahh Jim Cheung’s smile. *Melts*

Ants at a picnic

More Ame-Comi Wondy action!

Old-school enthusiasm!

Conner!

Hi again Stella

Shaun the Jurassic Park ranger with Bessie the Dilophosaurus! Good girl Bessie! 

The Hooded Photobomber

“BLOOD BAG!”

Drag!Wonder Woman!

Slade has destructive designs on the Bat *flicks*

Epic showdown! Onlookers are most amused.

Back to back badasses

Bullets and bracelets!

The family that Avenges together…

Hey Sally!

Jaye as a Portal Turret, with her Companion Cube of Holding

Elevenapalooza!

Princess Kory in the house

Shiny shiny Ollie

Yes yes, I don’t know who these characters are and took the photo because Theresa and friend are attractive.

See son? That’s a professional. I have no idea what I’m doing.

Kai with Red Hood Beyond!

You wot m8?

Re:Spawn

Whovian selfie

11 photobomb 
“Come along Po…I mean Clara”

Everybody wants Clara!

Clara doesn’t know what to make of the Attack Eyebrows 

Adam Hughes, comics pinup artist extraordinaire

Orkabat Cos and Judith as Bishoujo Psylocke and Ms. Marvel respectively

I blurted out “look, a Dick!” without thinking. Way to go Jedd. 
SHAZAM!

Team Arrow and a Feline Photobomber

Theodora as Selina and Lil Bruce
Selina and her mini-me

What evil lurks in the hearts of men? 

Selfie with Aunty Shirley, everyone’s favourite neighbourhood cosplaying Aunty! 

Scarlet Witch

V8!

“Bruce why?”

Nothing to fear but fear itself

Frasier as Peggy Carter and Jenny as Skinny Steve

Selfie with my Batfam friends Sarah, Kie and YQ!

Dead Jason party – bring your own crowbar 
“I am a failure lol”

“Dick you’re irreplaceable!” – Bruce circa 1942 or thereabouts 

All will cower in fear of Darth Cass! 

Go away Wade.

“Drive me like one of your Italian cars”

Clara and the Stig – it’s a veritable BBC party in here!

Twinsies! 
“Dad Dad DAAAD Dad Daadddd” “Arrgh kids!”

Missy’s cookies tempt the Doctor

People mountain; people sea

Catwoman, Harley and Lil Bruce!

The thorn among the roses

KA as Spider-Woman 

YQ giving the Kotobukiya statue pose a go

Invinc is very pleased with the shuffling trick – exactly why it’s silly doesn’t show up in stills, you had to be there.
“You’ve been struck by a smooth criminal mon ami”

Very esoteric.

Ellie!

Pirates have shoulder parrots, Catwoman has shoulder kitteh.

WITNESS IMMORTAN JOE!

STGCC 2015 Day 1: Mega Picture Post

Here’s the first part of my annual Singapore Toy, Games and Comics Convention Mega Picture post! Brace yourselves, it be a long one.

A very Imperial welcome

Hot Toys’ First Order Stormtroopers

Mysterious Force Awakens baddie Kylo Ren

KidsLogic’s actually-hovering DeLorean

Life-sized Hulk vs. Hulkbsuter display

“Get me outta here!” 

Fightsaber’s demonstration

I do know the power of the Dark Side

“Not so tough without your ship, eh?” “Ditto”

Well, technically an Ant-Man figure of any size could be considered “life-sized”

Michael Keaton and Adam West Batmen

The very epitome of cool.

Rocket and Groot, cosmic besties.

Loki conspires, as he does.

Anyone seen my daughter?

Cosplay celebrity Stella Chuu

“LET OFF SOME STEAM, BENNET!”

The King of the Seas on his pincer throne

Beguiling, even as an unpainted prototype

Writer Wayne Ree and artist Gene Whitlock, who together form Global Beards!

Raven

My pal Jaye as 2015 edition Marty McFly

She’s got the worried Michael J. Fox face down.

Assemble!

Hoverboards that can actually hover! Disclaimer: not intended for use over water.

Immortan Joe takes shape.

With my friend Gwen as Han Solo

Neptys Ennoae as Shao Jun from Assassin’s Creed Chronicles

First of many Red Hoods this weekend

Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6

Digging the “Jabba as satay vendor” diorama

Stay!

Agent Peggy Carter

Red Hood

Harley Quinn, an ever-popular character choice.

Alexander Jameouson Tan as the Joker, all too proud of himself for having killed Jason Todd

Brian Dennison as a thoroughly on-point Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish

A double serving of Harley! 

Digging the combination of biker and tactical gear this Red Hood is rocking

Mezame as Margarita Guy from Jurassic World!

Tadashi and Hiro from Big Hero 6

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

Exquisite craftsmanship on that crown!

Ghostbusters and Back to the Future – so 80s I can’t even

Check out the detail on those proton packs!

First Order Stormie backpack! So cute. 

Jack Frost and Booker DeWitt – eh, I’ve seen stranger mashups

Party like it’s 2099

Booker, catch!

Cap and an old enemy

“Put me down Quill! This is demeaning!” 

Baroness and Storm Shadow from GI JOE

“2015 is all this and no Jaws 19! We’ve got to fix things Doc!”

But soft, what light from Yondu window breaks?

Talking comics with C.B. Cebulski, Adi Granov, Jim Cheung and Adam Hughes

Capn’ Spidey

Theodora as Black Widow taking it out on lil Loki

Ame-Comi Wonder Woman

Deathstroke

Green Arrow

Goofing with Ollie – just about my fave selfie of the day

People mountain; people sea

Daenerys and her dragon.

Deadpool, perfectly in character

Ollie Evolutions

Joey as Ms. Marvel

Peggy and plushie Cap!

XM Studios’ phenomenal work

XM Studios Daredevil

XM Studios’ conceptual Japanese-styled Batman

All of these designs are really well thought out!

There’s always a Man…

Sam as Hulkling, chewing on Loki

Kie as Wiccan with Sam as Hulkling

Talking comics with C.B. Cebulski, Adi Granov, Jim Cheung and Adam Hughes

Marvel superstar artist Jim Cheung, best-known for co-creating the Young Avengers with Allan Heinberg

Such a handsome fellow. Swoons.

Stella Chuu getting her Power Ranger groove on

Wait, I thought you guys were brothers! Nevermind.

Jenny as Elsa

Frasier as Rorschach from Watchmen

Wonder Woman, Supergirl and lil Batsy

Quicksilver is not impressed

Trench run diorama! 

The Simpsons enjoying a live performance by the Bith musicians. Yes yes the genre of music is called Jizz, I know.

Glowy glowy

Jim Cheung with his creations Wiccan and Hulkling

The 12th Doctor and Missy

Not a hugger.

Regeneration makes you taller?

The ever-lovely Belle as Zatanna Zatara!

Z is for Zelfie

Darren as Slender Man – those proportions are perfect!

Rorschach vs. Slendy

Michael Baypool

Rorschach and Baypool!

F***in’ Money!

Matching Mum and daughter Leias

Dave as Leonidas, making me feel inferior as always.

Ant-Man

Suicide Squad Joker and Harley

Suicide Squad Joker and Harley

Natasha has red on her ledger, but Blue Sky on the brain.

GameStart 2014 Mega Picture Post

Here are the photos from the inaugural GameStart videogame convention, held at Suntec Convention Centre Singapore on 25-26 October 2014. 

Sony’s booth babes

The opening ceremony

Confetti for all! 

Taking this shot reminded me of what my theatre teacher always said about levels.

The cosplay panel featuring Yuegene, Tessie and Yasemin.

Rolled the dice, one came up twice…

Bear this Aiden Pearce in mind; he crops up later

Here I am with two of gaming’s best female characters (if there were a Samus Aran, I would’ve taken a photo with her too, but alas, there wasn’t)

Theodora as Lara with my custom figure of the character

A pair of Booker DeWitts try their hands at some retro arcade games

Watch out for that Skyhook, Lara!

Tomb Braider. 

Showdown

No spinning bird kicks to be had this day.

Om nom nom.

Free advertising for Razer. You’re welcome guys. 

“Come quietly or there will be…trouble.” 

“I may not always love you…”

“But long as there are stars above you…”

The Tenth Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness get cozy.

Cozier.
Coziest. This one’s for the shippers out there. 

Best in Singapore, JB and some say Batman.

Kuro Koneko knocking it out of the park again as Lady Loki

Don’t kill the fanboy! 

With my friend Vienna as Asuna from Sword Art Online.

Street Fighter champ Daigo in the centre there

The caption Kuro provided is “You dare!? Pah! Insolent mortal… Your Midgardian weaponry cannot harm a God!”

10 and 11 fighting over Jack (yes yes, I know 11 didn’t meet Jack…)

Careful there, Lara is known to be a one-woman mercenary-slaying army. 

Cap’n Jack has at it with the dual wielding.
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Here’s Lara with Sharlene as Alyse, GameStart’s official mascot.

Justin took me up to the roof for a Watch Dogs shoot.
Lots of jumping on ledges was involved.

Kicking off Day 2 with some fourth wall breakage! 

ODSTs strike!

Hey Ms. Pyramid Head. Play nice.

“Korobeiniki” is playing in your head now, isn’t it? 

My friend Rayner capturing the Tennant wonderment.

I was so glad to see a Batman character.

You know the name, you know the barcode.

These Naruto Storm producers said that if the fans beat them at their own game, they would swim back to Japan. They were beaten by two fans. Get your floaties inflated gentlemen.

My Fair Lady Deadpool

Jason as Big Boss from Saints Row presiding over the Game On cosplay competition.

Alice: The Madness Returns

Dante from Devil May Cry

Wilson’s ODST performance featured a pretty funny Singlish voiceover.

Remember the Deadpool from earlier? This guy just owned. 

The judges of the contest, Yasemin, Yuegene and Tessie.

Kie as Joseph Oda from The Evil Within.

Hey Gwen as casual Clint Barton! 

Dual wielders unite! 

Motoko Kusanagi is pretty much the only anime character I recognised at this con.

See you at next year’s GameStart! 

San Diego Comic Con International 2014 – The Cosplay

Hey everyone, having returned from Comic-Con for a few days I’m hunkering down to put up the mega picture-posts, as per last year. This was my first year going as a member of the press so I did have more opportunities to be up close to the cool stuff. Major thanks to my parents for structuring our family vacation around Comic-Con again this year and am really glad that my brother could join us too.

THE COSPLAY

One of the undeniable highlights of Comic-Con is seeing pure dedication on display in the form of fans dressing up as and embodying their favourite characters. I have serious “fear of missing out” (FOMO) when it comes to cosplays at conventions and of course there is no way one would able to see it all, but I am really glad I got to witness some awesome/cool/cute/beguiling ones this year! I brought along props – a Batman custom action figure, a Selina Kyle one and a Captain Jack Harkness figure. Thanks to everyone who obliged my request to pose with the figures!

The first cosplayer I took a photo of at the convention! Thanks Ms. Nygma! 

This Fall on ABC Family: Bucky, Nat and the silly Singaporean geek.

One seriously cool family. Does that mean their son calls the shots? 
A comedy of terrors and high-caliber fourth wall breakage!

I regret I wasn’t able to get Captain Jack out in time for this River Song cosplayer to pose with.

Lots and lots of  great Tardis dresses!

Yoo hoo! And the prize for best dad of the Con goes to this gentleman.

Shhhhh

The nametag says “Doctor Hu”. It is his real surname.

“Get off my plane!” That’s the right Gary Oldman movie, yes?

“Judge Dredd wants YOU to Kickstarter that darn sequel”

The Blues Brothers 2014 beat the Blues Brothers 2000 any day of the week

At this point in his career, Dick Grayson is still quite affectionate towards his guardian/mentor.

Four times the Marvel loveliness!

She’ll be shooting for her own hand, thank you very much!

The Arkham Knight Harley outfit is probably my favourite from all the Arkham games so far.

Old-school Lara, complete with red-tinted sunglasses!

Bombshell Harley, gotta love that Bomber jacket!

They can show you the world…and some great abs!

Queen of the Sea! Now all she needs is Guy!Mera.

Hammer…sickle…Red Son Harley Quinn? Awesome!

Kickin’ it old school with Wonder Woman and Superman

Rule 63 Damian Wayne Robin

The frost detailing on the hoodie is very nice.

Male-ficent. Geddit?

Gotta love the severed Sentinel head/shield

Jay and Silent Bob in the midst of striking back.

Something to crow about.

In which I attempt to outrun the Flash while all Iron Man has to do is look ridiculously cool.
This is not the Trinity you’re looking for, but I’m not complaining.

Conan the crimson Cimmerian!

Tanks for the memories!

I believe this demonologist/master of the dark arts was hired to help entertain us waiting in line for the Constantine dome screen experience.

Quiet on the set!

Just a nice sweet Gwen Stacy cosplay…until you notice the blood dripping from her nose. Oh snap, that’s dark!

A delightfully goofy 11th Doctor!

Hawkgirl’s wings were nice and fluffy! 

A quartet of Bat-rogues

Purrr….fe – okay, that’s been overdone. Sorry.

Chief Junior knows what’s up.

Zatanna has shrunken Batman down to size.

Who could resist that smile? Certainly not the Joker, and certainly not me either.

It’s Anarky from Arkham Origins and his mini-me!

Atomica ahoy!

This here is one Talon-ted cosplayer!

Love that spiffy-looking TARDIS!

Clark off to save the world/cover a story. 

You know nothing, Jon Snow. Thor’s a woman now!

I didn’t know Gobber was Hiccup’s optician too!

The renowned Hannah and Hilly Hindi of the Hillywood show ham it up with tiny Jack!

Lotsa lotsa Elsas this year!

Death and Deadpool…these two didn’t actually know each other but I thought they did and asked them to stand together.

I feel a sudden wave of pity for Chow Yun Fat’s Hollywood career now.

I for one hope these guys were successful on their road trip.
Mr. J wasted no time in getting right to torturing the Bat. Harley approves.

The craziest and the last…and me!

Let’s cook! “Bottom. hee-hee-hee.”

Disclaimer: this moment in no way represents my real life. Back to my lonely corner to curl up and weep for a while, bye! 

This wonderful Maleficent let me hang on the staff. I exclaimed “I know wield the power of Diaval!” She replied “tsk, tsk, only I do.”

FABULOUS!

Diaval says SCREEE!

Ow…great job on that makeup sir. At least I hope it’s makeup.

It’s great seeing how all the different Doctors react to lil Jack.

Purple and blue!

Red and Red team up to take on mini-Batman. And the best part?The Poison Ivy cosplayer’s first name is actually – wait for it – Pamela!

Castiel on a wing and prayer. 

If it bleeds, they can kill it!

Love how plush those fabrics are, Anna!

May the odds (of finding a seat in Hall H) ever be in your favour.

Okay, so this Catwoman is just utterly gorgeous.

A healthy serving of classic Who and some 12! They appear thoroughly nonplussed about Jack.

An Aspen Comics booth babe.

“My name is Dr. Hank McCoy, and you’re gonna hear me RAWR!”

It’s Mallet Time, Batman!

Zoë! 

The little red camera just completes it.

Stay moist!

The Arkham Knight Harley outfit again, done gorgeously!

Tinkerbell admitted that she left Pan for Hook because she wanted a real man.

The Cinema Makeup School crafts one mean Apocalypse!

Lady Nightwing! Call me…

1, 2, 3…MULTIPASS!

AICE COLD FREEZE FROZEN…CHILL! 

Gangsta style from Deadpool!

Huntress and Kronen? Why not?
TEDD’S PHOTOS
My brother is much more of a photography expert than I am, and wasn’t locked up in panels as much so he could take in more cosplay. Here are selections from Tedd’s camera! 
Let the Wookiee win, Tedd!

Regina Rabbit?

Glad Rapunzel got some love, seeing as how it’s clearly Frozen that’s in vogue this year!

Dammit Wade! I can look at literally nothing else now!

Doctors 1 – 12 in order – not forgetting 8.5! 

Hypnotically accurate 1st Doctor cosplay!

Dat smirk.

The Mandarin descends!

Bucky approves.

The Mad Hatter and the Red Queen in full regalia

This Mikey was just hopping all about doing acrobatics and martial arts.

Dashing onto the CW this fall…

Spy vs. Spy vs. parenthood

All those monsters…

The Hatbox Ghost from The Haunted Mansion!

This sister is about to do battle. Get outta her way!

It’s a jolly holiday in San Diego!

Guessed it yet? That’s a Rocket Raccoon cosplay! Oh…yeah! 

If you like it then you should’ve put ten rings on it

Harvey Quinn!

“Must…stay…positive…”

“I AM FEELING THE OPPOSITE OF HAPPY!”

The Doctor Squees

She’s one dynamite gal!

Drake and Lara strolling rather than traversing cliff faces.

“Junior?!” 

“Well, all things considered, I’d say Experiment Weapon X was a smashing success!” 

Now this Harley is packing some serious punch! 

Kim Possible and Shego looking awfully happy in the midst of combat

Okay, now that’s uncanny! 

Elsa wins. There.

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I’m thinking now would be a very good time to stay, Cortana.

Vanellope approves! 

Jew-verine!

Swampy! 

No, let lil Lando go!