Comic Fiesta 2008 Day 2

Dear god all you Danny Choo fans, that was obviously a joke! Of course Danny himself won’t be coming here! Nevertheless, it was an awesome cosplay idea. I’d personally be laughing my arse off happy if someone decided to cosplay me as a joke.

Anyways, CF 2008 Day 2.

If last year’s major gripe was the tight corridors/traffic jams, this year’s CF’s major gripe is definitely the hall lighting. Sunway’s exhibition center is a HORROR for anyone trying to take good portrait shots. Totally gave up on trying to get action shots.

The major event, the solo cosplay competition this year got a pretty good turnout of 55 participants. 8 finalists were chosen to do the Dice of Shame. Pretty standard fare, this year actually, but the finalists were very good at doing whatever embarrassing task they got so it was pretty entertaining overall. In the end, Sheryl Nome cosplayed by Skye won the competition while Nemesis and Yuna each got an honorable mention. Expected but quite fair results.

The day also had a bunch of performances by cosplayers. Afternoon had a bunch of dances, but the one that stood out was the “Go my way!” dance team. Later in the evening, Mizuki, Skye and Pato(sp?), Rika and deru(HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!) went up stage and sung songs to entertain the crowd, ranging from Antoinette Blue(?), Chouwa Oto (oh yes KOKIA’s song.), Iteza Gogo Kyuji, Diamond Crevasse and finally capping it with Lion. Kinda pity Skye since she sounded like her voice was about to give way already. Good entertainment nonetheless.

Speaking of entertaining, emcee Alfred wore a SKIRT today. A skirt. Like LOL. A bunch of girls were actually asking for it too, LOL. Today’s crowd was surely very un-PG13 since the word “lolicon” even got tossed around loudly.

Cosplayers wise, OH WOW THE LACK OF NARUTO AND BLEACH WAS REALLY NOTICEABLE. Okay i know those shows are popular, but seriously I am more than sick enough of seeing them. Instead, it seems the gothloli trend is really flying here now with a LOT of girls coming in gothloli-style garb with some really pretty specimens. Interesting cosplays spotted today included the first MSLN series cosplay here, Yagami Hayate by Alicia, a Katamari Damacy character, a gothloli ver. of Hatsune Miku, Spiderman’s Doc Ock and even one Tianzi-Xingke pair. Of course there’s a ton more not mentioned here, just spouting the ones on the top of my head now.

Posting the pics after I sleep. Seriously need that now. Not to mention all my pictures need some serious de-noiseing. Low light = High ISO = Grainy picture ORZ ORZ ORZ.

17 Comments

  1. Diablo III Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 7:38 am

    lots of people been trick by the dannychoo fanclub (maybe)
    the cosplay is one of the member who post comment in http://www.dannychoo.com/detail/mac/eng/image/11996/Danny+Choo+Cosplay.html
    is the Sheryl Nome singing is good?

  2. Lehq Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 7:49 am

    By the sound of it, it’s more fun than the AFA.

  3. CJ Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 8:24 am

    Antoinette Blue is by teh lovely Kitade Nana and is the fourth ending theme to D.Gray-man. Just FYI. :D

    And…. wooooooow. Hayate cosplay~ Pics or GTFO. :D

  4. cmlim Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 8:49 am

    Personal thoughts:

    1)Awesome emcees.Alfred and Chuck aren’t bad gents at entertaining.
    2)Awesome performances:Though Skye’s(?) voice nearly went out,I’ll applaud her and Pato(?) for their performances to a great extent
    3)Awesome doujin artists:Guys over there had quite a good selection of artworks and to boot,nice personality as well.Kid-chan’s AWESOME!
    4)Awesome cosplayers:These guys and girls spent their time and money on this?Bravo,bravo.And impressive as well(OMG NEMESIS!!!)

    Not so awesome thoughts

    1)Crowded,mediocre mismanagement:The committee sure did a ‘good’ job at keeping us in a comfortable environment.Though I have to commend them for not allowing cosplay photos to be taken in the artist alleys.Boy that was horrible on day 1.
    2)Awful Lighting:I have to agree with Kuro on this,as when I was taking pics as well,I can assure myself 40% of my photos look horrible/disgusting.Pray for better lighting next year.
    3)Wrong place for taking pictures:Imagine taking photos while being close to a speaker playing the Detroit Metal City Op song.Fellow photographers would understand my pain.

    All in all,I’d like to say thanks to my pals over there like Kuro,Linkin,Aoshi,Nikki,Darkshaunz,Setsuna,Shinn, and whoever else with me over at ComiFes 08.

    (Note: I got a pic taken with the awesome Lelouch x C.C pair!W00t!!!)

  5. Balls Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 9:02 am

    Was that danny choo, going around asking for free stuff and flashing his badge?

  6. Heero Yuy Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

    Oh cool, someone danced the Idolmaster song “Go my Way!”? Wish I was there to see that. Bad lighting though..that sounds like a pretty abnormal issue for a con, but I know what you mean when it comes to it messing up pictures…

  7. Cho_Hakkai Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

    Overall the event is a lot better than the previous CF at Time Square and the school near the Sunway Pyramid.

    The most word come out from the MC is “PG-13″. Very funny to see the way they entertaint us.

    The solo cosplay competition before final is kind of rush as the autograph signing took a liitle bit too long. I skip my lunch due to thata as I had waited at the main stage since 1.15pm.

  8. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

    @Diablo III: It’s acceptable.

    @Lehq: I’ll have to admit I had more fun in CF this year than in AFA. This year’s CF was really quite well done.

    @CJ: Upping them soon.

    @Heero Yuy: The dance was a really refreshing choice after seeing so many goddamn terrible attempts at Hare Hare Yukai. The lighting at the convention hall was of those incandescent yellow lamps that gives a dull feel to the hall and also ruins a lot of shots because we’re forced to use low shutter speeds which is bad with camera shake.

  9. Azure Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 1:05 pm

    I want to see the Xingke and Tianzi Pair!!! XD

  10. J Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

    1st time ever attend…feel good:

    1)plenty of cosplayers…pretties and the handsomes…they are friendly.
    2)took over 2k photoes…however….1 third is almost pitch black…ya’know what i meant…
    3)superb emcee i had to agree…wonder will the parents stay if not for the emcee..

    some personal dissatisfaction:
    1)of course is the lightings….which cost me 1/3 of my photoes…
    2)poor sound/speaker/amplifier 9whatever it called) system…i meant when the stage performance is going on…
    3)water Leaking on the stage…pity the cosplayer and emcee though

    Neutral comment:
    There are no proper area for cosplayer photo shots to be taken (or there ought to be none of this specific areas),however its fun in a way walking around snapping photoes here and there..with permission of course..

  11. Kusa Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 5:02 pm

    Actually, the singer’s name for Chouwa Oto and Sorairo Days is Rika, not Pato. Pa-ko is the name of the character she cosplayed on Day 2.

  12. Peach Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

    hehe, my friends and I were the ones who did the ‘Go my way’ dance. I’m glad you say we stood out, as we were quite unprepared for it. We just started practicing together on Day1!
    yeah, i agree, the lighting was seriously bad that i gave up taking pictures on Day 2. so i only have Day 1 pictures…. T^T

  13. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    December 22, 2008 @ 7:07 pm

    @Kusa: Oh thanks a lot. Emcees introduced her as Pa-ko so I didn’t know her real name/nick. Even Mizuki wasn’t named until that little shota went up stage and answered it. LOL.

    @Peach: Good job on dance! And yeah, too bad on the lighting.

  14. Alones Said,

    December 23, 2008 @ 7:44 pm

    Where’s Alfred’s house??? Lolicon…Hehehehehe…..

  15. misshermes Said,

    December 24, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the compliment on go my way! I’m glad you liked it! xD

  16. Haesslich Said,

    December 28, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

    Unrelated note – Chapter 111-115 of Hayate the Combat Butler have been translated… and Maria staring at Hina’s breasts is… priceless. :D

  17. Haesslich Said,

    December 28, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

    … and bathing Isumi plus Isumi’s mother (also bathing)…

    WANT.

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