Chara Expo 2015

ST and I met for lunch and study at Changi City Point. A steady stream of strangely-dressed characters wandered about Expo MRT and CCP, so after study, we followed the trail to a Singapore Expo Hall where Chara Expo 2015 (facebook) was taking place.

I was excited by the preponderance of characters milling outside (though neither ST nor I could identify many of them). They seemed a mix of anime, manga, Chinese comics, and even in-game characters: Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Assassination Classroom: Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Tendo Pain and Konan from Naruto: Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

me: Eh, look, power rangers!

ST: Don’t insult them!

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore ExpoThere is a symbiotic relationship between the cosplay fans and the rabid photographers. One photographer told me that it was absolutely rude to take photos of characters without telling them – this is not so much to do with privacy (they want their costumes commemorated) as to do with wanting to be in-character for the shot!

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore Expo

Chara Expo 2015, Singapore ExpoThis was a sub-genre I’d never experienced. Fascinating!

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