Tuesday, August 11, 2015

ICDS2015: What to expect

Posted By: han siang "Speedknight" wong - Tuesday, August 11, 2015




Singapore – 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.
Guests-of-honor at ICDS 2015 includes the multi-talented Jin (BehindInfinity) from the
Philippines.





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 has
to offer.”





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 popculture,
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.

More information about ICDS 2015 can be found at www.icdsg.com

  • Cosplay Chess


















  1. Fate (White) vs. Freedom (Black)
  2. Choreographed performances with improvised lines
  3. Finale is determined by audience votes in an online poll


ICDS 2015 Event Schedule

L2: The Ground Theater (22 August)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Media Preview
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Doors open to the public
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Program Break
  • 13:00 – 13:30 PlaMo Panel by Ifan Cusianto, brought to you by HobbyMate
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Fightsaber Performance & Panel: Stage Combat Fundamentals
  • 14:00 – 14:45 Meet-and-Greet: Jin (BehindInfinity) and Signings
  • 14:45 – 15:00 Program Break
  • 15:00 – 16:15 Anime Quiz Challenge, brought to you by Anime Yorozuya
  • 16:15 – 16:30 Program Break
  • 16:30 – 17:30 Cosplay Runway Showcase
  • 17:30 – 17:45 Program Break
  • 17:45 – 19:30 AniDance & Music Celebration
  • 19:30 – 20:00 Last entry. Doors close at 20:00 sharp.
L2: The Ground Theater (23 August)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Doors open to the public
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Meet-and-Greet: Jin (BehindInfinity) and Signings
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Program Break
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Cosplay Talent Showcase Competition
  • 14:30 – 14:45 Program Break
  • 14:45 – 15:00 Cosplay Talent Showcase Prize-Giving Ceremony
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Fightsaber Performance & Panel: Advanced Stage Combat
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Program Break
  • 16:00 – 18:00 Singapore's 5th Annual Cosplay Chess performance
  • 18:00 – 18:30 ICDS 2015 Finale
  • 18:30 – 19:00 Last entry. Doors close at 19:00 sharp. 
L4: Sky Terrace (22-23 August)
  • 11:00 – 19:00 Cosplayer's Recharge Zone, Dedicated Photography Zone, Dealer's Row
L5: The Treetop (22-23 August)
  • 11:00 – 19:00 Doujin Market & Extravaganza Exhibition

Floor Plans





Some of the Doujin Market Merchandise

  • Floor Plan



Don't forget to check out the Doujin Market in The TreeTop (Level 5) during our con! Here's a list of doujin groups participating in this showcase!
Posted by International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) on Thursday, 13 August 2015





  • C.D.S


We are also helping to sell this amazing Kongou tapestry at 45 SGD at International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) as well.
Posted by Collateral Damage Studios on Monday, 17 August 2015



We will be helping sell this Yamato fan during International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) this weekend. 30 SGD each.
Posted by Collateral Damage Studios on Monday, 17 August 2015



  • Daiyaku

Do check out our brand new Aitori Keychains upclose at International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) this weekend at SCAPE....
Posted by Daiyaku on Tuesday, 18 August 2015


  • Aposekari

New print for ICDS; Aposekari will be at booth 7, do come and visit! /u/~z3l
Posted by Aposekari on Wednesday, 19 August 2015

  • Art Mage Studio

Check out my homie Sorachii new stuff and commissions this weekend at ICDS! We'll be at booth 9, so do drop by and say hi!
Posted by Art Mage Studio on Wednesday, 19 August 2015

  • CCSM

BOOTH 10!! SEE YOU TMR!!! featuring our table mascot nice.(booth still looks empty for now tmr will be filled with more things!! <3)
Posted by CCSM on Friday, 21 August 2015


  • CGlas

Here are my fresh prints for ICDS this weekends for those who wanted Sun and Moon , i printed 2 rolls of it at A2! its...
Posted by Ng Yong Hui - CGlas on Thursday, 20 August 2015

  • ice*Berry




Late but new item list! some of the old items will be there too. A small amount of the touken ranbu mini badges released...



  • Revolutionary Happy System

Our next preview is...Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE! PrintandTHE IDOLM@STER SideM ~featuring High x Joker...
Posted by Revolutionary Happy System on Friday, 21 August 2015


<PREVIEW + GIVEAWAY!> Touken Ranbu Sticker KujiTouken Ranbu Sticker Kuji will be available at ICDS! Come and try your...
Posted by Revolutionary Happy System on Tuesday, 18 August 2015
  • That Perfectionist Wanna be-

Hello people!! For the first time ever I will be tending a booth, together with Kaze!! First in my lifetime occasion I...
Posted by That Perfectionist Wanna be- qianying on Saturday, 15 August 2015
  • Alchemaniac

This Sat and Sunday ! 22/23 Aug 15 !International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) - Booth No. 27 !Will be selling a full...
Posted by Alchemaniac on Wednesday, 19 August 2015
  • Don't Shy

Hello all! These are the things we will be selling at ICDS 2015!! ☆ Badges☆ Prints (A5)☆ Postcards☆ Bookmarks☆ Stickers☆ Perler Beads*not really exclusive
Posted by Don't Shy on Friday, 21 August 2015


  • EniMade

5 cm double-sided charms! Available at ICDS!
Posted by EniMade on Wednesday, 22 July 2015












Getting there
Map of *SCAPE Co. Ltd

  • Nearest MRT: Somerset,Exit B or Orchard MRT,Exit C, D. Personally I prefer Somerset MRT, its much nearer.
  • Bus services to *SCAPE: 7, 14, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 174, 174E & 175 (Alight at National Youth council Stop) 


Else you could take advantage of this offer :


  
  • Official Transport Partner
  • New users are eligible for “ICDS2015” promo code on 22-23 August for an $8 ride discount
  • Applies to trips from SCAPE or ending at SCAPE only.
  • Applicable to both GrabCar and GrabTaxi. 




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