The Game Expo 2010: Photo & toilet rant!
Finally my TGX entry! Apologies for the slow update *sigh*. Despite my hardwork it still feels like an endless chase of entries update that I'm falling desperately behind.
My head and wig looks weird=_=
I rewore my Makoto Kikuchi costume along with Noshuu who was my kawaii Yukiho. Cosplaying at TGX was impromptu, as usual. Noshuu and I were thinking of possibly rushing out Kiddy Grade for day one but in the end we couldn't and decided to shelve it and re-wear iMas instead. Much thanks to Noshuu for going along with my last minute suggestion >.< !
I'm gonna pimp photos as i ramble on.
So like I briefly mentioned in my other post about public misconceptions and media stuffs. TGX gave us both a pretty different but bad experience.
Event hall itself was boring. Without the usual 'Suntec' public crowd, the event was as happening as an old folks home. Making the booths looks sparse and lonely. We all agreed that even though it was a great cosplay location, expo definitely didn't do much to help the event. We did enjoyed f&n's free drinks and polaroid though :D
big ass pimps of Lenneth cos she is a friend and she’s lovely!
I arrived late due to some lousy preplanning and Noshuu had to wait for me x.x gomen! And in search of a spacious toilet, we all had to walk to the extreme end of expo.
It was a long walk but the toilet was really spacious and we were overjoyed. But we hadn't had more than 20mins before the staff and cleaners came. They insisted we leave asap and stayed to stare at us pack so they can lock up. Needless to say, I was feeling kind of put off but thankfully, managed to keep my calm.
I was in the middle of doing my fake lashes when they came, talk about bad timing! The staffs muttered some unclear reason about needing to close the toilets because there are no events in this area of the building and instead of abbreviating more on the reason. They choose to direct the question back to us and started asking who we are. In which, we gave them a queer stare (Like obviously we were here for the ONLY games and cosplay event at Expo, isn’t it obvious?! ) and explained we are the event attendees.
And they went on to say something like we should use the toilet THERE instead.
Jesuke with her fans. xD
Now, I’m sure they are closing the toilets to probably save electrical and maintenance (cleaning) cost. But it just felt so wrong to be doing that just for that reason when it was a Saturday and Expo is an exhibition building with many concurrent events running.
If the toilet was already open, why did they have to go to the extend of closing it again? What does that mean?
After walking from the entrance to the end of Expo (which mind you, is a lonnng walk) , I can’t say I was really happy to handle this ‘rejection’ =_=. Of course there’s no fighting it, and after I was done with my lashes, we grudgingly packed up and left for another toilet.
This incident was not the first for me. But I guess because of the fact that I was half-done when they shooed us out, this incident really left a deep impression. And really got me started on thinking about the logistic negligence many event organisers are committing. Especially for Cosplay Events where the attendees WILL almost definitely have bulky belongings. I talked briefly about this on one of my previous entry and everyone responded heartedly.
Lawliet and ?? as Kaito & Miku (Canterella version). They both looked really good :D
I think Cosplay or Animanga/Games event organisers should really take these logistic details into consideration in the future. Like what Min and many other friends who have been to Cosplay events in Japan mentioned, events over there have designated changing rooms for cosplayers. How cool would that be ?
Absolutely Kawaii Sheryl & Ranka pair by Yuanie and Ruby
The only other event I attended that has that considerate arrangement in Singapore this year was Soy’B. A cosplay/animanga event held by a bunch of polytechnic students.
Yeayea, blame me for being critical. But NONE of those commercial events, even those that boasted in their official promotional publications that “Cosplayers will be there too” has anything like that for us. Yes, I do understand that every inch of land in Suntec and Expo is precious hence the lack of space for cosplayers to dupe their belongs/change. Or maybe they are afraid of terrorists disguising as cosplayers LOL. Don’t say I don’t understand because I do.
Jesuke…still clunching the beanie veryyyy tightly LOL
Yuanie as Sheryl nome
But despite that, I’d STILL like to have a dedicated changing room for cosplayers. Simply because if we don’t turn to the event organisers, there’s no one else that we can turn to!! And so the only thing we can do is 1)get a car or a friend attending the event with a car so we can dump our belongings into the car 2) leave it lying around and possibly get stolen 3) Leave them at home. But we know this is not an option otherwise we wouldn’t be discussing about this topic in length already.
And it got me thinking about this silly idea I thought of long ago while doing private shoots. A mobile dressing room! how cool would it be if we have a device something like that capsule in DragonBall.
Long ago I toyed with the idea of doing up a long black tube with covered and round wired top to bring to outdoor private shoots. How the invention works is simple, just put the ‘sock’ over the human head and the human will start changing inside.
Even though I think its an awesomely simple and easy invention, I guess I really can’t imagine anyone doing that at public events like Suntec or Expo hahaha!
Photo pimp and long rant about another incident to come soon (i hope)! Lots more awesome and candid photos to share =)
PS: I realise I ‘ve been talking a lot recently. Do you guys actually wanna read all my rambles D:? Or do you think I should just photo pimp? Comment and lemme know!