Friday 26 September 2014

STGCC 2014 Cosplay Survey Mission

The Outpost Movie Recon Team (M.R.T.) rolled-out for Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) over the weekend of 6-7 September 2014 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. The roadtrip comprised our commander with the production crews to survey the cosplay scene across the Causeway and snag our respective “poison” collectibles. Here are some video overviews of the self-proclaimed "Coolest Event of the Year":

This year our Away Mission report below will mainly feature cosplay captured on our cameras at STGCC. The 501st Legion are back again with their line-up of Star Wars costumers supporting charitable causes, hence allowing convention visitors to shoot Darth Vader & co. with NERF blasters. They also complement Hot Toys launching their new Star Wars license product line.

Not everyday one gets to shoot Darth Vader! Surely his lightsaber can parry NERF darts!

The other sci-fi franchise making a cosplay present are the super-hot Guardians of the Galaxy with at least 3 Star-Lords and 2 Groots sighted.

Malaysia team for Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord and Groot.

Another Groot with T-800 Terminator

Although the Iron Man franchise was not as dominating in this year's STGCC, the Iron Legion were still present here seen with a Stan Lee cosplay:

Iron Patriot, Extremis Pepper Potts, Stan Lee, Iron Man Mark 42

Similarly whilst Marvel was not officially present this year, Marvel cosplay did not seem terribly diminished with this host of super heroes and villains:

Thor & Captain America with their respective nemesis below, Loki & Winter Soldier

Friendly neighbourhood Spider-man

Not so friendly symbiote infected Spider-man

Scarlet Spidey with Deadpool in Pokemon cosplay.

X-Men Days of Future Past Beast & Wolverine

Wolverine from the alternate future

X-Force Psylocke

Some DC superheroes were also present with showdown between Woman Woman & Power Girl vs. Groot and Star-Lord.

Is this a fair fight?

Animated movies were well represented with a number of Jack Frosts seen here with Hiccup from the first How To Train Your Dragon movie.

Jack Frosts with Hiccup

Drawing big crowds were Toothless with older Hiccup and his mother Valka.

Older Hiccup with Toothless and mother, Vanka from How To Train Your Dragon 2.

Oh, another Alpha, the mother of dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen 

And a surpise Kaiju matchup between Godzilla and Toothless!


Incidentally there was another Dragon present of the bipedal species.

Disney animated movies featured Frozen “couple” Elsa & Anna plus Brave Merida.

Check out these Sailor Scouts!

Although we didn't catch Tuxedo Mask, he's probably lurking somewhere to guide Sailor Moon and co. to defeat the likes of Queen Beryl:

Wowing visitors was also the Iron Giant cosplay!

Other prominent robots sighted were at least 2 Optimus Prime, this one below featuring on the Cosplay Runway with some helpers:

Digital gaming characters sighted included these cosplayers from Warcraft and Final Fantasy:

Drow Ranger vs. Rubick

Epic match-up would be these 3 girls vs. Babyboll of Sucker Punch:

Perhaps Groot is a species of Ent from Middle-Earth, seen here with Gimli the Dwarf:

Blast from the blast with Frank Miller's 300 Spartan and Bram Stoker's Dracula:

Not sure who is this character but impressed with the cosplayer's "magic balls".
This year's STGCC Cosway Runway featured a wide variety of cosplay. As we didn't get preferred photo opportunity positions, check-out the featured cosplayers from these video compilations:

Altogether now!

Until next year.... I Am Groot!