Monday 19 January 2015

Universal Cosplay Convention 2015

A Brief History

The Cosplay Ball
is the brainchild of veteran cosplayer, costume designer, and owner of Costurera Haberdashery (a custom costume design and event management label), Venus Lim. Initially meant to be a private party among friends to usher in the New Year back in 2010, word soon got out amongst the community about how fun it was, and it grew into an open event for cosplayers and public alike. For a nominal fee, attendees are entitled to door gifts,a buffet dinner, activities, lucky draws, and the much anticipated Glow in the Dark Concert. The Glow in The Dark Concert is the highlight and mainstay of Cosplay Ball, and features popular acts from the cosplay scene where everyone sings and dances into the night to welcome in the New Year. The Cosplay Ball has previously been held at Sri Petaling Hotel and Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Club Resort.


Universal Cosplay Convention 2015 (UCC 2015)
is a natural evolution of Cosplay Ball. To cater to the growing interest of the public, it was decided that the Cosplay Ball will be expanded into a full day event. Rebranded as Universal Cosplay Convention (UCC) with the Cosplay Ball as one of the highlights, UCC 2015 will be held on the 24 January 2015 at The Place, One City USJ.

UCC 2015 is a daylong event and is divided into Day and Night segments. The Day event is open to the public and entrance is FREE. It will be held from 10am to 8pm and will feature doujin and merchandise booths, snack stalls, and figurines exhibition. There will also be a cosplay runway and singing competitions, with cash prizes and more up for grabs.

UCC will also be featuring two cosplay workshops; Cosplay makeup workshop will be conducted by Akihiko from Penang, a veteran cosplayer and makeup artist from the North. The propmaking workshop will be conducted by Lyron Aquino, a veteran cosplay from Philippines. Lyron Aquino is one of the international guests that will be featured in this event. Workshop tickets are priced at RM10 each.

The Cosplay Ball is the Night event and highlight of UCC 2015. A ticket only event (Tickets are available at RM65 or buy two tickets for the special price of RM100), Cosplay Ball starts at 6pm to 11.30pm. This will be the fifth iteration for Cosplay Ball and the biggest one yet. There will be a buffet dinner, Prom King and Queen Award, activities, lucky draws and of course the Glow in The Dark Concert.

For the first time ever, this years Glow in The Dark Concert will feature a combination of local and international performers such as renowned lightsaber choreography group FAST, rock band The Crestfall, all girl acapella trio Harmonia ACG, up and coming singer Johan Yusof, stage veteran Huei Chan and a special performance from Venus Lim herself. On the international front, Serene and Sabrina, a popular girl duo from Singapore and Aokikuri, former member of JKT48 of Indonesia will grace attendees with singing and dancing performances.

In addition to One City as a Presenter, UCC2015 is also supported by Platinum Sponsor VBG, Partners Outpost Productions and Boomstick Studios, Activity Partner Knight Connections which will be bringing WIXOSS and Force of Will to visitors, Official Beverage Oishi Green Tea, and Media Partner Animavericks.

Ball tickets RM65 per pax, or RM100 for 2 pax. Free entry to convention during daytime.
How to get Cosplay Ball tickets:
- purchase directly from Costurera Haberdashery, Cheras.
- purchase online and collect during event from 10am to 1pm ONLY.
Email banking receipt, name and contact number to us at:
Banking info: CIMB Costurera Haberdashery 8600411036

Here is run-down on the event itinerary:

Location at One City USJ:

Get the latest updates from the official UCC Facebook Page:

Facebook Event listing with doujin & market booth registration details:

UCC YouTube Channel:

Costurera Haberdashery (C.Hab) Facebook page:

Outpost Productions will be present at UCC so come visit us at our booth near the stage.

Outpost will be at booth no. 11 (top right) next to UCC counter.

Also check out the line-up of doujin booths:

See you there!