On 11 and 12 July 2009, Cosfest VIII : A Very Happy Event, a pre-JCC event, was held at Downtown East. According to the Singapore Cosplay Club, 18,000 people attended this colourful event.

Enthusiastic Audience

The highlights of this event were the Anime Karaoke Competition and the Cosplay Competition. 29 participants took part in the Anime Karaoke Competition. The Cosplay Competition saw 13 participants taking part in the Singles Cosplay category and 9 teams, including one from Indonesia, taking part in the Group Cosplay category. A pair from the best 5 teams of the Group Cosplay category further competed for the chance to represent Singapore in the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan.

Panel of Judges with the Winners of World Cosplay Summit (Singapore).

Winners of Group Cosplay, The Samurai Warriors from Indonesia.

Andrea Tan as Sheryl Nome and Gill Ho as
Ranka Lee from Macross Frontier were crowned
the winners of World Cosplay Summit (Singapore).
They will represent Singapore in the World Cosplay
Summit in Nagoya, Japan in August 2009.

Mizuki, who sang ‘Trust You’ from Gundam 00
Season 2, was crowned the winner of the Anime
Karaoke competition

Lim Wei Lun as Alex Louis Armstrong from
Full Metal Alchemist beat 12 others to win
the top prize in the Singles Cosplay category.