‘Tis the season to be jolly, and with good reason. Singapore Comic Con (SGCC) has always been a year-end highlight for fans of comic books, video games, toy, and other forms of Western pop culture, and 2023 is no different. This year’s iteration of the event saw excitement galore, from tabletop gaming and Cybertron Fest to the artist alley, an all-time favourite.
The convention experience isn’t complete without cosplay, however. Gracing the halls of Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre were various enthusiasts paying homage to their favourite characters, turning heads and grabbing attention from a distance away. As expected, Marvel and DC superheroes continue to be a staple, with Blue Beetle and Spider-Punk being new additions to the list.
For some, cosplaying is all about the group and community spirit. The show floor saw individuals dressed up alongside their friends and family, making their rounds as a pair, trio, quartet, or more. There were also stranger encounters that brought two different worlds together, but hey, something fun is made more enjoyable with good company – even if they may not have necessarily known one another before the prior to SGCC 2023.
Elsewhere, swords, daggers, and everything pointy made for a common sight. From Link, of The Legend of Zelda fame, to Berserk‘s Guts, the cosplayers certainly made sure to strike cool poses with their trusty weapons.
The rest of the cosplays hailed from a wide spectrum of interests, culminating into an interesting, diverse collection of sights. Pleasant surprises include the balloon-holding Pennywise, Scott Pilgrim, and Scooby Doo’s Velma, joining the likes of RoboCop, Final Fantasy VII‘s Aerith, Nanami from Jujutsu Kaisen, and other familiar faces.
Over the course of 9 and 10 December, SGCC 2023 welcomed a steady visitor turnout, once again showcasing the influence and growth of pop culture in the region. It’s always nice to meet individuals with similar interests and bask in a shared love for something, and there was plenty of that to go around this year.
Onward to the next!