Published On: July 8, 2023- Last Updated: February 4, 2024- 4 min read-

Cosfest Classic Singapore: Celebrating 20 Years of Nostalgia and Cosplay

This year, the much-anticipated Cosfest Classic  Singapore marks the 20th anniversary of this beloved gathering.

Set to take place at Downtown East, D’Marquee on July 29th and 30th, 2023, from 12 pm to 7.30 pm, this year’s special edition promises to transport attendees back in time, immersing them in the nostalgic world of older and retro animations, comics, movies, and game series.

At Cosfest Classic, fans of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to embrace their inner cosplayer and don costumes inspired by their favourite classic characters.

Whether you’ve dreamt of becoming the valiant heroes of the galaxy or the mischievous villains who are always playing tricks, this event provides the perfect opportunity to bring those dreams to life.

Highlights

    • Cosplay performances by local and international cosplayers
    • Exhibitions of anime, manga, and cosplay props and costumes
    • Meet and greet sessions with special guests, including Japanese voice actress and singer Yui Ninomiya
    • Panels and workshops on cosplay, anime, and manga
    • Gaming tournaments and arcade games
    • Live music performances
    • Food and merchandise vendors

Renowned Guests

One of the most exciting aspects of Cosfest Classic is the exceptional lineup of programs and performances that will captivate attendees throughout the weekend. Renowned guests from around the world will grace the stage, including Japanese singer Yui Ninomiya (ニノミヤユイ) and the award-winning cosplay club, EDGE REBOOT.

Cosfest Classic Singapore

Source: Cosefest

Yui Ninomiya is a rising Japanese voice actress and singer she will make special appearances on both days of the event captivating audiences and enthralling them with her melodic voice, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.

As Cosfest Classic reaches its 20th anniversary, it stands as a testament to the rich history and evolution of cosplay and anime.

From its humble beginnings to its current status of drawing people from all backgrounds to express and transform themselves.

Cosfest has been at the forefront of promoting creativity, self-expression, and inclusivity.

It has provided a platform for individuals to unleash their imaginations, showcase their talents, and find acceptance in a community that celebrates their interests.

Whether you have been a long-time fan of classic anime, a dedicated follower of comics, or simply someone who appreciates the enduring charm of retro games, Cosfest invites you to embark on a journey through time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of cosplay.

Prepare your outfits, and join fellow enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration, camaraderie, and pure nostalgic bliss.

When you walk through the bustling exhibition spaces at Cosfest Classic, you will be transported to a realm where beloved characters come to life. The carefully curated displays will showcase exclusive merchandise that attendees can get their hands on and items that pay homage to their favourite series.

From meticulously hand-crafted figurines to beautifully illustrated art prints, these treasures serve as physical manifestations of the love and devotion fans have for their cherished classics.

Cosfest Classic holds a special place in the hearts of fans and organizers alike. It represents a milestone in the journey of the event, a testament to its enduring success and its commitment to celebrating the very essence of anime culture.

The event has come a long way from its humble beginnings, and yet, it has remained true to its core values of fostering creativity and providing a platform for fans to come together and revel in their shared passions.

It invites attendees to embrace their inner child and serves as a reminder that no matter how much time has passed, the magic of these classic franchises continues to resonate with us, transcending generations and fostering a sense of connection that spans borders and cultures.

So, gather your friends, don your best outfits, and step into the world of Cosfest Classic.

Let the nostalgia wash over you as you celebrate the timeless franchises that have left a mark on your life.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, engage with fellow fans, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Cosfest Classic is a family-friendly event and admission is free for children under 12 years old. Tickets for adults and children 12 years old and above are available for purchase online.

We hope you have a great time at Cosfest Classic 2023!

Date: 29 and 30 July 2023
LocationD Marquee, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599
Price: S$12.50 (1-Day ticket), S$22 (2-Day ticket)
Opening hours: 12pm to 7.30pm
Tickets: To purchase tickets, head over to Eventbrite

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