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Cosplay Party 3.0 Competition at Ipoh Parade

Witnessing the largest assembly of cosplayers in Ipoh.

Fans of Anime Cosplay Games (ACG) were in for a treat over the weekend when Ipoh Parade shopping mall hosted a massive Cosplay Party 3.0 that drew a gathering of two hundred characters, including Miku from Project Diva, Raiden Shogun from Genshin Impact and Mask Sniper from High-Rise Invasion.

many Cosplay fans came dressed up in very intricate outfits, despite not competing, as they saw it simply as an opportunity to embrace their alter egos
many Cosplay fans came dressed up in very intricate outfits, despite not competing, as they saw it simply as an opportunity to embrace their alter egos

This third annual edition of Cosplay Party, which was part of the larger 6-day Haru Matsuri event, attracted 56 participants in the Cosplay Party 3.0 Competition. There were three rounds to the contest, beginning with a runway challenge, followed by a mall tour to meet and greet shoppers, and wrapping up with a talent show.

participators of the Cosplay Party 3.0 Ipoh Parade posed for a group photo in front of Parkson during the second phase of the competition, the mall tour
participators of the Cosplay Party 3.0 Ipoh Parade posed for a group photo in front of Parkson during the second phase of the competition, the mall tour

Points were given for each round; based on their resemblance to the original character, their assumed identities while interacting with the public, and lastly, in the 3-minute talent show. As the final round scored the highest marks, contestants put their best foot forward.

all the contestants group photo with the judges
all the contestants group photo with the judges
the judges (L-R): AJ Law Obdam as Gorou from Genshin Impact, Victoria Wey as Yang Yuhuan from Honor of Kings, and Momo Rex as Isami Aldini from Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
the judges (L-R): AJ Law Obdam as Gorou from Genshin Impact, Victoria Wey as Yang Yuhuan from Honor of Kings, and Momo Rex as Isami Aldini from Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma

It was indeed a tough call for the judges, AJ Law Obdam who came as Gorou from Genshin Impact, Victoria Wey as Yang Yuhuan from Honor of Kings, plus Momo Rex as Isami Aldini from Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma.

Fire I cosplayed by Syed Hamizan (Paradox Coser); here, he’s re-enacting a fighting scene with props from the anime Tomica Hero: Rescue Fire
Fire I cosplayed by Syed Hamizan (Paradox Coser); here, he’s re-enacting a fighting scene with props from the anime Tomica Hero: Rescue Fire

Brothers Syed Hamizan bin Syad Sharuddin (aka Paradox Coser), 24, and Syed Farhan (aka Kohaku), 22, from Perak snagged the Champion and First Runner-Up titles respectively, taking home a total of RM2,500 worth of cash and prizes. The former presented himself as a convincing Fire 1 from Tomica Hero: Rescue Fire while the latter silenced the crowd as the intimidating Wanda Maximoff from Marvel’s The Avengers.

all winners from the Cosplay Party 3.0 Ipoh Parade competition posing with the judges
all winners from the Cosplay Party 3.0 Ipoh Parade competition posing with the judges

Meanwhile, the Second Runner-Up title went to a shy and reticent schoolgirl named Komi Shouko from the series Komi Can’t Communicate, played by Chan Yew Chyi (aka JR) who walked away with RM500 worth of cash and prizes. What an epic conclusion it was for Haru Matsuri, with the cosplay competition itself taking a lengthy 7.5 hours to wrap up.

View the full photo album on our official Facebook Page by clicking HERE or this album for Cosplayers Walkabout the day before.

Video: Cosplay Party 3.0: Talent Show

Event: Cosplay Party 3.0
Venue: Ipoh Parade
Date: 19th March, 2023
Time: from 2pm

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