Fantasy Characters Come Alive at The Mines

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Fans indulging in fun and fantasy by dressing up in costumes of their favorite characters at Comic Fiesta 2015.

Comic Fiesta 2015 was buzzing with excitement with anime, comic and game (ACG) characters came to life at Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) as fans lived out their fantasy transforming into different fictional characters during the 2-day ACG annual fan convention held from Dec 18 – 19.

Amongst them was cosplayer Amanda Ngu, 21 from Miri, Sarawak, who walked around in costume as Archer-ko Illya from Japanese manga series Fate. Ngu said she loved dressing up in costumes as it sparks her aliveness.

“I love to cosplay Illya because her heroic spirit and her dress mid-transformation make me feel happy and alive again. She has hidden powers which she used them to transform to Archer-ko Illya to fight the evils,” said Ngu.

The Curtin University Sarawak student said she flew all the way from the Northern Borneo State excited to meet up everyone at the convention.

“I am having so much fun here and interacting with other cosplayers.”

Illya after her tranformation to Archer from manga series Fate
University student Amanda Ngu cosplays as Archer-ko Illya from Japanese manga series “Fate.” 

Another cosplayer Vincent Tan, 20, who is studying culinary arts said he loved cosplay guns and proudly showed off a special gun known as “The Dominator” from anime series “Pyscho Pass” and another assault rifle from video game series “Call of Duty”.

This year, Comic Fiesta 2015 which opened for the first time at MIECC in Seri Kembangan saw one of the largest attendees, over 45, 000 fans despite the venue being known for its huge traffic jams and quite a distance from the city centre. Comic Fiesta has held previous events at KLCC.

There were dozens of other floor activities, including one of the biggest creative art markets with nearly 300 booths offering works from talented artists across the region, and special guests appearance by international celebrity cosplayers from Japan, Taiwan and Philippines sharing their knowledge and fun experiences.

Vincent Tan plays the detective using a special gun known as The Dominator from sci-fic series Pyscho Pass
Cosplayer Vincent Tan plays the detective holding a special gun known as The Dominator from sci-fic series “Pyscho Pass.”
Cosplayers @ Comic Fiesta 2015
Cosplayer Vincent Tan carrying an assault rifle in a cosplay pose with a partner.
Lots of cosplayers as you can imagine at Comic Fiesta 2015
Cosplayers in their best costumes spotted at Comic Fiesta 2015.
Some attention-grabbing cosplayers at Comic Fiesta 2015.
Some attention-grabbing cosplayers at Comic Fiesta 2015.
Cosplayers showcase their creativity in replicating their favourite characters
Cosplayers showcase their creativity in replicating their favourite characters.
Kira Yamato (left) and Lacus Clyne (right) from anime TV series Gundam Seed Destiny
Kira Yamato (left) and Lacus Clyne (right) from Japanese anime TV series Gundam Seed Destiny.
The SWAT Team was at Comic Fiesta 2015 to ensure safety of fans
The SWAT Team was at Comic Fiesta 2015 to ensure safety of fans.
Comic Fiesta 2015
A cosplayer dressed in elaborate cosplay costume.
Visitors crowding the nearly 300 booths dedicated to anime figurines, designer toys, collectibles, movies and more at Comic Fiesta 2015
Visitors crowding the nearly 300 artist booths for their favourite merchandise at Comic Fiesta 2015. 
Fans watching the stage shows at Comic Fiesta 2015
Fans watching the stage shows at Comic Fiesta 2015.