Asia Cosplay Meet 2014 was held on May 17-18, 2014 during DBS Marina Regatta at The Promontory at Marina Bay, Singapore. The event pitted cosplay teams from 9 different Asian countries. And yes, we were there to experience it all.
The ACM event itself is just a small program within the DBS Marina Regatta, a watersport event. If that strikes you as weird, you are not alone, it really was a bit weird. The synergy between the watersports event and the cosplay event isn’t really quite there, especially since I can’t think of any series that deals with dragon boat rowing, the major event during these two days. (Feel free to hit the comments if you know of one. I want to know as well.) Nevertheless, sponsors~ Why not, right?
ACM 2014 was pretty much just the competition; It is not really a convention in itself. Given that, the turnout wasn’t that big as the only draw was pretty much the competition. Nevertheless, the event did not have a lack of cosplayers, even considering that the event grounds is largely open air and it rained pretty hard on the second day.
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The countries that participated were China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. Each country had one team comprising of three members, participating in three cosplay performance competitions: Singles Competition, Pairs Competition, and Group Competition.
At the end of the day, Team Philippines won the grand prize as the “Finest Cosplay in Asia”, a singular award for all three competitions combined.
Without further adieu, here are some pictures of the event. Videos are being uploaded yet as of publishing time.