The Game's afoot - an introduction to Cosplay Chess!
Cosplayers do all sorts of things to enhance their costumes and express themselves better. Singing, dancing, fighting (only choreography of course!) and even acting out skits, are all part and parcel of the cosplaying gig. One relatively new concept however is that of Cosplay Chess!
There isn't any real, single, fixed form of cosplay chess in general, but here's the rough idea: cosplay chess is basically a suped-up, expanded version of a cosplay skit, but with the gimmick of having a 'life-sized chess game' setting. Basically, this is a show!
Generally regarded as something that was started in convention in the West, a cosplay chess show is a series of battles between cosplayers dressed as all sorts of fictional characters, with a loose story to tie everything together.
Dante from Devil May Cry fighting Captain America over pie? Sure. Superman fighting Goku from Dragonball over an Internet post? Why not. As cosplay chess shows can either be a series of improvised scenes, or a properly choreographed sequence of fights, just about anything and EVERYTHING can happen! How does it end? What's the ultimate goal? Why it's simple - for the sheer entertainment of you, the fair audience!
Sounds interesting to you? Well you're in luck! Singapore just had its first ever Cosplay Chess last year at SCAPE, and the second show is happening this 26th August at the International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS), with a whole new cast and exciting new theme - East versus West!
Who will survive? Who will prevail? But most of all - are YOU ready?
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