And this time, there is a video of her too! Click here~
I gladly took it as I consider it a guest gig in another country, and well, I seem to be doing well with children as Elsa, so why not? Considering that there are already several Elsa cosplayers in Singapore and Malaysia, I was surprised and flattered to be chosen.
After discussing several details with the staff, Jean, I booked my flight tickets as soon as we confirmed everything. All that was left was to wait for the day of the event.
My mother and I took a morning flight into Singapore, and had a quick bite before making our way to Suntec Convention Centre. Our friend-turned-tour-guide brought us all the way to the centre and we arrived just in time for me to get ready for the event. I was thrilled to find that there was a room prepared where I could change and paint my face in private, without people gawking at me.
Donning the Ice Queen costume and hair do, I made my way out on stage and my, what the priceless reactions the kids had! I could see that some of them really took the effort to dress up for the occasion too, as there was a competition running for the Best Dressed Princess.
Right after the MC announced my presence (did I say that right?), I walked down the steps to greet the eager children and took pictures with them. Shortly after, I was called onto the stage, with several kids following me after. There was to be a little game. A game I did not expect.
As someone who used to dance, but haven’t done so in a long time, I am stiff as ice. Imagine my reaction when I was told to lead the children to dance around the stage for the Musical-Grab-A-Book-Instead-Of-A-Chair game. I had to tell myself, I’m Elsa and I can’t let this kids down; just be a sporting Ice Queen and dance. So, I did. Well, I guess I finally got the chance to Let It Go on stage. Makes up for not being able to perform for cosplay competitions, haha.
After the game, there was a short break and I went down the stage to interact with the crowd. All this kids, staring in awe, and their parents encouraging them to come up to me for a picture, I’d say Singaporean children are more confident and into it compared to Malaysian children. But Elsa loves them all the same. I sound like Santa now.
The singing competition ran shortly after, with several ‘princesses’ going up on stage to sing songs from Frozen. While some were overwhelmed with nerves, some too were going for it and performed really well. I really loved the one who took the effort for the effects of dropping her cape and throwing her gloves away. She even had glitter to imitate snow! While I was not one of the judges, I was also observing from the sides. My guess on the winners were pretty accurate.
Dear organizers, please feel free to invite me as a judge for competitions, I do make on point evaluations.
All in all, it was a pretty fun event. Though only for an hour of being Elsa, it was rather fun. Especially when I got to observe children chasing after bubbles with their balloon swords. There was also a contestant who dressed up as Ella, she really liked my Elsa and even asked for an autograph! If only I had a Sharpie with me, the pencil didn’t sign well on her colouring sheet. When I went backstage, I was quickly called out again as a girl was in tears for missing a chance for a photo. After a quick photo session, I went backstage again and changed back into a normal person.
If it’s one thing I regret, it’s not being able to grab a chocolate pop. It was so round and ‘Frozen’ too, sobs. Nonetheless, it was still a great experience. Thanks again Popular SG for this opportunity and taking care of me. Hope to work again with you in the future!
Post-event: We went to meet up with my cousin Andrew and his long-time friend Cecilia, and hanged for the afternoon. We later had dinner at Changi Village where I learned girls in Singapore don’t eat Or Chien/Or Luoak (I have no idea how to spell the word). As it is so hard to find good ones in KL, I happily indulged as I knew it won’t be soon the next time I’ll get to have it. We flew back that night as I had a presentation the next morning.
Thanks for reading!