Last Sunday, there were two K-pop events scheduled, one being K-pop Cosplay Convention 4 in SM Megamall and 2NE1 All Or Nothing Fan Launch in SM North Edsa. I managed to go to both events (so I was freakishly tired for the past couple of days; thank God for mid-week holidays) and managed to have good, clean K-pop fun.
First event of that day was the K-pop Cosplay Convention 4. As the name states, there would be cosplay competitions along with other Korean culture-related events. Most of the other events involved eating (ramen, Pepero, ice cream…) and gaming. The first thing my friend and I did was roam around at the merchandise area. There wasn’t anything interesting besides FINDING BOYS IN THE CITY: TOKYO BEING SOLD FOR P1500. I found it on our second round of roaming and I really didn’t let it go. I had a deal with the seller. I made the downpayment will play the rest after Holy Week. HOLY MOTHER OF K-POP, I FINALLY HAVE THE BOTC 2!!!! AAAAAAHHHHHHH.
My actual “merchandise” from this con is make-up from The Face Shop. They were on sale so… yeah. I couldn’t resist. I consulted my sister to see what we need from what is being sold. Teehee. I must absolutely have a face-up post soon. My sister will not help me make the Gain face-up. :(
There were individual and group cosplayers. There were two cosplayers for SNSD’s latest song, Mr. Mr. I have a photo of Sunny!
There’s also a lot of EXO and 2NE1. This is my favorite CL cosplayer ever! How she did the hair, I will never know. She had a group cosplay performance and you know, their performance rocked! I wish I took a video and all. ;A;
Another fun thing that happened in this con is that they had a marriage booth, similar to the ones in school fairs. Fun enough, they married CL and G-Dragon cosplayers. I only have the photo of the first marriage, someone from the K-pop cosplay community and a random fan LOL. :))
The rather awkward segment here was the League of Legends segment. I do understand that Korea has a big gaming community but I don’t think everyone knows that. Kyuhyun and Heechul (from SJ) like to play video games with the Kyuhyun being an expert of some sort. It was rather fun, watching the video about it and then, watching the event afterwards. They had a trivia game and gamer boys went wild. Haha. *That is one of the reasons why I like gamer boys — very passionate.
There are two somehow-abused songs by cosplay groups — A-Pink’s NoNoNo and Girl’s Day’s Something. Both songs were played twice by groups. That was how I found out that A-Pink’s song is LSS-inducing. I was actually singing NoNoNo in my head afterwards. Here are the MVs of the two songs for you to check out. I find both songs agreeable. ;)
A-Pink’s NoNoNo – totally adorbs!
Girl’s Day’s Something – is really something. I find it sexy and alluring in its own way but I still think Ga-in is the sexiest K-pop star alive.
I also found this song by Soyu and JungGigo called “Some” very adorable. Baro and Dasom are in it and the acting’s pretty cute! I now have a new favorite song. Teehee~
After the hiphop/rapping game with Austin Lee (famous underground hip-hop artist who will be invading Manila’s hip-hop scene this year), my friend and I left. I headed for my next event — the 2NE1 concert fan launch. I mentioned dressing up and so I did — only to find out that I was terribly mistaken about the whole thing.
Before I talk about this rather embarrassing display, let me talk about the event first. I got there past five and watched as the hosts organized the contestants for the dance battle. The gay host was really funny and the female host guided the whole event through. After the dance battle, there was a performance by Sapphire followed by a game of Hep-Hep-Hooray and the “Be Spotted” game. (The performance made me realize how pretty Dasuri Choi is and wondered why she isn’t a K-pop star.)
Now, time to talk about the embarrassing part. I did dress up, adding all elements that make 2NE1′s fashion their own. I was prepared to explain it and the names of their designers too like Jeremy Scott. Eventually, I did get “spotted” and was asked to come up on stage. Why stage? That was weird because when one says “spotted”, people just dress up and wait for a camera and eventually explain the outfit. There is no stage. There’s just a photo op. That’s what that meant in the fashion biz and what I prepared for.
What I did not prepare for was a talent portion. ;A;
So, given my full bangs and red hair, I said I was Park Bom. God knows that my bias is CL and not Bom. I know nothing about her except that she sings particularly high and that she loves corn. Both very useless bits of info. There was another Bom who went with a full costume — the one Bom wore for an MV. Then, since Bom is the main vocals, we were asked to sing. I was doomed. I couldn’t sing Bom’s parts but I STILL SANG. I SANG IN FRONT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE IN KOREAN.
I BROKE ALL KNOWN RULES OF COSPLAY BECAUSE I DID NOT PREPARE FOR IT. I DID NOT KNOW I SHOULD.
I lost and got a Pulp mag out of it. I was still thankful because the next part involves dancing to Come Back Home which I honestly haven’t seen. I only listened to it. So… yeap. That was that. No ticket but I had something crossed out of the standard bucket list of people — sing in front of a live audience alone.
Days after, I thought that I could’ve turned it around if I told them honestly what I prepared for. Maybe if I explained what I wore, it would’ve saved me. But then again, that gay host would’ve thrown me over and all. He tried making the audience laugh by insinuating that I was a drag queen and by saying that I was Little Red Riding Hood and not Bom. Oh well. I still have my research which I will be using for Fashion Fridays. Hahaha.
So that’s my K-pop-filled Sunday. I had oodles of fun but was dead tired until Wednesday. XD
PS: Sorry for the crappy photos. OTL