Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Movie Mania Exhibition @Iluma

3rd & 10th April 2010 ~ From 1st to 11th of April, Movie Mania had a exhibition at Iluma Shopping Mall, a shopping mall located opposite Bugis Junction. The exhibits were movie characters costumes which were displayed at the foyer of Iluma. Members of Movie Mania were also encouraged to make an appearance in costume to promote the event. I made brief appearances there for 2 consecutive Saturdays in 2 unorthodox soldier 'costumes' of mine. No military organization in the world will accept my vision of what a female soldier should look like! The only authentic military item in my 2 outfits is a US Marine Corp digital camo cap which was a gift from a good friend in the United States. The top brass will faint at what I wore! You guys can be as tactical or technical as you wish, but I'm going the artistic license show-biz way! Who cares, it's just for fun anyway. xD

Soldier Me @Movie Mania Exhibition

Patrolling the exhibits

And I'm a cam-hogging warrior! =P

Ironmen & IronHamster! xD

My policy as a cam-hogging soldier is: If it doesn't move, shoot it. If it move, shoot it too! =P

Just Shoot It!

While I was shooting with the exhibits & got shot back at by the crowd, Reno & Tim had a demonstration going on. They were showing the public the process of making movie props using silicon, plaster, resin, fiberglass & other materials. Very interesting!

Movie Props Making Demonstration

When I got restless prowling among the displays, high command gave me a mission. Objective: Draw in the enemy & confuse them! How? By pretending to be a display mannequin! xD
So, I got inside an exhibit area & stay very still, breathing shallowly. Did it for 2 sessions. 40 minutes for the 1st & an hour the 2nd time.

I am a mannequin! =P

That really drew the crowd. I was at the center of a firefight, camera flashes continuously exploding all around me. At the battle, many were confused, couldn't make out whether I'm a real person or a mannequin. You should hear some of the arguments going on... "She's real lah!" "No, she's not!" "She is! I can see her breathing!" "Don't be ridiculous! She can't be real coz no one can hold that heavy M203 up for so long!" or "She is a mannequin lah! Look how fair it is! All the mannequins have the same fair tone what!" xD
And the amusing remarks of a guy: "OMG! That's the most realistic display I've ever seen! Just look at the realism, the tight shorts squeezing into the flesh & look at the veins! And the skin tone is perfect! It looks so real, so life-like! This is remarkable!" His friends spotted my rifle muzzle moved a little & told him that I am a real person. What an embarrassment it was for him. =P
Some knew I'm real & wondered how could I stay still for so long without moving. One girl gave her guy this explanation: "I think they injected her with some chemical to make her freeze." LOL!
A few guys tried to befriend me, asking silly questions & for my phone numbers. I was a dummy with no response & they gave up. I don't think any guy wants a dummy for a g/f, do they? =P
Fortunately, except for a little girl, no one dares touches me. Once a little toddler came charging straight at me, but his dad stopped him by saying: "No boy, you are not touching that fierce lady warrior. It's much safer to go touch Freddy Krueger(at the next display) over there." And off he went to pester Friendly Freddy which can't do anything to him. I would have pinch his chubby cheek! =P
A group of guys dared each other to touch me: "You go touch her & see if she's real." "Are you crazy? Look at the crowd & (pointing to MM costumers) the soldiers there!" If she turns out to be a real girl, I will be instantly arrested for molesting or gets beaten up by her soldiers!" LOL!

Me drawing the crowd as an exhibit

During my mannequin stunt, there were many times I nearly burst out laughing from overhearing all those silly chatters going on around me. Luckily, I've got good self-control. To stay absolutely still for a long period isn't as easy as it sounds especially on my boots with 5" heels & holding at high-port, a M16/M203 even though it is just a mock-up! During my 2nd session as a mannequin, Tim, a member of Movie Mania bet I wouldn't last an hour. My fingers, elbow & legs cramped after the hour. I collapsed & had to be carried out from the exhibit area, but I did it! I am a dummy for an hour! Mission Accomplished! xD
Note: Tim! If you're reading this, you still owe me a dinner! xD

Had fun both times at the exhibition with friends from Movie Mania. Many thanks, guys! And my thanks to Reno for the loan of the M16/M203 & Rocky for the Uzi. My outfit wouldn't be complete without those mock-up weapons.

Movie Mania Costumers @Iluma

Note: After Iluma, some of the exhibits were moved to Leisure Park Kallang. They will be on display there till 25th of April, 2010. Costumers will be there on weekends only. I might be attending too. xD


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Sounds@*Scape - Media Fiesta 2010

Saturday, 27th March ~ Was invited by the people at Movie Mania to make an appearance at Scape Mall (a newly opened shopping mall located near Orchard Road) for the mall's soft launch event.

Media Fiesta 2010 - Sounds @ *Scape

All of us will be in costume to welcome & usher in the guest-of-honor of the occasion, Mr. Sam Tan, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts.

Costumers Line-up

I went as a Kitty Cat Schoolgirl, Japanese version. xD
While waiting for the guest-of-honor, I went around taking some pics with the costumed volunteers of Movie Mania.

Kitty Cat Schoolgirl with Cos-players

The guest-of-honor made a timely appearance. With a team of Capoeira dancers paving the way & us cos-players lining the aisle, he made a grand entrance.

Grand Welcome

We processed to the auditorium where the guest-of-honor made his opening speech for the official launch of Media Fiesta 2010.

Cos-players & audience in the auditorium

We filed out after the speech & went off-duty. I took the opportunity to take some pics with Movie Mania's fabulous displays at the foyer.

Live Predator & Stiff Darth Vader =P

Kitty Cat stars in Star Trek & Star Wars xD

After some rest & refreshments, we went for a walkabout around the mall attracting the attention of curious shoppers & passerby, all caroming to take pic of & with us. Reno, founder of Movie Mania, in a cute Gingerbread Man suit was of course the most in demand, especially by girls! That should boosted his ego alot! LOL! xD

Posing for the public

We were also invited to be film for a promotion video for the mall with Reno making some sort of a public relation speech. The mic was handed to me too, but I was too shy to speak. =P

All in all, it had being quite a fun time, with free food & drinks... buffer dinner & oh, yeah... lots of delicious hot dogs which someone couldn't help wanting more, making him even fatter! LOL! =P

Me with the team from Movie Mania

People in the above pic are, from left to right, back row: Reno with Edwin making 'V' signs above me! Front row: Sharon, Tim, Kitty Cat Meow Me & a good-nature cos-player from a local cos-play forum.

Note: Movie Mania (founded by Reno) is a local organization, more like a club which gathered people who love to dress up or cos-play as their favorite movie/game/comic characters. They had co-organized or had participated in a number of events and exhibitions including oversea ones. Those events are mostly related to online gaming, comics, toys or movies. Members of MovieMania had also participated in local parades or at movie launches.