Cosplay Games Anime Events In Singapore 2022

Welcome to a list and calendar of anime, manga, games, and cosplay-related events here in Singapore. If you are an anime fan, gamer, or Japanese culture lover – These are the events that you should not miss out on. Pack your bags, get your cameras ready, and prepare your costumes!

P.S. I will try to update this list occasionally, but cannot monitor it every single day – Please do comment below if there are event updates and if I missed out on any.

 

2022 COVID UPDATES

Singapore is opening up and more events are coming. While masks are not required indoors, it is still good to mask on in crowded areas to protect yourself.

 

 

QUARTER 1 (JAN TO MAR) 2022

ARATA J-CULTURE CREATIVE MARKET

Arata is a creative market hosting several artist booths.

WHEN
Q1 2022 (TBA)
WHERE
?
ADMISSION
?
LINKS
FB
NOTES
NIL

 

SINGAPORE LARP: BATTLE ARENA

LARP stands for “live-action role play”, and Singapore does have a small community of LARPers. Do join in if you are interested in some “old-style physical exercise”.

WHEN
Q1 2022 (TBA)
WHERE
?
ADMISSION
?
LINKS
FB
NOTES
NIL

 

HARAJUKU FASHION WALK SINGAPORE

Harajuku fashion walk celebrates Harajuku fashion (and culture) by parading down the streets of Singapore in style – Fashion and Japanese culture fans, feel free to join in and just enjoy a nice slow walk.

WHEN
Q1 2022 (TBA)
WHERE
Merlion Park
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB
NOTES
This is a fashion walk, please do not attend in cosplay!

 

SAKURA MATSURI

The sakura season is right here in the heart of tropical Singapore. Enjoy the sakura in the Flower Dome in Gardens By The Bay, Japanese foods, performances, and more.

WHEN
Q1 2022
WHERE
Gardens By The Bay Flower Dome
ADMISSION
Locals – $12 (adult) $8 (child and senior)
Tourists, see notes below – $28 (adult) $15 (child)
LINKS
Web
NOTES
Book the tickets online in advance if you don’t want to queue. They don’t seem to offer “flower dome only” tickets online, only a package for both Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.

 

 

QUARTER 2 (APR TO JUN) 2022

DOUJIN MARKET

In layman’s terms, Doujin can be translated as “fanart by independent self-published artists”. Yep, Doujin Market is something like Comiket of Singapore.

WHEN
Q2 2022 (TBA)
WHERE
?
ADMISSION
?
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
Guys are saying booths booked in 2020 are still valid in 2022… So it may happen, but maybe in late 2022. Wait and see la.

 

MAY 4 STAR WARS DAY

May the force be with you, a day for Star Wars fans to remember.

WHEN
4 May 2022
WHERE
?
ADMISSION
?
LINKS
501st SG Garrison
NOTES
Events will probably pop up island-wide.

 

HARAJUKU FASHION WALK SINGAPORE

Harajuku fashion walk, quarter 2 meet up.

WHEN
4 Jun 2022 (Sat) 4 PM to 5.30 PM
WHERE
Merlion Park
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB
NOTES
This is a fashion walk, please do not attend in cosplay!

 

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE SG

Just heard of this last minute. A small event featuring a couple of booths.

WHEN
4 Jun 2022 (Sat) 11 PM to 6 PM
WHERE
Suntec
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB
NOTES
NIL

 

ARC MARKET

Some ahem… drama before the event even starts, but still hope these guys do well. Support the booths yo.

WHEN
18 Jun 2022 (Sat) 12 PM to 8 PM
WHERE
Singapore Expo
ADMISSION
$12 – Book Online
LINKS
FB
NOTES
NIL

 

ACAS MINICON

This is an open house and a small convention at the Association of Comic Artists Singapore. Offering some workshops, merch, and old DC/Marvel comics at affordable prices.

WHEN
25 Jun 2022 (Sat) 10 AM to 5 PM
WHERE
Goodman Arts Centre Block B #02-02
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB
NOTES
NIL

 

 

QUARTER 3 (JUL TO SEP) 2022

HARAJUKU FASHION WALK SINGAPORE

Harajuku fashion walk, quarter 3 meet up.

WHEN
16 Jul 2022 (Sat) 2 pm – 5 pm
WHERE
National Museum of Singapore
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB
NOTES
This is a fashion walk, please do not attend in cosplay!

 

ASIA ESPORTS FESTIVAL

Hosted by Esports Entertainment Asia, featuring various games. This event will span across the Atrium, Esports Experience Centre (2nd floor), NewMedia Lab, and the Sports Hub Library. Can’t miss it.

WHEN
29 to 31 Jul 2022 (Fri to Sun) From 1130 AM
WHERE
Kallang Wave Mall
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
NIL

 

COSFEST KANSHA

Cosfest is another one of the big events in Singapore, that is “officially” dedicated to cosplay – They have a different theme every year. But this is kind of a weird “post-Covid comeback” though… Held at Raffles Marina, all the way west at Tuas Link MRT. But at least it is beside the sea, and there’s a lighthouse as the backdrop.

WHEN
6 & 7 Aug 2022 (Sat & Sun), 1 pm to 8 pm.
WHERE
Raffles Marina
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
A free and easy event, no booths.

 

SINGAPORE NATSU MATSURI

Organized by the Japanese Association of Singapore (JAS), get a slice of Japanese culture here in Singapore. Summer Festival holds various food stands, performances, Bon Odori, and much more.

WHEN
27 Aug 2022
WHERE
JAS clubhouse
ADMISSION
Free (But tickets are required and sold out)
LINKS
WEB
NOTES
This is not a cosplay event – Please do not attend in cosplay.

 

TOFF ANIME MATSURI

Odex Film Festival X Anime Matsuri

WHEN
3 To 4 Sep 2022 (Sat to Sun)
WHERE
Downtown East
ADMISSION
From $10.00
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
Ticketed Event!

 

COSFEST – SINGAPORE COSPLAY CLUB SHOW

I shall call this an “experimental long-running cosplay event that spans over an entire week”.

WHEN
3 To 11 Sep 2022 (Sat to Sun), 12 pm to 7 pm.
WHERE
HarbourFront Centre
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
“Main event days are 3 and 4 Sep”. Not quite sure what that means yet. Check out their FB/website for more info.

 

HARAJUKU FASHION WALK SINGAPORE

Harajuku fashion walk, quarter 3 meet up. Round 2.

WHEN
10 Sep 2022 (Sat) 4 pm – 5.30 pm
WHERE
Merlion Park
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB
NOTES
This is a fashion walk, please do not attend in cosplay!

 

CAMPUS GAME FEST

Call it the “big-scale Internet party”. Campus Game Fest hosts various esports competitions between local and regional teams.

WHEN
Q3 2022 (TBA)
WHERE
?
ADMISSION
?
LINKS
FB
NOTES
NIL

 

 

QUARTER 4 (OCT TO DEC) 2022

STAR ME UP

A “warm up” before the “main Cosfest event”?

WHEN
1 & 8 Oct 2022 (Sat)
WHERE
Jurong Point
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
NIL

 

COSFEST 2022

The “main event” is finally back after 2 years of hiatus.

WHEN
15 & 16 Oct 2022 (Sat & Sun)
WHERE
Downtown East
ADMISSION
1 day $12, 2 days $22
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
NIL

 

GAMESCON

Gamescon is an event that is more geared toward game developers and a good one to go if you are interested in covering all kinds of games and technologies.

WHEN
20 – 23 Oct 2022 (Thur – Sun)
WHERE
Suntec
ADMISSION
?
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
Opened for exhibition registration in Apr 2022. No information on admissions.

 

HANAMI MARKET – IMPACT PLAYGROUND

This is a small pop-up market featuring various artist booths.

WHEN
30 Oct 2022 (Sun)
WHERE
Suntec City
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB
NOTES
Genshin Impact-themed mini-event.

 

GAMESTART

Gamers, don’t miss this one out! Gamestart is an event that hosts esports competitions and covers releases/previews for all sorts of games.

WHEN
Q4 2022
WHERE
?
ADMISSION
?
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
NIL

 

HARAJUKU FASHION WALK SINGAPORE

Harajuku fashion walk, quarter 4 meet up.

WHEN
Q4 2022 (TBA)
WHERE
Merlion Park
ADMISSION
Free
LINKS
FB
NOTES
This is a fashion walk, please do not attend in cosplay!

 

C3 ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA SINGAPORE (AFASG)

AFA is one of the biggest anime events here in Singapore. You can expect a lot of foreign guests, cosplayers, performances, and even Anisong concerts.

WHEN
25 to 27 Nov 2022 (Fri to Sun)
WHERE
Suntec City
ADMISSION
?
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
Ticket pricing to be confirmed.

 

SINGAPORE COMIC CONVENTION (SCC)

Previously known as the Singapore Toys Games Comic Convention (STGCC) – This event has now “specialized” to just comics, featuring various artists.

WHEN
Dec 10 & 11 2022 (Sat & Sun)
WHERE
Marina Bay Sands
ADMISSION
?
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
No information on admission.

 

EOY J-CULTURE FESTIVAL

Captain Obvious – EOY stands for end-of-year. What better way for Japanese culture lovers to end the year with a Japanese culture-themed festival?

WHEN
24 – 25 Dec 2022 (Sat & Sun)
WHERE
Suntec City
ADMISSION
?
LINKS
FB | WEB
NOTES
NIL.

 

 

GETTING TO THE EVENT LOCATIONS

First time in Singapore or not sure how to get to the event locations? Here’s a short section on how to find da way (yea, it’s a long-dead meme).

Location Map Short Directions
Downtown East Click Here Please don’t be confused. Downtown East is not at the Downtown MRT station, but all the way east at Pasir Ris. Take bus 3 or 358 from the station, pretty much just 1 stop or you can walk for 10 minutes.
Gardens By The Bay Click Here Gardens By The Bay can be rather hard to reach for first-time visitors. Walk from the Bayfront MRT station (follow the huge crowd of tourists), or take bus 400 from the bus stop beside Marina Bay Sands, in front of Marina Bay Link Mall.
Marina Bay Sands Click Here Right at the Bayfront MRT station.
Merlion Park Click Here Just a 5 minutes walk from Raffles Place MRT station.
Clarke Quay Click Here Right at the Clarke Quay MRT station.
Singapore Expo Click Here Right beside the Expo MRT station.
Singapore Stadium Click Here Right at the Stadium MRT station.
Suntec City Conventions Center Click Here Stop at the Promanade train station, or take a 10-minute walk from Esplanade station.

5 thoughts on “Cosplay Games Anime Events In Singapore 2022”

  1. Many thanks for this, for us overseas its hard to get any info on the events, looking forward to AFASG ( I was hoping they’d run it adjacent to the comic festival and id get away with one airfare!)

    1. Sorry for the slow update. Took quite some time to compile… Some event organizers have reopened for registration. Wait and see what they say la.

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