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VAX is Back for 2016

The 2015 home grown debut event – Visual Arts Expo (VAX) returns in 2016. Sigh of relief… and now the excitement BUILDS. The folks at VAX have been releasing guest info & other content thru the months and with less than a month away… it’s going to be another special + diverse Visual Arts events! Strike 1 for the home team & 2 for the return of a debut event!

One of the biggest news from VAX is the change of venue from last years Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre to the STARXPO at Kenanga Wholesale City Fashion Mall!

Hahaha just as the buzz from the leaked CF2016 venue dies down… the 2016 venue for VAX has not raised any buzz from what I know. XPAX Fantasy Fest goers will know this place well. The finale event has taken place here the past 2 years. High ceiling – eco friendly – go green hall design will have it’s pros & cons… but The Captain is hoping that all the cosplay folks don’t miss the MOST AMAZING PART of having this event here in Kenanga Wholesale City Fashion Mall! Yes, the hint is in the name.

GUYS it’s WHOLESALE… MALL!! Lotsa (applicable) cosplay stuff… FASHION related stuff for good price and gets cheaper in quantity. And seriously… u don’t have to buy like 50 or 100 pieces… the ‘wholesale’ (discounted) prices start from as little as 3 items… sometimes even 3 of any items entitles you all to the ‘wholesale’ prices!! I think all of you who were 50/50 on going to VAX should SERIOUSLY consider this factor and go to VAX + ‘pakat’ with your friends to buy cosplay stuff!! I’ve bought lotsa stuff from this place… collectibles, military / tactical gear, gifts, children wear and the most prized discovery: Pemborong Cermin Mata BIG EYE. This place has a WIDE variety of sun glasses (very common) but also a variety of spectacle frames & styles for pop-fashion. This place has equipped & enhanced my cosplay of Tony Stark, Commissioner James Gordon, Noah Bennet (Heroes TV series) & a few more to come. Prices were good but unfortunately I wasn’t buying in bulk or else it would be better. Most cosplayers will know when you cosplay real life characters (with actor references) any prop that looks accurate will enhance the likeness to your character AND most of us will fall short when it comes to facial features. Anything short of a helmet or mask takes the likeness aka ‘magic of cosplay’ away so I know if u can get the right facial hair, i.e. mustache / beard / goatee or spectacle frames… is a BIG PLUS!!

Anyhow, so friends & fans… do check it out. There are so many options in this very mall that I’m sure there is something for every cosplayer… or something just to enhance your daily swag! You are already going to VAX2016 so go check it out. It is a rare 2 in 1 treat! Here is the link to their website, go browse their Store Directory!

Ok, here’s a recap of whats already been announced for #VAX2016. I’m sure the team has more install for all of you all!! huhu!

Mika Kobayashi

Mika Kobayashi

Orito Shinji

Orito Shinji

Yoshinori Asao

Yoshinori Asao

Itaru Hinoue

Itaru Hinoue

Tetsuro Shimaguchi

Tetsuro Shimaguchi

MAX GAIA 「マックス・ガイア」

MAX GAIA

Visual Art’s/KEY

Visual Art’s/KEY

Fusion Wayang Kulit

Fusion Wayang Kulit

Malaysia Pro Wrestling (MyPW)

Malaysia Pro Wrestling (MyPW)

I am also excited for more announcements on the community content like the Hobby Workshops, Special Interest Panel (SIP), Artist Booths and the portfolio review for all your opportunity to connect with folks from the creative industry both local & international!

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For more information on Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2016, go to their website: http://www.vax.asia/

For quicker updates you can follow their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/visualartsexpo

Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2016
3 – 5 June
StarXpo Centre, 9th Flr, Kenanga Wholesale City Fashion Mall

#VAX2016 #VAXisBACK

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