Singaporean, Japanese, & other Asian Cosplayers arrested in Malaysia

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Over the weekend, five teenage Singaporean cosplayers attending cosplay Festival 4 in Kuala Lumpur were arrested by the police. Cosplayer arrested and taken into custody along with a Hong Kong dancer. A total of 11 people were arrest and taken into custody on criminal charges. On Saturday afternoon, at 2 pm, Jabatan Immigrate Malaysia organized a two-day gala festival at Sunway Putra Hotel. During this program, many inter-Asian guests were invited. This is a work in the booth selling fan-made merchandise, photo prints of cosplayers, and singing and dancing performances.

Is Cosplaying a crime now?

The 11 people taken into custody allegedly violated the conditions for public travel. According to the law, if someone does not have a working visa then he cannot work here. The organizer was also arrest on the grounds that the event was organize without prior approval from Malaysia’s Central Agency for Filming and Performance by Foreign Artistes (PUSPAL). He was released on 24 March. Whereas any prisoner will be investigate under Section 56(1)(d) of the Misconduct Act 1959/63 and Rule 39(b) of the Mischief Regulation 1963.

Can’t argue with that

Rest assured, there is no harm in cursing, but there is harm in violating your duty. However, while talking to the newspaper. The chairman Ahmad Syafiq Nizar Ahmad Radzi say that only the male artistes were paid and the cosplayers paid for their own expenses. He says that he is being shot for this and has appoint a lawyer for the 10 prisoners. Who did not represent his law. The organizers hope to return at least half the money paid by the organizers and associated parties by the end of April. The worst part of it are the comments about the incident and its effects on the anime convention scene in Malaysia in the future. 

Who is the most famous cosplayer in Malaysia?

Hakken is the most famous cosplayer in Malaysia. He is one of the best bloggers in Asia with over 3.8 million followers on Instagram and 900,000 followers on Twitter. They are draw to the favorite anime and manga series to pay tribute to the times. Such as Howl’s Moving Castle, Jujutsu Kaisen, and their personal favouriteJojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Hakken’s online popularity changes real life. His faithful teachings are often seen in large numbers in the individual universities around the world. Which are eager to get a glimpse of the 25-year-old man’s clothes both in and out of the world.

Is Cosplay big in Malaysia?

Malaysia’s cosplay industry was value at more than $1.6 billion in 2020, with exports from the sector exceeding $285 million, doubling from 2014. The studios produced more than 65 original intellectual property products. Which were sell in more than 120 countries, earning approximately $40.5 million. One of the most popular events in the MDEC, and of particular interest to the cosplay sector, is the Challenge for Digital Content Creators. A platform for artists to showcase their creativity and make progress in the development of digital content.


Q1. What is the purpose of cosplay?

Ans. Creating unique costumes.

Q2. Is cosplay only for adults?

Ans. No

Q3. Is cosplay still popular?

Ans. Yes, it is a global phenomenon

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