Like a tidal wave of thrills, the Atrium at e@Curve was invaded by anime mania on 24 July 2010 as 20 fantastically dressed cosplayers brought popular anime characters to life at the Remaja NIPS Crazy Challenge Grand Finale.
From the initial stages of submitting their photographs of them dressed as their favourite anime characters to attending the audition at TV3 to act out their anime characters – these 20 cosplayers had to battle stiff competition to reach the Grand Finale, and boy did they deliver with their detailed costumes and passion for cosplay.
Clad in all their cosplay glory, they strutted their stuff onstage – fanning the hype as word of the exciting NIPS Crazy Challenge Grand Finale spread. Finally, it was time and everyone held their breath in suspense as the results were announced. A crowd favourite, the crowd went wild as Venus Lim who cosplayed as Yuuko Ichihara of xxxHolic walked away with the Grand Prize of a 4D3N trip to watch the Animelo Concert in Japan worth RM12,000, a hamper as well as RM1,000 cash prize.
The 1st Runner-up, Sandy Soon who dressed up as Rikku from Final Fantasy X, won a PSP, a hamper and RM1,000 cash prize, while the 2nd Runner-up Will Wee who cosplayed as the Arrancar Dordoni from Bleach scored an iPod Nano, a hamper and RM500 cash prize. While the remaining 15 contestants did not win big, they too were pampered with consolation prizes of a hamper each.