INTI Joins In The Ever Evolving World of Anime, Cosplay and Fashion Design

by - March 10, 2015

Cosplay has transformed from being just a hobby into popular culture around the world, 

with thousands of people coming together to parade their character costumes.

Keeping this trend in mind, INTI International College Subang recently played host to

some of the biggest names in the world of animation and cosplay during a Sharing

Session, to celebrate INTI’s latest collaboration with Animax Asia and INSPIDEA, two of

the leading organizations in animation in Asia.

“INTI believes in encouraging innovative ways of storytelling among students, and

cosplaying and animation are certainly among some of the ways to do so. They allow

students to express themselves creatively, which is a fantastic way to develop and

explore their individuality,” said Anis Laila Yap, Dean of INTI Centre of Art and Design


Also present at the sharing session were Lawrence Ng, Director of Ad Sales, Animax

Asia; Andrew Ooi, Managing Director, INSPIDEA Sdn. Bhd., and Arisa Chow, a local

cosplay artist popular among the youth.

Chow, who came dressed in her favorite kimono costume, gave some advice to

encourage potential cosplayers among the students, “When I started exploring my

interest in cosplay, there were very few avenues that I could look into. But I persevered

because I believe that if you are passionate in something, you should never give up,”

she said.

During the session, INTI announced three exciting competitions for students as part of

the collaboration, with great prizes including trips to Japan to attend JUMP!, a world-

renowned annual anime convention.

Details of the three competitions:

 Storyboard competition – secondary school students are to create their own

storyboard based on theme ‘Create a companion for OO-Kun’, a trademark

Animax character. The top 10 finalists will receive an exclusive invitation to an

animation workshop conducted by INTI, and in addition to that the top three

winners will also win a Wacom drawing tablet each.

 Fashion design competition - INTI students are to design their own costume, and

top 10 finalists will showcase their designs during the Animax Carnival, a

signature annual Animax event. The best costume designer will win a trip to

Japan to attend JUMP!

 Animation competition – INTI students are to create a full-fledged animation,

following the theme ‘Create a companion for OO-Kun’. The student with the best

animation wins a trip to Japan to attend JUMP!

“We are opening up doors for students to showcase their talents, in a fun and engaging

way. This is in line with our belief that learning does not only have to be in the

classroom - it is a fun and creative process that can happen anywhere” Anis explained.

The collaboration with Animax Asia and INSPIDEA is in line with INTI’s aspiration to

develop students’ soft skills, such as creativity, by giving them the opportunity to

highlight this skill in a platform that is fun and relevant to today’s youth, which is

animation and cosplay. This will give them an extra edge over their peers when they

enter the global workforce in the future.

Guided by a dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced fashion instructors,

INTI’s ICAD graduates are part of a new generation of trendsetters and designers in the

fashion industry through their participation in many competitions, industry projects,

international study trips and practical training with established local and foreign labels.

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