When it comes to cosplay, girls usually dress up as the sexy, feminine characters from their favourite Japanese mangas or animes.
But local cosplayer Maria Tachi went against the norm yesterday during the Asia Cosplay Meet.
Taking the stage as Calmaramon, a grotesque squid-like beast, the 28-year-old hammed it up with growls and flailing tentacles, attracting cheers from the crowd.
One audience member even shouted: “I love you, Maria!”
She and her teammates Kasumi and Christy Bell represented Singapore at the cosplay competition held over the weekend, as part of the DBS Marina Regatta.