Gearing up for Halo 3

Once in a while, a fun acting job comes along. It’s a frivolous sort of acting job really, but, hey, a job’s a job.

Microsoft is launching Halo 3 for the Xbox 360 on September 25th. As part of an ongoing publicity campaign that started in early August, 15 actors were engaged to appear as Halo 3 characters at roadshows during the weekends leading up to the launch.

I’m a marine officer and this is my costume.


It’s not exactly a brilliant costume and my friends have complained that it looks nothing like anything you’d see in Halo. But I guess I’m quite okay with it. As you all know, I like wearing weirdass stuff anyway.

This was on the day of our first roadshow. Three of us girls were waiting at this back passageway in Cineleisure for the show to start. Two other girls were doing last-minute shopping somewhere in Orchard Road because they had failed to acquire fish net stockings beforehand, as we’d been instructed to do.

So, three girls stuck in a grungy space with nothing to do means camwhoring time.

When we were finally allowed to get out of this claustrophobic passageway to get ready for showtime, we were reunited with the rest of the cast and crew. The stylist took one look at us girls and promptly had a conniption.

“Aiyoh!!” he fussed, “Girls, your hair is all wrong! Sticking out here and there! You are officers ok!! Please tuck all your hair into your beret and behind your ears! No fringe, no hair in face!”

I suppose he had a point. We should all look like clones.

I still prefer my fringe and side ponytails.

But I guess this isn’t too bad.

The only bad thing about this is that it gives me very severe flattened hat hair after a few hours.

Actually, this isn’t even an acting job.

The guys get to act because they’ve got a little skit to perform.

[Rehearsal picture]

The girls are there merely to give out Halo freebies and sweet-talk people into giving Microsoft their names and email addresses so they can enjoy being recipients of Xbox e-mail updates.

Which is quite disappointing.

But it’s fun, all the same, to be part of this action. I think it’s really quite cool and game publishers should do this kinda events more often so I get to have this kinda fun more often.

Check this out: Master Chief costume!

The actor playing Master Chief is the only guy who gets a genuine Halo 3 costume. I guess this costume kinda saves the event from being a laughing stock, in terms of costumes.

It took them about 20 minutes to get him into his armour the first time because there were so many pieces to figure out and strap on.

We took the opportunity to camwhore with Master Chief during the rehearsal.

This was when our toy guns hadn’t been painted black yet.

Well, I think the first event went pretty smoothly. Check out the event report from Games Xtreme League.

The next event will be held this Saturday at Funan the IT Mall (2 pm) and Bishan Junction 8 (5 pm). Click here for more details on the Halo 3 campaign.

17 thoughts on “Gearing up for Halo 3

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    Woot woot.. u girls look like u can kick some serious butts man, bad ass..
    By the way, hw did u manage to get all the juiciest stints like this :-) envious

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    Like you said, the girls are mainly there to give out flyers and sway public opinion to achieve more sales. So the reason for the girls to dress compatibly to the theme was just that, instead of actually emulating the characters.

    Probably just to up sex appeal of the whole event lah, since most gamers are male.

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    jialat liao…i’m learning about the time and place of the next shpw thru your blog…this marine really so dispensable meh????????? :(

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    nadnut: Heh, thanks! *blush*

    Starstruck: I think the only girl who can seriously kick butt is Nuni, the pan-asian looking hot babe. She works out at the gym and I think she’s the only one who doesn’t look anorexic. :P

    Shelly: Yeah, sad lah. I want to do more than just give out stupid flyers.

    fish: Hahaha. No lah. Actually, I learnt the details from I signed up as a recruit too lah. :P lololol. Haven’t heard from the events company, either.

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    Hi there,

    It’s interesting to see that microsoft is trying hard to put something together for the launch. Although most of the local gamers are male, there’s just so many kids around.

    I was there as well and i thought that the marines did pretty well (that includes you gals!). Hey wait… you were the one giving out the vest right? :)

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    I think it’s just me, but your “co-star” with glasses looks scary… :D

    Anyways, that Master Chief costume looks great!

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    Wah… not exactly sailor moon but no fish, prawn also goot lah.

    I cringed when I saw the way you guys wore the beret. Aiyoh…. reminds me of all the Sec.1 goondu recruits of the various uniformed groups.

    Good thing that everthing turned out fine in the later pictures. :)

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    Hey if you could, tell the MC to wear a mask(ski mask) inside his helmet or we’ll be able to see his chin/face =)

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    Anskiere: Thanks for stopping to leave a comment! =) I believe Microsoft has all along been very pro-active in promoting Xbox here, and Halo IS the biggest signature title for Xbox, isn’t it? I’m happy you found the show satisfactory! I was actually the one standing at the booth giving out the phone wipes. :P

    modchip: Haha. No lah, I don’t find her scary. She’s a nice girl!

    JayWalk: I know how to wear a beret… from my NPCC days. :P But I just don’t like to wear it the proper way lah. :P

    Alvin: What’s wrong with botak? Cool wat. And practical too I think. :P Anyway, nothing wrong with our outfits mah. I don’t find it too sexy or sleazy. We’re supposed to wear black sports tops inside the netted top. But I think some of the girls, um, didn’t have them. :P

    zplus: Thanks for dropping by my blog and for your comments! ;)

    misha: Er… what’s gaya?

    SOLIPSIL: Huh? Really? Were you at the first event and saw his chin? hehe.

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