Our cousin Chloe (cosplay name Chlo-Chlo) wanted to enter the cosplay contest with her second cosplay ever, Marcy from Adventure Time! We choreographed a simple minute-long walk-on, and somehow came through with the Best Skit award!
Her face says it all, she was ecstatic! We were all surprised to win this, sure, but the way little Chloe took it was unexpected and awesome. She BOLTED from our seats in the faaaar back of the room (thankfully stopping half-way to let us catch up to her! Simon ain’t running, girl! Breadballs!) and didn’t stop smiling for hours. When she hopped off the stairs to exit the stage and speak with Becky, who was holding those interviews that unfortunately haven’t been posted anywhere, the first thing she shouted was “THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!”
Her excitement that entire weekend as she met new friends and took photos reminded me about how thrilling the very concept of cosplay was to me when we first started, and it’s a joy that we need to try and keep with us as we get older, whether we decide to take the hobby and/or our individual skills and goals more seriously or not.
Thanks to Anime Matsuri’s FB for posting the picture!!
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