ONE PIECE celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original series this year. At Tokyo One Piece Tower, the theme park for ONE PIECE, an autumn seasonal event “ONE PIECE HALLOWEEN 2017” was held!
On October 28, "Cosplay Contest 2017" Kids Division took place.
A total of 52 contestants entered this Kids Division for elementary school students and below!!
Kids from 0 to 10 years old disguised as various ONE PIECE characters such as Straw Hat Crew members, Ace, Trafalgar Law, Akainu, Bepo, and Kumacy. They did not yield to adults.
The 10 finalists were selected through public voting on that day.
The final took place in ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION venue on the 5th floor with finalists and packed audience.
When the MC called for the special judge, we head Nami's voice, "If kids are going to be one of us, I must support them!"
With deafening cheers and applause, the voice of Nami on animation ONE PIECE, Ms.Akemi Okamoto walked on the stage!
When she found a visitor in the costume of Nami's adoptive mother Belle-Mère in the audience, she shouted "Belle-Mère!" in an ad-lib.
The finalists were Nico Robin, Chopper, Sanji, Zero, Carrot, Trafalgar Law, Señor Pink, Nami, Diva Ann, and Puffy on Thousand Sunny.
10 contestants in hand-made props and costumes by themselves or family stepped up to the stage together.
In each introduction and speech time, they performed the character's skills and posing, and voices of cheer and laughter echoed in the venue.
After the introduction time, the judges discussed the difficult screening backstage. When the screening finished, Nami's voice echoed in the venue.
She shouted, "Who's the navigator on this ship?" and the audience answered," Nami!" Than Ms.Okamura appeared on the stage again.
Ms.Okamura and Nami (on the left) posed on the stage for fans.
Finally, the time to announce the winners.
The Grand Prix was given to Riri (8 years old) disguised as Nco Robin!
The second prize was given to Iku (10 years old) disguised as Nami!
3The third prize was given to Harua (0 year old) disguised as Senor Pink!
The Special Judge Prize was given to May (2 years old) as Chopper.
Robin’s Fleur posing appealed both male and female judges and she received Grand Prix. As a prize, she received “Figure Arts ZERO-ONE PIECE 20th Anniversary Ver.. – "Straw Hat Crew" 9 pieces set (BANDAI), a trophy,10 Tokyo One Piece Tower complimentary tickets were awarded.
As a Special Judge Prize, a mount with Ms. Okamura's signature was given.
Ms.Okamura said, "It was wonderful! Truly!! I am looking forward to seeing you all again next year!"
3A total of 256 contestants entered "Cosplay Contest 2017." Thank you so much for your participation!
11WINTER ONE PIECE 2017＊2018 will begin from November 23.
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