Cosplay welcome! "ONE PIECE HALLOWEEN 2018" is held in "TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER," the first ever permanent indoor theme park of "ONE PIECE," from September 15 (Sat) to October 31 (Wed)
Today on October 13, the highlight event of Halloween, "Cosplay Contest" Solo Division that decides the very best of cosplayers was held!
We had a total of 106 entries!
We saw a variety of cosplays from Halloween style Straw Hat Crew to Pedro and Carrot from Whole Cake Island Arc!
There was also a cosplayer of the original character, parrot DJ, from ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION "PHANTOM," and many more participants with great individuality.
Each cosplayer had their pose for their photo shoot for the entry! By public vote from the park visitors, 10 finalists were picked!
The final contest was held in the "ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION" Stage on the fifth floor of the park, filled with the enthusiasm of the participants and the overcrowded guests.
Along with Brooke's cheerful laughter, a special jury Mr. Cho, the voice actor of Brook appeared! The hall was filled with Excitement.
Finalists who participated in the final contest were Reiju, Vice Admiral Garp, Shirahoshi, Brook, Law, Perona, Izo, Corazon, Chopper and Jinbe.
All of them were in very high quality and full of ideas.
All handmade costumes and props, as well as body shape and fine gestures to become a character!
In the PR time of each contestant, they showed off their own poses to the jury and the audience.
Mr. Cho even fell down drunk by the appearance of the female character.
After a judge in the thinking room, Mr.Cho enthusiastically sang the full song "Let's Go See Master Nekomamushi"
Brook and the finalist's Brook came along and the three of them started singing impromptu.
At this time, "Honeuta (improvised)" with singing and dancing was announced.
After the whole venue enjoyed the bone dance, here comes the winners' announcement.
The winner was Mr. Soichiro cosplayed as Chopper!
The runner-up was Mr. fish teacher, cosplayed as Jinbe!
And Jury's special award was won by Mr. Haru, cosplayed as Law.
The decisive factor of the championship was the figure overflowing with humor and cuteness, and his perfectly matched skin tanned by playing baseball!
We received comments from the Winners.
"It's the first prize I won in ONE PIECE. My family helped me, so I was able to win the championship with Everyone's help! "
(winner Mr. Soichiro)
"Jinbe is my favorite character and will continue to love and liven up the Jinbe. Jinbe is the best! "
(runner-up Mr. Fish Teacher)
"It was my first time to cosplay in ONE PIECE character. I am so glad to get an autograph. ONE PIECE is the best! "
(special jury prize, Mr.Hal)
This contest was concluded by the comment from Mr.Cho.
"I really wanted to make all of you win! All the meeting is a once‐in‐a‐lifetime chance, and your enthusiasm is supporting this contest.
Please come again next year!"
The Cosplay Contest Solo division was full of unique characters.
Next week, October 20, will be the new Duo and Trio division, and the Kids division is on October 27!
We look forward to your participation and viewing!