Today October 20 was the highlight event of Halloween, "Cosplay Contest" Duo and Trio Division that decide the number one cosplayer!
This division was new but we had entries of up to 47 groups (97 participants)!
From Mt. Corvo Brothers to Charlotte Family and Seven Warlords of the Sea, we had interesting pairs and groups for this division.
By public vote from the park visitors, 10 finalist groups were picked!
The final of Cosplay Contest took place on the stage of ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION on the park 5th floor.
The venue was packed with the finalists and guests watching over.
As a special judge, the voice of Franky, Kazuki Yao appeared on the stage!
His strong voice of "SUPER!" turned up the crowd!
The 10 finalist teams were Kizaru & Akainu & Aokiji, Luffy & Ace & Sabo, Perospero &Katakuri & Cracker, Garp & Coby & Helmeppo, Pedoro & Carrot, Lola & Chiffon, Katakuri & Oven & Daifuku, Porche & Hamburg, and Perona & Negative Hollow.
A lot of the members of the duo or trio were longtime friends that cooperated in making costumes and their teamwork was amazing!
They showcased a perfect performance in synch during the showcase time.
They performed their skills and posed as the characters appealing to the judge.
Impressed by finalists' passion, Mr. Yao started taking pictures.
After a screening in the thinking room, Mr. Yao came back to the stage with Franky and posed "SUPER!" with all the finalists.
Also, both of them showed their pose to the audience in the left, middle, and right.
The crowd was taking photos frantically.
Then it was finally the time to announce the winner.
The winning team was "オヤビンは傷つきやすいんだ!!" dressed as Porche & Hamburg.
The runner-up team was "夢のASL海賊団 " dressed as Luffy & Ace.
The Special Judge Award went to a team "Lips" dressed as Lola & Chiffon.
The deciding factors of the winner were the choice of nostalgic characters and the beauty of Porche. Mr. Yao praised that she was very sexy.
We received comments from the winners.
- "Our Oyabin was not here today but you voted for sub characters from 10 years ago. I felt everyone's love for ONE PIECE!" (winning team)
- "We didn't think we could get the second place... I'm speechless! The tiring costume-making was worth it." (runner-up team)
- "Thank you for calling out 'Ugly!' I am grateful to be standing here with great contestants. I love Mr. Yao, so I am very happy!" (Special Judege Award)
In the end, we received a comment from Mr. Yao, "The quality of each character was so high that it felt so real even up close! Please don't stop what you are doing."
This concluded the contest.
Great teamwork shined in "Cosplay Contest" Duo and Trio Division.
Next week on October 27, Kids Free Day, Kids Division will take place!
We are looking forward to your participation.