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"Cosplay Contest" 2019 Kids Division! Contestants impress the special judge, Akemi Okamura!

Today on October 27, the highlight event of Halloween, "Cosplay Contest" Kids Division that decides the very best of cosplayers was held!
The Kids Division is for children under the age of elementary school students. 
We had a total of 45 entries from kids at the age of 0 to 11!

We saw a variety of cosplays from energetic Straw Hat Crew to adorable Perona, Princess Shirahoshi, cool Sabo, and Doflamingo!
Tongari Island (TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER) was filled with energy! 
By public vote from the park visitors, 10 finalists were picked!




The final of the Cosplay Contest took place on the stage of ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION on the 5th floor. 
The venue was packed with the young finalists and guests from kids to adults watching over them. 
When a voice of Nami echoed in the venue, "Who is the navigator of this ship?" the whole audience responded with "Nami!" 
Then the voice of Nami and the special judge of this contest, Akemi Okamura appeared on the stage in an elegant dress!
The venue warmed up immediately and was filled with excited screams of "Kawaii!!"

The 10 finalists were dressed as Brook, Sanji, Doflamingo, Nami, Princess Shirahoshi, Zoro, Luffy, Robin, Law, and Puggy!
There were some kids who participate in the Cosplay Contest every year. 
The quality did yield to the adults!! 

In the showcase time, they got into the role of their favorite character and showed their best pose!
For the special judge segment, we saw the contestants posing with soulful skills and famous lines from the animation. 
Ms.Okamura was so impressed with them shouting, "They are so adorable!!"
There were endless cheers from the venue like "Kawaii!" and "So cool!"



After finishing a screening in the thinking room, Ms. Okamura came back to the stage with Nami! 
They performed Nami's famous skill, " Thunderbolt Tempo" in perfect sync and the audience was elated!
After that, it was finally the time to announce a winner!

The winner was Iori (3 years old) as Doflamingo. 
The runner-up was Haruto (6 years old) as Zoro.
The Special Judge Award went to Sora (6 years old) as Sanji. 



The winner was very faithful to the real Doflamingo which was the deciding factor!
Also, it was wonderful that his whole family was dressed as Doflamingo Family.
The runner-up performed perfectly as Zoro saying the name of the skill with a sword in his mouth! 
For the Special Judge Award, the winner smiled and acted exactly like Sanji and charmed everyone including Ms. Okamura. 





The winners were very excited to be awarded and showed the best smile of the day. 

Finally, we had a comment from Ms. Okamura, " Every contestant showed not only the best costumes but also realistic lines and poses! 
I'm already excited for the next year!"
This concluded this year's contest. 

A total number of entries of Cosplay Contest over the last 3 years is up to 248. 
Thank you for participating and watching the contest!
All the divisions of Cosplay Contest 2018 end on October 27, but ONE PIECE HALLOWEEN 2018 will continue until October 31.

Also, a new season of the special exhibition Log Gallery will start on November 1 and ONE PIECE WINTER 2018-2019 will start on November 23. 
We offer a lot of events in November!
We are looking forward to seeing you. 
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