I possess two rooms in my house: one is for sleeping & doing my homework in; the other one is to satisfy my addiction. My parents spend hundreds of dollars every month to satisfy me. I guess it’s a good thing my parents make, like, a million dollars a year. For the most part my parents are totally okay with my addiction…it’s not what you think. They think it’s a good way for me to express my originality & they don’t find anything wrong with the friends or my boyfriend, Alex, that I met through my hobby.
Anyway, today I am going to a party with Alex & I need to figure out what we are going as. I called him to plan for the party. He answered the phone with a smile in his voice, “Hey Rose, what’s up?”
“Remember the party tonight?”
“Yep, we still need to pick out our matching couple outfits right?”
“Right, got any ideas?”
“How about going as the Black Butler couple?”
“Nope, even though I love you as Sebastian & it is one of the things I dream about every night, we went as the Black Butler couple last weekend to Kimi’s party.”
“Right, Inuyasha then?”
“That was Halloween,” I reminded him.
He thought for a moment, “What about Soul Eater?”
“Mizuki’s party two weeks ago.”
“We went like that to the convention a month ago.”
“Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama?”
“Themed Party at Hana’s next week.”
“Well, I can’t think of anything else! How about you?”
“I’m looking around my closet now to find something…OHH PERFECT!!!!!” I said.
“Do you still have that Tamaki outfit from the Ouran High School Host Club play we put on!?!”
He smacked his head in frustration, “Why didn’t I think of that!?!”
“Okay, now that that is settled the party starts in two hours.”
“I’ll be at your house in one, my little Haruhi!”
“Okay, see you then.”
“Love you!” *Click*
Of course it didn’t take me long to get ready. So for the next thirty minutes my parents danced around me, they wanted to take my picture & tried to get me to pose for them. I finally got away from them when my boyfriend called saying he was ten minutes away. I went to check my appearance. My wig was on perfectly, and my chest was as flat as a wall.
I heard a knock at the door and my parents buzzing about. I exited the bathroom and walked into the hallway to find my parents flocking around my boyfriend, who was wearing a Japanese school uniform and a blond wig. I pushed my way over and posed for some pictures with him. My parents think that it is their job to document every outfit I try on and put a date on it. They really like the ones of Alex & me together.
I tell my parents that it’s time to go and that we would be back by eleven. I walked over to the car where my Tamaki, my prince, is holding the door open for me. I thank him then slide my way in to the passenger seat. He climbs in, pecks my cheek, and compliments my outfit. I peck him back and compliment on his.
Soon enough we made it to Misa’s house. We walked into a wall of characters, compliments and hugs. From the other room I heard Misa say, “Now that everyone is here, we can get this party started!”
A playlist of theme songs blasted its way out of the stereo, & throughout the house people were talking about new and old shows, which character is better & of course the party’s soon to be crowned King & Queen.
After an hour of partying, everyone went outside to the platform for the announcement of King & Queen. Misa was so excited as she walked up to the platform that she was dancing. She was dressed as Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist complete with a fake metal arm & leg, blond wig with ponytail, and cloak like any good “otaku” (that’s the Japanese word for “fan girl”).
“Okay everyone all the votes are tallied up and the winners-who won by a country size landslide-the results we all knew were coming. The winners are…Alex and Rose dressed as Tamaki and Haruhi!!”
Oh my gosh!!! I was so happy, I started to cry. Everyone cheered as we walked up and received our crowns. The crowns are placed on our heads and my life was now complete, for my Prince and I have been crowned Cosplay King & Queen.
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