Young Adult Anime Cosplay

Fort Bend County Libraries invites comic-book lovers, costume enthusiasts, and animé superfans to a “Young Adult Animé Cosplay” at George Memorial Library on Saturday, March 25, beginning at 10:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The event will feature a costume contest and movie. Older teens and young adults will have an opportunity to highlight their creativity and show off the hard work and imagination they put into fashioning fantastic outfits representing their favorite video game, animé, manga, SciFi, or comic-book superheroes. Prizes for 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place will be awarded for animé or manga cosplay participants. Cosplay based on video games adapted into manga or animé are also eligible. Costumes must be family-friendly and not contain any profanity or weapon props. Entries can be handmade or store-bought, but those that are purchased must have at least one new addition made to the ensemble. The movie to be shown is an animated feature released in 2001 about a young girl named Chihiro and her parents who are moving to a new house in Japan’s countryside. When they take a detour down a wooded path, they encounter an abandoned town that is strangely full of restaurants with delicious meals waiting to be eaten. While her parents do not hesitate to gorge themselves, Chihiro decides to investigate the mysterious town. She encounters a young boy named Haku, who cautions her to leave town before nightfall. When she runs to warn her parents, she finds that they’ve been turned into pigs. Haku helps Chihiro survive by working in a bathhouse for Japanese gods and spirits while she tries to find a way to save her parents before they become the main course on a dinner platter. This movie is rated PG. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call George Memorial Library at 281-342-4455 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.

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