I'm talking about finally cosplaying as Wreck-It Ralph.
And of course, the main reason why I watched the movie in the first place is that a lot of video game characters familiar to me make cameos in it.
What I really admire about Ralph is that he made an effort to prove that he too can be a hero. Sure, he couldn't be the hero in his own game, but he became someone else's hero. That somehow parallels with my own story, because I realize that while there will always be people who only see the bad in me, what's more important is that there are those who see beyond that and accept me for being me, no matter how good or bad I may be. Thanks to this movie, I've come to a better understanding and acceptance of myself, and it's best summarized by this very memorable quote:
"I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be...than me."
...or so I thought.
When I celebrated my birthday last January, I received a gift from two people who I have the great admiration for as cosplayers, who I'm lucky to be able to call my friends. Jin and Miguel gave me a Wreck-It Ralph toy.
Things didn't go as planned, though, because I went to Davao for work days before the event, and arrived back in Manila on Friday night (or rather, early Saturday morning). Even worse, I got sick, so I couldn't attend at all. Not to mention that the costume was not finished by that time. I had no choice but to heal up and wait for another chance.
I received my costume sometime later, but I had to have it altered due to some inconsistencies with the reference pic and my body size. Good thing my mom was all game for the sewing, and the jumper looked nearly similar to Ralph's. My friend did a real great paint job on my shirt, too, that's why I couldn't be more excited.
What actually happened to be the pain in the rear is wearing the make-up and the wrecking fists.
That compliment alone is a big confidence boost.
Anrie, cosplaying as Eren Jaeger, attempts to slay the "Wrecking Titan".
I don't know how I should conclude this journal entry, so I'll just post this picture here.