DBZ: The Ultimate Battle
Role: Vegeta (in Part 2)
Event: Fanime 2013
Premise: ON THE NEXT EPISODE OF DRAGONBALL Z...
Award(s): Best Comedic Skit(s)
Thoughts: THIS IS A TWO-PART SKIT. PLEASE WATCH THE TOP SKIT FIRST, THEN THE BOTTOM SKIT.
Okay, this one takes some explaining.
The idea for this performance came to us one night at Katsucon. We decided it would be really funny if someone did a skit with two identical sets of characters, essentially creating two skits with double the time limit, creating one long story. Someone suggested Dragonball Z and we all laughed because DBZ's ridiculously slow pacing and cliffhanger endings seemed perfect for the idea. In the next couple of hours, we unintentionally spewed out joke after joke and by the end of the night, we knew we wanted to do it for real. We are all long-time DBZ fans and were itching to do another comedy skit, so it seemed like a perfect fit. We signed up for the Fanime masquerade as two separate groups, "Ninja of" and "The Night" and got straight to work.
The skits came together in a couple of months with a lot of hard work, cardboard, AMAZING vocal talent from Kyle Loucks (HE DID ALL OF THE VOICES) and incoherent wailing from myself and Kayla as we tried to replicate Goku and Vegeta's spiky hair. It was literally double the work of all of our previous skits (as we needed to create two sets of costumes, audio, etc.) but we had an absolute blast. I don't know if I will ever have as much fun as I had cosplaying Vegeta. It was just....awesome.