Next up in The Cosplayers at Home series we have: Jack as Cecil from Welcome to Night Vale and Kelly as Tony Stark from Iron Man. Photography by Beth Dooner. Please do not repost without my permission or remove the captions.
Parle. these people…they’re amazing. meeting them again was probably my favorite part of the whole con. they’re the sweetest, most dedicated, kind people I’ve ever met. thank you both for having fun with me and everyone else out in california.
If you don’t know already, the two lovely ladies embracing me in this picture are Kelly and Jenn from Parle Productions on Youtube. They come to Metrocon every year, though I’ve never actually had the chance to meet them; and this year, I wanted to change that.
I couldn’t spot Kelly at first, though I did see Jenn, and my friends had to literally shove me at her because I was too scared to even speak. Intimidated, I managed to utter out a small hi–and then, wordlessly and understandingly, she hugged me. I swear, I nearly fainted. Anyway, I told her how much of an inspiration she is to me, and how she and Kelly and the rest of Parle really keep me going, and she enveloped me in this almost crushing hug (which I didn’t mind at all). After that, I got a picture with her and went back to my friends.
And then I started to sob.
My friends didn’t understand why I’d become so emotional all of a sudden, and somehow, I was ale to convey that I’d never met them in person before; and then I turned to one friend and proceeded to cry into her shirt.
Then, my second friend, without me knowing, goes over to Kelly. He tells her that I’m pretty much emotionally compromised because of all of this, and she comes running over and stands so close to me that when I realized it was her, I very nearly screamed. She hugged me tightly and told me that it was alright, and for a few moments, she just stood there with me. Once I could speak clearly again, I told her exactly what I’d told Jenn, and she promptly ushered me over to her–and what you see in the pictures happened.
I swear, Jenn and Kelly are absolutely wonderful, both to their fans and as people in general. They showed me such kindness, such understanding, and such love that I’m tearing up as I think about this. Jenn and Kelly, if you ever read this, I want you to know that you made me so unbelievably happy, and that your kind words were not lost on me. I’ll remember this for a long, long time.
Oh, and thank you.
Also, the entirety of Parle Productions touched my face, but that’s a story for another day.