She’s 70-Years-Old and Fulfilling Her Dream of Being a Cosplayer
Imagine dressing up however you like at 70! Shirley Chua, who hails from Singapore, is living this life.
That’s because she’s a cosplayer, and many think she’s the oldest one around!
Chua, often called Aunty Shirley, got into cosplay through her son Skyy, who immersed himself in the hobby during secondary school. She sewed his costumes, came with him to events and eventually found herself enjoying it.
It was in 2011 when she told her son what her heart desired, “Mama would like to cosplay.”
At first, he told her that it was a “young people activity,” but soon approved and helped her look for age-appropriate characters she could play.
Chua’s world has changed since then. She became the Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland,” Rita Repulsa from “Power Rangers” and Supergirl, among many others.
Her son helped her to set up a Facebook page, where she has some 6,000 followers and counting!
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