We’ve all seen some impressive cosplayers recreate their favorite characters over the years, but this one is spot on.
Check out cosplayer @mikaylano, who attended the Wondercon convention dressed as Disney’s Moana. She posted photos from the event and the internet all agreed: she is the real-life Moana.
The 17-year-old dressed up as Moana for WonderCon 2017, bringing the Disney hero to life for many people.She totally nailed Moana’s look with her costume, but the resemblance is uncanny. Check out a side-by-side comparison to see just how twinning they really are:
People were quick to notice the similarities, with one Twitter user writing: “look at how pretty she is! I’m down for her playing Moana if they do a real life movie of her!”
Another wrote: “I showed my boys your pics and they were utterly entranced. Ran around the house screaming, ‘Moana is real! She’s real!’”
Honestly, we could see how someone would believe it’s really her.
Of course, she also faced a little backlash because Mikayla is Filipino and Moana is Polynesian, but she explained cosplay, noting this about her hobby: “being a character is what i do.”
She must have received a fair amount of criticism, however…she deleted her Twitter account.