Maid Cafe: A Resounding Success!


Gabriel Davidson, Aspen Lenox, and Adam Singer

The school’s first Maid Cafe came to an end today, Feb. 14th. With seats full during both lunches, the Sahuaro Cosplay Club’s first public event since its revival has racked in a sizable profit for the club.  In cosplay club, you will get to meet a group of amazing people who love to dress up and make their own costumes. The main purpose of the club is to have fun and show your creativity.

We interviewed Robin Morin and Quinn Miller, club president and vice president respectively, about the juncture and the club’s future ambitions.

Having planned the Maid Cafe since December, months’ worth of hard work has paid off, and the event is sure to be the first in a string of endeavors—with plans already being drafted for the fourth quarter—their goal is to fundraise enough to attend Tucson Comic-Con, the same ambition held by the club’s forerunners 2 years ago.

The club was busy the entire day, beginning with its participants swapping into their cosplay and uniforms and then preparing the room, which is nothing against the scramble to serve a plethora of students (which ranged from “stereotypical jocks,” in the words of Robin and Quinn, to nerds and geeks.) The cafe almost ran out of food first lunch, making it out the day with over $100 in profit in one single day!

Cosplaying started in 1984 when the founder of Studio Hard, Nobuyuki Takahashi, went to WorldCon in LA.  People cosplay so they can show off the hard work they put into their costumes and how amazing they look. They cosplay because they find it entertaining, they think of cosplaying as a hobby and even a challenge to see who can make the most accurate, good-looking costume. The amount of time it takes to put a costume together varies on how detailed you want the costume to look and the materials you use to make it. Cosplaying brings people together to have fun and be creative and social.

When cosplaying first started trending back in 2019, a lot of people had negative comments on it. Some people called it “childish” and “embarrassing”. Others thought it was no different than dressing up on Halloween. Because of the negativity, most people hide the fact that they cosplay because they are worried about being bullied or harassed because of it. Well now at Sahuaro High School, we are trying to make it more open to being able to dress as your favorite character whenever you like.

Bullying will not be tolerated around campus and will have consequences if these incidents are reported. Cosplay is about being who you are and putting together a piece of art that you created, then showing it off to the world and making people around you feel free to be themselves as well. We would love it if you would join Cosplay Club and meet with us every Thursday at 3:20 in Mr. Smith’s room, number 201 in the 200 building, the meetings end around 4:30. During the meetings we will discuss events that will be held at school to help us raise money for future events and help supply the club with the materials we need in order to make the events more creative and exciting. Can’t wait too see you there! 🙂

The club is always accepting new members, which may be sorely needed for fourth quarter, and anyone interested is encouraged to speak with Mr. Smith in room 201.