During my birthday week last year (in 2017), I took a quick trip down to Croatan Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia to celebrate the Japanese Tradition of Suikawari with a good friend of mine!
The day began with a wonderful beach Mei Cosplayer!!
First there was the cosplay shoot, where the winds and hot sand did little to obstruct us from the gorgeous ocean views
Then we practiced a bit of tradition!!
Afterwards we made sure to clean up and enjoy some of the watermelon so that it wouldn't go to waste!!
You can find this wonderful Mei cosplayer here (https://www.facebook.com/Attack-On-Tink-2032537203697294/)