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Entry from September 12, 2021
“The Met Gala is just Final Fantasy cosplay for rich people”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has held an annual fundraiser since 1948, called the Costume Institute Gala, but usually known as the “Met Gala” or “Met Ball.” Many observers have called the Met Gala “cosplay for rich people.”

“The Met Gala is just Final Fantasy cosplay for rich people” was posted on Twitter by The Merovingian of YouTube on May 4, 2015. “is #MetGala just cosplay for rich people” was posted on Twitter by lam on May 2, 2016. “#MetGala is like cosplay for the rich and famous” was posted on Twitter by Elon Mast on May 2, 2017. “The Met Gala is just cosplay for rich people” was posted on Twitter by Genghis Jawn on May 7, 2018. “The Met Gala is cosplay for the rich folk” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on September 13, 2021.

The Met Gala has been nicknamed the “Oscars of the East Coast” and the “Party of the Year.” Other Met Gala descriptions include “Met Gala is the ugly sweater contest for the upper class,” “The Met Gala is Burning Man for people named in the Panama Papers,” “Met Gala is just Burning Man for rich(er) people,” “The Met Gala is like a bougie Halloween party,” “The Met Gala is just boujee Halloween,” “The Met Gala is Halloween for celebrities” and “The Met Gala is just Halloween for rich people.” “What’s a Met Gala?"/"A type of apple found in New York. Also why it’s called the Big Apple” is a Gala apple joke.


Wikipedia: Met Gala
The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night, since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit.

Wikipedia: Cosplay
Cosplay, a portmanteau of “costume play”, is an activity and performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.

Wikipedia: Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy is a Japanese anthology science fantasy media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by Square Enix (formerly Square). The franchise centers on a series of fantasy and science fantasy role-playing video games.

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@shanerhyne
Is the #MetGala some fancy rich woman’s game of #StarWarsDay cosplay? The photos in my timeline would indicate “Yes”
8:38 PM · May 4, 2015·Twitter for Android Tablets

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The Merovingian of YouTube
@Papapishu
The Met Gala is just Final Fantasy cosplay for rich people.
9:27 PM · May 4, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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Jolie.
@JolieFarron
“The Met Gala is just Final Fantasy cosplay for rich people”
LMAOOOOOO WHERE IS THE LIE THO XD https://instagram.com/p/2SHVnkRhXW/
10:19 PM · May 4, 2015·Instagram

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lam
@garbagemurphy
is #MetGala just cosplay for rich people
9:00 PM · May 2, 2016·Twitter Web Client

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MOVED @ _THANCRED
@movedcred
“what’s the metgala?”
“final fantasy cosplay for rich people”
i learned something new today.
10:12 PM · May 2, 2016·Twitter Web Client

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Linds ∞⁷
@starrwinter
What I have learned… Met Gala = cosplay for rich people wink
10:37 PM · May 2, 2016·Twitter for iPad

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Elon Mast
@HadesInShades
#MetGala is like cosplay for the rich and famous.
7:07 AM · May 2, 2017·Twitter Web Client

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Doc 1312
@godsquito
the met gala is just a cosplay convention for rich people
11:00 PM · May 11, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Wonder Monkey
@WonderMonkey78
The #MetGala is just cosplay for the uber rich and famous. Don’t kid yourself.
7:36 PM · May 7, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Elisabeth Van Every
@E_VanEvery
The #MetGala, where rich people cosplay.
7:41 PM · May 7, 2018·Twitter Web Client

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Genghis Jawn
@jxalexander
The Met Gala is just cosplay for rich people.
8:37 PM · May 7, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Eric McCorkle
@eric_mccorkle
So basically the Met Gala is just cosplay for rich people
9:53 PM · May 7, 2018·Twitter Web Client

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Señor Batman
@Lexter_is_Here
Met Gala; the Cosplay event of the rich and the famous.
6:58 PM · May 8, 2018·Twitter for Android

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Emilie Joelle
@emilie_music
The #MetGala is basically cosplay for the rich and famous.
7:54 PM · May 6, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Zelle
@_xnes
MetGala is basically just cosplay for rich people. #METGala
8:51 PM · May 6, 2019·Twitter for Android

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alyson rose
@thesoydivision
The Met Gala is just Cosplay for rich people
10:59 PM · May 6, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Bobbae
@waltbobbae
“A met gala is just cosplay for rich people”
11:52 AM · May 7, 2019·Twitter for Android

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huhsmile
@huhsmile
The MetGala is just a cosplay convention for rich people right
10:40 PM · May 7, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Zan
@shardsofblue
The Met Gala really is just a cosplay convention for rich people Horse face
7:55 PM · Sep 13, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/qwerty_0_o September 13, 2021
The Met Gala is cosplay for the rich folk.

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