Life Cry Cosplay consists of Diana and Ali from Los Angeles. Their love of spooky storytelling and shiny embellishments inspired them to try out for WCS Team USA. The US Finals were held in Atlantic City, New Jersey at Anime Next 2016. They then represented the USA in Nagoya with costumes from Ponyo, Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, Soul Calibur 2 and 5, and Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel for Championship. 2016 was the introduction of a two-round Championship where all countries compete and only half progress to the final round the following day. Life Cry was able to proceed to the final round.