17 December 2014

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku and Mikuo

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku and mikuo

恋愛を失ったこの世界で
In this loveless world
私たちは何を探すのだろうか
What should we expect?
恋するトキメキを知らないまま
Not knowing how exciting love is
私たちは誰と出会うのだろうか
Who are we supposed to be meant to meet?

「恋」くらい知ってるよ
I know even what “Love” is
教科書に載ってた
It was written in the textbook
確か五十年ほど前に
I recall it is an infection
根絶された感染症
That was eradicated about 50 years ago

“Koi nanka Shira nai” (I have No Idea what Love is)
Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

I unexpectedly fell in love with this song, and it made me want to feature a Miku and Mikuo for today. It sounds like the song has a second voice, but I’m not completely sure..? What do you guys think?

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

13 December 2014

Love Live! and Uta no Prince-sama Cast

love live! and uta no prince-sama (pilot) cosplay cast

Giri×2な胸の鼓動
My chest is almost too small for my beating heart.
Uh baby 強引になる恋の衝動
Uh baby. The impulse of love is becoming overbearing.
どっちを選ぶ?プリンセス
Which one do you pick, Princess?
KURA×2しちゃうくらい1000%LOVE
This 1000% LOVE will surely make you dizzy.

“Maji Love 1000%”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Ok guys, a little help here? I know the right side features the cast of Uta no Prince-sama, but who are the girls on the left? I’m debating among AKB0048, Idolmaster, and Love Live. Which is it or maybe they’re someone else entirely? Thanks to Lyla for sharing this!

EDIT: Thanks to Visa for letting me know that the girls are from Love Live!

Source: Gaeaforce's Viewfinder on Facebook

06 December 2014

Yami no Matsuei: Muraki Kazutaka 04

yami no matsuei cosplay - muraki kazutaka by kidzuki sakura

どれほど時が 流れれば
How much longer time will flow
凍えた身体 目覚めるの
As your frozen body awakens
逃げ道ばかり 探しても
Searching for the path out
手は届かない TRUE LOVE
Hands not reaching, True Love

今こそ翼 羽ばたかせ
Now I'll flap these wings
誰にも負けない 力で
This strength won't lose to anyone
臆病な 今 消せるほど
Now I can erase this cowardice
抱きしめたい Hold Love
I want to hold you tight, Hold Love

“My All”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Kidzuki Sakura is really beautiful, isn’t she? I’m finding it very difficult choosing from her photos since I want to feature every single one of them! I hope you guys don’t mind the “spam” for now! Thanks again to Hachimitsu for showing me her profile on Cosplayers’ Archive!

Source: 姫月さくら on Cosplayers’ Archive

05 December 2014

Vocaloid 2: Kaito, Kagamine Len, and Kamui Gakupo

vocaloid 2 cosplay - arrest rose - kaito, kagamine len, and gakupo

Comment allez-vous?
How are you doing?

You Need Me, Don’t You?

太陽が姿を消し
The sun gradually erases itself,
夜の帳が下りる
while the night’s curtain lowers.
静かな部屋の中で
Inside a soundless room,
悲しみだけが残る
only grief remains with me.

もう傍には居られない
I can’t stay by your side anymore.
君が見えないあぁ…
I can no longer see you. Ah...
忘れて消えるから
I will forget all and disappear.
消えそうな夜
Even this night is on the brink of vanishing.

“Arrest Rose”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Beautiful aren’t they? Although I have to say this: Smoking is bad for your health! I’m pretty sure those cigarettes aren’t lighted for this shoot, so please, avoid smoking at all costs! Thanks again to Clara Mae for sending this in!

Source: TAISA on World Cosplay

03 December 2014

Star Driver: Shindou Sugata

star driver cosplay - shindou sugataCalm, intelligent, and emotionally reserved, Shindou Sugata is a member of the Midnight Flight Club and the current Star Driver of the King Cybody, Samekh. He is the only one to successfully apprivoise Samekh, as previous candidates have fallen into a permanent coma. He became friends with Tsunashi Takuto despite distrusting him at first due to the manner of his arrival on the island.

I was thinking about featuring Novo again for cosplaying my character, Jeremy Chan from Crystal Shadows, when I came upon this image of Fukuyama Jun’s voice acting roles. Sugata’s small image in the middle caught my attention because I thought he looked like Jeremy and sure enough, Sugata even wore a violet vest in the series! So I’m just going to pretend all of the Sugatas I’ll be featuring in Cosplay Holic are cosplays of Jeremy, ok? It’ll definitely inspire me to draw faster! Haha!

Source: Kinlyu on World Cosplay

02 December 2014

Kamigami no Asobi: Thoth Caduceus

kamigami no asobi cosplay - thoth caduceus by souThe Egyptian God of Knowledge, Thoth Caduceus is known as the god of wisdom and creation, responsible for awakening the world. He is a strict tutor who spends most of his time in the library and exerts a lot of pressure on his students. Although he knows everything there is to know about the universe, he still desires even more knowledge and thus continues to read as many books as possible.

Japanese cosplayer Sou (蒼) makes a lovely Thoth, wouldn’t you agree? From her other cosplays, she has fair skin, so it must have taken a lot of make up to achieve this look! Thanks to again to Mika for sending this in!

Source: Sou (蒼) on World Cosplay

01 December 2014

Ao Haru Ride: Mabuchi Kou and Yoshioka Futaba 02

ao haru ride cosplay - mabuchi kou and yoshioka futaba by lim garcia and azeIn high school, Futaba began to realize that she still had feelings for Mabuchi, but worries that Mabuchi does not feel the same way. After all, Mabuchi told her that his feelings for her had changed since junior high school. Futaba eventually decides to confess to Mabuchi anyway, and when she was rejected, she was finally able to move on.

The information I’m getting from Wikipedia is confusing. All this talk about breakups between these two characters, and yet the cosplayers portray them to be a cute and sweet couple! I think it’s about time I watch this series for myself!

Anyway, this photo features Filipino cosplayers, Lim Garcia and Aze, who happen to be a couple IRL! That just makes this cosplay even sweeter, wouldn’t you agree? Please remember to give them your support by visiting their Facebook pages!

Source: Totodale Photography on Facebook

30 November 2014

Vampire Knight: Shiki Senri 03

vampire knight cosplay - shiki senri by kumaqiApathetic and a follower by nature, Shiki Senri is described as a quiet “doll” who kept out of trouble in order to keep his mentally ill mother from worrying about him. He became attached to Ichijou Takuma who always encourages Senri to try new things. After being used by his father, Kuran Rido, to hurt the people he cares about, including Touya Rima, Senri began to stand up for himself and gained a bit more self-respect.

Another amazing cosplay by KumaQi! I always thought Shiki was an interesting character from the very beginning. I just wish he had a bigger role in the series. Thanks again to Mai for sending this in!

Source: Kumaqi熊祁 on Facebook

29 November 2014

Big Hero 6: Tadashi Hamada

“I will leave these Baymax's for you guys, they will take care of you specially during your mood swings. And please hug it whenever you miss me.”

That’s not a movie quote, but a Liui quote in his portrayal of Tadashi from Big Hero 6! I thought it was pretty amazing how such a simple character could be cosplayed so well! Liui got Tadashi’s look down perfectly, and I wouldn’t mind having a Baymax plushie myself. Thanks to Jenlyn for sending this in!

Source: Liui Aquino on Facebook

28 November 2014

Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club: Tachibana Makoto and Nanase Haruka

Rage on,

眩しい光
brilliant light

鋭く目を背ける一瞬へ
Stay sharp and turn your eyes to the moment

the sun is blazing on my flavor
lost nowhere else to be
what I want -

求めたモノは何だ?
what is it that I wished for?

find delight in this silence

“Rage On”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Aren’t they cute? I haven’t featured Lenneth XVII in a while, so I though I’d give their page a visit. Please support the cosplayers, Lenneth XVII as Makoto and Yuks General as Haruka!

Source: Lenneth XVII x MAKO on Facebook

27 November 2014

Vocaloid 2: Kamui Gakupo 10

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kamui gakupo by xesta

捕われた行き場のない心 動けなくなる
Captured, with nowhere to escape, my heart has become immobile.
自分の感情(キモチ)さえ見えない 目を背けてる
Unable to see even my own emotions, I turn my eyes away.
手のひらに包まれている蝶のように
The wings held in my palm are like butterflies,
飛びたくても飛べない翅が
wanting to fly but are unable to do so.

「都合のいいように生きればいいよ」
“You should just live your life to your convenience.”
「苦しいなんて言わせないから」
“I will never make you have to say you're suffering.”

耳元で聞こえる誘惑
I hear these kinds of temptations at the base of my ears.

“Paranoid Doll”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Japanese cosplayer Xesta makes a lovely Gakupo! Paranoid doll is easily one of my most favorite Vocaloid songs… probably because of Gackt’s voice. I wonder if he painted that butterfly on his face or maybe… a sticker? Thanks to Clara Mae for sending this in!

Source: XESTA on World Cosplay

25 November 2014

Kamigami no Asobi: Loki Laevatein

kamigami no asobi cosplay - loki laevatein by nia mello

The Norse God of Fire, Loki Laevatein is a mischievous god who loves playing tricks on everyone. Because of this, most people avoided him when he was young, save for Balder who still befriended Loki despite his troublesome personality. Loki is said to be quite a lazy god, but would go all out on something that interests him.

Chinese cosplayer, Nia Mello, looks wonderful as Loki! I actually thought this was Otoya at first, but it’s a good thing I found her World Cosplay account! Thanks to Mika for sending this in!

Source: Nia Mello on World Cosplay