21 May 2015

Zone-00: Kujo Saburo and Shima Ango

zone-00 cosplay - kujo saburo and shima ango by finnianKujo Saburo first met Shima Ango when Shima was transferred to his class along with Okino Miyoko. They quickly become friends and began solving the ZONE-00 issue together. They develop an interesting friendship where they are comfortable enough to tease each other and even wear each other’s clothing. Unbeknownst to them, Kujo and Shima are both descendents of Kiyoami, and are therefore relatives.

Meet Chinese cosplayer Finnian, who is the cosplayer behind Kujo! It’s unfortunate s/he didn’t tag who Shima’s cosplayer is, but they both did a great job! Please be sure to visit Finnian’s Weibo and World Cosplay accounts! Thanks to Mica for sending this in!

Source: Finnian菲尼 on World Cosplay

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Sinon 03

After joining Alfheim Online, Sinon created a Cait Sith archer, and has the ability to shoot targets 200 meters away with a bow that should only have a maximum accuracy of 100 meters. In real life, Shino’s eyes are twice as good as the average person, and the glasses she uses have lenses made of NXT polymer which is said to be able to withstand the impact of a bullet. Shino’s motto is “One Shot, One Kill”, a popular saying known as the “Sniper’s Creed”, often quoted by real-world military snipers.

Sinon is a really popular cosplay character, isn’t she? She might actually become more popular than Asuna at this rate, but then again, I guess it depends on who you ask. Thanks again to Shuichi for sending this in!

Source: Z攻略

Naruto: Gaara 04

naruto stage cosplay - gaara by suga kenta

Gaara was a kind child who desperately tried to be friendly with others until his father, the fourth Kazekage order Yashamaru to attack Gaara physically and psychologically in order to see if Gaara could gain control the sealed Shukaku within him. As Yashamaru was the only one who seemed to care for him, his assassination attempt upon Gaara twisted his personality and misled him to believe that no one cared for him. Gaara used his sand to carve the kanji for “love” (愛) on his forehead as a symbol of his resolution to become a “demon loving only itself”, and live up to the name his mother gave him.

In a way, Gaara and Naruto have similar childhoods, no? But how they overcame their difficult pasts are completely different. Anyway, what do you guys think of Suga Kenta’s version of Gaara?

Source: Naruto Stage

16 May 2015

Vocaloid 2: Kaito and Kagamine Len 02

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kaito and kagamine len始めと終わりの要らない意味
The unneeded meaning of start and end
この心の蒸発へと
to the disappearance of this soul
だれが品性を覚えてるか?
Who remembers characters?
狂気の窓からさようなら
From the window of madness, goodbye

こんにちは私
Hello, myself
会わなかっただろう?
Haven’t we met before?
さようなら貴方
Goodbye, yourself
さぁ、話しようか?
So, want to talk?

“iNSaNiTY”
Lyrics and Translation by
Vocaloid Lyrics

Aren’t they cute? Although Kaito is “older”, I do think he would be teased a lot by those that followed him. Thanks again to D-Loveless for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

15 May 2015

Adekan: Yoshiwara Shiro 02

adekan cosplay - yoshiwara shiro by hanaDuring most of his childhood, Shiro grew up in poverty and, for some reason, was always covered in bandages. Most people suspected that he had some sort of disfiguration from being a “halfling”, but it was later proven that he had no deformities at all. While living on the island, he became blood brothers with a boy named Anri, and the two of them relied on each other as they struggled to survive. They eventually had a falling out, but as to how or why is yet to be revealed.

Hana is so beautiful that it makes me insecure about being a girl, haha! Please do support Baozi & Hana thru their Facebook page! Thanks to Kyla for sending this in!

Source: Baozi & hana on Facebook

14 May 2015

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive 19

kuroshitsuji / black butler cosplay - ciel phantomhive by bloodcatIn the 17th episode of the anime’s first season, Ciel is tasked with disbanding a cult suspected of planning to revolt against the government. The cult had taken over some abandoned convents and obtained the Book of Doomsday, said to contain the record of human’s virtues and evil doings. The book is said to even record the future, but only the chosen children of the Heaven’s Choir can read it. In order to get close to the priest, Ciel decides to become part of the Heaven’s Choir and investigate the matter.

I honestly love this choir gown on Ciel. I never thought it would be possible to wear with that sash across his shoulders, but Chinese cosplayer, Blood Cat has proven me wrong! As usual, please support her thru her websites: Cure, Weibo, and World Cosplay! Thanks to Tara for sending this in!

Source: 血猫 (bloodcat) on World Cosplay

13 May 2015

Uta no Prince-sama: HEAVENS

uta no prince-sama cosplay - heavens - sumeragi kira by mktkkr, otori eichi by kichi-san, and mikado nagi by misa sun

H さあ
H… So,
E 今宵
E… Tonight,
A 最高の
A… To the greatest
V 楽園
V… Paradise,
E 天国への
E… To the gates
N 扉を
N… Of Heaven,
S 開こう
S… Let’s open them

Yes, call HE★VENS

“HEAVENS★GATE”
Lyrics by 私は今日も転がります
Translation by ☽ Moonlit Sanctuary ☾

I don’t really like this group in the anime, haha! Then again, it’s mainly because they were trying to disband STARISH and steal Haruka away, but they do sing very well too! And even if they aren’t my favorite, I would love to see and hear from them again.

Please support the cosplayer, MKTKKR by visiting her blog and Cosplayers’ Archive! Thanks to Lily for sending this in!

Source: MKTKKR on Cosplayers’ Archive

12 May 2015

Fate/Stay Night: Saber 17

fate/stay night cosplay - saber by kanon

凍えそうな躯(からだ)と
This frozen body and
一片(ひとひら)の想い
Flake of feeling
朽ち果てるその前に
Before they rot away
飛び越えていけ夜を
Leap past the night

誰かを当てにしても
Even though I depend on someone
求めるものじゃないのだから
There is nothing else that I wish for
本当の自分はここにいるって
My true self is right here
目を閉じていないで
Don’t close your eyes

誰かの為に生きて
To live for the sake of someone
この一瞬(とき)が全てでいいでしょう
This moment may count for everything
見せかけの自分はそっと捨てて
Gently cast aside your fake self
ただ在りのままで
And just be who you are

“Disillusion”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Meet Japanese cosplayer, Kanon! I love the effects on this photo! It makes me wonder if everything was done with just the camera, or were there some effects added later thru photoshop..? Either way, please be sure to check out her World Cosplay gallery! Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this in!

Source: kanon on World Cosplay

11 May 2015

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Silica

sword art online: alfheim online cosplay - silicaAfter Asuna was rescued from Alfheim Online, Silica met up with Kirito and Asuna in the real world and attended the SAO Survivor School with them. She later joins ALO and creates a Cait Sith beast-tamer avatar along with her partner from SAO, Pina. She often goes with Kirito and the others on quests for rare items and raids.

I thought the red uniform suited Silica better, but the ears and tail does look good on her, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks to Shuichi for sending this in!

Source: Z攻略

10 May 2015

Naruto: Uchiha Sasuke 06

naruto cosplay - uchiha sasuke by sato ryuji

Although Sasuke was a kind and loving child, he had grown into cold, cynical, and arrogant young man after the downfall of the Uchiha Clan. During his time at the Academy, Sasuke was a loner who preferred to hone his skills than socializing with other students. However, when he was introduced to Team Kakashi, he first though of his teammates as a hindrance, until he slowly grew attached to them and began to think of them as his family.

Doesn’t Sato Ryuji make a lovely Sasuke? It looks like there are some changes to the textures and layers of his outfit. Maybe it simply looks better on the theatrical stage? I’m really curious to know how the fans thought of this play! Has anyone seen it yet?

Source: Naruto Stage

09 May 2015

Vocaloid 3: Aoki Lapis

vocaloid 3 cosplay - aoki lapis by tomiaaa眠れぬ夜 君を浮かべた
Sleepless night, I think of you
夢の中で また会えるように
So we can meet in a dream again
この世界で つながる意味を
Meaning of relating in this world
探していた 宇宙の果てで
I was looking for it, at the end of the universe

その手に触れた
I touched your hand...

(Fly into daydream)

誰も知らない場所
Place where nobody knows
君だけを つれてくよ 真っ白な 時の中へ
I take you there, into pure white time

願いが遂げた 夜空を泳いだ
Wish melted in the night sky, I swam there
流れ星 一粒 輝いて はじけた
Piece of shooting star shines and splits
想いは巡り 永遠の風になる そう 今
Over the thoughts turn into eternal wind. Yes, now,
時を越えて
beyond the time

“Daydream Flight”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocaloid Lyrics

It’s been a long time since I last featured Miss Gongju Tomia. Please do visit her Blog and World Cosplay account and continue to give her your support! I’ll be sure to feature her more often too! Thanks to Fumiki for sending this in!

Source: 토미아 (tomiaaa) on World Cosplay

08 May 2015

Adekan: Yoshiwara Shiro

adekan cosplay - yoshiwara shiro

An umbrella craftsman and a user of “anki”, Shiro is a beautiful, slender young man who is described to be aloof and distant. However, he has shown to genuinely care about the few people he considers to be his friends. He does keep his distance with potential romances, often telling women that they “should not get involved with a man like me”.

Kind of hard to not to want to get to know someone who is as beautiful as that. I wish I could tell you where the cosplayer’s other websites are, but I can only tell you their name, which is “Clare”. Anyway, thanks to Yuuki for sending this in!

Source: けい の シークレットベース on tumblr