14 June 2016

Rurouni Kenshin: Shishio Makoto

rurouni kenshin movie (cosplay) - shishio makotoCan we all just please take a moment to appreciate Shishio’s reaction in this picture? Yes?

Alright, from what I understand in the description, this is not Fujiwara Tatsuya, who plays the role of Shishio in the film, but Takito Kenichi? I did find his profile in (Japanese) wiki, and he does play a role in Rurouni Kenshin, but I’m not exactly sure since my Japanese is not very good. And what’s with the photo in his kimono?

Anyhow, if anyone can clarify, that would be great! Thanks to Rae for sending this in!

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13 June 2016

xxxHolic: Ichihara Yuuko 05

xxxholic cosplay - ichihara yuuko by izumi 和泉

Although Yuuko has the ability to predict the future, she often visits a fortuneteller whom she lovingly refers to as “Oba-chan”. Once, when Watanuki accompanied her, Yuuko explained that one cannot predict their own future of else there will be chaos. Nevertheless, Oba-chan is one of Yuuko’s oldest friends and is the only one in the entire series to call Yuuko “Yuuko-chan”.

Isn’t IZUMI (和泉) absolutely gorgeous? I know I’m now a huge fan of hers since she cosplayed one of my favorite characters so perfectly! If you’d like to see more of her work, please support her though Archive, Cloud, Cure, and World Cosplay! Thanks to Jai for sending this in!

05 June 2016

Inuyasha: Rin and Sesshoumaru 03

inuyasha cosplay - rin by chara and sesshoumaru by momoren“Diamond!”

Across the endless sky the clouds float playfully
Wandering eternally to get rid of a recurring dream

Until the moment the rain ends
I can sleep peacefully

So many times, yes, no matter how often

Lyrics and Translation by
Inuyasha Wiki

Aren’t they cute? I really love Momoren’s cosplay of Sesshoumaru, and Chara looks really cute as Rin too! Don’t you just love how they posed for this photo?

You can view the entire album on Momoren’s Facebook Page, so please support her! Thanks to Aly for sharing this!

01 June 2016

Kin’iro no Corda II: Yunoki Azuma

kin'iro no corda / la corda d'oro cosplay - yunoki azuma by ayatouch

君が知りたいと願うなら 薔薇の下においで
If you wish to know, come under the roses
金の調べたどり行けたなら 迷わずに僕に逢えるから
If you can finally reach the golden melody you sought without losing your way,
you can meet me

Fake 長い回廊に Face 愁い囚われて
Fake… Within the long corridor… Face… Trapped within the gloom…
焦がれてた自由な日々 あきらめていた希望
I had given up hope on the days of freedom I’d longed for

叶えたい夢を見つけたら パンドラの箱を開こう
If I find a dream I want to come true, I’ll open Pandora’s box
何が遭っても どんな未来でも
No matter what happens, whatever the future holds,
そうさきっとそこに 君はいる
That’s right, surely you’ll be there

“Sweet Secret”
Lyrics by CRESCENDO fansite
Translation by ☽ Moonlit Sanctuary ☾

Meet Chinese cosplayer, Ayatouch! Don’t you just love her cosplay of Yunoki? Please do support her through her Blog, Cure, Deviant Art, Weibo, and World Cosplay! Thanks to Ariel for sending this in!

27 May 2016

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: Miyazono Kaori and Arima Kosei

shigatsu wa kimi no uso / your lie in april cosplay - miyazono kaori by ritsu and arima kosei by mikado

雨上がりの虹も 凛と咲いた花も 色づき溢れ出す
A rainbow after rain, and a flower that bloomed with the cold, are abundantly changing colors.
茜色の空 仰ぐ君に あの日 恋に落ちた
That day, I fell in love with you who looked up at the blazing red sky

That one instant in a scene of the dramatic film
消えないよ 心に刻むから
Won’t disappear, because it's etched into my heart

君だよ 君なんだよ 教えてくれた
It’s you, you who taught me.
暗闇も光るなら 星空になる
If the darkness shines too, then it’ll become a night of stars.
悲しみを笑顔に もう隠さないで
Don’t hide your sadness behind a laughing face anymore
煌めくどんな星も 君を照らすから
Because all the twinkling stars will shine on you

Another amazing cosplay by Mikado as Kosei along with Ritsu as Kaori! I heard a lot of good things about this series, and I’ve been seeing lots of fan art from it too! Maybe it’s about time I check this series out. Thanks to Kathy for sharing this!

26 May 2016

Zootopia: Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde 02

zootopia cosplay - judy hopps by mon and nick wilde by stayxxxxAlthough she was assigning to parking duty by Chief Bogo, Judy abandoned her shift in order to arrest Duke Weaselton, a thief who stole what appeared to be onion bulbs. Because of this, Judy was once again reprimanded by Bogo.

Mrs. Otterton then arrived in Bogo’s office, pleading for someone to find her missing husband and Judy immediately volunteered! Bogo reluctantly agreed, giving Judy 48 hours on the condition that she resigns if she fails this assignment.

Hitori left me a comment saying that Stay cosplayed Nick Wilde. I actually found this photo some time ago, but well, Internet problems and all that, you know?

As always, please support stayxxxx and Mon夢 through their respective Facebook pages! Thanks again to Hitori for sending this in!

25 May 2016

Brave 10: Kamanosuke Yuri

brave 10 cosplay - kamanosuke yuri by hThe leader of a group of brigands, Kamanosuke Yuri is a bloodthirsty individual who enjoys killing people. Despite constantly proclaiming he is is male, his feminine appearance causes a lot of confusion about his gender. Even more confusing is the fact that he later develops a crush on Kirigakure Saizo, the leader of the Sanada Ten Braves. During an illusion, Yuri is portrayed as a princess who is in love with a male servant.

I was actually hoping this was a cosplay of Kenshin, but of course, he probably wouldn’t wear nail polish, would he? This character is very interesting though, isn’t he? I guess characters who are confusing gender-wise are very popular!

If you like this cosplay, please support Taiwanese cosplayer, H, though her Blog, Facebook, and World Cosplay! Thanks again to Sierra for sending this in!

    24 May 2016

    Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive 20

    kuroshitsuji / black butler cosplay - ciel phantomhive by riaraそれでも確かに愛の形を探した
    Nevertheless, I definitely searched for a form of love
    遠くよりも今を結んだ 濡れた瞳は
    My teary eyes tied it to the present rather than a time far beyond
    できればこのまま 包まれて終わりたい
    If I can, I want to end while shrouded this like
    その願いは 夜は 虚しく 朝を連れてくる
    In your wish, night brings the morning along in vain

    優しくて 熱くて 卑怯なキスで
    With a tender, passionate, yet cowardly kiss

    彩ってよ 最後の夜 月が照らしてる
    Color it, the moon illuminates our final night

    “Monochrome Kiss”
    Lyrics and Translation by
    Words of Songs

    Hello, everyone! My internet fiasco has finally been resolved! Thank you very much for your patience once again! I’ll do my best to get this blog back on track, as always!

    For now, I would like to introduce you to Riara! If you like her cosplay of Ciel, please continue to support her and give her blog a visit! Thanks to Sierra for sending this in!

      14 May 2016

      Final Fantasy XIII: Snow Villers

      final fantasy xiii cosplay - snow villersThe self-proclaimed “hero” of the series, Snow Villers is a relentless optimist who wished to help everyone in need. Although his heart is in the right place, he tends to talk and act before thinking, unintentionally causing trouble or worse, putting others in danger! Lightning once described Snow as “arrogant and chummy from the get-go, thinks he's everyone's pal,” and that his best quality is being “too stubborn to die.” She also compared Snow to her father, as someone who is easy-going and passionate, but unreliable.

      Either way, this Snow is quite handsome, don’t you agree? As usual, if anyone happens to know who the cosplayer is, please let me know so that I can credit him/her! Thanks again to Tricia for sending this in!

      Source: Final Kingdom

      07 May 2016

      Final Fantasy XII: Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca 02

      final fantasy xii cosplay - ashelia b'nargin dalmasca by rainer tachibana

      A fiercely independent and driven young woman, Ashelia B’nargin Dalmasca will stop at nothing to restore her family to its rightful place. Her proud facade can only be broken by memories of Lord Rasler, as she is reminded of the wonderful memories of her youth.

      Although Vaan is the game’s protagonist, most of the story focuses on Ashe’s drive to accumulate the power she needs to avenge her kingdom. However, she once turned away from great power when she realized that it would corrupt her ideals.

      Rainer Tachibana makes such a beautiful Ashe! She has since deactivated her Deviant Art account, but if you’d like to see more of her cosplay, please visit her in Facebook! Thanks to Tony for sending this in!

      Source: e-shuushuu

      30 April 2016

      Final Fantasy XIII-2: Lightning 03

      final fantasy xiii-2 cosplay - lightning 03

      In Final Fantasy XIII-2, it is revealed through the Arbiter of Time that this Lightning is only an exact copy of the actual Lightning that lacks a soul. She can learn all of the elemental spells just like her original counterpart, and has improved tiers in Thunder spells. One other significant difference is that this Lightning can cast Curasa and Curaja as a Medic, while the original Lightning could not.

      Doesn’t she look beautiful? Just like the character herself! If anyone happens to know who the cosplayer is, please do let me know so that I can credit her! Thanks to Tricia for sending this in!

      Source: Final Kingdom

      28 April 2016

      Sailor Moon: Tsukino Usagi 02

      Most of you have probably seen this commercial already, but I thought I’d feature it anyway since Usagi is so cute here! Just look at that adorable grin!

      I’m not really sure if she’s officially cosplaying Usagi or not though! The second person to drink the green tea also looks like Ryu from Street Fighter to me, but I’m even more uncertain about that!

      Have a look at the Kit Kat Green Tea commercial and please let me know what you think!