26 December 2008

Vampire Knight: Touya Rima

vampire knight cosplay - touya rimaOne of the youngest students of the Night Class, Touya Rima is a quiet girl who works as a model along side Senri Shiki. Though little is known about the nature of their relationship, they are often seen together and have similar personalities. Like many vampires, Rima posses the ability to control lightning.

When Rido was using Shiki's body, Rima was able to tell almost immediately that something was wrong. She later confronts Shiki and tries to force Rido out of him. Ichijou comes between the two and sends a badly wounded Rima back to the Moon Dormitories; to protect both her and Shiki.

Technically, I'm still on break, but I wanted to change my layout for the coming new year. And because I'm a bit of scatter brain, I seemed to have deleted my poll..! ;~; I was able to save the results though, and Asian Cosplayers was the winner for this round! Rest assured, I will definitely keep featuring different cosplays from around the world.

I hope you like the new Vampire Knight layout featuring ON/OFF! I'll make link banners for this later...

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

25 December 2008

Chobits: Chi 05

chobits cosplay - chii 05 Time flies by so fast, and now it’s Christmas time again.

Who would have thought I’d be blogging about cosplays for about a year and a half now?

I should let you guys know that I’ll be taking a break from blogging until the first week of January to visit some family and friends during the holidays. I’ll be sure to come back quickly, don’t worry~

But I’m happy people like reading my blog. Thank you…

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you like this Chii cosplayer that I’ve decided to feature this special day.

Now go and spend the day with your families, I know I will…

24 December 2008

Fate/Stay Night: Rider

fate/stay night cosplay - rider One of the servants of Fate/Stay Night, Rider is a vigilant servant who is very loyal to her master, Mato Shinji, despite being unable to provide her with mana like the other Masters. Her true identity is Medusa, the Gorgon from greek Mythology, although she does not posses Medusa’s trademark "snake-like" hair. She does, however, have very long hair and blindfolds herself to keep her Mystic Eyes, Cybele, from petrifying anyone within her range of vision.

Luty sent me this cosplay after I said I needed to find other cosplays of other character from the series, Fate/Stay Night. Thanks for sharing!

23 December 2008

Sailor Moon S: Sailor Saturn 02

sailor moon s cosplay - sailor saturn 02

After being reborn thanks to the power of Sailor Moon, Sailor Saturn (aka Tomoe Hotaru) becomes adopted and cared for by Teno Haruka and Kaioh Michiru as well as Meioh Setsuna. As a toddler, Hotaru had a habit of calling Sailor Uranus, "Hakura-papa" even though she is actually female. Similarly, Hotaru called her other two guardians as "Michiru-mama" and "Setsuna-mama".

I love this image of Malro cosplaying Sailor Saturn! This was sent in by a frequent reader, Syaoyue via email. Thanks for the contribution!

22 December 2008

Ragnarok Online: Hunteress

unknown cosplay 023 - ragnarok online cosplay - huntress / female hunterI had gone to Marikina to accompany my Aunt and Uncle a few months back and was surprised to see some cosplayers in SM.

This girl was one of the many cosplayers who were at the ASUS event. I have no idea what series she’s from, but she’s good friends with the Dark Magician Girl cosplayer behind her. A lot of people were taking her picture too.

Any idea where she’s from?

EDIT: Thanks to Animoni for commenting that this is a Huntress from Ragnarok Online!

19 December 2008

Magic Knight Rayearth: Ryuuzaki Umi

magic knight rayearth cosplay - ryuuzaki umi / marina santana The Magic Knight of Water, Ryuuzaki Umi is an only child who is quick-tempered and reluctant on fulfilling her role as one of the three Magic Knights of Cephiro.

During her journey to becoming a Magic Knight, she often wished to return home because of a fencing tournament she is participating in. It is this desire that prevented her from becoming a true Magic Knight, but she overcomes it eventually and revives her rune god before Hikaru or Fuu.

Beautiful cosplay! I believe she’s using her natural hair or some hair extensions, but I like this cosplay a lot even without the blue hair. Great work!

18 December 2008

Ah! Megami-Sama!: Tatakau Tsubasa: Belldandy

ah! megami-sama!: tatakau tsubasa cosplay - belldandy

In the Ah! My Goddess! TV Special, Belldandy becomes temporarily evil when an angel eater captures Holy Bell and the child-form of the devil Hild implants a Tsukaima egg in her to see if she will turn from being a goddess to a devil like her.

This is quite a unique rendition of Belldandy. I really love her shoes, but it must be a pain to walk around in those. Nice job!

17 December 2008

Lucky Star: Hiiragi Kagami

lucky star cosplay - hiiragi kagamiThe older twin sister of Tsuakasa, Kagami (who is sometimes referred as "Kagamin") is a friend of Konata’s and Miyuki’s who loves to read light novels and play shoot ‘em up games. She is in a different classroom than the other main characters of Lucky Star; much to her distress since she even chose the same course in her second year in hopes of being with them.

Kagami studies very hard and is somewhat egotistical. Konata often pesters Kagamin to allow her to copy her homework or tutor her when the exams and/or the due date for summer homework is just around the corner.

Cute cosplay. I found this when I was browsing through Photobucket. I wonder who the cosplayer is?

16 December 2008

The World Ends With You: Hanekoma Sanae

the world ends with you cosplay - hanekoma sanaeThe owner of the Shibuya Cafe Shop in The World Ends With You, little is known about Hanekoma Sanae. He is known to help Neku and Joshua several times in the game, but no one knows how or where he gets his information.

That is, of course, until you reach the end of the game.

I’ve yet to finish this game, since I’m still hunting for more pins to use. I gotta say though, this cosplay is really impressive. He really reminds me of the character. Great job! And thanks to crashwire for sharing the photo!

15 December 2008

Unknown Entry 022

So technically, this week’s unknown cosplay is actually "known". But I’m a little confused.

unknown entry 022 - vampire knight night class shiki senri or kaname kuran

From the site info, this is Shiki Senri, Kaname’s younger cousin who works as a model along side Rima. But I asked a few people and they think he looks more like Kuran Kaname himself despite the red hair.

So I leave it up to you guys to decide. Is he cosplaying as Shiki, or as Kaname?

Thanks to andyRak for sharing the photo!

12 December 2008

Clannad: Sakagami Tomoyo

Rumored to have a violent record in the past, Sakagami Tomoyo is unbelievably strong and has a reputation of never being defeated in a fight.

clannad cosplay - sakagami tomoyo

After she transfers to a new school, however, she decides to run for student council in order to save the Sakura Trees from being torn down due to some construction for developing the area. This goal also has something to do with her younger brother, Takafumi, but I won’t go through that in detail; otherwise, it’d spoil the story for everyone.

She makes a really cute Tomoyo! It’s funny how one anime can have so many different endings… I actually prefer her ending than Furukawa Nagisa’s. Nice cosplay!

11 December 2008

Vampire Knight: Souen Ruka, Ichijou Takuma, and Kuran Kaname

vampire knight cosplay - souen ruka, ichijou takuma, and kuran kanameChildhood friends Souen Ruka, Ichijou Takuma, and Kuran Kaname are Night Class students of the Cross Academy, and fellow vampires.

Ruka is loyal and dedicated to Kaname, even to the point of loving him. Her feelings are left unrequited because Kaname has chosen Yuki to be his lover. After discovering that Yuki is Kaname’s pureblood sister, Ruka comes to accept Yuki and remains dedicated to Kaname in a mature and level-headed attitude.

A beautiful, black and white photo of the 3 Night Class students! It’s also a good choice to go for a black and white photo for this series. Great work, Olga!

10 December 2008

Gintama: Yagyu Kyubei

gintama cosplay - yagyu kyubeiAn aristocrat who was brought up as a male in order to succeed her family’s clan, Yagyu Kyubei dresses and acts like a boy but she has not forgotten her feminine self. Because of her upbringing, she was in love with Shimura Tae ("Otae" to most) when they were children. The lost of her left eye was actually a result of Kyubei trying to protect Tae.

The incident made Kyubei decide to become stronger. She is now a master of the Yagyu-Ryu sword technique and her strength is just below her grandfather’s.

Beautiful cosplay of Kyubei! I haven’t seen Gintama yet, but a lot of people seem to like this series… Maybe I should find the time to watch it. Oh, and this image was first found on Flickr! Thanks Ryan (蒼浩)!

09 December 2008

Onegai My Melody: Hiiragi Keiichi

onegai my melody cosplay - hiiragi keiichiThe famous violinist who is very popular among girls, Hiiragi Keiichi is your average, teen heartthrob; rich, talented, and a snob. He has everything a person could ever want…

With the exception of happiness.

Despite his talent, he is estranged from his family, including his younger brother Jun. Worse, he could not get the one girl he truly cared about

This is why, even though he seems happy and content on the outside, he’s probably one of the loneliest characters in the series. That’s also what makes this photo so perfect. Enough said, am I right?

08 December 2008

Sound Horizon: Hiver Laurent

unknown cosplay 021 - sound horizon cosplay - hiver laurentIt’s frustrating to find beautiful cosplays and have no idea who they’re portraying.

There’s a certain charm for this image… S/he reminds me of Kuroro from Hunter x Hunter, but I seriously doubt this is him.

Anyone have any guesses to share?

EDIT: Thanks to Xrys for letting me know this is Hiver Laurent from Sound Horizon's Album: Roman!

06 December 2008

Kuroshitsuji: Madam Red and Grell Sutcliff

"Madam Red" is a title given to Angelina Durless who is well known for her red appearance and clothing. She at first, hated her red hair that she inherited from her father, until Ciel's father, Lord Phantomhive said he liked it.

kuroshitsuji / the black butler cosplay - madam red / angelina durless and grell sutcliffSadly, Lord Phantomhive chose to marry Angelina's sister. She married someone else and was content for a while until a tragic accident took away her husband and her unborn child. She could no longer conceive because they had to remove her womb to save her life. Much to her distress, she was a doctor who often performed abortions on prostitutes who find children to be "troublesome".

Her tragedy led to her demise as she began murdering her own patients for their lack of appreciation for human life. That was when Grell Sutcliff, a cross-dressing shinigami (death god), met her and together they became known as "Jack the Ripper".

I feel sorry for Madam Red, although I am equally disturbed at how infatuated Grell is with Sebastian. I found this picture in Asian Cosplay, and they have a ton of really good cosplay pictures! Go and visit their site when you have the chance. :D

Madam Red is cosplayed by Manori. Good job!

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Gensomaden Saiyuki: Genjo Sanzo and Son Goku

gensomaden saiyuki cosplay - genjo sanzo and son goku

Known as the "Mongkey King", Son Goku was locked away in the rocks for 500 years due to the crimes he committed when he was young. Genjo Sanzo came to his rescue because he heard Goku calling him, but he merely set him free because he wanted to quiet him. Goku has been around Sanzo ever since and follows him in his Journey to the West.

There has been 4 seasons of this anime so far, but I only got to see until season 2; Requiem. Does anyone know how the anime ended? Whatever happened to them after they've reached their destination?

..oh yeah, very awesome cosplay. :D

05 December 2008

Bleach: Kira Izuru

bleach cosplay - kira izuruThe lieutenant of the 3rd Division in Soul Society and loyal friend of Hinamori Momo and Abarai Renji, Kira Izuru is a model soldier who often places his duties above his personal feelings. Due to the betrayal of his Captain, Ichimaru Gin, to Soul Society resulting in Kira’s battle against Hinamori, Kira came to doubt his principles and became more pessimistic.

An impressive cosplay of Kira. I like the way his kimono was made, thought his hair is a little messy. Great job!

04 December 2008

Aladdin: Princess Jasmin

And now, for a different kind of cosplay that’s not from an anime series.

imageI’d say not from a game either, but there was a game released some time before.

Princess Jasmin is the daughter of the wealthy Sultan of Agrabah who, wishing to be free from the palace rules and regulations, runs away and meets a street urchin named Aladdin. She is intelligent, head strong, and sometimes very cunning.

Isn’t she just the cutest Jasmin you could ever imagine? She even has a cute little tiger plush of Rajah. And judging from the photo’s background, it looks like she could be in one of Disney’s many theme parks. So cute!

03 December 2008

Loveless: Agatsuma Soubi 05

I had no idea this anime / manga was so popular. Particularly, Soubi.

loveless cosplay - agatsuma soubi 05

You might recognize her as Stay, whom I had featured before as Kuran Kaname from Vampire Knight. I particularly love the way Stay’s wig looks so natural in this picture.

I suppose I can shut up about who Soubi is, since this is his 5th entry, am I right?

02 December 2008

Honey and Clover: Nomiya Takumi and Yamada Ayumi

Nomiya Takumi is the boss of Fujiwara design, while Yamada Ayumi is an art student who is gifted in making different types of pottery. She created a lot of art pieces for Nomiya and finds him to be the "older, more mature version" of the love of her life, Mayama Takumi.

honey and clover cosplay - nomiya takumi and yamada ayumi

Mayama himself doesn’t return Yamada’s feelings but consider her to be a close friend and guards her from Nomiya. Eventually, however, Nomiya genuinely falls in love with Yamada, and there is a possibility that Yamada also loves him in return, but the series left this ending up to the viewer’s speculation.

A beautiful picture! The Honey and Clover series is quite adorable, and it even had a live action movie. No, they’re not the actors from the film, they’re cosplayers; Nomiya is 莫旋 "Dees" and Yamada is Rina. Photography was done by Zelda, and you can view the entire Honey and Clover album in Dees’ blog. Thanks for sharing this!

01 December 2008

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Clovis la Britannia

unknown cosplay 020I think I may have an idea..!

Or perhaps not.

The picture does look as if s/he’s saying s/he’s got an idea or maybe a plan, but I have no idea who this character is or from which series s/he is from. But I do like the costume. 8) Some people can probably guess why, too.

Anyone care to take a guess? On who the character is I mean…

First found this on Photobucket!

EDIT: Thanks to Allensiya for commenting and letting me know this is Clovis la Britannia from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion!

30 November 2008

Vampire Knight: Yuki Cross 02

vampire knight cosplay - yuki cross 02 Yuki is the adopted daughter of Cross Academy’s headmaster, Kaien Cross. She is a first year student who acts as a Guardian to keep peace and harmony among the Day Class, consisting of mostly human students, and the Night Class, which are composed of vampires.

Despite her affection for Night Class Leader and President, Kuran Kaname, she has a fear of vampires due to her childhood experience of one of them trying to bite her. Kaname is an exception because he was the one who saved Yuki, but after she witnessed his vampire nature of feeding on one of Night Class students, she became distant to him, though her affections stubbornly remained.

Another beautiful photo by Tony Quan! This cosplayer makes a pretty cute Yuki, just like the other cosplayer I featured some time ago. Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing this!

29 November 2008

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Kozuki Kallen

code geass: lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - kozuki kallen / kallen stadtfeldKallen Stadtfeld, who prefers to be called by her birth name, "Kozuki Kallen", leads a double life as a meek and fragile Ashford Academy student, and as a member of the Order of the Black Knights by Lelouch Lamperouge. She use to live with both her Britannian stepmother and biological mother who was employed as a maid, but her happy life was shattered when her biological mother was arrested for using an illegal drug known as Refrain.

I've read that the seiyuu for this character, Koshimizu Ami, had a difficult time voice acting Kallen because of her double life. It makes you realize what a hard life this character must lead in the anime. Great cosplay though! It looks like she even considered the location of this photo shoot... A good choice, I might add.

Fate/Stay Night: Saber 02

fate/stay night cosplay - saber I seem to have the habit of flooding this blog with Saber cosplays… This is technically only the second Saber from Fate/Stay Night, but I had 2 Dark Saber’s from Fate/Hollow Ataraxia already.

I really have to find other cosplayers of the other characters.

Anyhow, Saber is a loyal and powerful warrior who chooses to suppress her emotions in order to focus on her goals. She is actually Arturia Pendragon in her previous life, the female version of King Arthur. She desires to win the Holy Grail War in order to correct her previous mistakes in her life.

Beautiful shot! I love the dress and how this was taken. Given, she should be blond, but she makes a nice Saber. Good job!

28 November 2008

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 03

The child who’s origins are purposefully left a mystery, Ayanami Rei is a quiet girl who often keeps to herself. She resembles Ikari Shinji’s mother, Ikari Yui, and often acts motherly towards him, despite being (or "appearing to be") the same age. It is stated in the Red Cross Book that Rei was actually created from the salvaged remains of Yui after she was absorbed into the Unit 01 in 2004.

neon genesis evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei 03

I’m not sure if Sanriotown moderators will mind posting a picture like this, but in case there is a problem, do let me know so I can take this down? I don’t want to make any trouble… But she makes a really impressive Rei!

27 November 2008

Hikaru no Go: Kishimoto Kaoru

hikaru no go cosplay - kishimoto kaoruThe president of the Go Club in Kaio Middle school, Kishimoto Kaoru was a former insei who did not become a professional Go player. Kaoru is known for having the ability to read his opponent’s habits and weaknesses, an observation he uses to attack them directly. He is also well known for his love of black coffee.

It took me a while to try and figure out who this character is. I was only able to read some chapters of this manga and I wasn’t able to read about this character at all. I did remember Toya Akira going to Kaio Middle School though, so it gave me a clue as to who he was.

Great job on this cosplay! I love the attitude the cosplayer is projecting…

26 November 2008

Kuroshitsuji: Sebastian Michaelis

kuroshitsuji cosplay - sebastian michaelisThe butler of the Phantomhive household, Sebastian Michaelis is akuma de shitsuji desukara, literally "a demon and a butler" or "one hell of a butler". He is actually the demon with whom Ciel Phantomhive has formed a contract with, to serve him and protect him until he fulfills his goals.

And of course, as soon as that happens, Sebastian will take Ciel's soul; as their contract states.

A rather splendid cosplay of the demon "servant". It would be interesting to know why exactly he would go to such lengths to get Ciel's soul. I wouldn't think demons would work so hard for just any soul. Great cosplaying!

Final Fantasy X-2: Yuna 03

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - yuna 03The kind-hearted summoner changes for after the events in Final Fantasy X. Yuna still puts others’ needs before her own, but she becomes more open and direct, looking up to Rikku as a sort of role-model. She even picked up Rikku’s expressions such as “disasteriffic” and “oh, poopie!”; something the younger Yuna wouldn’t have dreamed of saying.

Yuna still seems to be one of the cosplayers’ favorite character to cosplay even though the game’s already somewhat old. I love seeing different versions of Yuna from different parts of the world.

I’m not sure if Koffel is the cosplayer or the photographer of this image since I found it in a random website, but if anyone would like to point me in the right direction where this is originally from, please do let me know!

EDIT: Thanks to Raiku for the Deviant Art Link!

25 November 2008

Onegai My Melody: Fujisaki Mana

onegai my melody cosplay - fujisaka manaAnother one of Yumeno Uta’s friends, Fujisaka Mana is a tomboyish, athletic girl who has a constant fear for all things cute. She is a loyal and devoted friend of Uta’s, even though My Melody disturbs her to no end. Often times, Mana would kick Kuromi and Baku out of the vicinity for causing trouble.

A convincing cosplay of Mana! She’s actually one of my favorite characters in the series. Good Job!

24 November 2008

Vampire Knight: Kuran Kaname and Kiryuu Zero

vampire knight cosplay - kuran kaname and kiryuu zero by on/off

Born into a well-known Vampire Hunter Family, Kiryuu Zero had a twist of fate, thanks to a pure blood vampire Hio Shizuka wiping out his entire family. It is because of her that he hates vampires, and the fact that he has become a Level E vampire himself makes it difficult for him to get over his hatred.

He has a dependent relationship with Kaname, another pure blood vampire who allowed Zero to drink his blood in order to suppress his thirst for blood.

Gorgeous cosplay by On/Off, the pair who performed Vampire Knight opening song, Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi (Two Heartbeats and the Red Sin). I wish Zero had silver hair, but he's got the attitude down. Great work!

Ragnarok Online: Assassin Cross

unknown cosplay 019 / ragnarok online cosplay - assassin crossI think this week will be pretty easy for those who are familiar with online games.

My guess is that she’s from Ragnarok. But it’s been years since I last played the game, so I’m no longer that updated when it comes to character looks and such.

This could also mean that I’m lazy or something of the like to look for information regarding this cosplay. Haha!

EDIT: Thanks to Fairlady-Z for letting me know this is Ragnarok Online’s Assassin Cross!