31 August 2008

Gyakuten Saiban 4: Mayudzuki Daian

gyakuten saiban 4 cosplay - mayudzuki daian / apollo justice: ace attorney - daryan crescendThe usually cool and collected detective who specializes in international cases, Mayudzuki Daian, aka Daryan Crescend from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, is the bass guitarist of The Gavinners and a close friend of Garyu Kyouya’s. He can be pretty sensitive about certain things like his guitar playing; criticizing on which can make him lose his cool and turn into a jerk.

What can I say? That hair-style is pretty impressive. I doubt that’s actual hair on his head, but it’s pretty accurate to the character. I love his jacket too.

30 August 2008

Rozen Maiden: Shinku 03

rozen maiden cosplay - shinkuThis is probably the most unique way to portray Shinku. We’ve had 2 versions so far, but neither of them made Shinku look the way she truly is: a ball jointed doll.

There was an anime episode wherein Shinku had to have her clothes washed, and this is how she looked until she got her clothes back. I can’t remember it too well anymore, but I want to watch the anime again.

29 August 2008

Chobits: Freya

Now here is a cosplay that I never thought I’d see.

chobits cosplay - freyaFreya is the first version of the new series of persocoms known as the “Chobit” series. Unlike any other persocom, has the ability to feel emotions, specifically, to love. She was made by Mihara Ichiru to become their “daughter”.

When Hibiya Chitose, Ichiru’s wife, noticed a change in Freya’s attitude, Chitose asked Ichiru to create a younger sister for her, and she was named “Elda“. Freya was happy for a while, but her true sadness was due to the fact that she had fallen in love… with her own “father”. She knew she could never be together with him, and this caused her so much sorrow that she ceased functioning.

Aside from the hair? This is a very impressive cosplay. Great job on this! I really like her ears..!

28 August 2008

Naruto: Uchiha Sasuke and Uchiha Itachi

naruto cosplay - uchiha sasuke and uchiha itachiItachi, the older brother of Sasuke, is the young prodigy of the Uchiha Clan. People looked to him as the future of the Uchiha Clan. This left Sasuke in Itachi’s shadows, craving for the same affection Itachi receives from their parents.

It was during these times, however, that Itachi loved and cared for his younger brother. He was the only one who acknowledge any hard work and effort Sasuke accomplished.

Isn’t this cosplay just too cute for words? Too bad we can’t see their faces, but they both looks so cute. Nice photo!

27 August 2008

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Zero

The mysterious, masked revolutionary who is the leader of the Order of the Black Knights, Zero, the alias Lelouch Lamperouge uses in this guise, wishes to campaign against those who oppress the helpless.

lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - lelouch lamperouge / zero

Originally, the rebellion was to seek revenge for his mother’s death, and make a new world for his sister, Nunally. However, as the story progresses, Lelouch’s friends help him realize that the rebellion is no longer just for his sister after she becomes Viceroy of Area 11.

This is really an awesome cosplay. I wonder what the cosplayer looks like behind the mask?

26 August 2008

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 02

evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei 02She is the First (Child) Children, the pilot of Unit 00, and the clone who is a vessel for the Angel Lilith. In the beginning of the series, Ayanami Rei seemed like an emotionless puppet who apparently only had a relationship with Ikari Gendo. However, when she met Shinji, something changes, even though Asuka wants little to do with her.

It’s been a long time since I featured a cosplay from Evangelion. I love the wig used for this one, it looks so natural. Great work!

25 August 2008

Lineage II: Gatekeeper Jasmine

unknown cosplay 006

Here is another unknown cosplay I’ve yet to figure out. Looking for her information took up some time, but I still came up with nothing. I can’t remember where I got this image from, but it might have been from Cosplay.com… Or was it Cosplaylab.com?

Not sure, but whoever knows where this character is from, feel free to comment and/or send me an email.

And yes, this is the 6th. The 5th one I’d already found out who she is before I posted it as an Unknown. ;)

EDIT: Thanks you very much to Soyoungim for commenting that this is Gatekeeper Jasmine from Lineage II!

EDIT again: Thanks to anon for directing me where the image came from! The cosplayer's name is Erika Door!

24 August 2008

Bleach: Urahara Kisuke

bleach cosplay - urahara kisuke“Geta-boshi”, meaning “Mister Hat-and-Clogs” is a generally carefree character who mysteriously appears in the scene of some important event, being the catalyst rather than the one who does the actual work. He can be serious when the situation calls for it, but he rarely intervenes in battles unless extremely necessary.

It makes me wonder what this cosplayer really looks like behind the fan. Nice cosplay and posing! I especially like his hat. Good job!

EDIT: Thanks to MelonPlay for letting me know this cosplayer is Scruffy Rebel from Cosplay.com!

23 August 2008

Gurren Lagann: Yoko Littner

gurren lagann cosplay - yoko littner Don’t let her cute looks fool you. Yoko is an extensive wielder of firearms, including the long range sniper rifle she’s holding in the image. She is the mature and rational member of the group, though she badmouths Kamina on occasion.

Yoko also loves children and is seen as a teacher named “Yomako” by the end of the series.

Nice pose, and her boots are pretty cute. I had no idea who this was until I searched the internet for more information. Thanks to Cosholics Cafe for the photo!

22 August 2008

Air Gear: Noyamano Ringo and Simca

air gear cosplay - noyama ringo and simcaShe may look like a simple junior high school girl, but the King Class AT user, Noyamano Ringo, is the current Thorn King (or rather “Queen”) of the Eight Kings in the AT World. She is the successor of the legendary Storm Riders Team Sleeping Forest and Simca’s rival to Minami Itsuki aka “Ikki”.

And of course, I’ve already rambled about Simca here. No need for a repeat, am I right? :D

I do think I like this Simca cosplayer better than the first one though. Then again, maybe that’s just because of the costume?

I first found this on That Girls Site. Thanks for sharing the photo!

21 August 2008

Final Fantasy X: Auron

final fanatasy x cosplay - auron This 35-year-old unsent warrior monk for Bevelle whose attack to Yunalesca led to his death, Auron is Tidus‘ Mentor and Yuna’s guardian. He kept his status of being an unsent a secret, although there were a lot of suspicions raised when he refused to enter the farplane at Guadosalam. He was eventually laid to rest when Yu Yevon was finally defeated.

I can’t believe how accurate this cosplay is! I love the costume’s details and the cosplayer’s attitude. Nice job!

20 August 2008

Tsubasa - Reservoir Chronicle: Fay D. Flourite

I am so annoyed that I can’t see the cosplayer’s face here. But for Fay to now show his face is actually very characteristic.

tsubasa - reservoir chronicle cosplay - fay d. flourite

Fay is one of Syaoran’s allies. He is happy-go-lucky and carefree, but is very mysterious, in the sense that he seems to have little regard for his own life. He can be very perceptive and is considered to be as skillful as Kurogane. He also often hides his own unhappiness with a fake smile.

I’ve been wondering if I should post this or not when I found it on Flickr. Mainly because I seldom feature cosplayers who don’t show their face, give or take a few. I still find this pretty, though!

EDIT: Thanks to MelonPlay for letting me know the cosplayer's name is Naraku from Cosplay.com!

19 August 2008

Loveless: Aoyagi Seimei

loveless cosplay - aoyagi seimeiThe mysterious older brother of Aoyagi Ritsuka, Seimei’s personality has a lot of different interpretations canonically. To Soubi, who serves as his fighter, Seimei is kind and gentle; to the members of Nanatsu no tsuki, Beloved was cruel and sadistic. Ritsuka could only remember him as the one who protected him from their abusive mother.

What could Seimei be really like? Since the manga is still on going, there’s no real info about him yet. But there was one thing that was apparently confirmed: Seimei is still alive, and the person who died in his place was only identified by his dental records.

I wasn’t too sure if this was Ritsuka or Seimei, but his hair is long enough to be Seimei’s I think. The cat ears are really cute too, don’t you think?

18 August 2008

Tenchu: Fatal Shadows: Ayame

No Unknown Cosplays for this week, guys. I found out who she’s cosplaying as!

fatal shadows cosplay - ayame

An orphan raised and trained by Master Shiunsai, Ayame (once called “Omon”) posses natural, raw talent as a kunoichi. She never had the patience to master techniques as a child, but she was initiated into the circle of ninja at the age of 14. Ayame is known for her skills with blades, caustic tongue, and speed.

I first thought she was an assassin from Ragnarok, but I was wrong. The symbols on her white belt are definitely from Techu’s 4th Game. The blades of those swords look very sharp. I wonder if they’re real?

17 August 2008

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Cloud Strife

final fantasy vii 7 advent children cosplay - cloude strife

Having been affected by the Geostigma, Cloud hides his left arm where the symptoms have been appearing. The Geostigma brings back painful memories and regret, making Cloud feel unworthy to protect his new family. But with the Sephiroth’s genetic trio emerging (Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo), Cloud must take up his sword once more to keep the children safe.

Most people will agree with me that the swords are just as or more impressive than the cosplay. Great work! Thanks for sharing the picture, Monk!

16 August 2008

The World Ends With You: Sakuraba Neku

the world ends with you cosplay - sakuraba neku

From one of the popular games in NDS, “The World Ends With You” comes Sakuraba Neku. He is a quiet boy who prefers to listen to his music than interact with other people. But Neku is no ordinary teenage boy, he has a strong imagination that allows him to use “psychic pins”.

The picture is a little over-exposed, but it’s convincingly Neku. I love the hair and the headphones..! No wonder his nickname is “Phones”. Good job!

15 August 2008

Naruto: Uzumaki Naruto 05

naruto cosplay - uzumaki naruto

Since I didn’t number the other Naruto cosplays I had up, I didn’t know that I already have 4 Uzumaki Naruto Cosplayers, and this makes the 5th one.

This is also one of the popular cosplays I found on the Internet, namely in Photobucket. You’ve got to love the snowy background on this one too. Although I think it was Photoshop-ed. I can’t tell for certain though.

Either way, beautiful cosplay. Which one did you like best? One, two, three, four, or five?

14 August 2008

Bleach: Neliel Tu Oderschvank

WARNING: This featured cosplay contains spoilers (mostly to the anime fans of Bleach and not the manga enthusiasts). You have been warned. 8)

bleach cosplay - neliel tu oderschvank / nell Previously the third Espada of Aizen Sosuke’s Army, Neliel Tu Oderschvank (a.k.a. “Nell” or “Nel Tu” lost her memories and changed into a child-like form when Nnoitra Jiruga snuck up on her and attacked her. She was expelled from the Espada and she wandered about Hueco Mundo with her companions Pesche Guatiche, Dondonchakka Bilstin, and Bawabawa believing the shinigami (death gods / soul reapers) are the ones that are evil, not the hollows.

This is a very impressive cosplay of the adult Nel. Hopefully, My warning was enough to keep the Bleach anime fans away… People who read the manga most probably know a lot about this already.

13 August 2008

Gyakuten Saiban 2: Hanaka Nodoko

I literally did a double take when I found this cosplay:

gyakuten saiban 2 / phoenix wright: ace attorney - justice for all - hanaka nodoko / ini mineyPeople who’ve played Gyakuten Saiban 2, aka Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All, will remember how annoying this character was. She seemed like an air head who spent most of her time sleeping and not knowing much about what was going on.

Or so it may seem.

Of course, as usual, I won’t spoil the game play for anyone. It really is a great game, and you guys should pick it up some time.

Nice job on this cosplay! She was apparently found in this year’s Sakura Con. I attended that convention way back in 2004, I should go again some time. You can find the original here.

12 August 2008

Resident Evil: Rebecca Chambers

resident evil cosplay - rebecca chambersThe rookie member of the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team, Rebecca Chambers makes her first appearance in the original Resident Evil game as the person in charge of the rear security and team medic. She is one of the main protagonists in Resident Evil Zero who investigates the murders within the Arklay Mountains.

And of course, revealing any more information would spoil the game play. ;)

Pretty accurate cosplay of Rebecca. Her green eyes really stand out. I found this from another blog called That Girls Site. You can find the original post here. Thanks for sharing the photo!

11 August 2008

Dengeki Daisy: Kurebayashi Teru

unknown cosplay 004 - bleach cosplay - kuchiki rukia 05Arguably, there are a lot of random Japanese schoolgirl cosplays. It’s hard to keep track of which series wears which uniform, and sometimes, they’re not even cosplaying at all.

And so I came upon this girl.

At first glance, I thought she was Kuchiki Rukia from Bleach. The hair is similar and so is the uniform if you don’t have the gray jacket. But then the hair would be wrong, so is the red ribbon tie, and the color of the skirt, so maybe she’s cosplaying someone else entirely.

Is she even cosplaying? Help me out here guys.

EDIT: As there have been several comments saying she is cosplaying Kuchiki Rukia from Bleach, I think it's about time I add her to the Bleach category. Thanks to everyone for the comments!

EDIT2: Thanks to anon for commenting that this is Teru from Dengeki Daisy.

10 August 2008

Tekken 5: Ling Xiaoyu

tekken 5 cosplay - ling xiaoyuWhen the 4th Tekken Tournament ended, Ling Xiaoyu was rescued by Yoshimitsu. He then tells her the history behind the Mishima family. Because she cares a lot for Kazuya, Xiaoyu made it her personal mission to save him from his family tragedy.

With dramatic, and somewhat humorous results. 8)

This is actually Xiaoyu’s special panda costume that you can unlock in the game. Do you guys like the school uniform better than this?

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09 August 2008

Dragon Ball Z: Trunks

With the rumors (or are they real news?) of the potential Live Action Dragon Ball Z Movie, I thought I’d go find some images of some cosplays of the series.

dragon ball z cosplay - trunks

Trunks is the son of the Saiyan Prince, Vegeta and Bulma. When he was a child, he easily won the kids division of the Tenkaichi Budokai tournament, easily defeating Son Goku’s youngest son, Son Goten. Trunks and Son Goten eventually learn a powerful technique that allows them to fuse together into Gotenks.

This is a pretty impressive Trunks. Love the purple hair, good job!

08 August 2008

The Prince of Tennis: Tezuka Kunimitsu

prince of tennis cosplay - tezuka kunimitsuI had forgotten that today was the beginning of the Beijing Olympics 2008.

As a celebration, how about a double feature? This time, from a sports theme anime, namely, The Prince of Tennis.

Tezuka is the captain of the Tennis Team of Seishun Academy. He is always serious, strict, and never smiles. He does not tolerate any kind of cheating and punishes anyone and everyone for doing so. Because of this, Tezuka is often mistaken to be older than his age, particularly, his team’s teacher instead of a fellow student.

I have a hard time telling whether this cosplayer’s a girl or a boy. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty accurate cosplay. Good luck to all the Beijing Olympics Participants!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know the cosplayer is Zephyus!

Loveless: Zero - Sagan Natsuo and Sagan Youji

loveless cosplay - zero - sagan natsuo and sagan youji

Blunt, cold, and literally without feelings, Sagan Natsuo and Youji are the 2nd Generation Zero Pair of Sagan Nagisa’s experiments. The same with Soubi and Ritsuka, Natsuo, the one with the eye patch is the fighter of the two while Youji is the sacrifice.

It’s quite obvious that Nagisa prefers Youji over Natsuo. Youji explains that it’s because he resembles Nagisa’s younger sister.

This is a pretty popular cosplay picture on the Internet. I hadn’t been able to figure out who they were until recently. Youji kinda looks like a young Youko Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho, doesn’t he?

07 August 2008

Kin’iro no Corda: Hino Kahoko

kin'iro no corda / la corda d'oro - hino kahoko

A sweet girl who loves sweet things, Kahoko has never touched a violin in her life… Until she met a “music fairy” named Lili and grants her a magic violin which can play any song she wants. Kahoko’s life soon changes with the meeting of several musically talented boys, her love for music growing each passing day.

Kahoko’s not wearing her usual school uniform in this cosplay. I haven’t seen the anime yet, but I’d say this is a performance in her school. I love her hairstyle too!

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06 August 2008

Sailor Moon: Princess Serenity

sailor moon cosplay - princess serenityThe headstrong daughter of Silver Millennium’s Queen who bares the same name, Princess Serenity often explored the earth to admire its greenery even though it was forbidden. There, she met and fell in love with the Crown Prince of the Earth, Prince Endymion.

In the manga, when Queen Materia attacked the Moon Kingdom, Prince Endymion died protecting Princess Serenity, and she committed suicide in her grief. In the anime, however, they were both killed, and later resurrected on the Earth in the coming 20th Century.

I actually find the use of yellow eye shadow most interesting in this cosplay. Quite a rival for Usagi’s cosplay, don’t you think?

05 August 2008

Loveless: Agatsuma Soubi 03 (and Dear Daniel?!)

loveless cosplay - agatsuma soubi and dear daniel

So apparently, Soubi’s trying to feed Dear Daniel some congee. Why that is, I have no idea. Doesn’t Soubi know that Dear Daniel doesn’t even have a mouth? And he really looks like he doesn’t want any.

I think this cosplay is both impressive and funny. Something that will interest a lot of Sanriotown Members, haha~! 8) Do you like this cosplayer better than the other two?

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04 August 2008

Unknown Entry 003

unknown cosplay 003 - french maidPerhaps I should find less generic looking cosplays for this guessing game.

Either way, I really like this cosplayer, if she’s actually cosplaying at all. I get the feeling she may be one of those maids from the Maid Cafes in Japan.

You have to admit she’s pretty cute though. So, are there any anime series that comes to mind when you look at her?

03 August 2008

Berserk: Guts

berserk cosplay - gutsThis is the Berserker’s Armor, an ancient and cursed suit of armor that increases the wearer’s physical and mental capabilities increasing his fighting strength for a price: the armor damages its wearer’s body and allows the wearer’s inner beast to take over and attack everyone in the area, may they be friend or foe.

I had no idea who or what this was, but my office mate saw this image and told me all about it. Apparently, when Guts takes off the armor, he’s filled with scars from the armor’s attempt to “eat” the user and physically damage him, which I really find… disturbing.

02 August 2008

Final Fantasy X-2: Yuna

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - yunaI can’t believe, of all the Yuna’s I’ve featured in this blog, I’ve never featured a Final Fantasy X-2 version of her yet!

Yuna is the leader of the infamous Japanese craze, YRP or “YuRiPa” as one would call it. The events in X-2 occurs after Final Fantasy X and Yuna becomes a gunner and a sphere hunter. She joins Gullwings with the hopes of learning more about the sphere keeping a young man resembling Tidus prison.

I think I prefer the younger Yuna from Final Fantasy X than this one. I’m not entirely sure why. But this seems to be the more popular Yuna of the two. Nice cosplaying!

01 August 2008

Sakura Taisen: Leni Milchstraße

sakura taisen / sakura wars cosplay - leni milchstraße Leni Milchstraße is the 15-year-old German girl who was part of the project “wunderkind” to create high spirit powered children. She is distant and tomboyish, causing most of the members of Hanagumi to first think she is a boy. She is a gifted ballerina who is named after Leni Riefenstahl, a famous German filmmaker known for his work, “Triumph of the Will”.

Cute cosplay, probably from the same group as Maria Tachibana’s. I wish I could have seen more of Leni in the series. Her developing friendship with Iris is quite interesting.