29 September 2008

Unknown Entry 011

unknown cosplay 011It’s that time of the week again! I’d like to thank everyone for helping out with trying to find out where these characters featured in Unknown are from; it’s all very much appreciated! Keep those guesses coming!

This one I think looks like Kinomoto Sakura from Card Captor Sakura. But I’m not sure about the costume since I didn’t get to watch all the episodes. Or she could be someone else entirely; like a game character.


27 September 2008

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Cloud Strife 02

final fantasy vii advent children - cloud strife 02By the time Advent Children begins, Cloud had already given up his life as a mercenary and worked as a courier for the “Strife Delivery Service”. He lives in the City of Edge with Tifa, Marlene, and Denzel. It was peaceful until Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo decided to confront him and threaten the children.

Pretty! Though I’m wondering what those black feathers are doing in his hair. And isn’t that snow out? Wouldn’t it be cold in that outfit?

EDIT: Thanks to anon for linking me to Yuzuko Toki's Deviant Art!

EDIT2: Thanks to anon for linking her Cure Cos Page and for letting me know the Deviant Art Page was a fake.

26 September 2008

Vocaloid: Kaito

vocaloid cosplay - kaitoThe Japanese male voice and character of the singing synthesizer application software originally developed by Yamaha Corporation, Kaito is often depicted as Hatsune Miku’s partner. His character has been licensed by a third party known as Crypton Future in Japan.

This is , the same person from Flickr who provided C.C. from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Only, this is 帝 herself, cosplaying as Kaito. Thanks for sharing your photo with us!

25 September 2008

Inuyasha: Inuyasha and Sesshomaru

Half-brothers, each fulfilling his own destiny. Neither of them are right, and neither of them are wrong, for they only fight for what they believe in to be right and true.

inuyasha cosplay - inuyasha and seshomaru

I’m just a little sad this photo is so small and that we can’t see their faces too well. But I really like how this photo was taken. I wonder if anyone knows where to get a higher resolution of this? ;) And how do they compare to the other Inuyasha and Sesshomaru I’ve posted before?

23 September 2008

D. Gray-man: Lavi, Allen Walker, Kanda Yu, and Lenalee Lee

d. gray-man cosplay - lavi, allen walker, kanda yu, and lenalee lee

The Exorcists of the Black Order, Lavi, Allen Walker, Kanda Yu, and Lenalee Lee aim to stop the Millenium Earl from cleansing the Earth by means of destroying it.

The series’ main character, Allen Walker, has the ability to control “Innocence”, a weaponized form of a divine substance from ages past. Allen proves to be an important companion thanks to his cursed eye, which is able to detect the Akuma who walk along side humans.

It’s rare to find a nice group cosplay. I’m not familiar with this anime though, so I’m wondering why Lenalee isn’t wearing her hair in pigtails here? Or maybe the angle of the photo.

22 September 2008

I’s: Isozaki Izumi

unknown cosplay 010 - i's For this week, I have a fairly good idea as to where this character is from, thanks to her uniform.

She’s definitely a character from I’s, but I don’t know the series well enough to tell who she is.

I don’t think she’s one of the main characters, but I could be wrong. She’s defintely not Iori because Iori has shorter hair.

Help me out?

Thanks very much to Linkthe1st for suggesting this character is actually Isozaki Izumi from before she had cut her hair in the series! I think it’s highly probable, unless this girl just felt like cosplaying and decided to wear I’s school uniform.

20 September 2008

Naruto: Shippuden: Tenten

naruto cosplay - tentenThe only female member in Team Guy, Tenten specializes in many different types of weaponry raging from projectiles to close combat. She also has the ability to summon hundreds of weapons to attack her opponent simultaneously with pinpoint accuracy. At one point in the first season, she uses her techniques to help Hyuga Neji strengthen his defensive techniques. He is probably the only one who can block all of her attacks.

I actually like her costume in Shippuden than in the first season of Naruto. This photo was taken by Tony Quan, but since I found this in another site and not his own, I’m not sure how to properly credit it. But thanks for the photo!

EDIT: Thanks to Chibified Kitsunes for pointing me to Chuwei's Deviant Art!

19 September 2008

Full Metal Alchemist: Alphonse "Al" Elric and Edward "Ed" Elric 02

full metal alchemist cosplay - alphonse and edward elric

Wow, this is even more impressive than the first one. From the looks of it, they’re waiting for the train to arrive… Or maybe they’re suppose to be on the train already? Not so sure, but it’s a lovely photograph of the two brothers!

I’m wondering what Alphonse’s armor is made out of… They couldn’t have used real metal for this, could they?

Anyway, very impressive! I do hope Ed will eventually find a way to bring his brother back to his original body.

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17 September 2008

Final Fantasy X-2: Rikku and Yuna

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - chibi rikku and yunaOr should I say, “chibi” Rikku?

I’m not sure about Rikku having a songstress outfit; I’ve never played the game before. But they’re very cute though. I wonder if they’re sisters?

I think Yuna’s hair needs to be a little bit more flipped. I really like her boots though. Great job on this, and thanks for sharing!

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15 September 2008

Dir en Grey: Toshiya

unknown cosplay 009 - nana (?)- dir en grey cosplay - toshiyaI have a few guesses for this Unknown, but the best guess I can come up with is Nana.

But then again, she could be someone from a game. I mean, with those shoulder armors? She may be a warrior of some sort that I don’t know about.

So I’ll leave the decision up to you good people. Any takers?

Thanks to Rainer and Hesper for saying this is Toshiya from the Jrock band "Dir En Grey". Thanks also to Mun-yeen and daachan for confirming this!

13 September 2008

Fruits Basket: Souma Hatsuharu

fruits basket cosplay - souma hatsuharu

The cursed Ox of the Souma Family, Hatsuharu has a split personality similar to that of Yin and Yang. The Souma family refers to his calmer side as “White” and his violent side as “Black”, which is similar to the Zodiac’s personal attributes.

He wear a lot of accessories, to which the Mangaka, Takaya Natsuki claims he makes himself.

Isn’t Haru cute? The hair’s just right with the black under the white. I hope Fruits Basket gets a 2nd Season!

11 September 2008

Death Note: Ryuzaki L. Lawliet

death note cosplay - ryuzaki l. lawlietL. Lawliet is an extremely meticulous and analytical detective who tends to pursue cases out of his own interest than justice. He has several aliases including Ryuga Hideki, Ryuzaki, Eraldo Coil (the second best detective in the word), and Deneuve (the third best detective in the world). His doesn’t seem to care about his appearance, but he has a tendency to handle any object delicately.

Pretty convincing cosplay of this mysterious detective. I like his eyes, even though he looks pretty creepy in this picture. And I think I need to find more Death Note cosplays. 8)

10 September 2008

Bleach: Hinamori Momo 02

bleach cosplay - hinamori momo 02

The young and naive lieutenant of the 5th division, Hinamori Momo trusts Aizen Sosuke completely, even after his betrayal to Soul Society. No one knows exactly why Hinamori feels that way; whether she’s truly believes in him or if she was brainwashed by Aizen is left a mystery.

I think this makes a nice rival for Mei Wai’s version of Hinamori. But I like them both, anyhow. Thanks to 二叔#zukka of Flickr for sharing the photo!

09 September 2008

He Is My Master: Nakabayashi Yoshitaka, Sawatari Izumi, Sawatari Mitsuki, and Kurauchi Anna

he is my master cosplay - nakabayashi yoshitaka, sawatari izumi, sawatari mitsuki, and kurauchi annaA 14-year-old student suddenly inherits his parents’ fortune due to an accident, Nakabayashi Yoshitaka decides to hire new maids out of necessity since he is only a minor. What he didn’t expect was that 2 runaways, Sawatari Izumi and Sawatari Mitsuki would take the job. Later, a third girl who is interested in Izumi, Kurauchi Anna, decides to become a maid for her own advantages.

You know there’s going to be trouble with this setup, no matter how you look at it.

Admittedly, Izumi is suppose to be short haired, and yet all thee girls have long hair here. The maid uniforms are undeniably from the series though, and so, I’ll just say they are the 3 main characters from the series, unless someone can tell me otherwise. 8)

08 September 2008

Unknown Entry 008

unkknown cosplay 008San Diego held a Comic Con back in August 2008. A lot of people were cosplaying several characters ranging from games, anime, movies, and comic book characters.

I found this picture from a friend, and it’s originally found on this blog. The details on her costume are amazing, and I wonder, is she cosplaying someone, or is this original?

Thanks for sharing the photo!

05 September 2008

Vampire Knight: Kuran Kaname

vampire knight cosplay - kuran kanameThe noble, pure blooded vampire whom everyone fears and respects, Kuran Kaname is the President of the Night Class which consists of vampires from different family lines. He is shown to be cold towards his fellow vampires, and yet kind and gentle to the girl he saved one snowy evening… Yuki Cross.

Revealing the reason behind that would spoil the series for everyone, so let’s leave it at that.

One of my blog readers named Elisabeth sent me an email one day and told me about Stay, a Chinese cosplayer with amazing costumes featured in her blog. This is one of my favorites from her collection so far, and I hope she uploads more pictures soon! Pay a visit to Stay’s blog, I’m sure it’s worth the while. Thanks Elisabeth!

04 September 2008

Howl’s Moving Castle: Howl

Howl, who is known by many names such as Howell Jenkins, Wizard Howl, Wizard Pendragon, Sorcerer Jenkin; is a human born in Wales of our World with magical abilities. He travels to an alternate world, specifically the country of Ingary and there becomes Mrs. Pestemmon’s last pupil. He gave up his heart to a fire demon he had caught to keep it alive in exchange for running Howl’s castle.

howl's moving castle cosplay - howl, howell jenkins, wizard howl, wizard pendragon, sorcerer jenkin

He also wishes to have a reputation as a wicked wizard, which seems to be difficult considering how he looks.

Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli created an animated adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones’ novel “Howl’s Moving Castle”. This was originally found on Flickr. Thanks to The Endless Waltz for sharing the photo!

03 September 2008

Loveless: Agatsuma Soubi 04

loveless cosplay - agatsuma soubi 04A fighter’s role is to follow everything his sacrifice orders him to. With Soubi’s case, who is a blank fighter that can serve any sacrifice, he appears to be following Ritsuka’s every command, and yet he refuses to speak about Seimei’s death.

Why would he do something like that?

Because to him, Seimei’s words are absolute.

I love how this picture was composed. A lot of fans know that Soubi, despite being associated with butterflies, adores flowers. How does this compare to the three other Soubi cosplayers I’ve featured in this blog? I think I like all of them honestly. Awesome job on this one!

02 September 2008

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: C.C.

lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - c.c.The immortal with the power of Geass, C.C. is a willful girl who does anything she wants regardless of what other people might think. She does, however, have one weakness: pizza, specifically from Pizza Hut. She also carries a round a stuffed toy of Pizza Hut’s mascot, “Cheese-kun”. She becomes Lelouch’s accomplice to his rebellion after he made a Geass contract with her.

I should catch up with this series, which is already on Season 2. Writing this is actually making me craze for pizza right about now; I think that’s what I’ll have for lunch. Thank you to Kelly for sending me the photo that she found on Flickr! Thank you, too, for sharing!

01 September 2008

Original: "Human with Feathers"

unknown cosplay 007 I’ve been wondering about this cosplay for quite some time, and yet I still have no idea who she is or where she’s from.

I had initially thought she could be an angel from Angel Sanctuary, or maybe from a series known as D.N.Angel. But I can’t find any anime images of angels that look like her.

Anyone have any ideas?

EDIT: Thanks to Hydell for letting me know this is an original cosplay by Kaya.

Kaya took the elements she loved and put them together for this private photo shoot. From what I can understand, this is not really an angel to her, but more like a simple person born with wings. Very beautifully done, wouldn't you agree? Thanks also to Ayaki for the wonderful photography!