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!