29 April 2009

Inuyasha: Sesshoumaru and Rin

inuyasha cosplay - sesshoumaru and rinLord of the Western Lands and rightful owner of the Tenseiga, Sesshoumaru came upon an orphaned girl named Rin after he was heavily injured by his half-brother Inuyasha. At first, Sesshoumaru shows little interest in Rin, despite her bringing him fish she stole from the outskirts of a small village she lived in and getting beaten for it.

When Koga attacks Rin’s village, she is unfortunately killed by his wolves. Sesshoumaru recognizes her scent and follows it to find her corpse. Remembering her kindness, Sesshoumaru decides to test the power of his Tenseiga and brings Rin back to life. Since then, Rin has followed Sesshoumaru wherever he went, not saying much, but always smiling for him.

Cute cosplay. Though this shows a much older Rin near the end of the series. I think she really played a part in making Sesshoumaru more compassionate. Great work!

27 April 2009

Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro: Nogami Neuro

majin tantei nogami neuro cosplay - nogami neuroThe detective from hell with an appetite for mysteries, Nogami Neuro solves puzzles in order to devour the energies released by the people involved or even objects.

His true form takes the shape of a horned bird. In the human world, he shows himself as a human and uses Katsuragi Yako as his cover, letting Yako be the detective while he acts as her assistant. Even though he treats Yako like a slave, he respects her ability to understand human psychology and keeps her from being harmed during dangerous situations.

Creepy… Even the teeth are so scary. Very nice cosplaying though!

24 April 2009

Gyakuten Saiban 3: Godot

gyakuten saiban 3 / phoenix wright: ace attorney - trials and tribulations cosplay - godot / diego armando / kaminogi soryu

A prosecutor shrouded in mystery, Godot enjoys drinking coffee, claiming to drink no more than 17 cups in one court session. He is also almost blind and has to wear an electronic visor in order to see. He is the main prosecutor in the third installment of Gyakuten Saiban and seems to have a grudge against Ryuichi.

This is one amazing cosplay. I found this on Deviant Art and the cosplayer’s name there is Kazzu. Photography was done by Unforgiven Mind. Great job and thanks for sharing this!

22 April 2009

Sound Horizon: Violette and Hortensia

sound horizon cosplay - violette and hortensia

Violette and Hortensia are Hiver Laurent’s twin dolls who represent night and day as well as death and life respectively. In order to find the meaning of life, Hiver searches for stories that involve life and death.

Sound Horizon’s most popular album, "Roman" is a collection of such stories where each song represents one romantic story.

Aren’t they beautiful? They really look like dolls, though maybe not twins. Great cosplay!

EDIT: Thank you to Koneko for letting me know who the cosplayers are! Violette is cosplayed by Saya and Hortensia is cosplayed by Tsugihagi Mishin from Japan!

21 April 2009

Lucky Star: Izumi Konata 03

lucky star cosplay - izumi konataAn intelligent and athletic girl who prefers her anime, manga, and gaming hobbies over school work, Izumi Konata takes quite a harsh beating from Hiiragi Kagami whenever Konata asks for help with her studies. Despite their different interests, however, Kagami is good friends with Konata, and she tries to encourage Konata to read more by sharing her light novels interest with her as Konata shares her interest of anime, manga, and games with Kagami.

I find it amusing how cosplayers can get strands of hair to stand up like that to make it more similar to the original character. Her green eyes really stand out in this picture. Excellent job!

20 April 2009

Rozen Maiden: Suiseiseki 02

One of the few dolls who oppose the Alice Game, Suiseiseki is the older twin of Souseiseki who values her sisters more than becoming Alice. She has difficulty expressing that love towards others and tends to insult them instead.

rozen maiden cosplay - suiseiseki

You might recognize this cosplayer from Singapore… her name is Aisling and I featured her as Hinamori Momo from Bleach back in January. This is only her second cosplay attempt, and I think it would be safe to say we hope to see more of her, yes?

19 April 2009

Kuroshitsuji: Agni and Prince Soma Asman Cadart

kuroshitsuji / black butler cosplay - agni and prince soma asman cadartAn arrogant Prince from India, Prince Soma Asman Cadart came to England in order to find his beloved maidservant whom he saw as an older sister. He did not realize that Meena had run away due to his spoiled nature and chose to become the rich wife of Lord Harold West.

His loyal servant, Agni, wishes to keep this secret away from his master, whom he saw as his god for saving him from death and giving him new life. Though his intentions are pure, Sebastian and Ciel shows him that he can not and should not protect his master from reality in order for his master to see the world for what it truly is.

A rather impressive display. I was glad that Prince Soma learned from his mistakes and grew up, even if it was just a little bit. Beautiful detailed cosplay!

17 April 2009

Loveless: Aoyagi Ritsuka and Agatsuma Soubi

loveless cosplay - aoyagi ritsuka and agatsuma soubi 02

On the first day of his new school, Aoyagi Ritsuka meets an unusual friend of his late brother's named Agatsuma Soubi. He later finds out that Seimei had commanded Soubi to become his sentouki or fighter upon Seimei's death. Ritsuka is hastily thrown into the world of spell battles involving the people behind his brother's death: the organization known as Nanatsu no tsuki, the Septimal Moon.

Impressive cosplay. I was hoping this anime would continue after the manga got further along, but it doesn't seem to be happening. I suppose the manga's all we have to find out about Seimei's death. Wonderful job on this!

Guilty Gear XX: Bridget 02

guilty gear xx cosplay - bridgetWe've known for a fact that Bridget was raised as a girl when he was young, but did you ever wonder what he actually looked like when he was young?

I found a chibi cosplayer of Bridget, though I think it's safe to say she's a girl, right? A really adorable one at that! She really knows how to pose for a picture, and the costume is well-made.

It makes me wonder if she has older siblings, or maybe parents who like playing Guilty Gear? Could be her favorite character too, I assume..?

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Final Fantasy VIII: Zell Dincht

The impulsive, overconfident, comic relief of the series, Zell Dincht is a martial artist and a student in Balamb Garden. He grew up in the same orphanage as Seifer’s, which is when he had begun to bully him, earning him the nickname "chicken-wuss". He wanted to become a soldier in memory of his late grandfather.

final fantasy viii cosplay - zell dincht

Rather impressive, wouldn’t you agree? I like the lighting of this shot and the details of the coplayer’s tattoo. Great work!

16 April 2009

Naruto: Hatake Kakashi 02

naruto cosplay - hatake kakashi 02Hatake Kakashi is known as the Copy Ninja Kakashi due to his ability to mimic any jutsu. This ability was given to him by Uchiha Obito, allowing him to develop thousands of attacks.

So what if he uses Uzumaki Naruto's Sexy no Jutsu?

Without a doubt, Kakashi would make a very sexy female ninja. But I would rather not post something in Sanriotown that might lead to my being banned from the site. I know nothing is actually revealed in this cosplay, but Naruto fans know that Sexy no Jutsu makes the user... nearly, completely naked?

This is a cropped image from Photobucket. I'd quote the copyright owner, but I can't read the name...

EDIT: Thanks to Ellen for giving me the photographer, Willie Cheung's Flickr account!

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive 02

kuroshitsuji / black butler cosplay - ciel phantomhive 02

Constantly vigilant to do as his queen orders, Ciel Phantomhive seemingly rose from the deepest despair to find answers and destroy all who have wronged the Phantomhive Family.

Impossible? Not for a 12-year-old boy with a demon butler by his side.

Beautiful Ciel! I dare say a fair competition for Omiya Lotus… who is your favorite?

15 April 2009

Bleach: Hirako Shinji

Warning: Spoilers may be written unintentionally about this character. Please read at your own risk.

bleach cosplay - hirako shinji

Former captain of the 5th Division, Hirako Shinji, suspected earlier on that Aizen Sosuke could not be trusted. He made Aizen one of his lieutenants in order to keep an eye on him, but since he did not socialize with Aizen very much, he became of Aizen’s experiments, a Visored.

Pretty convincing Shinji, don’t you think? Although I’ve never seen his zanpakuto (sword) before, so I don’t know how accurate that is. Good job!

14 April 2009

The Prince of Tennis: Echizen Ryoma

the prince of tennis cosplay - echizen ryoma The arrogant protege of the tennis world, Ryoma is known to provoke his opponents and openly speak his mind despite what other people think. He is the son of a former professional tennis player, Echizen Nanjiro, also known as "Samurai Nanjiro" due to his exceptional tennis skills.

Ryoma thinks of his own father as his rival, as well as his upper-classman, Tezuka. He later gains the title "Samurai Junior" near the end of the series.

It’s amazing how he never lost an official match; even if it is an anime, I don’t recall a character who has never failed like him. He is one of the most liked character in the series though, and this is a very nice cosplay of him.

13 April 2009

The World Ends With You: Shiki Misaki

the world ends with you cosplay - shiki misaki The seemingly happy-go-lucky partner of Neku, Shiki loves to show a positive attitude towards others in order to hide her own feelings of inferiority. She loves fashion and design, and she is very good in sewing… so much that she sews her own clothes!

You might recognize this cosplayer. I featured her some time ago as Sakura from Tsubasa - Reservoir Chronicle. Lil Krn Yuna also makes a convincing Shiki, don’t you think?

I hope everyone had a good Easter. Holy Week got me pretty busy again, but I’ve been receiving a lot of contributors lately. Look forward to more cosplays soon!

07 April 2009

Onegai My Melody: Hiiragi Keiichi 03

Knuxie, our resident Hiiragi Keiichi, has finally cosplayed the character she writes as. I was told that she had sewn Hiiragi’s uniform herself and had to dye the wig to the right color. And yes, that’s a real violin too. I wonder if she knows how to play Hiiragi’s songs?

onegai my melody cosplay - hiiragi keiichi by knuxiechan

Very nicely done, Knuxie. I apologize if I wasn’t able to feature you sooner, and thanks for the contribution! Photo was done by Eurobeat King. This is only a thumbnail of the entire photo, by the way, so please view the original here.

02 April 2009

Death Note: Near

death note cosplay - nearThe youngest of L’s 2 successors, Near is level-headed individual who displays a series of odd behaviors very similar to L. He was raised in Watari’s Wammy House, an orphanage in Winchester for gifted children. He shows great respect for L and follows in his footsteps carefully; often using L’s methods to solve a crime and taking on only the cases that interest him.

I love how the photography turned out for this. The cosplayer really looks like Near. Very nicely done!

01 April 2009

Saiunkoku Monogatari: Ko Shuurei

saiunkoku monogatari cosplay - ko / hong shuureiThe only daughter of the Ko Noble Family, Shurei saw first hand how war could devastate her homeland when she was still very young. This made her strive to become the first female government official, a feat that seemed impossible being that all government officials in her country are male. This did not stop her from taking the Imperial exams, finishing among the top ranks with To Eigetsu.

Such a beautiful cosplay of Shuurei. It must have taken hours to do her hair. Great work!