30 June 2009

Guilty Gear XX: Bridget 03

guilty gear xx cosplay - bridget 03I had initially though Bridget’s black costume was her- his original one since I’ve had two cosplayers having the same color scheme.

I was wrong. Bridget is blonde, not white/silver haired at all.

I had no idea how popular this character was in the cosplay world though. Beautiful cosplay and great work as usual! I wonder if the teddy bear is one of his weapons too?

28 June 2009

Darkstalkers: Lilith Aensland

darkstalkers cosplay - lilith aenslandLilith is a cheerful succubus who was original part of Morrigan's soul. She began to have consciousness 10 years after she was sealed away by her adoptive father, Belial. Although her feelings began to develop after learning more about her world, Makai, these feelings are more primal and primitive, only wishing to return home.

So her hair color's wrong, but you have to admit, she's a beautiful Lilith. I love the bat print details on her stockings. Wonderful work!

24 June 2009

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Magician's Valkyria and Kaiba Seto

yu-gi-oh! cosplay - magician's valkyria and kaiba setoNow this is an interesting pair.

People who are familiar with the anime and manga Yu-Gi-Oh! will know that Kaiba's rival, Yugi, is the one who uses Magician and Spellcaster based cards.

So what's the Magician's Valkyria doing with Kaiba Seto in this photo?

I first thought the cosplayer on the left is Dark Magician Girl, but her staff is different, and so is her skirt. Good thing a friend of mine got to correct me before I actually posted this.

Anyway, awesome cosplay! This image is cropped and you can view the original here.

23 June 2009

Onegai My Melody: Hiiragi Keiichi 04

onegai my melody cosplay - hiiragi keiichi 04

The popular violinist who holds a deep secret, Hiiragi Keiichi was tired of life as it had nothing else left to offer him. Until one day, a little rabbit in a black hood offered him something he have never imagined: the chance to play a song that no human has ever heard before.

I didn’t think a lot of people would be giving me cosplay images of Onegai My Melody. Even if this is Sanriotown, the number of fans for this anime is quite limited. Thanks to Takuyaki-chan for sending me this picture! If anyone knows who the cosplayer is, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment. Thank you!

22 June 2009

Bleach: Abarai Renji

bleach cosplay - abarai renji by jin jonson

The shinigami with an eccentric personality, Abarai Renji is the lieutenant of the 6th Division on Kuchiki Byakuya. He is often compared to Kurosaki Ichigo as they have similar personalities; the willingness to fight for what they believe in. Renji is nicknamed “Aka Pine” of “Red Pineapple” for wearing his hair in a ponytail that looks like pineapple top.

Ok, so Jin isn’t really wearing her hair/wig in the signature ponytail, and the tattoos are done in photoshop, but you have to admit, this is a very impressive cosplay of Renji. Wonderful work, Jin!

21 June 2009

Onegai My Melody ~Kuru Kuru Shuffle!~: Hiiragi Jun 02

onegai my melody ~kuru kuru shuffle!~ cosplay - hiiragi jun 02In the second season of Onegai My Melody, Hiiragi Jun returns from overseas to continue his studies in Japan and like with his brother, Hiiragi Keiichi. While there, he develops a crush on Yumeno Uta who, unfortunately, rejected him several times, causing him to be depressed and become Kuromi new source of Dark Power.

It’s kind of sad that Uta rejected him and chose Kogure Kakeru instead. I think Jun and Uta would have made a cute couple, much better than Keiichi and Uta. Great cosplaying!

Inuyasha: Rin and Sesshoumaru 02

inuyasha cosplay - rin and sesshoumaru 02

If you guys remember my entry back in April, I mentioned how Sesshoumaru found Rin's corpse after she was attacked by Koga's wolves. This would be the reinactment of that very scene, and Sesshoumaru is about to test his sword to bring Rin back to life.

The cosplayers picked a very good location for the reinactment. The original picter was croped though, and you can view the full size here.

16 June 2009

Naruto: Shippuden: Konan

naruto cosplay - konanThe only female ninja of Akatsuki, Konan is Nagato's partner and one of Jiraya's pupils. She is known as "God's angel" by the villagers of Amegakure since she serves under Pain. Her ability to divide her body into countless sheets of paper that she manipulates with her natural talent in origami allows her to scout through a large area, create weapons, and create angel like wings, reflecting her title. She withdraws from Akatsuki after the death of her partner.

Beautiful cosplay! My nephew decided to invade my PC one day and told me to feature this cosplay. He's very much into Naruto anime and manga at the moment, and this is one of his favorite characters I think. Pretty girls are of course, another of his favorites. Thanks, nephew~!

15 June 2009

Dynasty Warriors 4: Xiao Qiao

dynasty warriors 4 cosplay - xiao qiaoIt's been a while since I last posted an unknown cosplay.

Usually, a girl with large fans make me think of Temari from Naruto. But this cosplayer is certainly nothing like Temari, and her fans have a pretty specific design on them.

And I have no idea what anime, manga, or game she's from. Anyone have any good guesses?

I croped the original photo that I found in Photobucket. You can view the full size here.

EDIT: Thanks to Light-chan for commenting that the cosplayer is Xiao Qiao from Dynasty Warriors!

EDIT 2: Thanks to anonymous for pointing out this particular costume came from Dynasty Warriors 4!

14 June 2009

Final Fantasy X: Yuna 05

final fantasy x cosplay - yuna the summoner 0517-year-old human summoner Yuna is the daughter of Spira's infamous High Summoner Braska, the man responsible for bringing a brief end to the destruction of Sin; The Calm. She has decided to follow in her father's footsteps to become a summoner herself. Yuna is expected to travel to temples across Spira to acquire all of the magical entities known as "aeons" and eventually summon the Final Aeon in a battle that will claim both its life and her own.

We can't see the cosplayer's face in this photo, which is a shame, really. It's still a great photo! Nice work!

13 June 2009

Death Note: Yagami Light 02

death note cosplay - yagami light raito 02 aka kiraLight is a third year high school student who attends Daikoku Gakuen and attends supplemental classes at Gamou Prep Academy. His life changes completely when he happens to find the Death Note, a shinigami's notebook that has the power to kill the human's name written in its pages.

Having been fed up with the crime and corruption in the world, Light uses Death Note in order to become the God of the New World, killing criminals without laying a finger on them.

Pretty impressive Light! I've still yet to watch this anime, but I do remember I have the live action movie DVD somewhere. Great cosplaying!

12 June 2009

Fruits Basket: Souma Kisa

fruits basket cosplay - souma kisaThe cursed tiger of the Souma Family, Kisa was bullied by her classmates for her strange colored hair and eyes. She was ashamed of being bullied and ended up not speaking a word for some time, making her mother worry about her.

Kisa loved her mother dearly and ran away from home when she realized she was causing her so much pain. She was later found by Hatsuharu and cared for by Tohru, who understood her very well having been bullied herself. They became very close as the series progresses, and Kisa finally spoke thanks to the support she got from Tohru, Haru, and Yuki.

She's so adorable! Just like the Kisa I'm familiar with. And I really like the color of her eyes too! Wonderful job!

11 June 2009

Junjou Romatica: Kusama Nowaki

junjou romatica cosplay - kusama nowakiKusama Nowaki was an infant orphan left during a heavy storm. It was then that the head of the orphanage named him “Nowaki” meaning typhoon in Japanese. He is a kind and understanding person who initially studied to become a social worker, but soon changed his mind and would rather become a pediatrician instead.

I do believe this is a girl cosplayer since the series is shounen-ai, or boys’ love. Still very impressive, nonetheless. Thanks to Kuran Yuuki for contributing this photo! I wouldn’t have known who the character was if it wasn’t for her.

10 June 2009

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Cast

sayonara, zetsubou-sensei cosplay

The story of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei revolves around a pessimistic high school teacher named Itoshiki Nozomu. Tired with life, he decides to end it all by hanging himself on a sakura tree, not counting on getting saved by his extremely optimistic student, Fuura Kafuka. Nozomu later finds out that his entire homeroom class has different, and extreme personality quirks that he must overcome.

I'm not familiar with the series, so I can't really name all of the students shown here. Can you name each and every last character in the photo?

09 June 2009

Loveless: Agatsuma Soubi 07

loveless cosplay - agatsuma soubi 06Agatsuma Soubi is a fighter with a difficult past. His mother was his teacher’s fighter. Upon the death of his parents at the young age of 6, his eyes were opened to the world of Spell Battles involving Fighters and Sacrifices. Soubi is said to be a blank fighter who does not belong to anyone. Perhaps that is the reason why he so longs to be controlled.

Beautiful Soubi! I think this cosplayer’s a girl, though I can’t be sure. I love the wig and the pose. Great work!

EDIT: Thanks to Mirela for commenting that this is cosplayer is Nai-Najo from Deviant Art!

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Midna

the legend of zelda: twilight princess cosplay - midnaThe Twilight Princess destined to become the Twili's next ruler, Midna's reign was cut short when Zant took her throne from her illegitimately and turned her into an imp. Not wanting to allow Twili's denizens to fall into corruption, Midna escapes, stealing a piece of the ancient artifact known as Fused Shadow which she wears as a helmet. She then begins her quest to find the remaining three pieces in hopes to achieve enough power to defeat Zant.

Quite an impressive cosplay! Looks like it was taken near Hyatt Hotel, too. Nice work!

08 June 2009

Toradora!: Aisaka Taiga

toradora! cosplay - aisaka taigaCute, but deadly. Aisaka Taiga is quite sensitive about her under-developed body and often reacts violently to other people, giving her the nickname "Palmtop Tiger". Despite this trait, she is quite cute and very popular with the boys, often recieving confessions of love from a lot of people. Unfortunately, she has no interests in other boys, as she only wants one... so she thinks anyway.

She's so small and cute. She really is like Taiga. I wonder if she gave photographers a hard time too for taking her photo?

EDIT: Thanks to Okuno for letting me know this is Kanda Midori!

07 June 2009

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi: Suzumiya Haruhi 04

the melancholy of suzumiya haruhi cosplay - suzumiya haruhi 04The eccentric and unpredictable heroine of the series, Suzumiya Haruhi does not care for any of the "normal" human beings in the world and only has interests in the paranormal; particularly aliens, espers, and time travelers.

What she doesn't know is that the people she is closely associated with are not normal at all. Nagato Yuki, for example, is an alien, while Asahina Mikuru, is a time traveler. They are all closely watching over her as she has the ability to create parallel universes known as Closed Spaces and create transparent creatures known as Titans that can destroy everything it comes in contact with.

Although her hair is a little long, she makes a very convincing Haruhi. Although she could also be Mikuru wearing Haruhi's headband? Thanks to Deb Aoki for sharing this awesome picture!