28 July 2009

Bleach: Sarugaki Hiyori

bleach cosplay - sarugaki hiyoriThe former lieutenant of the 12th Division under captain Hikifune Kirio and Urahara Kisuke, Hiyori is a violent girl with a fierce temper who took the longest time to defeat her inner hollow. Even after she became a Visored, she still abuses Hirako Shinji, often using one of her sandles to slap him in the face, or even using him as a human sheild.

I think there was a change from "Vizard" to "Vizored" at some point, not sure when and why. But she's a rather charming Hiyori, don't you agree? I don't want to get in her way, unless I need a slap on the face. Great cosplay!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know this is ~m-a-g-i! You can view the original deviation here... Awesome work!

27 July 2009

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Lelouch Lamperouge 02

unknown cosplay 031 - code geass: lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - lelouch lamperouge 02I suppose the main problem with this is that the photo is so small that it's quite hard to make out all the little details of the cosplay. But even if it is small, I wanted to post it anyway because I really like it.

Maybe my readers can figure out who the character is? Or maybe even who the cosplayer is so that I can find a better resolution for this particular photo.

Any takers? Thoughts, guesses, or anything you can throw me at would be appreciated; thank you!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for sharing this is Lelouch Lamperouge of Code Geass!

26 July 2009

Naruto: Shippuden: Karin

naruto: shippuden cosplay - karin

Highly skilled in chakra-sensing, Karin appears to have 2 dynamic personalities, often times fluctuating from one to the next. She appears tough and in control around Suigetsu and Jugo, yet becomes extremely flirtatious with Sasuke. She used to be Orochimaru's assistant during his experimentations, but now has an unhealthy obsession over Sasuke.

I think he hair needs to be a little more unkempt on one side, but she does look like she's flirting with Sasuke in this photo. Nice cosplaying!

25 July 2009

Kingdom Hearts II: Riku 02

kingdom hearts ii cosplay - riku 02After reuniting with King Mickey, Riku finds Naminé as she attend to the sleeping Sora. Because he was influenced by the darkness, Naminé offers to seal away the darkness form his heart by sealing his memories. Riku turns down her offer and explains he wishes to find the balance between light and darkness. This choice allows him to defeat what remained of Xehanort's Heartless.

Beautiful Riku! Although I wish I could see the cosplayer's face. Great work!

20 July 2009

Vampire Knight: Yuki Cross and Kiryuu Zero

vampire knight cosplay - yuki cross and zero kiryuu

When they were young, Zero came to live with Chairman Cross as his family was attacked by a pure-blooded vampire, Hio Sihzuka. Yuki reached out to him as she thought her family had probably disappeared the same way, despite not remembering any of it. Yuki gave Zero a sense of purpose and holds her dearly, not knowing that fate can be even more cruel than he imagined.

Beautiful cosplay! I love the rose petals in this picture. At least now the Ze-ki fans will stop trying to kill me… but Kana-ki is still a nice pairing too. I wonder who will end up with who in the end?

19 July 2009

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Tifa Lockhart 02

final fantasy vii advent children cosplay - tifa lockhart 02Though she plays a more minor role in Advent Children than in Final Fantasy VII, Tifa did battle against Loz and later, against Bahamut SIN. She has shorter hair than her original character design mainly because animating long hair was proven to be quite difficult.

She looks like an older, more mature version of Rinoa to be honest. But I think a few people will get mad at me for saying that. Beautiful cosplay though! And the characters for the cosplayer’s name means “little fish”, Xiao Yu. Great cosplaying!

EDIT: My bad. I don't know my pin yin. Corrected it now, thank you, xii!

Ragnarok Online: Gypsy

ragnarok online cosplay - dancer by photographer minh soiIn a total class in their own, the Dancers of Ragnarok Online capture the hearts of their audiences with their bodies and sense of rhythm. Legend has it that a wandering minstrel asked a dancer wot perform with her and enchanted her dance with magic. Because the dancer and minstrel made such a great combination, they continued on their journey together, taking over the World of Ragnarok.

Photographer Minh Soi is the genius behind this photo. The colors really pop out and you can see movement in the photo. Thank you for sharing this photo! You will find more of the photographers works in SmugMug.

EDIT: Thanks to anon for crediting Pijo Genjo as the cosplayer behind this Dancer from Ragnarok Online!

EDIT2: Thanks to Pijo for correcting me! This is not a dancer cosplay, but a gypsy! Sorry about that!

18 July 2009

Final Fantasy Versus XIII: Noctis Lucis Caelum

final fantasy versus xiii cosplay - noctis lucis caelum

The "Sky of the Night Light", Noctis is the last Heir of the Caelum Dynasty and protects his city-state from those who seek the Crystals. The Crystals allow him to control his weapon by telekinesis, as they range from swords, to spears, to lances. He is said to be the first to break the mold of typical Final Fantasy protagonists' personalities, as he is idiosyncratic.

Beautiful cosplay! I've actually yet to play this game, or any of the Final Fantasy games for that matter, but I've always appreciated their art work. And it looks like the cosplayer put a lot of effort in the details of his sword too. Great job!

EDIT: Thanks to Xan for letting me know the cosplayer is Rainer Tachibana from Singapore!

13 July 2009

Bleach: Kuchiki Rukia with Kon

bleach cosplay - kuchiki rukia 04 with kon by dani haruThe Death God / Soul Reaper assigned to exterminate hollows in Ichigo's hometown, Kuchiki Rukia was forced to transfer her powers to Ichigo in order to save his life and his family's. Because of this, she had to live temporarily as a human; registering in a local high school and residing in Ichigo's closet. Even though Rukia has the body of a teenage girl, she is actually 10 times older than Ichigo.

Haru left a comment in my blog one day and I decided to visit her blog. I was suprised she had such an awesome cosplay of Rukia that I had to feature her! I'm glad you enjoy reading my blog, Haru, and I hope you cosplay more soon! (I also want a Kon doll too!)

10 July 2009

Dissidia: Final Fantasy: Squall Leonhart

dissidia: final fantasy cosplay - squall leonhart by jesukeA lone wolf in his own accord, Squall Leonhart prefers to keep to himself, earning him a reputation of being cold, even to his comrades. His own teacher, Quistis Trepe, finds him difficult to deal with, but acknowledges his natural talent. Several people wish to draw him out of isolation, with Rinoa going as far as persuing a romantic relationship with him.

This is one of Jesuke's latest cosplays, and I have to say, I'm so glad she finally cosplayed Squall! I've always wanted to feature a Squall cosplayer, but couldn't find one that I liked. Great work, Jesuke! Keep it up!

08 July 2009

Bleach: Shihoin Yoruichi

bleach cosplay - shihoin yoruichiAn old friend and close ally of Urahara Kisuke, Yoruichi was at fist thought to be a man because she first appeared to the cast as a talking black cat with a deep voice. She is carefree and was the former captain of the 2nd Division. When she abandoned her post to help her friend escape to the human world, she is replaced by Soi Fon, her young protégé.

Too bad I only have a small version of this photo. She’s convincingly like Yoruichi, even with that pose. Great work!

06 July 2009

Gundam Seed Destiny: Stella Loussier 02

gundam seed destiny cosplay - stella loussier 02An innocent child who is fond of the sea and dancing, Stella Loussier is an Extended pilot who is often compared to raging berserker. Despite this fearsome personality, she really has quiet and contemplative nature, which is a result of her personality disorder.

She serves under the command of Neo Roanoke and considers Lunamaria Hawke as her rival of sorts in battle. She calls her "red one" based on the color of her mobile suit, ZGMF-1000/A1 Gunner ZAKU Warrior. Stella pilots the ZGMF-X88S Gaia.

Quite a curious photo, but still a very beautiful cosplayer. Great work!

01 July 2009

Devil May Cry: Lady

devil may cry cosplay - lady

A human devil hunter whom Dante owes a huge amount of debt to, Lady often cons Dante into picking up a job, only to take most, if not all of the job's pay. She is a descendant of the Priestess who's blood is said Sprada used to seal the gate between the human and demon world.

Awesome cosplay. She really looks like Lady, and she has a lof of impressively detailed accessories too. Great work!