31 August 2009

Touhou Project: Izayoi Sakuya

unknown cosplay 033 from comiket 2009 - touhou project cosplay - izayoi sakuyaThere's always a fair amount of French Maid cosplays in Anime Conventions that I find it hard trying to keep up with all of them.

She looks like she's cosplaying a specific character with the details she put into her hair and the straps on her leg. I'm wondering if that clip on her apron was also done on purpose. Compared to the other French maid cosplayer I feature a while back, I think she'll be easier to guess.

Any takers?

EDIT: Thanks to anonymous for leaving a comment saying this is Izayoi Sakuya of Touhou Project! I hope people leave their names next time, though.

29 August 2009

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Soryu Asuka Langley 02

neon genesis evangelion cosplay - soryu asuka langley 02Born and raised in Germany, Soryu Asuka Langley is said to be a half-Japanese, half-German girl, but her nationality is technically American. She is considered to be a child prodigy, earning a University degree when she is still a teenager and easily becoming fluent in Japanese. She is European in appearance thanks to her father's lineage.

Comiket sure has a lot of great cosplayers. Cosplay Holic reader Mikan gave me a link to Moeyo showing a vast collection of different cosplayers she thought I might like to feature. This Asuka is definitely quite amazing. Thanks Mikan! And thanks to Moeyo for the awesome photography!

27 August 2009

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Dark Magician Girl

yu-gi-oh! cosplay - dark magician girlOne of Yugi’s signature cards in his Magician Deck, the Dark Magician girl is considerably weaker than the Dark Magician. She compensates this by gaining attack points for every Dark magician in the graveyard.

During the “Dawn of the Duel” arc, it is revealed that she is actually the spirit of Mana, a childhood friend of Atem and Mahado. She becomes Mahado’s apprentice and followed in his footsteps, even after death. Just as Mahado’s spirit rose to become the Dark Magician, Mana’s spirit became the Dark Magician Girl.

Beautiful cosplay! I found this from Jamaipanese, and it was taken during the Tokyo Game Show in 2008. Thank you very much for sharing this photo!

Tsubasa - Reservoir Chronicle: Sakura 02

tsubasa - reservoir chronicle cosplay - sakura 02

Sakura, the Princess of Clow Kingdom, lost her powers and her memories because of a powerful force, causing her to be weak and confused. Her memories take the form of feathers scattered in different dimensions which she and Syaoran must collect in order to return Sakura back to normal.

Ichihara Yuuko aids them by giving her Mokona, in exchange for her memories of Syaoran. Yuuko calls her "a favored daughter of the gods" due to her unbelievable good luck.

Another beautiful cosplayer from Comiket! Unfortunately, we can't see her face clearly, but the photography is still superb. Wonderful job to both the cosplayer and the photographer!

EDIT: Thanks to the cosplayer, Kashino Rei, for contacting me! Apparently, this is not from Comiket, but rather in Hanami, an event in Germany! You may view the original image in her Deviant Art account!

25 August 2009

Sailor Moon Musicals: Sailor Uranus, Sailor Pluto, and Sailor Neptune

sailor moon musical cosplay - sailor uranus, sailor pluto, and sailor neptuneAlso known as the “Outer Senshi”, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Pluto, and Sailor Neptune form a secondary group, along with Sailor Saturn. Previously, all of them preferred to work alone, but Sailor Uranus was able to trust Sailor Neptune and Sailor Pluto after fighting along side with them.

Sailor Pluto is known as the Guardian of Time, while Sailor Neptune is the Soldier of Ocean, and Sailor Uranus is the Soldier of the Sky.

I’m not even sure if they are cosplayers or the official cast of the musical, but they are very pretty. Thanks to Soyoungim for the photo!

22 August 2009

Sailor Moon: Princess Serenity 03

sailor moon cosplay - princess serenity 03Through 3 different adaptations of the series, Princess Serenity's death has been portrayed in 3 different ways. In the original manga, the young princess commits suicide when Prince Endymion died protecting her during Moon Kingdom's downfall. In the anime, both perished in the attack, while in the live action series, it was the Princess herself that destroyed Moon Kingdom out of grief, as Endymion was killed during the war to keep the two apart.

It doesn't really matter how you're heard her story, I'm pretty sure a lot of people still know Sailor Moon, even after all these years. However, I'm surprised someone is still cosplaying her in Comiket! And such a beutiful dress too. Nice cosplaying!

21 August 2009

Gundam Seed: Lacus Clyne 03

gundam seed cosplay - lacus clyne 04Near the end of the Bloody Valentine War, Lacus leaves the PLANTs in a stolen support ship known as the Eternal. Hers, along with Orb Union's Kusanagi, and the Archangel, form the Three Ships Alliance, dedicating themsleves to stop the war. In the final battle, she tried to persuade both sides to stop fighting, but she unfortunately fails.

Lacus has been known to have the ability to go into SEED mode when she goes to battle. However, only her pupils become dilated, and no symbolic seed explosion has ever been seen.

Another cosplayer from this year's Comiket! Lacus is practically one of my most favorite characters in the series, but she became less prominent in the sequel, Gundam Seed Destiny. I do love this outfit of hers more than the original one. Great work!

19 August 2009

Dead or Alive: Ayane 02

dead or alive cosplay - ayane 02The half sister of Kasumi and Hayate, Ayane has always lived in the shadow of her sister, causing her much pain and hatred towards Kasumi. She is an expert at Ninjutsu, with a fighting style known as “Female Tengu”. Her reason for fighting in the Dead or Alive World Combat championship is to pursue Kasumi, then labeled a traitor of the Mugen Tenshin Clan.

I can’t believe the details of this cosplay! It must have taken a lot of time and effort to look for those fabric patterns and put them all together. And she has a gorgeous wig too. Nice work!

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi: Nagato Yuki 03

The quiet, taciturn bibliophile of Suzumiya Haruhi's SOS brigade, Yuki is an artificial human created by the Integrated Data Entity who is sent to observe and prevent Haruhi's godlike powers. She hardly ever says anything, but whenever she does, it usually lacks emotion. Yuki is a rational thinker and finds it hard to communicate with other humans due to her intelligence and lack of empathy.

Another pretty cosplayer from this year's Comiket! Again, if anyone knows who the photographer or cosplayer is, please let me know so I can properly credit them. Thank you so much for your contributions!

18 August 2009

Touhou Project: Cirno

Ok, guys? Thank you so much for flooding me with this year's Comiket pictures. There are so many that I really have no idea who the real source of the pictures are, so please do let me know if you're the photographer or the cosplayer and I will gladly link back to your site, thank you!

And I will feature as many as I possibly can, too!

touhou project cosplay - cirno from comiket 2009

Or Cirno would be very mad at me.

She is the stage 2 boss of Touhou Project, the ice fairy that lives on the lake surrounding Scarlet Devil Mansion. Don't let her cute looks fool you, as her hobbies include freezing frogs and watching them revive as they thaw out. That is, if she doesn't shatter them to pieces first.

Awesome cosplay... and it would be nice to see the Hiiragi Tsukasa and Hiiragi Kagami's photos too, if anyone has it?

16 August 2009

Rozen Maiden: Suiseiseki 03

rozen maiden cosplay - suiseiseki 03 Suiseiseki is the third Rozen Maiden doll and she and her twin are called “gardeners” because of their ability to communicate with plants. This ability is also extended to tending for a human’s “soul tree”, representing what a person is really like deep inside.

But most people know her for her habit of saying “desu” at the end of almost every sentence.

Beautiful cosplay! I’m always amazed at the details of the costumes of Rozen Maiden cosplayers. Really great work on this one!

15 August 2009

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Kururugi Suzaku and Lelouch Lamperouge

code geass: lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - kururugi suzake and lelouch lamperouge aka zeroA pair of childhood friends who wish for the same goal but prefer different methods, Lelouch and Suzaku never thought that they would have to face each other as enemies for the benefit of their country. While Lelouch will stop at nothing to achieve his goals (going as far as creating an alternate ego known as Zero), Suzaku believes that achieving something through wrong doings are meaningless. Despite these obvious differences in opinion, the two remain friends, and helped in creating a new and peaceful Britannia.

Pretty awesome cosplay! The material for the costumes look like real leather. It must be very hot and uncomfortable to wear. Wonderful job!

13 August 2009

Pandora Hearts: Gilbert Nightray

pandora hearts cosplay - gilbert nightray

Friend and loyal servant of Oz Vessalius, Gilbert Nightray considers Oz to be the most precious person in the world and is willing to do anything for him. He was first taken into the Vessalius household 15 years ago in an injured state. He later becomes known as "Raven", a member of Pandora who retrieves Oz from the Abyss. He hates cats, loves to cook, and completely adores the hat Oz's little sister, Ada, gave him.

Another image I had to crop to have a better look at the cosplayer. It makes me wonder if I should change the blog layout to show larger images next time. Thank goodness the image had a watermark of the series title, or I would have never guessed where this was from! Great cosplaying!

12 August 2009

D. Gray-Man: Kanda Yu and Allen Walker

A pair of comrades who always seem to end up at each other's throats, Kanda Yu was the first Exorcist Allen Walker met in the Black Order Headquarters. While Allen's anti-akuma weapon is the parasitic Crowned Clown that takes the shape of either a giant arm, or a fur cape and claw, Kanda has Mugen, the katana he's holding.

I had to crop the photo so that I could make it fit in my blog, but I hope the photographer doesn't mind too much! It's a really nice shot of the two cosplayers, who both did an awesome job at their costumes and accessories. Great work!

11 August 2009

Touhou Project: Onozuka Komachi

touhou project cosplay - onozuka komachiA shinigami who doesn't seem to take her job seriously, Komachi is often scolded by her boss, Sikeiki Yamaxanadu for her poor performance. She is the counterpart of Greek Mythology's Charon, Hades' ferryman, as she guides the souls of the newly deceased across the Sanzu River. Her attacks come in the form of holed coins, as these seem to be the payment the souls need to move on from the world of the living to the world of the dead.

She's a little too adorable to be working as a ferryman- or ferrywoman, if she prefers that title. Maybe that's why she doesn't take her job very seriously? Cute cosplay though!

10 August 2009

Bleach: Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck 04

bleach cosplay - neliel nel tu odelschwanck oderschvank 04I don't even know what to say to this anymore, because I think I might be dying of cute.

But I would like to know what her real name is. From my three previous features, I've always thought her name was Neliel Tu Oderschvank. I checked wikipedia recently and it had Odelschwanck instead. What gives?

Either way, Nel is just the cutest thing ever. I'm not sure, but she might be the same kid?

09 August 2009

Gurren Lagann: Yoko Littner 02

gurren lagann cosplay - yoko littner 02

A resident of Ritona, Jeeha's neighboring village, Yoko Littner tracks down the Gunmen which crashed through the surface and into Jeeha. She is highly knowledgeable in combat fighting and provide wise counsel to advance the war of liberation, even if her choice of clothing seem to speak otherwise. She explains earlier on in the series that she avoids clothing that restrict her movements.

I don't know about her, but I know I would find it difficult to fight in short shorts and a bikini top. Then again, she's the expert, not me. Thanks again to MPzero for the wonderful photography!

08 August 2009

Death Note: Matt

death note cosplay - matt aka mail jeevasMail Jeevas, who is more commonly known as Matt, performs espionage work for Mello. Little is known about this character aside from the fact that he doesn't care much about the real world and likes to play video games. He acts as an accomplice to Kiyomi Takada's kidnapping and is shot dead by her bodyguards. He smokes a cigarette with his last breath, leading to the speculation that he might very well be a chain smoker.

Quite an impressive cosplay of Matt. I'm not sure what the watermark "NadesicoRock" means, but I do hope that's the cosplayer's alias. Thanks for sharing this wonderful work!

07 August 2009

Naruto: Shippuden: Haruno Sakura

naruto: shippuden cosplay - haruno sakuraThe proficient, medical ninja of Team 7, Sakura used to sit in the sidelines, allowing others to fight her battles for her. She learns early on that this was unwise and begins to reconsider her actions, strengthening her resolve to become a better ninja from then on.

Under Tsunade's apprenticeship, she learns to use her chakra to heal wounds and build her chakra in her fists, giving her superhuman strength.

I really like how Sakura has developed into such a strong and beautiful character. I guess she's still highly infatuated with Sasuke, but I wonder if she'll ever return Naruto's feelings for her? Guess we'll have to wait and see. Beautiful cosplay though!

05 August 2009

Kingdom Hearts: Riku

kingdom hearts cosplay - riku

The original chosen one to wield the Keyblade, Riku chooses a darkness over light when he and his friends were attacked in Destiny Islands. His decision places him in Hollow Bastion where Maleficent influences him to turn on Sora in order to help Kairi.

It’s kind of sad that he made the wrong choice, or else he would have been the protagonist of the series. I like Riku’s character design better than Sora’s. This is still a very nice cosplay though! Great work!

03 August 2009

Sengoku Basara: Nouhime

unknown cosplay 32 - sengoku basara cosplay - nouhimeThings have been pretty hectic around here that I haven't had time to update my blog. I hope I didn't let my readers down! But family and work is preventing me from taking care of Cosplay Holic.

Now then, this is a nice photo, even if you don't like cosplays. It looks like she purposefully painted the red sections of her kimono and the gold butterflies all around it. I'm not sure, but those look like fans she's waving around, right?

Any idea which game or anime she could be from?

EDIT: Many thanks to Blue for commenting here! This cosplay is Nouhime from Segoku Basara, "Devil Kings" a Playstation 2 Game in WCS 2008 China.