31 October 2009

Silent Hill 2: Pyramid Head

The existence of Pyramid Head is tied directly to the subconscious of the game’s protagonist, James Sutherland. These creatures represent the both the punisher and victim of the crime, in this case, James’ repressed anger and desire to be punished for the death of his wife. They also function as the executioner of Maria and the tormentor of James.

silent hill 2 cosplay - pyramid head

From what I researched about this character, it’s not exactly something my Sanriotown Readers might like to hear. It’s not even something I like to hear, so I had to tone down the character history a bit. Really nice shot though, and I didn’t notice he was in a parking lot until I took a second look. Great work!

28 October 2009

Sailor Stars: Princess Kakyuu

sailor stars cosplay - princess kakyuuThe princess of Kinmoku who escaped to earth when Sailor Galaxia attacked, Princess Kakyuu is said to smell of sweet osmanthus, which is the recurring motif of her design. There are different versions with regards to her storyline in the anime and manga, but she is similar to Sailor Moon as she also has her own senshi, the Sailor Starlights.

The cosplayer looks like a doll in this photo. I’m guessing proper make-up and lighting gave that effect. Beautiful work!

26 October 2009

Paradise Kiss: Sakurada Miwako

paradise kiss cosplay - sakurada miwakoUnbelievably sweet and cute, Miwako is the younger sister of Kousa Mikako, the antagonist from the author’s other series, “Gokinjo Monogatari”. She works with Koizumi Joji to create their own brand known as Paradise Kiss. She tends to be childish in her unique manner of speaking and her choice of lolita dresses.

This is just too cute, and so much like Miwako. Too bad we can’t see her face with this pose. Great work!

25 October 2009

Vampire Knight: Kurenai Maria and Yuki Cross

vampire knight cosplay - kurenai maria and yuki crossA distant relative of Hio Shizuka, Maria acted as her vessel when she infiltrated Cross Academy. Once there, she told Yuki she had the secret to keep Zero from falling into level E, and in order to gain that secret, she must do one of two things: sacrifice herself, or kill Kuran Kaname.

You can probably guess what Yuki chooses in this photo. Both of them have really well-made dresses too, but didn’t Yuki give that rose on her choker to Zero? Great work still! Thank you for uploading this!

Birdy the Mighty: Birdy Cephon Altera

unknown cosplay 035It wouldn’t be a long shot to say I have no idea where this character is from. Frankly, she could be from a Marvel Superhero Comic, and that still wouldn’t narrow things down.

The outfit looks really difficult to move in though, with the side open like that. Private, professional, photo shoot probably?

Any guesses would be appreciated, thank you!

EDIT: Thanks to Blue Drakon for commenting this this Birdy Cephon Altera!

24 October 2009

Dead or Alive: Kasumi 02

dead or alive cosplay - kasumi 02Known as "the Kunoichi of Destiny”, Kasumi is a skilled ninja trained in the Mugen Tenshin Style of Ninjutsu and was to become the 18th Master of her clan. Instead, she ran away to enter the Dead or Alive tournament in order to defeat Raidou, the person responsible for crippling her brother, Hayate. This decision labeled her as a nukenin, a runaway shinobi, obligating her to run from her former comrades who must hunt her for her treacherous act.

Beautiful cosplay! I think there was a PVC figure with the same pose. I really love her long hair. Thank you for sharing this! And if anyone knows who the cosplayer or photographer is, do leave me a comment!

EDIT: Thanks to Miss Reita for the information! This is the Italian cosplayer Giorgia, and you may find all of her photos in her website.

22 October 2009

Hunter x Hunter: Killua Zoldyck

hunter x hunter cosplay - killua zoldyckSeemingly nothing more than your typical, rich, spoiled boy, Killua is actually a ruthless killer who can be extremely violent and bloodthirsty. He was tortured since birth, conditioning his body to withstand poison, electricity, and pain. Despite the troublesome childhood, he can be cheeky and mischievous. And he loves his sweets.

There’s something odd about this picture. I think someone threw a yellow tint over the original image, but I’m not entirely certain. It’s a very nice cosplay though. Great work!

21 October 2009

Naruto: Nara Shikamaru

naruto cosplay - nara shikamaruHighly unenthusiastic and prefers to go through life in stride, Shikamaru often takes naps and plays strategy games like shogi and go. Despite his portrayed laziness, his teacher, Sarutobi Asuma, determined that his IQ was over 200.

Even though he doesn’t like bossy women due to his preference, he has expressed his interest in marriage and eventually having a family of his own with a son and daughter.

Personally, the hair really did it for me. I wish I had a larger image though. Thank you for sharing this!

20 October 2009

Onegai My Melody: Kurumi Nui 03

onegai my melody cosplay - kurumi nui 03The Cinderella of the story who did not have her happy ending, Kuromi cast a spell on herself so that she could have one night to dance with her prince: Hiiragi Keiichi. However, this spell had one small condition: she must return to the spell casting circle before all the magical candles blew out or she would turn into the one thing she despises most… that is to say, a tapir like Baku.

This is just amazing. It looks like her dress is made of leather, and she may have used a real rose on her hair. Love her blue eyes the most though, great job!

19 October 2009

Bleach: Sado Yasutora

bleach cosplay - sado yasutoraOne of Ichigo’s closest friends, Sado Yasutora is Japanese-Mexican who towers over most of his classmates, making him seem intimidating and fierce. His true nature, however, is that of a gentle giant, refusing to fight unless it is for the sake of another. His powers are a mystery even to him, with his right arm having defensive abilities, and later his left arm developing offensive abilities useful against hollows.

This is just way cool. It looks like Chad jumped straight out of the anime. I love the use of leather-like material for his armored arm. Great job on this!

18 October 2009

Mirror’s Edge: Faith Connors

mirror's edge cosplay - faith connors by miss fawn of deviant artA 24-year-old Eurasian girl who works as a “Runner” for a living, Faith Connors acts as a messenger for the revolutionary groups who avoid using telephone and email to contact each other. She opposes the totalitarian government regime the same way her parents did, and working as a Runner allowed her to work on her ideals.

Meet Miss Fawn, Deviant Artist, Fashion Designer, and Model. This is a rather impressive cosplay of Faith, and it gives you a pretty good idea as to how intense the game play can be. At least, I think so anyway. Thank you for sharing this!

13 October 2009

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive 04

kuroshitsuji cosplay - ciel phantomhive 04The young Earl of the Phantomhive household, Ciel runs the Funtom Company which manufactures toys and sweets, and later, a food branch as Sebastian obtained the Royal Warrant. He enjoys drinking tea and sweet desserts, and is even known to distinguish different types of tea. Ciel also has asthma, the same with his mother, and is a proficient hunter, presumably like his father.

Beautiful cosplay! I always loved to see Ciel smiling rather than expressionless. Good job on the details!

12 October 2009

Vocaloid 2: Megurine Luka

vocaloid 2 cosplay - megurine lukaFirst released on January 30, 2009, Megurine Luka is the voice of a 20-year-old girl who can sing in both Japanese and English. Her voice actress is Asakawa Yu and she was designed by Manga Artist, Kei, the same designer of Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Kagamine Len. Like her predecessors, Luka’s is based on “sound” (ne) combined with the term “circulate” (meguri).

According to this blog, the cosplayer is known as Ibara, and she has a ton of cosplays done already. I think this is one of my favorites from her works though. Thank you for sharing this!

11 October 2009

D. Gray-man: Road Kamelot

d. gray-man cosplay - road kamelot

Known as the “Dreams” of Noah, Road Kamelot if the eldest child and ninth disciple who can travel through dimensions without using Noah’s Ark. She is the only one capable of programming Noah’s Ark as she is the oldest, despite her teenage-like appearance. Although she hates humans, she grows fond of Allen Walker, often seen kissing him when she meets him.

Beautiful cosplay! Her eyes are really captivating, and it makes me wonder where she got those contact lenses. Love the expression too, great work!

EDIT: Thanks to Soyoungim for commenting this cosplayer is Miyoc!

07 October 2009

Naruto: Hyuga Neji 02

naruto cosplay - hyuga neji 02Highly proficient in the Gentle Fist style of combat, Neji is the prodigy of the Hyuga clan who has the ability to replicate the styl’e’s most powerful techniques through simple observation. He further refines these abilities and fix its inherent flaws.

Beautiful cosplay! I wish I could read the Chinese characters on the lower right as it’s probably the cosplayer’s name. Good job on this though!

Rozen Maiden: Hinaichigo

rozen maiden cosplay - hinaichigoThe 6th and most childlike doll, Hinaichigo controls strawberry vines and has the artificial spirit known as Berrybell. She is the first rozen maiden to lose in the Alice Game, but Shinku decided to make her one of her servants instead.

She loves daifuku and Hanamaru Hamburger, rather, a hamburger patty topped with fried egg in the shape of a flower. She also loves drawing and Detective Kun Kun like Shinku.

Cute cosplay! I guess now my rozen maiden cosplayers are all complete! I love the little strawberry cake she has too. Thanks for sharing this!

04 October 2009

Final Fantasy X: Yuna 06

final fantasy x cosplay - yuna 05

Nomura Tetsuya designed Yuna with hibiscus flowers as her name depicts. Her name also means “night” so her weapons are empowered by the moon. Yuna also has heterochromia, which explains her different colored eyes; her blue eye comes from her half-Spiran bloodline and her green eye comes from her half-Al Bhed bloodline.

Beautiful cosplay! Good location too. I wonder if she had a hard time keeping her hair fixed? Thanks for sharing this!

Bleach: Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez

bleach cosplay - grimmjow jaegerjaquez from sakura con 2008The Sexta Espada who has an insatiable lust for power, Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez is disrespectful and violent, often abandoning what little respect he has for Aizen when he is out of earshot. He is overly confident in his abilities, believing he is equal to or even stronger than Ulquiorra Schiffer, the 4th Espada.

Despite his disruptive behavior, he does have a sense of honor, going so far as asking Inoue Orihime to heal Kurosaki Ichigo’s wounds before their battle.

So he doesn’t have a hollow mask, but you have to admit, this is a pretty convincing cosplay. His I.D. is from Sakura Con 2008, but it’s too bad the picture’s too blurry to tell what his name is. Thanks to Marilyn for sending this in!