29 November 2009

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Tifa Lockhart 03

final fantasy vii advent children cosplay - tifa lockheart 03Script writer Nojima Kazuhige describes Tifa to be "very much like any woman who's been left behind like a man", meaning someone who was hurt emotionally, but not clingy. She urges Cloud to come to terms with the unwarranted guilt he places upon himself, and takes care of Barret's adopted daughter, Marlene, as well as another child known as Denzel.

I think she may be the same Tifa as the cosplayer I featured more than 2 years ago, but I still find her pretty impressive. She still makes me think that she jumped right out of the film. Great cosplay!

28 November 2009

Bleach: Neliel Tu Oderschvank 05

bleach cosplay - neliel nel tu oderschvank 05Just when I thought I knew the real deal, Wiki changes on me, yet again.

So, she's really "Neliel Tu Oderschvank" and not "Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck", right? Or maybe I should stick to ネリエル トゥ オーデルシュヴァンク to avoid confusion this time.

Anyway, ネル トゥ has the ability to swallow cero attacks and, in her adult form, fire them back with her own cero. Her released form, which is achieved by manifesting with her zanpakuto Gamuza, is that of an ibex-like centaur with long, curved horns, a thick tail, and an armor covering her shoulders and hands. Her zanpakuto also changes into a white, double-ended lance, making her appear as a medieval knight or jouster.

Pretty daring cosplay, and she certainly has the look for it. Thanks to Shiro-kun for sending this in! Too bad there's only a small version of this photo.

27 November 2009

Silent Hill: Homecoming: Siam

silent hill: homecoming cosplay - siamOne of the harder, non-boss monsters to kill in Silent Hill: Homecoming, Siams appear to be two humanoid figures fused together and tied with a series of bondage gear and straps. The male side attacks while the female side is significantly weaker. Siam first appeared in the Police Station and, for some reason or other, always appear when Elle Holloway is in trouble or missing.

Wow, this must have been hard to cosplay as. The guy must be pretty strong to have carried the girl on his back. I wonder how they got in costume... and how did they get out of it? Great work though! Thanks for sharing!

26 November 2009

Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles: Jill Valentine

resident evil: umbrella chronicles cosplay - jill valentineOne of the original protagonists of the series, Jill Valentine returned in Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles as a member of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA). She then works with Chris Redfield to expose and destroy the Umbrella Corporation where they are forced to defeat Umbrella's newest BOW, T-ALOS.

I wasn't too sure if I could post this in my other blog, given the guidelines there, but I had to show this awesome cosplay! I guess RE fans would tell me that Jill doesn't really have bangs (well, she does, but only a few loose strands) and that she lacks that white sweater tied around her waist, but really, isn't this a great cosplay of her? Good job!

25 November 2009

BioShock: Big Daddy and Little Sister

bioshock cosplay - big daddy and little sister by volpin props

Graphic Artist, Harrison Krix and his fiancée, Emily had a private photoshoot in the Georgia Aquarium showcasing Harrison’s latest work, Big Daddy from the BioShock game.

This is a real costume with real LED lights, and Harrison is currently selling it on eBay, open for bidding until December 3, 2009.

You could probably win a cosplay competition with this, if he hasn’t already. You can view the rest of the photoshoot in his blog. Great work!

24 November 2009

Witchblade: Amaha Masane and Shiori Tsuzuki

witchblade cosplay - amaha masane and shiori tsuzuki

Sisters Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao represented Team Philippines in the recent Anime Festival Asia (AFA) 2009 held in Suntec Convention Center, Singapore. The sisters performed a short skit in their Witchblade cosplay with Alodia as Amaha Masane and Ashley as Shiori Tsuzuki.

You can view the video with a short interview by Hexlord here and see the rest of their photos in AlodiaGosiengfiao.com. Great job you guys!

23 November 2009

Fate/Unlimited Codes: Saber Lily

fate/unlimited codes cosplay - saber lilyLittle is known about Saber Lily, aside from the fact that she is officially another version of Saber. Fans speculate that she is quite possibly the direct opposite of Dark Saber from Fate/Hollow Ataraxia, but there is no real history behind her appearance.

None that we know of as of yet anyway.

Beautiful cosplay! Looks like it was done in a private photo shoot, since Saber Lily’s costume looks really hard to move around in. Thank you very much to Still Doll for sharing this!

22 November 2009

Unknown Entry 039

unknown cosplay 039I was cleaning up my hard drives when I came across this picture. I remember finding this image a few years back but never featured it because I didn’t know who she was.

Good thing I didn’t delete it… and good thing too that I got to continue the unknown cosplays section. Hopefully, someone can tell me who she is and who she is cosplaying as? Please? Wild guesses are welcomed! But please remember to leave your name in your comments!

EDIT: Thanks to Vk for letting us know this is Taiwanese actress, Megan Lai!

21 November 2009

Guilty Gear X: Dizzy

guilty gear x cosplay - dizzyThe daughter of the original Commander Gear, Justice, Dizzy was found by an old couple who had no children of their own. People began to fear her when her body aged from that of an infant into a teenager’s in only 3 years time. It was later identified that Dizzy, who had grown wings and a tail, was a Gear; an ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Her foster parents did their best to protect her, but she was later found and abused, beginning her life as a hunted bounty.

I didn’t think I’d be able to find a nice cosplay of Dizzy. Her outfit is pretty revealing, so it’s quite hard to cosplay her. Thank you for sending this in, Chips! And yes, please feel free to email me any photos you’d like to share!

17 November 2009

Gyakuten Saiban 3: Auchi Takefumi

gyakuten saiban 3 / phoenix wright: ace attorney - trials and tribulations cosplay - auchi takefumi / winston payneThe "Rookie Killer" who enjoys mocking young attorneys to no avail, Auchi Takefumi is a prosecutor who generally starts the case strong, but if quickly demoralized when defense attorneys find holes in his evidence.

In the English version, his name is Winston Payne, which is a pun of “Wince in Pain”.

I miss playing the Gyakuten Saiban series and making Payne weep, haha! I’m still waiting for Miles’ game to come out early next year! It should prove to be very interesting to play the opposing team. But anyway, really great job on this cosplay! Thanks for sharing it!

16 November 2009

Gundam Seed Destiny: Kira Yamato and Lacus Clyne

gundam seed destiny cosplay - kira yaamto and lacus clyneKira was severely wounded in the war that had broken out on earth when he was brought to the Clyne Household. With the help of Lacus, her father Siegel Clyne, and their family friend Reverend Malchio, Kira recovers and they grant him safe haven in their home.

When word of the ZAFT’s forces’ plans to attack Earth Alliance base JOSH-A reaches them, Lacus provides Kira with a ZAFT uniform and helps him attain the ZGMF-X10A Freedom in order to help his friends who were still aboard Archangel. It was during this time that Lacus showed her support and affections to Kira by wishing him good fortune and giving him a kiss on the cheek.

Aren’t they cute? Admittedly, I prefer Athrun over Kira, but Kira and Lacus make a cute couple anyway! Thank you for sharing this!

15 November 2009

Dead or Alive: Lei Fang

unknown cosplay 038, dear or alive cosplay - lei fangI actually know this one.

Or should know this one.

She's fairly famous, both the cosplayer and the character, but I've been beating my head about her for a month now and I still don't remember which fighting game she's from.

I must be getting old.

Someone please tell me what character she's cosplaying?

Pretty please?

...wasn't it a "Mai" something?

EDIT: Thanks to Sweet and Horror for commenting to say this is Lei Fang from the Dead or Alive Series!

14 November 2009

Black★Rock Shooter: Black Rock Shooter 02

vocaloid cosplay - black rock shooter - kuroi mato 02With the popularity of Black Rock Shooter rising, Japanese Anime director Yamamoto Yutaka is said to take on the project of directing the series Black Rock Shooter, set to be released early spring of 2010.

It's amazing how a fan-made anime music video gained so much popularity that it's become an anime series. I'm very excited to see what Huke will come up with.

Hopefully, the fans of Black Rock Shooter will like this cosplay and let it tide them over til we see the anime. Nice work!

11 November 2009

Princess Tutu: Princess Tutu 02

princess tutu cosplay - princess tutuThe elegant and graceful dancer, Princess Tutu is Arima Ahiru’s alter ego who is unselfishly in love with Prince Mytho. She is caught in a dilemma of saying her true feeling because if she is to confess to him, she will turn into a speck of light and vanish forever. Thus, she fulfills her duty and collects the shards of Mytho’s heart in order to give him true happiness.

Beautiful cosplay! I’m glad a real ballerina decided to cosplay her since I’m a huge fan of the series. I only wish there was a Rue or Mytho with her. Great job!

10 November 2009

Sailor Moon S: Sailor Chibi Moon

sailor moon s cosplay - sailor chibi moonThe outgoing daughter of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Chibi Moon dreams of becoming a beautiful lady one day. She is a perfectionist who prefers to do things alone so she can have her way. As the series progresses, she learns to open herself more, learning what true maturity really is.

I didn’t think anyone could get her hair to look quite that right. But I think I like her red eyes more than anything! Very convincing cosplay, and it even has Konata’s stamp of approval! Great work!

09 November 2009

Xenosaga: KOS-MOS 02

xenosaga cosplay - kos-mos 02

Cosplayer Ilonka from Puerto Rico emailed me her cosplay photos some time ago. She plays KOS-MOS from Xenosaga, showing her version 4 skeleton. Some people might think this is version 2 or 3 because of the wings from her Tertiary Weapon System, but those were photoshoped into the final picture.

Thank you for your contribution, Ilonka! We look forward to more of your cosplays soon!

08 November 2009

Bleach: Kurosaki Ichigo 02

bleach cosplay - kurosaki ichigoKurosaki Ichigo has natural orange hair that always gets him into fights with bullies. He doesn’t care what other people think about him and doesn’t seem to mind fighting bullies either. He met Chad when they were still young, who was also a target for bullies because he refused to fight for his own sake as promised to his grandfather. Ichigo then decided to make a pact with him that they would fight for each other’s sake.

I couldn’t believe this was one of Jin’s works when I first saw it. She really does know how to take on the character she’s cosplaying, so much that it’s hard to tell it’s her! Great job, Jin!

The Prince of Tennis: Niou Masaharu

unknown cosplay 037 - the prince of tennis cosplay - niou masaharuThere has been a steady stream of unknowns lately. I think I should get myself updated with the latest anime and games.

If only I had more time in my hands. But I guess that’s what they all say right?

Alright, we have a white haired bishounen this week! He could probably be anyone, but the design of his jacket might set him apart from everyone else. Any guesses would be appreciated, but I hope more people would leave their names this time when they comment! Even if you don’t have a website, you can just leave that field blank, and your name will still register in the name/url choice. Thank you to everyone who has been pointing me to the cosplayers’ websites!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know this is Niou Masaharu from the Prince of Tennis!

05 November 2009

Hellsing: Sir Integral Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing

hellsing cosplay - sir integral fairbrook wingates hellsingAt the young age of 12, Integra inherited her family’s mission to the lead the Royal Protestant Knights and protect England due to her father’s death. Arthur Hellsing had hoped his brother, Richard Hellsing, would support his daughter in this mission, but his jealousy got the better of him and he proceeded to hunt Integra and kill her.

Little did he know that Arthur had a corpse of a vampire in the Mansion’s Sub Levels, Alucard, who became Integra’s salvation and servant.

Wow, she’s so intimidating! I guess Alucard making her wait doesn’t make her happy? The wig’s a bit messy, but I still like the overall look. Great work!

02 November 2009

Ouran High School Host Club: Fujioka Haruhi and Ootori Kyouya

ouran high school host club cosplay - fujioka haruhi and ootori kyouya

The “Natural Type” and the “Cool Type” may not always meet eye to eye, but despite Kyouya’s harsh actions towards Haruhi, he truly does care about her as she does him. When the club went to the beach for some rest and relaxation, Kyouya pretended to be the “bad guy” in order to show Haruhi how worried everyone was about her.

This is so in character that it really makes me laugh! Mother is reprimanding her youngest child! But don’t tell Kyouya that, he might charge me for posting this picture. Haha! Great work!

01 November 2009

World of Warcraft: Valeera Sanguinar

unknown cosplay This is probably from another game that I have no clue about. There are so many MMORPGs lately that it’s really hard to keep up with everything that’s been going on as of late. I’m really glad a lot of the unknown cosplays are finally getting labeled and categorized properly.

So, guesses? My closest guess is that this is from Ragnarok, but other than that, your guess is as good as mine.

Help please?

EDIT: By popular opinion, this is a cosplay of Valeera Sanguinar from World of Warcraft! Thanks to Maddog for the comment, and the anons who agreed with him! (Or is it her?)