30 April 2010

Touhou Project: Hakurei Reimu 02

touhou project cosplay - hakurei reimu 02Often teased by fans because of the way she's dressed, Reimu's main abilities include flying in the sky, good intuition, and getting along with everyone, even those who were once her enemies. She is characterized in the games by her homing amulets and yin-yang orbs. She is also featured in the games wherein ZUN is involved, notably Seihou: Shuushou Gyoku as one of the Extra Bosses and in Graffiti Kingdom as "Flying Maiden".

Cute cosplayer from Winter Comiket 2009! It appears I have more in my inbox then I originally thought. Thanks to SnooPeas for the photo!

29 April 2010

Fruits Basket: Honda Tohru and Souma Yuki

fruits basket cosplay - honda tohru and souma yuki

There is a distinct difference between the manga and the anime of Fruits Basket; the anime shows a romantic relationship between Yuki and Tohru while the manga shows Yuki realizing his love for Tohru was more of a longing for the love of a mother.

To be perfectly honest, I prefer this pairing than Kyo and Tohru. It just seemed so perfect. You can imagine my disappointment when the final few manga volumes were released, but I guess you can't always get what you want.

At least Cherokee sent me this cosplay right? Featuring *Kanasaiii as Tohru and ~solano1984 as Yuki. Thanks also to their photographer, ~BanditYinG for the wonderful job well done!

28 April 2010

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance: Makinami Mari Illustrious

evangelion: 2.0 you can (not) advance cosplay - makinami mari illustriousThe pilot of the Provisional Evangelion Unit-05, very little is known about Mari, and her designation amongst the other Children has yet to be revealed. She has poor eyesight and is shown to have a difficult time locating her glasses when she dropped them from the collision with Ikari Shinji while parachuting. She also seems to have a fetish for LCL, as she appreciates Shiji's "smell of LCL".

Megane Complex sent this in and tells me this is another photo from Winter Comiket 2009 that I have yet to feature. Honestly, I wouldn't even know which anime she's from if it wasn't for the contributor. Thanks again for the email!

27 April 2010

The King of Fighters '96: Mature

the king of fighters '96 cosplay - matureThe "ruthless woman" of the pair of secretaries employed by Rugal Bernstein, Mature was ordered by Goenitz to keep an eye on Yagami Iori. Even though she is a wielder of Orochi, she is later defeated by Iori and is eventually killed. Mature becomes a playable character in the King of Fighters XII, exclusive to the home console version of the game.

Beautiful Mature! I wonder if she had a Vice to cosplay with her? Thanks to Light for sending this in!

26 April 2010

Bleach: Soi Fon 02

bleach cosplay - soi fon 02 by pyrahusThe wielder of the zanpakuto known as the Suzumebachi, Soi Fon loves her master, Shihoin Yoruichi and adores anything that resembles a black cat because it is a form Yoruichi can assume at will. When she releases Suzumebachi, which literally means "hornet" or "giant sparrow-bee", the katana shrinks into a stinger that can be worn on the middle finger of her right hand. A sting from Suzumebachi will mark an opponent with a butterfly symbol known as a homonka or "hornet's crest". If stung in the same place twice, the opponent will most certainly die.

Beautiful Canadian cosplayer ~Pyrahus from Deviant Art! Reader Tara has given me Pyrahus' gallery, and I think this is one of my favorite photos of her. Thanks also to her photographer ~Kanna-tears for the awesome work!

25 April 2010

Kuroshitsuji: Drocell Cainz 02

kuroshitsuji cosplay - drocell cainz 02According to Grelle Sutcliffe, Drocell is butler and puppeteer who thinks he is a human being. He controls the dolls based on kidnapped little girls with the lullaby "London Bridge" from his music box in order to please his master. He has a faint realization that he is not human when he had "white stuff" falling from his ear.

Cosplay Holic reader Vea sent me a variety of Sweden's convention photos, and it would appear that I have a lot of work to do! This is one of my favorites, from Uppcon:10 which took place from the 9th to the 11th of April 2010. Thanks again, Vea!

24 April 2010

Hi.Ma.Wa.Ri: Aries

unknown cosplay 49 / hi.ma.wa.ri cosplay - ariesI have no idea where she's from, but she's certainly very cute!

When a reader who prefers to remain anonymous sent this in, the only clue s/he has about this photo are the words "Blank Note" and "Himawari" which makes absolutely no sense to me. Anyone else have an idea?

Oh, you may have noticed I turned comment moderation on. I was spammed the other day so I may need to do this from now on. Don't worry! I'll be checking comments as often as I possibly can!

First seen on Winter Comiket 2009! Thanks again for everyone's contributions!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for researching about this! The character is Aries from the Game and Manga, "Hi.Ma.Wa.Ri"!

23 April 2010

Nana: Serizawa Reira

nana cosplay - serizawa reira / laylaThe half-American, half-Japanese lead singer of Trapnest, Reira had secret meetings with Blast's bass player, Okazaki Shinichi. Even though she was truly in love with him, she broke up their relationship in order to protect Trapnest from further scandal. Though her name is romanized as "Reira", her real name is actually "Layla" after the hit song by Eric Clapton.

Beautiful Reira by Sakura Hananomiya! She has a lot of great cosplays on her site and I will definitely feature more of her soon! Thanks to Ramirez for the contribution!

22 April 2010

Shakugan no Shana: Yoshida Kazumi

shakugan no shana cosplay - yoshida kazumiA pure and kind girl who finds out about Torches and Flame Hazes, Kazumi has a crush on Sakai Yuji but is too shy to tell him directly. When Shana becomes her love-rival however, she vows to tell Yuji her feelings and let him decide between her and Shana.

Cute Kazumi from MoeHaku 2010! She was seen together with this Shana, and the car behind them is actually one and the same. Thanks again to 2chMod for sending this in!

21 April 2010

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Ryugu Rena

higurashi no naku koro ni cosplay - when the cicadas cry - ryugu rena by kipiThe main female protagonist of the question arcs, Rena is a kind girl who is also naïve and usually the subject of teasing by Maebara Keiichi. She loves all things she considers adorable calling them "kaii" which is actually "kawaii" only slurred. She also likes to take them home, and is virtually unstoppable when doing so. She also tends to utter the phrase "hau" when she is excited or flustered, and has a habit of repeating phrases at the ends of her sentences.

Beautiful Rena by Kipi! I wasn't sure which anime this was from, but Tama-chan was a big help with that! Thanks again for the contribution, Tama-chan!

20 April 2010

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots: Raiden

metal gear solid 4 - guns of the patriots cosplay - raidenTraumatized by his break-up with Rosemary and the apparent miscarriage of his child, Raiden has become a cold-blooded, emotionless fighter. He has also been turned into a cyborg thanks to the The Patriot's machinations. He does not appear to care for Rose's life, nor his own for that matter, but assists Snake in various missions, often saving Snake's life.

Beautiful cosplay from Sweden's Uppcon 2009! Although Raiden does appear to be far more muscular in the game, the details the cosplayer put into this costume is astonishing! Thanks to Vea for the huge contribution of cosplays from Sweden!

19 April 2010

One Piece: Eneru

one piece cosplay - eneruThe God of Skypiea, an island in the clouds above the Grand Line, Eneru takes his title literally, forcing his followers to worship and serve him. Eating the Rumble Rumble Fruit gave him the ability to manipulate, generate, and transform into electricity. Additionally, he is also able to use Mantra which allows him to predict anyone's movement and to sense anyone's position within a certain range.

Beautiful cosplay! Stellatvia, the photographer contributed this some time ago, but it got lost in my spam filter! I'm so sorry about that, Stellatvia!

Also! This was taken in Germany's Connichi either in 2006 or 2009. I hope someone can identify this cosplayer so I can give proper credit!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know this is raubkruemel from Germany!

18 April 2010

Gurren Lagann: Yoko Littner 03

gurren lagann cosplay - yoko littner 03A young girl from Giha's neighboring village of Littner, Yoko uses her outstanding soldiering skills and wise counsel to advance the war of liberation. She is also very skilled in wielding an extensive arsenal of weapons. Due to her looks and possibly her choice of clothing, she attracts several characters including Simon and Kamina; the later of which she has feelings for.

Beautiful Yoko cosplayer from MoeHaku 2010! I hope she wasn't too cold in her outfit. Thanks to Lumines for the contribution!

17 April 2010

Unknown Entry 048

unknown cosplay 48This is a school girl cosplay from MoeHaku 2010, and I think it would be awesome if she was just a regular girl browsing around in the event, wouldn't it?

Until I can confirm that though, I'm putting her in the Unknown Section. There's a school emblem on her jacket; maybe people from Japan can tell me what school it's from at least?

Thanks to Fanimae for sending this in!

15 April 2010

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 08

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku 08

I must apologize for the flood of Miku/Vocaloid Cosplays lately, but it seems to be the trend these days.

I'm guessing she is also from "World is Mine" version like the Miku from Winter Comiket 2009, but I am definitely not a Miku expert. I love the car details and if you look closely, there is a chibi Miku on the dashboard, which looks like the winter version too. Thanks again to Riffonliner for the photo!

Shakugan no Shana: Shana 04

shakugan no shana cosplay - shana 04As a devoted Flame Haze, Shana is torn between her mission to protect the balance and her love for Sakai Yuji, a Torch who has a rare status of Mystes. At the ending of the first season of the anime series, Shana made a difficult decision which led Yuji to distance himself from her. However, Yuji comes to realize that he was wrong and that they both really do care for one another, restoring their relationship.

The second Shana cosplayer of MoeHaku 2010! And she's in Shana's winter uniform! I think I actually like this uniform better than the summer one. Thanks again to 2chMod for sending this in!

13 April 2010

Fate/Hollow Ataraxia: Caren Ortensia 02

fate/hollow ataraxia cosplay - caren ortensia 02As a member and priestess of the Church and Burial Agency, Caren Ortensia assists in various exorcisms and battles. The cloth the cosplayer has is known as the red cloth of Magdala, which has the power to forcefully bind men. However, when she uses this ability, no harmful physical attacks can be made against the one who is bound or Magdala will be rendered useless.

Beautiful and daring cosplayer from MoeHaku 2010! With this many good cosplayers in the event, it makes you wonder if it's really the cars they're showing off. Thanks to 4chanatic for sending this in!

12 April 2010

Vocaloid 2: Megurine Luka 02

vocaloid 2 cosplay - megurine luka 02Unlike Hatsune Miku and Kagamine Rin and Len, Megurine Luka's costume is not based on a school uniform. This is probably because Luka has a "moody yet husky female voice" with a "cool, somewhat mysterious" character. One of the first few songs produced, "RIP=RELEASE" took the number one spot on the 70th Weekly Vocaloid Ranking. The song earned 843,233 points during its first week, the highest one-week score ever recorded.

Beautiful MoeHaku Luka! I didn't even know this was her official costume until I received this contribution. Thanks, Wikia!

11 April 2010

Vampire Knight: Kuran Kaname 09

vampire knight cosplay - kuran kaname 09 by okuno aka mikeIn recent chapters of Vampire Knight, it is revealed that Kaname was indeed, resurrected from the grave by his own descendant, Rido Kuran. It appears that Rido used Haruka and Juuri's first born son, who was also named Kaname, as a sacrifice in order to awaken his great ancestor, but little is known as to what actually took place during the ritual. Even more astonishing is the fact that Rido Kuran is still alive... perhaps it's because of Kaname's existence that he can continue living? After all, a servant can never hope to kill his master.

Singaporean cosplayer おくの (Okuno) who is also known as Mike is the man behind this Kaname cosplay. I must admit, I'm glad to see a guy cosplay him, as there are more girl cosplayers of Kaname. This feature is cropped from the originally photo submitted by Okuno himself! Thanks also to his photographer Tanlin for the gorgeous work! You can check out Okuno's Blog for more of his cosplay and otaku updates!

10 April 2010

Macross Frontier: Ranka Lee and Sheryl Nome

unknown cosplay 47 / macross frontier cosplay - ranka lee and sheryl nome

MoeHaku certainly has a lot of great looking cosplays.

I could be wrong, but I think these two are probably from Macross Frontier; Ranka Lee and Sheryl Nome respectively, minus the anime-colored hair. Since I'm not entirely sure, I decided to put them in the Unknown Section for now and see what you guys think.

Thanks to Macabre-hime for sending this in!

EDIT: Thank to Afiqah

09 April 2010

Sailor Moon: Sailor Venus

sailor moon cosplay - sailor venusThe fourth member of the Sailor Senshi discovered by Sailor Moon, Sailor Venus was actually the first to awaken to her powers and serves as the leader of the Guardian Senshi. Artemis, the white cat responsible for reviving Minako to her true self, explains that Venus and Earth are twin planets and she must protect Earth from its enemies. Minako is also the first to know about her old home, the Magellan Castle, orbiting around Venus.

Beautiful cosplayer from MoeHaku 2010! I'm quite surprised to see cosplays from this anime seeing that it first aired back in 1991! Thanks to 4chanatic for emailing me this!