31 July 2010

Black★Rock Shooter: Black Rock Shooter 03

black rock shooter cosplay - black rock shooter 03A character that was labeled as a black clad Hatsune Miku, Black Rock Shooter became her own entity on September 20, 2009. Crypton, the company that created Miku, announced that Black Rock Shooter has no relation with the Vocaloid character.

Black Rock Shooter is 15-years-old and is well known for her massive projectile weapons. The Black Canon can shoot up to 20 rocks per second, but she is also seen with a sword known as the Black Blade.

I think that’s a rather unique interpretation of the blue flame erupting from her eye. As the contributor Fernandez said, “this cosplay’s sizzling hot”!

30 July 2010

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Aang 02

avatar: the last airbender cosplay - aang 02

Aang is a vegetarian. He refuses to eat meat because the Air Nomads taught him that all life is sacred, the same teachings in Buddhism and Taoism. He uses airbending techniques which are based on an “internal” Chinese martial art known as Baguazhang. His style focuses on circular movements and does not have many finishing moves, representing the unpredictability of air and peaceful nature of the Air Nomads.

This Aang is so cute! I wonder if he really shaved his head? And what did he use to paint the arrow on his head? Thanks to Leon for sending this in!

29 July 2010

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin and Len

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin and len by enearn and asumichan

Kabosoi higa kokoro no hashini tomoru
A slender flame burns at the edge of my heart

Itsu no manika moehirogaru netsujou
Without warning, it spreads into a burning passion

Watashi no chou fukisokuni tobimawari
My butterfly, flitting around it chaotically

Anata no teni rinpun wo tsuketa
Scales dropping into your hand

Cosplayers ~enearn and ~AsumiChan from the song "Magnet" which was originally sung by Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka! Thanks to this awesome contribution by Gackt-lover!

28 July 2010

Angel Sanctuary: Rosiel

angel sanctuary cosplay - rosielOnce known to be wise, kind, and benevolent, Rosiel is the younger twin brother of Alexiel. He knew that he would turn insane some day, and asked Alexiel to kill him before this would occur. Unfortunately, her feelings for him prevented her from ending his life and so she sealed Rosiel within the earth instead.

Beautiful Rosiel! I know it wouldn’t be appropriate to call a male character “beautiful”, but I think Rosiel would appreciate that comment. Thanks to Marie for sending this in!

27 July 2010

Soul Eater: Maka Albarn

soul eater cosplay - maka albarnMeister of the scythe Soul Eater, Maka Albarn is a dedicated student and a protégé like her mother. She does not have a good relationship with her father, Spirit, because of his constant flirtations with women which led to her parents’ divorce. Maka is therefore obsessed with turning Soul Eater into a Death Scythe that will surpass Spirit.

Although she has a good working relationship with Soul, Maka has a tendency to nag or even shout at him when he does something foolish.

Awesome cosplay! I’m not sure how accurate her shoes are, but I like them a lot! Thanks to Kessa for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to ☆ミカ☆ for letting me know the cosplayer's name is Kotori!

26 July 2010

G.I. Joe: The Baroness

g.i. joe cosplay - the baroness by alodia gosiengfiao

Cobra's Intelligence Officer and lieutenant to Cobra Commander, The Baroness is a dark, sensual, femme fatale whose beauty is matched only by her ruthlessness. She has a romantic relationship with Laird James McCullen Destro XXIV, weapons manufacturer and supplier to Cobra. The Baroness’ real name is Anastasia Cisarovna aka Anastasia DeCobray who was on hand for the Tet Offensive in 1968.

Alodia Gosiengfiao makes such a convincing Baroness, even competing with Sienna Miller who played as the Baroness in the live-action movie, “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”. Thanks to Treb for sending this in!

25 July 2010

Darkstalkers: Morrigan Aensland

darkstalkers cosplay - morrigan aensland

The adopted daughter of Belial Aensland, Morrigan was born as an extremely powerful succubus who is said to be among the “S” class. She was so strong that Belial sealed two-thirds of her power; one-third in himself which will be returned to her upon his death, and one-third in a pocket dimension, which later became its own being named Lilith. Morrigan is ignorant of this fact and thought her life in the Aensland castle dull and boring, thus frequently visiting the human world to look for entertainment.

Beautiful cosplay! Would anyone dare take this succubus’ outstretched hand? Thanks to Wendy for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for linking me to Vamp Beauty's Deviant Art account!

24 July 2010

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Hanyu

unknown cosplay 57 - higurashi no naku koro ni cosplay - hanyu / hanyuuI have a feeling I know who she's cosplaying as, but the name of the series escapes me.

I’m guessing she’s a demon because of those horns, but isn’t she wearing a miko’s kimono as well? Or maybe a variation of the traditional shrine maiden?

I can’t help thinking she looks a lot like Kagami from Lucky Stars though.

Guesses are greatly appreciated!

EDIT: Thanks to Sachi for commenting this is Hanyu from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni!

23 July 2010

Bleach: Tousen Kaname

bleach cosplay - tousen kanameFormer captain of the 9th Division, Tousen Kaname has been blind since birth but is capable of using his spiritual sense to “see”. He is a pacifist, but will not hesitate to take arms in order to preserve justice. He felt that it was necessary for him to join Aizen Sosuke because he felt a sense of injustice in Soul Society’s refusal to administer capital punishment to his friend’s murderer.

Impressive cosplay! I wasn’t able to see the ending of Bleach, but I’m guessing things did not go well for Tousen judging by this cosplay? Thanks to Hammel for sending this in!

22 July 2010

Final Fantasy Versus XIII: Stella Nox Fleuret

final fantasy versus 13 cosplay - stella nox fleuret

Said to be the daughter of the Fleuret Family from the country of Tenebrae, Stella Nox Fleuret is an enemy to Noctis Lucis Caelum, although her allegiances are unclear. She is ladylike and polite but is direct in her manner, acting according to her beliefs. Her weapon of choice is a rapier which she can summon from a golden rune similar to Noctis and his sword.

Breath-taking cosplay by ~RinoaMao! Fans of Final Fantasy Versus XIII might recall this very similar screenshot from the game. Great work by photographers Saikit and Henry and stylist Maria. Thanks to the cosplayer for this awesome contribution!

21 July 2010

Card Captor Sakura: The Watery

card captor sakura cosplay - the watery by federkielOne of the elemental cards in Card Captor Sakura, the Watery enjoyed staying with its element in the town’s aquarium as it has the ability to control water. This is the fourth card Kinomoto Sakura captures in her quest to retrieve all the Clow Cards that have scattered. She was able to seal Watery by using the Windy and Fly Cards.

Cosplayer ~Federkiel takes an artistic approach to the Watery card with breath-taking results! I love all the blue and green hues she used in this cosplay. Her photographer, =Andy-K did an excellent job as well as her make-up artists *wanasabi and *Naraku-Sippschaft. Thanks to Ian for sending this in!

20 July 2010

Yozakura Quartet: Yarizakura Hime

yozakura quartet cosplay - yarizakura himeA 16-year-old girl with supernatural powers, Yarizakura Hime became the mayor of her city when she was just a small child. Hime is said to be the human form of an ancient dragon. However, she asked Shinatsuhiko Yae to place a seal on her so that she can have a better perspective from a human’s point of view as well as a youkai’s. Although her grandmother was “tuned” by Akina’s grandfather, she treasures the long scarf made by Akina which covers the remnants of the seal on her neck.

Cute cosplay! I’ve never really heard of this series, but I really love the color of her eyes and hair! Thanks to Megan for sending this in!

19 July 2010

Vocaloid: Kaito 03

vocaloid cosplay - kaito 03 black rock shooter by kanameBurakku Rokku Shuutaa hitori ja nai yo
Black Rock Shooter, you’re not alone

Koe o agete naitatte kamawanai
I don’t mind even if you cry with a loud voice

Burakku Rokku Shuutaa mite ite kureru
Black Rock Shooter, you’ll be watching me

Ima kara hajimaru no watashi no monogatari
My story will start from now

Wasuresou ni nattara kono uta o
When you seem to be forgetting it, I’ll sing

Utau no
This song

Although I would say this is the male version of Black Rock Shooter, cosplayer Kaname tagged this photo in his gallery as Kaito. Maybe Kaito has a version of the song Black Rock Shooter? In any case, there’s no use arguing with the cosplayer… Awesome work as usual, Kaname!

18 July 2010

Soul Eater: Medusa Gorgon

soul eater cosplay - medusa gorgon by amyschn

Sinister, scheming, and incredibly cunning, Medusa is a snake-like witch who researched on the effects of black blood. She hoped to use black blood in order to control Asura and reshape the world as she sees fit. Her body contains 1000 magical snakes which can be used as weapons known as “Vector Arrows”.

German cosplayer ~amyschn aka Amy makes an incredible Medusa! Wonderful photography work by ~asuKai too! I really love the detailed paint work and the expression on her face. Thanks to Stella for sending this in!

17 July 2010

Togainu no Chi: Shiki

unknown cosplay 56 by stay - togainu no chi cosplay - shiki

I know the cosplayer is Stay, but I don’t know what character she’s cosplaying as in this photo. Katana, leather jacket, leather gloves, crosses, and red eyes… This character seems very interesting and probably has a great story behind him or her.

Anyone have any good guesses?

cosplay holic poll 2010-07-12And we’ve finished another Cosplay Holic Poll! I got 173 votes in total, but all the categories looked pretty close until the very end.

I guess most people prefer cosplays and not “cross-plays”. I will definitely do my best to look for more photos like these (even if the unknown feature today is of Stay cross-playing). Thanks for participating guys! Until the next poll!

EDIT: Thanks to Comic for commenting this is Shiki from Tougainu no Chi!

16 July 2010

Onegai My Melody: Yumeno Uta 02

onegai my melody cosplay - yumeno uta 02An energetic, cheerful girl who is obsessed with Hiiragi Keiichi, Yumeno Uta is a selfless teenager who prefers to put her friends’ best interests before her own. She can be stubborn, loud, and whiny when she’s upset or embarrassed, but Hiiragi comments that she “always manages to have so much fun”. She becomes close with her childhood friend, Kogure Kakeru, and ends up with him instead of her first crush.

So very cute! Cosplayer Mulaco is Uta in this cosplay, and I have to say, I’m really impressed! Thanks to Rei for sending this in!

15 July 2010

Sailor Moon R: Black Lady

sailor moon r cosplay - black lady / wicked ladyOnce Chibiusa returned to the future with Sailor Moon, Wiseman captured her and twisted her memories of her family in order to make her do as he wishes. Lonely and full of guilt, Chibiusa was infected with the Black Crystal and grew older, donning the earrings and crescent of the Black Moon Clan. She went so far as to seduce her future father, Chiba Mamoru, and attempted to destroy the Senshi for their insensitivity towards her.

Beautiful cosplay! I love the photography on this and such an awesome wig! Great work! Thanks to Ingrid for the email!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know this is Neko-Tin from Deviant Art!

14 July 2010

Gurren Lagann: Yoko Littner 04

gurren lagann cosplay - yoko littner 04 by kipiAfter the war of liberation, Yoko Littner avoided taking part in politics at Kamina City. She wanted to distance herself from her warrior past and start a new life as “Yomako” in Koreha Island. She became an elementary school teacher, and later took on the role as the school’s principal.

Kipi is the cosplayer behind this beautiful Yoko cosplay! It’s been a while since I last featured her, but I’ve also noticed I only have Yoko in my Gurren Lagann collection. I suppose more research is in order! Thanks to You Mi for sending this in, and to Kyouran Kyoudai for the photos!

13 July 2010

Bleach: Shiba Kukaku

bleach cosplay - shiba kukauAn ill-tempered woman, Shiba Kukaku is a fireworks expert who lives in the outskirts of Soul Society. Her family fell from the status of Nobility when her older brother, Shiba Kaien died in the hands of Kuchiki Rukia. This made Kukaku and her younger brother, Ganju, distrust the shinigami, until Rukia explained how Kaien died and apologized. She is also a friend of Shihoin Yoruichi and Urahara Kisuke.

Very impressive cosplay! Both the costume and the setting is perfect and I like how the cosplayer hid her right arm since Kukaku has a prosthetic. Thanks to Hellena for sending this in!