30 November 2010

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha: Yin and Hei

darker than black: kuro no keiyakusha cosplay - yin and heiAn elite Contractor with Meister Code BK-201, Hei acts as the spy and assassin in his team, swiftly dealing death without fail. Yin acts as a support personnel, using her observation ability to locate individuals for Hei’s team. Their names are colors with Yin meaning Silver and Hei meaning Black.

Stunning cosplay by Julie and Sashasunji! And is that real snow? I hope they’re not too cold while doing this photo shoot! Thanks to Mariana for sending this in!

29 November 2010

Kuroshitsuji II: Alois Trancy 02

kuroshitsuji 2 cosplay - alois trancy 02Alois trancy acts as a foil to Ciel Phantomhive; a literary term for a character who contrasts with another character (in this case, Ciel) in order to highlight the various features of the other character’s personality. Ciel actually cares for people and causes while Alois is psychologically scarred, pathologically abusive, and calculative. By appearance, Ciel is seemingly indifferent, while Alois is quite energetic.

Cute cosplay by ~MichiMichi-Miku! I love the way she’s posing for the camera and her boots are absolutely stunning! Thanks to ~JusticecanTrustMeX3 for the awesome photography and Cherokee for sending this in!

28 November 2010

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!: Sawada Tsunayoshi 02

katekyo hitman reborn! cosplay - sawada tsunayoshi 02A junior high school student, Tsuna is recruited as the Vongola Family’s mafia boss-in-training for being the great-great-great grandson of the first Vongola boss. He was known as “No Good Tsuna” for his poor grades, bad luck, and lack of athleticism. After Reborn shot him with the Vongola Family’s Dying Will Bullet, however, he became a powerful berserker who acts upon whatever he had regretted to make it right.

Beautiful cosplay by =oni-no-yo-na-ningen! Really love the effects of the materials she used for Tsuna’s fire. Thanks again to Katrina for sending this in!

27 November 2010

Gyakuten Saiban 3: Hondobou Kaoru

gyakuten saiban 3 / phoenix wright: ace attorney - trials and tribulations cosplay - hondobou kaoru / jean armstrongThe eccentric chef and owner of the French restaurant Trés Bien, Hondobou Kaoru also known as Jean Armstrong is very passionate about cooking, but fails in making palatable dishes. Worse, the food he serves is ridiculously overpriced, driving his customers away. Jean is very flowery with his mannerisms and aims to please, but is also easily bullied.

Now isn’t this one of the most adorable, if not epic, cosplays you’ve ever seen? Thanks to Letty for sending this!

Ore no Imoto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai: Kosaka Kirino

ore no imoto ga konna ni kawaii wake ga nai cosplay - kosaka kirino

A 14-year-old girl with an older brother complex, Kirino is quite mature for her age and has a modeling job to pay for her otaku hobbies. She loves her older brother, Kyosuke and often feels frustrated when he is with, or shows interests, in other girls. She thus forces Kyosuke to spend time with her, but generally denies the fact that she enjoys his company.

Such a cute cosplay by Kanda Midori! She looks so dreamy in this photo. Thanks to Nel for sending this!

26 November 2010

Sailor Moon: Sailor Moon

sailor moon cosplay - sailor moonA schoolgirl in 20th Century Tokyo, Usagi is a well-intentioned, underachieving crybaby who prefers the life of a normal teenage girl. While fighting the evils of her past life as Sailor Moon, Usagi quickly matures and learns to make decisions for herself, becoming a true princess of the fallen Moon Kingdom.

At least, that’s how she is in the original manga!

I know she's Sailor Moon, but I'm a little confused as to which season from the metaseries she's from. Her hairclips make it look like she's from SuperS, but I don’t think the sleeves are right. And gold armbands? I’m really confused. Thanks again to Pikori for sending this, though!

25 November 2010

Shaman King: Asakura Yo

shaman king cosplay - asakura yo

When Asakura Keiko gave birth to twins, the reincarnated Asakura Hao was separated into two halves; Yo bore his human side while his twin brother who carried the same name as their ancestor bore his shaman side. Although he is only interested in becoming the Shaman King in order to fulfill his promise to his fiancée, Kyoyama Anna, Lady Sati gave him the honor of going to Hell to train himself. He was granted the power of purification and became one of the Five Elemental Warriors, gaining the Spirit of Earth.

A very convincing cosplay! Yo always seemed happy and bored at the same time, and this cosplayer really achieved his look flawlessly! Thanks to Pikori for sending this in!

24 November 2010

Durarara!!: Orihara Mairu and Orihara Kururi

durarara!! cosplay - orihara mairu and orihara kururi

Twin sisters of Orihara Izaya, Mairu and Kururi are complete opposites of one another. Mairu, the younger twin, is an outgoing, trouble-maker like her brother, while Kururi is shy and soft spoken. Kururi is often bullied because of her sister’s reputation, but both sisters have their ways in responding to threats effectively. The twins are fans of Izaya’s friend, Heiwajima Kasuka.

So cute! And could they be twins or sisters in real life, I wonder? Thanks so much to Lauren for sending this!

23 November 2010

Vampire Knight: Kurenai Maria 02

vampire knight cosplay - maria kurenai 02A distant relative of Hio Shizuka, Maria is a sickly vampire who allowed Shizuka to possess her body in exchange for her blood. As Shizuka is a pure blooded vampire, her blood has many healing properties that would ultimately strengthen Maria. Unfortunately, Shizuka died in the hands of Kuran Kaname before Maria could ever obtain Shizuka’s blood, but Maria confessed that she would have allowed Shizuka to use her even if she received nothing in return.

So pretty! And so much like Maria when she was possessed by Shizuka! I really love how she did her hair for this cosplay. Thanks to Lily for sending this!

22 November 2010

Vocaloid 2: Megurine Luka 05

vocaloid 2 cosplay - megurine luka 05The first bilingual vocaloid to be released, Megurine Luka has an extensive Japanese dictionary on par with previous Japanese Vocaloids. However, her English is more limited than English Vocaloids. Despite her songs needing more attention when creating English lyrics, she has superior capabilities of the English language with only occasional Japanese accents.

So pretty! And what lovely shoes. I normally hate gold shoes, but her boots are probably the only exception. Thanks to Pinchy for sending this in!

21 November 2010

Loveless: Aoyagi Ritsuka 04

loveless cosplay - aoyagi ritsuka 04Despite being a pacifist that he naturally is, love is an uncomfortable subject for Ritsuka. He is often wary of compliments and doesn’t like affection in any form. Ritsuka is conflicted with believing Agatsuma Soubi’s declarations of love and thus becomes a source of tension in their relationship.

Beautiful cosplay! I think this is from one of Koga Yun’s illustrations for Loveless’ art book. I’m not sure if it actually appeared in the series though. Thanks to Wendy for sending this!

Saiunkoku Monogatari: Shi Ryuki 02

saiunkoku monogatari cosplay - shi ryuki 02As a child, Ryuki was treated badly by his mother and most of his half-brothers. They would beat him up or lock him in a storage house for days in a row. Seien, the second eldest brother of the six sons, was the only family member who ever showed kindness to him. Ryuki met Shuurei’s father, Ko Shouka, in the imperial archives, who secretly tutored him and encouraged War General Sou-Taifu to teach him swordsmanship.

Awesome cosplay! Such a perfect location and beautifully detailed clothing, very fitting for the emperor of Saiunkoku! Thanks to Pho for sending this!

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20 November 2010

Michiko to Hatchin: Michiko Malandro

michiko to hatchin cosplay - michiko malandroA wild, independent woman, Michiko Malandro is a fugitive who escaped one of the most heavily guarded prisons in existence… for at least four times. She rescued Hana “Hatchin” Morenos from her abusive foster parents because she claimed she knew Hatchin’s father who is a kind man that "made her fall in love with him right away". They embark on a journey to find Hatchin’s father and began to realize that despite their differences, they truly need one another.

Nice cosplay by Kai! Good photography angle and self-made rifle too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

19 November 2010

Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata: Maya

magna carta: crimson stigmata cosplay - mayaWhen she was only 10-years-old, Maya witnessed her entire family murdered by the Yason. This caused her to become aphasiac, an acquired language disorder which makes it difficult for her to produce or comprehend spoken or written language. She has healing powers which she uses to battle against the Yason.

Beautiful cosplay and photography! The details of~seika’s cosplay is absolutely stunning! Thanks again to Katrina for the contribution and to =z3LLLL for the awesome photography!

18 November 2010

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!: Dino Chiavarone

katekyo hitman reborn! cosplay - dino chiavarone by rossmonsterThe 22-year-old, tenth generation boss of the Chiavarone Family, Dino is a fighter and a leader with exceptional skills. His main weapons, created by Reborn’s chameleon Leon, are a whip and Enzo, a turtle which grows in size and rampages when soaked in water. Like Sawada Tsunayoshi, Dino did not want anything to do with the Mafia, but became a suitable Mafia boss after Reborn became his home tutor.

Impressive cosplay by Ross Monster of Live Journal! I really love the tattoos she made for this cosplay. Thanks to Katrina for the contribution!

17 November 2010

Nier: Kainé

nier cosplay - kainé / kaineOriginally from The Aerie, Kainé is a shy and collected individual who is thought to be cruel and cold due to her upbringing. She is only half human, with the left side of her body is possessed by a Shade known as Tyrann. As a result, she has lived most of her life as an outcast, unwelcomed in villages and befriended by few.

Beautiful cosplay! And as William, the contributor puts it, “a daring character to cosplay, since… she's actually a hermaphrodite”. Thanks again for sending this in!

16 November 2010

Tekken 5: Ling Xiaoyu 02

tekken 2 cosplay - ling xiaoyu 02When Xiaoyu heard of an unnamed scientist boasting that he could build a time machine if he only had the money, Xiaoyu considered it to be an answer to her prayers. She wished that she could turn back time in order to avoid the misfortune and tragedy surrounding the Mishima Family. That was her main reason for entering The 5th King of the Iron Fist Tournament.

So cute! Though I wish we had another photo that better showed the cosplayer’s face. Thanks again to Regan for sending this!

15 November 2010

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Stocking Anarchy

panty & stocking with garterbelt cosplay - stocking anarchyStocking is said to be more intelligent and responsible than her older sister, Panty. She has a gluttonous appetite for sweets and does not eat spicy food. She is often seen carrying a plush cat named Honekoneko whose expressions match Stocking’s mood. Her stockings transform into a pair of swords known as Stripes I & II.

Beautiful cosplay and quite an interesting series. I think how she managed to create that wig is probably the best part about this cosplay. Thanks to MPZero for the awesome photography work and to Alice for sending this!