31 August 2010

Black★Rock Shooter: Black Rock Shooter, Dead Master, and Black Gold Saw

black rock shooter cosplay - black rock shooter, dead master, and black gold saw

I thought the previous posts of Black Gold Saw, Black Rock Shooter and Dead Master looked similar. In a good way, because apparently, the three cosplayers were shooting in the same studio! Absolutely breath-taking work!

If only we knew who the cosplayers were. Thanks to Fillet’s Minion for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to Anon for letting me know Black Rock Shooter's cosplayer is Tasha from Cure!

EDIT2: Thanks to Fang Shinobi for adding the other cosplayers' names as Tomia and Eki!

30 August 2010

Mononoke: Kusuriuri 02

mononoke cosplay - kusuriuri 02 the medicine sellerA wandering Medicine Seller, the Kusuriuri uses an enchanted sword to slay the “mononoke”, a type of ayakashi or unnatural spirits that linger in the human world. In order to successfully perform the exorcism, the Medicine Seller must find the Katachi (shape), Mokoto (truth), and the Kotowari (reasoning) of the mononoke. Once the sword is unsheathed, he transforms into a demon-like creature.

I’m guessing this is what the Medicine Seller looks like right before his transformation. Another impressive cosplay by Federkiel of Deviant Art! Thanks to *Des-Henkers-Braut, her photographer and Syaza for sending this in!

29 August 2010

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES: Metis

shin megami tensei: persona 3 fes cosplay - metisEpisode Aegis, which is also known as The Answer in English version, is an epilogue only available in one difficulty setting. While in the Answer cancels Aigis’ Orgia Mode, Metis serves as her replacement; from being able to use a wide range of physical skills to gaining access to a “Neo” Orgia Mode. She is also able to use bludgeon-class weapons similar to that of the deceased Aragaki Shinjiro.

Metis is symbolized with a wreath of red butterflies, and is fiercely protective of her “sister”, Aigis.

Impressive armor detail on this cosplay! I wonder what she used to make her armor? Thanks to Syaza for this contribution!

28 August 2010

HeartCatch PreCure!: Cure Marine

unknown cosplay 58 - heartcatch precure! cosplay - cure marinePeople would think that after all these years of writing for this cosplay blog that I would know a lot about different characters from anime, manga and games.

Well, you’d be wrong, because I get surprises like this in my inbox quite often!

To be completely honest, the first character that came to mind when I saw this was Sailor Mercury from Sailor Moon… a stylized version of her anyway! But I’m pretty sure this is not the case.

You guys know the drill, comment and discuss who she could be in the comments, but I hope you guys can leave your name next time so that I can credit you properly if you guess right! So many anonymous comments… I wonder if it’s because they don’t want people to know that they’re reading Cosplay Holic? In any case, thanks to Paton Saint for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to St. Arcana among many others for letting me know this is Cure Marine from HeartCatch PreCure!

27 August 2010

Gyakuten Saiban 4: Naruhodo Minuki

gyakuten saiban 4 / apollo justice: ace attorney cosplay - naruhodo minuki (trucy wright)Daughter of Arumajiki Zakku and Yumi (Zak and Thalassa Gramarye), Minuki (Trucy Wright) possesses the power of perception like her mother and grandfather, Arumajiki Tensai (Magnifi Gramarye). In Zakku's disappearance, Ryuichi (Phoenix) decided to adopt Minuki as his own daughter which she accepted without hesitation. She adores magic and her favorite trick is Mr. Hat, a puppet that pops out from behind her and wears her hat. She and Odoroki Hosuke (Apollo Justice) are half siblings, though neither are aware of this fact.

This is a pretty cool cosplay of Minuki with a Mr. Hat to boot! I’m not even sure how she managed to carry that puppet beside her… Thanks again to Ophelia for sending this in!

26 August 2010

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days: Roxas

kingdom hearts 358/2 days cosplay - roxasIn the prequel Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Roxas is a member of Organization XIII. He does not have memories of his previous life, but easily makes friends with Axel, the one in charge of watching over him. He also befriended Xion before falling into a month-long coma as a result of Naminé’s restoration of Sora's memory. It was only when Roxas awoke that he began to question the Organization’s motives.

I really love this cosplay and those awesome keyblades! I wonder if the cosplayer handmade them? Thanks to Beatrice for sending this in!

25 August 2010

X/1999: Kishu Arashi

x/1999 cosplay - kishu arashi by rikoA fondling child raised by Shinto priests at Ise Shrine, Arashi’s mother, a priestess of the same shrine, abandoned her after learning of her child’s destiny. She is called the “Hidden Priestess of Ise” and became the Dragon of Heaven most immediately in touch with Princess Hinoto. She specializes in sword fighting and can summon a massive sword emerging from her left hand.

Beautiful cosplay by Riko of Cure! When I saw this in my inbox I was so stunned by her work! Great job, Riko! We hope to see more of your cosplays soon!

24 August 2010

D. Gray-man: Lenalee Lee 03

d. gray-man cosplay - lenalee lee 03Lenalee, who went insane when she was separated from her brother, Komui, fights for him and her friends, knowing she has a home to return to. Her perception of the “world” consists of her friends and family and whenever someone she cares for dies, she deems that a part of her world has also been destroyed.

Lenalee has known Kanda Yu since childhood, and often ran to him for comfort whenever her brother was busy. She met Allen Walker when he first arrived at the Order and became attached to him, hinting that she may have feelings for Allen.

Beautiful cosplay! Although some people may argue she has the wrong colored hair, I think that’s a minor setback. Thanks to Vicky for sending this in!

23 August 2010

Gintama: Okita Sogo and Hijikata Toshiro

gintama cosplay - okita sogo and hijikata toshiroVice-commander of the Shinsengumi, Hijikata Toshiro has romantic feelings for Okita Sogo’s sister Mitsuba. Prior to joining the government, he rejected Mitsuba believing he will not be able to provide happiness for her. Sogo does not like Toshiro very much, and continually tries to wound, embarrass, or even kill Toshiro in order to take his rank as vice-commander. His annoyance towards Toshiro is mainly due to his popularity, as even the commander, Kondo Isao, thinks highly of his vice-commander.

Impressive cosplay! I wonder where Sogo was able to buy that gun? Or perhaps it was handmade? Thanks to Sensui for sending this in!

Hetalia: Axis Powers: Hong Kong

hetalia: axis powers cosplay - hong kongThere is very little known about Hong Kong, aside from being under the British's control for many years. No one can really tell what’s on his mind as he seldom shows emotion, if at all. He speaks in a mixture of Japanese and English.

Although I would like to applaud this cosplayer for the great work, this feature is also to pay tribute to Hong Kong. Several tourists who were on their way back home to Hong Kong were killed in a hostage situation in the Philippines just a few hours ago. No clear information has been released, but the incident was televised and watching it was very horrifying.

I am saddened by this, as I used to work in Hong Kong as well. May God bless the departed souls and the families who were left behind.

22 August 2010

Durarara!!: Heiwajima Shizuo and Orihara Izaya

durarara!! cosplay - heiwajima shizuo and orihara izaya by kosikiryu and lindzar

Izaya and Shizuo have hated each other with a passion almost as soon as they first met one another. It was said in the novels that Izaya constantly framed Shizuo for crimes he didn’t commit. In the anime series, Izaya adds daily attacks from gangs aside from framing him. Although they are on bad terms, Shizuo is well-acquainted with Izaya’s twin sisters, Mairu and Kururi.

Deviant artists ~kozikiryu is Shizuo and =Lindzar is Izaya in this lovely photo. I could not un-see this when I first saw it in Lindzar’s gallery. Izaya really needs to stop pissing Shizuo off. Thanks to Lindzar for allowing me to feature her!

21 August 2010

Final Fantasy XII: Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca

final fantasy xii cosplay - ashe ashelia b'nargin dalmascaA 19-year-old Hume Princess, Ashe is the only living child of King Raminas making her the sole heir to the throne. She was married to Rasler Heios Nabradia, who died to protect Nalbina Fortress right after their marriage. Although it appeared to be nothing more than a political marriage, they truly loved each other, as Ashe still wears her wedding ring 2 years after his death. She fought to liberate her kingdom, Dalmasca, from the Archadian Empire.

Beautiful Ashe! I love this cosplayer’s attention to details, and the way she posed makes her look strong and elegant. Thanks to Umbria for sending this in!

20 August 2010

Black★Rock Shooter: Black Rock Shooter and Dead Master

black rock shooter cosplay - black rock shooter and dead masterThe primary protagonist and antagonist of the OVA series, Black Rock Shooter and Dead Master were presumed to be sisters in the early stages of the animation project. As Black Rock Shooter prefers her Black Sword, Dead Master’s weapon of choice is a large scythe with an unusually shaped blade with vertebra like detail on its handle.

Dead Master shares similar characteristics with Takanashi Yomi, a first year middle school student and friend of Kuroi Mato, who also shares similarities with Black Rock Shooter.

Awesome cosplay! I love everything about this photo, although Dead Master’s horn and scythe are a little too smooth. Thanks again to Jessica for sending this in!

19 August 2010

Mononoke: Kusuriuri

mononoke cosplay - kururiuriA mysterious wandering man with a vast knowledge of the supernatural, Kusuriuri, also known as the Medicine Seller, has the ability to slay demons with the use of his enchanted sword. While his origins are unknown, the Medicine Seller is not entirely human, as he has elf ears and pointy canine teeth. When the Ayakashi asked him his fear, he calmly answers he is afraid that there is no form, truth, or regret at the edge of the world, thus no longer having a reason to exist.

Beautiful cosplay by deviant artist, ~DarkHeartache! I want to know how the elf ears were made very badly. Thanks to ~Colicade, the photographer and Syaza for sending this in!

18 August 2010

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 Cast

shin megami tenset: persona 4 cosplayIn the fictional town of Inaba, unexplained murders have taken place where the bodies were found dangling among television antennas with the victims dying of unknown causes. A group of high school students followed a rumor stating that watching a switched-off television set will reveal a person’s soul mate. They discovered a fog-shrouded world with monsters called Shadows. They also discovered their Shadow Selves to be their suppressed personalities and confronting them awakened their ability to summon beings known as Personas. Together, they formed an investigative team to find the connection between the TV World and the murders occurring in their town.

Dees and her friends are the characters featured in this cosplay. I’m not familiar with the game, so I’m not sure who’s who. Anyone care to name all the characters in the photo? Thanks to Rivkin for sending this!

17 August 2010

Gyakuten Saiban 4: Arumajiki Baran, Arumajiki Yumi, and Arumajiki Zakku

gyakuten saiban 4 (apollo justice: ace attorney) cosplay - arumajiki baran (valant gramarye), arumajiki yumi (thalassa gramarye), and arumajiki zakku (zak gramarye)

Baran (Valant), Yumi (Thalassa), and Zakku (Zak) are members of the trio of the Gramarye Troupe. When Zak was accused of Arumajiki Tensai’s (Magnifi Gramarye’s) murder, Zak had to leave his daughter under the care of Naruhodo Ryuichi (Phoenix Wright), who was Zakku’s lawyer at the time. The incident left Baran to revive the popularity of the Gramarye Troupe on his own.

Very cool cosplay! Though I wish we could see Baran’s face, Zakku’s expression is priceless. Thanks to Ophelia for sending this in!

16 August 2010

Vampire Knight: Yuki Cross 05

vampire knight cosplay - yuki cross / kuran 05

Yuki Cross, the adopted daughter of Cross Academy’s Headmaster Kaien, is later revealed to the pureblooded vampire princess, Yuki Kuran. Her mother, Juri, sacrificed herself in order to seal Yuki’s vampire nature, allowing her to live 10 years as an ordinary human girl. However, Kaname had to re-awaken Yuki’s vampire self when the original threat, Rido, returned to harm her.

I think this is a photo of Kipi cosplaying as Yuki, but I’m not completely sure. What do you guys think? Thanks to Pikori for sending this in!