30 September 2010

Shakugan no Shana: Shana 05

shakugan no shana cosplay - shana 05 from comiket 2010A talented and powerful Flame Haze, Shana is known and feared by most Tomogaya by title alone. She has many abilities including her proficiency with Nietono no Shana, the ability to wield flame, manipulation of the power of existence, harboring extrasensory traits, and fly with wings made of flames. Her nodachi, Nietono no Shana, means “Vairocana of the Offering Room”.

Cute cosplayer from Comiket 2010! I don’t remember Shana’s fingernails being so long though. Thanks to Nessie for sending this!

29 September 2010

K-On!: Nakano Azusa 02

k-on! cosplay - nakano azusa 02 from comiket 2010A self-proclaimed novice guitarist, Azusa has been playing the guitar since 4th grade. She is in the same year and class as Yui’s sister, Ui, and joins the light music club as their rhythm guitarist.

Although she does not understand the club’s tea parties and cosplaying activities, she has a weakness for cakes and therefore deals with them. Yui nicknamed her “Azu-nyan” after she tried on a pair of cat ears and meowed, and the fact that she could be calmed down at times just by petting.

Cute cosplay! And are those Touhou Project characters I see in the background? Thanks again to Yula for this photo!

28 September 2010

He Is My Master: Karauchi Anna 03

he is my master cosplay - karauchi anna 03 from comiket 2010Contrary to Anna's own belief, Sawatari Izumi is not interested in having a relationship with another girl. Anna’s misconception was derived from Izumi’s relentless efforts to keep Anna away from their master, Nakabayashi Yoshitaka. Although she is the third girl to be hired as a maid, Anna cannot cook proper meals, which is the subject of many jokes in the series.

Beautiful cosplayer from Comiket 2010! I really love all the ruffles and details she put into this cosplay. Thanks again to Edward for sending this in!

27 September 2010

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive 05

kuroshitsuji cosplay - ciel phantomhive 05 from comiket 2010Although usually appearing to be emotionless, Ciel occasionally expresses his concern for the well-being of those who are close to him. He sometimes portrays himself as a happy person especially when undercover, but soon returns to his true self. Ciel is highly reliant on Sebastian, his butler, and does not appear to interact with the other servants of the Phantomhive Household as often, although they are all devoted to him.

Beautiful cosplay! The attention to detail is stunning and I believe this an artwork from the series’ soundtrack or drama CD. Thanks to Kuro-chan for sending this!

26 September 2010

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance: Makinami Mari Illustrious 03

evangelion: 2.0 you can (not) advance cosplay - makinami mari illustrious 03 from comiket 2010The beginning of the movie immediately reveals Makinami Mari Illustrious to be a pilot of the Provisional Evangelion Unit-05. She was sent to destroy the resuscitated skeleton of the Third Angel in its attack on NERV’s arctic Bethany Base. Mari was able to successfully defeat the Angel by self-destructing her unit,and ejecting at the last minute to avoid her own death.

I guess Evangelion’s 4-part theatrical remake really made an impact on the con goers this year. Thanks again for the contribution, Quince!

25 September 2010

Unknown Entry 066

unknown cosplay 66 from comiket 2010So many great cosplays from Comiket this year… I don’t think I can keep up with my emails any more.

In any case! I’m wondering about this particular photo. The first character that came to mind was Tosaka Rin from Fate/Stay Night. I think she wore a maid uniform in Ataraxia or Zero, but I think her skirt was a lot longer in that series.

Anyone have a better idea? Thanks again to Bennihime for sending this!

Pastel Chime Continue: Rindou Rina

unknown cosplay 65 from comiket 2010 / pastel chime continue cosplay - rindou rinaThis cosplayer's outfit is certainly unique. It reminds me of a captain’s uniform in the Gundam series and a futuristic French maid of some sort. Maybe the fan she’s carrying holds some kind of clue to her identity?

The illustration of a girl behind her looks scarily intimidating as well… Anyone have a good guess? Thanks to Wendy for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know she is Rindou Rina from Pastel Chime Continue!

24 September 2010

Ikkitousen: Ryofu Housen

ikkitousen / battle vixens cosplay - ryofu housen from comiket 2010A skilled tactician with a promiscuous personality, Ryoufu is a strong fighter who has a habit of dressing skimpy. Although she tried her best to escape her destiny, she ended up causing it anyway. She is afflicted with a deadly illness that would kill her before she even reaches adulthood.

Made a mistake in labeling this feature, and I apologize for that. Thanks to akadirgun for the correction and to Jamie for the contribution!

23 September 2010

Touhou Project: Hakurei Reimu 04

touhou project cosplay - hakurei reimu 04 from comiket 2010

One of the main characters of Touhou Project, Hakurei Reimu is easygoing, curious, and somewhat dutiful. She is the Shrine Maiden of Hakurei Shrine which probably explains why is is sympathetic towards many people. Reimu also tends to be overly optimistic, and her shrine has become a popular hangout for some of Gensokyo’s more interesting females.

Cute cosplayer! Certainly a rival for the previously featured Reimus. Thanks to Zero Haven for sending this!

22 September 2010

One Piece: Sanji 02

one piece cosplay - sanji 02 from comiket 2010Nicknamed "Black Leg”, Sanji is the Straw Hat Pirates’ 19-year-old chef. He knows from first hand experience how it feels to starve and therefore never refuses anyone a meal. Being a chef, he believes a chef’s hands are his most prized possession, and because of this belief, he uses only his kicks when fighting an opponent.  He is also very chivalrous and will never harm a woman even if it means his own death.

Awesome cosplay! It’s almost creepy how similar he is to Sanji. Thanks again to Chloe for sending this!

21 September 2010

Angel Beats!: Nakamura Yuri

angel beats! cosplay - nakamura yuri from comiket 2010Also known as “Yurippe”, Nakamura Yuri has a determined personality who is smart and decisive when making operations. She invited Otonashi Yuzuru to join SSS, an organization she founded and leads which fights against God. She carries a silver Beretta 92 and is not only skillful with a gun, but is also very capable in close range hand-to-hand combat.

I know this series, or particularly this character, has been compared to Suzumiya Haruhi a lot, and now I can see why. Thanks again to Aila for sending this in!

20 September 2010

K-On!: Akiyama Mio, Nakano Azusa, and Hirasawa Yui

k-on! cosplay - akiyama mio, nakano azusa, and hirasawa yui from comiket 2010

Mio, Azusa, and Yui are all members of the light music club of their school. Mio plays a left-handed, 3-Color Sunburst Fender Jazz Bass with a tortoiseshell pickguard, though she was seen playing a Fender Precision Bass in the manga's first volume. Azusa is a rhythm guitarist who plays a Fender Mustang electric guitar. Yui, the main vocalist of the group, plays a Heritage Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar that she nicknames "Gita".

Aren’t they just adorable? I think I especially love Yui in this group photo. Who is your favorite? And thanks to Yula for sending this in!

19 September 2010

LovePlus: Takane Manaka

loveplus cosplay - takane manaka from comiket 2010One of the three girls you can court in the dating sim game LovePlus, Takane Manaka is known as “Takane no Hana” which means “mountaintop flower” or the “unattainable goal”. She is the ace of the female tennis club, but also enjoys playing the piano in her spare time. She also likes making pastries and is very dedicated to her studies.

She’s so cute! I wonder if the fans who attended Comiket 2010 tried the same techniques they used in the game to ask her out? Thanks again to Umbridge for this contribution!

And I see another Makinami Mari Illustrious cosplayer in the background. I wonder if she’s the same cosplayer that I featured before?

18 September 2010

THE iDOLM@STER: Kisaragi Chihaya

unknown cosplay 064 from comiket 2010 / the idolmaster cosplay - kisaragi chihayaSee what I mean about school girl uniforms? This is the second unknown cosplay today, and I'm still as clueless as I was this morning!

I actually thought she was from Full Metal Panic! or maybe even Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu because of the overall color scheme. Now I’m not so sure because I think their uniforms had a red bow instead of the green tie she’s wearing.

I think her shoes are really cute though. Thanks to again to Viki for the contribution!

EDIT: Thanks to Princess Soup for confirming that she's Kisaragi Chihaya from THE iDOLM@STER!

Baka to Test to Shokanju: Kirishima Shoko

unknown cosplay 63 from comiket 2010 - baka to test to shokanju cosplay - kirishima shokoI'm beginning to wish school girl cosplays had IDs to go with them.

Just who is this purple haired bishoujo with the black and red uniform? Knowing who the cosplayer is would almost be mission impossible as it goes with these large conventions, but hopefully someone will comment and reveal which character she’s cosplaying as.

Thanks to Sammie for sending this!

EDIT: Thanks to Reryu for commenting about which series this is from! I was able to do a bit of research and found she is Kirishima Shoko from Baka to Test to Shokanju! Thanks again, Reryu!

17 September 2010

HeartCatch PreCure!: Cure Sunshine 02

heartcatch precure! cosplay - cure sunshine 02 from comiket 2010When Itsuki picked up the little baby fairy from the Heart Tree known as Potpourri, she never expected her life would so change dramatically. She became Cure Sunshine shortly after and not only rescued Tsubomi and Erika from danger, but also saved her brother’s Heart Flower. Her flower symbol if the sunflower, with powers related to the sun.

Cute cosplay! And it looks like she bought the official “weapon” too! Thanks to Nessie for sending this!

16 September 2010

Macross Frontier: Sheryl Nome 03

macross frontier cosplay - sheryl nome 03 from comiket 2010

When Sheryl Nome found out that she was terminally infected with “V-Type”, she was crushed and almost quit singing altogether. Saotome Alto encouraged her not to give up hope and Luca Angelloni discovered that her infection gave her similar abilities to Ranka Lee’s in producing fold waves through her singing. It was during the final battle that Ranka was able to cure Sheryl’s infection which resulted in giving Sheryl the same capabilities as Ranka to link up with the Vajra through singing.

Awesome cosplay! And you can see the Gurren Lagann cosplayers, Kamina and Yoko Littner, in the background in this photo. I spy a Misty cosplayer too! Thanks to Tanaka for sending this!

15 September 2010

Darkstalkers: Morrigan Aensland 02

darkstalkers cosplay - morrigan aensland 02 from comiket 2010After Morrigan was drawn into the human world by Pyron's strange power, she returned to her home with the news of her father’s death. She was the next successor to the Aensland throne but shirks her responsibility as Makai’s ruler, wishing only to live as she did before. She eventually meets Lilith and merged with her, fully restoring Morrigan’s power.

A very daring cosplay from Comiket 2010! I really love this white version of the character. I wonder if it’s always been a playable option in Darkstalkers? Thanks to Reese for sending this in!