31 March 2011

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 16

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune mike 16 by kirana

Saken de mita MEGAPHONE wa kowareteta no
The megaphone I tried shouting in, was broken

Dore dake senobi shitatte
How hard I try to overreach myself,

Kimi no shikai ni hairanai
I would fail to get into your sight.

And those would be the lyrics from Hatsune Miku’s “Love is War”! I have to say, I'm really impressed with how she was able to get her wig to fly like that! Awesome cosplay by Kirana and photography by Kira Winter! Thanks again to Cherry for sending this!

30 March 2011

Durarara!!: Heiwajima Shizuo 02

durarara!! cosplay - heiwajima shizuo 2 cosplay by amori-chanQuiet and nondescript when not angered, Heiwajima Shizuo has a very short fuse and, although he claims to hate violence, has incredible strength when fighting. Despite his unrefined fighting skills with road signs, trash cans, and vending machines as his weapons of choice, he is considered to be the strongest fighter in the series. He is also capable of often superhuman parkour moves, a skill he obtained naturally from years of hunting down Orihara Izaya.

Stunning cosplay by Amori-chan! I’m thinking those “keep out” tapes were added through photoshop, but it does add a nice touch to the photo! Thanks again to Cherry for suggesting this!

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: C.C. 03

code geass: lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - c.c. by lucia

Often called "Pizza Girl" by Lelouch and Kallen, C.C. has a strong penchant for pizza, especially Pizza Hut’s, who sponsored the show in Japan. She constantly orders pizzas to Lelouch’s house using his credit card to pay for it. She also carries around a stuff toy of “Cheese-kun”, the company’s mascot in Japan.

Impressive C.C. by Lucia! Simple, yet effective, and it’s making me crave for pizzas. Thanks to Cherry for suggesting this!

28 March 2011

Final Approach: Masuda Shizuka

final approach cosplay - masuda shizuka by kipiFiancée of Mizuhara Ryo, Masuda Shizuka is a 10th grader who used her “political power” to transfer herself into the same class as Ryo’s. Shizuka mostly became Ryo’s fiancée because of the Japanese government’s secret childbirth program, but it was later revealed that her grandfather also played a role in the matter. It was fortunate, however, that Shizuka really did fall in love with Ryo as he did with her.

Beautiful cosplay by Kipi! It surprises me how many characters she’s already taken on and each of them looks spot on! Thanks to the contributor, who wishes to remain anonymous in this post!

27 March 2011

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Tomoe Mami

mahou shoujo madoka magica cosplay - tomoe mamiA Puella Magi contracted by Kyubey, Tomoe Mami is a third year student at Madoka’s school who lives alone in a penthouse after her parents’ deaths. She has the ability to produce an almost-infinite amount of flintlock rifles which appears to be similar to Tanegashima. She also uses ribbons to suspend her enemies and is able to perform healing magic.

So cute! I really love how she styled her wig for this cosplay. Thanks to Ange for sending this!

25 March 2011

Kingdom Hearts: AntiSora

kingdom hearts cosplay - antisoraWhen Sora and his friends encounter Riku on Captain Hook's ship, he revealed that he had control over the Heartless, and created Shadow Sora’s to prove it. Once Sora had fought his way to the Captain’s Cabin, Riku creates a more complete replica of Sora, AntiSora, who was also able to wield a keyblade. AntiSora is the antagonistic, Heartless copy of Sora, using the prefix “anti-“ in his name which means “against.”

Awesome cosplay! Really love how his eyes are glowing gold, a symbol of the Heartless! Thanks to Phoenix for sending this!

20 March 2011

Hetalia: Axis Powers: Denmark and Norway

hetalia: axis powers cosplay - denmark and norway

Denmark is the older brother full of youthful vigor. He is the second tallest of the five Nordics while his brother, Norway, is the third. Denmark and Norway are childhood friends and Denmark considers Norway to be his favorite and close friend.

Beautiful cosplays by Haruhi and Doruko! Love the lighting effects of this photo. Thanks to Cherokee for sending this in!

19 March 2011

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Tifa Lockhart 06

final fantasy vii advent children cosplay - tifa lockhart 6 by vanaseph

“I know, sweetie… I miss him too.”

I apologize for the lack of updates as of late. There is some personal family matter that's taking up a lot of my time and energy. It will be sporadic updates for the next week while I get some stuff together, but for now, I hope you guys enjoy *vanaseph's Tifa cosplay! Thanks to Marybeth for sending this!

16 March 2011

Okane Ga Nai: Yukiya Ayase and Somuku Kanou

okane ga nai cosplay - ayase yukiya and somuku kanouA gentle and very naive university student, Yukiya Ayase was betrayed by his cousin, Ishi Tetsuo, and was sold in an auction to settle Tetsuo’s debts. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Ayase was bought by Somuku Kanou, a stranger whom he had helped four years ago. Kanou, however, becomes very protective of Ayase, using the 120 million yen debt to force Ayase to live with him.

Quite an intriguing cosplay, but not a series for everyone, I suppose. Thanks to Cherokee for suggesting this!

15 March 2011

Vocaloid: Yowane Haku

vocaloid cosplay - yowane hakuYowane Haku is one of the Vocaloid derivatives that became officially recognized by Crypton Future Media. She originally represented Hatsune Miku songs that sound terrible. Haku became popular and her creator, Caffein later established other characters following the same procedure.

I didn’t know Vocaloids had negative sides too! Thanks to Yukino for suggesting this!

13 March 2011

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3: Minato Arisato

shin megami tensei: persona 3 cosplay - minato arisato by lirlysMinato Arisato is the main protagonist of the game, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3. The player can change his name into whatever suits them best. He is unique among his cohorts as he has the ability to carry multiple Personas and switch between them in battle.

Another amazing cosplay by Lirlys! She certainly has a lot of fans on Cosplay Holic. Thanks to Micca for sending this!

12 March 2011

Hetalia: Axis Powers: Japan

hetalia: axis powers cosplay - japan by aoi

I have decided to feature Aoi (蒼伊)’s cosplay of Hetalia: Axis Powers because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on the 11th of March.

Many people still need our help. Here is a short list of organizations where you can donate online:

Thank you very much! Please keep your thoughts and prayers to the people who are suffering!

10 March 2011

Bleach: Kurotsuchi Mayuri

bleach cosplay - kurotsuchi mayuriThe Captain of the 12th Division and President of the Shinigami Reseach Institute, Kurotsuchi Mayuri personifies the archetype of the mad scientist, viewing everyone as objects to be dissected in the lab. He takes great pride in his creations, such as his “daughter” Nemu, and condemns the concept of perfection. Mayuri has little regard for life or allegiances, going so far as turning his own subordinates as human bombs.

Very impressive cosplay! It’s almost scary how similar he looks to the anime character. Thanks to Joaquin for suggesting this!

08 March 2011

Saki: Haramura Nodoka

saki cosplay - haramura nodoka by kanda midoriThe previous year’s National Middle School Individual Champion in mahjong, Haramura Nodoka’s skill comes from practicing via online mahjong. She has the ability to view mahjong tables digitally in her mind, ignoring the other player which gives her an edge against players who can manipulate presence. Her nickname is “Nodocchi” which is also her screen name and her playing style; quickly and efficiently racking up points as fast as possible.

Cute cosplay by Kanda Midori! I could use and ice cream right now with summer just around the corner for us in Asia! Thanks to Lilica for suggesting this!

05 March 2011

Godchild: Cain C. Hargreaves

godchild cosplay - cain c. hargreaves by kirisakiThe antihero of the series, Cain C. Hargreaves is a child born of incest, which cursed him with golden green eyes. His father, Alexis mentally and physically abused him, killing all of Cain’s pets to cause him misery. Because of his troubled childhood, he doesn’t trust anyone aside from his valet Riffael Raffit and his sister, Mary Weather Duke.

Beautiful cosplay by Kirisaki! I love this simple, yet effective portrayal of Godchild’s main character. Thanks to Blurmage for the photography and Miggy for sending this!

04 March 2011

Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata: Orha Duren

The leader of the Blast Worms, Orha Duren is the first and the strongest of the four Warriors. He has pledged his full loyalty to the Queen and his familiar is called Death Raven.

An absolutely amazing cosplay! We know that he’s Jaina Solo’s boyfriend, but we don’t have his name! Too bad! Thanks to Syaza for sending this!

03 March 2011

Lucky Star: Izumi Konata 06

lucky star cosplay - izumi konata 06 by aka-sanIzumi Konata is the hardcore otaku protagonist of the Lucky Star series. She has a tendency to refer to several popular games, anime, and manga; including Yu-Gi-Oh! and The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi. She has many figures of Suzumiya Haruhi in her room and even cosplayed her in the Cosplay Cafe she works in.

Did I mention that both characters have the same seiyuu (voice actress) too? Awesome cosplay by Aka-san! Thanks to Raichuu for sending this in!

02 March 2011

Black★Rock Shooter: Black Rock Shooter 07

black rock shooter cosplay - black rock shooter 07 by sayaA calm and collected girl, Black Rock Shooter keeps to herself and only spoke once in the OVA confronting her “other self” Kuroi Mato. She does not focus on anything else aside from the most important thing that she has to do at this very moment she’s doing it. Black Rock Shooter is a highly skilled fighter, despite her seeming defeat by Black Gold Saw, she easily manages to fight evenly with Dead Master even though she’s appears as if she’s trying not to hurt her.

Beautiful Black Rock Shooter cosplay by Saya! I love how her scar looks so real and her long hair! Thanks to Pamela for sending this!