30 April 2011

Durarara!!: Orihara Izaya 03

durarara!! cosplay - orihara izaya 3

It was revealed in the anime that Orihara Izaya actually possesses Celty Sturluson's head, which is also his main motivation for starting gang wars. Izaya wanted to “awaken” the sleeping Dullahan’s head by throwing the world around her into chaos; in hopes that he will be taken to the warrior heaven of Valhalla. He believes Celty is a Valkyrie, a Norse angel of death who chooses which warriors die in battle in order to take them to Valhalla.

Impressive cosplay! I love the pose and the attitude, although I’m not entirely sure how in character the cosplayer is since I’m not familiar with the series. Thanks to Patty for sending this!

29 April 2011

LovePlus: Takane Manaka 02

loveplus cosplay - takane manaka 2 by kipiManaka is a very sheltered daughter of Doctor Takane, a physician known to possess advanced levels in both judo and kendo. She’s had a proper upbringing and excels both in her studies and tennis. Although she is a vision of perfection to most people, she lacks experience in what is considered to be common skills such as ordering and eating a hamburger combo, going out with friends, and watching TV.

Beautiful Manaka by Kipi! She looks absolutely stunning as the “unattainable goal” and I’d bet some of her fans consider her to be very similar to Manaka too! Thanks to Yuri for suggesting this!

28 April 2011

Ore no Imoto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai: Goko Ruri aka Kuroneko 02

ore no imoto ga konna kawaii wake ga nai cosplay - goko ruri aka kuroneko 2 by ekiUnlike Kirino who enjoys little sister-themed games and magical girl anime, Kuroneko prefers teen-centered fantasy anime. She claims to have “dark magic” and has revealed this fact to only Kirino and Kyosuke. She is also known to have a large vocabulary, as Kirino commented that she needed a dictionary to translate her novel.

Another beautiful Kuroneko cosplay by Eki! I really love the dark brown colored fabric with the yellow apron on this version. Thanks to Regan for sending this!

27 April 2011

Angel Beats!: Sekine Shiori

angel beats! cosplay - sekine shiori by rinamiThe bassist of Girls Dead Monster, Sekine Shiori tends to abruptly improvise during performances, much to Hisako's chagrin. She likes playing pranks on people just to see the surprised looks on their faces. She plays a G&L L-2000 bass guitar.

Awesome cosplay by Rinami! The cosplayer actually looks familiar... I may need to look through my files to see if I missed tagging her photos on Cosplay Holic. Thanks to Warren for sending this!

26 April 2011

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Len 07

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine len 7Kagamine Len is currently the only male Vocaloid with Appends assigned to him. They added an additional 6 voicebanks in the Append on top of the originals; a total of 10 voicebanks and the most of any Vocaloid. The Kagamine’s Append was split and 3 recorded in two different scales for Rin and Len accordingly.

This is a pretty awesome costume for Len. I wonder where it’s from? Thanks to Tina for sharing this!

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25 April 2011

Fate/Stay Night: Saber 06

Saber's full name is Arturia Pendragon, the daughter of British King Uther Pendragon and Igraine, a former Duchess of Cornwall. During her nativity, her father realized that his subjects would never accept a female as their legitimate ruler and thus decided not to publicly announce Arturia’s birth or gender. She was then entrusted by Merlin to a loyal knight, Sir Ector, who raised Arturia as a surrogate son.

I always found this story to be so sad, seeing Saber shunned because she was born female. Thanks to Lirica for sending this!

EDIT: Thanks to Leah for letting me know the cosplayer's name is Maridah! Please visit her website for more of her cosplay photos!

24 April 2011

K-On!: Hirasawa Yui 04

k-on! cosplay - hirasawa yui 04A hard-worker when it comes to her guitar playing, Hirasawa Yui can have incredible focus when she has a clear goal in sight. Unfortunately, this is limited to only one subject as a time. In one incident, Yui had to make up for her test scores in math and while she was able to bring her skills up to par, her guitar skills deteriorated quickly. Nevertheless, Yui plays her guitar with amazing energy and joy, much to the delight of her audience.

This is pretty awesome! And if she’s willing to share, I’d like a donut too please!

First found on Tumblr.

23 April 2011

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive 06

kuroshitsuji cosplay - ciel phantomhive 6After his parents were murdered, Ciel Phantomhive become a slave and a sacrifice for a religious cult ritual. While he was being tortured, however, his hatred grew for the people who took away his parents and freedom, summoning a demon Ciel named Sebastian Michaelis. It was then that Ciel sold his soul to the devil in order to gain the power to fulfill his revenge.

Gorgeous cosplay! Even if the hair is white instead of gray, I think it’s a minor error which can be overlooked. Originally found on Tumblr.

22 April 2011

Vampire Knight: Kuran Kaname 11

vampire knight cosplay 11 - kuran kaname by taruki blackstein

Once noble king of all vampires who was loved by most and feared by many, Kuran Kaname has become a fugitive with his current act of killing powerful purebloods as well as Aido Hanabusa's father, thought to be Kaname’s ally. With his current whereabouts and true intentions unknown, anger and fear begin to grip the hearts of both vampires and vampire hunters alike; with Kuran Yuki and Kiryuu Zero taking different approaches to calm the coming storm.

Impressive cosplay by Takuki Blackstein! I just knew I had to feature this photo the first time I saw it... I'm only sorry it took so long! Thanks to Taruki for allowing me to post this!

21 April 2011

Togainu no Chi: Akira 02

togainu no chi cosplay - akira 2

An orphan along with Keisuke, Akira was an undefeated champion of the street fighting game “Bl@ster”, where he participated in the RAY district under the name LOST. He appears to be cold and uncaring, but he has a very naive side to him. He likes omelet rice flavored Solids and uses a knife as his weapon of choice.

Awesome cosplay! Really love how the cosplayer is projecting Akira’s personality in this photo. Thanks again to Ophelia for sending this!

20 April 2011


the idolmaster 2 cosplay cast

An arcade and console raising simulation game, The Idolmaster 2 follows the lives of girls trying to realize their dreams of becoming famous. The game was first released exclusively in Japan by Namco on the 26th of July 2005, and later on Xbox 360 on the 25th of January 2007.

I’m pretty sure Tomia, Tasha, and Eki are there, but I’m not sure who the other girls are and which characters they are cosplaying as. Maybe someone can name them properly? Thanks to Kline for sharing this!

19 April 2011

Ranma 1/2: Shampoo 02

ranma 1/2 cosplay - shampoo 2When Shampoo first met Saotome Ranma, she gave him the "Kiss of Death" for defeating her in her village's annual martial arts contest. However, when she was defeated by Ranma again in his male form, she gave him the "Kiss of Marriage." She eventually learned about Ranma's curse and decided to focus on marrying him instead of killing him.

Beautiful cosplay! The cosplayer looks very captivating in this photo and purple hair really suits her! Thanks to Neil for sending this!

18 April 2011

Rurouni Kenshin: Kamiya Kaoru and Himura Kenshin

rurouni kenshin cosplay - kamiya kaoru and himura kenshinAfter leaving his past as Hitokiri Battousai behind him, Himura Kenshin lived as a wanderer for 10 years before meeting a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru. He decides to help her in defeating a murderer claiming to be Battousai who uses the Kamiya style in fighting, destroying her family’s good name. Upon realizing the gentle Kenshin was the real Battousai, she offers him a place to stay in her dojo.

Such a beautiful cosplay from one of the best classic series out there! Thanks to Migz for sharing this!

17 April 2011

The Prince of Tennis Cast

the prince of tennis cosplay

Primarily set in Tokyo, The Prince of Tennis is a series about a tennis prodigy named Echizen Ryoma who attends Seishun Academy (Seigaku) private school famous for its strong tennis club and talented players. Ryoma quickly defeats several upperclassmen, securing himself a spot as one of the team’s regulars. Together they pursue their goal in winning the National Middle School Tennis Championship while realizing the true meaning of tennis.

I don’t know the series well enough to say which character is which in this photo, so I’ll leave it to you guys to let me know how accurate this group shot is. Thanks to Lira for sharing this!

16 April 2011

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Kallen Kozuki Stradtfeld 02

code geass: lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - kallen kozuki stradtfeld 2 by xue lanA highly skilled Knightmare Frame pilot, rivaling the abilities of the Knights of the Round, Kallen is acknowledged as the best pilot of the Black Knights by enemies and allies alike. Her codename, “Q-1”. is the Queen’s starting point in descriptive chess notation. By Lelouch’s assessment of the core members of the Black Knights, her “Combat Ability” is 100, matching Todo Kyoshiro’s score, and her “Loyalty” is also the highest possible score of 100.

Quite an impressive cosplay by Hong Kong-ese cosplayer, 雪嵐 (Xue Lan)! The location for this photoshoot is also very fitting for the character. Thanks to Xue Lan for sharing this with me!

15 April 2011

Vocaloid 2: Megurine Luka, Kaito, and Hatsune Miku

It appears that Kaito has his hands full- Ahem.

With the current surge of Vocaloid cosplayers, I beginning to find it hard to write anything more about them; especially Miku. So can anyone tell me which song this could cosplay could be from instead? I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks to Desidia for suggesting this!

14 April 2011

Final Fantasy XIII: Serah Farron

final fantasy xiii cosplay - serah farronAn 18-year old human from Cocoon, Serah Farron was born in Bodhum and is the younger sister of Lightning. After the loss of their parents, Lightning’s decision to raise Serah on her own unfortunately caused tensions between them. Worse, Serah’s engagement to Snow Villiers caused even more conflict as Lightning strongly objected to their relationship.

Cute cosplay! I mean, who doesn’t love pink hair, right? Thanks to Mist for sending this!

13 April 2011

Hiiro no Kakera: Komura Yuuichi

hiiro no kakera cosplay - o-chan

An upperclassman of Kasuga Tamaki's, Komura Yuuichi is one of the five guardians who is a descendent of the nine-tailed fox. Yuuichi specializes in the use of illusions and spirit fire. He is very quiet, emotionless, and has the ability to sleep anywhere at anytime.

I first thought this was O-chan, but I’m glad anon corrected me in saying he is Yuuichi instead! Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this in!