31 December 2011

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Cloud Strife 07

I've featured Kaname in his Cloud cosplay twice in Cosplay Holic already, but never have I featured him in a video… reading doujinshi?!

Messing around at Anime Expo 2009, Kaname reading doujinshi for a bunch of people.

The Plasticgrl

I guess now people can’t deny that Cloud Kaname is real!

Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for all your patience and support for Cosplay Holic. I sincerely hope this will be another year of amazing cosplays and cosplayers!

30 December 2011

Mulan: Fa Mulan

mulan cosplay - fa mulan by xmonk3yxLook at me
I will never pass for a perfect bride
Or a perfect daughter
Can it be
I'm not meant to play this part?

Now I see
That if I were truly to be myself I would break my family's heart…

When Fa Mulan heard about her elderly father, the only man in her family, Fa Zhou, being forced to join the military, she decided to disguise herself as a man and take his place. When Fa Zhou learned about this, he prayed to his family ancestors, who ordered their “Great Stone Dragon” to protect her. Little did they know that the Great Stone Dragon failed to awaken and that Mushu, a much smaller dragon, was the one who went forth to protect Mulan.

Please note that this is only a cropped version of xmonk3yx’s cosplay of Mulan. Be sure to check out the original in her Deviant Art account to see the whole image! Thanks again to Niena for sending this in!

29 December 2011

Bakemonogatari: Hanekawa Tsubasa and Hachikuji Mayoi

bakemonogatari cosplay - hanekawa tsubasa and hachikuji mayoiTwo different characters that Araragi Koyomi encounters, Tsubasa is the main character of “Tsubasa Cat” while Mayoi is the main character of “Mayoi Snail”.

Tsubasa is Koyomi’s classmate and the class representative.  She was possessed by a bakeneko during Golden Week due to stress over her family. Although it was resolved with Oshino Shinobu’s help at the cost of her own memories, problems emerged right before the school festival because of a different form of stress.

Mayoi, on the other hand, is the ghost of a fifth-grade elementary school girl who was killed in a traffic accident when she was trying to reach her mother’s house. She can only be seen by people who do not wish to reach their destination.

That’s the same Mayoi from more than a year ago! Good thing I remembered her, otherwise, I would have added this to the Unknown Section again! Thanks again to Lorelei for sending this in!

28 December 2011

Gankutsuou: Le Comte de Monte Cristo and Haydée Tebelin

gankutsuou cosplay - le comte de monte cristo by melli and haydée tebelin by konzert junkyHaydée Tebelin is a skilled harp player who is one of the members of Le Comte de Monte Cristo's estate. Once the former princess of the planet Janina, she and her mother were sold to slavery when her father was betrayed and murdered. She was eventually rescued by the Count, and deep feelings began to grow over time.

This is only a cropped version of Melli and Konzert Junky’s “Epic” cosplay, so please visit her Deviant Art to see the original photo and all its fine details. Thanks to Konzert Junky for letting me feature this!

27 December 2011

Soul Calibur II: Amy Sorel

soul caliber ii cosplay - amy sorelOnce a poor orphan who lived on the streets of Rouen, Amy Sorel’s parents died of a plague known as the Black Death which spread across all of Europe during her time. Having no other family to turn to, she came across a man named Raphael Sorel, who was being chased by the local authorities. She hid Raphael from the soldiers, for she herself feared them as they ran her poverty-stricken town. Raphael felt that he needed to repay her for saving his life, and took her in to raise her as his own daughter.

That is one amazing cosplayer. Does anyone know who she might be? This was taken at Hanami 2011 in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and the photographer, Craoz, is looking for who this cosplayer is so that he can credit her as well. Thanks again to Niena for sending this in!

26 December 2011

Yu Yu Hakusho: Botan

yu yu hakusho cosplay - botan by ritsuThe grim reaper or guide to the Underworld, Botan's task is to ferry souls of the deceased to face their final judgment. She also acted as Yusuke’s assistant and trainer when he started out his tenure as an underworld detective. She taught him how to use various detective tools, communicated messages from Koenma, and often guided him to different destinations pertaining his cases.

Cute cosplay by Ritsu (葎)! Her pose is too much like Botan that this just had to be featured! Thanks again to Mina for sending this!

25 December 2011

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 24

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku 24

Kiyoshi kono yoru
On this pure night,

Hoshi wa hikari
The stars shimmer with light

Sukui no miko wa
Child who will save us,

Mihaha no mune ni
Sleep at your mother's chest

Nemuritamou yume yasuku
Dreaming peacefully

Silent Night Lyrics and Translation from NDSGuy

Merry Christmas, Everyone~ ♥

Codename: Sailor V: Kaitou Ace

codename: sailor v cosplay - kaitou aceAino Minako’s love interest in Codename: Sailor V, Kaitou Ace was an idol who appeared after an evil plot took place to make girls gain weight. He then helped the girls in Tokyo to loose weight and even had his own TV show. He fought along Sailor V against evil, in the same way that Tuxedo Mask helped Sailor Moon.

Never thought I'd see a cosplay of this character. I'm so happy Minako had such a cool partner in Sailor V! Thanks to Ranka for sending this in! You can look through the cosplayer’s gallery here.

Merry Christmas, guys! Make sure to eat some delicious food for me! ♥

24 December 2011

Vocaloid: Meiko 04

Because Kipi has a lot of fans, this also means that there will be a lot of people who think she's “just another photoshop princess”. Even though I already posted a video of her before, here is another one made by amateur cameraman, Elpheal.

Yes, this really is her! Taken at the Singapore Toys Games & Comics convention 2011 !!!
She's really tiny, skinny , beautiful and FRIENDLY! Down to earth and all

Merry Christmas to one and all! We hope that all your dreams come true~!

23 December 2011

Rio: Rainbow Gate!: Rio Rollins Tachibana

unknown cosplay 113 from comiket 78She’s a cute, red-haired, bishoujo, but with only a portrait shot like this, she could probably be anyone! I’d have better lucky identifying that character behind her (who’s either Kyon or Koizumi Itsuki from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi)!

But I’m sure you guys know better than I do. So please leave a comment if you know who she might be! Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know this is Rio Rollins Tachibana from Rio: Rainbow Gate!

Angelic Layer: Athena

angelic layer cosplay - athena by maki-chamaSuzuhara Shuko’s Angel, Athena has won the National Games championship in all three years of its existence. She is the undisputed champion of Angelic Layer who can create powerballs known as Astral Emission, and fly with wings. Hikaru was able to learn Athena’s techniques during their encounter.

Superb cosplay by Maki-chama! This is such a classic anime, and I can’t believe I’ve never featured any cosplay from the series! Time to hunt for more! Thanks to Niena for sending this in!

22 December 2011

Gundam Seed: Flay Allster

gundam seed cosplay - flay allster by juliann ysabelDaughter of Atlantic Federation Vice Foreign Minister George Allster, Flay Allster is a Heliopolis technical college student who is well-known within the colony for her pretty features. She has a general distrust towards Coordinators, going so far as to exaggerate her encounter with a Coordinator to convince others that they are evil. Although she portrayed herself to be nothing more than a carefree and spoiled princess, she is actually fragile, manipulative, and spiteful.

That’s a pretty convincing cosplay by Juliann Ysabel. I’m actually afraid for Kira’s sake. Thanks again to the cosplayer for allowing me to feature this!

21 December 2011

K-On!: Nakano Azusa 04

k-on! cosplay - nakano azusa by chamaroAfter the original four girls graduated from Sakura High, Azusa succeeded Tainaka Ritsu as President of the Light Music Club. In the manga, Suzuki Jun and Hirasawa Ui both joined the club immediately after the seniors graduated. In the anime however, it was revealed that, to Hirasawa Yui’s delight, Jun and Ui were practicing with Azusa in preparation for the year’s school opening session. This implies that Jun and Ui joined even before the seniors graduated in the anime. Azusa gets her own storyline with Jun and Ui in the latest issue of the manga.

Another amazing cosplay by Chamaro! Twintails really do suit her, don’t they? Thanks again to Mikan for sending this!

20 December 2011

Tales of Xillia: Milla Maxwell

tales of xillia cosplay - milla maxwell by miyukoWith the ability to summon all four spirits of earth, water, wind, and fire, Milla claims that she is the Maxwell. Having been enshrined in the mountains, she came to the military lab when she sensed the annihilation of a large number of spirits. She shows no hesitation in fulfilling her duty of watching over the world, and is disgusted by those with no sense of responsibility.

Beautiful cosplay by Miyuko! The details of her cosplay are simply amazing and breath-taking! Thanks to Lillian for sending this in!

19 December 2011

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Astral

yu-gi-oh! zexal cosplay - astralA mysterious spirit whom only Tsukumo Yuma could see or hear, Astral offers his wisdom in duel tactics to Yuma in order to obtain the 100 Number Cards which are said to contain fragments of his memories. A calculating person, Astral lists his observation of Yuma as well as other human behaviors. He resides in a special world that exists within Yuma’s key; a strange ship whose parts become unlocked as Astral collects more Number cards.

I would have to agree with Cherokee here; I too think “…it's really awesome how someone could attempt and do so well at cosplaying him!” Because for one thing, full bodysuits, and for another, blue makeup. Thanks again to Cherokee for sending this in!

18 December 2011

Hetalia: Axis Powers: Austria

hetalia: axis powers cosplay - austria by yukirin shitaA young master who loves the piano, Austria was born to fight, but was he was a weak child and often had to be assisted by his friend, Switzerland, until the two had a falling-out. Despite his high class appearance, he is actually quite frugal. He has a history of marriages, including to Hungary and one to Spain. Austria helped in raising young Italy when he became property of the Holy Roman Empire.

Lovely Austria by Yukirin Shita! I think she braided that ahoge to keep it in place, and it looks perfect! Thanks to Julia for sending this.

Hetalia: Axis Powers: Russia 02

hetalia: axis powers cosplay - russia 2

Known for his love of sunflowers and vodka, Russia’s primary target of resentment is General Winter. This is because, despite using the cold as an advantage in war, General Winter also attacks Russia every year. Russia has a kind face, but his is mentally cracked due to the strain of his bloody history. He often says that eventually “all will become one with Russia”, and “kolkolkolkol” when he is angry.

Awesome cosplay! I’m not sure what the cosplayer’s name is, but this photo was found on ruxchcos.blogbus.com. If someone can read simplified Chinese, please do let me know! Thanks again to Yukino for sending this in!