31 January 2011

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!: Chrome Dokuro and Hibari Kyoya

katekyo hitman reborn! cosplay - chrome dokuro and hibari kyoya by schoki and hibanatorWhen she was transferred into the future, Chrome’s physical condition became worse as her illusionary internal organs began failing one after the other. The adult Hibari Kyoya then instructed her to use the power of her Vongola Ring to sustain her organs through her own illusions. This allowed Chrome to escape any immediate danger, and thus prolonging her life.

Cosplayers Schoki and Hibanator make an excellent Chrome and Kyoya! I love the setting and Kyoya’s fierce attitude! Thanks to Itsuchi, their photographer as well as Miranda for the suggestion!

30 January 2011

Vocaloid 2: Megurine Luka 07

unknown cosplay 84 from comiket 2010 - vocaloid 2 cosplay - megurine lukaIf I were to take a wild guess (which I did), I’d say she was from Pink Sweets; the game I’m not entirely familiar with. However, after further searching, I was not able to come across any character from that series who resembles this cosplayer at all.

I’m just hoping my readers’ guesses turn out to be much better than mine. Thanks to Ikehara for suggesting this!

EDIT: Thanks to Anon for letting me know this is Megurine Luka from the PV "Cinnamon Roll"!

29 January 2011

Gundam Seed Destiny: Cagalli Yula Athha 02

gundam seed destiny cosplay - caglli yula athha 02Although Cagalli knew the true nature of the Atlantic Federation, she was manipulated into endorsing an alliance between Earth Alliance and Orb by her fiancé, Yuna Roma Seiran and his father, Unato Ema Seiran. Her arranged marriage to Yuna would finalize this agreement, but her twin brother Kira decides to kidnap her in order to remind her of her late father’s ideals. Cagalli later assumes the bridge position in the Archangel previously held by Miriallia Haw.

Cute cosplayer! It’s been a while since I last saw this series, and even though I have some reservations, it still reminds me of some good memories. Thanks to Cain for suggesting this!

28 January 2011

Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Beatrice

umineko no naku koro ni cosplay - beatrice

The series’ main antagonist, Beatrice is an Endless Witch who was once human; straying from the domain of mortals. Similar to demons, it is said that she appears when summoned and lends to that individual her power for a compensation of equivalent value. She has the ability to control Life and Death as well as repairing damaged objects if she so wishes.

Impressive cosplay! I really love her dress with all the laces, ribbons, and layers! Thanks to Orin for sending this!

27 January 2011

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Panty Anarchy and Stocking Anarchy

panty & stocking with garterbelt cosplay - panty anarchy and stocking anarchy by tasha and tomiaWhen the Anarchy sisters, Panty and Stocking, were kicked out of heaven for bad behavior, they are sent to Daten City in order to collect Heaven Coins to regain entrance to Heaven. Panty is quite rude and aggressive, almost an exact opposite to Stocking who is generally more level-headed and intelligent. Panty does not take her Ghost-hunting duties as seriously as Stocking does, preferring other earthly pleasures before she returns to heaven.

Beautiful cosplay by legendary Korean duo, Tasha and Tomia! I really love their matching poses and gorgeous wigs! Thanks to Alberstein for sending this!

26 January 2011

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun: Misaka Mikoto

to aru kagaku no railgun cosplay - misaka mikoto by kanda midoriMikoto was discovered as a Level 1 Electromaster, espers with the ability to generate and control electricity, when she was still a young girl. She enrolled in Academy City to train herself, working very hard until she was ranked a Level 5, becoming the third strongest among seven in this rank. Her ability to shoot projectiles such as coins at high, destructive speeds earned her the nickname, “The Railgun”.

Stunning cosplay by Kanda Midori! I love how clean yet effective this photo is in portraying Mikoto. Thanks to Zerina for sending this!

25 January 2011

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi: Suzumiya Haruhi 05

the melancholy of suzumiya haruhi cosplay - suzumiya haruhi 05 by mizuno shiroAlthough very little is revealed about Haruhi’s childhood, she mentioned a revelatory incident when she attended a baseball game with her family. While she regarded her life as special as a child, the sheer number of people in the stadium brings her to the realization that they fit into the normal, everyday occurrences and habits of Japanese citizens and humans in general. Haruhi believes that at least one person in the world would have a truly unique and interesting life, and she searched for the extraordinary in order to become that person.

Stunning cosplay by Mizuno Shiro! I really like this outfit for Haruhi, although I have no idea whether this actually appeared in the series or not. I know there’s a figure though… Thanks again to Yuna for sending this!

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

ore no imoto ga konna ni kawaii wake ga nai cosplay - goko ruri aka kuroneko by ekiAnother otaku who lives near Kirino, Ruri’s often wears gothic lolita clothing based on a character from her favorite anime. Her nickname, Kuroneko, comes from her love of wearing cat ears and tail in addition to her cosplays. Although she and Kirino often clash due to their strong personalities, she actually does care very much for Kirino.

Beautiful cosplay by Eki! I have a soft spot for gothic lolitas, and she really reminds me of Suigintou from Rozen Maiden. Thanks to Cyan for sending this!

23 January 2011

Unknown Entry 083

unknown cosplay 83 from comiket 2010I've seen a lot of gothic lolita in conventions before, so it’s no surprise that Comiket would have a lot of them too! I’m hoping this kitty girl is from an anime, manga, or game because I really love her overall design!

Not to mention that she’s such an adorable cosplayer too!

Does anyone have any guesses? Thanks to Triscia for suggesting this!

22 January 2011

Angel Beats!: Shiina

angel beats! cosplay - shiinaA female ninja who specializes in dual-wielding kodachi and shuriken, Shiina rarely speaks, but is well-known for her remark “how shallow-minded” which she uses whenever something obvious or stupid is said. Despite her serious demeanor, she has a weakness for cute things and can be very self-critical when she fails. She can sense danger coming and is a highly capable fighter.

Philippine cosplayer Nichan Solano makes an excellent Shiina! Really love the setting and lighting of this photo. Thanks to Michan for sending this in!

21 January 2011

Sailor Moon R: Moonlight Knight

sailor moon r cosplay - moonlight knight by raven

At the end of the first arc, everyone’s memories were hidden so that Tsukino Usagi’s wish to become a normal girl could be granted. Such was the case for Chiba Mamoru but he subconsciously still wanted to protect Usagi so strongly that his memories separated from him and reformed into the Moonlight Knight. Although Moonlight Knight can co-exist with Mamoru in the same space and time, Moonlight Knight rejoined Mamoru when he regained his memories and Moonlight Knight disappeared forever.

Impressive cosplay! I didn’t think there were still a lot of fans from this meta series, but seeing Raven cosplayed Moonlight Knight in Sakura Con 2010, I guess I was wrong. Thanks to Rachael Masako for sharing this!

20 January 2011

Lucky Star: Hiiragi Kagami 02

lucky star cosplay - hiiragi kagami 02 by kanda midoriDespite her annoyance with Konata's constant references to her otaku interests, Kagami is quite knowledgeable with anime and games, preferring light novels over manga. She tends to fret about her weight even though she has no willpower in controlling her eating habits. Although she and Konata are often seen arguing, Kagami has a strong attachment to Konata and is almost always willing do favors for her.

Cosplayer Kanda Midori makes a great Kagamin! This Miko outfit really suits her character as well. I don’t remember an episode from the series showing Kagami as a shrine maiden though, do you? Thanks to Wendy for suggesting this!

19 January 2011

Dance in the Vampire Bund: Mina Ţepeş

dance in the vampire bund cosplay - mina tepes by koyukiThe current ruler of the Vampire world, Mina tends to act aggressive and cocky despite feeling very lonely deep down. She cares for the welfare of her people very much and will do anything in her power to protect her kind. She also sympathizes with the Fangless, creating a city underneath the Bund where they can live freely without persecution.

Cosplayer Koyuki makes an excellent Mina! I really love the ribbons on her hair. Thanks to Kanririn for sending this!

18 January 2011

Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Siesta 00

umineko no naku koro ni cosplay - siesta 00 from comiket 2010Named after the “00 buck” shotgun load, Siesta 00 is the leader of the summoned Siesta Sisters Imperial Guard Corps. She is very composed and serious when it comes to her work, but is known to be generally kind-hearted and gentle. She gives her all when she is in battle and is in charge of guard and recon.

Awesome cosplay from Comiket 2010! I’m actually glad I came across Siesta 45 before 00, or this feature would have been placed in the Unknown Section! Thanks to Lucy for sending this!

17 January 2011

Final Fantasy XIII: Éclair Farron aka Lightning 02

final fantasy xiii cosplay - eclair / claire farron aka lightning by rainer tachibanaA former Guardian Corps soldier, Lightning wields a gunblade called the Blazefire Saber, which is also known as the Blaze Edge in Japanese. It is a combination of a gun and a sword, one collapsing into the other. Lightning is known to be very agile, and uses acrobatic moves in battle.

Beautiful cosplay by Rainer Tachibana! I think she really captures the character in this photo very well. Thanks to Katrina for suggesting this!

16 January 2011

Ikkitousen: Kanu Unchou

unknown cosplay 82 from comiket 2010 - ikkitousen cosplay - kanu unchouIt appears that some of the cosplays from Comiket 2010 (78) have been mixed up with the ones from Winter Comiket 2010 (79). No matter though… there are still several photos I have not been able to get to anyway! I need more time to write and research about more series and games!

I thought I could find out who this girl is, but I’ve gone through most of the girls in Street Fighter and came up empty. Perhaps my readers know who and where she’s from? Thanks again to Alex for suggesting this!

EDIT: Thanks to everyone for the flood of comments that this is Kanu Unchou from Ikkitousen! Now I'm wondering if I spelled her name right since there comments that say "Kanu" as well as "Kan'u"! Not to mention whether or not it's last name or first name for that matter.

15 January 2011

Paradise Kiss: Sakurada Miwako 02

paradise kiss cosplay - sakurada miwako 02 by alodia gosiengfiao

Known to be a very sweet and cute girl, Sakurada Miwako tends to act in a childlike manner by her Lolita styled fashion and unique vocabulary. Her endearing personality attracts many of other characters to her and is considered to be Hayasaka Yukari’s best friend.

Alodia Gosiengfiao makes an adorably cute Miwako! This looks like an album’s CD cover that’s about to be released. Thanks to AV for the awesome photography and Yiz for suggesting this!

14 January 2011

The Vision of Escaflowne: Merle

the vision of escaflowne cosplay - merleA childhood friend of Van Fanel’s, Merle was at first extremely jealous of Hitomi as she became closer to Van. Eventually, she learns to accept Hitomi because she recognized Van’s feelings for Hitomi were that of true love. Nevertheless, Merle is devoted to Van and never hesitates to protect him at all costs.

Cosplayer Nemu (ネム) makes a very cute Merle! I’m beginning to miss watching this series more and more now. Thanks to Miyazaki for suggesting this!