28 February 2011

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Apollo

shin megami tensei: persona 2 - apollo

While his initial Persona is Vulcanus, Apollo is the ultimate Persona of the game's protagonist, Suou Tatsuya. Due to an incident that led to his father’s forced resignation from the police force, Tatsuya has been estranged from his family for quite come time. Little is known about his family aside from him having an older brother named Katsuya.

Awesome cosplay! Really love the detailing of the armor here, and the angle for the photography is quite interesting as well! Thanks to Syaza for sending this!

27 February 2011

Vocaloid: Meiko 03

vocaloid cosplay - meiko 03 by airaOn the 24th of July 2003, a CCCD album “History of Logic System” was commercially released and it included a song using Japanese Vocaloids for the first time. The duet song of "Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mou Ichido (That Wonderful Love Once More)" was covered by a prototype of Meiko and Kaito before their release.

Cosplayer Aira makes an incredible Meiko! You can hear the official YouTube broadcast for the song mentioned above here. Thanks to Visa for sending this!

26 February 2011

Katanagatari: Togame

katanagatari cosplay - togame / princess yousha by gongju tomiaA self-entitled strategist, Togame arrived on the island Yasuri Shichika resides in order to seek his help in finding the final twelve swords forged by Shikizaki Kiki. Her father, Hida Takahito, was actually killed by Shichika’s father, but Togame believes that people who work for love can be trusted the most, which is why she tells Shichika to fall for her. Togame’s real name was revealed to be Princess Yousha.

Pretty cosplay by the lovely Korean cosplayer, Gongju Tomia! I wonder if she goes to a studio to get her photos taken? She has a lot of different backdrops for her cosplays! Thanks to Gilbert for suggesting this!

25 February 2011

Final Fantasy VII: Tifa Lockhart 03

final fantasy vii cosplay - tifa lockhart 3 by airaFrom the book “Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Ω" by Studio BentStuff, we get a glimpse of one of Tifa alternate costumes. The developers of Final Fantasy VII chose to keep her mini-skirt as a staple of her design, much to the delight of fan boys everywhere.

I don’t know much about the game itself, but I do know Aira makes a fabulous Tifa. Thanks to Lilica for sending this!

22 February 2011

Microsoft: Xbox Sanrokumaru

microsoft cosplay - xbox sanrokumaruThe Xbox 360 is the second video console produced by Microsoft, competing with Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii as a part of the 7th generation of video game consoles.

…but seriously, what the heck is this?!

Only in Japan will be able to find personifications of the strangest things. People were requesting me to put up a better photo of this guy ever since we got a glimpse of him from Rona McDonald’s photo.

I may have said this was one of the best cosplays ever attempted, but up close, it’s just plain creepy. Thanks to Miguel for sending the photo!

21 February 2011

One Piece: Portgas D. Ace

one piece cosplay - portgas portgaz d. aceNicknamed “Fire Fist Ace”, Portgas D. Ace is the second division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates. Although he was first implied to be the son Monkey D. Dragon and therefore the older brother of Luffy, he is actually the son of Gol D. Roger and Portgas D. Rouge. In order to hide his existence from the World Government, Rouge carried him for twenty months before giving birth. She died from exhaustion shortly afterwards, and Ace took her surname, owing her a great debt.

Stunning cosplay from Comiket 2010! Can’t believe there are still more of those coming into my inbox. Thanks to Heat for sending this in!

20 February 2011

Ikkitousen: Sonsaku Hakufu

ikkitousen / battle vixens cosplay - sansaku hakufu / sun ce bofuThe not-too-bright protagonist of the series, Hakufu is immensely powerful despite being only being a D-ranked toushi. She cares very little for politics involved between the toushi and fights only for the sake of fighting. She is, however, staunchly against violence and killing. Hakufu possesses the unique gift of predicting enemy moves by reading the flow of chi around her opponent.

Beautiful cosplayer from Comiket 2010! It’s cute that she has those hair antennas on her wig. Isn’t that hard to keep standing like that? Thanks to Lita for sending this!

19 February 2011

Unknown Entry 088

unknown cosplay 88 from comiket 2010She’s probably one of the booth girls at Comiket 2010 who isn’t really cosplaying any character in particular, but you have to admit, she’s got a really great smile. And she’s so cute that I can’t help but feature her on Cosplay Holic.

Anyone have any idea what company she’s representing at least? Thanks again to Tamia for suggesting this!

Bakemonogatari: Oshino Shinobu

unknown cosplay 87 from comiket 2010 - bakemonogatari cosplay - oshino shinobuThis cosplayer looks so adorable despite having dusty knees, that I'm wondering is this is also in character or something.

Won’t you share with me some of that bread you’re eating? It looks very delicious.

Please leave some comments if you have any idea who she might be cosplaying as. Thanks to Lorelei for sending this!

EDIT: Thanks to Evelyn for commenting this is Ohino Shinobu from Bakemonogatari!

17 February 2011

Flame of Recca: Raiha and Kurei

flame of recca cosplay - raiha and kurei

Kurei is the leader of the Uruha, a group of skilled assassins hired to serve and protect Koran Mori. The group is also tasked to assist Kurei in any mission Mori orders him to undertake.

Raiha is a member of the Uruha Rai / Uruha Ikazuchi (Uruha Thunder). He is a descendent of the Hokage ninjas that ran away during the war that ultimately destroyed the clan. He wields the Reijin, the evil counterpart of Fujin which allows the user manipulate electricity.

Beautiful cosplay from Shirakawa Saeko (白川サエコ)! I don’t know who plays Raiha, but congratulations to the cosplayer as well! Thanks to Reina for sending this!

15 February 2011

Yu Yu Hakusho: Genkai

yu yu hakusho cosplay - genkai by kiramadoA legendary reiki master, Genkai is known both in the human and demon realms and takes in an unlikely Urameshi Yusuke as her successor. Her signature technique, the Spirit Wave, is an outpour of spirit energy from the entire body which can be used in healing, purification, and combat. A side effect of this power shifts the body’s cells into temporary reversion to the form in which the wielder was most powerful in their life.

Kiramado キラマド makes a stunning Genkai! Even the setting seems most appropriate for this cosplay. Thanks to SweetPea for sharing this!

Pandora Hearts: Xerxes Break

pandora hearts cosplay - xerxes break by aerishA member of Pandora and a servant of the Rainsworth Dukedom, Xerxes Break gives the appearance of a carefree character, only showing his dangerous and evil side when the need arises. Break has a legal contract with the Mad Hatter and is often seen with a doll on his shoulder whom he calls “Emily”. He adores cakes as well as sweet things.

Beautiful cosplay by Aerish! I don’t think I’d even want to try and ask for candy from Break at this point..! Thanks to her photographer, Ayafreya, for sending this!

14 February 2011

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Sakura Miku

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune sakura miku bu gongju tomia

Happy Valentines (or Singles’ Awareness) Day, Everyone!

12 February 2011

Digimon Adventure: Takaishi Takeru, Angemon, and Patamon

digimon adventure cosplay - takaishi takeru tk, angemon, and patamonThe youngest DigiDestined out of the core seven, Takeru is a gentle, sweet, and generous boy who obediently follows the DigiDestined’s lead without question. His Digimon partner, Patamon plays a most important role in first season of the anime. Patamon is the last to achieve his Champion form, Angemon, but was the only one to be able to defeat Devimon.

Awesome cosplay of my favorite team! Too bad there was only a small photo available. Thanks to Luna for sending this!

11 February 2011

Fate/Stay Night: Saber 05

fate/stay night cosplay - saber 06Saber was forced to destroy the Holy Grail during the fourth war as commanded by her master, Emiya Kiritsugu. However, she was not able to destroy the Grail completely, managing only to destroy its physical form. Kiritsugu needed to use his Reiju, a command seal, because Saber wished to use the Grail to redo her life so that a better person could take her place as king of her country.

Saber is technically the fourth character to reach 10 features in Cosplay Holic, seeing we have two darks, two lilys, and one red. And I know her hair’s a little off, but there’s something about this cosplay that makes it so in character. Thanks to Krystal for sending this!

10 February 2011

Touhou Project: Yamaxanadu Shikieiki

touhou project cosplay - yamaxanady shikieiki from winter comiket 2010One of the Yama who judge the dead, Shikieiki currently resides in Hell to sentence those who’ve traversed Higan and the Sanzu no Kawa. She is well known in Gensokyo for lecturing anyone and everyone about their faults, but it is unknown whether she genuinely wants others to change for the better or she simply has a habit of lecturing.

Beautiful cosplay from Winter Comiket 2010! I had a hard time trying to figure out which character she was, but the red and white ribbons gave quite a telling clue. Thanks to James for suggesting this!

09 February 2011

Air Gear: Wanijima Agito 03

air gear cosplay - wanijima akito / agito / lind 04

Agito is the violent side of Akito/Agito/Lind Wanijima. He has the ability to use ATs to fulfill his bloodthirsty nature that Akito lost when he became disgusted with himself. Agito tends to swear a lot and he uses four hooks dangling from the straps on his legs to battle and tear people apart.

Lovely cosplay! The cosplayer's kind of intimidating in this photo, and the pose seems so in character. I say "seems" because I've yet to watch this, so anyway! Thanks again to Ingrid for sending this!

07 February 2011

Pokemon: Musashi and Kojiro

The main antagonists of the Pokemon anime and manga series, Musashi (Jessie) and Kojiro (James) have set out to steal Satoshi’s (Ash Ketchum’s) Pikachu whom they consider to be especially strong. They are known to use various disguises with Musashi wearing masculine clothing and Kojiro cross-dressing in extremely feminine attire. They almost always “blast off” whenever they are defeated by Satoshi.

Wow, who would have thought anyone could pull off Musashi’s hair that well? Thanks to Gracie for sending this!

EDIT: Thanks to Fang Shinobi for commenting that Ryoko is Jessie and Malro is James!

06 February 2011

日本鬼子: Hinomoto Oniko

unknownI think I have an idea who this character is, but I can’t place a name to it.

Remember how the Chinese illustrated the Japanese as “devils” or “demons” because of their cruelty back in World War II? I seem to recall reading a recent Japanese retaliation by turning that character “moe”.

Then again, there are a lot of miko characters out there and she could be one of those too. Otherwise, her hair’s like Yuuko’s.

Any guesses? Thanks to Madelynne for sending this!

EDIT: Thank you to everyone who commented! I will add her as Hinomoto Oniko because more people seem to think she is that Japanese Devil, moe-fied! Thanks again, everyone!