30 June 2011

Gundam ZZ: Elpeo Puru 02

gundam zz cosplay - elpeo puru 2 from winter comiket 2010An artificially enhanced Newtype, Elpeo Puru first appears in the series fighting for Neo-Zeon under Glemy Toto. After encountering ZZ Gundam’s Newtype pilot Judau Ashta, she becomes obsessed with him; a possible side effect of the cyber-enhancement process. She pilots the AMX-004-2 Qubeley Mk II.

Cute cosplay from Winter Comiket 2010! I think she might be the same girl as the first Elpeo, don’t you? Thanks again to Michelle for sending this!

29 June 2011

Dead or Alive: Ayane 03

dead or alive cosplay - ayane 3 from winter comiket 2010Ayane was born as a result of Raidou raping Kasumi’s mother, Ayame. Although she was allowed to stay in Mugen Tenshin, she was always looked down on or generally ignored by many of the clan. Ayane admired her half-brother, Hayate as a way of increasing her self-esteem and lifting her sadness. She is known to have some connections with Ryu Hayabusa since he befriended Hayate and the Mugen Tenshin ninja clan.

Another awesome cosplay from Winter Comiket 2010! I really love cosplays of alternate costumes rather than the original designs. I just wonder which series this was first used in? Thanks to James for sending this!

28 June 2011

One Piece: Sanji 03

one piece cosplay - sanji 3 from winter comiket 2010True to his chef nature, Sanji’s dream is to find the “All Blue”, a legendary sea containing every kind of fish in the world. He knows from first hand experience how it feels like to starve so he will never refuse anyone a meal. Sanji’s bounty has been set to 77,000,000 Berries.

Awesome cosplay from Winter Comiket 2010! And he even added the curly eyebrow Sanji’s known for! Thanks to Cassandra for sending this in!

27 June 2011

Sailor Moon: Tuxedo Mask

sailor moon cosplay - tuxedo mask / kamen by twinfools“Tuxedo Mask” is a disguise Chiba Mamoru created for himself in order to hunt for the Silver Crystal incognito. He later used this persona to assist the Sailor Senshi in battle. It was revealed in the series that he takes the place of Sailor Earth, the only male Senshi in the group.

I didn’t know that about Tuxedo Mask. I knew he was from Earth, but I didn’t think of him much as a Senshi. Awesome cosplay by Twin Fools and photography by Miko Piko!

26 June 2011

Dissidia: Final Fantasy: Squall Leonhart 02

dissidia: final fantasy cosplay - squall leonhart 2Squall Leonhart is the hero representing Final Fantasy VIII in the fighting game, Dissidia: Final Fantasy. His personality was designed to reflect the original in the previous game. He and the entire cast have been confirmed to appear in the sequel, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

That is one very cool cosplayer! And is that a phoenix down in his hand? Thanks to again to Michael for sending this!

EDIT: Thanks to Fang Shinobi for letting us know the cosplayer is Score6 from Deviant Art!

25 June 2011

Gurren Lagann: Yoko Littner 05

gurren lagann cosplay - yoko littner 5Yoko is shown to be very mature and knowledgeable for her age. Instead of being impulsive like Kamina, Yoko prefers to think things through before charging into battle. This preference, however, makes the two of them fight constantly. Yoko is known to be a very protective person, especially towards the people she cares about.

Awesome cosplay! I’m guessing she was attending a convention since she's wearing an ID. I just wonder from which one? Thanks to Adella for sending this in!

24 June 2011

The 3rd Birthday: Aya Brea

unknown cosplay 95 from winter comiket 2010Whatever series or game she’s from, I think she could be one of those strong female characters everyone else in the story falls in love with.

Who wouldn’t, right?

I’m not really sure what those Japanese text in the photo means, but the photographer probably put them there for a reason. A sort of signature maybe? Thanks to Sarah for sending this!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for commenting this is Aya Brea from The 3rd Birthday!

23 June 2011

Odin Sphere: Gwendolyn

odin sphere cosplay - gwendolynThe protagonist of the first story, Valkyrie Gwendolyn is the younger daughter of the Demon Lord Odin. When her sister Griselda is killed in battle, Gwendolyn inherited her crystal-headed sphere known as the Psypher spear. Gwendolyn then found herself caught up in her father’s plot to gain control of the Crystallization Cauldron, and is sent away to trick the fairies and their agent, the Shadow Knight Oswald.

Beautiful cosplay! I haven’t actually heard of this game until now, perhaps I will pick up a copy this week. Thanks to Cecilia for sending this in!

22 June 2011

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Lelouch Lamperouge 09

code geass: lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - lelouch lamperouge 9

Lelouch Lamperouge possesses very strong philosophical beliefs that define his actions and motivations. He is against his father’s beliefs of social Darwinism, a term used for various late nineteenth century ideologies predicted on the idea of survival of the fittest. He believes that the world can live in cooperation rather than competition and conflict.

Beautiful cosplay! Although I’m not entirely sure this is Lelouch or not, but Daniella seems to think so! Thank you for sending this in!

21 June 2011

Loveless: Akame Nisei

loveless cosplay - akame nisei

First introduced as “Seimei”, Akame Nisei is the fighter unit of Beloved who masqueraded as Seimei in order to gain Aoyagi Misaki’s trust. Whether or not he was under Seimei’s orders is still unknown, but Nisei ended up drugging Misaki trying to convince her to murder her son, Ritsuka. Despite promising that Seimei would come back for good, Misaki refused to harm Ritsuka until she passed out.

Awesome and creepy cosplay! Nisei is one of those characters you just love to hate… or maybe hate to love? Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this in!

20 June 2011

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Len and Rin 02

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine len and rin 2

The Kagamine were slow to gain popularity in the Japanese fandom after the backlash of their original voicebanks. Although they have the most songs combined, they are no where near as popular as their predecessor, Hatsune Miku. Kaito’s failure had, in part, pushed male Vocaloids in so little demand that Len was not used as much as Rin. They do, however, have a larger fan following than Miku, and Len’s fans are also labeled among the most scary Vocaloid fans on YouTube.

This is pretty awesome! Especially their expressions, like the contributor, Cherokee, pointed out. I wonder if those are Kaito’s scarves? And is there a song that goes with this cosplay?

19 June 2011

Gravitation: Yuki Eiri

A popular romance novelist, Yuki Eiri met Shindou Shuichi in the park and mercilessly dismissed his song lyrics. Coincidentally, they kept bumping into each other and eventually began a romantic relationship. The two constantly struggle with their celebrity status and their mercurial relationship.

Awesome cosplay by Hagaren! Not sure if Yuki can drive, but this is a great photo nonetheless! Please view more of her cosplays in her deviant art gallery!

18 June 2011

Yu Yu Hakusho: Minamino Shuichi aka Kurama 06

yu yu hakusho cosplay - minamina shuichi aka kurama 6After being fatally wounded, Youko Kurama, the demon thief, was left no choice but to fuse with the unborn child of Minamino Shiori. He was born as Minamino Shuichi, a human who retains his demon powers and consciousness at a much lower level. Kurama originally planned to return to his demon form after regenerating his powers, but a bond of love and loyalty forms between mother and son, one which Kurama could not bear to break. He then decided to stay with Shiori as her son.

So pretty! I want to have hair like that too. First found on Kurama Otaku’s Tumblr!

EDIT: Thanks to Mei Hoshi for letting me know that this is her cosplay! Please see more of her work in her deviant art account!

Ore no Imoto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai: Goko Ruri aka Kuroneko 03

ore no imoto ga konna ni kawaii wake ga nai cosplay - goko ruri aka kuroneko 3 from winter comiket 2010It is a known fact that Kuroneko wears contact lenses to make her bluish eyes seem red. Her younger sisters, Hinata and Tamaki, as well as her mother worry about Ruri when she's in her otaku mode. She does, however, wear normal clothes when she's at school and takes care of her sisters when she's at home.

Cute cosplay from Winter Comiket 2010! I really like her gothic attire, with or without the ears. Thanks to Miki for sending this!

17 June 2011

SoniComi: Sonico

unknown cosplay 94 from winter comiket 2010Well, she’s probably one of the cutest girls in seifuku I have ever seen, but not even that pinkish-white hair, glasses, and headphones give me the slightest clue as to which series or game she could be from.

I hope someone will recognize this cosplay from Winter Comiket 2010! Thanks to Leslie for sending this!

EDIT: Thanks to Roxas Kay for commenting this is Sonico from SoniComi!

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Kaname Madoka

mahou shoujo madoka magica cosplay - kaname madoka by uruiA 14-year-old girl who comes from a loving family, Kaname Madoka's life changes when she encounters the Puella Magi, Akemi Homura, and the familiar Kyubey, who offers to transform her into a Puella Magi. She sees herself as someone who does not have any special qualities or talents, and after seeing Tomoe Mami fight against witches, Madoka decided she wanted to be a Puella Magi as well. She is kind, gentle, and does not like to fight, wishing instead for everyone to get along.

Cute cosplay by Uriu! This series seems to be getting really popular now a days; maybe I should check it out. Thanks to Stilzkin for sending this in and to MPzero for the awesome photography!

16 June 2011

Junjou Romantica: Kamijou Hiroki and Kusama Nowaki

junjou romantica cosplay - kamijou hiroki and kusama nowakiSix years ago, Kusama Nowaki first came across Kamijou Hiroki crying about his fruitless relationship with Usami Akihiko, and then insists Hiroki to become his tutor. Nowaki is very kind, understanding, and patient, but usually only shows these traits when he is around Hiroki. Nowaki is 4 years younger that Hiroki and desires to catch up to him career-wise so that they can stand on equal ground.

They make a cute couple don’t they? Nowaki sounds like a fun guy to be with. Thanks again to Cherokee for sending this in!

15 June 2011

Death Note: Yagami Light 04

death note cosplay - yagami light 4 by lawllipop-bagAccording to Oba Tsugumi, the story writer of Death Note, Light sees Amane Misa, whom he uses as an accomplice, as a “bad person” and therefore acts cold towards her and manipulates her to the point of pretending to love her and even promising marriage to her. He did not kill her simply because of her shinigami, Rem, who threatened to kill him if Misa dies earlier than her time. Light was, however, able to manipulate Rem, who died extending Misa’s life by killing both Watari and L to save her.

Quite an impressive cosplay by Lawllipop-Bag! I don’t remember seeing those “wings” in the anime; I wonder if they’re Rem’s or something that Lawllipop-Bag came up with herself? Thanks to Billy for sending this in!