31 July 2011

Bleach: Yamamoto-Genryuusai Shigekuni

bleach cosplay - yamamoto-genryuusai shigekuniThe captain of the 1st Division and the Leader of Gotei 13, Yamamoto believes that laws must be upheld for the benefit of the community and despises anyone who breaks them. He founded the Gotei 13 approximately 1000 years before the Bleach storyline began, where he personally instructed Kyoraku Shunsui and Ukitake Jushiro as if they were his own sons. He claims that no Soul Reaper stronger than himself had been born in one thousand years.

I can’t believe my eyes. That really is the Commander-in-Chief. I hope someone recognizes this photo so I can credit the cosplayer properly! Thanks to Kyle for sending this in!

30 July 2011

Ouran High School Host Club: Hitachiin Hikaru and Hitachiin Kaoru 02

ouran high school host club cosplay - hitachiin hikaru and hitachiin kaoruWhen Hikaru and Kaoru were young, they had a maid who took care of them that they were fond of. One night, they found her stealing from their mansion and offered her a deal: If she could guess which of them was Hikaru, then they would give her the combination to the safe. She took the number from them anyway and told them that she could not tell them apart, but perhaps one day, they would be able to meet someone who could.

This photo was taken in Singapore’s Cosfest X.1, and they are real twins! Adorable twins cosplaying the “little devil” types! And I still can’t tell which is which. Thanks again to Yukino for sending this in!

Avatar: Neytiri

avatar cosplay - neytiri by ilonka

The daughter of the leader of the Omaticaya Na’vi clan, Neytiri reluctantly rescued Jake Sully from Pandora’s wildlife. She later becomes attracted to him because of his bravery, although she is frustrated with him for what she sees as his naiveté and stupidity.

Another incredible cosplay from Ilonka! Would you believe me if I told you this photo was not edited on Photoshop? Ilonka wrote in her email that this cosplay took 3 months to make (using natural materials) and 4 hours of makeup. This photo was taken in Puerto Rico by JB Art Photography at the EL Yunque National Rainforest.

Now that is unbelievable dedication! Thanks again for allowing me to post this and for the additional info on the cosplay!

29 July 2011

Unknown Entry 100

unknown cosplay 100 from winter comiket 2010 by akasanAnd here to celebrate my centennial lack of otaku knowledge, we have Japanese cosplayer Akasan and her cosplay photo from Winter Comiket 2010!

Apparently, a lot of people are debating whether Akasan is cute or scary! I don’t think she’s scary at all, but her photos do look heavily photoshoped? I’m not sure though because I’m not really an expert in the field!

What do you think? Cute or scary? And who is she cosplaying as anyway? Thanks to Jamie for sending this in!

Clannad: Ibuki Fuko 02

clannad cosplay - ibuki fuko 2WARNING: This article contains spoiler, please read at your own risk!

After they learned about Fuko’s accident and her unknown existence as an ikiryo or astral projection, Furukawa Nagisa and Okazaki Tomoya decided to assist Fuko to accomplish her dreams: to carve 700 starfishes to be distributed in the school as a form of invitation to her sister, Kouko’s wedding. However, just when they thought everything was going well, Fuko started to disappear from everyone’s hearts because the real Fuko had stopped breathing in the hospital. Tomoya then asked Komura Toshio to organize the wedding ceremony on the 18th of May. The wedding turned out to be a success and everyone who received a starfish came to the ceremony.

Cute Fuko cosplayer! It’s been a long time since I’ve last seen Clannad. I don’t think I was even able to finish watching the second season! Guess I should start watching again. Thanks to again to Hannah for sending this in!

28 July 2011

Death Note: Ryuzaki L. Lawliet 04

death note cosplay - ryuzaki l. lawliet 4L suspected earlier in the investigation that Yagami Light was Kira, but he could not obtain any concrete evidence. In several situations throughout the series, Light seems to be proven innocent by the circumstances, but L remained skeptical. If Light turned out to be Kira, then the case would have been solved, and L had trouble letting this simple and complete solution go. Moreover, he found Light to be “too perfect” and that his age and intelligence match his exact concept of what Kira would be like.

Well, I for one, was not too happy with how the series turned out and ended. But I have to admit, the story was brilliant overall. Thanks again to Garcia for sending this in!

27 July 2011

Kuroshitsuji: Sebastian Michaelis 08

kuroshitsuji cosplay - sebastian michaelis 8In the beginning of Kuroshitsuji II, Sebastian entered the Trancy Manor disguised as a wanderer needing shelter from the storm. However, when he criticized Claude Faustus for leaving a drop of sauce on the side of his dinner plate, he blew his cover, alerting Claude that he is Sebastian Michaelis. This resulted in a battle between the two demons when Sebastian took the “New Moon Drop” tea box from Alois Trancy.

Beautiful cosplay! I would not mind getting my tea served from this cosplayer at all. Thanks to Feenie for sending this in!

26 July 2011

The Wallflower: Takano Kyohei and Nakahara Sunako

the wallflower / yamato nadeshiko shichi henge cosplay - takano kyohei and nakahara sunakoWhen Nakahara Sunako confessed her love to a boy she liked, he ended up rejecting her and calling her “ugly”. This traumatic experience made her lock herself away and lived without any desire for light or beauty. Concerned by this sudden change, Sunako’s aunt Mine offers four very handsome boys free rent in her mansion if they can turn Sunako into a Yamato Nadeshiko or “perfect lady”. Will Takano Kyohei, the most handsome of the four, be the one to succeed?

I have no clue, because I’ve never even heard of this manga until now! Sounds like a cute story though! Thanks to Abigail for sending this in!

25 July 2011

Gurren Lagann: Kamina and Yoko Littner

gurren lagann cosplay - kamina and yoko littner

After defeating an invading Gunmen, Kamina left Giha Village with Simon and Yoko Littner in the cockpit of a tiny, but powerful Gunmen Simon unearthed which Kamina named “Lagann”. Kamina is very passionate about his goals, expressing his wished through energetic speeches. He is extremely impulsive and believes he can do anything he feels like.

Quite an impressive pair of cosplayers! It looks like the really took the time to get all the details right. Thanks to Dmitri for sending this in!

24 July 2011

Naruto: Shippuden: Haruno Sakura 02

naruto: shippuden cosplay - haruno sakura by ansa

Aside from her ability heal others with proficiency and speed that surpasses most medical ninja with more experience, Haruno Sakura also has superhuman strength. A ninja team relies on their medical ninja to survive, and in order to do so, Sakura must both avoid opponents and keep them at bay during battle. By building up chakra in her fists and releasing it on contact, Sakura can reduce most obstacles with ease.

Beautiful cosplay by Ansa! I only wish my anonymous contributor left his/her name so I can thank them properly. I would not have found Ansa if it wasn’t for them! Please do check out her website as well!

23 July 2011

Vocaloid 2: Gumi

vocaloid 2 cosplay - gumiKangae sugi no messēji
A message I've thought much too much about,

Dare ni todoku kamo shira nai de
Maybe it'll reach somebody, who can say?

Kitto watashi wa itsudemo sō
Certainly, I've always been this way,

Tsugi hagi kurutta matoryoshika
A patched up, crazy matryoshka

"Matryoshka" Lyrics and Translation by

I didn't know there were new Vocaloids out in the market! Her yellow-green hair is certainly different from Miku’s but those eyes are certainly creepy. Thanks again to Yukino for sending this in!

Vocaloid 2: Hiyama Kiyoteru and Megurine Luka

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hiyama kiyoteru and megurine luka

Wakatteta yo Kokoro no okusoko de wa
I knew it from the depths of my heart

Motto mo tsurai Sentaku ga BESUTO
The most painful choice would be the best one

Sore wo kobamujiko ai to Kekkajika douchaku no kurikaeshi
This is a cycle of self-defeating love and resulting self-contradiction

Boku wa itsu ni nareba Ieru no kana
When can I tell you that?

Chồn Bão commented on my previous post that the guy Luka is with in her “Just Be Friends” music video is the Vocaloid Hiyama Kiyoteru. What do you guys think about this theory? Is it really him without his glasses? Thanks to Gale for sending this in!

22 July 2011

Unknown Entry 099

unknown cosplay 99 from comiket 2010As if we don’t have enough French maid outfits in this blog, here comes another cute girl from Comiket 2010.

I spy a Suzumiya Haruhi in her bunny suit in the background, but other than that, this photo is a mystery to me.

I wonder if Comiket is always this crowded?

On another note, we are one more away from 100 entries! Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this in!

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 09

neon genesis evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei 9 from tokyo game show 2010Although there are no specific information given about Rei’s origin or heritage, Akagi Ritsuko stated in Neon Genesis Evangelion that Rei was born in a certain room deep in the lower levels of Nerv headquarters. In addition, the Red Cross Book stated that Rei was created from the “salvaged remains” of Ikari Yui after she was absorbed into the Unit 01 in 2004. Ikari Gendo introduced Rei to the Nerv staff in 2010 as an “acquaintance’s child” whom he was temporarily taking care of, but Akagi Naoko noted that Rei physically resembled Yui.

Cute cosplayer from Japan’s Tokyo Game Show 2010! Since she is holding Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance merchandise, I wonder if I should tag this post as 2.0 instead? Thanks again to 4chanatic for sending this in!

21 July 2011

Final Fantasy XII: Larsa Ferrinas Solidor and Vayne Carudas Solidor

Humes Larsa Ferrinas Solidor and Vayne Carudas Solidor are the fourth and third sons of Emperor Gramis of Archadia. They are 12 and 27 years of age respectively.  While Larsa remains pure and free form the stain of politics and war, Vayne is the Hume Council of the Archadian-occupied Dalmasca and Commandant of the Archadian Empire’s Western Armada. Larsa is idealistic and believes that the strife within Ivalice can be quelled without war, but Vayne is willing to use any means necessary to maintain order and retain power.

It’s a little sad that they are so different when they care for one another as brothers. Thanks to Machika for sending this in!

20 July 2011

Dead or Alive: Ayane 04

deadAlong with her burning hatred over Raidou, the man who ruined her life by creating it in the first place, Ayane envies her half-sister, Kasumi, for being treated like a princess while Ayane was treated like dirt. Ayane then honed her skills to unbelievable heights in her attempt to make others see she is more than the “demon child” they make of her. Her former master’s death makes her the strongest ninja of the Hajin Mon, the dark side of the Mugen Tenshin clan.

Beautiful cosplay, and at such a great location too! I love how perfect the butterfly is sewn unto her kimono! Thanks to Leila for sending this in!

19 July 2011

Nabari no Ou: Yoite 02

WARNING: This article contains spoilers, please read at your own risk!

nabari no ou cosplay - yoite 2 by rosiael

Named “Sora”, Yoite lived a hard life which was the reason why he so desperately wanted to be erased from the world. Although referred to as male in the series, Yoite was born intersexed and lived his life unsure of who he really was. His mother died giving birth to him, and his parents considered him to be a death god because of it. He was confined the the basement most of his life, and his half-brother Tsukasa Kodo was forbidden to approach him. At the age of 14, his family decided to kill, slitting his throat and unsuccessfully attempting to force Tsukasa to do the same. He miraculously survived, and ran away from the house with the goal to be erased from existence in his heart.

His story makes me sad. To be forgotten once you die seems like a harsh ending, even for someone like Yoite. Beautiful cosplay by Rosiael and photography by Panda Rosi! Thanks to Zeeba for suggesting this!