31 August 2011

Doraemon: Dorami 02

doraemon cosplay - dorami 2Doraemon's younger sister, Dorami lives in the 22nd-century Tokyo with Sewashi, Nobi Nobita's great-great-grandson. She is far more advanced than her older brother, but is known to be afraid of cockroaches. Her favorite food is melonpan.

I didn’t think I would be able to find another one of these cosplays from the series. Is there a maid version I haven’t heard about? Thanks to Grace for sending this in!

30 August 2011

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Akemi Homura

mahou shoujo madoka magica / puella magi madoka magica cosplay - akemi homura by maiAkemi Homura is a magical girl who appeared to Kaname Madoka in her her dreams the day before she transferred to Madoka's school. She is beautiful, mysterious, and excels both academically and athletically, making her popular in school despite her awkward personality. Homura was later revealed to be from another timeline where she was a shy and weak transfer student before becoming a magical girl.

Cute cosplay by Mai! Her eyes are really captivating, even piercing through this photo! Thanks to Tans for sending this!

29 August 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End: Elizabeth Swann and Jack Sparrow

pirates of the caribbean: at world's end cosplay - elizabeth swann and jack sparrow by suicun osdh and akirax3meIn the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbossa, and seven other pirate lords were summoned to a Brethren Court in Shipwreck Island to address Lord Beckett’s assault on piracy. Jack was eternally imprisoned aboard the Black Pearl in Davy Jones’ Locker, and he possessed one of the nine “pieces of eight” that each pirate lord carried. Elizabeth Swann then joined Will Turner, Captain Barbossa, Tia Dalma, and Sparrow’s crew on a mission to recue their captain.

And impressive cosplay by Suicun OSDH as Elizabeth Swann and Akirax3me as Jack Sparrow! Johnny Depp may have found a perfect double right there. Please check out their galleries for more of their awesome work as well as their photographer’s!

28 August 2011

Vocaloid 2: Kamui Gakupo 03

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kamui gakupo 3 by gacktIn 2009, Gackt, the voice behind Gakupo, challenged the users of Vocaloid to a song competition using Gakupo. The grand prize winner would not only receive 10 million yen, but Gackt would also sing the song and include it in his next album if he liked it enough. The winner was announced as “Episode 0” by mathru/KanimisoP, which was released as Gackt’s 39th single on the 13th of July 2011.

Oh wow, Gackt himself cosplaying Gakupo… I think a lot of fangirls will be happy to see this. Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this!

I took the liberty of looking into this further, and found Gackt's Music Video. He's cosplaying Gakupo in it! Enjoy!

27 August 2011

Final Fantasy X: Shiva

final fantasy x cosplay - shiva from anime expo 2011The Aeon Shiva, who appears as a Macalanian priestess, was obtained by Yuna when she visited the Fayth in the Macalania Temple. Possessing the highest initial Agility and Evasion, Shiva starts out knowing only ice magic. However, she can be taught any ability provided that her summoner has all of the items necessary.

Quite a daring cosplay to wear in the Anime Expo 2011, but I suppose that makes it all the more impressive. Thanks again to Stilzkin for sending this in!

Final Fantasy X: Lulu 03

final fantasy x cosplay - lulu by ani-mia

Lulu is said to be highly intelligent; one of the few Yevonites who easily questions the Yevon religion on objective terms. She was also far more accepting of Rikku’s Al Bhed nature than Wakka initially was. Before becoming Yuna’s guardian, Lulu guarded two previous summoners: Lady Ginnem and Father Zuke.

Impressive cosplay by Ani-Mia! Really love all the details she put in her costume. Please do visit her gallery for more of her amazing photos!

26 August 2011

Dazzle: Rahzel Anadis

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In a local, Philippine convention back in 2010, there were several pretty cosplays that were submitted to Cosplay Holic, but I couldn't identify them at all. There’s not much to go on with this photo since we can’t see much of her outfit, but I’m hoping someone here was able to get a better shot (or even look) at her. Thanks to Tori for sharing this and Nica Tanjutco for the awesome photography!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know she is Rahzel Anadis from Dazzle!

Dead or Alive: Kasumi 03

dead or alive cosplay - kasumi 3 by kipiThe compassionate older half-sister to Ayane, Kasumi is a highly skilled kunochi fighter who often expresses a desire to avoid confrontation. She values her family and seeks to return home in peace once she avenges her brother Hayate. Kasumi doesn’t like seeing people suffer at the hands of her skills and often shows mercy even to her enemies.

Another amazing cosplay by Kipi! Cosplay Holic is beginning to become overrun by her photos. I guess she has a ton of fans here! Thanks to Pia for sending this in! And thanks to 愛子 藤原 for sharing Kipi's Cure Account!

25 August 2011

Touhou Project: Izayoi Sakuya 03

touhou project cosplay - izayoi sakuya by lenfriedEasily one of the most enigmatic characters despite appearing in so many games, Izayoi Sakuya is the Chief Maid of Scarlet Devil Mansion who has the power to stop time. Her ability is a handy way of doing large amounts of maid work in a shorter timespan. Because most of the people living or working in the mansion are maids, there are few people with more authority within the mansion than Sakuya.

Cute cosplay by Lenfried! It looks like another photo from Comiket 2010. Then again, I’m not really sure which year this is! Thanks to Yani for sending this in!

24 August 2011

Yu Yu Hakusho: Raizen

ANNOUNCEMENT: Only 7 days left before our first contest ends! Be sure to get your entries in! And now back to your regular scheduled cosplay feature~

yu yu hakusho cosplay - raizenOne of the three kings of the Makai who is considered to be the strongest of the three, Raizen is Urameshi Yusuke’s ancestor. 700 years before Yusuke was born, Raizen came into the human world looking for people to eat. However, he became injured in confrontations with human warriors. He found a place to hide and recover from his injuries, and was discovered by the owner of the house who eventually became his lover.

Awesome cosplay! Although I remember Raizen to be more muscular than this. Let’s just say he’s starving from the lack of human flesh, ok? First found on Yu Yu Hakusho FTW!

23 August 2011

Flame of Recca: Renge

WARNING: This article contains spoilers. Please read at your own risk!

flame of recca cosplay - renge by uduki rito

A clone produced in Mori Koran's lab using Kurei and Kurenai's genes, Renge is a naive little girl who follows all of her "papa's" order without question. She is the “successful” clone because she is the only one who developed flame controlling abilities. She is eventually defeated by Kurei, only to be killed by Mori himself.

Cute cosplay by 卯月りと (うづきりと) Uduki Rito! I wish the anime stuck to the manga ending instead of rushing to wrap everything up! Thanks to Rei for sending this in!

22 August 2011

Bleach: Tier Halibel 02

bleach cosplay - tier halibel 2 by kai

The Tercera Espada who is the only current female member, Tier Halibel represents the “sacrifice” aspect of death. Her hollow hole is located inside her uterus while her hollow mask covers the lower portion of her face, extending down to either side of her chest. Unlike the majority of her fellow Espadas, Halibel prefers not to engage in combat and refuses to fight unless she or her Fracciónes are challenged or ordered by her superiors.

Another awesome cosplay by Kai! I have the admit, the blue uniform is very eye-catching for her cosplay! Please view more of her photos here. Thanks again to Ash for allowing me to post this!

21 August 2011

Kingdom Hearts III: Rinoa Heartilly

kingdom hearts iii cosplay - rinoa heartilly by rachelI know information about Kingdom Hearts III is literally next-to-nothing at the moment, but that doesn’t stop the cosplayers from making something awesome.

This is Rachel, and she’s one of the many readers of Cosplay Holic. When she sent me this cosplay of hers, I thought it was Rinoa from Dead Fantasy, so I emailed her to clarify. She said that it’s from Kingdom Hearts III, but since I can’t find anything about the game anywhere, I’ll have to take her word for it!

I’m sure no one’s really complaining though, as long as there are photos right? Thanks again to Rachel for allowing me to post this!

D. Gray-man: Komui Lee

d. gray-man cosplay - komui lee by hyuriThe older brother of Lenalee, Komui Lee is often shown to be a whimsical and goofy character, but he is also somewhat sadistic and occasionally, borderline maniacal. He drinks coffee nonstop, but he only drinks the Blue Mountain brand. He is lazy and often does his best to avoid work, including running away from the office.

Awesome cosplay by Hyuri ヒューリィ (ひゅーりぃ)! And yes, he is a guy cosplayer cosplaying guy characters! Very rare to find these days. Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this in!

20 August 2011

Guilty Gear X: Kuradoberi Jam 02

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Kuradoberi Jam is a master chef who dreams of creating her own restaurant but lacks the means to do so. She appears to have terrible luck in this particular endeavor every time she gets this project going. Although she was a relatively unimportant character at the beginning of the series, her ability to wield Ki becomes a very notable aspect.

Awesome cosplay! It still amuses me how the cosplayers get their hair to do that. Thanks to Loki for sending this in!

Naruto: Temari 02

naruto cosplay - temariIn Naruto: Shippuden, Temari acted as a liaison between Sunagakure and Konohagakure to help the two villages work together. With her deductive skills, she is able to determine her opponent’s strengths and weaknesses and typically uses her giant iron fan to blow away parts of the battlefield that may be advantageous to her enemy. However, she would prefer not to fight if she could help it as she values peace more than combat.

Awesome cosplay! There is something nice about a cosplayer that uses her natural hair (without any coloring), don’t you agree? Thanks to Rem for sending this!

19 August 2011

Aria: Alice Caroll

unknown cosplay 103 by kipiAnd now for something I’m sure someone will be able to figure because I’ve given up looking for the answer.

I thought Kipi was cosplaying a character from Mai Otome or something, but it appears I’m wrong. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this character before though; maybe I even featured her already, but I’m really not sure.

Please help me out? Thanks to Pita for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to St-Arcana for letting me know the character is Alice Caroll from Aria!

Inuyasha: Naraku

inuyasha cosplay - naraku by suicun osdhThe series’ main antagonist, Naraku is responsible for most of the characters’ misfortunes including Kikyo’s death. Naraku was born from the fusion of Onigumo, a crippled bandit tended by Kikyo, and a horde of weak demons. Driven by his lust for the priestess, Onigumo made a bargain with the demons: in exchange for eating his flesh, the demons would conbine into one entity to become part of his new body.

Suicun OSDH makes a handsome Naraku. I love the details on her kimono and the setting is perfect as well. Thanks to one of my readers (who didn’t leave their name) for emailing this!

18 August 2011

Vampire Knight: Kuran Kaname, Yuki Cross, and Kiryuu Zero

vampire knight cosplay - kuran kaname by stay, yuki cross, and kiryuu zero

This looks like the cover of the Vampire Knight Official Fanbook, although Yuki and Zero were in their Day Class uniforms there. I’m pretty sure that Kaname is cosplayed by Stay since I featured her as Kaname before, but I don’t know the cosplayers she’s with. Probably good friends of hers right? Still such an amazing group though and so in character! Thanks to Pandora for sending this in!