30 September 2011

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Kaname Madoka 04

unknown cosplay 109 from summer comiket 2011 / mahou shoujo madoka magica cosplay - kaname madoka 4If this is another Luka cosplay that I don’t know of, I think I just might cry. Then again, I’m not a huge fan of Luka’s songs, so I guess it can’t be helped that these end up in the unknown section of Cosplay Holic.

I just hope the Luka fans won’t kill me for saying all that! Thanks to Julianne for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to St. Arcana for letting me know she is Kaname Madoka from the final episode of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica!

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior: Chun Li 02

street fighter ii: the world warrior cosplay - chun li 2 by rachelIntroduced in Street Fighter II, Chun-Li is the first female playable character to appear in a 1-on-1 fighting game. She was the only female character, as well as one of the youngest fighters, in the game. While she is not physically powerful, she was the quickest by far. Chun-Li’s most famous attack is the Hyakuretsukyaku, or the “Hundred Rending Leg”, commonly known as the Lightning Kick, where she repeatedly kicks her opponents with incredible speed.

Another awesome cosplay by Rachel! I thought this outfit was from one of the the newer games, but this is apparently Rachel’s original design! Definitely a nice twist! Thanks again to Rachel for allowing me to post this!

29 September 2011

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Mikuo

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune mikuo by marimoHatsune Mikuo is a popular genderbend character of Hatsune Miku. He is often depicted as either Miku's older brother or her twin. Mikuo was born as a result of extreme down pitching of Miku’s voice, possibly desiring to make Miku sound masculine.

Another beautiful cosplay by Marimo! It’s quite simple yet effective, though I’m not really sure why. Thanks again to Rei for sending this in!

28 September 2011

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Ryugu Rena and Houjou Satoko

higurashi no naku koro ni cosplay - ryugu rena and houjou satoko from summer comiket 2011

Rena and Satoko are considered to be close friends and, on many occasions, Rena had even wanted to take Satoko home. Rena cares dearly for Satoko, and was very concerned about her when she is being abused to by Teppei. In Tsukiotoshi-hen, Rena even agrees to killing Houjou Teppei, Sonozaki Shion, and Maebara Keiichi, if that was what it took to save Satoko.

Cute cosplayers from Summer Comiket 2011! Good thing I remembered Satoko from last’s year’s feature, or I might have added this in the unknown section again! Thanks again to 2chmod for sending this!

27 September 2011

Macross Frontier: Brera Sterne 02

macross frontier cosplay - brera sterne 2

Later in the series, Brera Sterne was eventually revealed to be a Major in the Galaxy Fleet Antares Squadron. He became Ranka’s bodyguard and loved listening to her songs, telling Ranka that he felt as if he was being enveloped in a universe that accepted him instead of rejecting him. Brera later assisted Ranka in delivering her stage 2 Vajra pet “Ai-kun” to the rest of its species.

Great cosplay! Really love the pose on this photo, but I’m not that sure if it’s in character or not since I haven’t seen Macross Frontier yet. Thanks to Tamia for sending this in!

26 September 2011

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha: Yin 02

darker than black: kuro no keiyakusha cosplay - yin 2 by fantasia of lost ariaYin is a "Doll", a type of medium that came into existence with the appearance of Hell's Gate. Her kind has an affinity for certain substances or elements which gives them a special ability. When they are in contact with that substance, it allows them to project “observation specters” to any location the substance is also present, and lets them view that location remotely. Yin’s medium substance is water.

Beautiful cosplay by Fantasia of The Lost Aria Group from New Zealand! They have an impressive collection of photos in their Deviant Art account, so please pay them a visit! Thanks again to the group for allowing me to post this!

25 September 2011

D. Gray-man: Allen Walker 05

d. gray-man cosplay - allen walker 5Allen Walker loves his foster father, Mana Walker and is greatly influenced by him. He is said to be wearing a “mask of Mana” because, after being traumatized by Mana’s death, Allen began adapting his mannerisms and personality as his own. Allen promised his father that he would keep moving forward on the path of his choosing, and to never give up. This promise has kept Allen optimistic no matter what happens. Although Allen spoke in a formal tone like Mana, he began speaking less formally as the series progressed, reverting back to the way he used to be.

This photograph looks so emotional and effective, even though we can’t see the cosplayer face. A great find! Thanks to Julia for sending this!

Vampire Knight: Aido Hanabusa

vampire knight cosplay - aido hanabusa by zen

Nicknamed “Idol” by the Day Class girls, Aido Hanabusa along with his cousin Kain Akatsuki are known to be “Lord Kaname’s right hand” amongst the Night Class. His fierce loyalty for Kaname borders on jealousy, which is shown in a flashback when he first met Kaname as a child. Aido also has a tendency to overstep his boundaries, which results in humorous, as well as severe punishments from Kaname.

Zen, 全TRUST☆MYDREAM (ぜん) looks very much in character in this photo, and her wig is just right as well! Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this in!

24 September 2011

Ikkitousen: Kanu Unchou 02

ikkitousen cosplay - kanu unchou 2A third-year student at Seito Academy, Kanu Unchou is an A-ranked fighter who is believed to be the most feared and powerful fighter in the Kanto region. She carries the nearly invincible Blue Dragon Crescent Blade from her predecessor and the legendary sword Kusanagi. She is also said to have an overwhelming amount of chi.

Ok, so she’s probably the same cosplayer as before, but this photo is very nicely done, and I posted her in the Unknown section before anyhow! Thanks to Denise for sending this in!

Bleach: Szayelaporro Grantz

bleach cosplay - szayelaporro grantzThe 8th or Octavo Espada, Szayelaporro represents the “madness” aspect of death. He is an intellectual and a scientist, thinking highly of himself and has the tendency to follow his plans to the finest detail. Like Kurotsuchi Mayuri, he is quite sadistic and views others as nothing more than research material. Szayelaporro also looks down upon non-Hollows and hopes that Aizen Sosuke would kill them all.

An impressive cosplay of one of the creepiest characters in Bleach. I had to adjust the photo a little because the one I received was in poor quality. I hope the cosplayer doesn’t mind! Thanks to Shiney for sending this in!

23 September 2011

The King of Fighters XI: Bonne Jenet

unknown cosplay 108 from summer comiket 2011 / the king of fighters xi cosplay - bonne jenet

More Unknowns courtesy of this year's Summer Comiket!

If I had to guess, I would say she’s Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier. If not, perhaps one of the pirates from One Piece, but I looked through some of the main characters from that series without much luck as to who this cosplayer is portraying to be!

Anyone got a better idea? Thanks to Alfred for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know she is Bonne Jenet from the King of Fighters XI!

Fate/Hollow Ataraxia: Avenger 02

fate/hollow ataraxia cosplay - avenger 2 by arneAs a combatant, Avenger appeared to be the weakest of all servants in every parameter. However, he can be quite agile and relentless in his attacks. His fang-like twin daggers, Tawrich and Zarich, can be used as sword breakers, but they are unreliable as they sometimes break themselves. Avenger’s skill in manipulating them as melee weapons is average compared to the other servants.

Another great Avenger cosplay, this time photographed by Arne! I guess Imran isn’t the only one who’s patient in getting his fake tattoos done! Thanks again to Imran for sending this in!

EDIT: Sorry guys! This is actually Imran, and Arne is his photographer! I apologize for the mix up!

22 September 2011

Final Fantasy VII: Tifa Lockhart 05

final fantasy vii cosplay - tifa lockhart 5 by rachelIn a flashback detailing the events prior to the game, Tifa and Cloud had decided to follow a path to a mountain near her hometown, Nilbelheim when they were still children. Although they both thought it would be a fun adventure at the time, things didn’t turn out so well when both of them became injured. Tifa ended up in a coma for a week and her father blamed Cloud for her injuries.

That’s kind of sad. I didn’t really play this game so I didn’t know they had such a sad past together.

Anyway! You can probably recognize this cosplayer! She’s Rachel, who was featured about a month ago for her cosplay of Rinoa Heartily from Kingdom Hearts III! Thanks again for allowing me to post this and we definitely look forward to more cosplays from you!

21 September 2011

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Kaname Madoka 03

mahou shoujo madoka magica / puella magi madoka magica cosplay - kaname madokaWARNING: This article contains spoilers. Please read at your own risk!

Madoka’s kindness is one of the main reasons why Akemi Homura is so drawn to her. According to the Drama CD “Memories of You”, Madoka became a Magical Girl in the first timeline in order to save a cat that had been run over by a car. She was also very kind to Homura who was being bullied at the time. It was also revealed in the CD that whenever Madoka made a contract to become a Magical Girl, she became more confident as it gave her a sense of purpose. However, Homura’s interventions during the anime’s timeline prevented this change.

Cute cosplayer from Summer Comiket 2011! There were a lot of cosplayers of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica in the event, so we might get a bit overrun by the series this month! Thanks again to 2chmod for sending this in!

20 September 2011

Tiger & Bunny: Blue Rose

tiger and bunny cosplay - blue rose by tashaThe “Super Celebrity of Heroes”, Blue Rose is a high school student whose real name is Karina Lyle. She still lives with her parents and makes use of her heroic feats to boost her career as a singer. She has freezing powers and, at the insistence of her sponsor company Pepsi, Blue Rose always says “My ice may be a little cold, but your crime has been put completely on hold!” when she apprehends criminals.

Sounds like an interesting character to me! But does this mean Pepsi just got free advertising from Cosplay Holic too? Lovely cosplay by Tasha and thanks to Jean for sending this in!

19 September 2011

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel “Smile” Phantomhive

kuroshitsuji cosplay - ciel smile phantomhive 8

When he worked undercover in the Noah’s Ark Circus case, Ciel Phantomhive posed as a servant who wished to join the circus. His test involved balancing on the high wire, which Ciel could not have passed if not for Sebastian’s “help”. Ciel was later given the stage name “Smile”, possible because Joker wanted to encourage him to smile more.

I remember trying my best to stifle my laughter when I was reading the manga at home, but my family thought I was going crazy anyway! Thanks to Paladin for sending this in!

18 September 2011

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin 13

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin from summer comiket 2011Team MOLA received sponsors on the final race in Fuji in the 2008 season. They used a Nissan 350Z and images of Kagamine Rin and Len were added on their original colorings. The Fuji round was the first FIA to feature two unique itasha cars competing in a single race.

I need to learn more fun facts about the Vocaloids if this continues! First found on Japan’s Summer Comiket 2011! Thanks again to 4chanatic for sending this in!