30 November 2011

Soul Eater: Soul Evans

soul eater cosplay - soul evans by gokulover3

A demon scythe, Soul Evans is Maka Albarn’s laid back, nonchalant partner who tries to maintain a “cool” attitude. He has a tendency of bickering with Maka over unimportant things, but is fiercely loyal; even willing to die for his friends’ safety. He owns a motorcycle, which he and Maka use as transportation.

The expression on Goku Lover’s face is absolutely priceless! I really love the addition of the umbrella too, even though it wasn’t really meant for this cosplay originally. Please view more of her cosplays in her Deviant Art account!

29 November 2011

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon: Croma

final fantasy fables: chocobo's dungeon cosplay - croma by martin

A mysterious Black Magician, Croma is said to originally be the Oracle of Darkness until the Destroyer began his rampage. Because of his weakened state, Croma encouraged her sister, Shirma, to aid the other Oracles in summoning the Guardian Beast in order to seal the town’s memories, and thus include the Destroyer.

…well, that’s the only thing I can gather about Croma from the FF Wiki. It’s probably the wrong Croma, but this is definitely another amazing cosplay by Martin! According to him, this cosplay debuted on the 16th of October at the EB Games Expo 2011, Gold Coast Australia:

The staff lights up in the dark, made from a glowing diamond and neon-shoelaces. The costume also glows in the dark.

Now his fans can ask for a photo of this at night or in a dark room, yes? Thanks again to Martin for sharing this with us!

28 November 2011

Naruto: Momochi Zabuza 03

naruto cosplay - momochi zabuza 3 by kenneth

Initially portrayed as aggressive, arrogant, and cruel, Momochi Zabuza was willing to become Gato’s thug in order to gain enough funds to start a second coup d’état on the Mizukage. He was also willing to kill anyone who stood in his path, including Gato once Zabuza had the money he needed. He used his own men as his pawns to fulfill his ambitions, including Haku whom he raised to be an efficient tool.

This is apparently Kenneth's first cosplay! He wrote in his email that he is living in Singapore, working as a personal trainer. I believe that shows quite well in this photo, am I right? Thanks again to Kenneth for sharing this with us!

27 November 2011

Cosplay Tutorial: Gems that Glow

Because a lot of people on Cosplay Holic's Facebook FanPage seem to be interested in advanced techniques for cosplays, I've decided to post this video by Kamui:

Frankly, I quite surprised that you can actually add lights to your cosplays. This is perfect for World of Warcraft cosplays as well any of the series produced by CLAMP.

So, what do you guys think? Would you like to see more posts like this in the future? Please leave your comments in this post and let me know! And after you do that, visit Kamui for more of her awesome cosplays!

Nurarihyon no Mago: Yuki Onna

nurarihyon no mago cosplay - yuki onna by cerafiTsurara, who is more commonly known as Yuki Onna, is Nura Rikuo’s trusted attendant. She is part of his new “Hyakki Yako” who follows him to school under a human guise known as Oikawa Tsurara. She sometimes acts as a cook in the Nura House, making delicious, cold dishes.

Nice cosplay by Cerafi and equally stunning photography by Hexlord! This was apparently taken during the Cosfest IX 2010 at Downtown East. Getting the perfect shot in a convention is always quite challenging. Thanks to Ahupito for sending this in!

26 November 2011

Hetalia: Axis Powers: Japan, England, America, Germany, and Italy

The Axis Powers consists of the main protagonists Italy, Germany, and Japan while the Allied Forces have America, England, France, China, and Russia. The main historical events portrayed in Hetalia occur between World War I and World War II. However, the series uses satire and comedy to address well-known historical events as well as historical and cultural trivia.

Not a fan of history when I was still studying, which probably explains why I know so little about this series. So thanks again to Yukino for sending me a lot of Hetalia cosplays to feature on Cosplay Holic!

Touhou Project: Remilia Scarlet 02

touhou project cosplay - remilia scarlet 2 from comiket 77The vampire mistress of Scarlet Devil Mansion, Remilia Scarlet claims to be the descendent of Vlad III Dracula, although this information has been revealed to be false. She is nicknamed the “Scarlet Devil” because when she feeds, the blood of her victims stains her dress red. She is hardly malicious, however, merely childish despite being over 500 years old.

I was a little confused at first, because the first Remilia I featured had purple hair. But I found several artworks that depict her with green hair too! So unless someone tells me otherwise, I think she’s cosplaying Remilia, and Nel thinks so too. Thanks a lot for sending this in!

25 November 2011

Gundam: Exia, RX-78, Z-plus

There is no way that I am a Gundam expert, and neither is my Chinese language skills all that well, so I’m relying on the comments posted in the video’s page to say that this is a “family” of Gundams: Exia, RX-78, and Z-Plus! Please do correct me if I’m wrong, and feel free to comment on their proper names so I can edit this!

…and am I right to say this was actually a wedding? Oh wow, talk about a unique approach! Thank you so much to Tania for sharing this video with us!

Fate/Stay Night: Saber 07

fate/stay night cosplay - saber by usagiSaber was born with the prana of a dragon, as Uther ordered Merlin to grant his successor the factor of the dragon. As the holder of the Element of the Red Dragon, Saber carries the blood of the phantasm in her body, granting her a heart and unique Magic Circuits that transcend what can be achieved by normal humans and magi. Saber’s Circuits are known as a Magical Core, which is fundamentally different from those of a normal magus.

Another awesome cosplay by Usagi! I really like the wig she used for her cosplay; it’s just the right shade of blond. Thanks again to Leslie for sending these in!

24 November 2011

Black★Rock Shooter: Black Rock Shooter 09

black★rock shooter - black rock shooter cosplay 1 by ani-mia black★rock shooter - black rock shooter cosplay 2 by ani-mia

In the manga adaptation, "Black★Rock Shooter ~Innocent Soul~", Black Rock Shooter is tasked with the duty of maintaining peace within the Threshold - a world between Heaven and Earth. One of the major differences between the manga and anime is the character’s signature jacket, which was replaced by a poncho in the manga. Her ★rock Cannon and Black Blade have also merged in the manga, in the form of a shape-shifting belt.

Not too sure what I think about the manga yet, but I do think this is another awesome cosplay by Ani-Mia! I couldn’t decide between the two photos, so I decided to feature both of them instead. Thanks again to the cosplayer for sharing these with us! And please do visit her Facebook Page for more of her cosplays!

23 November 2011

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!: Kakimoto Chikusa

katekyo hitman reborn! cosplay - kakimoto chikusa

One of Mukuro’s most loyal subordinates, Kakimoto Chikusa rarely speaks and talks only if necessary. This necessity includes teasing and arguing with his partner, Joshima Ken. Both he and Ken care deeply for Chrome, but Chikusa never shows this openly and Ken always denies his concern as well. Chikusa will follow any of Mukuro’s orders and is willing to sacrifice himself for Mukuro.

Awesome cosplay! I’ve always loved portraits that have a blurred background and sharp foreground! Thanks to Judith for sending this!

22 November 2011

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Len 10

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine len 10 by gokulover3Asoberu nowa ima kono toki dake de Now is the only time we can have fun

Otona ni naru made no bōnasu de It's a bonus till we become adults

Kawari bae no nai ichinichi ga kite Once the boring days come

Sō mainichi! Mainichi! Every single day becomes too ordinary

Kuru! Hi mo! Kuru! Hi mo! Issho! Day after day everything looks the same!

"The Bonus Stage" Lyrics and Translation by

Awesome Kagamine Len by Goku Lover 3! You can probably guess, I’ve run out of articles to write about the Vocaloids, so I might as well post their song lyrics, right? Thanks again for sending this in!

21 November 2011

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance: Shikinami Asuka Langley

evangelion: 2.0 you can (not) advance cosplay - shikinami asuka langley by ushijimaIn the four-film, re-imagining of the TV series, Asuka was not introduced until the second film, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. Several changes have been made to her character, including changing her family name from Soryu to Shikinami, and her holding the rank of captain of the Euro Airforce. She is no longer infatuated with Kaji Ryoji, ignoring an invitation to go on a trip with him until Katsuragi Misato forced her to go. Asuka is also the test pilot for Unit 03 instead of Suzuhara Toji, but she survived the Evangelion possession by an Angel.

That’s an amazing bodysuit cosplayed by Ushijima! It makes me wonder how cosplayers can make these things so well. Thanks to Kohta for sharing this!

20 November 2011

Bleach: Hinamori Momo 04

bleach cosplay - hinamori momo 4

When Hinamori Momo recovered from her disturbed mental state, she joined the rest of Soul Society in fighting against Aizen Sosuke. However, Aizen was able to seriously injure her once again by using his powers to fool Hitsugaya Toshiro into stabbing her in the chest. Thankfully, Hinamori survived and is currently undergoing organ regeneration under the supervision of the 12th Division.

That’s a really interesting setting for a Bleach cosplay. It makes me think that Hinamori-chan has found her peace of mind and is finally free from Aizen control. Thanks to Rachma for sending this and for letting me know the cosplayer is Indonesian!

Death Note: Yagami Light 05

death note cosplay - yagami light 5 by jin

In every world, the Gods always make the rules. You will fall before my rules, and for the sin of going against the new world’s God, die.

If you will follow God's teachings,
seas will be calm,
and there will be no storms.

Jin's cosplay of Yagami Light really is one of the best there is. I love the addition of black wings, and she’s right, “Light tends to act more like a god of death than actual shinigami.” Thanks to anon for sharing this!

19 November 2011

Original: Gothic Lolita Rachel

original cosplay - gothic lolita rachelI’ve been getting a lot of requests for more of Rachel’s photos, so I decided to post this one as well. :)

This is her original “cosplay”, gothic lolita style! Rachel has emailed me that she is really encouraged to do more cosplay now because of the positive feedback she has been receiving!

Good job, Rachel! I know I’ll be looking forward to more of her work and cheering her on, what about you guys? Thanks again to Rachel for sharing this with us!

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Cabbage Merchant

avatar: the last airbender cosplay - cabbage merchant

Known as “the cabbage merchant”, he is an unfortunate Earth Kingdom salesman specializing in… well, cabbages! He was a recurring character in the series and something of a running gag. His cabbages are usually destroyed or damaged by the other main characters, making him yell his infamous catchphrase, “My cabbages!”

I’m surprised this character has his own page in the Avatar Wiki! I guess he’s more famous than I thought! Thanks to Drops of Violet for plurking this!