31 July 2012

Vocaloid 2: Megurine Luka 16

vocaloid 2 cosplay - megurine luka 16 by ani-mia

The curtain of night falls
月が舞台 照らす
The moon illuminates the stage
And I am the lone dancer
これは影の叙事詩誰も知らぬ 物語
This is the shadow’s great tale no one knows of
語られることなき 記憶
A memory that can never be told

“From a Miniature Garden Where the Dragon Howls”
Lyrics by Vocalochu
Translation by 許・美美

Alright, alright, my translation is probably wrong, but I wanted to see if I understood it correctly. So please feel free to correct me in the comments section!

This is another feature of Ani-Mia. According to her email, it took her a month and a half to make this cosplay with 500 Swarovski rhinestones, 15 yards of tulle, and 5 yards of bridal satin. And to make this one of her most accurate cosplay, she even used a real leather corset!

You might want to look through her album on Facebook to see more of this cosplay from different angles. Thanks again for allowing me to feature this and to Gabino Mabalay for the awesome photography!

30 July 2012

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Stocking Anarchy 06

panty & stocking with garterbelt cosplay - panty anarchy by maka

Heaven, please sing for me a song of life
Heaven, take me into your skies
There's no place here for me to hide my cries
Night and day, I'm missing you

I know I'm here for the magic
All your stars guiding me through and through
Oh why, this loneliness feel like... forever and ever
I gotta be, I gotta be, in your arms, baby

“Fallen Angel” Lyrics by
Anime Lyrics

Another fantastic cosplay by Maka! Please be sure to visit her Facebook Profile for more of her photos! Thanks again for allowing me to feature this!

28 July 2012

Cosplay Camp (and a Little Sword Tutorial)

Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2012 will be starting in a few hours, and I’ve managed to create a cosplay prop sword from my premier series, “Karma”!

I encourage everyone to attend as I will also be taking pictures of the cosplayers attending to be featured on Cosplay Holic. But of course, not everyone is from the Philippines, so I decided that I should add the sword tutorial for this post as well.

It’s not a formal tutorial, but you can find my work in progress posts in my blog:

A formal tutorial should be posted in a few days. For now, I’ll leave you guys with this, and if you have any questions, you can post a comment here or in each of my blog posts for anything specific.

See you at Cosplay Camp! (・ω-*)

27 July 2012

Final Fantasy VIII: Squall Leonhart 02

final fantasy viii cosplay - squal leonhart 2

Squall has a very distinct rivalry with Seifer Almasy. From early on, a duel between two gave Squall his characteristic facial scar and subsequently a mirrored one to Seifer. Incidentally, whenever Squall and Seifer are supposed to be cooperating on a mission, there are always squabbles between the two cadets.

Seifer later allied himself with the Sorceress, requiring Squall to battle him several times. Despite all their conflict, however, Squall still feels an underlying camaraderie for Seifer.

That’s a rather handsome looking Squall, I must say. Sadly, I believer the cosplayer may be a girl. In any case thanks to Jay for sending this in!

26 July 2012

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Akemi Homura 03

mahou shoujo madoka magica cosplay - akemi homura 2

Homura’s cold personality developed from having lived through the same timeline over and over again. She was befriended and eventually saved from a witch by Madoka, but Madoka was unfortunately killed in her battle with Walpurgis Night. Homura then decided to make a contract with Kyubey in order to protect Madoka. She became a magical girl with the ability to manipulate time, allowing her to return to her first meeting with Madoka in order to try and change her fate.

I think I may have died from cuteness. Please excuse me for not being able to come up with a witty comment. Thanks to Emily for sharing this!

EDIT: Thanks to Anya Panda for letting us know the cosplayer is NiNi from World Cosplay! Make sure to check out her account for more of her cute cosplays!

25 July 2012

Angel Beats!: TK

angel beats! cosplay - tk

A mysterious character who wears a large bandanna over his eyes, TK tends to break out in dance every so often, but no one really knows his past. He speaks in semi-nonsensical English phrases depending on the situation, mainly quoted from pop culture, but does not know English fluently. He saves the team many times, carrying Browning Hi-Power and LAR Grizzly handguns or a PP-19 Bizon submachine gun during missions.

This is probably the most awesome Angel Beats cosplay ever featured in Cosplay Holic! It’s pretty much as perfect as you can get. Thanks again to Lily for sending this in!

24 July 2012

Raks Geek: Bellydancing TARDIS with a Lightsaber

raks geek bellydancing tardis with a lightsaber

“…your argument is invalid.”

I’d have to agree with Braden there. This is just a teaser photo of a new show of geeks who can bellydance and play with real fire. And if you’re lucky enough to be anywhere near Chicago unlike yours truly, then you might want to see this live on August 3-4. So run over to Raks Geek’s website for more information.

Why are all these awesome stuffs occurring everywhere but where I am anyway? Thanks to Dawn for sending this in!

23 July 2012

Gurren Lagann: Yoko Littner 08

gurren lagan cosplay - yoko littner by maka

You’re my star どんなときでも
You’re my star, and no matter when,
キミとStart 駈け抜けていく
I’ll start with you and run past from behind
You’re my star 狙いさだめて
You’re my star, and I'll lock on my target
きっと 振り向かせるよ
And make you turn towards me for sure

“S.t.a.r.S.” Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

Our latest cosplay features Maka, and American cosplayer from Raleigh, North Carolina. I didn’t know Yoko wore a kimono at one point. Maybe I’ll ask my nephew for a copy of this series. Thanks to the cosplayer for sending this in! Please visit her Facebook Profile for more of her photos!

22 July 2012

Unknown Entry 126

unknown cosplay 126 from comiket 77

I really love this week’s Unknown Cosplay. Red and black with a little white always makes a uniform look so cool, especially with the gold trimmings!

To be honest, she looks like she could be part of the security team in Japan’s 77th Comiket, but why the gun holster without a gun? Maybe she’s holding it behind her back?

In any case, if you know who she’s cosplaying as, feel free to comment below! Thanks to Trina for sending this in!

21 July 2012

Touhou Project: Remilia Scarlet 03

touhou project cosplay - remilia scarlet by tsugumi-sanWhile Remilia is usually self-centered and somewhat bratty, it is possible to become her friend, but most humans and youkai alike prefer to stay away her. Her name, appearance, house, and clothing all indicate she is European in origin and for some unknown reason, emigrated to Japan many years ago. Remilia claims to be a descendant of the world’s most notorious vampire, Count Vlad Ţepeş Dracul, but this is nothing more than a lie.

Stunning cosplay by Tsugumi-san from Deviant Art! I love the addition of the shadow “wing”. Thanks to anon for sharing this and to Nic Yoon for the awesome photography!

EDIT: Apparently, that's not a shadow wing after all, but a real one. My eyes are playing tricks on me, I'm so sorry about the confusion!

20 July 2012

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 30

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku 30

What happened today
A miracle smile you gave me
溢れる物語の 中に明日もいるよ
All of them will be in a happy story everyday

I'll be here with you forever

“Forbidden Canvas” Lyrics and Translation by

Thirty features of just one character? No one else but Hatsune Miku has ever done that on Cosplay Holic.

I apologize for cropping the original photo, but I really didn’t like that glaring, yellow date. Thanks to Michaela for sending this in!

19 July 2012

Future Diary: Gasai Yuno

future diary cosplay - gasai yuno

The Second diary user, Gasai Yuno is a model to most students for her intellect, beauty, and diligence. In reality, however, she is secretly obsessed with Amano Yukiteru and constantly stalks him. In fact, Yuno is so obsessed with Yuki that she is willing to hurt or kill anyone who hurts him and is constantly jealous if anyone other than her is getting close with Yuki because to her, the only important thing is that she and Yuki survive the game.

Wow, her eyes are really scary. I guess that’s one way of showing obsession through a photograph. Thanks to Anime is better than Cartoons for sharing this!

18 July 2012

Taylor Swift as Saber from Fate/Stay Night

fate/stay night cosplay - saber by taylor swift

Could it be true?

Could Taylor Swift, the cute, pop country singer who stole and broke the hearts of many actually be an otaku? Did she really cosplay, albeit casually, Saber from Fate/Stay Night?!

Well, unfortunately, this is no more than a well-photoshoped image of Taylor getting her morning coffee. The ahoge and ribbon were added to the original image, but hey, we can dream can’t we? And since a lot of cosplay photos are photoshoped anyway, I guess we can consider this one too.

Thanks to the Tambayan ng mga Anime Addicts II for the awesome photo!

17 July 2012

Rockman 2: Air Man

rockman / mega man 2 cosplay - air man

A Robot Master created by Dr. Wily, Air Man can generate powerful winds with the propeller in his torso to pull or push enemies. He can also attack with small tornadoes using his Air Shooter. Air Man dislikes Fall season because the leaves get stuck in his fan, which is why he’s weak to Leaf Shield.

I’m so surprised with how good this looks. Cosplaying from this series is certainly a challenge with all the armor and strange proportions, but I really love how this turned out. Please view the original photo uploaded to Facebook by Ssm!

16 July 2012

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Tifa Lockhart 12

final fantasy vii advent children cosplay - tifa lockhart 12

Cur in gremio haeremus?
Why do we stay in the womb?
Cur poenam cordi parvo damus?
Why do we provide punishment to our weak hearts?
Stella nobis non concessit, non concessit
Our star and planet wouldn’t allow, wouldn’t allow
Stella nobis non concessit, non concessit
Our star and planet wouldn’t allow, wouldn’t allow

“The Promised Land” Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

And yet another awesome Tifa Lockhart cosplay! There seem to be a lot of great cosplayers choosing her, that I’m a little regretful for not playing the game. Thanks to Angela for sending this in!

15 July 2012

Samurai Deeper Kyo: Sarutobi Sasuke

samurai deeper kyo cosplay - sarutobi sasukeI found this while I was trying to find photos from my latest trip to Hong Kong.

You know you’ve found a lost treasure when Google Image Search can’t find a matching photo for the one you have, which is also unfortunate because I only saved a small resolution and I can’t read the text on the top right.

I don’t think any amount of photo enhancement can reveal what was written there. But as always, if you know who this is or where it’s originally from, please feel free to comment on this post. Thanks for your continuing support!

EDIT: Thanks to Syaza for letting me know this is Sarutobi Sasuke from Samurai Deeper Kyo!

14 July 2012

Angel Beats!: Tachibana Kanade

angel beats! cosplay - tachibana kanade / angel / tenshi

Better known as Tenshi or “Angel”, Kanade is the student council president who is burdened with the responsibility to suppress delinquency and other disruptive activities that the SSS team does. Yuri initially thought that Kanade was the head of the NPCs in the Afterlife School because she rarely shows any outward emotions and has a tendency of talking bluntly. She is personally dedicated to help other pass on.

She’s so cute and tiny, just like the character! And there are even “students” behind her which sets up this shot nicely. Thanks again to Lily for sending this in!

13 July 2012

Macross Frontier: Alto Saotome 02

macross frontier cosplay - alto saotome 2

A somewhat aloof and standoffish boy, Saotome Alto was born into a well-known Kabuki family, but his persistent yearning for the skies has had him disowned by his father. He constantly frets about living aboard the Macross Frontier due to the lack of a true “sky”. He piloted the VF-25 Messiah variable fighter after its original pilot, Henry Gilliam, was killed by a large type Vajra.

Well, this is one male character that definitely looks good when cosplayed by female cosplayers. Thanks again to Danielle for sending this in!

12 July 2012

One Piece: Nami

one piece cosplay - nami by kozuki tsukasa

A thief and pickpocket who possesses skills to analyze the slightest changes in climate and draw sea charts, Nami was forced to become a subordinate of the fishman Arlong, the man who killed her guardian Bellemere. When she realized Arlong was working for the Marines to cover his tracks, Nami turned on him and Monkey D. Luffy, along with his crew, defeated Arlong and freed Nami as well as the entire village from his tyranny. Nami joined the Straw Hat Pirates as their navigator in order to fulfill her dream of writing the complete map of the Grand Line.

Awesome cosplay by Kozuki Tsukasa (紅月司)! Make sure you view the original photo uploaded on Facebook. Thanks to Julie for sending this in!

11 July 2012

Ranma 1/2: Shampoo 03

ranma 1/2 cosplay - shampoo 3

After Shampoo learned about Ranma’s curse, she could not kill or marry him and decided to return home, heartbroken. As punishment for her failure, her great-grandmother Cologne brought her to Jusenkyo for retraining. During her lessons, her lack of concentration made her fall into the “Spring of Drowned Cat”. She was then cursed to turn into a cat whenever she’s doused with cold water. Unfortunately, cats are the one thing Ranma fears most, and Shampoo blames him for this status.

She’s so cute! I think Shampoo is my favorite character from the series. I mean, it’s really hard not to like her! Thanks again to Jane for sending this in!

10 July 2012

Touhou Project: Izayoi Sakuya and Flandre Scarlet

touhou project cosplay - izayoi sakuya and flandre scarlet

Because she was ordered by her sister Remilia never to leave the mansion for nearly 500 years, Flandre Scarlet knows very little about the outside world. In fact, she has never had any substantive contact with humans before the events of the Extra Stage from the “Embodiment of Scarlet Devil”. Izayoi Sakuya is the only exception, as she is the maid of the mansion with Remilia as her mistress.

This is so cute! You can almost hear Sakuya telling the young mistress not to move as she adjust her ribbon! Flandre looks like she’s a very good girl. Thanks to Jane for sending this and please view the rest of the photo shoot from Hasui!

09 July 2012

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Len, Kaito, and Kamui Gakupo

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine len, kaito, and gakupo

愛し愛され 狂いそうなほどに
To love and be loved to the point of going mad
甘く熱いくちづけは IMITATION
The sweet inferno burning kiss is an Imitation
麻痺する感覚 遠くなる意識
Senses numbing and consciousness slowly fading
The overflowing emotions all over me.
Just Paint It All Over In Black!!!

“Imitation Black” Lyrics and Translation by

This is probably one of my most favorite Vocaloid songs, so you can guess why I jumped at the opportunity to feature this. Cain, the contributor, said that one of the cosplayers featured here is Tasha. Can anyone confirm this?

07 July 2012

Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp

For all cosplayers and cosplay fanatics in the Philippines: one of the biggest cosplay event of the season is coming this July!

oh no! manga cosplay camp

Oh No! Manga’s official series launch will include a Cosplay Camp with special guests, Ryan Simbul and Loki Heart revealing their secrets and techniques in costume-making!

oh no! manga cosplay crazy prizes

There will also be a cosplay competition with very hot prizes including a netbook laptop, Nokia C3, and a Hatsune Miku figure!

oh no! manga kimono raffle

Better hurry! If you buy your tickets before July 16, you may get a chance to win 1 of 4 kimonos from Loki’s Heaven!

The event will take place in SM North Edsa’s Sky Dome on the 29th of July 2012. I may be going as a secret photographer during the event, so there might be a vast feature of cosplayers from the Philippines in Cosplay Holic soon! See you there! >w<;;;

07-Ghost: Teito Klein

07-ghost cosplay - teito klein by yeu

Later revealed to be the son of Weldeschtein Krom Raggs, Teito Klein is actually the prince of the former Raggs Kingdom, Wahrheit Tiashe Raggs.

After he was entrusted with the Eye of Mikhail during the invasion by the Barsburg Empire, Teito was hidden away and raised by his uncle, Fea Kreuz, as a church orphan. Unfortunately, when Kreuz passed away, Teito was made into a combat slave. He eventually entered the Barsburg military academy and became known as a star pupil.

Awesome cosplay by Yeu! This is one of her older costumes as she wore this at Katsucon in 2009, but it’s probably one of my favorites. Thanks to Julie for showing me her profile!