29 February 2012

Shaman King: Tao Ren

shaman king cosplay - tao renA Chinese shaman who was initially one of Asakura Yo’s most powerful adversaries, Tao Ren is highly confident in his own strength and does not directly accept help from others. His pride, along with his short-temper and impatience often limit his ability as a Shaman. However, after meeting Yo, his strong sense of pride moves towards his ability to protect his friends, and he becomes Yo’s rival in becoming the Shaman King.

I miss watching this anime, and it’s great to see someone cosplay this adorable character. Thanks to Wendy for sending this!

28 February 2012

Bleach: Hitsugaya Toushirou

bleach cosplay - hitsugaya toushirou by gokulover3As a child, Hitsugaya Toushirou lived a carefree childhood in Junrinan, District 1 of western Rukongai. His mother passed away shortly after giving birth to him, and he was thus raised by his grandmother. His icy demeanor isolated him from others except Hinamori Momo, whom he considers a very close friend.

You might notice this is not only a crop from the original, but I also cleaned out the wires from the sky backdrop. I know a bit of photoshop, and since Goku Lover 3 mentioned in her comments how much she wanted those lines to disappear, I figured, why not?

I hope you like my quick clean-up, Goku Lover 3! Thanks again for letting me feature this!

27 February 2012

Hakuoki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~: Saito Hajime

hakuoki ~shinsengumi kitan~ cosplay - saito hajime

The leader of the Third Division of the Shinsengumi, Saito Hajime is a master of Iai, a martial arts technique where one strikes and finishes off their opponent in one smooth motion from the starting point of the sword inside its sheath. He is silent and taciturn but is also very loyal, polite, and wise. He is also very analytical, often studying the situation before attacking to calculate which actions are necessary to complete the mission.

I’ve recently purchased a copy of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom. I must admit, I never thought I’d feel so depressed just from playing a game. Heavy, accurate, and well-written story lines so far, but I just wish I could stop feeling so down about it. Thanks to Misaki-chan for sharing Jin Joson’s cosplay of my favorite character!

26 February 2012

Ratatouille: Alfred Linguini and Remy

ratatouille cosplay - alfred linguini and remy by rotzloeffel and chowderAll Remy ever wanted was to become a chef, just like his idol, Chef Auguste Gusteau. However, there was one tiny problem: he was a rat. Little did he know that getting separated from his clan was the first step in making his dreams come true.

I’m sorry, but Rotzloeffel and her pet Chowder are too adorable to not share. First found on Rotzloeffel’s Tumblr!

25 February 2012

Trinity Blood: Esther Blanchett

trinity blood cosplay - esther blanchettThe legitimate granddaughter of the Queen of Albion, Esther Blanchett was brought to Istvan shortly after her birth in order to keep her hidden from those who wish to assassinate her. Her father, Prince Gilbert, was unfortunately killed a little after she was born. Edward White took her to an orphanage in Istvan where she was raised to be a nun by Bishop Laura Vitez, who loved Esther like her own daughter.

A very detailed cosplay by cosplayer Kaikida, who made this costume with MrGnob! Certainly well-deserving of their Daily Deviation award! Thanks again to Niena for sending this in!

24 February 2012

Final Fantasy X-2: Yuna 11

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - yuna 11 by moena riuDesigner Nomura Tetsuya’s initial basis for Yuna’s overall look was her hakama, but when he learned that the character was to perform a dance called the “sending”, he wanted to give her outfit something that would flow. This was his reason for using a furisode, a kimono bearing long sleeves.

FFX-2, however, showed a more carefree Yuna, and thus they changed her clothing along with Rikku’s and Paine’s to make them seem more active. In addition, Yuna’s singing performance was used to demonstrate the pop feel that X-2 incorporates.

Moena Riu makes a beautiful Yuna, and she has a green and a blue colored contact lens too! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! And we look forward to more of your cosplays soon!

23 February 2012

Nurarihyon no Mago: Yuki Onna 02

nurarihyon no mago cosplay - yuki onna 2Cheerful and highly dedicated, Tsurara can be quite overprotective of Nura Rikuo especially when he is in his “day” form. She works hard trying not to be a burden to him and has stated that she will protect him for all of eternity. This is because Rikuo was the one with whom she exchanged sakazuki with.

Beautiful cosplay by Shuichicos! I’m sorry, I don’t know much about this series, but she’s a very cute cosplayer nonetheless! Thanks again to Ahupito for sending this in!

22 February 2012

Bioshock: Little Sister 02

bioshock cosplay - little sister 2“Mr. Bubbles, Mr. Bubbles, are you there? Are you there? Come and give me lollies, come and bring me toffees. Teddy bears... teddy bears.”

So sings a Little Sister to the tune of “Frere Jacques” while harvesting ADAM at the Footlight Theatre. This character gives me the chills, but I feel like this little girl is either a really good actress, or she’s not very happy with how she’s dressed. Aww… Thank again to Cherokee for sending this in!

21 February 2012

D. Gray-man: Lavi, Allen Walker, and Kanda Yu

d. gray-man cosplay - lavi, allen walker, and kanda yu

As both the Earl and the Order began their search for the most powerful Innocence known as the Heart, the Earl started killing off the Order’s most powerful Exorcists: the Generals. To protect them, the Order attempted to bring the Generals back to headquarters, and Allen along with three other exorcists were sent in search for the missing General Cross. The mission nearly caused Allen and Lenalee their lives, but were saved by their Innocence, leading the Earl, Bookman and his assistant Lavi to believe that one of them possessed the Great Heart.

Another well-done piece by Goku Lover 3 as Allen and Amleya as Kanda! Now all we need to know is who the cosplayer behind Lavi is. Thanks again to Goku Lover 3 for allowing to post this!

20 February 2012

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel “Robin” Phantomhive

kuroshitsuji / black butler cosplay - ciel robin phantomhive by akabara yashikiIn the 4th episode of Kuroshitsuji, Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis are in pursuit of Jack the Ripper, a serial killer terrorizing the City of London. After receiving information from Undertaker, Sebastian narrows the suspects down to the Viscount of Druitt. Madam Red then posed Ciel as her young niece with Sebastian as her personal tutor in order to try and capture the culprit.

Even though I’ve already posted about Ciel 10 times, I can’t believe I’ve never even featured him in this outfit! Akabara Yashiki makes a really cute Ciel, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks to Han for sending this in!

19 February 2012

Touhou Project: Patchouli Knowledge

touhou project cosplay - patchouli knowledge by shooting starsA very smart, asthmatic magician from the Scarlet Devil Mansion, Patchouli Knowledge is quite popular despite having only a small number of appearances in the Touhou Project games. She has only been a boss in one game, and a playable character in three others, but she does show up in many endings and is referenced quite often. She spends most of her time in the mansion’s library, where she both reads and writes magical books.

With all of my cosplay features from this game, I think it’s about time I try it for myself. Thanks again to Ahupito for sending this in!

18 February 2012

One Piece: Monkey D. Luffy

one piece cosplay - monkey d. luffy by amiel amores

The captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, Monkey D. Luffy accidentally ate a paramecia-type Gum-Gum fruit, which caused his body to gain properties of highly stretchable rubber. In addition, Luffy eventually learned to use a mysterious ability known as Haki, which literally means “ambition”.

After Shanks saved his life when he was only 7 years old, Luffy decided to achieve the tantamount goals of finding the titular treasure and succeeding Gold Roger as King of the Pirates. Ten years later, wearing Shanks’ hat, he set out to sea to gather a crew and sail the Grand Line, where the One Piece is supposedly hidden.

A spectacular photo taken by the cosplayer himself! Yes, according to Tiranical, Amiel Amores took this photo of himself. I have no idea how, but you can visit his Facebook Page and ask him yourself. Thanks again to Tiranical for sending this!

17 February 2012

Chobits: Chi 11

The lovely Miss Ani-Mia as Chi from Chobits! But this is no ordinary Chi; some people might not recognize her clothing because this is a design from the official Chobits Art Book by CLAMP!

chobits cosplay - chi / chii / elda by ani-mia

I remember seeing this on a trading card as well. In fact, I think I have that very card where Chi is with Sumomo… by the window I think?

Thank you for submitting this, Ani-Mia! You may see more of her work in her Facebook Page, so please give her a visit and show your support!

15 February 2012

Vocaloid: Meiko 05

vocaloid cosplay - meiko 5胸を合わせ さぁ踊ろう
Now let's dance, our hearts connected
恋が生まれる lala
That's how love is born, lala
息を合わせ 手を重ねて
Let's match our breaths and join our hands
And tell of our love
瞳合わせ さぁ踊ろう
Now let's dance, our eyes connected
夢が生まれる ahah
That's how dreams are born, ahah
声を合わせ さぁ今こそ
We'll unite our voices, yes now is the time
That's how a song is born

“Towa no Choir” Lyrics and Translation by

We have a new layout but no new banner! How can this be?!

Well, the dark layout was straining my eyes, so this is the new, temporary layout that I wanted to try and work with. Why? Because now you can anonymously react to each and every post!

Let’s face it, not everyone likes the same things, and opinions are especially diverse with cosplays! You either love it, like it, or hate it! Now you can post your reaction with a click of a mouse at the bottom of each feature in Cosplay Holic, and no one would be the wiser! You can even go back to your favorite cosplays, no matter how old the post may be, and show your support!

Have fun clicking! And thanks again to Billy for sending me this wonderful cosplay of Meiko!

14 February 2012

Yu Yu Hakusho: Minamino Shuichi aka Kurama 08

yu yu haskusho cosplay - kurama 8 by atushiI’m sorry, guys! Kurama is one of my most favorite characters, so I’ll be featuring him for Valentines' Day this year! And Atushi makes a lovely Kurama, wouldn’t you agree?

Unfortunately, something very good has come up; that is, something very good for me, but not so good with my keeping up with Cosplay Holic’s daily posts. So I’m really sorry if I miss a few days now and then, but I will continue to work hard to get through your emails. (All 150++ pending emails still waiting to be read!)

For now, Happy Valentines Day! Or Happy Singles Awareness Day! Or… Happy Hearts Day? :D Hope everyone has a great day ahead!

13 February 2012

Final Fantasy X-2: Yuna 10

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - yuna 10The fan reaction to Final Fantasy X convinced the developers to create a continuing story with Final Fantasy X-2. Costume designer Tsukamoto Tetsu stated that the radical design changes for Yuna reflected a huge cultural change. Script writer Nojima Kazushige added that Yuna’s new outfit was a “natural reaction to the heavy stuff she wore in FFX”. Because Yuna, Rikku, and Paine lived in a more carefree world in X-2, the designers wanted them to be able to dress up, a feature which became key to the gameplay.

She’s such a cute Yuna! But I wonder, isn’t this Saya? I’m not entirely sure though, but thanks to Pika-chan for sending this in!