31 December 2012

Uta no Prince-sama: Jinguji Ren, Kurusu Syo, Nanami Haruka, and Ichinose Tokiya

uta no prince-sama cosplay - jinguji ren, kurusu syo, nanami haruka, and ichinose tokiya by reika, yuito, moxxcya, and meisha
Souce: 現実。 on Tumblr

さあLet’s song!!
Come! Let's song!
夢を歌おう(Let’s shout!)
Let's sing our dream! (Let's shout!)
空に歌おう(Let’s go!)
Let's sing into the sky! (Let's go!)
ハジける物語にしちゃいましょう
Let's make it into an unbelievable story!
未来の地図を(Yes×2) 君と描こう
Let me sketch the map of my future (Yes x2) together with you.
このレボリューション(We are)
This is a revolution. (We are)
イキましょう(ST☆RISH)
Let's go. (ST☆RISH)
愛をChange the star
I'll change our love into the star.

Check it out!!

“Maji Love 1000%”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Happy new year everyone! It’s time for me to run off for a little rest and relaxation, so expect a bit of a bumpy update in the next few days. Enjoy your new year celebrations! And thank you for your continuing support!

30 December 2012

Yu Yu Hakusho: Hiei, Kuwabara Kazuma, Urameshi Yusuke, and Kurama

yu yu hakusho cosplay - hiei, kuwabara kazuma, urameshi yusuke, and kurama by aira
Source: Picasa
After Yusuke managed to rescue Yukina from Toguro, he was invited to participate in the “Dark Tournament”; an event organized by corrupt humans with too much time and money in their hands. Teams of demons, and occasionally humans, fight each other in order to fulfill one wish, whatever that may be. Yusuke accepted the invitation along with Kuwabara Kazuma, Kurama, Hiei, and a disguised Genkai to form Team Urameshi.

Awesome cosplay is just awesome! All I know about this photo is that Aira is cosplaying Kurama. As for her other team members, your guess is as good as mine. Thanks again to Miguel for sending this in!

29 December 2012

Chobits: Chi 12

chobits cosplay - chii by kiyohari
Source: E-ShuuShuu
In the dark wind of a murky night
When I awake quietly and softly
Please let the world that reflects first
Let the voice that touches my ears
Be him for today, too
Please let everything be born from there on
And let no one live while suffering

I love the town that he is at
I love the rain that he is in
I love the sound that he is with

I hear you everywhere

“I Hear You Everywhere”
Translated by Anime Lyrics

Kiyohari’s so doll-like that it’s almost creepy! Then again, other people would probably disagree with me and say that she’s actually quite cute! In any case, thanks to Coco for sending this in!

28 December 2012

Oboreru Knife: Mochizuki Natsume and Hasegawa Kouichiro

oboreru knife cosplay - mochizuki natsume and hasegawa kouichiro
Source: E-ShuuShuu!

When Mochizuki Natsume suddenly has to move out to the country side of Japan, she never would have guessed that she would fall in love with the heir of the richest family in the village. As a part-time model, Natsume is quite famous for her beauty and maturity. Kouichiro, on the other hand, can be described as both a prince and a bad boy who gains everyone’s attention due to his social standing.

I’ve read a bunch of reviews for this series, and it looks like it would make an interesting read. I should probably pick it up sometime. Thanks to Jeanne for sending this in!

27 December 2012

Vocaloid 3: SeeU 02

vocaloid 3 cosplay - seeu by kipi
Source: E-ShuuShuu!
Na neun kku me ya kku mi ya
I’m a dream
Yeol rin mu ni ya mi ni ya
I’m an open door
Muo deun neo eo bwa
Put anything in

I Fantasy Fantasy

Nal jeul gi ran ma rya
Enjoy me
Neol mat gi ran ma rya
Let me take care of you
Nan I=Fantasy
I’m I=Fantasy

“I=Fantasy”
Lyrics and Translation by All About Vocaloid

Another cute Vocaloid cosplay by Kipi! Is it me, or does it seem like Kipi never grows older with each passing year? I’m really envious! Thanks to Mikan for sending this in!

26 December 2012

The King of Fighters XIII: Leona Heidern and Kula Diamond

the king of fighters xiii cosplay - leona heidern and kula diamond
Source: Sub Culture Blog on FC2

While both characters may appear and act completely different from one another, both Leona Heidern and Kula Diamond have difficulties in expressing their emotions. Leona is “The Silent Soldier” who always keeps her emotions in check because she is afraid of losing her sense of self to her Orochi blood. Kula, on the other hand, is only a child whose feelings were repressed in order for her to become a cold-blooded killer.

A pair of stunning cosplayers from the Cure Cosplay Collection in 2011! They both look really good in this photo, which can be quite rare for a stage shot. Thanks again to Cammy for sending this in!

25 December 2012

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 14

neon genesis evangelion cosplay - christmas santa ayanami rei
Source: Dragon Hueso on Photobucket

Merry Christmas, Cosplay Holic Readers~! I hope you will all receive lots of happiness and love for the coming new year! And as with every other year, please eat lots of delicious, healthy food for me and keep on smiling!

24 December 2012

Final Fantasy XIII: Oerba Dia Vanille

final fantasy xiii cosplay - oerba dia vanille
Source: ImageShack
19 year-old Oerba Dia Vanille is a l’Cie from the village of Oerba on Gran Pulse who awakened with Oerba Yun Fang thirteen days before the start of the game. She was with the Purgees of Cocoon along with Nora and Hope Estheim during their exile, until she is rescued by Snow Villiers’s group, NORA. However, after Nora dies, she encouraged Hope to follow Snow to the Pulse Vestige in order to confront him and they were branded l’Cie after killing the fal’Cie Anima.

Cute cosplayer and a beautiful location to match! Must have been a long hike to get to that waterfall since there aren’t any tourists around. Thanks to Enzo for sending this in!

23 December 2012

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel “Robin” Phantomhive 02

kuroshitsuji cosplay - ciel robin phantomhive 2
Source: Crunchyroll
When Ciel and Sebastian went undercover to pursue the Viscount of Druitt, they didn’t realize that Ciel’s fiancé, Elizabeth Ethel Cordelia Middleford would also be attending the summer ball. As the pair tried their best avoid Lizzy, Ciel’s (or rather “Robin’s”)beautiful dress caught her eye. Lizzy tried to catch up to Ciel but was distracted by Sebastian’s quick-change, pretending to be a magician as the ball’s entertainer.

Ciel’s attractive features and small frame does let him pass as a girl, but I suppose the proper term for this would be a “trap”! Thanks again to Jenny for sending this in!

22 December 2012

.hack//G.U.: Haseo

.hack//g.u. cosplay - haseo
Source: Crunchyroll
Haseo is an Adept Rogue commonly known as the “Terror of Death”. He is a cold person but a great leader who is willing to risk everything for his friends. When one of his closest friends named Shino was attacked by Tri-Edge, Haseo stopped at nothing to find out what happened to her and tried get his revenge. In the real world, Shino had fallen into a coma and Haseo’s player, Ryou Misaki, visited her everyday.

Amazing details and an absolutely stunning shot! He actually does look pretty intimidating, and I know I wouldn’t be able to approach a character like that. Thanks to Warren for sending this in!

21 December 2012

Kuroko no Basuke: Aida Riko

kuroko no basuke cosplay - aida riko by kanda laam
Source: Tambayan ng mga Anime Addicts II on Facebook

A second-year student, and a student coach, Aido Riko has a unique ability to immediately scan and evaluate the physical capabilities of players at a glance. She learned this skill from going to work with her father, who is a sports trainer, and spending her time looking at the muscles of athletes and their related data. She is very devoted to her job as a coach, and thus she diligently researches other teams to devise strategies against them.

Aww, she’s adorable! Kanda Laam definitely makes a perfect Riko! Thanks to Vergil for sending this in!

20 December 2012

Magic Knight Rayearth: Ryuuzaki Umi, Shidou Hikaru, and Hououji Fuu

magic knight rayearth cosplay - ryuuzaki umi, shidou hikaru, and hououji fuu
Source: Tasha on Facebook

When Shidou Hikaru, Ryuuzaki Umi, and Hououji Fuu went on a field trip to the Tokyo Tower with their respective schools, the girls never would have guessed what amazing adventure awaited them that fateful day. The three girls were blinded by a flash of light where they heard a voice calling for the Legendary Magic Knights to save Cephiro. They fall through the sky into another world, a magical world where the power of your will determines the efficiency of one’s magic.

Beautiful Umi by Tasha! And I don’t know who her companions are exactly, but they all really look the part! Thanks again to Sean for sending this in!

19 December 2012

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 35

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku 35
Source: Thai Cosplays on Facebook

名前なんていらないよ 君が呼んでくれないなら
I don’t need a name if you don’t call me

鈴のように鳥のように雨のように風のように
Like a bell, like a bird, like a raindrop, like a wind
草のように海のように星のようにお湯のように
Like a grass, like the sea, like a star, like hot water
袖のように本のように猫のようにかぼちゃのように
Like a sleeve, like a book, like a cat, like a pumpkin

そんなふうにはなりたくない そんなふうにはなりたくないよ
I don’t wanna be like that, I don’t wanna be like that

“Flowers for You, Songs for Me”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

This photo is one of the most unique and awesome cosplays of Hatsune Miku that I’ve ever seen! Cosplay really does crosses all boundaries, even that of religion! Thanks to John for sending this in!

18 December 2012

Fairy Tale: Erza Scarlet 03

fairy tale cosplay - erza scarlet 3
Source: Manga Fox on Facebook

Erza Scarlet described herself as someone who was always crying, since she wasn’t able to protect the important people in her life. Several examples include Rob, who tried to shield her from destruction, and Jellal when he was captured for saving her and brainwashed by “Zeref”. Erza also stated that she feels uncomfortable and insecure when she’s not wearing her armor. However, when Erza encountered Ikaruga of Trinity Raven, she was able to overcome her fear and defeated her without her armor.

Beautiful cosplayer! I apologize for the lack of updates, Christmas is around the corner, so we’re busy preparing a lot of stuff at home. Thanks to Jeannie for sending this in!

15 December 2012

Vampire Knight: Kiryuu Zero 09

vampire knight cosplay - kiryuu zero 9
Source: Crunchyroll

Despite being a gifted hunter even at a young age, Zero was turned into a vampire himself, and thus has a difficult time thinking of himself or any vampire as anything but a monster. He is intelligent, athletic and good-hearted, but he struggles his desire for blood and his equally strong desire to kill vampires. This heavy burden has made Zero a very private person, making him difficult to understand or even be close to.

I do like how Zero looks in a Night Class’ uniform, but I remember he almost killed Kaien Cross for simply suggesting it. In any case, thanks to Yukina for sending this in!

14 December 2012

K-On!: Nakano Azusa 05

k-on! cosplay - nakano azusa 5
Source: Yahoo Blogs
ただ 独りきりじゃ知ることなかったgrooveへ じゃじゃ馬つれて
Just take this shrew to a groove
That doesn't know how to be alone
引っかき回すよ だって嬉しくて楽しい コトバじゃ言えない
Though I pull away, I'm happy and having fun
I just don't know how to say it
まっすぐに届け ピュアでピーキーなMy Sound
I'll straightforwardly convey it with my pure and peaky sound

“Shrew Way to Go”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Another cute Azusa to add to the list! I kinda wish she’s wearing cat ears for this one. Thanks to Bennett for sending this in!

13 December 2012

Touhou Project: Kazami Yuuka

Source: My Save

Although very little is known about Kazami Yuuka at this point, Touhou Project has established that she is very powerful and dangerous despite being a peaceful-looking, flower-loving Youkai. In Lotus Land Story, Hakurei Reimu and Kirisame Marisa broke into her mansion in the dream world of Mugenkan, and Yuuka managed to defend herself effectively. In Phantasmagoria of Flower View, she went out to enjoy herself, trying to remember why the event that touches off the game’s story seems familiar.

Cute cosplay and a lovely setting for this character as well! I really like her umbrella too, but I wouldn’t use it on a rainy day. Thanks to Marimo for sending this in!

12 December 2012

Sword Art Online Cast

sword art online cosplay cast
Source: Alfheim Online on Facebook

In the year 2022, the Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG), Sword Art Online (SAO), is released along with the Nerve Gear, a virtual reality helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses via their brain. This allows players to experience and control their in-game characters with their minds.

On November 6, 2022, when all the players log in for the first time, they subsequently discover that they are unable to log out. Akihiko Kayaba, the creator of SAO, informs them that if they wish to be free, they must reach the 100th floor of the game’s tower and defeat the final boss. However, if their avatars die in-game, their bodies will also die in the real world. The story follows Kirito, a skilled player who is determined to beat the game.

Unfortunately, I haven’t started watching this anime yet, so I don’t know much about it. Anyone care to name all the characters featured in this amazing cast of cosplayers? Thanks to Janice for submitting this, Alfheim Online for sharing, and Upita Photography for the shot!

11 December 2012

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 34

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku by shooting star's
Source: ayaka-ch.com

流れる 流れる 赤い川
Flowing, flowing, the flowing red river
わたしの心まで
It flows to my mind
深く 深く 刻み込む
Deeply, deeply, he engraves
ふたりの永遠(とわ)のために
For our eternity

その命の味を
The taste of his life

“The Red River in the Woods”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

Another amazing cosplay by Shooting Star’s! I love this photo so much because it almost looks like a CD cover, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks to Gatamon for sending this in!

10 December 2012

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior: Dhalsim

street fighter ii: the world warrior cosplay - dhalsim
Source: F. Yoshimi on Facebook
In Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Dhalsim entered the tournament in order to raise money for his village in the Kerala region of India. However, he realized that doing so actually contradicts his pacifist beliefs. He managed to win the tournament for his people and retired from fighting after the second World Warrior tournament, continuing his quest to help those who are in need. Dhalsim has a wife, Sally, and a son named Datta.

He looks absolutely amazing! His eyes are really scary too, but that’s how the character is, right? Thanks to Gino for sending this in!

09 December 2012

D.Ice: Icarus Quinto and Isa Ortega

d.ice cosplay - icarus quinto and isa ortega by ray magbanua and ira orduna
Source: Ray Magbanua on Facebook

Detectives are seekers of truth.

Even though they fight crime, the don’t necessarily do the action stunts, hold a licensed gun, or know martial arts. They simply seek the truth and expose it. They are on the side of justice.

That’s their style.

However… there is a special detective who has his own style…

Unlike the usual investigators, he has an eccentric behavior which is highlighted by his deviant taste in clothing.

He is Detective Icarus Quinto, the Blue Detective.

Quoted from D.Ice Manga

I wasn’t able to take a proper photo of the blue detective and his lovely assistant, Isa Ortega by Ira Orduna, so I will have to borrow Ray’s photo for now. Would you believe me if I told you the author and artist of D.Ice is also the cosplayer himself? Now that is what I call dedication! Thank you once again for Ray for sharing this!

Oh, and the cosplayers in the background? You’ll probably recognize them all! That’s Yupi on the left, Iincho in the center, and Rei on the right.

08 December 2012

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: Fate Testarossa

mahou shoujo lyricial nanoha cosplay - fate testarossa from japan comiket 79
Source: Photobucket
Blonde twintails and black ribbons (or could those actually be bunny ears)?

Nope, sorry, I got nothing, except maybe that she’s really, really cute! Honestly though, the closest character that I can think of is Kooh from Pangya, but I don’t think there’s an outfit like this in the game.

Your guesses would probably be much better than mine, so please do comment away! Thanks again to 4chanatic for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to anon for letting me know that she is Fate Testarossa from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha!

07 December 2012

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance: Makinami Mari Illustrious 08

evangelion: 2.0 you can (not) advance cosplay - makinami mari illustrious from japan comiket 79
Source: Photobucket

The pilot with an enigmatic personality, Mari is the only one among the Eva pilots who genuinely enjoys piloting. Her repeated comments suggest that she has a liking to the smell of LCL, an amber-colored, translucent liquid that allows the pilot to mentally link with their Evangelion Unit. It is implied that Mari works for an unknown third party, and a pilot designation has not been provided, assuming Mari actually has one.

Another amazing cosplayer from Japan Comiket 79! I’m sorry I had to crop the original photo, but those white boxes are really distracting. Thanks again to 4chanatic for sending this in!