31 December 2013

Pokemon: Pikachu Gijinka

pokemon cosplay - pikachu gijinka

Pikachu is one of the species of Pokemon that can be captured, trained, and used in battle. According to series producer Tajiri Satoshi, the name “Pikachu” is derived from two Japanese sounds: “pika”, a sound of an electric spark, and “chu”, a sound a mouse makes. This pokemon, among many others, were conceived the Game Freak’s character development team, which were later finalized by artist Sugimori Ken.

For those who are unfamiliar with the term, gijinka is a form on anthropomorphism, or the personification of non-human beings, objects, concepts, or phenomena. And what a cute Pikachu Gijinka this cosplayer makes! I bet many trainers would love to capture her! Thanks to Kai for sending this in!

Source: Blogger

30 December 2013

Vocaloid 2: SF-A2 codename miki

vocaloid 2 cosplay - sf-a2 codename mikiSF-A2 codename miki debuted last December 2009 under Vocaloid 2, and is voiced by Japanese singer, Furukawa Miki. Although she is nicknamed “SF-A2 miki”, the meaning of SF-A2 was never officially defined.

In 2012, Miki was redesigned to look like she is made of inorganic material, turning her into an android. However, she still maintains a pre-teen appearance like her predecessors, Hatsune Miku and Kagamine Rin.

I’m not sure what she did with her arms and legs, but she definitely looks like a doll to me! Great detailing, and that ahoge defintely takes the cake! Thanks to Joanna for sending this in!

Source: Blogspot

29 December 2013

Trinity Blood: Caterina Sforza

trinity blood cosplay - caterina sforza

Caterina Sforza is the strong-willed Duchess of Milan who knows no fear and shows strong resolve in her beliefs. She is the head of the Ministry of Holy Affairs and leads the AX Agency, making her Father Abel Nightroad’s boss. She is the older sister of the 399th Pope of Rome, his Holiness, Alessandro XVIII, and is willing to die in order to protect him.

A rather stunning cosplay of the beloved, head-strong Duchess! I still can’t believe how much attention to detail these cosplayers have when it comes to this series. She looks absolutely amazing! Thanks to Toph for sending this in!

Source: Blogger

28 December 2013

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou: Shirin

harukanaru toki no naka de cosplay shirin

The only surviving female among the Oni Clan, Shirin has strong feelings for their leader, Akuram, and is willing to do anything for him. However, this affection appears to be one-sided, as Akuram seems to only be interested in the Priestess of the White Dragon God, Motomiya Akane. She is thereby extremely jealous of Akane, and on one occasion,  even went behind Akuram’s back and assaulted the priestess.

I feel bad for her. Shirin seems to be quite sincere when it comes to her feelings for Akuram, but he doesn’t even look at her. I hope she’ll manage to find someone who will love her in the end. Please visit Yugi’s Profile for more of her amazing cosplays!

Source: Yugi on Cosplayers Archive

27 December 2013

Rurouni Kenshin: Shinomori Aoshi

rurouni kenshin cosplay - shinomori aoshi by iseya yuusukeBorn on January 1853 in Tokyo Prefecture, Shinomori Aoshi was raised as a ninja of the Oniwabanshu who gained the position of Okashira at the age of fifteen. He is a very quiet and intelligent individual who always thinks before he acts. The creator of the series, Watsuki Nobuhiro, said that he based Aoshi’s character on the historical figure Hijikata Toshizo, the Deputy Leader of the Shinsengumi.

This is the official photo of Japanese actor, Iseya Yusuke, who will be playing the role of Aoshi in the second live-action movie “Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc”! I’m pretty excited to see this movie, and I’m sure Iseya-san will do very well in this film! Thanks to Eric for sending this in!

Source: SG Cafe

26 December 2013

Hunter x Hunter: Hisoka 02

hunter x hunter cosplay hisoka by space

Hisoka is a serial killer who combines his love of violence with magic tricks. He is described to be playful, deceitful, as well as narcissistic in nature. He does not form an alliance with anyone unless it is according to his own self-interests and will easily change sides once he is bored.

This guy is really creepy. I guess you could call him an anti-hero too? But anyway! Really cool photo by Korean cosplayer, Space! Thanks to Hana for sending this in!

Source: SPACE on World Cosplay

25 December 2013

Ah! Megami-Sama!: Belldandy 02

ah! megami-sama! cosplay belldandy by wei

Angels we have on heard high
Sweetly singing ore the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord the newborn King

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Merry Christmas everyone! (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・

Source: Wei on World Cosplay

24 December 2013

Frozen: Elsa and Anna

frozen cosplay - elsa and anna by mary kate and ashley olsen

Alright, alright, you all probably already know that this is not a real cosplay of Disney’s Frozen characters: Elsa, the Snow Queen and Anna, Princess of Arendelle, but a very clever photo manipulation similar to Taylor Swift’s “Saber Cosplay”. You have to admit though, the Olsen twins Mary Kate and Ashley definitely look the part. And hey, it’s Christmas eve, and there’s no better movie to see for the holidays, right?

In case you’re curious, here is the original photo of the twins. I do hope they consider making this cosplay a reality. Thanks to Sarah for sending this in!

Source: Daekazu on Tumblr

23 December 2013

Strawberry Panic!: Hanazono Shizuma

strawberry panic cosplay hanazono shizuma by hasumi

The current Etoile from St. Miator Girls’ Academy, Hanazono Shizuma is a highly respected and well-loved onee-sama of Astrea Hill. She appears to be a very mysterious person who does not easily allow anyone to get close to her. Despite her difficult personality, she has many fans and is also infamous for her talents in acting and playing the piano.

A very beautiful Shizuma by Hasumi (蓮見)! I don’t really like this character very much, but she is the main character of Strawberry Panic! And well, I can’t deny that this cosplayer portrays her very well. Thanks again to Norby for sending this in!

Source: 蓮見 on Cosplayers Archive

22 December 2013

Uta no Prince-sama: STARISH

uta no prince-sama cosplay starish shinomiya natsuki jinguji ren ichinose tokiya hijirikawa masato ittoki otoya kurusu syo

”Because you’re not alone, right?”
Envelop us
Let us protect you
Truly, you are…
resounding within our hearts
With you, the names of the notes
in the world’s best bouquet
This map points towards tomorrow
dyed in seven colors…

“Mirai Chizu”
Lyrics and Translation by UtaPri Wiki

An amazing group of cosplayers featuring (clockwise from bottom, left): Kaneko (カネコ) as Shinomiya Natsuki, Sari (サリー) as Jinguji Ren, Mamekai (豆介) as Ichinose Tokiya, Chiyuki (千雪) as Hijirikawa Masato, ALCO G as Ittoki Otoya, and Miniko (みにこ) as Kurusu Syo! Looks like they were all working a little too hard, so a nap is well deserving. Thanks again to Mina for sending this in!

Source: ALCO G on Cosplayers Archive

21 December 2013

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou: Abe no Yasuaki

harukanaru toki no naka de cosplay abe no yasuaki by sakurae asakaA serious and seemingly emotionless individual, Abe no Yasuaki is a gifted apprentice of the famous sorcerer, Abe no Seimei. Although he is quite capable as a sorcerer, Yasuaki does not understand a lot of things, and is rather straightforward, almost childlike when conversing with others. He is later granted the powers of one of the Eight Guardians as the Genbu of Earth.

I’ve recently picked up this manga series and I’m quite impressed with the high level of details in the artwork! Yasuaki is definitely one of my favorites , but it’s really hard to choose only one from all of the characters in the series.

Please visit Sakurae Asaka’s profile for more of her other cosplays!

Source: 麻香@峰倉作品厨 on Cosplayers Archive

20 December 2013

Fate/Extra: Saber 04

fate/extra cosplay saber by wu shi

In one theory, it is believed the the Book of Revelation was written as a reaction against the religious oppression caused by Saber’s true identity, Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. She was regarded in the same light as the devil, as the assumed Hebrew pronunciation of her name as emperor, Nero Caesar “NRVN QSR” equates to the “Number of the Beast”. This name, and the “Beast of Babylon”, refers to Rome itself, not an alias given to her as an individual.

Beautiful cosplay by Wu Shi (无式) with photography by Sunen! The details on this cosplay are really well-made, and her green eyes are piercing right through the photo! Thanks to Michelle for sending this in!

Source: sunen2004 on Deviant Art

19 December 2013

Vocaloid 2: Kamui Gakupo 09

vocaloid 2 cosplay kamui gakupo by senyama01・君ノソノ 美シイ瞳デ
01・With those beautiful eyes
00・ズット僕ノ コトダケ見テイテ
00・look only at me always

04・君ダケハ コノ先モズット
04・Only you from now on and always
01・僕ノ側カラ 離シハシナイヨ
01・I won’t let you go from my side

07・ダッテ君ハ 僕ノモノ
07・After all, you are mine
09・コノ先ズット 僕ノモノ
09・From now on and always mine

“Specimen Girl”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

Another stunning Gakupo cosplay by Senyama! Yes, I featured her back in July, but this photo was too beautiful not to feature. Thanks again to Sharon for sending this in!

18 December 2013

Kuroshitsuji: Sebastian Michaelis 14

kuroshitsuji black butler cosplay sebastian michaelis demon formAlthough Sebastian Michaelis’ true demon form has yet to be revealed, there was one incident in the anime where he transformed fighting against Ash Landers. Sebastian himself described his true form to be unpleasant in appearance, and Ash was driven into hysterics screaming that Sebastian was “filthy”. What we do know from the partial screens is that his true form includes high-heeled stiletto boots, black feathers, sharp claws, fuchsia irises, slit pupils, and long, sharp teeth.

Well, even if we don’t know what his true form looks like, it won’t stop fans from cosplaying him! I think this one from Romai Lee would be an accurate guess, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks to Celest for sending this in!

17 December 2013

Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi: Kirishima Zen

sekaiichi hatsukoi cosplay kirishima zen by shinFirst introduced in Jujou Romantica as the editor-in-chief of shonen manga magazine “Japun”, Kirishima Zen is a single parent raising his only daughter, Hiyori. His wife passed on a few years ago, but it would appear as if 10-year-old Hiyori is the one taking care of her father as she likes cooking her father’s meals everyday. Nevertheless, she is fond of Kirishima’s friend, Yokozawa Takefumi and affectionately calls him “Onii-san”.

Shin looks amazing as Kirishima! But smoking is a bad habit, so please don’t start! It’s bad for your health and the environment! Thanks again to Samantha for sending this in!

Source: Shin on Cosplayers Archive

16 December 2013

DRAMAtical Murder: Ren

dramatical murder cosplay ren by terashima iris

Part of Seragaki Aoba’s existence, Ren is an entity born from Aoba’s power who maintains the balance between Aoba and the other entity inside him. While he normally takes the form of a black Pomeranian / Japanese Spitz, Ren is later revealed to have a human form as well.

Meet Hong Kong-ese cosplayer, Terashima Iris! I wish my puppy had a human form too! That would be great! And a lot easier to figure out what he’s thinking. Thanks to Terrence for sending this in!

Source: Terashima Iris on World Cosplay

15 December 2013

Uta no Prince-sama: Quartet Night

uta no prince-sama cosplay quartet night camus kotobuki reiji kurosaki ranmaru and mikaze ai

An idol group form Shining Entertainment, Quartet Night consists of four members (in photo from left to right): Camus, Kotobuki Reiji, Kurosaki Ranmaru, and Mikaze Ai. In the second season of Uta no Prince-sama, they only performed as a unit as requested by Shining Saotome. Most of them preferred to work alone, with the exception of Reiji, who appears to like the idea of forming a group. They mentored the members of STARISH in their Master Course.

Another amazing cosplay by ALCO G as Camus! Of course, let us also give credit to her friends, Akio (アキオ) as Reiji, HIDE as Ranmaru, and Ei (英) as Ai! They look like they will have a lot of fun if they’re living together in one apartment, don’t you think? Thanks again to Mina for sending this in!

Source: ALCO G on Cosplayers Archive

14 December 2013

Shingeki no Kyojin: Petra Ral and Levi

shingeki no kyojin cosplay petra ral and levi

Petra Ral was one of the soldiers Levi hand-picked for the Special Operations Squad in charge of protecting Eren Jaeger. She was highly skilled, reportedly slaying 58 titans in total, 48 in team, and 10 in solo, one of the highest number of kills in the series so far. Unfortunately, she was killed during the 57th expedition by a rare Female Titan.

She is one of the characters that I really loved in the series. I’m very sad that she passed away, but at least she no longer has to suffer in the hands of her world. Thanks to Walter for sending this in!

13 December 2013

Vampire Knight: Touya Rima 04

vampire knight cosplay touya rimaAlthough she is considered to be young for a vampire, Touya Rima can be quite sharp and perceptive. She noticed almost immediately that Senri Shiki changed upon his return to Cross Academy, and did not hesitate to confront him, demanding that Shiki should have a little more self-respect and not allow others to use him so easily. Aside from her vampiric traits, Rima also has the ability to control lightning.

She’s so cute! But I wouldn’t want to make her mad. I hear electrocution is a painful way to die. Thanks to Sarah for sending this in!

Source: Night Ray on Tumblr

12 December 2013

Strawberry Panic!: Aoi Nagisa

strawberry panic cosplay aoi nagisa by yukikage0804A new transfer student at St. Miator Girl’s Academy, Aoi Nagisa has a cheerful and almost childish personality that gives off a happy vibe to everyone around her. Compared to the traditional students as St. Miator, Nagisa is a free spirit who would not hesitate to act on her own impulses. However, she is easily frightened by anything scary, especially ghosts.

Yuki Kage looks adorable as Nagisa! And I really like the intricate design of this uniform! That lace collar must have taken some time to make. Thanks to Norby for sending this in!

Source: yukikage0804 on World Cosplay

11 December 2013

Rurouni Kenshin: Seta Soujiro

rurouni kenshin cosplay seta soujiro by kamiki ryunosukeA young assassin trained by Shishio Makoto, Soujiro Seta is known for his lack of emotions, or rather hiding them behind his smiling face. He is often polite and refers to others with Japanese suffixes, even when he is being sarcastic. He is also well-known for his superhuman speed, which is superior even to that of Kenshin’s.

This is apparently the first official photo of Japanese actor, Kamiki Ryunosuke as Seta Soujiro in the second Rurouni Kenshin live action film, “Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc”. I am absolutely thrilled and excited about this new character! He is definitely one of my favorites, second only to Kenshin and Misao. I really hope this movie premiers very soon! Thanks to Xing for sending this in!

Source: Magnetic Rose on Facebook