31 March 2013

Ragnarok Online: Priestess

ragnarok online cosplay - priestess by arisa mizuhara
Source: Crunchyroll

Acolyte players from Ragnarok Online become Priests and Priestesses by first applying to Bishop Paul at the Prontera Church. Those below Job Level 50 Acolytes must visit all three Ascetics from the Acolyte Job Quests, whom include Mother Marthilda, Father Yosuke, and Father Rubalkabara. Upon returning, Bishop Paul will then give the player access to a room where the next two tests will take place: Exorcism and Temptation.

Another cute cosplay by Arisa Mizuhara! She seems to be a fan favorite among Cosplay Holic readers. A lot of classic series being featured lately too. Thanks again to Jasmine for sending this in!

30 March 2013

Final Fantasy X-2: Rikku 11

final fantasy x-2 cosplay rikku 10
Source: Crunchyroll
When the soles of the shoes we’ve been used to wearing for so long have worn out
And there’s also a hole in our moods, do we just give up and stop?

Barefoot is fine; we’ll throw off our old shoes
And ride the dancing wind in our bare skin

Once we’ve crossed the hill, there's the summer sea
Let's run down to the shining beach

“Barefoot Trail”
Translation by
Anime Lyrics

Another beautiful Rikku cosplay! I think this could actually be Mei Wai, but I’m not completely sure. What do you guys think? Thanks to Minami for sending this in!

29 March 2013

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Kirigaya Suguha and Leafa

Source: Cosplay Land on Facebook
Kirigaya Kazuto who is more commonly known in the series as Kirito, was raised along side his first cousin, Kirigaya Suguha. Their mothers are sisters and Suguha’s mother took Kazuto in when his parents died in a traffic accident. When they were still quite young, their grandfather began teaching them kendo, but Kazuto gave up the sport after two years and embraced the world of VRMMORPG. They became distant to one another and were practically strangers before the Sword Art Online incident.

This is an amazing way showing both sides of Suguha in one photo! Personally, I like the real Suguha more than Leafa, but I’m sure there are a lot of Leafa fans out there. Thanks to Miss Loki for sharing this!

28 March 2013

Pet Shop of Horrors: Count D

Source: Crunchyroll
The mysterious caretaker of a pet shop in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, Count D denies the title most human refer to him as he claims this belongs only to the shop’s true owner, his grandfather. He is calm, soft-spoken, and very androgynous in appearance that he is often mistaken to be a girl. Count D also appears to be more fond of animals and the natural world more than humans.

I found this cosplay and character to be quite fascinating, albeit a little creepy! But I really love the qi pao design here with the intricate lace. Thanks to TJ for sending this in!

26 March 2013

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune “Snow” Miku 03

vocaloid 2 hatsune snow miku 3
Source: Crunchyroll
悲しみの海に沈んだ私 目を開けるのも億劫
Sunk into a sea of grief, it's a bother to even open my eyes
このままどこまでも堕ちて行き 誰にも見つけられないのかな
And thus I’ll be, endlessly falling - but won't anyone find me?

どこへ向かい、何をすれば? ふと射し込む一筋の光
Where am I headed, what am I to do? Suddenly, a beam of light shone through
手を伸ばせば届きそうだけど 波に拐(さら)われて見失った
I stuck out my hand, and seemed to reach, but it was carried out of sight by the waves

“Deep Sea Girl”
Lyrics and Translation by

Another cute Hatsune Miku cosplayer! I really like the two-tone wig and the snow flakes! I I wonder how she managed to pin them in place? Thanks to Carol for sending this in!

Darkstalkers: Morrigan Aensland 03

Source: Cyborg Nene on World Cosplay

In the manga version of Darkstalkers by UDON Comics, Morrigan is a brash, 300-year-old succubus who doesn’t care much about her responsibilities as the future ruler of the Makai Realm. Rather, she would often visit the human world and does as she pleases, often at the expense of the men she seduces. Her father, Belial, does not approve of her actions which gets Morrigan’s two servants, Lucien and Mudo, into a lot of trouble.

I have to admit, that is one sexy succubus. You might want to check out Cyborg Nene’s World Cosplay account because she has a ton of very impressive cosplays that I’m sure many will enjoy. Thanks to Terrence for sending this in!

25 March 2013

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi: Suzumiya Haruhi 09

the melancholy of suzumiya haruhi cosplay by kipi
Source: Crunchyroll

残念な想いはもう たくさんでしょ?
You have a lot of distressing feelings, don't you?
Like being stretched out
Now, assert yourself even if the going gets tough!

I say, don’t stop all my dream
Stand up! you should satisfied
また後悔するより ここで変わろうよ
Rather than still having regrets, I'll change here
迷いながら転びながら Come out!!
Though hesitating and turning away, come out!
キミは来るね キミは来るよ
You'll come, right?
You'll come!

“Star Way to Heaven”
Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

Another awesome cosplay by Kipi! It’s really amazing how she manages to portray so many different characters so well. I hope I can meet her one day. Thanks to Gabriella for sending this in!

24 March 2013

Inu x Boku SS: Miketsukami Soushi

inu x boku ss cosplay miketsukami soushi by akatsuki tsukasa
Source: 現実。 on Tumblr
Miketsukami Soushi is the Secret Service agent assigned to Shirakiin Ririchiyo, a half-human, half-demon high school student who moved into the Ayakashi Mansion in order to have some peace and quiet living alone. Soushi is also the reincarnation of the evil Nine-Tailed Fox, which is possibly why he has Heterochromia, his right eye blue and his left eye golden. It was later revealed that Ririchiyo helped him when she was still young, an event that changed his demeanor.

Having different colored eyes usually means two sets of contact lenses, right? I’ve only ever tried clear ones so I’m always impressed when the cosplayer takes an extra effort to make sure they have the right colored eyes. Thanks to Jennifer for sending this in!

23 March 2013

Rozen Maiden Träumend: Kirakishou and Souseiseki

rozen maiden träumend cosplay kirakishou and souseiseki from japan comiket 83
Source: Marcello Masiero on Flickr

Sometime after Suigintou stole Souseiseki’s Rosa Mystica, Kirakishou used Souseiseki’s body to materialize in the not-wound world. Before she could complete her materialization however, Jun of this world formed a contract with Souseiseki’s ring, causing her body to reject both Kirakishou and her Rosa Mystica. Suigintou later returned Souseiseki’s Rosa Mystica and told her to keep it until she finds an answer to the Alice Game.

Cute cosplayers from Japan Comiket 83! And this may not be an official crossover photo, but that is definitely Hatsune Miku in the background. Thanks again to Marcello for letting me feature this!

22 March 2013

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 42

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku 41
Source: Radikal
Two hours after the arranged time of our rendezvous,
此処に独り それが答えでしょ
I was still waiting alone. So that must be your answer.

街ゆく人 流れる雲
The passers-by on the street and the floating clouds
were laughing at my stupidity.

それは簡単で とても困難で
It’s so easy, and yet so difficult,
for I can move on as soon as I accept reality.
信じられなくて 信じたくなくて
Unable to believe it, not wanting to believe it,
I must be a clown inside your mind, aren’t I?

“Puppet Clown”
Lyrics and Translation by

Another cute Miku to add to Cosplay Holic’s Collection! It’s amazing how many cosplayers have portrayed one character, and she doesn’t even have an anime… yet! Thanks to Zen for sending this in!

Naruto: Uchiha Itachi 05

naruto cosplay uchiha itachi 5
Source: ~Ahmed~ on Flickr

Uchiha Itachi possesses the ability of Mangekyo Sharingan, a rare ability even among the Uchiha said to only be present among those who have killed their closest friends. Because of this, Itachi was suspected to be Shisui’s killer, when in actuality, Shisui entrusted his last sharingan eye to Itachi in order to protect the village.

Itachi is also the only one capable of using “Izanami”, the powerful form of “Izanagi”. This technique is capable of trapping enemies in an eternal time-loop.

It’s too bad that this photo it a little blurry. I would love to see the original, high-resolution photo. Thanks again to Miguel for sending this in!

21 March 2013

Marvel: Spiderman 02

marvel cosplay spiderman from comic con birminghan 2013
Source: Xing Imagery on Facebook

When Peter Parker first learned about his super human abilities, he initially sought to capitalize on this and donned his Spiderman costume to become a novelty television star. However, as portrayed in the first movie, his ignorance to catch a fleeting thief ironically caught up to him when the same criminal later robbed and killed his Uncle Ben. Although he later managed to catch the killer, Peter learned the now infamous quote “With great power, comes great responsibility.”

Pretty amazing cosplayer from Comic Con Birmingham 2013! His costume is very well-made, and I especially love the webbing detail. Thanks to Xing Imagery for sending this in!

20 March 2013

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII: Reno, Sephiroth, and Zack Fair

crisis core: final fantasy 7 cosplay - reno, sephiroth, and zack fair gangnam style
Source: Louis G. Betita on Facebook

I have no words.

For those who don’t know Gangnam Style, my question to you would be where have you been all this time?!

Featuring Jeremiah Hyoudou as Reno, Ianzky Gatuz as Sephiroth, and Louis Betita as Zack Fair. And for those who noticed, that indeed is the same Zack cosplayer as the one I photographed before in Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp. Thanks to Ryan Romeo de Vera for letting me feature this!

19 March 2013

Rurouni Kenshin: Sagara Sanosuke 02

rurouni kenshin live action movie sagara sanosuke aoki munetaka
Source: 映画『るろうに剣心』 on Facebook

In the live action movie of Rurouni Kenshin, Sanosuke is one of the many warriors Takeda Karyu wished to hire in order to get rid of Battousai. After fighting with Kenshin, however, Sanosuke was convinced that despite the huge amount of money, he did not really care for Karyu’s ideals. Sanosuke is later seen fighting along side Kenshin as they stormed into Kanryu’s house to rescue Takani Megumi.

He is definitely one of my favorite actors in this film, second only to Kenshin. Aoki Munetaka managed to capture Sanosuke’s personality while adding a clever twist to make the character his own. Thanks to Anthony for sending this in!

17 March 2013

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Asuna

sword art online: alfheim online cosplay - asuna
Source: SAO 52pk
After Kirito rescued her in Alfheim Online, Asuna returned to the game with a new avatar. She choose an Undine from ALO using her main account that was transferred from Sword Art Online. Although she is a Healer Class, Asuna later became known as “Berserk Healer” as she enjoys fighting in the front line with her rapier on some occasions.

This looks amazing! She just needs her wings and she’s ready to take on ALO! Thanks again to Miho for sending this in!

15 March 2013

Cosplay Tutorial: How to Make a Paper Sword

So, you want to cosplay a character and have a cool sword to go with it… However, buying the actual sword would be expensive, and you might not even be able to bring it to the convention your planning to attend because it may be considered to be a deadly weapon. In some conventions, swords made out of wood have also been banned, and it would be hard to learn wood carving on your own.

In this video, Returacan makes a sword from the now infamous Sword Art Online out of paper, popsicle sticks, and lots of glue. I used his techniques in supporting the inside of Rei’s Fireblade, which worked out pretty well and passed security no problem.

The video is pretty long, but you can check out his very long list of paper sword tutorials in his youtube account. For starters, you can learn how to make hardened paper first, then jump into his six step process in making a paper sword:

  1. Sword Template
  2. Cutting Out the Blade / Sword
  3. Supporting the Sword
  4. Hardening and Sealing the Blade
  5. Covering the Wooden Support: Part 1 and Part 2 (the reason being split into two videos instead of one is actually hilarious)
  6. Finishing the Handle

Good luck in making your paper swords! I hope this will be as helpful to you as it was to me!

14 March 2013

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Len and Rin 06

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine len and rin matryoshka by kaze
Source: Kaze~ on Facebook

Um, well...
If you please, dance more and more
Kalinka? Malinka?
Just play the chord
What should I do about such feelings?
Can't you tell me? Just a little?

Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

Do you guys think the cosplayer looks familiar? Well, she used to be called “Goku Lover 3” in Cosplay Holic, but she changed her name to Kaze! And so we’ve opened up a new category for her! Remember her Len cosplay from before? I think this Matryoshka version is also a good look! Thanks again for allowing me to feature this! And be sure to check out her Facebook Page for more of Kaze’s cosplays!

13 March 2013

Bleach: Hirako Shinji 02

bleach cosplay hirako shinji
Source: Fantasies in Bleach Cosplay

During the battle between the Gotei 13 and Aizen Sosuke, 1st Division Captain Yamamoto-Genryusai Shigekuni asked Shinji which side was on. He simply answered that he was on neither’s side because he was on Kurosaki Ichigo’s. Shinji’s zanpakuto is named Sakanade, which literally means “Counter Stroke”. Once released, five holes line the blade’s length and a large ring forms at the bottom of the hilt.

I got to admit, his eyes are really creeping me out. But that just goes to show how good this cosplay is at capturing the character’s personality. Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this in!

12 March 2013

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Tifa Lockhart 13

final fantasy 7 advent children cosplay - tifa lockhart 13
Source: Perlbal Hi-Pi

Venarum pulsus in terram fluens
The pulse of veins in the Earth flowing
Parvus, parvus pulsus
Faint, faint pulse
Cor mortem ducens
Of the heart leading to death
Vita mollis in stellam redeunt
The weak life returns to the planet

“The Promised Land”
Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

Another amazing Tifa Lockhart from Advent Children! I love how several different cosplayers give their own unique look to Tifa. Maybe someone will know who the cosplayer is? Thanks to Alex for sending this in!

10 March 2013

Gundam Unicorn: RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Girl

Source: Eunice on Facebook
The Unicorn is a product of the “UC Project”, part of the Earth Federation Space Force’s reorganization plan and developed by the Vist Foundation. This experimental mobile suit contains a psycoframe, a special “La+ Program” OS that turns the enemy’s psycommu weapons against them, and the so-called NT-D system which automatically triggers the Unicorn’s Destroy Mode. Once it is in Destroy Mode, the Unicorn’s armor plates slide out, revealing a glowing red inner frame, while the head transforms into a traditional Gundam head.

It seems Gundam Girls are getting more and more popular these days. It’s pretty amazing how detailed these suits turn out, and the cosplayers have to walk around in them too! Thanks to Jane for sending this in!

09 March 2013

Le Chevalier D'Eon: Lia de Beaumont

le chevalier d'eon cosplay - lia de beaumont from japan comiket 78
Source: LiveDoor
First, let me just say that this is one of the most amazingly detailed dresses I’ve ever seen in the cosplay world.

Second? Her eyes really scare me.

But who am I to criticize her, when I don’t like wearing contact lenses even if I cosplay a character who has a different eye color than me?

Well, joking aside, I hope we find out which series this is from because I’d really love to see if there’s a manga version so that I can get my hands on it. Thanks again to 2chmod for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to Crispy Chip for letting me know she is Lia de Beaumont from Le Chevalier D'Eon!