31 July 2013

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Len and Kamui Gakupo

vocaloid 2 cosplay kagamine len and kamui gakupo imitation black
Source: ~senyama on Deviant Art

Tightly and strongly I want to be embraced
The warmth of over lapping bodies is an


太陽が照らし 僕を困らせるから
If the sun were to shine, I would be deeply bothered.
You will vanish from my sight.

Please Teach Me The Answer!!!!

“Imitation Black”
Lyrics and Translation by

A very impressive Gakupo by Deviant Artist, Senyama! Imitation Black is definitely one of my most favorite Vocaloid songs to date, and I love cosplays inspired from the music video. Thanks to Sharon for sending this in!

30 July 2013

Shingeki no Kyojin: Eren Jaeger and Mikasa Ackermann

Source: Kaname Cosplayer on Facebook

In year 845 after the fall of Wall Maria, Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert worked in the landfill before reaching the proper age to enroll in the military. They spent approximately 4 years in training before graduating with Mikasa at the top of their class and Eren ranking 5th overall. However, before they could formally apply for a position in the Scouting Legion, the Colossal Titan attacked Trost the same way it did during the fall of Wall Maria.

A very impressive cosplay by renowned cosplayers Kaname as Eren and Yuegene as Mikasa! I’m speechless at how perfect they are for their respective characters. Thanks to Sarah for sending this in!

28 July 2013

Bleach: Gotei 13

Source: Anime on Facebook

The Gotei Thirteen is the central organization in Soul Society that most Soul Reapers join. Just like its name, there are 13 divisions with different specializations:

  • The First Division which is the highest among all the ranks deal with emergencies in a swift matter and it responsible for making snap decisions.
  • The Second Division houses the Stealth Force.
  • The Fourth Division is known for their medical work.
  • The Ninth Division is the security force of Gotei 13. It is always on standby which also oversees art and culture.
  • The Eleventh Division is well-known for its sword skills and brute military tactics.
  • The Twelfth Division is the scientific research division which have been directly linked to the Shinigami Research and Development Institute over 100 years ago by former captain, Urahara Kisuke.

The third, fifth, sixth, seventh, eight, tenth, and thirteenth have no special duties. However, the Sixth Division are seen as a model division and are known for their strict adherence to the rules.

Quite an amazing group! Even though they have their backs turned, it' must have been quite a sight to see all 13 cosplayers (and one Kurosaki Ichigo) in one place. Thanks to Jun for sending this in!

25 July 2013

Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club Cast

free! - iwatobi swim club cosplay cast
Source: Rinoa Kanzaki on World Cosplay

Shortly before graduating elementary school, Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, and Rin participated in a swimming tournament then later parted ways. Years later, a reunion with Rin ends up with a challenge to a swim race, in which Haruka loses. However, not wanting to be defeated so easily, Haruka gathers Makoto and Nagisa, along with a new recruit named Rei to form the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club.

Might be a little too much eyecandy for our female readers, but hey, how could I resist? The cosplayers are Yu(遊) as Haru, Key as Makoto, Shotaro(章太郎) as Rin, Chihiro(ちひろ) as Nagisa, Yutsube(ゆっべぇ) as Rei, and Rinoa Kanzaki(りのあ神崎) as Go! Thanks to Yui for sending this in!

24 July 2013

Brave 10: Isanami

Source: Kurohiko

Once a priestess of the Izumo Shrine, Isanami is known to be the goddess of murder and slaughter. She is the most optimistic among the Sanada Ten Braves, but she can sense people’s emotions and has the ability to take away many peoples lives using her dark powers. Isanami is also known to be a healthy eater who loves soba noodles and sweets.

I didn’t even recognize Tracy when she approached me during the Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2: The Coin & Flour Saga event! I was completely embarrassed when she called my name! Some friend I am, right? I hope this photo turned out ok!

23 July 2013

Loki Invades Comic Con 2013

Now that is what I call epic.

22 July 2013

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled: Leila Malkal

code geass: akito the exiled cosplay leila malkal by jia gold bustamante
Source: Kurohiko
Daughter of a Britannian nobles, Leila Malkal was defected to the E.U. along with her entire family for disagreeing with the dated system rule in the empire. Leila was actually adopted by the Malkal family after her parents passed away. She became a Major in the E.U. Army and served as an adjutant to Commander Anou in the W-0 Unit.

A very lovely cosplay of Leila by Filipina cosplayer, Miss Jia Gold Bustamante! This was taken during the Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2: The Coin & Flour Saga, but I’ve only managed to process the photos today! I apologize for that! But I sincerely hope I managed to photograph Miss Jia well.

And in case you’re wondering, here is Pinoy Jokes + Manga Art that Miss Jia fan-signed for.

20 July 2013

Sword Art Online: Asuna 05

sword art online cosplay asuna
Source: Anime Paw on Facebook
Asuna logged into Sword Art Online borrowing her brother’s Nerve Gear after a sudden business trip kept him from playing on the opening day. Upon discovering that all players were trapped inside SAO, Asuna held herself inside her room in Starting City for a week, before resolving to take fate into her own hands. She began killing monsters and leveling up very quickly, not really caring about dying in-game before she met Kirito.

Cute cosplayer from Japan’s Game no Dengeki Kanshasai 2013 & Dengeki Bunko: Haru no Saiten 2013. Makes me wish she was carrying a sword instead of flyers though. Thanks to Michael for sending this in!

19 July 2013

Psycho-Pass: Makishima Shogo and Kogami Shinya

psycho-pass cosplay makishima shogo and kogami shinya by neru and jun
Source: Jun on World Cosplay

In the distant future, a “cymatic scan” of the brain can instantaneously measure and person’s mental state, personality, and the possibility that the person will commit a crime. The assessment, known as a Psycho-Pass, is monitored by the Sybil System, and when the “Crime Coefficient” index reaches a certain level, the individual is perused and apprehended, sometimes with lethal force.

When an Enforcer was killed under inspector Kogami Shinya’s unit, he was pursuing the mastermind behind the Specimen Case until he was killed in the same manner as his victims. Instead of seeking therapy, Shinya became so focused on the case that he was demoted to Enforcer by the Sybil System. Because of the limitation of his movements as an Enforcer, Shinya eventually left Unit One in order to hunt down Makishima Shogo and avenge his friend’s death.

A breathtaking pair of cosplayers with Neru as Shogo and Jun as Shinya! It’s almost scary how well they portray the characters from this cyberpunk thriller! Thanks to Daniel for suggesting this!

18 July 2013

Uta no Prince-sama: Mikaze Ai

Source: なちょ

The senior mentoring Kurusu Syo and Shinomiya Natsuki, Mikaze Ai is rumored to actually be a robot, thus the name “Ai” or A.I. meaning Artificial Intelligence. He is a very hardworking idol who usually acts as the mediator between Camus and Kurosaki Ranmaru. He is also very strict in his teachings, and goes by the motto: “If they have potential, raise them. If they don’t, drop them.”

Wow, Japanese cosplayer Nacho (なちょ) makes a very impressive Ai! And the hair color is just right too! I wonder if the information I got about the character is accurate though? Guess I should finish watching Maji Love 2000% soon. Thanks to Kei for sending this in!

17 July 2013

Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club: Nanase Haruka

Source: King x Mon Cosplayer on Facebook

A second year high school student, Nanase Haruka is a quiet and strong person who loves swimming and being in the water. He prefers free-style swimming and has a unique style that captivates many. Although Haru quit competitive swimming in first year middle school, he regained his passion and became vice-captain of his swim club.

A very nice cosplay by King! I’m guessing “Free!” is very popular these days, I keep seeing some news about it in my feeds. I might have to try watching this next. Thanks to Sano for sending this in!

15 July 2013

Kuroshitsuji: Sebastian Michaelis 13

kuroshitsuji black butler cosplay sebastian michaelis by 0066
Source: ~0066 on Deviant Art
There are certain occasions when Sebastian is rather indifferent to the point that he deliberately delays Ciel’s well-being and even put his life in mild danger for his own amusement. He often teases his master and once called him a “brat” who treats his workers rudely. Nevertheless, despite all his troubles, Sebastian has said that he does not dislike the butler lifestyle.

And he keeps thirteen cats in his closet at the Phantomhive household! A perfect trivia for the 13th Sebastian cosplayer, 0066! Thanks again to Daniela for sending this in!

14 July 2013

Another: Akazawa Izumi

Source: e-ShuuShuu

A student from class 3-3 who is in charge of countermeasures, Akazawa Izumi does her best to devise and uphold mean to deal with the 3-3 calamity. As a result, she resents Misaki Mei for ignoring the rules, undermining the countermeasures and causing the deaths to continue. It is later revealed that Izumi is an acquaintance of the new transfer student, Sakakibara Koichi, back in 1996, the year Izumi’s brother passed away.

Really cute cosplayer! Now sure what is wrong with Picasa, since it adjusted the photo’s contrast on its own. In any case, thanks to Orion for sending this in!

11 July 2013

Fate/Hollow Ataraxia: Saber Alter 03

fate/hollow ataraxia cosplay saber alter by lini-lehita
Source: ~Lini-Lehita on Deviant Art
When Saber was corrupted by Angra Mainyu, her personality changes into an idealist dark hero who managed to hold on to her own values despite being blackened. As she took in the hatred of the curse, she came to the realization that the duty of a hero is to cut down their enemies with all their strength, even is it meant being hated and ostracized. Saber believed that she was prepared for this outcome upon drawing Caliburn and decided to trust her blade to All the World’s Evils.

A stunning, self-made cosplay by Lini Lehita from Deviant Art! Her dress is absolutely beautiful! I want one for myself! Thank to Miki for sending this in!

10 July 2013

Sailor Moon R: Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion

sailor moon r cosplay neo-queen serenity by usagichiba-selenit and king endymion by zlovred
Source: ~UsagiChiba-Selenit on Deviant Art
The King and Queen of 30th-century Tokyo, King Endymion and Neo-Queen Serenity are the loving parents of Chibiusa. It was revealed in the series that they never aged due to the Silver Crystal’s power. Prince Endymion became King at the end of the battle against Dead Moon Circus when Helios, the priest of his former home Elysion, handed him his sacred golden crystal atop his king’s staff.

A stunning cosplay pair with UsagiChiba-Selenit as Neo-Queen Serenity and Zlovred as King Endymion! It looks like a promotional poster for a live action movie! (I can dream, can’t I?) Thanks to Jean for sending this in!

07 July 2013

Vocaloid: Kaito 09

vocaloid cosplay kaito by kaname
Source: ~ 書いてください ~
I keep on thinking of you
君影草 -Lily Bell-
-Lily Bell- Lily of the Valley

今手に残る感覚 真実?それとも、嘘?
The feeling left now in my hands, is it truth? Or is it a lie?

一時の痛み突き刺さる 庭園に立つ可憐な女性が
Briefly pierced by pain, the lovely woman standing in the garden
私の心一瞬で縛られ 落ちて 堕ちて 首を絞めた
Bound my heart in an instant, fallen, fallen, strangled

“Lily Bell”
Lyrics by Vocalochu
Translation by Narumo

Another breath-taking cosplay by Kaname! I think practically every girl (and boy?) anime fans would want to meet him some day! Me included! Thanks to Delle for sending this in!

06 July 2013

Trinity Blood: Shahrazad Al-Rahman

trinity blood cosplay shahrazad al-rahman by abyssinian
Source: Abyssinian on World Cosplay
After her Uncle Süleyman’s betrayal of Augusta Vladica, Shahrazad was exiled from the Empire along with her servants. However, Archbishop D’annunzio attacked them and used Shahra’s servants in order to blackmail her into kidnapping and killing Esther Blanchett. Shahra is first seen bring flowers to Esther after her grand speech in Istavan.

And of course, this would be the ball gown Shahra was wearing during her first meeting with Esther. German cosplayer Abyssinian makes a wonderful looking Shahra and I really enjoyed this character in the manga. Thanks again to Ophelia for sending this in!

05 July 2013

Cosplay Holic will be at the Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2, 7th of July 2013!

oh no manga cosplay camp 2

I’ll be lurking at Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2: The Coin & Flour Saga as an unofficial photographer, just like last time! Since I’m also one of the premier artists of the manga anthology, I won’t be able to take a lot of photos, put please pass by the Indie Island, tables 5 through 9 and say hi!

And in case I’m not at the Indies tables, I’ll probably wear my gray neko beanie for the event. See you there!

04 July 2013

Touhou Project: Alice Margatroid

touhou project cosplay - alice margatroid
Source: 璃波さん
不思議の不思議 命の無い
Wonder of wonders – having no life
記号と希望 重なり合わせて
Model numbers and hope – overlapping
色と形 与えられたのは
Color and shape – that has been given
青と紅 歪んだ心
Blue and crimson – a warped heart

無限の無限 私はどこ
Forever and ever – where am I?
刹那の刹那 瞼を閉じても
For a moment of a moment – even if I close my eyelids
行方不明 信じた言葉は
Missing – those words I believed in
空の後ろへ 捨てられ消えた
Behind the clouds – they were tossed away and disappeared

“Artificial Children”
Lyrics and Translation by

Another cute cosplay by Rinami! She really looks like a porcelain doll, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks to manga2x for sending this in!

03 July 2013

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Kaname Madoka 06

mahou shoujo madoka magica cosplay kaname madoka
Source: Puni’s Sweet Home

In the Drama CD entitles “Memories of You”, it was revealed that the wish in the first timeline was to save a cat named Amy from death. However, every time, Madoka was either killed of transformed into a witch named Kriemhild Gretchen, one that became even more powerful with each time reset. In the current timeline, Kyubey claimed that Madoka has an impossibly large amount of potential for magic, claiming that she could even become a god.

Another beautiful cosplay by Indonesian cosplayer, Clarissa Punipun! Please visit her blog and her facebook page to show your support! Thanks again for sending this in, Clarissa!

02 July 2013

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Cloud Strife 08

final fantasy advent children cosplay cloud strife
Source: Flickr

“I pity you. You just don't get it at all… there’s not a thing I don’t cherish!”

Tormented by the guilt he perceived as his past failings to save those he cares about, Cloud became a much darker and somber character in Advent Children. Worse, he felt even more helpless when he contracted the terminal Geostigma plague, adding to his depression. Cloud began to distance himself from his friends and preferred to live alone, but it is unclear whether of not this changed after he was forced to face his past both metaphorically and literally.

This cosplay looks absolutely stunning! Too bad I couldn’t find a better photo quality than this one. And if anyone can tell who the cosplayer is, please let me know so I can credit them. Thanks to Shia for sending this in!