28 February 2013

Fate/Stay Night: Saber 13

fate/stay night cosplay - saber 13
Source: Marcello Masiero on Flickr
At the beginning of the series, Saber did not appreciate Emiya Shirou’s treatment of her as a woman due to her status as a knight and Servant. Her pride as a former king made her appear to be somewhat cold and distant, as she was unwilling to show her emotions. However, as the series progressed, Saber’s insecurities became more apparent, and she later began to open up to Shirou little by little.

She’s so cute! Although Saber doesn’t want to admit it, I think she’s actually a little shy whenever someone compliments her about… practically anything. Thanks again to Marcello for sharing this!

27 February 2013

Final Fantasy X-2: Yuna 14

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - yuna by sugar blossom
Source: Sugar Blossom Cosplay on Facebook
はかないぬくもりが はるかに離れたとしても
Even if that empty warmth move away to the distance
That moment our souls touch each other, dwell on the feelings to tomorrow
なつかしいてのひらを わたしは忘れないから
I won't forget that dear palm so
君へとたどりつき めぐりあう・・・かならず
I'll reach you, I'll meet you… for sure
By passing over even darkness

“To You”
Lyrics and Translation by

Beautiful Gunner Yuna by D.C. cosplayer, Sugar Blossom! Please do check out her Facebook page for more of her photos, and her blog, Portemanteau de Micah for her cosplay tutorial and works in progress! Thanks for letting me feature this!

26 February 2013

Vocaloid 2: Megurine Luka and Hatsune Miku 02

vocaloid 2 cosplay - megurine luka and hatsune miku from japan comiket 80
Source: Gamer Pro
On the boundary lines of mingling jokes
On the other side of the stairs
There are no good things at all but, hey
How about I pull your hand?

A terrible stumbling dance
Yes, dancing atop the altar?
Our dumfounded eyes are dazzled
What would it be like, here with you!

“World’s End Dance Hall”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

Another pair of cute Vocaloid cosplayers from Japan Comiket 80! I know I’m three conventions too late, but I thought you guys might like this photo anyway! Thanks again to 2chmod for sending this in!

25 February 2013

Pandora Hearts: Alice Baskerville 02

pandora hearts cosplay - alice baskerville by teru terumii
Source: Teru Terumii~ (。・ω・。)- テルテルミ on Facebook
Alice Baskerville lost her memories some time ago and is determined to get them back, not realizing that she was responsible for her own amnesia. She was actually in Sablier when the city was dragged into the Abyss, a time filled with painful memories involving her mother, Lacie, and Levi Baskerville. It was revealed that Alice was actually one of twins who would later be merged with the Core of the Abyss in order for Levi to attain the power of the Abyss.

And I will leave it at that lest I spoil anything more. Now, I would like to introduce you all to Teru Terumii a Singaporean cosplayer who is “crazy about Totoro and Nyanko Sensei”! Please visit her Facebook Page and World Cosplay Page to give her your support and see more of her beautiful cosplays! Thanks again to Teru for letting feature her!

23 February 2013

Gantz: Kurono Kei

gantz cosplay - kurono kei from japan comiket 83
Source: Marcello Masiero on Flickr
Another amazing cosplay I can’t get out of my head. This feels like something from a futuristic, science-fiction series that’s really getting my curiosity up! And the fact that the cosplayer looks really cool is doubling my curiosity levels too!

I wonder if the cosplayer was uncomfortable? It looks like a full leather costume and they’re posing in the sun!

In any case, I hope those blue dots will give someone a clue as to who they’re cosplaying as. And if it helps any, here is photo with another cosplayer. Thanks again to Marcello for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to Brent for letting me know this is Kurono Kei from Gantz!

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Euphemia li Britannia 02

code geass: lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - euphemia li britannia 2
Source: N.E Project on Facebook

By the end of the first season of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Euphemia li Britannia announced that she intended to form a Special Administrative Zone of Japan in the region under Mount Fuji. This will evidently give the Japanese people their name as well as their country back. However, during the administration changeover ceremony, she fell under the accidental influence of Lelouch Lamperouge’s Geass, compelling her to kill the Japanese people.

Beautiful cosplay by Suok Jiuan! She makes a very stunning Euphemia, and I really like the way she did her eye make up. Thanks to Syaza for suggesting this!

22 February 2013

Ano Hana: “Menma” Honma Meiko

ano hana cosplay - menma honma meiko
Source: Anime on Facebook
Honma Meiko, affectionately known as “Menma” to her group of friends, died in an accident while they were still very young. One summer day, she appeared before Yadomi Jinta, or “Jintan”, the de facto leader of their self-proclaimed Super Peace Brothers. Although she is awarer of her death, she is unsure why she has returned to see Jintan, other than remembering that she once made a request to him that has possibly remained unfulfilled.

She so cute! Definitely one of the best Menma’s I’ve yet seen! And in case you’re wondering, the full name of the anime is Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. I’ll stick with “Ano Hana” for this blog, ok? Thanks to Sam for sending this in!

21 February 2013

Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi: Yukina Kou

sekai-ichi hatsukoi cosplay - yukina kou by aoyu3319
Source: Aoyu3319 on World Cosplay
A 21-year-old store clerk, Yukina Kou is in charge of the Shoujo Manga section at Marimo Books. He is very sociable with his customers, and is considered to be a “Prince” among his female admirers. Yukina was aware that Kisa Shota came to the bookstore often to watch him work, but when he found out that Kisa is the editor of all of his favorite works, Yukina began to develop feelings for him as well.

Another amazing cosplay by Aoyu3319! I think I could easily become one of his (wait, “her”!) admirers too. And is that a volume of Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi he’s holding? Thanks again to Finnie for sending this in!

20 February 2013

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Leafa

Source: 肉感少女-Neneko on Facebook
Although initially disliking VRMMOs, Kirigaya Suguha took up Alfheim Online in order to better understand her cousin, Kazuto, as he was trapped in Sword Art Online. She won the Sylph tournament thanks to her Kendo background, earning the title of the strongest Sylph in ALO. Her display name in game is “リーファ”, pronounced as “Leafa”.

A very cute cosplay of Leafa by 肉感少女 – Neneko! Although I’m kinda sad she doesn’t have wings, ALO does set a time limit for those to appear, right? Thanks to Janet for sending this in!

19 February 2013

Final Fantasy XIII: Hope Estheim

final fantasy xiii cosplay - hope estheim
Source: Final Fantasy Garden on Facebook

A Cocoon exile at the start of the game, Hope Estheim and his mother, Nora, were visiting the town of Bodhum when they were caught up in the Purge and exiled to Pulse. Under Snow Villiers’ leadership, Nora joined the resistance in the Hanging Edge. Unfortunately, Nora fell to her death during the battle while trying to protect Hope and after saving Snow’s life. This incident angered Hope and he and fellow exile, Oerba Dia Vanille, followed Snow to the Pulse Vestige.

Really great cosplay and location! First time I’ve seen Takeshi Photography’s work, but I’d love to see more from this photographer. Thanks to Daniela for sending this in!

18 February 2013

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku and Kaito

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku and kaito
Source: ~ 書いてください ~

I just wish that time would stand still
I want to savor this moment for all time
揺れる鼓動一つ一つを 刻み付けてたい
I want to be able to store it away, the sound of your beautiful beating heart
とどまれ熱く濡れ 打ち付ける昂まりに
This sensation fills me with joy, this wonderful warm and wet feeling
And my whole body is immobilized
It makes me feel like I'm in a fairytale

Lyrics and Translation by: Vocalochu

Hatsune Miku and Kaito make a really cute couple! Although Miku has been paired with other guy Vocaloids in the past too, right? Maybe I just like the green and blue combination. Thanks to Kanae for sending this in!

17 February 2013

League of Legends: Fiddlesticks

league of legends cosplay - fiddlesticks by 4 itchy tasty! cosplay
Source: 4 itchy Tasty! Cosplay on Facebook

For nearly twenty years, Fiddlesticks has stood alone in the easternmost summoning chamber of the Institute of War. Only the burning emerald light of his unearthly gaze pierces the musty darkness of his dust-covered home. It is here that the Harbinger of Doom keeps a silent vigil. His is a cautionary tale of power run amok, taught to all summoners within the League.

Excerpt from:
League of Legends Wikia 

Amazing cosplay by 4 itchy Tasty! Cosplay group! It looks like the cosplayer is standing on some very well made stilts, which means s/he has very good balance to boot! Thanks for sending this in, and we hope to see more from you guys!

16 February 2013

Unknown Cosplay #140

unknown cosplay 140 from japan comiket 83
Source: Marcello Masiero on Flickr

Thanks to Marcello, I have a ton of cosplays to look through, and this is one of the first few photos that caught my attention.

I’d really like to know where this character came from because the design of her cosplay is really intricate! It must have been pretty expensive to make! Plus, she really stands out among the otaku crowd wouldn’t you agree?

I hope you guys can figure out who she is cosplaying as! And if it helps, here is another view of the same cosplayer. Thanks again to Marcello for sending this in!

Spice and Wolf: Horo

spice and wolf / okami to koshinryo cosplay - horo / holo by tanzoir
Source: Tanzoir on Facebook
A wolf harvest deity originally from a place in the north known as Yoitsu, Horo made a promise to the men of Pasloe that she would ensure them good wheat harvest year after year. However, as the years passed, the townspeople started to forsake Horo and did not rely on her as much as they used to. As a result, Horo escaped Pasloe in Kraft Lawrence’s wagon, hoping to see how much the world has changed since her stay in Pasloe.

Another cute cosplay by Tanzoir! She now has a Facebook Page, so please check her out and give her a like when you have time! Thanks again for allowing me to feature this!

15 February 2013

Chrome Shelled Regios: Layfon Wolfstein Alseif

chrome shelled regios cosplay - layfon wolfstein alseif by aoyu3319
Source: Aoyu3319 on World Cosplay
One of the twelve wielders of the “Heaven Blades”, Layfon Wolfstein Alseif held the title of Wolfstein at the young age of ten. He not only has high levels of kei, but he is also a fast learner, mastering combat techniques that earned him his elite rank. However, his participation in illegal underground matches cost him his title and was immediately exiled from Grendan. He later entered the Academy City of Zuellni as a General Education student in order to start anew.

Great cosplay by Chinese cosplayer, Aoyu3319! I love how she got Layfon’s hair right, with his left side longer than his right. Thanks to Finnie for sending this in!

14 February 2013

One Piece: Sanji 04

Source: Manga Fox on Facebook
At the beginning of the series, Sanji has always covered his left eye with his hair. This is because Sanji has an asymmetrical face, and therefore, the spiral on his eyebrows are on different ends: with his right eyebrow spiraling at the outer end, and his left at the inner end. He often gets upset when someone, Zoro in particular, mocks him over his spirals.

I don’t know about you guys, but it looks like Sanji’s found love.Happy Valentines Day! And thanks to Lilybelle for sending this in!

12 February 2013

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Asuna as Titania

Source: Marcello Masiero on Flickr

Although Kirito managed to complete Sword Art Online, Asuna along 300 other players were captured by Sugo Nobuyuki into another VRMMORPG known as Alfheim Online. Asuna was forced to play the role of Titania, the Queen of the Fairies, all the while trapped in Alfheim online so that Sugo could marry her in the real world and take over her father’s company, RCT Progress Inc. The other players were trapped in a dream-like state, constantly being experimented on as part of Sugo’s research.

Beautiful Asuna cosplayer from Japan Comiket 83! I’ve always wondered how cosplayers manage to make elf ears like that. Or maybe they are store bought in Japan? Thanks to Marcello for sending this!

11 February 2013

Ao no Exorcist: Okumura Rin and Okumura Yukio 02

Source: Samahan ng MahihiLig sa Anime on Facebook
At the funeral of his guardian Father Fujimoto Shiro, Okumura Rin encounters Mephisto Pheles, an old friend and acquaintance of Fujimoto’s. Although Mephisto was originally ordered to assassinate Rin, he instead agreed with Rin’s wish of becoming an exorcist and enrolled him in True Cross Academy. Little did Rin know that his brother, Okumura Yukio, is already a veteran Exorcist and will soon become one of his teachers.

Lovely effects and really great cosplaying! They may not look like twins, but they still make a great pair! Thanks to May for sending this in!

10 February 2013

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku and megurine luka by tasha and tomia
Source: Picasa

There is a mutual fascination between us as we gazed at each other.
I didn’t want to leave a permanent scar on your back.
All alone, I cried…
As I also wanted to soil those hands.

“Rondo of the Sun and Moon”
Lyrics by Vocalochu
Translation by Kurohiko

Another amazing Vocaloid cosplay by Tasha and Tomia! Forgive the crude translation, my Japanese is not very good, but I couldn’t find an English translation online! I hope it’s about right though! Thanks again to Lily for sending this in!

09 February 2013

God Eater: The Player

god eater / gods eater burst cosplay
Source: CSddLink
In the year 2071, most of the world has been razed by an alien life form known as the Aragami. These mysterious and aggressive creatures consist of colonies which has hundreds of thousands of independent units analogized as “cells” or “oracle cells”. The only way to defeat them is to use the God Arc, a specialized biological weapon that is made of the same oracle cells which can destroy the Aragami’s core.

I have to say, that God Arc is absolutely massive! And this seems like a really cool game that I need to check out for myself. Thanks to Takei for sending this in!

08 February 2013

Hetalia: Axis Powers: America 03

hetalia: axis powers cosplay - america by lirlys
Source: Lirlys on Deviant Art
A loud and energetic individual, America is the youngest among the Allied Forces and their self-declared leader in the World War II strips of Hetalia: Axis Powers. He is obsessed with superheroes, hamburgers, and has an unusual taste for weird colored sweets, much to Japan’s chagrin. America occasionally intrudes on other people’s business and has Phasmophobia, or a fear of ghosts.

Another amazing cosplay by Lirlys! America doesn’t seem all that loud here, but I’m sure the character has his quiet moments as well. Thanks to Merry for sending this in, as well as to her photographer, Aidu!