31 December 2014

Rurouni Kenshin: Himura Kenshin 04

rurouni kenshin cosplay - himura kenshin by krhBorn on June 20, 1849, Himura Kenshin was known as “Shinta” before his master, Hiko Seijuro XIII, saved him from marauding bandits. He was renamed by Hiko when he decided to take Kenshin in as his apprentice, stating that Shinta was not a good name for a swordsman. At age 14, Kenshin joined the rebellion against the Tokugawa regime; much to Hiko’s disappointment as he believed that Kenshin was not yet prepared in mind and spirit for dealing with the conflicts of the outside world.

This is quite an impressive shot! KRH is still in perfect focus despite leaping in mid air! It must have taken quite a few attempts to get this photo! Thanks to Janet for sending this in!

Source: けい の シークレットベース on tumblr

30 December 2014

Final Fantasy XIII: Oerba Dia Vanille 02

final fantasy xiii cosplay - oerba dia vanille by rinto tocchiOerba Dia Vanille is a headstrong yet deeply empathetic individual who tried to remain positive even in hopeless situations. However, this sanguine personality is a facade to hide her own fear and guilt. By the end of Final Fantasy XIII, Vanille learned to stop running from her problems and fight for what she believes in.

Wow, I thought this was another version of the original CG, but it turned out to be Japanese cosplayer, Rinto Tocchi! Please make sure to give her World Cosplay profile a visit! She has a lot of amazing photos! Thanks to Kai for sending this in!

Source: Tocchi on World Cosplay
First seen in: AFA - ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA on Facebook

29 December 2014

Kamigami no Asobi: Totsuka Tsukito

kamigami no asobi cosplay - totsuka tsukito by ume chanThe Japanese God of the Moon, Totsuka Tsukito was assigned by Thoth Caducues to be the disciplinary head of the school. He is quiet and reserved, but he can be painfully blunt when he does speak his mind. Although he is described to be unsociable, he almost always gets dragged into Apollon’s mess.

Vietnamese cosplayer, Ume Chan certainly makes a beautiful Moon God, wouldn’t you agree? I must remember to feature more of her works! Thanks to Magnolia for sending in her profile!

Source: Ume Chan on World Cosplay

24 December 2014

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 57

vocaloid 2 cosplay - christmas santa hatsune miku by yumicosplay

Merry Christmas, Everyone~!

Source: YumiCosplay on Deviant Art

17 December 2014

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku and Mikuo

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku and mikuo

In this loveless world
What should we expect?
Not knowing how exciting love is
Who are we supposed to be meant to meet?

I know even what “Love” is
It was written in the textbook
I recall it is an infection
That was eradicated about 50 years ago

“Koi nanka Shira nai” (I have No Idea what Love is)
Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

I unexpectedly fell in love with this song, and it made me want to feature a Miku and Mikuo for today. It sounds like the song has a second voice, but I’m not completely sure..? What do you guys think?

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

13 December 2014

Love Live! and Uta no Prince-sama Cast

love live! and uta no prince-sama (pilot) cosplay cast

My chest is almost too small for my beating heart.
Uh baby 強引になる恋の衝動
Uh baby. The impulse of love is becoming overbearing.
Which one do you pick, Princess?
This 1000% LOVE will surely make you dizzy.

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

Ok guys, a little help here? I know the right side features the cast of Uta no Prince-sama, but who are the girls on the left? I’m debating among AKB0048, Idolmaster, and Love Live. Which is it or maybe they’re someone else entirely? Thanks to Lyla for sharing this!

EDIT: Thanks to Visa for letting me know that the girls are from Love Live!

Source: Gaeaforce's Viewfinder on Facebook

06 December 2014

Yami no Matsuei: Muraki Kazutaka 04

yami no matsuei cosplay - muraki kazutaka by kidzuki sakura

どれほど時が 流れれば
How much longer time will flow
凍えた身体 目覚めるの
As your frozen body awakens
逃げ道ばかり 探しても
Searching for the path out
手は届かない TRUE LOVE
Hands not reaching, True Love

今こそ翼 羽ばたかせ
Now I'll flap these wings
誰にも負けない 力で
This strength won't lose to anyone
臆病な 今 消せるほど
Now I can erase this cowardice
抱きしめたい Hold Love
I want to hold you tight, Hold Love

“My All”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Kidzuki Sakura is really beautiful, isn’t she? I’m finding it very difficult choosing from her photos since I want to feature every single one of them! I hope you guys don’t mind the “spam” for now! Thanks again to Hachimitsu for showing me her profile on Cosplayers’ Archive!

Source: 姫月さくら on Cosplayers’ Archive

05 December 2014

Vocaloid 2: Kaito, Kagamine Len, and Kamui Gakupo

vocaloid 2 cosplay - arrest rose - kaito, kagamine len, and gakupo

Comment allez-vous?
How are you doing?

You Need Me, Don’t You?

The sun gradually erases itself,
while the night’s curtain lowers.
Inside a soundless room,
only grief remains with me.

I can’t stay by your side anymore.
I can no longer see you. Ah...
I will forget all and disappear.
Even this night is on the brink of vanishing.

“Arrest Rose”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Beautiful aren’t they? Although I have to say this: Smoking is bad for your health! I’m pretty sure those cigarettes aren’t lighted for this shoot, so please, avoid smoking at all costs! Thanks again to Clara Mae for sending this in!

Source: TAISA on World Cosplay

03 December 2014

Star Driver: Shindou Sugata

star driver cosplay - shindou sugataCalm, intelligent, and emotionally reserved, Shindou Sugata is a member of the Midnight Flight Club and the current Star Driver of the King Cybody, Samekh. He is the only one to successfully apprivoise Samekh, as previous candidates have fallen into a permanent coma. He became friends with Tsunashi Takuto despite distrusting him at first due to the manner of his arrival on the island.

I was thinking about featuring Novo again for cosplaying my character, Jeremy Chan from Crystal Shadows, when I came upon this image of Fukuyama Jun’s voice acting roles. Sugata’s small image in the middle caught my attention because I thought he looked like Jeremy and sure enough, Sugata even wore a violet vest in the series! So I’m just going to pretend all of the Sugatas I’ll be featuring in Cosplay Holic are cosplays of Jeremy, ok? It’ll definitely inspire me to draw faster! Haha!

Source: Kinlyu on World Cosplay

02 December 2014

Kamigami no Asobi: Thoth Caduceus

kamigami no asobi cosplay - thoth caduceus by souThe Egyptian God of Knowledge, Thoth Caduceus is known as the god of wisdom and creation, responsible for awakening the world. He is a strict tutor who spends most of his time in the library and exerts a lot of pressure on his students. Although he knows everything there is to know about the universe, he still desires even more knowledge and thus continues to read as many books as possible.

Japanese cosplayer Sou (蒼) makes a lovely Thoth, wouldn’t you agree? From her other cosplays, she has fair skin, so it must have taken a lot of make up to achieve this look! Thanks to again to Mika for sending this in!

Source: Sou (蒼) on World Cosplay

01 December 2014

Ao Haru Ride: Mabuchi Kou and Yoshioka Futaba 02

ao haru ride cosplay - mabuchi kou and yoshioka futaba by lim garcia and azeIn high school, Futaba began to realize that she still had feelings for Mabuchi, but worries that Mabuchi does not feel the same way. After all, Mabuchi told her that his feelings for her had changed since junior high school. Futaba eventually decides to confess to Mabuchi anyway, and when she was rejected, she was finally able to move on.

The information I’m getting from Wikipedia is confusing. All this talk about breakups between these two characters, and yet the cosplayers portray them to be a cute and sweet couple! I think it’s about time I watch this series for myself!

Anyway, this photo features Filipino cosplayers, Lim Garcia and Aze, who happen to be a couple IRL! That just makes this cosplay even sweeter, wouldn’t you agree? Please remember to give them your support by visiting their Facebook pages!

Source: Totodale Photography on Facebook

30 November 2014

Vampire Knight: Shiki Senri 03

vampire knight cosplay - shiki senri by kumaqiApathetic and a follower by nature, Shiki Senri is described as a quiet “doll” who kept out of trouble in order to keep his mentally ill mother from worrying about him. He became attached to Ichijou Takuma who always encourages Senri to try new things. After being used by his father, Kuran Rido, to hurt the people he cares about, including Touya Rima, Senri began to stand up for himself and gained a bit more self-respect.

Another amazing cosplay by KumaQi! I always thought Shiki was an interesting character from the very beginning. I just wish he had a bigger role in the series. Thanks again to Mai for sending this in!

Source: Kumaqi熊祁 on Facebook

29 November 2014

Big Hero 6: Tadashi Hamada

“I will leave these Baymax's for you guys, they will take care of you specially during your mood swings. And please hug it whenever you miss me.”

That’s not a movie quote, but a Liui quote in his portrayal of Tadashi from Big Hero 6! I thought it was pretty amazing how such a simple character could be cosplayed so well! Liui got Tadashi’s look down perfectly, and I wouldn’t mind having a Baymax plushie myself. Thanks to Jenlyn for sending this in!

Source: Liui Aquino on Facebook

28 November 2014

Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club: Tachibana Makoto and Nanase Haruka

Rage on,

brilliant light

Stay sharp and turn your eyes to the moment

the sun is blazing on my flavor
lost nowhere else to be
what I want -

what is it that I wished for?

find delight in this silence

“Rage On”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Aren’t they cute? I haven’t featured Lenneth XVII in a while, so I though I’d give their page a visit. Please support the cosplayers, Lenneth XVII as Makoto and Yuks General as Haruka!

Source: Lenneth XVII x MAKO on Facebook

27 November 2014

Vocaloid 2: Kamui Gakupo 10

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kamui gakupo by xesta

捕われた行き場のない心 動けなくなる
Captured, with nowhere to escape, my heart has become immobile.
自分の感情(キモチ)さえ見えない 目を背けてる
Unable to see even my own emotions, I turn my eyes away.
The wings held in my palm are like butterflies,
wanting to fly but are unable to do so.

“You should just live your life to your convenience.”
“I will never make you have to say you're suffering.”

I hear these kinds of temptations at the base of my ears.

“Paranoid Doll”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Japanese cosplayer Xesta makes a lovely Gakupo! Paranoid doll is easily one of my most favorite Vocaloid songs… probably because of Gackt’s voice. I wonder if he painted that butterfly on his face or maybe… a sticker? Thanks to Clara Mae for sending this in!

Source: XESTA on World Cosplay

25 November 2014

Kamigami no Asobi: Loki Laevatein

kamigami no asobi cosplay - loki laevatein by nia mello

The Norse God of Fire, Loki Laevatein is a mischievous god who loves playing tricks on everyone. Because of this, most people avoided him when he was young, save for Balder who still befriended Loki despite his troublesome personality. Loki is said to be quite a lazy god, but would go all out on something that interests him.

Chinese cosplayer, Nia Mello, looks wonderful as Loki! I actually thought this was Otoya at first, but it’s a good thing I found her World Cosplay account! Thanks to Mika for sending this in!

Source: Nia Mello on World Cosplay

23 November 2014

Ao Haru Ride: Mabuchi Kou and Yoshioka Futaba

ao haru ride cosplay - mabuchi kou and yoshioka futabaIn junior high, Yoshioka Futaba was ostracized by the other girls because too many boys liked her. She only liked one boy, however, and that was Tanaka Kou, who moved away before she could even tell him how she felt.

Now in high school, Futaba is determined to be as unladylike as possible so that her new friends would not become jealous of her. Coincidentally, she meets Kou again, now using the name “Mabuchi Kou”, who tells her that he too, liked her in junior high, but feels differently now.

“Feels differently”, and yet this photo says otherwise! They look like they’re having fun together, isn’t that adorable? It makes you wonder what they saw up there. Thanks to Jenny for sending this in!

Source: Shoujo TV Anime News on Facebook

22 November 2014

Meitantei Conan: Kudo Shinichi and Mori Ran

meitantei conan (detective conan) cosplay - kudo shinichi (jimmy kudo) and mori ran (rachele moore) by kumaqi and mayoii

Kudo Shinichi is a 17-year-old high school student who is a brilliant detective known to have closed cases that professionals could not. After going to a theme park with his childhood friend, Mori Ran, Shinichi followed two suspicious characters, Gin and Vodka, suspecting that they were criminals. Gin then attacked Shinichi and forced him to drink an experimental poison, APTX 4869 and left him for dead. Fortunately, a rare side effect of the drug caused Shinichi’s age to regress, shrinking him to the form of a child.

Chinese cosplayers KumaQi熊祁 and 真宵Mayoiii certainly look the part of Shinichi and Ran, and they managed to get those impossible hairstyles right too! I wonder how they look in another angle? Thanks to Mai for sharing this!

Source: KumaQi熊祁 on Facebook

21 November 2014

Shingeki no Kyojin: Eren Jeager 03

shingeki no kyojin cosplay - eren jeager by miura harumaEren has been overprotective of his friends and family ever since he was a child. Armin was his only friend and Eren never hesitated taking on the bullies who would make fun of him. He even brutally slaughtered the human traffickers who captured Mikasa in order to rescue her, even though they had never met before. After losing his mother to a titan, and losing contact with his father, his overprotectiveness intensified and he vowed to kill all the Titans with the Survey Corps.

You’ve probably seen this already, but I have to say, these character posters for the live action Shingeki no Kyojin movie look amazing! I’m a little worried about how the effects will be 3D Maneuver Gear, but I still can’t wait to see this!

What do you think of Miura Haruma playing the role of Eren Jeager? Remember, he’s the same guy who played Kazehaya from the live action Kimi ni Todoke movie. Quite a different role for him, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks to Karen for sending this in!

Source: Anime News Network

20 November 2014

Vampire Knight Musical Cast

vampire knight musical cast

Wakatsuki Yumi, better known as a member of Japanese female idol group “Nogizaka46” will be playing the lead role as Yuki Cross in the musical adaptation of Hino Matsuri’s Vampire Knight as reported by Crunchyroll. The musical is scheduled to perform at the Hakuhinkan Theater in Tokyo from January 21-25, 2015. Among those listed in the cast are:
I’d love to watch this myself, but I don’t live in Japan and I can’t understand Japanese! It would be nice if there were subtitles available in the live performance, much like Chinese musical I watched here in Manila. I wonder if Rima and Ruka will make an appearance here? Anyway, thanks to ちびめち for sharing this!

19 November 2014

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 55

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku senbonzakura by teru terumii

After a bold and audacious Westernization revolution,
this is now an open and upright anti-war nation.
As I pedal forward my bicycle marked with the Japanese flag,
悪霊退散 ICBM
evil spirits will disperse from my intercontinental ballistic missiles.

環状線を走り抜けて 東奔西走なんのその
Looping the belt line, I don't care if I'm constantly on the move.
少年少女戦国無双 浮世の随(まにま)に
Boys and girls must be unrivaled during the warring era, in the floating world.

“Senbonzakura” (Thousands of Cherry Trees)
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Remember Teru Terumii, the Indonesian cosplayer who played Alice from Pandora Hearts? I decided to give her blog a visit and was happy to see her version of Hatsune Miku’s Senbonzakura! I think this suits her quite well, wouldn’t you agree?

If you like her work, please support her through Facebook too! Thank you very much!

Source: Teru Terumii’s Blog