31 May 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cast

teenage mutant ninja turtles cosplay - michelangelo, donatello, leonardo, and raphael

A team of four anthropomorphic turtles, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael are trained in the art of ninjutsu by their anthropomorphic rat sensei, Splinter. Leo is the tactician and leader of the group who wears a blue mask and carries a pair of twin katanas. Mikey is a free-spirited prankster who wears an orange mask and wields a pair of nunchakus. Don is a scientist and technological genius who wears a purple mask and carries a bo staff. Last but not least, Raph is the team bad boy who wears a red mask and wields a pair of sai.

This group of cosplayers are part of the Turtle Power Entertainment who, according to Pedro Murillo, “work with many different charity organizations to help in any way we can” and “bring smiles to others”.

Now that is what cosplaying is really about. Not to criticize and compare, but to bring happiness and to inspire others. Kudos to you, my friend, and more Turtle Power! Thanks to Pedro for sending this in!

On a side note though, I always thought Mikey wore a yellow mask, not orange. Hehe…

Source: Turtle Power Entertainment

30 May 2014

Transformers: Bumblebee (Kre-O)

transformers cosplay - bumblebee (kre-o) at age of extinction megamall event 2014Bumblebee thinks he’s the coolest Kreon of them all, Autobots or Decepticons alike. Whenever he’s not punking the other Autobots, he likes cruising on the freeway at top speed. He also likes hanging out wherever there are lot of humans and loud music.

I found this adorable looking Bumblebee last 18th of May at the Transformers: Age of Extinction Event in Megamall. My nephew is a huge fan of this toy line, so we got to take a lot of photos of this cosplay. He also took advantage of the huge sale from Toy Kingdom too, and manage to get a ton of savings.

Was anyone else at the event?

Photographer: 黑火子 ~Kurohiko

25 May 2014

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic: Ren Kouen

magi: the labyrinth of magic cosplay - ren kouen2chmod asked:

You have a certain standard for your blog. How come you don't post the sexier photos I send?

The main thing about this blog is that I want to have a website that features beautiful cosplays without the excessive exposure of one’s skin. While I agree that some anime series do have very accurate cosplays of sexy characters, I want my younger nephews and nieces to be able to go through this site without my older siblings killing me.

I do post the occasional bikini or almost-pantsu-shot though? I hope that’ll be enough for now.

Anyway, please post more of your questions in the comments of this entry! And also, please feel free to let me know who this cosplayer is portraying! Thanks to Sandy for sending this in!

Source: Crunchyroll

EDIT: Thanks to Lance Ensing for letting me know this is Ren Kouen from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic!

24 May 2014

Fate/Unlimited Codes: Saber Alter 02

fate/unlimited codes cosplay - saber alter 2凍えそうな躯(からだ)と>
This frozen body and
Flake of feeling
Before they rot away
Leap past the night

Even though I depend on someone
There is nothing else I wish for
My true self is right here
Don’t close your eyes

Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Those beautiful dress patterns/details! I wouldn’t mind owning a dress like this and wearing it at a formal dinner, even if someone were to recognize it as Saber Alter’s dress! And I think it’s even made of velvet cloth, so it looks really expensive! Thanks to Sarah for sending this in!

Source: pimg.tw

23 May 2014

Guilty Crown: Yuzuriha Inori 05

guilty crown cosplay - yuzuriha inori 5So, everything that makes me whole
I will dedicate them all to you now
I’m Yours
ねえ こんなに笑えたこと
You know, never in my life
Have I been able to smile so much
I’m sure
I’ve been walking on a path
Full of mistakes, all by myself
Just for this day

“My Dearest”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

That’s a rather breath-taking Inori, wouldn’t you agree? It always surprises me how cosplayers manage to wear amazing costumes like this!
Sorry I’ve been out, guys! I now have two manga series that I’m currently working on, plus my own webcomic “Crystal Shadows”, and one more “labor of love”! I’m surprised I haven’t had a panic attack yet, but I do hope I can get back to sleeping properly again soon! Thanks to Jennifer for sending this in!

Source: Facebook

16 May 2014

Fairy Tail: Gildarts Clive

fairy tail cosplay - gildarts cliveA laid-back, easy going individual, Gildarts Clive has a hilarious tendency of breaking down walls with his Crash instead of using the door, possibly because he pays very little attention to his surroundings. When fighting, he’s rather bad at holding back his strength, although he does fight in a certain way in order to prevent human casualties. Gildarts is said to have a great interest and utmost faith in the new generation of Fairy Tail’s Mages.

Cosplayer Elffi makes a rather dashing Gildarts! Even if I’m not too familiar with this series, I dare say that is one job very well done! Thanks to Cynthia for sending this in!

Source: Elffi Cosplay on Facebook

15 May 2014

Crystal Shadows: Erin Kiraly and Jeremy Chan

When foreign exchange student Jeremy Chan first entered Crescent Academy, he was bullied by his peers because of his tall, lanky appearance and his Cantonese accent. However, that didn’t stop Erin Kiraly from befriending him, even though she was one of the most popular girls in school.

A few years later, they entered high school and it seems their roles have been completely reversed! Not only that, they act as if they barely know each other despite what first appeared to be a fruitful friendship! What could have happened between them that changed their lives completely?

This would be one of the reasons why Cosplay Holic was been idle lately… My dear friends, Eleniel Mist and Novanjon Ignacio Novo have agreed to cosplay Erin and Jeremy from my webcomic, “Crystal Shadows”. We did a photo shoot during GTMACCON 3 at Fisher Mall and got a ton of really amazing photos! I really loved how they turned out! And hopefully, you guys wouldn’t mind if I show them off here for a while!

It really pushed my imagination since I was the one planning the sets and taking the photos, but it was definitely a lot of fun! Please visit my site for the complete set and let me know what you think! You can also read Crystal Shadows at kurohiko.com for free!

Source: Kurohiko

07 May 2014

Bakuman Live Action

sato takeru and kamiki ryunosuke in bakuman live actionA live action film for Bakuman has just been green-lit for release in 2015 according to Anime News Network, and Rurouni Kenshin stars Sato Takeru (Himura Kenshin / Battousai) and Kamiki Ryunosuke (Seta Soujiro) have been cast for the lead roles as Mashiro Moritaka and Takagi Akito respectively!

Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Beck, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru, Ryōmaden) plays Moritaka Mashiro, a boy who aspires to be a manga artist, and Ryunosuke Kamiki (Howl's Moving Castle, Summer Wars, The Secret World of Arrietty, The Princess and the Pilot) plays his classmate and story collaborator Akito Takagi. The film follows Mashiro and Takagi as they walk the path to becoming manga creators. The two lead actors happen to also co-star as Kenshin Himura and Sōjirō Seta in the upcoming live-action sequel film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen).

Source: Kenshin's Takeru Satoh & Ryunosuke Kamiki Star in Live-Action Bakuman Film

I am squealing with joy while hyperventilating with excitement! I can’t help but think this is Kenshin’s and Soujiro’s reincarnation into modern times, but heck, 2015 can’t get here soon enough!

06 May 2014

Ore no Imoto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai: Kosaka Kirino 03

ore no imoto ga konna ni kawaii wake nai / oreimo cosplay - kosaka kirino 3Kosaka Kirino is a classic, tsundere character who appears to have an older brother complex. She frequently forces her brother Kyosuke to spend time with her, whether it’s by playing games or accompanying her out, but denies that she actually enjoys spending time with him. Kirino considered Kyosuke to be the perfect older brother, but she was disappointed in his change of personality after the incident with Sakurai Akimi.

I was confused at who this cosplayer was at first, but then I realized that her maid outfit is same with Kuroneko’s. Kirino always has two red pins in her hair, so that pretty much sealed the deal for me! Thanks to Allen for sending this in!

Source: Tumblr

04 May 2014

Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc Trailer

To be honest, I wasn’t all that impressed with how Shishio looked in this movie. However, the first trailer that came out only showed a few seconds of his profile.

With this official trailer, I have to say, I can’t wait for August 1 to arrive! Not only does Shishio look more menacing than ever, but Shinomori Aoshi also appears to be quite impressive! I gotta hand it to the people handling this live action movie. It really brings back a lot of fond memories for me. Thanks to Mika for sharing this with me!

Source: るろうに剣心映画 on YouTube

02 May 2014

Dragon Kid: Keiko Shoda

dragon kid cosplay - keiko shoda by nea bayanin

Keiko Shoda is the main protagonist of the series DRAGON KID. A happy and adventurous loving Dragon, who often times, lets her curiosity get the better of her. There are moments when she shows a bit of a tomboyish attitude and a childish temper. Despite that, she is a kind and loving girl who fights to protect the ones she loves. She is also known to have a voracious appetite, especially when it comes to desserts.

Like most Dragons, Keiko possesses super strength and durability as well as flight. She also seems to have a firm knowledge of martial arts. At the beginning of the series, it is revealed she lost her powers when she was a baby, but as the story progress, her powers slowly start to manifest itself in a form of an energy blast. She is the only Golden Dragon in the entire Dragon Race.

- Bokimkatje Komiks

I never thought I’d love neon pink on a character, but you have to admit, this is one eye-catching cosplay! And Vea Bayanin makes one adorable little dragon! Thanks to Kit Perez for the photo and for letting me feature this!

Source: Kit Perez on Facebook

01 May 2014

Shingeki no Kyojin: Mikasa Ackermann 05

shingeki no kyojin cosplay - baby mikasa ackermannWait, are the scouting legions so desperate that their willing to train babies now?!

Kidding aside, what in the world, that’s the most adorable Mikasa I’ve ever come across! I’m sure the spectators were all delighted, and she doesn’t seem to mind as long as she gets to drink her milk.

I can’t stop staring at this photo. Does anyone have another angle of this kawaii cosplayer? She probably has a very cute face. Thanks to Rosette for sending this in!

Source: Tambayan ng mga Anime Addicts v.2