31 July 2014

Kuroshitsuji II: Claude Faustus and Sebastian Michaelis

kuroshitsuji ii cosplay - claude faustus and sebastian michaelis

After the battle at the Trancy Ball, Claude Faustus became obsessed with obtaining Ciel’s soul to the point of ignoring his master, Alois’ cries for help. He and Sebastian later spoke privately and came to an agreement that neither one of them was truly satisfied with Ciel’s incomplete soul. The two demons then agreed to a bargain in which Ciel will have his second revenge, this time on Alois Trancy.

The second season gave me mixed feelings about the plot, but I have to admit, the new characters were quite interesting. I’m surprised that there are other demons similar to Sebastian, but I think I like Sebastian better than Claude. Thanks to Marinette for sending this in!

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

30 July 2014

Final Fantasy XIII-2: Lightning 02

final fantasy xiii-2 cosplay - lightning by rainer tachibana

In Final Fantasy XIII-2, Lightning has learned to trust others and ask them for help. She has also become more open in expressing her emotions rather than keeping them bottled up inside her. However, her time in Valhalla and the recognition of her past “sins” have also made her more somber than before.

Doesn’t Rainer Tachibana look amazing as Lightning? I love how she used real feathers for Lightning’s side skirt, and the details on her sword and armor look amazing as well! It must have taken a lot of time and effort to make them. Thanks to Seth for sending this in! And please visit Rainer Tachibana in her World Cosplay account!

Source: .: In Silence :. on WordPress

28 July 2014

Naruto: Yamanaka Ino

naruto cosplay - yamanaka inoYamanaka Ino was raised by her father to embody the meaning of the violet flower, which symbolizes a blunt, candid love. In other words, she was raised to treasure the bonds she has with her friends and family.

At the Academy, she became friends with Haruno Sakura, who was being bullied at the time due to the size of her forehead. Ino convinced Sakura that hiding her forehead was pointless and that it only made things worse. She then gave Sakura a red ribbon to draw attention elsewhere.

She looks amazing! And I can’t believe I’ve never featured this character before! I guess it’s because I don’t really followed the franchise, but I am familiar with Ino and Sakura’s past. Thanks to Sai for sending this in!

Source: Blogspot

27 July 2014

Uta no Prince-sama: Ittoki Otoya and Ichinose Tokiya 03

uta no prince-sama cosplay - ittoki otoya and ichinose tokiya夢を見て 走ろうよ
Hurrying towards a dream!

Growing up!!

We’ll search for an irreplaceable tomorrow!
Feelings that make me want a smile to bloom
信じて 見ててよ
Believe in me, and then you’ll see!

I promise you

未来をRaise 回り出す Roulette game 赤と黒どっちを選ぶ?
Raise the future! The roulette game’s beginning to turn! Red or black, which do you choose?
運命の 唄を奏でよう
We’ll play this song of fate!
We won’t lose!

Rivals song

Lyrics by: Kasi Time
Translated by: ☽ Moonlit Sanctuary ☾

Don’t they look adorable? I don’t really like Tokiya very much, but I think when he’s with Otoya, he becomes more tolerable for some reason. I wonder why that is? Thanks to Britney for sending this in!

Source: 現実。 on tumblr

25 July 2014

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 54

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku by rinamiKeep only one love...
Why have I loved you...

More than anyone else
I think about you
Please, evermore
Let me stay next to you
In the morning and night
All I think about is you

Keep only one love...

“Keep Only One Love”
Lyrics and Translation by

I think it might be the first time I’ve featured a Hatsune Miku cosplayer with her hair styled this way. Rinami looks so flawless in this photo, it’s like she’s a porcelain doll! Thanks again to Lilybeth for sending this in!

Source: 璃波さん on Blogspot

24 July 2014

Rurouni Kenshin Stars in Manila for Asian Premier

MANILA, July 25, 2014 – Japanese director Keishi Otomo and actors Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei and Munetaka Aoki are flying to Manila to grace the Asian Premiere of “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno,” this was jointly announced today by William Ireton, President & Representative Director of Warner Entertainment Japan Inc., and Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.

The invitational red carpet premiere is scheduled on Wednesday night, August 6 at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong. The Japanese talents are also expected to interact with the media and fans in a public press conference Thursday, August 7 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.

In making the announcement, Ireton stated, “We are thrilled to bring director Keishi Otomo and castmembers Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei and Munetaka Aoki to Manila so they can personally thank and engage with the loyal fans of `Rurouni Kenshin.' The Philippines is a very important market for the franchise as proven by the outstanding box-office success in Manila of the first `Rurouni Kenshin' film in 2013.”

For his part, Soliven said, “Moviegoers in the Philippines have helped create a wave of anticipation and excitement for the `Rurouni Kenshin' sequels and the upcoming talent visit is a much welcome recognition of the fans' ardent support.”

“Kyoto Inferno” which bows across the Philippines on August 20 is the first of two sequels to the 2013 blockbuster “Rurouni Kenshin.” The second, titled “The Legend Ends” opens on September 24.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Philippines

I’m so excited over this, you have no idea! Now August has become even more exciting! Thank you Warner Brothers!!!

23 July 2014

Trinity Blood: Augusta Vradica / Seth Nightroad 02

trinity blood cosplay - augusta vradica / seth nightroad by stardust-skiesThe youngest of the Nightroad siblings, Seth Nightroad is a member of the Alliance Aerospace Navy and the third Crusnik. Seth viewed Lilith as a mother figure and loves Abel in a sisterly affection, but for some reason, she seemed to have an aversion to Cain. Nevertheless, when Cain was fatally wounded in an accident, Seth injected him with 100% Crusnik, restoring his life, even if it changed him for the worse.

One of my loyal readers, Syaza, had always loved this character and once told me she wanted to cosplay her in this ceremonial outfit. That was a few years ago, and it looks like she finally achieved her dream cosplay! And what an amazing and beautiful cosplay this is! Please give her your support and visit her Deviant Art Gallery as well as her cosplay group, N.E. Project on Facebook!

Source: stardust-skies on Deviant Art

22 July 2014

Sword Art Online: Gun Gale Online: Sinon

sword art online: gun gale online cosplay - sinon by nineko

A skilled VRMMO player, Asada Shino plays as Sinon in Gun Gale Online. She is an excellent marksman and is said to be one of the best snipers in GGO. She is described to be calm and collected, and keeps a cool head even in battle, a trait that makes other female players admire her.

The new Sword Art Online anime is on air, and cosplayer Nineko has successfully brought Sinon to life! I wonder if she plays online games too? Thanks to Michelle for sending this in!

Source: SAO 52pk

21 July 2014

Shingeki no Kyojin: Jean Kirstein 02

shingeki no kyojin / attack on titan cosplay - jean kristein by oni-no-yo-na-ningenAlthough he had once admitted his desire to join the Military Police so that he would have an easy and safe life, Jean Kirstein actually has a strong aversion to exposing himself to dangerous situations. He places high value on the lives of his comrades and, during their first encounter with the Female Titan, was willing to risk his life even if just to slow her down in order to avoid countless more deaths. Jean considers himself a realist, but his friendship with Eren made him slowly adopt the same idealistic outlooks that Jean once criticized.

Oni no Yo Na Ningen looks fantastic as Jean! Please do visit her Deviant Art Gallery for more of her cosplays and to show your support! Thanks to Fray for sending this in!

Source: oni-no-yo-na-ningen on Deviant Art

20 July 2014

xxxHolic: Ichihara Yuuko 04

xxxholic cosplay - ichihara yuuko by gnitae

Ichihara Yuuko is a powerful witch who runs a shop that can grant any wish to its customers in exchange for something of equal value. Yuuko accepts anything for her services, from precious objects to abstract concepts such as love or luck. It is said that one can only enter the shop if one needs to do so. Otherwise, the shop can’t even be found by outsiders.

Russian cosplayer Gnitae makes a lovely Yuuko! She even has Yuuko’s pipe, and that relaxed pose is definitely much like the character herself! Thanks to Roman for sending this in!

Source: gnitae on Deviant Art

19 July 2014

Vampire Knight: Kain Akatsuki 02

vampire knight cosplay - kain akatsuki 02Laid-back yet highly observant, Kain Akatsuki often gets into trouble thanks to his cousin, Aido, although he is often not directly responsible. He has the ability to conjure and control fire aside from his vampiric abilities. He has been in love with Ruka ever since they were young, but he is also aware of Ruka’s feelings for Kaname, and thus never reveals his true feelings to her. His protectiveness over Ruka is the only thing preventing him from completely devoting himself to Kaname.

What a lovely photo! I’m a little sad the series ended the way it did, but I suppose all good things must eventually come to an end. Thanks to Gina for sending this in!

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

18 July 2014

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku 53

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku lol by lanapiI’ll give you lots of laugh.
You’ll give me lots of laugh.

I’ll give you lots of laugh.
You’ll give me lots of laugh.

I left my computer behind,
And went out in my bare feet.
By the time I noticed, it was the middle of the night.
「ここはどこ?」 午前2時半
“Where is this place?”
It was 2:30 in the morning.

Then a pink rabbit asked,
“Are you lost, child?”
It offered to hold hands,
and in an instant, I became small?!

“LOL –lots of laugh-”
Lyrics by Vocalochu
Translation by Kurohiko

I don’t know if my translation is accurate or not, so please feel free to correct me! The song sounds like an Alice in Wonderland story, and LanaPi makes a very sweet and charming Hatsune Miku! It looks like some of the desserts on her table are crocheted stuffed toys! It’s making me want to crochet again. Thanks to Sherry for sending this in!

Source: LanaPi on Deviant Art

17 July 2014

Rurouni Kenshin: Himura Kenshin 03

Did you know that the character, Himura Kenshin, is based on a real samurai of the late Edo period?

Watsuki Nobuhiro discovered and used the story of Kawakami Gensai, a hitokiri executed by the Meiji Government. Kawakami was said to be a highly skilled swordsman, and he was one of the four most notable assassins of the Bakumatsu period. Kawakami was the only practitioner of the high-speed sword discipline known as the Shiranui-ryu.

According to Watsuki, when he found that Kawakami maintained a duty to his dead comrades, he decided to create the title character of the Rurouni Kenshin series, Himura Kenshin, also known as Hitokiri Battousai.

August can’t come any sooner! I’m so excited to see this new movie! I’m sure I’ll be pestering anyone and everyone to watch with me! Thanks to Hina for sending this in!

Source: Rurouni Kenshin るろうに剣心 on Facebook

16 July 2014

Trinity Blood: Radu Barvon

trinity blood cosplay - radu barvonThe Baron of Luxor and Ion Fortuna's foster brother, Radu was chosen by the Empress to accompany Ion in a mission to negotiate with the Vatican. The visit did not go as planned as a terrorist bomb attack made the Vatican speculate that Ion came to kill Cardinal Caterina Sforza. Father Abel and Sister Esther later met with Ion and realized that Radu was behind the sabotage, as he was given orders by the Rozenkreuz Orden to kill both Ion and Caterina so as to start a war between the Empire and the Vatican.

He looks absolutely stunning! I love these uniforms they wear in the Empire. I might consider having one made for me one of these days. Thanks to Trista for sending this in!

Source: Blogspot

15 July 2014

Yami no Matsuei: Tatsumi Seiichiro and Asato Tsuzuki

In the 5th volume of the Yami no Matsuei manga, it was revealed that Tatsumi was Tsuzuki’s third partner, but their partnership only lasted three months until Tatsumi quit. Tsuzuki’s emotional breakdowns reminded Tasumi too much of his mother, and he still blamed himself over her death. Although their relationship was partially resolved in volume 5, Tatsumi remains uncertain and overprotective of Tsuzuki, as he felt guilty over the end of their partnership.

If I remember correctly, Tsuzuki often asks Tatsumi to make him snacks, and even though Tatsumi complains about it, he makes them anyway! Doesn’t Kuromitsu (黒蜜) make a lovely Tsuzuki? I don’t know who Tatsumi’s cosplayer is, but s/he is equally lovely as well! Thanks to Claro for sending this in!

Source: 黒蜜{シエル衣装100着完成 (くろみつ) on Cosplayers’ Archive

14 July 2014

The Legend of Korra: Mako

the legend of korra cosplay - makoA fire bender from a multicultural family, Mako grew up on the streets of Republic City as an orphan with his younger brother, Bolin. Their parents were murdered when he was still young, and Mako was forced to take on the responsibilities of caring for his brother, depriving him of most of his childhood. He later formed a pro-bending team with his brother and Hasook, who was eventually replaced by Avatar Korra.

I gotta say, this guy really brought the character to life! It’s amazing how he got the hair and even the eyebrows just right. Thanks to Tiffany for sending this in!

Source: Azula on Facebook

13 July 2014

Sailor Moon: Sailor Mercury

sailor moon cosplay - sailor mercuryRumored to have an IQ of three hundred, Mizuno Ami has been given several, specific titles throughout the series including the Soldier of Water and Intelligence, and the Soldier of Wisdom. In Japanese, the planet Mercury is known as Suisei (水星), with “sui” meaning “water” and “sei” indicating a celestial object, thus giving her water-based abilities. As Sailor Mercury, most of her initial powers were strategic rather than offensive, and she has various pieces of computerized equipment to help her in analyzing the enemy.

Remember what I said about cosplayers using their own hair? It’s a personal opinion, but I think cosplayers who use their own hair are quite extraordinary! This Sailor Mercury is definitely one of the best ones I’ve seen! Thanks again to Michelle for sending this in!

Source: cuklaat on Blogspot

12 July 2014

Starry Sky: Tomoe Yoh (Capricorn)

starry sky cosplay - tomoe yoh (capricorn) by rinamiTomoe Yoh, also known as Henri Samuel Jean Aimée, is a half-French, second year student in Seigetsu Academy. He met Yahisa Tsukiko when they were still young, and became quick friends as she was the only person who didn’t make fun of him for being half-French. He fell in love with Tsukiko and later asked his father to transfer him to Seigetsu Academy in order to pursue her.

Rinami makes a lovely Yoh, wouldn’t you agree? This photo looks so calm and peaceful… I wouldn’t want to disturb her! Thanks to Lilybeth for sending this in!

Source: 璃波さん on Blogspot

11 July 2014

Vocaloid: Kaito 11

vocaloid cosplay - kaito by kidzuki sakura

時計塔の 歯車の音
The sound of the gears in the clock tower
They are proof that she is still alive
That this second hand should not stop
That is the watch’s… That is my responsibility.

“Heartbeat Clock Tower –Clockwork Lullaby 4-”
Lyrics by Vocalochu | Translation by Kurohiko

Doesn’t Kidzuki Sakura make a lovely Kaito? I apologize if my translation work is not that accurate, but please do let me know how I can improve on it! Thanks to Dominique for sending this in!

Source: 姫月さくら on Cosplayers’ Archive

10 July 2014

The Little Mermaid: Ursula

the little mermaid cosplay - ursula by matsu sotome

A Cecaelia (part human, part octopus) sea witch, Ursula stated that she once lives in the royal palace of King Triton. She “helps” unfortunate merfolk to achieve her own goals, and those merfolk who could not fulfill their part of the contract were transformed into a polyp. Ursula kept an eye on Ariel, Triton’s youngest daughter, in hopes of seizing Triton’s power to rule the seas.

When Sarah send in this email, I have to admit, the photo really scared me! I love “The Little Mermaid”, and Matsu Sotome made it look like Ursula jumped out of the film and came into our world! Really amazing work, and now my childhood nightmares are gonna be back to haunt me tonight, I’m sure…

Source: Matsu Sotome on Deviant Art