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