28 February 2014

Fate/Unlimited Codes: Saber Alter

fate/unlimited codes - saber alter by weiWhile Saber Alter still takes her duty as king seriously, she no longer believes in the ideals set for herself and her people. She does believe that it is her obligation to lead her people for the sake of those who lost their lives because of her. The same is not true for the Holy Grail War, as she could only hold a slight amount of pity towards those left alive.

Chinese cosplayer Wei makes a beautiful Saber Alter! You might remember her, as I featured her last Christmas as Belldandy! Thanks to Carol for introducing me to her!

Source: Wei on World Cosplay

27 February 2014

Guilty Gear X: Dizzy 03

guilty gear x cosplay - dizzy by mike

Although Dizzy is often described to be innocent and pure, she also has a realistic side as she views the destruction of nature by humans as part of a natural cycle. She is also very eager to learn about anything and everything around her, and is excellent in gathering data. The names of Dizzy’s wings are Necro (the Grim reaper wing) and Undine (the angel wing).

Meet Mike (ミケ), not the nickname for “Michael” but pronounced as Mi-Ke from Cure! She has a lot of excellent cosplays in her account, so please be sure to give her your support! Thanks to Terrence for sending this in!

Source: Edge Cast

26 February 2014

Yami no Matsuei: Asato Tsuzuki and Muraki Kazutaka

yami no matsuei / descendents of darkness cosplay - asato tsuzuki and muraki kazutaka

An expert manipulator, Muraki Kazutaka is a well-respected physician who laments his inability to save lives while hiding the fact that he is actually a serial killer. His troubled childhood led to his obsession with Asato Tsuzuki, a patient of his grandfather’s, who stayed alive for eight years without food, water, or sleep. Muraki wants Tsuzuki’s body in order to bring back his brother, Saki, to life so that Muraki could kill him himself as revenge for murdering their mother.

As creepy as this series was, the artwork was absolutely amazing! Kidzuki Sakura (姫月さくら) looks gorgeous as that crazy doctor, and her partner, Mitsugu (ミツグ) makes a brilliant Tsuzuki too! Thanks to Hachimitsu for sending this in!

Source: 姫月さくら on Cosplayers Archive

25 February 2014

Black★Rock Shooter: Black Rock Shooter and Kaito

On this pitch-black and unlit road in my path
It starts to crumble right before my eyes
I felt like I should see the shining light of hope from back then,
But it cant exist anymore

Tell me why

“Black★Rock Shooter”
Lyrics by Vocalochu
Translation by MikuruSongbird354

Another beautiful cosplay by King x Mon! Black Rock Shooter is really popular even though I heard the movie was not all that good. But the song is very catchy though and the character designs are exquisite! Thanks again to Colleen for sending this in!

Source: kingrockzxc on Deviant Art

24 February 2014

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san: Nyarlathotep 02

haiyore! nyaruko-san cosplay - nyarlathotep from japan comiket 85While staying on earth, Nyarlathotep took on the name Yasaka Nyaruko and poses as Mahiro’s cousin while staying at his house and even attending his school. No one knows Nyaruko’s age, but she has already graduated from space college. Her alma matter also happens to be one of the best universities, and she graduated at the top of her class. She later entered the Space Defense Agency after her exam.

She’s adorable! And a great shot by Marcello as always! Please visit the photographer’s Flickr album, you’ll see more of Nyaruko there!

Source: Marcello Masiero on Flickr

23 February 2014

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends: Chen Gong

dynasty warriors 8: xtreme legends cosplay - chen gong from japan comiket 85

I don’t know who the character he’s cosplaying as, but I gotta admire the guy for the amazing costume details! I hope someone will recognize him!

Let the games begin! Thanks, Marcello!

Source: Marcello Masiero on Flickr

EDIT: Thanks to Martin Saur for letting me know this is Chen Gong from Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends!

22 February 2014

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou: Motomiya Akane and Minamoto no Yorihisa

harukanaru toki no naka de - hachiyou shou cosplay - motomiya akane and minamoto no yorihisa

A serious individual and a samurai of the Imperial Court, Minamoto no Yorihisa swore fealty to Motomiya Akane as his master and will therefore always obey Akane’s demands. When the Hachiyou were cursed by Akuram’s arrows, Yorihisa followed Akane into the Demon Cave, even though he could no longer remember her as the Priestess of the White Dragon God. Akane later praised Yorihisa for his strength, much to Akuram’s annoyance and anger.

This looks like it could have been a scene from the anime or manga! I haven’t finished reading the entire series yet, but I do like Yorihisa very much. Please do pay the cosplayers’ profiles, Shiina (椎和) and Tsuki-kage Akira (つきかげあきら), a visit for more of their photos!

Source: 亜煌┌(┌`・ω・)┐ドドド on Cosplayers Archive

21 February 2014

Card Captor Sakura: Kinomoto Sakura 10

card captor sakura cosplay - kinomoto sakura from japan comiket 85ほら
Hey look!

Catch You Catch You Catch Me Catch Me

Wait up!
こっちをむいて スキだといって
Look this way and say you like me.

Nice to Meet You Good to See You

My thoughts will
fly, fly, fly into your heart!
They - will - not - get - lost!

“Catch You Catch Me”
Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

She is absolutely adorable! Sakura is one of the characters I want to cosplay as, but I don’t think I’ll ever be brave enough to do so! Thanks again to Marcello for letting me feature this!

Source: Marcello Masiero on Flickr

20 February 2014

Gintama: Hasegawa Taizou

gintama cosplay - hasegawa taizou

Born into a family of lowly samurais, Hasegawa Taizou married into his wife’s family due to their difference in social status, and thus adopted her family name. After a very rough start in his new job, he slowly worked his way up and became the head of the Immigration Bureau. He later lost his job and became a MADAO which roughly translates to “totally hopeless middle-aged man”. The term MADAO later bore other meanings throughout the series.

Marcello has gone off to Japan and covered Comiket 85 once again, so expect more unknown cosplays coming soon! The only reason why I recognized this character was because of a friend of mine who introduced me to the term MADAO, hehe! But you gotta admit, this is a very accurate cosplay of Hasegawa! Thanks to Marcello for letting me feature his photos on Cosplay Holic!

Source: Marcello Masiero on Flickr

19 February 2014

Spirited Away: Nigihayama Kohaku Nushi (Haku) 02

spirited away cosplay - nigihayama kohaky nushi haku by rii-ki-aruxkol

Yubaba’s apprentice and second in command at the Bathhouse, Haku is a River Spirit who has the ability to transform into a dragon at will. The name “Haku” may refer to “master” or “white” depending on the kanji used. He is the deuteragonist of the film and managed helped Chihiru from loosing herself in the Spirit World.

A very cute Haku by Rii-ki-Aruxkol! You might recognize this cosplayer, but I’m not about to tell you what her old cosplayer name was, since she requested me not to! Please do show her your support by visiting her Deviant Art account!

Source: Rii-ki-Aruxkol on Deviant Art

18 February 2014

Shingeki no Kyojin: Eren Jaeger 02

shingeki no kyojin / attack on titian cosplay - eren jaeger by mm-yam

Hardheaded, passionate, and impulsive, Eren Jaeger has had a strong determination to protect mankind ever since he was young. He dreams of leaving the safety of the Walls one day, and therefore wanted to join the Survey Corps despite his mother’s strong disapproval. Eren is the adoptive brother of Mikasa Ackermann and the only son of Grisha and Kalura Jaeger.

Mon makes a rather handsome looking Eren, even though she’s a girl! I hope this photo’s not to gruesome for Blogger! I’m pretty sure that’s only ketchup or something anyway! Thanks to Colleen for sending this in!

Source: MM-yam on Deviant Art

17 February 2014

Trinity Blood: Mirka Fortuna

trinity blood cosplay - mirka fortuna by aseAs the Empress’ most trusted friend and adviser, Mirka Fortuna is given many duties and high ranking positions in the Empire. She is more commonly known as the Duchess of Moldova, but she is also the Head of the Imperial Secret Council, the Prime Minister of the Empire, and a keeper of Secret History. She is one of the few people in the Empire who knows he Empress’ true appearance, and acted as a decoy for the Empress in order to find out who was behind the assassination plot against her Majesty.

ASE makes an absolutely stunning Mirka! And the location of the shoot is a great choice too! Please visit her World Cosplay account and show her your support! Thanks to Sarah for sending this in!

Source: ASE on World Cosplay

16 February 2014

Uta no Prince-sama: Camus 02

uta no prince-sama cosplay - camus by stayHailing from the Kingdom of Permafrost, Camus appears to have two different personalities depending if he’s on or off screen. To his fans, he is charismatic, graceful, and courteous. However, his true self appears to cold and callous and is loyal only to the Silk Queen.

Stay is probably one of the cosplayers I idolize and really hope to meet one day! I think she’s a really nice person from her blog entries before, but I don’t think she blogs anymore, which is sad. But I hope you will give her your support through her Facebook Page now! Thanks to Lara for sending this in!

Source: stayxxxx on Facebook

15 February 2014

Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi: Yukina Kou 04

sekaiichi hatsukoi cosplay - yukina kou by sora世界一キミに恋をしてる
I’m in love with you, the greatest person in the world.
At the tick of every second, I like you more and more.
We are still far from a happy ending,
叶えたいよ (first love) ふたりだけのストーリー
but I want to make it come true! (first love)
The story of the two of us has been set in motion.

“I’m in the World’s Greatest Love”
Lyrics and Translation by
Anime Lyrics

That really looks like how I’d imagine Yukina to be in the real world! No wonder Shota fell for him… I’d bet lot of girls (and some guys) would! Thanks to Kylie for sending this in! And if anyone happens to know where Sora, the cosplayer’s website is, please do let me know!

Source: けいのシークレットベース on Tumblr

14 February 2014

Frozen | Rise of the Guardians: Elsa and Jack Frost 02

frozen and rise of the guardians cosplay - elsa and jack frost 2

I still think theirs would have been one of the best love stories the world’s yet seen or read.

Happy Valentines Day, everyone!

Source: ATO on World Cosplay

13 February 2014

Inu x Boku SS: Miketsukami Soushi 02

inu x boku ss cosplay - miketsukami soushi by nagi

When Soushi was young, his family kept him under house arrest because they feared his kitsune powers. In order to obtain freedom, he learned to manipulate and appeal to others through obeying their whims. As a result, he never developed his own personality… until he began writing to Shirakiin Ririchiyo under the guise of her fiancé, Shoukiin Kagero.

He looks so sad! And well, having a childhood like that, it’s enough to mess with anyone’s head, I think! Thanks to Jillean for sending this in!

Source: けいのシークレットベース on Tumblr

12 February 2014

Gundam Seed Destiny: Rey Za Burrel 02

gundam seed destiny cosplay - rey za burrel by yoshino shiyui

Rey Za Burrel is a ZAFT soldier of the Minerva who pilots a classic ZAFT Zaku and later ZAFT’s newest model, the ZGMF-X666S Legend. He is loyal to Gilbert Durandal and blindly supports the Destiny Plan as he believes it will save mankind. It was later revealed that Rey is a clone of Al Da Flaga, created as a transaction in exchange for funds to finance Rau Le Creuset’s Ultimate Coordinator Project.

I liked this character in Gundam Seed Destiny. It made me feel bad for him that he went insane in the end. Nevertheless, another beautiful cosplay by Yoshino Shiyui! Thanks to Clarence for sending this in!

Source: 吉野珠衣 on Cosplayers Archive

11 February 2014

Vampire Knight: Kuran Kaname 18

vampire knight cosplay - kuran kaname by blackelsy

Already, every time when I’m stifled to death after I give up again and again
My emotions that have no place to go wake me up
Your flawless smile knows it’s an existence
So distant that it’s cruel

“Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi”
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

I think Kaname would know how to play the piano very well, being an immortal and all. I also think Black Elsy makes a beautiful Kaname, and he’s a guy too! Thanks to Earl for suggesting this!

Source: adrian-airya on Deviant Art

10 February 2014

Angel Sanctuary: Mudo Setsuna and Alexiel

angel sanctuary cosplay - mudo setsuna and alexiel by hagaren and 69

Mudo Setsuna is the current incarnation of the Organic Angel, Alexiel. Like all of Alexiel’s past lives, Setsuna was doomed to live a miserable life and die a slow, painful death. However, Setsuna has awakened as the Savior, and although he has no memories of his previous incarnations, he later gains access to all of Alexiel’s powers.

A beautiful cosplay pair by Hagaren and 69! I love Setsuna’s wings especially! It looks so real! Thanks to Jacqueline for sending this in!

Source: 0hagaren0 on Deviant Art

09 February 2014

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin 23

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin 23 by whitespringpro

In the cradle of time
I dreamed a cold dream
You sang for me
優しい 優しい 子守唄
A soft and gentle lullaby

What you want is?
--The world that never ends--
What I want is
--The end of the world..?--
The chosen voice,
With hesitation and grief
--With smiles and consolations--
Keeps singing

“Synchronicity –Third Chapter Requiem of the Endless World-”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

Really cute Kagamine Rin by WhiteSpringPro! And of course, a really great shot by Kufubuki too! You might be interested in seeing more from this cosplayer, so please do check out her deviant art account and show her your support! Thanks to Edward for suggesting this!

Source: WhiteSpringPro on Deviant Art

08 February 2014

Amnesia: Shin

amnesia cosplay - shin by ryuichi randollShin is a high school graduate studying hard to get into a university of his choice. When he was young, his father accidentally killed a man who was under the influence of alcohol. Although Shin was not directly involved, he was still bullied and avoided in school as a result of the incident. This drives Shin to make a successful future for himself so that he will no longer be compared to his father.

Ryuichi Randoll makes such a lovely looking Shin! The setting and angle look good as well! Thanks to Renée for sending this in!

Source: けいのシークレットベース on Tumblr

07 February 2014

Rise of the Guardians: Jack Frost 02

rise of the guardians cosplay - jack frost 2

Jack Frost was lifted from a frozen pond by the Man in the Moon. Upon his awakening, he discovered that he not only had amnesia, but no one could see, hear, or touch him. He spent centuries in isolation, questioning why the Man in the Moon brought him into being, until one day, he was chosen to become one of the Guardians.

This photo looks so pretty! Jack Frost was arguably one of my favorite characters in the movie, second only to Sandy the Sandman. Thanks to Kimberly for sending this in!

Source: Tumblr