28 February 2015

Naruto: Yakushi Kabuto

naruto cosplay - yakushi kabuto by kimura tatsunari

A nukenin or “runaway shinobi”, Yakushi Kabuto was orphaned by war and taken in by an orphanage in Konohagakure. As he was suffering from amnesia, Kabuto is not his real name, but a nickname given to him by Yakushi Nono, the nun who found him. He was pressured into becoming a shinobi by Shimura Danzo, who demanded an orphan from Nono in exchange for funding. Kabuto thus became a spy for the village, assuming many identities which left him unsure of who he truly was.

Doesn’t Kimura Tatsumari look amazing as Kabuto? I’m beginning to wish I could see this stage play for myself, even though I’ve never read or watched Naruto before. Please check out the full cast on the official Naruto Stage website!

Source: Naruto Stage

27 February 2015

Card Captor Sakura: Li Syaoran 04

card captor sakura cosplay - li syaoran 4Li Syaoran was initially attracted to Tsukishiro Yukito, feelings which he mistakenly thought of to be love. It was later revealed that this infatuation was due to the high moon power inside Yukito, as he was actually the temporary form of Yue, the judge who was allowed to test the next Clow Card Master for his or her worthiness. After the Erase card’s capture however, Syaoran began to develop feelings for Sakura instead.

What a cute Syaoran! I wasn’t much of a CCS fan back when it was airing in local channels here, but I changed my mind right around the time I received a deck of Clow Cards of my own. Thanks to Michelle for sharing this!

Source: Michelle Phantomhiveღ on Google+

26 February 2015

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Sinon 02

In Alfheim Online, Sinon’s cool and collected attitude has gained her a lot of female admirers in their party. She became good friends with Kirito, despite their constant bickering and teasing with one another. Sinon also appears to be one of the few girls Yui gets along with, even though she is close to Kirito.

This photo looks absolutely amazing! Sinon looks like she is a force to be reckoned with in this photo! Thanks to Williams BlackRay for sharing this!

Source: Williams BlackRay on Google+

25 February 2015

Vocaloid 2: Kaito and Hatsune Miku 03

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kaito by kaname and hatsune miku by saya

もし あの頃と同じように
わたしが 空き地で泣いていたなら
If I cry on the empty lot like I used to
また あの時と同じように
あなたは 守ってくれるのかしら
Will you solace me like you used to?

あの頃は 何もあまり考えず
In those days I vaguely believed
あなたのお嫁さんになると 思ってた
I would be your bride

まだ これからも同じように
As usual, let me walk with you
歩いて ゆこうね
Holding each other’s hands
手をつないで どこまでも
To the end of the world

“Just Like We Used to Be”
Lyrics by Vocaloid Lyrics | Translation by Vocaloid English

I still can’t believe Saya is gone… it makes me sad whenever I remember this, but I’m very happy that there are still many photos of her around. Many thanks to Saya’s fans who maintain her Fan Site!

Source: Angel Cosplayer Saya on Blogspot

24 February 2015

Diabolik Lovers: Sakamaki Ayato

diabolik lovers cosplay -sakamaki ayato by heyleydiaAn attention seeker and troublemaker, Sakamaki Ayato is the oldest of triplets, Shu and Reiji. He and Shu were brought up to always strive to be the best, but Ayato never received any form of love from his mother. In fact, he was abused by his mother and was told that he had to be the best or else she would not acknowledge him as her son. As a result, Ayato grew up self-centered, overconfident, and haughty.

A lovely, almost hypnotic cosplay by Heyleydia! I mean seriously, I know she’s a girl, but she can definitely pull off being a sexy vampire!

Please support her thru Facebook and World Cosplay! Thanks to Anime Plus for sharing this!

Source: Seiz x Heyleydia on World Cosplay
First seen in: Anime Plus on Google+

23 February 2015

Starry Sky: Hoshizuki Kotarou (Libra)

starry sky cosplay - hoshizuki kotarou (libra) by NAO

The representation of Libra, Hoshizuki Kotarou is the klutzy school nurse who once had ambitions of becoming a doctor. He always appears to be very sleepy and somewhat irresponsible as he is often absent from the nurse’s office when he’s needed. Kotarou was raised alongside Mizushima Iku and his twin sister Yui, and they continue to maintain a strong, sibling-like bond.

Taiwanese cosplayer NAO (ナオ直) looks fantastic as Kotarou! Please be sure to give her your support through World Cosplay and Facebook. Thanks to Florentine for sending this in!

Source: ナオ直 on World Cosplay

22 February 2015

Kuroshitsuji – Ciel in Wonderland: Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis

kuroshitsuji - ciel in wonderland cosplay - ciel phantomhive and sebastian michaelis

In a special OVA of Kuroshitsuji, Ciel Phantomhive stumbles into the world of Alice in Wonderland, a story written by Lewis Caroll. The OVA begins with Ciel doing paperwork in his mansion when he notices Sebastian having a white bunny tail and two rabbit ears. Ciel chased after Sebastian who, similar to the White Rabbit, held up his pocket watch stating that he was late. Ciel continued to follow Sebastian down the corridor until he came upon a room and fell into a colorful place filled with many doors.

Isn’t this just too adorable for words? Ciel’s Chibi cosplayer looks quite pleased with her butler! Thanks to Anime Sensei for sharing this!

Source: Anime Sensei on Google+

21 February 2015

Naruto: Inuzuka Kiba

naruto cosplay - inuzuka kiba by iiyama yuta

Impulsive, brash, and somewhat short-tempered, Inuzuka Kiba has a taste for combat even when he is facing opponents who are much stronger than him. This could also be considered as his handicap, however, as he is prone to making mistakes whenever he is agitated. Nevertheless, he is fiercely loyal and protective, and is an important team mate of Aburame Shino’s and Hyuga Hinata’s in Team Kurenai.

Iiyama Yuta makes an incredible Kiba, wouldn’t you agree? And it looks like he’s having a lot of fun with this character too! Thanks again to Kotaku for sharing this!

Source: Kotaku

20 February 2015

Gintama: Hijikata Toushirou 02

gintama cosplay - hijikata toushirou by xilou76

“I just wanted the woman I love to be happy, that’s all.”

- Gintama Wiki

The son of a rich farmer and his mistress, Toushirou had always been considered an outsider by his family, save for his brother, Hijikata Tamegoro, who welcomed Toushirou into his home with open arms. When he was only 11, the Hijikata household was attacked by bandits during a large village fire. Tamegoro protected his brother, but unfortunately, he ended up losing his eyes. Driven by rage, Toushirou unconsciously attacked the bandits, injuring their eyes the same way they did to Tamegoro. Toushirou’s other siblings witnessed the incident and ostracized Toushirou, calling him “Thorny Toshi”, forcing Toushirou to leave his home and become a ronin.

Cosplayer Xi Lou 76 makes quite an impressive Toushirou, wouldn’t you agree? Please visit his Facebook page for more of his work and support him! Thanks again to Aerie for sending this in!

Source: 夕樓76 on Facebook
First seen in: MYN ILLEBYION on Wordpress

19 February 2015

Tokyo Ghoul: Kirishima Ayato

tokyo ghoul cosplay - kirishima ayato by haltAn arrogant teenager in his own right, Kirishima Ayato is the younger brother of Kirishima Touka, who goes by the alias “Black Rabbit”. He and his sister share many similarities, including their short tempers and their tendencies to use foul language which could often be considered as inappropriate. Ayato firmly believes in the notion that “the weak perish and the strong survive”, a survival instinct triggered by the death of his parents.

Japanese cosplayer Halt cosplays Ayato very well, wouldn’t you agree? I’ll be watching this series as soon as I finish my deadlines just so I can finally have an idea what people are raving about. As usual, please support the cosplayer by visiting her sites: Archive, Cure, Twitter, and World Cosplay! Thanks to Anime for sharing this!

Source: halt on Cosplayers Archive
First seen in: Anime on Google+

18 February 2015

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku and Kaito 02

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku and kaito 2

Please don’t turn my love into something from a tragedy like Juliet
Take me away from here...

That’s what I want

Say goodnight to my mom and daddy
せいぜい いい夢をみなさい
I hope tonight, they’ll have a good sleep
It’s time for grown-ups to go to bed

“Romeo and Cinderella”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

What a gorgeous photo! Miku and Kaito look so good together, don’t you agree? Thanks again to Vanessa for sending this in!

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

17 February 2015

Noblesse: Seira J. Loyard

noblesse cosplay - seira j. loyard by reshaOne of the seven Clan Leaders of Lukedonia, Seira J. Loyard is the last remaining member of the Loyard Clan and the wielder of the Family’s Soul Weapon: the Death Scythe. She is a quiet and straightforward Noble, who speaks only when she deems necessary. Seira does not shy away from responsibility as she has undertaken the role of Lukedonia’s representative in dealing with the Union and the KSA.

Polish cosplayer Resha makes an absolutely breath-taking Seira! I love the location of the shoot and her pose! Please do give her your support by visiting her websites: Facebook, World Cosplay, and Deviant Art!

Source: Resha on World Cosplay

16 February 2015

How to Train Your Dragon 2: Astrid Hofferson

“I’m more of an old-fashioned take-it-down-with-an-axe-and-then-lop-its-head-off kind of girl.”

- HTTYD wiki

A Viking girl from the Hairy Hooligans tribe, Astrid Hofferson is a competitive Viking Warrior who is intensely patriotic of the Viking way. She is as tough as she is beautiful and has a strong personality that makes her very hard to impress. Although one of the main characters in the film, Astrid does not appear in any of the original books, but is said to have been based on Camicazi from the books.

Doesn’t Tarah-Rex make an impressive Astrid? It would be nice to see her with Liui’s version of Hiccup, no? Please visit her Facebook Page for more of her cosplays! Thanks again to Aerie for sending this in!

Source: Fashionably Geek

15 February 2015

Sword Art Online: Alfheim Online: Asuna 04

sword art online - alfheim online cosplay - asuna by misa

On December 7, 2025, as Asuna stood in from of Otemachi Station, the Chiyoda Line waiting for Kazuto, she began to contemplate about “real” things. In the real world, the things that surrounded her were made up of atoms, and within the VMMORPG, it was made up of data, yet what happened in Sword Art Online also felt “real” to her. As she continued to muse about the topic out loud, Kazuto came up from behind her and stated that both worlds were real, except that there was a difference in the quantity of data.

This beautiful Asuna is by Taiwanese cosplayer Misa * 米砂! I’m a huge fan of her SAO cosplays, so I’ll be sure to feature her again very soon! Please visit her other sites: Facebook, Weibo, and World Cosplay! Thanks to Emerson for sharing this!

Source: Misa * 米砂 on World Cosplay
First seen in: Emerson Jandres on Google+

14 February 2015

Uta no Prince-sama: Ittoki Otoya 09

uta no prince-sama cosplay - ittoki otoya by syoya

With this warm melody,
There’s no more sadness!
Believe in yourself!
かけがえのない 君色のストーリー
There’s no replacement for your own story
綺麗な 虹になって
It’ll become a beautiful rainbow
And then…into your smile


Thank you…

Thanx to my friends

“Smile Magic”
Lyrics and Translation by ☽ Moonlit Sanctuary ☾

Another beautiful cosplay by Syoya (昂昂)! I especially love this version of Otoya, so he will be greeting you for Valentines Day (or Single’s Awareness Day) for this year!

Remember guys, please support this cosplayer by visiting her websites: Ample, Facebook, and World Cosplay!

Source: Syoya (昂昂) on World Cosplay

13 February 2015

Gintama: Takasugi Shinsuke 02

gintama cosplay - takasugi shinsuke by uzuraThe leader of the extremist group Kiheitai, Takasugi Shinsuke is bent on destroying the world, specifically the Bakufu and Sakata Gintoki for personal reasons. He is willing to go to any lengths to achieve his world destruction plans, including conspiring with the Space Pirates Harusame. Shinsuke once fought alongside Gintoki, Katsura, and Tatsuma during the Joui Wars.

Japanese cosplayer Uzura looks amazing as Shinsuke! IF you want to know about her, this Fansite on Blogspot might interest you. Thanks to Aerie for sending this in!

Source: Uzura on Blogspot
First Seen in: My Anime Girls on Blogspot

12 February 2015

Starry Sky: Kinose Azusa (Sagittarius)

starry sky cosplay - kinose azusa (sagittarius) by fayThe representation of Sagittarius, Kinose Azusa is a cocky first year who appears to be confident in himself, declaring how he is a “natural genius”. In fact, this facade is only to hide his insecurities as he cannot seem to put his heart into anything. Azusa is a member of the Archery Club, and he inspired Tsukiko to become better at the sport.

Doesn’t Fay (詩詩) make a lovely Azusa? I don’t really like characters like Azusa, but I’m still impressed with how well Fay portrays him! Thanks to Elena for sending this in!

Source: Fay (詩詩) on World Cosplay

11 February 2015

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin and Len 08

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin and len 8

見つめ合う その視線 閉じた世界の中
I look right at you and you look back to me as if we’re in a world of our own
気づかない ふりをしても 酔いを悟られそう
We’re oblivious as we both pretend that our feelings truly can’t be sensed

焼け付くこの心 隠して近づいて
Deep in my heart I felt time fly by wondering when I should make my move
吐息感じれば 痺れるほど
But I sigh when I realize I’m different when I’m with you

ありふれた恋心に 今罠を仕掛けて
When I think of you I can feel my heart race inside fueled by my deep love for you
僅かな隙間にも 足跡残さないよ
So I quietly set out a trap for you knowing that you’ll be mine someday

Lyrics and Translation by Vocalochu

Doesn’t this look gorgeous? Rin’s dress must have taken a long time (and a lot of money) to make! Len’s was probably very expensive too! Thanks to Vanessa for sending this in!

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

10 February 2015

Noblesse: Tao

noblesse cosplay - tao by syoya

A gifted programmer and hacker, Tao is a former member of the DA-5 just as Takeo was. He possesses a genius-level intelligence in the technological fields, but his love for technology has also left him lonely, before he met Woo Ik-Han to whom he shares a kinship with. Nevertheless, he is actually a sociable guy who is able to adapt to his surrounding environment very quickly.

Syoya (昂昂), a cosplayer from Hong Kong, makes a very handsome Tao, quite possibly more handsome than the character she’s cosplaying! Please support the cosplayer by visiting her sites: Facebook, World Cosplay, and Ample!

Source: Syoya (昂昂) on World Cosplay

09 February 2015

Hunter x Hunter: Chrollo Lucifer and Kurapika

hunter x hunter cosplay - chrollo lucifer and kurapikaAs the sole survivor of the Kurta Clan, Kurapika had been seeking the Phantom Troupe to avenge his family’s death. Kurapika’s village and his people were massacred by the Phantom Troupe for their valuable Scarlet Eyes, a trait exclusive to the Kurta Clan which is considered to be the most gorgeous color in the world. Because of this, there is high demand to obtain the eyes as they are treated as a rare jewel by flesh collectors. Kurapika seeks to obtain each and every one of them, in order to give his family a proper burial.

We can’t really see their faces, but this is such a beautiful photograph that I couldn’t resist! It’s a great reenactment of the scene where Kurapika finally captures Chrollo that I had to feature it! Please do give your support to Maru, the cosplayer behind Kurapika in this photo!

Source: Maru (まる) on Cure
First Seen in: Cosplay Ninja on tumblr