31 July 2015

Touken Ranbu: Shokudaikiri Mitsutada

touken ranbu cosplay - shokudaikiri mitsutada by mina maruI’m Shokudaikiri Mitsutada. I’m a katana that was once used by Lord Date Masamune.

I don’t harbor any bad feelings towards Lord Masamune, but my name comes from a time when I killed someone and happened to cut a candlestick that was nearby at the same time... Although it really was a bronze candlestick holder, it would’ve been cooler if it had been something a bit more durable.

Shokudaikiri Mitsutada – Book Description
Source: Touken Ranbu Wiki

Isn’t Thai cosplayer, Mina Maru amazing? And according to World Cosplay, Mina-san is a male cosplayer! If you’d like to see more of her work, please support her through Cure, Facebook, Twitter, and World Cosplay! Thanks again to Kuromi for sending this in!

Source: Mina Maru on World Cosplay

30 July 2015

Trinity Blood: Ion Fortuna 02

trinity blood cosplay - ion fortuna by shiratoriIn the beginning of the series, Ion Fortuna was a selfish Methuselah who loathed the human race. However, after he was betrayed by his foster brother, Radu Barvon, for the Rosenkreuz Orden, Ion finds comfort in his friendship with Esther Blanchett. His attitude towards humans changes considerably, and when the Puppet Master forced him into a bloodthirsty rage, Ion attempted to commit suicide in order to stop himself from killing Esther.

Doesn’t Taiwanese cosplayer, Shiratori make a beautiful Ion? If you’d like to support her, please visit her websites: Archive, Cure, Deviant Art, Facebook, Plurk, Twitter, and World Cosplay! Thanks to Kuromi for sending this in!

Source: 白鳥 on Cosplayers’ Archive

29 July 2015

Tokyo Ghoul: Suzuya Juuzou

tokyo ghoul cosplay - suzuya juuzou by hinaPreviously known as Suzuya Rei, Suzuya Juuzou is a Special Class Ghoul Investigator who feels no pain nor fear. His lack of emotional understanding and fearlessness allows him confront any opponent head on, no matter how dangerous they are. However, this results in reckless behavior, as he even confronted Yoshimura alone when cooperation was necessary in taking him out.

What do you guys think of Hina’s cosplay? I’m really impressed how she captured the crazy innocence of Suzuya in this photo! Please continue to support her through her Archive and Twitter! Thanks to Adam for sending this in!

Source: 陽菜に東巻ください (ひな) on Cosplayers’ Archive

28 July 2015

Sailor Stars: Sailor Star Healer

sailor stars cosplay - sailor star healer by ha cainAlthough Yaten Kou is lonely at times, she does not like to socialize with humans as she believes they are untrustworthy. She prefers to focus on the mission to find Princess Kakyuu and leave the Earth as soon as possible. Perhaps it is because of this that she is blunt and sharp-tongued, even antagonizing Kaioh Michiru for her choice of lipstick.

Meet Korean cosplayer Ha Cain! Doesn’t she make a lovely Sailor Star Healer? If you like this photo, please do support her through her World Cosplay account! Thanks to Alan for sending this in!

Source: Ha Cain from World Cosplay

27 July 2015

Vocaloid 2: Utatane Piko

vocaloid 2 cosplay - utatane piko by towa大体 君は そうやって  逃げ回って どっか隠れて
Anyway, you run away and hide yourself somewhere like that
だから言うよ 素直な君の  リアルな感情 見せてくれないか
So, I’ll say it. Won't you be honest and show your real feelings?

誰かに 合わせてますか 人生観  迷彩な 笑顔は
Do you change your philosophy of life to go along with someone?
肝心なパーツが  欠けていた
The camouflage smile lacked the necessary part
黒にも成れない 白にも成れない
You can’t even be black, you can’t even be white
知ってたさ 怖がってた
I knew that. You were scared.

コトバガ アフレ
イマ ホンネヲ カイジョ
Make the sound of heartbeat at the place beyond the stretched shaking hand faster

“The First War Against Myself”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocaloid Lyrics

Meet Japanese cosplayer Towa (とわ)! It’s actually the first time I’ve heard of a Vocaloid named Piko, but I think Towa pulls him off nicely, wouldn’t you agree?

As usual, please support Towa through her Archive and Twitter! Thanks to Miguel for sending this in!

Source: towa (とわ) on Cosplayers’ Archive

26 July 2015

Tsubasa - Reservoir Chronicle: Syaoran and Sakura 04

tsubasa resevoir chronicle cosplay - syaoran by ghost shend and sakura by hu sebai

Far in the light, I can see it
In every scene of the night
A tiny feather of love

I gotta go
Destiny never finds the way for me, my love

Even in the night I see your face, in the dark
So I never lose my way to you
I never close my heart
The light is always there

Time goes by, we can never stay the same
Now we've come so far from love memory
Though your smile has gone, we will never be apart
In our hearts we are one, for love melody
The future arrives with your love

Lyrics by Anime Lyrics

Ok, this series has officially confused me. There’s a clone Sakura, and there’s a real Sakura, just as there’s a clone Syaoran and a real Syaoran. How to tell if the cosplay is of one or the other? I have no idea, but I hope someone could tell me!

I do know this cosplay by Ghost Sheng (鬼笙) and Hu Sebai (狐色白) looks fantastic, am I right? So please continue to support them! Thanks to Omi for sending this in!

Source: 鬼笙 (ghostsheng) on World Cosplay

25 July 2015

Resident Evil: Alice

resident evil cosplay - alice by emi-wanA former employee of the Umbrella Corporation, Alice and fellow security operative, Spence Parks, were placed at the mansion in order to protect the Hive’s emergency entrance. The posed as a married couple to keep outsiders in the dark about Umbrella’s operations. After learning about their dangerous and unethical experiments, Alice decided to betray her employers and began to secretly work on exposing them to the world.

Meet Swedish cosplayer Emi-Wan! That intense glare she has in this photo was what really caught my eye! I actually thought she was Milla Jovovich when I first saw this!

Please follow Emi’s Facebook or Instagram to give her your support! Thanks to Robert for sending this in!

Source: Robert Johannesson Photography on Facebook

24 July 2015

Touken Ranbu: Tsurumaru Kuninaga

touken ranbu cosplay - tsurumaru kuninaga by 12ye

I’m Tsurumaru Kuninaga. Made in the Heian era, I’ve been passed from owner to owner up until now. Well, that shows just how renowned I am.

...Though, I can't approve of grave-robbing or stealing from shrines out of desire for me...

Tsurumaru Kuninaga – Book Description
Source: Touken Ranbu Wiki

Oh wow, those “wings” are magnificent! I initially thought those wings were added digitally but it looks like they’re real! There is also a second photo from this shoot that you have to check out!

Please do support Chinese cosplayer 12ye (十二靥) through her Twitter, Weibo, and World Cosplay. Thanks to June for sending this in!

Source: 十二靥 (12ye) from World Cosplay

23 July 2015

Trinity Blood: Astharoshe Asran, Augusta Vradica (Seth Nightroad), and Mirka Fortuna

trinity blood cosplay - astharoshe asran, augusta vradica (seth nightroad), and mirka fortuna by kingxmonOk, since I’ve already written about Astharoshe Asran, Augusta Vradica (Seth Nightroad), and Mirka Fortuna in my previous posts, may I just point out to everyone…

Mirka Fortuna, the character wearing pink in this photo?

She is cosplayed by King…

And according to King’s World Cosplay profile

King is a male cosplayer.

A. MALE. Cosplayer.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I will go sit in my corner and cry at my failure as a woman.

Source: 狂間 (zxc3589126) on World Cosplay

22 July 2015

Tokyo Ghoul: Fueguchi Hinami

tokyo ghoul cosplay - fueguchi hinami by calpis taroA shy, childish girl with a very gentle heart, Fuegushi Hinami’s parents were killed by Ghoul Investigators, yet has no intention of avenging their deaths despite loving them so much. She developed a pseudo-sibling relationship with both Kaneki and Toka, and constantly worries about their unhappiness. As the series progressed, Hinami slowly got over her parents’ deaths and later became a very cheerful character.

Meet Japanese cosplayer, Calpis Taro (カルピスたろす)! Doesn’t she make an adorable Hinami? If you’d like, please visit her Archive Gallery or say hi to her on Twitter! Thanks to Eric for sending this in!

Source: カルピスたろす on Cosplayers’ Archive

21 July 2015

Sailor Moon SuperS: Queen Serenity and Queen Nehellenia

sailor moon supers cosplay - queen nehellenia by miya and queen serenity by usakoQueen Nehellenia was once known as Queen Hellenia, ruler of the Dark Moon, and adored by her subjects who always complimented her on her great beauty. She soon became obsessed with staying young and beautiful forever, and began extracting the dream mirrors of her subjects, turning them into Lemures. However, this still did not satisfy her as she wanted to take Queen Serenity’s place as the ruler of the Silver Millennium and eventually, Crystal Tokyo. She was eventually sealed inside a mirror of darkness by Queen Serenity, utilizing the vastly powerful abilities of the Silver Crystal to do so.

Don’t these cosplayers make a lovely pair? Queen Serenity is cosplayed by Usako while Queen Nehellenia is cosplayed by Miya! Please do visit their World Cosplay accounts to see more of their works! Thanks again to Michiru for sending this in!

Source: 美弥 (miya) on World Cosplay

20 July 2015

Vocaloid 2: SF-A2 Miki 02

vocaloid 2 cosplay - sf-a2 miki by oyama oboro

影から目を背け 扉を開ける時
Avert my eyes from the shadow when opening the door
「まだ終われないよ」と 波紋が呼び戻す
“It cannot end yet” The ripple calls back

記憶に蓋(ふた)をしたら リセットできるの?
If I put a lid on the memories, can it be reset?
全部がなかったことに なるなら・・・いいのに
That there is not everything. If it becomes that… Even though it would be fine

蒼に沈んでく 蒼に呑まれてく 蒼に溺れてく
Submerging into the pale blue. Being engulfed into the pale blue. Drown into the pale blue
震えないこだま 頑(かたく)なな願い 渦に空回る
Un-quivering echo. Obstinate wish. Meaninglessly spin around the whirlpool

Lyrics and Translation by Vocaloid Lyrics

Doesn’t Oyama Oboro (悪夜魔 おぼろ) make an adorable Miki? She has a ton of great cosplays in her World Cosplay account, but if you prefer her Cure or Blog, please go ahead and pay her a visit and give her your support! Thanks to Rae for sending this in!

Source: 悪夜魔 おぼろ (oyama oboro) on World Cosplay

19 July 2015

D. Gray-man: Allen Walker 09

d. gray-man cosplay - allen walker by noeru

Despite the troubling life his master and General, Cross Marian, forced him to live, Allen Walker still has unassuming and borderline naive traits. His cursed Pentacle Eye allows him to see the human souls bound to the Akuma, which makes Allen consider the Akuma to be just as important to him as humans. In his attempt to become “a destroyer who can save”, Allen swore his left arm to saving the Akuma and his right to saving humans.

This is probably one of the most famous among the Allen Walker cosplay photos out there as Vikki puts it, and I’m very happy to say that Kyna Sylvia has identified the cosplayer to be Noeru (諾) from China! Please continue to support her by visiting her Cure account, and thank you to Sun-Sun for sending this in!

Source: D. Gray-man on Dreamwidth

18 July 2015

THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls: Kanzaki Ranko 02

the idolmaster: conderella girls cosplay - kanzaki ranko by tuna

Kukuku, it seems you are able to see my power, you might posses the ability of ‘the eye’… I advise you to be careful however, my power could make you burn. Fufu, fufufufufu (Translation: Thank you for producing me, I’ll do my best!!)

THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Self Introduction
Source: iM@S Wiki

Kanzaki Ranko is an idol from the THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls franchise who dresses almost exclusively in Gothic Lolita style. Ranko has a wild imagination and claims to have magical powers. Although she speaks like an evil empress, they are always accompanied by some sort of translation, revealing how she is really just an ordinary girl with shy traits.

Meet Korean cosplayer, Tuna! Don’t you just love her version of Ranko? You might remember her cosplay of Sinon back in May! I’m so glad we can finally put a cosplayer to that photo! Please do continue to support Tuna by visiting her Blog, Facebook, Twitter, or World Cosplay account! Thanks to Erin for sending this in!

Source: TUNA on World Cosplay

17 July 2015

Marvel: Apocalypse

Everyone seems to be reacting to the new Apocalypse reveal for the upcoming X-Men movie. Jamie, one of our readers, asked me to feature Mick Ignis today and his cosplay of Apocalypse because he was very disappointed with Hollywood’s version as seen on Entertainment Weekly.

marvel cosplay - apocalypse by mick ignis

I gotta admit though, Mick’s version is pretty amazing! If you like this photo, you simply must check out his Facebook page as there are plenty more where that came from! Thanks again to Jamie for sending this in!

Source: Mick Ignis on Facebook

16 July 2015

Hyper Projection Play “Haikyuu!!”

hyper projection play "haikyuu!!"

Following the success of the manga and anime, Haikyuu!! will be receiving a stage play adaptation produced by the Hyper Projection Engeki “Haikyu!!” Production Committee. The play is said to be a “hybrid performance” which mixes manga, live-play, and video to create an unforgettable experience for the viewers.

The cast has been announced as the following:

  • Kenta Suga as Hinata Shoyo
  • Tatsunari Kimura as Kageyama Tobio
  • Ryotaro Kosaka as Tsukishima Kei
  • Kairi Miura as Yamaguchi Tadashi
  • Kohei Shiota as Tanaka Ryunosuke
  • Shohei Hashimoto as Nishinoya Yu
  • Kazuma Kawahara as Ennoshita Chikara
  • Keita Tanaka as Sawamura Daichi
  • Hiroki Ino as Sugawara Koshi
  • Justin Tomimori as Azumane Asahi

For more information on play dates and ticket availability, please visit their official website! Thanks again to Fumiki for sending this in!

Source: Engeki Haikyu | First Seen in: Nijimen

15 July 2015

Tokyo Ghoul: Kamishiro Rize 02

tokyo ghoul cosply - kamishiro rize by byakuran

Rize is a voracious, independent ghoul who is charming and mysterious to those whom she considers to be her acquaintances. Those who come into conflict with her, however, rarely come out alive, with the exception of Banjo Kazuichi, who finds her self-dependence and strength appealing. She appears to have no ambition whatsoever and wanders the wards aimlessly simply to appease her boredom.

Amazing cosplay by Japanese cosplayer Byakuran! If you’d like to see more of her work, please do visit her World Cosplay account and give her your support! Thanks to Crown for sending this in!

Source: Byakuran on World Cosplay

14 July 2015

Sailor Stars: Sailor Galaxia, Princess Kakyuu, and the Sailor Starlights

sailor stars cosplay - sailor galaxia, princess kakyuu, sailor star healer, sailor star fighter, and sailor star healer

Sailor Galaxia was once known as the legendary Sailor Senshi in the Milky Way galaxy. She sealed Chaos within her own body in order to save the cosmos. However, as Chaos continued to grow in strength, Sailor Galaxia knew such power could put the entire universe at risk, and thus expelled her star seed into the rural galaxy of the Milky Way.

Once overtaken by Chaos, Sailor Galaxia now sought to take all of the star seeds in the universe in order to control it for herself in the name of “Star Galaxia”. Princess Kakyuu of Kinmoku fled to Earth along with the Sailor Starlights in search of the Light of Hope, which was later revealed to be Chibi Chibi.

The story from the manga and anime about Chibi Chibi is completely different! It makes me wonder if they will continue to follow the manga in the new Sailor Moon Crystal, because if they do, then we will see Sailor Cosmos but lose Sailor Galaxia.

In any case, if you like this photo, please check out Princess Kakyuu’s cosplayer, Sakura Kyoka in World Cosplay! Thanks to Michiru for sending this in!

Source: きょうか (sakura kyoka) on World Cosplay

13 July 2015

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin and Len 10

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin and len by satoru hiro and luna nekoi「僕は勇者じゃありません。むしろ王が勇者だと思いまーす!」
"I am no hero. Rather, majesty, I believe you are the hero!"

To restore peace to the world,
To protect the peace of the land,
I throw myself to the front line;
I can see my approval rating going up! (H-Hey!)
権益の為 お金の為に
Fighting for interests, for money,
戦う王様 何をみる
What does our ruler see?
近衛もひん死 絶滅寸前
On the brink of destruction, guards dying;
Death should not take theeeeeEEEEE!

To restore peace to the world,
To protect your smile,
We barely manage to scrape up
Info on the dark lord’s forces...
So today, I just sit here in safety,
As we await the true hero
I’m not getting others to do my work;
It’s just I’m no match for those guys... :;

“Death Should Not Have Taken Thee!”
Lyrics and Translation by Vocaloid Lyrics

Aren’t they beautiful? Rin is cosplayed by Satoru Hiro (曉熙) while Len is cosplayed by Luna Nekoi. I unfortunately only have Luna’s website, but please feel free to visit her and give her your support! Thanks to Shiro for sending this in!

Source: ✖707°室✖