31 August 2015

Lineage II: Dark Elf – Blade Dancer

lineage ii cosplay - dark elf blade dancer

Blade Dancers are known to use dual swords and for their ability to raise the stats of their party members by dancing. The Dance of the Warrior raises their party members’ attack power while the Dance of Fire raises the critical damage. At higher levels, Blade Dancers can become Spectral Dancers and call forth a storm of death and destruction through their dances of dual swords.

Isn’t this absolutely breathtaking?  Please head over to the photographer’s flickr account, Manuel Moggio! He has a lot of amazing cosplay photos there! Thanks again to Marcello for sending this in!

Source: Manuel Moggio on flickr

30 August 2015

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon ~ Un Nouveau Voyage ~

sailor moon musical un nouveau voyage

The musical stage play of Sailor Moon, “Un Nouneau Voyage”, will be running from September 18th to September 25th and from October 2nd to October 4th in Japan this 2015. The story follows the manga’s Infinity Arc, focusing on Tomoe Souichi and his daughter, Tomoe Hotaru.

The main cast includes:

Along with the Death Busters:

  • Souichi Tomoe - Kaon Yuuki
  • Kaolinite – Oogi Kei
  • Witches 5:
    Eudial – Chinen Saya
    Mimete – Ida Ayaka
    Tellu – Sadachi Momoko
    Viluy – Hasegawa Yui
    Cyprine – Maana
    Daimons – Nakaoka Ayumi, Tsutsumi Rina, Hayashi Nozomi, Taniguchi Rio

It has been confirmed that this will be the last musical run for Satomi (Sailor Moon), Momoyo (Sailor Mercury), Kanon (Sailor Mars), Yuu (Sailor Jupiter), and Shiori (Sailor Venus).

I’d like to watch a live musical, just once. Japan seems to enjoy them quite a bit, so it must be quite spectacular. Thanks to Mariah for sending this in!

Source: Sailor Moon News and Sailor Moon Wiki

29 August 2015

Alichino: Myobi

alichino cosplay - myobi by congtian

Myobi is an Alichino, a beautiful demon who is said to offer wishes to those who are desperate to receive them. In order to be granted, however, one must offer his soul to the Alichino. Thus, the Kusabi are born with the ability to kill the Alichino so that a balance could be maintained. But if the Alichino are killed, then no wishes will be granted. Does humanity really wish to be saved?

A beautiful Myobi by Congtian! Who would have thought Stan’s submission of this cosplay would reveal Ashura’s cosplayer as well? Please do visit Congtian’s World Cosplay account and give her your support! Thanks again to Stan for sending this in!

Source: 葱田 (CongTian) on World Cosplay

28 August 2015

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou: Abe no Yasuaki 02

harukanaru toki no naka de - hachiyou shou cosplay - abe no yasuaki by ichiha

It was later revealed in the series that Abe no Yauaki is actually an artificial human created by the famous sorcerer, Abe no Seimei, by combining his “yin” to his wife’s “yang”. As such, there was something lacking in Yasuaki, and Seimei placed a charm on his face to compensate for this. Because he lacks emotions of his own, he is highly sensitive to the Priestess Akane’s thoughts and emotional state. On one occasion, Yasuaki shed tears with a blank face when Akane became very upset.

Japanese cosplayer Ichiha (イチハ) makes a lovely Yasuaki, don’t you you think? I managed to find most of the books from this series, I’m just lacking the earlier volumes now! But I really love the artwork on the manga. Maybe I should pick up the anime too.

Please visit Ichiha’s Archive and Blog for more of her photos! Thanks to Justine for sending this in!

Source: イチハ on Cosplayers’ Archive

27 August 2015

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Sonozaki Shion

higurashi no naku koro ni cosplay - sonozaki shion by arisa mizuharaAlthough she appears to be more refined and feminine than her younger, twin sister, Mion, Shion is actually incredibly shrewd and manipulative. She hated attending St. Lucia’s Boarding School, and escaped with the help of the Sonozaki Family’s bodyguard, Kasai Tasuyoshi. Shion works as a waitress at the Angel Mort and is also the manager’s assistant for the Hinamizawa Fighters little league team.

Isn’t this just breath-taking? Gotta leave it to Arisa, she cosplays so many characters so well! Thanks to nopqr for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

26 August 2015

Kuroshitsuji 3rd Musical: Lycoris that Blazes the Earth

kuroshitsuji musical cast - lycoris that blazes the earth

A musical adaptation of popular anime and manga series, Kuroshitsuji – Lycoris that Blazes the Earth, will be performing at the Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall in Osaka from November 7 to 10, at Natori Performing Arts Center in Miyagi from November 14 to 15, at Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo from November 21 to 29, and at Canal City Theater in Fukuoka from December 4 to 6.

It will also make its way to China at the Shanghai Art Theatre on December 11 to 13, at Beijing Exhibition Center Theater on the 18th to the 20th, and at Shenzhen Poly Theater on from the 25th to the 27th.

This adaptation follows the manga’s popular “Jack the Ripper” arc and will have the following cast:

I very much like the overall look of the cast members of this musical! Although, I still find musical adaptations to be a little strange, it apparently has a good fan base as this is already the 3rd musical, and it will be making its way to China!

Has anyone here ever seen a musical adaptation before? Is it any good?

Source: Rocket News 24 and Crunchyroll

25 August 2015

The Prince of Tennis: Echizen Ryoma 04

the prince of tennis cosplay - echizen ryoma 4Ryoma is an all-court tennis player with many special shots and abilities. He can even learn new techniques after seeing them performed a few times. Along with fellow Seigaku player, Kikumaru Eiji, Ryoma is also known to have exceptional talent for seeing moving objects.

One of his weaknesses, however, is the inability to play doubles. He did try it once with his teammate, Momoshiro Takeshi, but after seeing how bad he was at it, Coach Ryuzaki placed him in the S3 (Singles 3) or S2 (Singles 2) position.

Wow, this photo is fairly old, but he really looks a lot like Ryoma, doesn’t he? Or she?

If anyone knows who the cosplayer is, please do let me know! Thanks to azngrace for sharing this!

Source: Crunchyroll

24 August 2015

Spice and Wolf: Holo 02

spice and wolf cosplay - holo 2A wolf harvest deity, Holo is described to be smart and confident, even though the latter is mostly seen around her traveling companion, Kraft Lawrence. Although appearing to be flirtatious and manipulative towards him, Holo has a deep fear of being alone, and thus nurtures strong affection towards him. She is a bit of an alcoholic and a glutton, possibly due to the fact that she is actually a wolf who needs ample amounts of nutrition.

Isn’t she adorable? I tried to find out who the cosplayer is, but to no avail! Hopefully someone will recognize her! Thanks to George for sending this in!

Source: Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 3000%ﹾ "Next Stage" on Facebook

23 August 2015

Vocaloid 2: Kaito, Kagamine Len, Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, and Meiko

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kaito, kagamine len, hatsune miku, kagamine rin, and meiko

千本桜 夜ニ紛レ 君ノ声モ届カナイヨ
Thousands of cherry trees dissolve into the night. Not even your voice will reach.
此処は宴 鋼の檻 その断頭台で見下ろして
This is a banquet inside a steel jail cell. Look down on us from your guillotine.

三千世界 常世之闇(とこよのやみ) 嘆ク唄モ聞コエナイヨ
The whole world is shrouded in hellish darkness. Not even a lamenting song is audible.
青藍(せいらん)の空 遥か彼方 その光線銃で打ち抜いて
With your raygun, shoot out the azure sky and the far distance.

“Senbonzakura” (Thousands of Cherry Trees)
Lyrics and Translation by Anime Lyrics

Oh wow, they costumes are amazing! There are a lot of patterns, but it’s not too overbearing! I think I especially like Rin’s clothing the most, which is your favorite? Thanks to Mara for sending this in!

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

22 August 2015

RG Veda: Ashura

rg veda cosplay - ashura

Ashura is known as the “true Ashura”, a merciless god of war who wishes to destroy Heaven, Earth, and Hell. His power was sealed away, even distributed among the Six Stars in order to keep his destiny from coming into fruition. Ashura was born genderless as a result of his father, Ashura-O’s sin, and therefore cannot continue the royal line of the Ashura which Ashura-O desperately wished to preserve.

Oh wow, the details of this cosplay is amazing! And I didn’t know Ashura was genderless, but he appeared in Tsubasa – Reservoir Chronicle as female, right? Thanks to Xitin for sharing this!

EDIT: I just found out that this Ashura is cosplayed by Chinese cosplayer, Congtian! Please visit her World Cosplay account and give her your support!

Source: 葱田 (CongTian) on World Cosplay | First seen in: xitin9x on Photobucket

21 August 2015

Jormungand: Koko Hekmatyar

jormungand cosplay - koko hekmatyar by wei

The daughter of shipping magnate, Floyd Hekmatyar, Koko is an arms dealer and a member of HCLI’s Europe/African Weapons Transport Division. She is a largely enigmatic character who rarely reveals her true state of mind to anyone. Although she may act immaturely towards her subordinates, she is able to rebound quickly and regain her composure. Koko and her older brother, Kasper, are very similar in appearance, even though they are not twins.

Another amazing cosplay by Chinese cosplayer, 小薇 (wei)! You might remember her cosplay of Saber back in August 2014, so I thought I should feature her again! Please be sure to pay her a visit in her Weibo and World Cosplay accounts to give her your support!

Source: 小薇 (wei) on World Cosplay

20 August 2015

Naruto: Shippuden: Pain, Konan, Deidara, and Sasori

naruto shippuden cosplay - pain (yahiko/nagato), konan, deidara, and sasoriThe original founder of the Akatsuki, Yahiko, entrusted the pursuit of peace to his childhood friend, Nagato. In his grief over his friend’s death, Nagato came to believe that the world would never willingly consent to peace and that the Akatsuki’s previous pacifist approaches were futile. Instead, Nagato concluded that the world needed to experience catastrophic death and destruction so that it could never again stomach the idea of conflict. He then formed the “Six Paths of Pain”, integrating Yahiko’s corpse so that he could symbolically continue leading the Akatsuki.

Quite an impressive cosplay group! I only noticed one minor detail here: Isn’t Konan’s flower supposed to be on the other side of her head? Other than that though, the effects and composition is really good! Thank to Jason for sending this in!

Source: lovers ♡ cosplay on tumblr

19 August 2015

Cinderella: Ella

cinderella cosplay - ella by courtoonAs a child, Ella lived a wonderful childhood with her parents in a beautiful estate. Her mother taught her to believe in the existence of magic, and that she must always “have courage, and be kind”. Unfortunately, her mother became ill and passed away, leaving Ella with her father who always traveled for business.

A few years later, her father marries Lady Tremaine, the widow of an old acquaintance. Ella welcomes her new family despite how badly they treat her, including her ill-mannered step-sisters, Drisella and Anastasia.

Meet the beautiful and talented cosplayer, Courtoon! I’m not sure which country she’s from, but I’m guessing she’s living in the USA? I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time, and I think it’s about time I feature her!

Please remember to visit her Facebook Page and Youtube for more of her works and give her your support! Please also visit her photographer’s Facebook, Saffels Photography!

Source: Courtoon on Facebook

18 August 2015

Vampire Knight: Kiryuu Zero 10

vampire knight musical cosplay - zero kiryuu by rootAnother popular Boys' Style model, ROOT is regularly featured in a fashion magazine known as “Men’s SPIDER” and “KERA”. She is also part of the singing group, Signal, together with Amato and Rei.

ROOT played Zero in the musical adaptation of Vampire Knight. She and Akira were guests in Kawaii International’s 19th episode: Boyish Street-Style Kawaii on NHK.

Since I already knew Akira was a girl, then I already suspected that the one playing Zero would be a girl too, and I was right! I can’t find a lot of information on her, but please head over to her official Facebook page if you like her portrayal of Zero! Thanks again to Erica for sending this in!

Source: Crunchyroll

17 August 2015

One-Punch Man: License-less Rider, Speed of Sound Sonic, Saitama, Genos, and Tornado of Terror

one-punch man cosplay - license-less rider by tony liew, speed of sounds sonic by hp, saitama by kucing jahat, genos by hara takumi, and tornado of terror by rei chanIn the fictional metropolis of City Z, Japan, the world is full of strange monsters that mysteriously appear and cause many disasters. Then appears one super powerful hero, Saitama, who easily defeats these monsters and other villains with one punch. However, being the strongest person has made Saitama become bored with his powers, and he sets off on an adventure to find stronger opponents he can fight with.

I’m back guys! I’ve unfortunately missed my deadline by a few days, but now I can try and catch up with my missed Cosplay Holic updates! Expect some double, or even triple updates for the next few days, just so that I can get back on track!

Please visit the cosplayers’ Facebook: License-less Rider by Tony Liew, Speed of Sound Sonic by HP, Saitama by Kucing Jahat, Genos by Hara Takumi, and Tornado of Terror by Rei Chan! Thanks to Louisa for sending this in!

Source: Tin’s on Facebook

16 August 2015

Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Len 30

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine len by erioruなんていうか大きな声で言うことではないかもしれませんが
What to call it, it might not be appropriate to say it out loud, but
男女に備わったあれとそれ 正と乱とのいわばあれとそれ
That thing men and women are endowed with, so to speak, that thing in rightness and war
そんなこんなで起こるhappening あっというまに僕のending
Doing this and that, awoke a “happening”, and in a heartbeat it came; my ending
あやまって悩んで困ってしまって どうしよってなにもできない 無情
A mistake, I’m troubled, I’m worried, what to do? I’m powerless. Such cruelty!

This 0,02mm barrier is seriously getting annoying.
真っ赤なmy sunshine すぐに入れたくなるのは君の性
My bright red sunshine, it’s your fault that I want to put it in right away.
いいじゃーんとかそんな気分で迎えた君と僕 そんなヘブンで
“Just do it”, we greeted each other with that kinda attitude, and while in that kinda heaven,
あ、しまったって思ったって もう遅い
Although we may realize we’re done for, it’s already too late!

“Holy Lance Explosion Boy”
Lyrics and Translation by
Vocaloid Lyrics

A cute Len by Thai cosplayer, Erioru! I especially love her eyes, they seem to sparkle in the light! If you love this photo, please check out her Deviant Art account for more! Thanks again to Yukino for sending this in!

Source: erioru on Deviant Art

15 August 2015

Shingeki no Kyojin: Sasha Blouse 03

shingeki no kyojin / attack on titan cosplay - sasha blouse 3Sasha struggled to hunt and find food when she was much younger, thus developing an incredible appetite. Food is almost-always on her mind, and eating gives her considerable gratification and relief especially during times of great stress. This compulsive desire to eat has earned her the nickname of “potato girl” after she stole a potato and absent-mindedly explained herself to her superior when he caught her.

I bet the staff in The Baked Potato Co. had no idea why this Sasha cosplayer was kneeling in front of their store, but isn’t this just about the most perfect cosplay of our beloved potato girl ever? Hopefully we can find out who she is! Thanks to Flipgeeks for sharing this!

Source: Flipgeeks on Facebook

14 August 2015

Monsters, Inc.: James P. Sullivan aka "Sulley"

monsters, inc. cosplay - james p sullivan aka sulley

James P. Sullivan, better known as “Sulley”, is a giant, furry, blue monster with horns and purple spots. Although hailed as “The Best Scarer” for several months running, Sulley is actually kindhearted and thoughtful by nature. He affects a relaxed, amiable personality and is best friends with Mike Wazowski.

Isn’t this just about the cutest little monster you’ve ever laid eyes on? I can’t see how anyone would be afraid of him now, but maybe s/he’ll grow up to be a top scarer too one day? Thanks to Janet for sending this in!

Source: Mother&Care on Facebook

13 August 2015

Sailor Moon R: Prince Demand

sailor moon r cosplay - prince demand by tsuruta kei

Prince Demand is the leader of Planet Nemesis, a fictional 10th planet of the Solar System. The planet itself is said to consist of negative energy and has the ability to vanish from sight, only traceable by X-ray. The people who reside there are known as the Black Moon Clan, descendents of criminals and traitors of Crystal Tokyo. Prince Demand himself resented Crystal Tokyo as he felt that they were corrupt, and that their long lifespans were blasphemous. Through Wiseman’s help and influence, Prince Demand formed a plan to go back in time before the influence of the Moon Kingdom began in order to create a new history, and perhaps a better future for his people.

Meet Japanese cosplayer, Tsuruta Kei (鶴田景)! Doesn’t she make an amazing Prince? Her Cosplayers’ Archive has a ton of her cosplays so please make sure to support her! Or if you’d like, you can also visit her Twitter and World Cosplay accounts! Thanks to Anne for sending this in!

Source: 鶴田景@P3M#2 on Cosplayers’ Archive