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Archive for September, 2007

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Tifa Lockhart

Friday, September 28th, 2007

final fantasy advent children cosplay - tifa lockheartOh, I hadn’t noticed that of all the Final Fantasy Cosplays I posted, I didn’t post a single Tifa Lockhart cosplay…

And believe me, I have a lot.

This is one of my favorite Tifa Lockhart cosplays. I still look twice because she really looks like that computer generated, 3D, virtual girl type Tifa!

According to Final Fantasy VII, Tifa Lockhart is Cloud’s childhood friend who lost her family to Sephiroth. Although the circumstances of their lives made them unable to have a very close friendship, it’s obvious that they care very much about each other.

During the Final Fantasy Advent Children Movie, Tifa was shown as one of the main characters, and emotional support for Cloud. She is an expert in Zangan-Ryu Martial Arts, using her hands and feet as her weapons.

Excellent Cosplay! By the way, did you know that Tifa Lockhart was not in the original story draft of Final Finatasy VII? And her hair was cut short and changed color in the Advent Children Movie due to the difficulties in animation and lighting effects.

It doesn’t matter much to me though… She still looks cute.

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Rurouni Kenshin: Hitokiri Battousai

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

rurouni kenshin cosplay - hitokiri battousaiAfter Yukishiro Tomoe had returned to the Shogunate spies with the hopes of throwing them off and save his life, Himura Kenshin received a letter of from the Spymasters stating that they have Tomoe hostage. It was winter at the time, and Kenshin hurriedly went after the Shogunate to save Tomoe in the snow and ice.

It was unfortunate, as he was ambushed several times before he could actually try and save her. In the end, it was Tomoe who ended up saving him. But she was accidentally killed by the same slash of Kenshin’s sword that killed his opponent.

It’s such a sad fate for Kenshin… And this cosplay seems to be a tribute to that. For some reason, even if the image is so small, I think this cosplayer is a girl. But I’m wondering whether or not she feels cold in that kimono while out in the winter cold.

Is that purple sash he’s holding Tomoe’s? Hm…

Naruto: Uzumaki Naruto

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

naruto cosplay - uzumaki naruto Argh!!!

Must be painful to stretch your lips that far…

Uzumaki Naruto, the child who bears the sealed nine-tailed demon fox inside him, dreams to become the number one ninja of Konoha. His father was a Hokage who died trying to save their village.

Most of the villagers kept their distance from Naruto because of the demon inside him. Yet, no one ever told Naruto about the demon until he was 12 years old.

His only friend when he was a child was his ninja instructor Umino Iruka, whose parents also perished during the demon fox’s attack. Despite this, he still did not view Naruto as the cause of their deaths.

One of the more impressive Naruto Cosplays I’ve seen so far. You can really see the mischief in his eyes. Great job!

OS-Tan: Windows 2000

Monday, September 24th, 2007

os-tan cosplay - windows 2000        The idea of personifying operating systems has been around for quite a while. Lately, the designs of the OS-tans have been standardized, basing off their performance as an operating system.

Here is a picture of Windows 2000 Professional. “2k-tan”, as she is commonly called as, is an intelligent, reserved woman with short hair, glasses, and electronic cat ears. She’s made to look professional because she is the most stable operating system. Windows ME came out almost at the same time 2000 did, but because 2000 is more stable compared to ME, 2k-tan is often considered to be the “guardian” of ME.

She’s a really cute 2k-tan, don’t you think? I wonder, when the time comes that they make real, human sized PC, will they make them look like her?

Hunter x Hunter: Kuroro Lucifer

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

hunter x hunter cosplay - kuroro chrollo lucifer A character who’s charismatic and charming, with no past and real family, Kuroro Lucifer (in some translations, “Chrollo Lucifer”) is perhaps the ultimate villain for an epic phenomena known as Hunter x Hunter.

Kuroro is the leader of the Genei Ryodan. He came from Ryuseigai, or “Meteor City”, the city of outcasts where people with no official records live. This is where he began to form the Genei Ryodan with 6 residences from Ryusegai.

Beautiful, clean, and simple cosplay. I really like his earrings and the book! Plus, this guy looks really good in a suit. Definitely a favorite in my book!

Final Fantasy X-2: Rikku 02

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

imageThere’s a brand new deviant artist who opened her account with a very unique looking Rikku Cosplay!

I don’t know much about Vanne, but her first cosplay entry is really nice! I thought I’ll give her a helping hand on getting some traffic…

Apparently, this is the Lady Luck / Gambler version of Rikku. It’s a nice change from all the Rikku cosplayers I’ve been seeing so far… I’m guessing that’s her real hair, but I can’t be really sure. Animecon 2007 attendess probably recognize her..! Click on the image and see the original picture’s location!

Great Job, Vanne! Looking forward to more of your cosplays soon!�

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Death Note: The Parody

Monday, September 17th, 2007

I’ve never posted a picture of a cosplay that looks nothing like the original anime or manga character. I only post pictures that I really like… But the cosplays that I like doesn’t necessarily have to look like the original anime.

Was that confusing? Well, let me show you a video I found on Sanriotown’s Dream Studio to give you a sample. Just let it load for a while first before playing it…

Thanks to Drift X for uploading the video. Please leave your comments for the video here.