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Archive for October, 2007

Chobits: Chi 02

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

chobits cosplay - chii aka elda 02One of my readers, who wishes to remain anonymous, contributed this cosplay of Chii. No, I don’t think that the contributor is the cosplayer because one, the contributor is a guy and two, the contributor found this off a website he can’t remember… This was just sitting in his hard drive apparently…

This Chi is probably as cute as the other Chi I featured… I really love her dress! That must have taken a long time to sew.

Great cosplay, great photography! And I really love the additional effects added to the photograph… It really does look like an official Chobits illustration!

EDIT: Big thanks to radioavtiveKIRA for informing me about Jumplove! Jumplove and King Crimson cosplay together and they have a huge gallery on their site. I’ll be sure to feature more of them soon!

Chobits: Chi

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

chobits cosplay - chi aka elda Chi is probably one of the most cosplayed characters from an anime series, and yet there are very few people who can cosplay her accurately.

I suppose not everyone can pull off a cute and innocent looking face…

This cosplayer though… I like her very much, even though she has a silver wig on. One could probably argue that this is a manga version of Chi, right?

Chi is a persocom, or a personal computer who is an android. In the Chobits world, PCs and Laptops/Notebooks are in the shape of a human robot, and they can virtually follow you everywhere. An interesting note is that the persocoms are solar powered, getting their energy only from the sun.

This Chi is so cute… Makes me want to have Chobit ears too…

Found in Photobucket!

Fushigi Yugi: Yuki Miaka

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

fushigi yugi curious play cosplay - yuki miakaI can’t believe I missed a nice source of cosplay pictures… Photobucket! What could have been more obvious right? But yes, I suppose I’m pretty clueless that way…

Talk about classics on this one. I remember the time when Fushigi Yugi aka Curious Play first aired on the local network… You won’t believe how many people were swooning over Tamahome, Hotohori, and the other bishounens you’ll find in the series.

Too bad most people hate Miaka… She’s such a clueless, bottomless pit sort of girl who had all the boys eating out of her hand. I suppose that’s the reason why people hate her so much.

But this cosplayer is cute though! I love the roses in her hair… I wonder what happened to her uniform’s bow?

Evangelion: Soryu Asuka Langley

Friday, October 26th, 2007

evangelion cosplay - soryu asuka langleyThe beautiful pilot of Unit 02 in her school uniform, Soryu Asuka Langley is perhaps the complete opposite of Ayanami Rei when it comes to their personality. Asuka is a cheerful girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind with a bit of an egotistical attitude… At least, that’s how she wants people to think of her. Deep inside, she’s actually quite insecure, due to her traumatic childhood.

There have been a lot of cosplays of the 2 famous Neon Genesis Evangelion girls, but this is one of the most impressive Asuka cosplays I’ve ever seen. Really great job on this one! I can arguably say that’s a mischievous smile on her face… Just like Asuka!

EDIT: Thanks to SoL for letting me know the coplayer’s name is Kipi!

OS-Tan: Windows 2000 03

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

os-tan cosplay - 2k-tan windows 2000

More requests have been added for 2k-tan and XP-tan cosplays. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any cool looking XP-tans in a while, so this 2k-tan will have to do for now.

There have been two 2k-tans so far on this blog, the first one you can find here, and the second one here. But I’m not sure which to pick… I may coincidentally like the second one better than the this one… Though this cosplayer followed 2k-tan’s design more accurately. It’s really quite hard to choose.

First found on 0PERAT1VE!

Fate/Stay Night: Saber a.k.a. Arturia Pendragon

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

arisa mizuhara in fate/stay night cosplay - saber aka arturia pendragonMy apologies for flooding the blog with Arisa Mizuhara’s cosplays, but this is a rare opportunity to show a really good Fate/Stay Night cosplay of Saber. And, might I add, this is also a good time to post a requested cosplay image.

It’s quite difficult to look for a nice cosplay of this character (who is my very favorite!). I’m not entirely sure why. It may be because of the costume or the hair, but whatever the reason… This cosplay is done very nicely.

Alright, so her eyes aren’t the same color as the original character’s. And the sword can use some work. But really… The cosplayer herself is breath-taking, don’t you think? A really nice camera angle too… No wonder Arisa is a professional cosplay idol.

Bleach: Hinamori Momo

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

bleach cosplay - hinamori momoThis is probably the one shinigami I really feel sorry for… Hinamori Momo.

And I also keep forgetting to post this..! It’s been in the Bleach Blog for a long time now, and I have asked permission from Rukia to post it already…

And yes, we clarified that this is Mei Wai, the same cosplayer who did Lineage II’s Light Elf and Dark Elf… Makes you wonder if the girl could ever possibly do a bad cosplay (I hope that never happens).