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Archive for March, 2008

Lucky Star: Izumi Konata

Friday, March 28th, 2008

lucky star cosplay - izumi konataThe stereotypical otaku (anime lover) character in the series Lucky Star, Izumi Konata is fun loving, athletic girl who prefers her hobbies over studies and sports. Since she needs a lot of money to keep up with the latest anime and manga series, she works part time in a cosplay cafe.

Parodies of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi can be seen in this anime while Kona-chan works in the cafe. In one episode, Konata cosplayed Haruhi and danced the signature ending theme song. Ironic, considering Konata and Haruhi have the same seiyuu (voice actress), Hirano Aya, and yet you wouldn’t have noticed if you don’t read the end credits.

Cute cosplay! She got Kona-chan’s expression perfectly. Even that one strand of hair sticking out on top. Nicely done!

Air Gear: Simca

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

air gear cosplay - simcaSimca is the leader of the Genesis group from Air Gear. She wants to gather all the Kings and their Regalia in order to conquer the Trophaeum Tower and acquire the Sky Regalia. It is also perhaps because of this that she has taken a great (somewhat romantic) interest in Minami “Ikki” Itsuki because she believes he is destined to become the legendary Sky King. She was able to convince him to take the lead on Genesis after Kogarasumaru’s triumph over Behemoth.

This is a very convincing cosplay of Simca the Swallow. Love the costume and the attitude. Great cosplay!

Rurouni Kenshin: Takani Megumi

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

rurouni kenshin cosplay - takani megumi

Megumi is well known among Rurouni Kenshin fans as the “Fox Lady”, meaning both literally a vixen for being cunning and “foxy” or beautiful lady. She is assumed to be the last of the Takani clan, a high class level family of well renowned doctors who specialize in Western and Eastern medicine. Her father died in the battlefield in Nagasaki, while her mother and two brothers disappeared. She was working as the apprentice of a prominent doctor when she was forced to create the “Spider’s Web” opium.

This girl looking convincingly like Megumi, though she probably needs to comb her hair a bit. It’s still a really great cosplay though! Awesome job!

Bleach: Kuchiki Byakuya

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

bleach cosplay - kuchiki byakuyaOne of the most popular Shinigami captains of the Bleach Universe, Kuchiki Byakuya is born of noble blood… the 28th head of one of the four noble families.

He is very calm and apathetic, and believes in Law and Order. He sets himself as an example to others by following the rules of Soul Society without question, even if it causes him personal conflicts.

As a noble, he wears a kenseikan headpiece which symbolizes his rank as the head of the Kuchiki family and a scarf made by Master Weaver Tsujishiro Kuroemon III. The scarf is a family heirloom and is said to have the same worth as 10 large houses.

Beautiful cosplay! Though I think this Byakuya is a girl. The pink flowers in the background looks like sakura too! I wonder how she was able to do her hair?

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Yuffie Kisaragi

Monday, March 24th, 2008

final fantasy vii advent children cosplay - yuffie kisaragi The skilled kleptomaniac of a ninja, Yuffie Kisaragi is a self proclaimed “Materia Hunter” who joins parties in order to steal their Materia, small spheres of crystallized spiritual energy. She steals with the intentions of restoring her country, Wutai, to its former glory.

Isn’t she a cute little thief? Looks like she really can’t get her hands of the Materia, since she’s holding one in the photograph. Nice cosplay!

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Yami no Matsuei: Kazutaka Muraki

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

yami no matsuei cosplay / descendants of darkness cosplay - kazutaka muraki

Yami no Matsuei or the Descendants of Darkness’ main antagonist, Kazutaka Muraki is a brilliant doctor who laments over losing the lives of his patients… as a cover to the fact that he’s actually a psychotic serial killer who plays with spirits, curses, and the dead.

Do you realize now why I’m so fascinated with him?

And what a brilliant photo this is! With the roses, it looks like he is meeting with Tsuzuki, his “prey”. I love the hair and his trench coat too! Fantastic cosplay!

Gyakuten Saiban: Mitsurugi Reiji

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

gyakuten saiban cosplay / phoenix wright ace attorney cosplay - mitsurugi reiji / miles edgeworthMany people regard� as the first bishounen (rough translation would be “pretty boy”, no pun intended!) of the Gyakuten Saiban series. Reiji is more commonly known as Miles Edgeworth, but since I’m loyal to the Japanese version, I’ll call him Reiji in my blog.

I can’t give much information about him unless I want to spoil the game play. All I can say is he’s a really good prosecutor with a kind heart, no matter how cold-hearted he may seem. The perfect rival for Naruhodo Ryuichi, aka Phoenix Wright!

I’m quite impressed with this cosplay. Though bitter disappointed to his fangirls since this cosplayer looks like a girl to me. But I’m assuming this. We all know I’ve been wrong before.

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