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Archive for August, 2008

Gyakuten Saiba 4: Mayudzuki Daian

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

gyakuten saiban 4 cosplay - mayudzuki daian / apollo justice: ace attorney - daryan crescendThe usually cool and collected detective who specializes in international cases, Mayudzuki Daian, aka Daryan Crescend from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, is the bass guitarist of The Gavinners and a close friend of Garyu Kyouya’s. He can be pretty sensitive about certain things like his guitar playing; criticizing on which can make him lose his cool and turn into a jerk.

What can I say? That hair-style is pretty impressive. I doubt that’s actual hair on his head, but it’s pretty accurate to the character. I love his jacket too.

Rozen Maiden: Shinku 03

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

rozen maiden cosplay - shinkuThis is probably the most unique way to portray Shinku. We’ve had 2 versions so far, but neither of them made Shinku look the way she truly is: a ball jointed doll.

There was an anime episode wherein Shinku had to have her clothes washed, and this is how she looked until she got her clothes back. I can’t remember it too well anymore, but I want to watch the anime again.

Chobits: Freya

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Now here is a cosplay that I never thought I’d see.

chobits cosplay - freyaFreya is the first version of the new series of persocoms known as the “Chobit” series. Unlike any other persocom, has the ability to feel emotions, specifically, to love. She was made by Mihara Ichiru to become their “daughter”.

When Hibiya Chitose, Ichiru’s wife, noticed a change in Freya’s attitude, Chitose asked Ichiru to create a younger sister for her, and she was named “Elda“. Freya was happy for a while, but her true sadness was due to the fact that she had fallen in love… with her own “father”. She knew she could never be together with him, and this caused her so much sorrow that she ceased functioning.

Aside from the hair? This is a very impressive cosplay. Great job on this! I really like her ears..!

Naruto: Uchiha Sasuke and Uchiha Itachi

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

naruto cosplay - uchiha sasuke and uchiha itachiItachi, the older brother of Sasuke, is the young prodigy of the Uchiha Clan. People looked to him as the future of the Uchiha Clan. This left Sasuke in Itachi’s shadows, craving for the same affection Itachi receives from their parents.

It was during these times, however, that Itachi loved and cared for his younger brother. He was the only one who acknowledge any hard work and effort Sasuke accomplished.

Isn’t this cosplay just too cute for words? Too bad we can’t see their faces, but they both looks so cute. Nice photo!

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Zero

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

The mysterious, masked revolutionary who is the leader of the Order of the Black Knights, Zero, the alias Lelouch Lamperouge uses in this guise, wishes to campaign against those who oppress the helpless.

lelouch of the rebellion cosplay - lelouch lamperouge / zero

Originally, the rebellion was to seek revenge for his mother’s death, and make a new world for his sister, Nunally. However, as the story progresses, Lelouch’s friends help him realize that the rebellion is no longer just for his sister after she becomes Viceroy of Area 11.

This is really an awesome cosplay. I wonder what the cosplayer looks like behind the mask?

Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 02

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei 02She is the First (Child) Children, the pilot of Unit 00, and the clone who is a vessel for the Angel Lilith. In the beginning of the series, Ayanami Rei seemed like an emotionless puppet who apparently only had a relationship with Ikari Gendo. However, when she met Shinji, something changes, even though Asuka wants little to do with her.

It’s been a long time since I featured a cosplay from Evangelion. I love the wig used for this one, it looks so natural. Great work!

Lineage II: Gatekeeper Jasmine

Monday, August 25th, 2008

unknown cosplay 006

Here is another unknown cosplay I’ve yet to figure out. Looking for her information took up some time, but I still came up with nothing. I can’t remember where I got this image from, but it might have been from… Or was it

Not sure, but whoever knows where this character is from, feel free to comment and/or send me an email.

And yes, this is the 6th. The 5th one I’d already found out who she is before I posted it as an Unknown. ;)

EDIT: Thanks you very much to Soyoungim for commenting that this is Gatekeeper Jasmine from Lineage II!