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Archive for September, 2008

Unknown Entry 011

Monday, September 29th, 2008

unknown cosplay 011It’s that time of the week again! I’d like to thank everyone for helping out with trying to find out where these characters featured in Unknown are from; it’s all very much appreciated! Keep those guesses coming!

This one I think looks like Kinomoto Sakura from Card Captor Sakura. But I’m not sure about the costume since I didn’t get to watch all the episodes. Or she could be someone else entirely; like a game character.


Final Fantasy VII Advent Children: Cloud Strife 02

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

final fantasy vii advent children - cloud strife 02By the time Advent Children begins, Cloud had already given up his life as a mercenary and worked as a courier for the “Strife Delivery Service”. He lives in the City of Edge with Tifa, Marlene, and Denzel. It was peaceful until Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo decided to confront him and threaten the children.

Pretty! Though I’m wondering what those black feathers are doing in his hair. And isn’t that snow out? Wouldn’t it be cold in that outfit?

Vocaloid: Kaito

Friday, September 26th, 2008

vocaloid cosplay - kaitoThe Japanese male voice and character of the singing synthesizer application software originally developed by Yamaha Corporation, Kaito is often depicted as Hatsune Miku’s partner. His character has been licensed by a third party known as Crypton Future in Japan.

This is , the same person from Flickr who provided C.C. from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Only, this is 帝 herself, cosplaying as Kaito. Thanks for sharing your photo with us!

Inuyasha: Inuyasha and Sesshomaru

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Half-brothers, each fulfilling his own destiny. Neither of them are right, and neither of them are wrong, for they only fight for what they believe in to be right and true.

inuyasha cosplay - inuyasha and seshomaru

I’m just a little sad this photo is so small and that we can’t see their faces too well. But I really like how this photo was taken. I wonder if anyone knows where to get a higher resolution of this? ;) And how do they compare to the other Inuyasha and Sesshomaru I’ve posted before?

D. Gray-man: Lavi, Allen Walker, Kanda Yu, and Lanalee Lee

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

d. gray-man cosplay - lavi, allen walker, kanda yu, and lanalee lee

The Exorcists of the Black Order, Lavi, Allen Walker, Kanda Yu, and Lanalee Lee aim to stop the Millenium Earl from cleansing the Earth by means of destroying it.

The series’ main character, Allen Walker, has the ability to control “Innocence”, a weaponized form of a divine substance from ages past. Allen proves to be an important companion thanks to his cursed eye, which is able to detect the Akuma who walk along side humans.

It’s rare to find a nice group cosplay. I’m not familiar with this anime though, so I’m wondering why Lanalee isn’t wearing her hair in pigtails here? Or maybe the angle of the photo.

I’s: Isozaki Izumi

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

unknown cosplay 010 - i's For this week, I have a fairly good idea as to where this character is from, thanks to her uniform.

She’s definitely a character from I’s, but I don’t know the series well enough to tell who she is.

I don’t think she’s one of the main characters, but I could be wrong. She’s defintely not Iori because Iori has shorter hair.

Help me out?

Thanks very much to Linkthe1st for suggesting this character is actually Isozaki Izumi from before she had cut her hair in the series! I think it’s highly probable, unless this girl just felt like cosplaying and decided to wear I’s school uniform.

Naruto: Shippuden: Tenten

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

naruto cosplay - tentenThe only female member in Team Guy, Tenten specializes in many different types of weaponry raging from projectiles to close combat. She also has the ability to summon hundreds of weapons to attack her opponent simultaneously with pinpoint accuracy. At one point in the first season, she uses her techniques to help Hyuga Neji strengthen his defensive techniques. He is probably the only one who can block all of her attacks.

I actually like her costume in Shippuden than in the first season of Naruto. This photo was taken by Tony Quan, but since I found this in another site and not his own, I’m not sure how to properly credit it. But thanks for the photo!

EDIT: Thanks to Chibified Kitsunes for pointing me to Chuwei’s Deviant Art!