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Archive for November, 2008

Vampire Knight: Yuki Cross 02

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

vampire knight cosplay - yuki cross 02 Yuki is the adopted daughter of Cross Academy’s headmaster, Kaien Cross. She is a first year student who acts as a Guardian to keep peace and harmony among the Day Class, consisting of mostly human students, and the Night Class, which are composed of vampires.

Despite her affection for Night Class Leader and President, Kuran Kaname, she has a fear of vampires due to her childhood experience of one of them trying to bite her. Kaname is an exception because he was the one who saved Yuki, but after she witnessed his vampire nature of feeding on one of Night Class students, she became distant to him, though her affections stubbornly remained.

Another beautiful photo by Tony Quan! This cosplayer makes a pretty cute Yuki, just like the other cosplayer I featured some time ago. Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing this!

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Fate/Stay Night: Saber 02

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

fate/stay night cosplay - saber I seem to have the habit of flooding this blog with Saber cosplays… This is technically only the second Saber from Fate/Stay Night, but I had 2 Dark Saber’s from Fate/Hollow Ataraxia already.

I really have to find other cosplayers of the other characters.

Anyhow, Saber is a loyal and powerful warrior who chooses to suppress her emotions in order to focus on her goals. She is actually Arturia Pendragon in her previous life, the female version of King Arthur. She desires to win the Holy Grail War in order to correct her previous mistakes in her life.

Beautiful shot! I love the dress and how this was taken. Given, she should be blond, but she makes a nice Saber. Good job!

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Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 03

Friday, November 28th, 2008

The child who’s origins are purposefully left a mystery, Ayanami Rei  is a quiet girl who often keeps to herself. She resembles Ikari Shinji’s mother, Ikari Yui, and often acts motherly towards him, despite being (or "appearing to be") the same age. It is stated in the Red Cross Book that Rei was actually created from the salvaged remains of Yui after she was absorbed into the Unit 01 in 2004.

neon genesis evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei 03

I’m not sure if Sanriotown moderators will mind posting a picture like this, but in case there is a problem, do let me know so I can take this down? I don’t want to make any trouble… But she makes a really impressive Rei!

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Hikaru no Go: Kishimoto Kaoru

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

hikaru no go cosplay - kishimoto kaoruThe president of the Go Club in Kaio Middle school, Kishimoto Kaoru was a former insei who did not become a professional Go player. Kaoru is known for having the ability to read his opponent’s habits and weaknesses, an observation he uses to attack them directly. He is also well known for his love of black coffee.

It took me a while to try and figure out who this character is. I was only able to read some chapters of this manga and I wasn’t able to read about this character at all. I did remember Toya Akira going to Kaio Middle School though, so it gave me a clue as to who he was.

Great job on this cosplay! I love the attitude the cosplayer is projecting…

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Final Fantasy X-2: Yuna 03

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

final fantasy x-2 cosplay - yuna 03The kind-hearted summoner changes for after the events in Final Fantasy X. Yuna still puts others’ needs before her own, but she becomes more open and direct, looking up to Rikku as a sort of role-model. She even picked up Rikku’s expressions such as “disasteriffic” and “oh, poopie!”; something the younger Yuna wouldn’t have dreamed of saying.

Yuna still seems to be one of the cosplayers’ favorite character to cosplay even though the game’s already somewhat old. I love seeing different versions of Yuna from different parts of the world.

EDIT: Thanks to Raiku for the Deviant Art Link!

I’m not sure if Koffel is the cosplayer or the photographer of this image since I found it in a random website, but if anyone would like to point me in the right direction where this is originally from, please do let me know!

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Onegai My Melody: Fujisaki Mana

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

onegai my melody cosplay - fujisaka manaAnother one of Yumeno Uta’s friends, Fujisaka Mana is a tomboyish, athletic girl who has a constant fear for all things cute. She is a loyal and devoted friend of Uta’s, even though My Melody disturbs her to no end. Often times, Mana would kick Kuromi and Baku out of the vicinity for causing trouble.

A convincing cosplay of Mana! She’s actually one of my favorite characters in the series. Good Job!

Ragnarok Online: Assassin Cross

Monday, November 24th, 2008

unknown cosplay 019I think this week will be pretty easy for those who are familiar with online games.

My guess is that she’s from Ragnarok. But it’s been years since I last played the game, so I’m no longer that updated when it comes to character looks and such.

This could also mean that I’m lazy or something of the like to look for information regarding this cosplay. Haha!

EDIT: Thanks to Fairlady-Z for letting me know this is Ragnarok Online’s Assassin Cross!

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