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Archive for January, 2009

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi: Asahina Mikuru

Friday, January 30th, 2009

the melancholy of suzumiya haruhi cosplay - asahina mikuruConsidered to be one of the most beautiful students in North high, Asahina Mikuru is  very shy and easily flustered, especially by her SOS Brigade president, Suzumiya Haruhi.

Unlike Yuki and Haruhi, she has no athletic ability, but she does make excellent tea and was thereby elected by Haruhi to be the club’s waitress. Unbeknownst to Haruhi, however, Mikuru is actually a time traveler, one of the "strange beings" Haruhi longs to meet, yet has no idea about the people surrounding her.

She makes a really cute Mikuru. She has the cute, innocent look about her, and I really adore her pose. Excellent work!

Blue Dragon

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Have you ever heard of Jimmy Lin? His Chinese name is 林志穎, and he’s a Taiwanese singer, actor, and professional race car driver.

Now why would I be talking about him in this blog?

blue dragon cosplay by jimmy lin

You guessed it. Jimmy Lin has cosplayed for the anime and game title, "Blue Dragon". My only dilemma is, there’s little information about who he’s cosplaying as, and my Chinese is not good enough to read up a lot of what’s written about it on the Internet.

Oh yes, both characters are Jimmy. It’s been photo manipulated to feature both of his cosplays.

If anyone has more information, please do share, and I will quote you in my blog. Thanks!

Tsubasa - Reservoir Chronicle: Syaoran and Sakura

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

tsubasa - reservoir chronicle cosplay - syaoran and sakura One of my readers, Lily, sent a link to a cosplay of Tsubasa - Reservoir Chronicle’s Syaron and Sakura as cosplayed by Kiarou and Lil Krn Yuna. I wanted to show Sakura’s full dress so I chose another photo of the two. I hope Lily doesn’t mind. ^^

Anyhow, I can’t believe these costumes were hand-made! It’s really well done, and they make a really cute Syaoran and Sakura! Awesome job! I’ll be sure to feature more of them in the future!

You can check out the original photo by Isamu85 here. Thanks for sharing this!

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Granado Espada: The Fighters

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

granado espada cosplay - the fighters

Fighters are considered to be one of the most versatile classes of Granado Espada. They can take on a lot of damage and increase their attack and defense depending on their stances. After gaining enough experience, they are also able to wield pistols.

It’s been a while since I found cosplays of this game. I think they might be professional performers or something of the like. Anyone who has more information, please do share!

Unknown Entry 026

Monday, January 26th, 2009

unknown cosplay 026This cute girl might be some Japanese girl who is on her way to the festival or something like that. Does she happen to resemble any character you know?

I recall having seen a character with a similar hairstyle as her’s… short, brown twintails… I think it was a game of some sort with the word “Dragon” on it, but I’m not sure.


Rozen Maiden Träumend: Kanaria

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

rozen maiden träumend cosplay - kanaria

An adorable doll with an eccentric personality, Kanaria constantly speaks in third person and loves plotting on how she will get her sisters’ Rosae Mystica, but she has yet to succeed. She is the second Rozen Maiden doll, and uses a little violin as her weapon of choice. She also has the tendency of ending her sentences with "kashira" meaning "I wonder" or "maybe"

Really cute cosplay! I found this in HongCH, the photographer’s blog. He has a ton of excellent pictures there that deals with more than just cosplay images. Thanks for sharing this, Hong!

Yami No Matsuei: Tsuzuki Asato

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

A shinigami who has a voracious appetite for sweets, Tsuzuki is one of the most cheerful member of the Shokan Division who has a dark past no one speaks of.

yami no matsuei cosplay - tsuzuki asato

When he was human, he was suicidal. No one knows the exact reason why, but it was recorded by Muraki’s grandfather that he survived without food and water. Even deadly wounds were not enough to kill him, until he finally succumbed 8 years later.

Beautiful cosplay. It makes me wonder what happened to him in the end since the manga was never finished. Anyone have any clue why that is?

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