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Archive for March, 2009

Gundam 00: GN-001 Gundam Exia

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

gundam 00 cosplay - gn-001 gundam exiaA Gundam piloted by Setsuna F. Seiei, the GN-001 Gundam Exia is designed for melee combat, with several swords, blades, and arm shields. It was later commented in the series that the Exia is equipped with a solid metal blade in order to have the ability to cut through GN particle fields.

I could continue on with the technicalities, but that would make this review boring and inappropriate compared to how awesome this cosplay is. It must have taken weeks to make this Gundam. Very nicely done!

D. Gray-man: Allen Walker, the Crowned Clown

Monday, March 30th, 2009

d. gray-man cosplay - allen walker, the crowned clown

A young exorcist with a quiet nature, Allen Walker was abandoned by his biological parents due to his paralysis and his supposed deformity of his left arm. It is later found out that he possessed a parasitic-type of anti-akuma weapon whose true form is known as the Crowned Clown.

Allenisya sent in her photos of her cosplays as Allen Walker via Cosplay Holic. This is one of my favorite shots of her as photographed by Hexlord. You may visit her blog in Allenisya’s D.Gray-Life to see how she created her costume and her future cosplay plans!

Thanks for your contribution, Allenisya!

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Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin by kipi

The second installment from Vocaloid 2, Kagamine Rin and Kagamine Len are 2 voice synthesizers packaged into one. According to their official blog, Rin and Len are not siblings, but mirrors of one another. In fact, the family name is comprised of "kagami" meaning "mirror" and "ne" meaning "sound". Rin and Len is also a pun for Left and Right.

Kipi makes an awesome Rin. I wonder who’d be a fitting Len for her?

Sailor Moon: Princess Serenity 02

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

sailor moon cosplay - princess serenity 02 My apologies for the lack of updates lately. It seems that there have been some hot-linking of images in Cosplay Holic, and I had to change image servers. I’m still in the process of migrating images so it will take up a lot of time.

However, I’ve also been able to find some beautiful cosplays. This one of Princess Serenity, for example. Her  dress is really well made and the materials used are just perfect for the Moon Princess.

Although I must admit, it does lack the sleeve, but nevertheless, still a fitting rival for the previous cosplayer I’ve posted. Excellent work!

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Onegai My Melody: Hiiragi Keiichi and Kurumi Nui

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Kuromi, My Melody’s rival, is a misunderstood little bunny who wished to resurrect the Spirit of Dark Power in hopes of destroying those who have wronged her. When she escaped to the human world, she meets Hiiragi Keiichi, a famous violinist and teen heartthrob who agrees to help her in collecting 100 black notes to fulfill her dreams.

onegai my melody cosplay - hiiragi keiichi and kuromi / kurumi nui

Kuromi develops strong feelings for Hiiragi, which is argued to be much stronger than Uta’s. One night, she takes a risk in performing a spell to turn herself into a human in order to dance with Hiiragi.

This cosplay is so cute! I’m glad someone finally got Kuromi’s hair right. She even has the mobile phone Hiiragi had custom made for her. Great job!

Full Metal Alchemist: Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes 02

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

full metal alchemist cosplay - lieutenant colonel maes hughes by italian cosplayer yusukeLieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes is a loving family man who works in the military’s intelligence division. He is extremely valuable to Roy Mustang, as he is aiming to become a Führer and Hughes aids him by giving him information. He loves his daughter, Elicia, very much and often shows off his daughter’s picture to anyone and everyone he meets.

Italian cosplayer Yusuke is an avid reader of Cosplay Holic. He sent me some of his cosplay pictures and this is one of my favorites. He’s worn this cosplay on several occasions; Romics 2006 in Rome, Lucca Comics & Games 2006 in Lucca, and in Comicon 2007 in Naples. It’s not hard to see why this cosplay of his was so well-appreciated.

I cropped the image, but you can view the full version by clicking on the thumbnail. Thanks for your contribution, Yusuke!

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: Anya Alstreim

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

lelouch of the rebellion r2 cosplay - anya alstreimKnown as the Knight of Six in the Knights of the Round, Anya is the youngest knight who seems disinterested in the world around her except when it comes to combat.

She has a habit of constantly updating her blog with her camera phone because she desperately seeks to be remembered. She has a nine year old diary which she does not remember writing, and so blogging is her way of keeping her memories. What she doesn’t know is she is under the influence of the Geass… for a very good reason.

Beautiful cosplay! I guess the color pink and the character’s name really caught my attention this time. I know someone named Anya after all. Good Job~