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Archive for April, 2009

Inuyasha: Sesshoumaru and Rin

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

inuyasha cosplay - sesshoumaru and rinLord of the Western Lands and rightful owner of the Tenseiga, Sesshoumaru came upon an orphaned girl named Rin after he was heavily injured by his half-brother Inuyasha. At first, Sesshoumaru shows little interest in Rin, despite her bringing him fish she stole from the outskirts of a small village she lived in and getting beaten for it.

When Koga attacks Rin’s village, she is unfortunately killed by his wolves. Sesshoumaru recognizes her scent and follows it to find her corpse. Remembering her kindness, Sesshoumaru decides to test the power of his Tenseiga and brings Rin back to life. Since then, Rin has followed Sesshoumaru wherever he went, not saying much, but always smiling for him.

Cute cosplay. Though this shows a much older Rin near the end of the series. I think she really played a part in making Sesshoumaru more compassionate. Great work!

Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro: Nogami Neuro

Monday, April 27th, 2009

majin tantei nogami neuro cosplay - nogami neuroThe detective from hell with an appetite for mysteries, Nogami Neuro solves puzzles in order to devour the energies released by the people involved or even objects.

His true form takes the shape of a horned bird. In the human world, he shows himself as a human and uses Katsuragi Yako as his cover, letting Yako be the detective while he acts as her assistant. Even though he treats Yako like a slave, he respects her ability to understand human psychology and keeps her from being harmed during dangerous situations.

Creepy… Even the teeth are so scary. Very nice cosplaying though!

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Gyakuten Saiban 3: Godot

Friday, April 24th, 2009

gyakuten saiban 3 / phoenix wright: ace attorney - trials and tribulations cosplay - godot / diego armando / kaminogi soryu

A prosecutor shrouded in mystery, Godot enjoys drinking coffee, claiming to drink no more than 17 cups in one court session. He is also almost blind and has to wear an electronic visor in order to see. He is the main prosecutor in the third installment of Gyakuten Saiban and seems to have a grudge against Ryuichi.

This is one amazing cosplay. I found this on Deviant Art and the cosplayer’s name there is Kazzu. Photography was done by Unforgiven Mind. Great job and thanks for sharing this!

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Sound Horizon: Violette and Hortensia

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

sound horizon cosplay - violette and hortensia

Violette and Hortensia are Hiver Laurent’s twin dolls who represent night and day as well as death and life respectively. In order to find the meaning of life, Hiver searches for stories that involve life and death.

Sound Horizon’s most popular album, "Roman" is a collection of such stories where each song represents one romantic story.

Aren’t they beautiful? They really look like dolls, though maybe not twins. Great cosplay!

Lucky Star: Izumi Konata 03

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

lucky star cosplay - izumi konata An intelligent and athletic girl who prefers her anime, manga, and gaming hobbies over school work, Izumi Konata takes quite a harsh beating from Hiiragi Kagami whenever Konata asks for help with her studies. Despite their different interests, however, Kagami is good friends with Konata, and she tries to encourage Konata to read more by sharing her light novels interest with her as Konata shares her interest of anime, manga, and games with Kagami.

I find it amusing how cosplayers can get strands of hair to stand up like that to make it more similar to the original character. Her green eyes really stand out in this picture. Excellent job!

Rozen Maiden: Suiseiseki 02

Monday, April 20th, 2009

One of the few dolls who oppose the Alice Game, Suiseiseki is the older twin of Souseiseki who values her sisters more than becoming Alice. She has difficulty expressing that love towards others and tends to insult them instead.

rozen maiden cosplay - suiseiseki

You might recognize this cosplayer from Singapore… her name is Aisling and I featured her as Hinamori Momo from Bleach back in January. This is only her second cosplay attempt, and I think it would be safe to say we hope to see more of her, yes?

Final Fantasy VIII: Zell Dincht

Friday, April 17th, 2009

The impulsive, overconfident, comic relief of the series, Zell Dincht is a martial artist and a student in Balamb Garden. He grew up in the same orphanage as Seifer’s, which is when he had begun to bully him, earning him the nickname "chicken-wuss". He wanted to become a soldier in memory of his late grandfather.

final fantasy viii cosplay - zell dincht

Rather impressive, wouldn’t you agree? I like the lighting of this shot and the details of the coplayer’s tattoo. Great work!

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