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Archive for May, 2009

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 05

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

neon genesis evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei 05Actually, I’m not sure whether this is intended to be a cosplay of Ayanami Rei or Ikari Yui.

You see, Rei is only a human vessel, something created in order to contain a soul. She was created by Gendo who had lots his wife during a test experiment on an Eva Unit. Yui disappeared, and it is said her soul resides in Eva.

With such a hair color, this cosplayer appears to be more like Yui than Rei, but I don’t recall Yui wearing a plug suit, so I think Rei would be more suitable. Beautiful cosplay!

The King of Fighters ‘95: Yagami Iori

Monday, May 18th, 2009

the king of fighters '95 cosplay - yagami ioriThe heir of the Yagami Clan and rival of Kusanagi Kyo, Iori wields pyrokinetic powers and is a berserker due to the Orochi demon blood running through his veins. His ancestors helped seal the Orochi Demon along with the Kusanagi and Yata clans. However, the Yagami clan betrayed the Kusanagis, and ended up being cursed the the Orochi. As a result, the Yagami clan have demonic powers that cause them to die at a young age.

Quite impressive. I think this photo has been around the internet for a while. I remember seeing it several years ago, but never found it again until now. Great work!

Yu Yu Hakusho: Koenma

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

yu yu hakusho cosplay - koenma / king enma jr.King Enma Jr., who is more commonly referred to as Koenma, is the son of the ruler of Heaven. He is at least 700 years old, and carries a pacifier that gathers his pure Reiki or spirit energy. When released, the energy acts as a powerful seal to contain dangerous demons.

Although he has an adult form, Koenma commented that he prefers to move around in his baby form. Maybe it’s because of his weapon? I mean, he’s be laughed at for having a pacifier at this age, right? Not that it makes him any less cute.

Anyway, impressive cosplay. I really miss watching this series too. Great work!

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The World Ends With You: Kariya Koki

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

the world ends with you cosplay - kariya kokiOne of the most formidable reapers in game, Koki, who is better known as “Lollipop” is a lid-back Reaper who enjoys being out and about in Shibuya. He even turned down his promotion to become an officer because he feels that looking important all day is a boring life.

Pretty impressive cosplaying, even though he’s not holding a lollipop. Did you know that in the official TWEWY manga, they revealed that what most people think is a lollipop is actually bean paste on a stick? Fans are a little confused with this because Square Enix’s website had a Reaper Quiz that mentions bean paste is Kariya’s favorite lollipop flavor.

Either way, he’s still one of the most awesome characters in the game. Nice cosplaying to boot!