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Archive for August, 2009

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Dark Magician Girl

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

yu-gi-oh! cosplay - dark magician girl

One of Yugi’s signature cards in his Magician Deck, the Dark Magician girl is considerably weaker than the Dark Magician. She compensates this by gaining attack points for every Dark magician in the graveyard.

During the “Dawn of the Duel” arc, it is revealed that she is actually the spirit of Mana, a childhood friend of Atem and Mahado. She becomes Mahado’s apprentice and followed in his footsteps, even after death. Just as Mahado’s spirit rose to become the Dark Magician, Mana’s spirit became the Dark Magician Girl.

Beautiful cosplay! I found this from Jamaipanese, and it was taken during the Tokyo Game Show in 2008. Thank you very much for sharing this photo!

Sailor Moon Musicals: Sailor Uranus, Sailor Pluto, and Sailor Neptune

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

sailor moon musical cosplay - sailor uranus, sailor pluto, and sailor neptune

Also known as the “Outer Senshi”, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Pluto, and Sailor Neptune form a secondary group, along with Sailor Saturn. Previously, all of them preferred to work alone, but Sailor Uranus was able to trust Sailor Neptune and Sailor Pluto after fighting along side with them.

Sailor Pluto is known as the Guardian of Time, while Sailor Neptune is the Soldier of Ocean, and Sailor Uranus is the Soldier of the Sky.

I’m not even sure if they are cosplayers or the official cast of the musical, but they are very pretty. Thanks to Soyoungim for the photo!

Dead or Alive: Ayane 02

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

imageThe half sister of Kasumi and Hayate, Ayane has always lived in the shadow of her sister, causing her much pain and hatred towards Kasumi. She is an expert at Ninjutsu, with a fighting style known as “Female Tengu”. Her reason for fighting in the Dead or Alive World Combat championship is to pursue Kasumi, then labeled a traitor of the Mugen Tenshin Clan.

I can’t believe the details of this cosplay! It must have taken a lot of time and effort to look for those fabric patterns and put them all together. And she has a gorgeous wig too. Nice work!

Rozen Maiden: Suiseiseki 03

Sunday, August 16th, 2009


Suiseiseki is the third Rozen Maiden doll and she and her twin are called “gardeners” because of their ability to communicate with plants. This ability is also extended to tending for a human’s “soul tree”, representing what a person is really like deep inside.

But most people know her for her habit of saying “desu” at the end of almost every sentence.

Beautiful cosplay! I’m always amazed at the details of the costumes of Rozen Maiden cosplayers. Really great work on this one!

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Kingdom Hearts: Riku

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

kingdom hearts cosplay - riku

The original chosen one to wield the Keyblade, Riku chooses a darkness over light when he and his friends were attacked in Destiny Islands. His decision places him in Hollow Bastion where Maleficent influences him to turn on Sora in order to help Kairi.

It’s kind of sad that he made the wrong choice, or else he would have been the protagonist of the series. I like Riku’s character design better than Sora’s. This is still a very nice cosplay though! Great work!

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