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Archive for October, 2009

Sailor Stars: Princess Kakyuu

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

sailor stars cosplay - princess kakyuuThe princess of Kinmoku who escaped to earth when Sailor Galaxia attacked, Princess Kakyuu is said to smell of sweet osmanthus, which is the recurring motif of her design. There are different versions with regards to her storyline in the anime and manga, but she is similar to Sailor Moon as she also has her own senshi, the Sailor Starlights.

The cosplayer looks like a doll in this photo. I’m guessing proper make-up and lighting gave that effect. Beautiful work!

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Paradise Kiss: Sakurada Miwako

Monday, October 26th, 2009

paradise kiss cosplay - sakurada miwakoUnbelievably sweet and cute, Miwako is the younger sister of Kousa Mikako, the antagonist from the author’s other series, “Gokinjo Monogatari”. She works with Koizumi Joji to create their own brand known as Paradise Kiss. She tends to be childish in her unique manner of speaking and her choice of lolita dresses.

This is just too cute, and so much like Miwako. Too bad we can’t see her face with this pose. Great work!

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Vampire Knight: Kurenai Maria and Yuki Cross

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

vampire knight cosplay - kurenai maria and yuki crossA distant relative of Hio Shizuka, Maria acted as her vessel when she infiltrated Cross Academy. Once there, she told Yuki she had the secret to keep Zero from falling into level E, and in order to gain that secret, she must do one of two things: sacrifice herself, or kill Kuran Kaname.

You can probably guess what Yuki chooses in this photo. Both of them have really well-made dresses too, but didn’t Yuki give that rose on her choker to Zero? Great work still! Thank you for uploading this!

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Hunter x Hunter: Killua Zoldyck

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

hunter x hunter cosplay - killua zoldyckSeemingly nothing more than your typical, rich, spoiled boy, Killua is actually a ruthless killer who can be extremely violent and bloodthirsty. He was tortured since birth, conditioning his body to withstand poison, electricity, and pain. Despite the troublesome childhood, he can be cheeky and mischievous. And he loves his sweets.

There’s something odd about this picture. I think someone threw a yellow tint over the original image, but I’m not entirely certain. It’s a very nice cosplay though. Great work!

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Naruto: Nara Shikamaru

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

naruto cosplay - nara shikamaruHighly unenthusiastic and prefers to go through life in stride, Shikamaru often takes naps and plays strategy games like shogi and go. Despite his portrayed laziness, his teacher, Sarutobi Asuma, determined that his IQ was over 200.

Even though he doesn’t like bossy women due to his preference, he has expressed his interest in marriage and eventually having a family of his own with a son and daughter.

Personally, the hair really did it for me. I wish I had a larger image though. Thank you for sharing this!

Onegai My Melody: Kurumi Nui 03

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

onegai my melody cosplay - kurumi nui 03The Cinderella of the story who did not have her happy ending, Kuromi cast a spell on herself so that she could have one night to dance with her prince: Hiiragi Keiichi. However, this spell had one small condition: she must return to the spell casting circle before all the magical candles blew out or she would turn into the one thing she despises most… that is to say, a tapir like Baku.

This is just amazing. It looks like her dress is made of leather, and she may have used a real rose on her hair. Love her blue eyes the most though, great job!

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Bleach: Sado Yasutora

Monday, October 19th, 2009

bleach cosplay - sado yasutoraOne of Ichigo’s closest friends, Sado Yasutora is Japanese-Mexican who towers over most of his classmates, making him seem intimidating and fierce. His true nature, however, is that of a gentle giant, refusing to fight unless it is for the sake of another. His powers are a mystery even to him, with his right arm having defensive abilities, and later his left arm developing offensive abilities useful against hollows.

This is just way cool. It looks like Chad jumped straight out of the anime. I love the use of leather-like material for his armored arm. Great job on this!

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