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Archive for February, 2010

D.N.Angel: Hiwatari Satoshi

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

d.n.angel cosplay - hiwatari satoshiThe police commander in charge of capturing Dark, Satoshi graduated from high school at the age of 8, and college at the age of 13. He enrolled in Daisuke’s middle school as he knew Diasuke was Dark’s alter ego. Although most people find him cold and distant, Daisuke insisted that they become friends.

This is Hagaren, the same cosplayer as X/1999’s Monou Fuma. When I first saw this on Deviant Art, I immediately fell in love with the photo, so I had to feature it here!

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Vocaloid: Meiko

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

vocaloid cosplay - meikoOne of the first Vocaloids created by Crypton Future Media, Meiko’s voice is based on a Japanese female singer, Haigou Meiko, whose singing is suitable for any musical genre. The anime character added on the box of the DTM (Desktop Music) software had nothing to do with the singer’s image, but her appearance had an appeal to the mainstream audience, selling the software quite well.

Beautiful cosplay! I love how she did her make-up and nails in Meiko’s signature red color. I wonder if this cosplay is from one of her music videos? Thanks to Lilica for sending this!

Kuroshitsuji: Sebastian Michaelis

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

kuroshitsuji / black butler cosplay - sebastian michaelis

A demon and a butler, Sebastian Michaelis formed a contract with Ciel Phantomhive to abide by his master’s will in exchange for his soul. He is required to do whatever Ciel commands, including becoming his personal bodyguard. Sebastian bears a striking resemblance to Ciel’s late father, Lord Vincent Phantomhive.

Awesome cosplay! And that blurred hand… do you think that’s blood on his glove? Thanks to Bailiff for sending this in!

Rurouni Kenshin: Sagara Sanosuke

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

rurouni kenshin cosplay - sagara sanosuke

When he was only a child, Sanosuke ran away from home to join the Sekiho Army, a group of farmers and merchants led by Sagara Sozo, who fought for the Ishin Shishi during the Meiji Revolution. When the Sekiho were betrayed by other revolutionaries, Sozo protected Sanosuke at the cost of his life, making Sanosuke bitter towards the Meiji government. He becomes friends with Kenshin, however, after he makes Sanosuke realize that not all of the Ishin Shishi were dishonorable.

Beautiful cosplay! Rurouni Kenshin is such a classic series that and I’m glad people still cosplay the characters. Thanks to Mikaela for sending this in!

Vampire Knight: Kiryuu Zero 02

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

vampire knight cosplay - kiryuu zero 02

Born of twins into an infamous Vampire Hunter family, Zero’s fate drastically changed when he was attacked by a pure blooded vampire, Hio Shizuka. He lost his parents and his twin, Ichiru, chose to stay with Shizuka, leaving him alone and orphaned. Despite these series of unfortunate events, Kaien Cross adopted Zero and Yuki began to help him recover emotionally.

Cosplayer “Nectar” makes a convincing Zero! And we haven’t had a lot of cosplays of him yet. Thanks to Ishitar for suggesting this!

Air Gear: Wanijima Kaito

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

air gear cosplay - wanijima kaito

The older brother of Akito/Agito Wanijima, Kaito is the leader of the special SWAT team “Windstorm G-Men” that was created to hunt down Storm Rider teams. The Shinjuku Crocodile views his brother to be nothing more than a tool. It is speculated, however, that Lind, the “original” personality of Akito/Agito, is very similar to Kaito.

Beautiful cosplay! I still need to find the time to watch this series… I heard it’s pretty good, with a lot of action in it. Anyway, thanks for sharing this and great work!

Vocaloid 2: Gackpoid

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

vocaloid 2 cosplay - gackpoid / kamui gakupo / gackpoInternet Co. Ltd. wanted to utilize an actual musician’s voice for Vocaloid, but thought it would be difficult to acquire cooperation. However, when the consulted Dwango about the matter, they found that Gackt previously provided his voice for Dwango’s cell phone services. A few negotiations later with the famed musician and actor, Gakupoid was born.

He’s not in his usual samurai clad, but I’m guessing fans would know from which music video this is from? Really love the purple hues in this photo. Thanks a lot for sharing!