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Archive for June, 2010

DC Comics Universe: Zatanna

Monday, June 28th, 2010


Zatanna is a powerful sorceress in the DC Comics Universe. Her powers are genetic since both her parents are magic-wielders. She also descended from Nostradamus and Alchemist, Nicholas Flamel.

She casts spells by reciting the words backwards. She can also cast some spells by speaking the words normally or even without uttering a word. She is also a skilled illusionist, showgirl and stage magician even without resorting to her innate magical powers.

Zatanna resides in a mansion called Shadowcrest, in which she keeps a vast library of magical knowledge, as well as an arsenal of powerful relics, enough to do "just about anything you’d want to do." Shadowcrest seems to exist in a completely different dimension, although it is initially located outside of Gotham.

Besides her appearances in various DC titles, Zatanna has appeared in Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited and Smallville.


Assassin’s Creed: Altair

Monday, June 21st, 2010


A character in the Assassin’s Creed video game series, Altair is the greatest assassin that ever lived. He was raised to be an assassin from birth; obtaining the rank of Master Assassin by his twenty–fifth year. His parents were also assassins – a Muslim father and a Christian mother.

The name “Altaïr” is a word in the Arabian language, meaning “The Flyer”/”The Flying One”. His name is also the name of a star in the constellation Aquila (another name that means eagle).


BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger: Taokaka

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Taokaka is a playable character in video game BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. She’s a cat-girl from the Kaka clan wherein all of them wear over-sized clothes and masks.

She’s probably one of the fastest characters in the game, but has lower defense and strength. She likes to throw random items like fish bones and bowling balls as one of her long range moves. She can dart across the screen performing air combos and hit-and-run attacks making her a deadly opponent.

I love the effect of the glowing eyes in this cosplay. It adds a lot of mystery to the character.


Soul Calibur 4: Cassandra

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010


Cassandra Alexandra is a playable character in the Soul Calibur videogame series. She made her debut in Soul Calibur 2 and has appeared in all succeeding installments. The younger sister of Soul Edge character Sophitia, Cassandra’s main goal is to relieve her sister from the burden of the Soul Edge and the oracles of the blacksmith god Hephaestus.

Cassandra is known for her aggressive fighting style. She has strong and powerful fight moves and is a good character for beginners.

Cosplayer Kana (Heartcore) has really brought a lot spice in this character. She shows the true strength of a woman: beauty and power.

Tekken 6: Alisa Bosconovitch

Saturday, June 12th, 2010


Alisa Bosconovitch is an android that appeared in Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. She was created by Doctor Bosconovitch in the image of his daughter and designed to serve and protect Jin Kazama. She can sprout jet-like wings from her back enabling her to fly briefly and her arms can transform into chainsaws.

She was discovered by Lars Alexandersson sleeping in a capsule in a heavily defended research facility owned by the Mishima Zaibatsu. She allies with him until her primary program was initiated by Jin. She was eventually defeated by Lars and shuts down.

Alisa’s tagline is "The steel maiden who has awakened from a long slumber."


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Final Fantasy: Moogle 02

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010


Seeing cute Moogles really brightens up my day. I like all of their appearances, but my most favorite are the really round ones from Crystal Chronicles.

This particular Moogle though has caught my attention. Check the cutie out! Her curiosity with the Final Fantasy game has really added a lot of appeal in this full of cuteness cosplay.

Ready to sleep or ready to play? What do you think?