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Bleach: Shihoin Yoruichi 02

Monday, January 4th, 2010

bleach cosplay - shihoin yoruichi

Highly skilled in tactical combat, Shihoin Yoruichi is known as the Shunshin, “Goddess of Flash”, for her speed in movement is unmatched in Soul Society. She is a master of Shunko, “Flash Release”, a technique that combines hand-to-hand combat with kido abilities. This allows her to fight bare-handed against an enemy’s weapon without sustaining injuries.

Very well-done! I really love her yellow eyes and pose. It makes her look very cat-like, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks to Mishalynne for sending this in!

Bleach: Kurosaki Ichigo

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

bleach cosplay - kurosaki ichigoKurosaki Ichigo has natural orange hair that always gets him into fights with bullies. He doesn’t care what other people think about him and doesn’t seem to mind fighting bullies either. He met Chad when  they were still young, who was also a target for bullies because he refused to fight for his own sake as promised to his grandfather. Ichigo then decided to make a pact with him that they would fight for each other’s sake.

I couldn’t believe this was one of Jin’s works when I first saw it. She really does know how to take on the character she’s cosplaying, so much that it’s hard to tell it’s her! Great job, Jin!

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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Bleach: Kusajishi Yachiru

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

bleach cosplay - kusajishi yachiruA young infant Zaraki Kenpachi found in the 79th District of Rukongai’s North Alley, “Kusajishi”, Yachiru is a cheerful, carefree girl who often clings to Kenpachi’s back for transport. She is child-like in both appearance and action, but is also very strong, earning the right to be the lieutenant of the 11th Division. Her name is said to be in memory of the only person Kenpachi ever admired.

Cute cosplay! She’s so adorable, just like Yachiru. I sometimes wonder which one is cuter, her or Nell? Anyway, great cosplaying!

Bleach: Ichimaru Gin 02

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

bleach cosplay - ichimaru ginGraduating from the Soul Society’s Academy after only a year, Ichimaru Gin became captain of the 3rd Division after serving under Sosuke Aizen as the lieutenant of the 5th Division. He joins Aizen when he escapes to Hueco Mundo in order to fulfill Aizen’s plans to “change the world”. The only person he seems to truly care about is Mtsumoto Rangiku, a childhood friend and lieutenant of the 10th Division under Hitsugaya Toshiro.

I have no idea why he’s carrying Gin’s portrait. Maybe to show that the old Gin as a captain is dead and a new Gin, labeled a traitor, is born? It’s scary at how similar they look though. Nice cosplaying!

Bleach: Shihoin Yoruichi

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

bleach cosplay - shihoin yoruichiAn old friend and close ally of Urahara Kisuke, Yoruichi was at fist thought to be a man because she first appeared to the cast as a talking black cat with a deep voice. She is carefree and was the former captain of the 2nd Division. When she abandoned her post to help her friend escape to the human world, she is replaced by Soi Fon, her young protégé.

Too bad I only have a small version of this photo. She’s convincingly like Yoruichi, even with that pose. Great work!

Bleach: Hirako Shinji

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Warning: Spoilers may be written unintentionally about this character. Please read at your own risk.

bleach cosplay - hirako shinji

Former captain of the 5th Division, Hirako Shinji, suspected earlier on that Aizen Sosuke could not be trusted. He made Aizen one of his lieutenants in order to keep an eye on him, but since he did not socialize with Aizen very much, he became of Aizen’s experiments, a Visored.

Pretty convincing Shinji, don’t you think? Although I’ve never seen his zanpakuto (sword) before, so I don’t know how accurate that is. Good job!