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Rozen Maiden: Shinku

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

rozen maiden cosplay - shinkuYou didn’t think I would forget about Arisa Mizuhara, did you?

Yeah I know I’m featuring her too much, and I’m such a fanatic that I made a category in my blog exclusively for her

But I can’t help it. She’s cosplaying the characters that I adore, how could I resist? Though one can argue that the expression in her photos remain the same, it’s not really a bad thing all together.

It really suits her to cosplay as a Rozen Maiden… She has the qualities of a real live doll. Though I think she could probably look a bit more snobbish, since Shinku is the doll who embodies the traditional Victorian aristocrat…

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Fate/Stay Night: Saber a.k.a. Arturia Pendragon

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

arisa mizuhara in fate/stay night cosplay - saber aka arturia pendragonMy apologies for flooding the blog with Arisa Mizuhara’s cosplays, but this is a rare opportunity to show a really good Fate/Stay Night cosplay of Saber. And, might I add, this is also a good time to post a requested cosplay image.

It’s quite difficult to look for a nice cosplay of this character (who is my very favorite!). I’m not entirely sure why. It may be because of the costume or the hair, but whatever the reason… This cosplay is done very nicely.

Alright, so her eyes aren’t the same color as the original character’s. And the sword can use some work. But really… The cosplayer herself is breath-taking, don’t you think? A really nice camera angle too… No wonder Arisa is a professional cosplay idol.

Vocaloid 2: Hatsune Miku

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

vocaloid 2 cosplay - hatsune miku

Double post day perhaps? You know I have something really good when I double post… More to my amusement really.

To the fans of my previous cosplay article, including: The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi: Suzumiya Haruhi, Gundam Seed Destiny: Meer Campbell 03, Inuyasha: Kikyo and Inuyasha, Inyusaha: Inuyasha… I give you, the name behind the cosplays… Arisa Mizuhara!

I was only able to find her after reading up an article on Vocaloid 2, which is apparently a “singing” synthesizer. But anyway, the character they made, Hatsune Miku, is rather cute and I thought I’d look up to see if anyone cosplayed her yet.

That’s how I found Arisa… Thank you, Google!

Please visit Arisa’s site, which has a lot more impressive cosplays!

Gundam Seed Destiny: Meer Campbell 03

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

gundam seed destiny cosplay - meer campbell 03More people seem to like cosplaying the fake than the real Lacus Clyne. I wonder why that is?

I’m not really complaining… Maybe just a little bit. I like Lacus better than Meer. But I did feel sorry for her in the end. Having to live someone else’s life… no matter how glamorous it is, is torture. You may enjoy it for a while, but you’ll be destroyed once you’ve been found out.

But anyway, this is a beautiful cosplay! She definitely a rival for the two other Meers I’ve featured before. Great Job!

Inuyasha: Kikyo and Inuyasha

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

inuyasha cosplay - kikyo and inuyashaThis is an image I know I first found from Wikipedia, but now I can’t seem to locate the page as to where it’s located…

Anyway, moving on…

Kikyo is a priestess or “miko” in the anime and manga series “Inuyasha”. She is the keeper of the sacred Shikon no Tama (Jewel of Four Souls) who fell in love with the half - human, half - dog demon Inuyasha. The couple had planned on using the Sacred Jewel’s power to turn Inuyasha into a full - fledged human so that they could spent eternity together, but the antagonist, Naraku, tricked them into thinking that they were betrayed by each other, resulting in Kikyo’s death and Inuyasha’s fifty year slumber on the Goshinboku (Sacred Tree).

Kikyo’s Resurrection and the awakening of Inuyasha by Kikyo’s Reincarnate, Kagome, gave them a second chance to clear things up. Unfortunately, Kikyo perishes once more in the hands of Naraku, separating them once more…

Beautiful cosplay this pair! Makes me wonder if the Inuyasha in the background is the same Inuyasha I featured last July… Hm…

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi: Suzumiya Haruhi

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

the melancholy of suzumiya haruhi cosplay - suzumiya haruhiAnother redundant title, same with my Inuyasha entry… I find it rather amusing that the titles of the anime are the same with the character’s… Makes me wonder if they had a hard time thinking about a proper title or something…

Not that I’m complaining of course..!

I suppose the only critique I can give about this photo is… her smile… It looks a bit forced, but I’m guessing it’s because of the unnatural pose/look..?

*look in the mirror trying to smile and wink at the same time without distorting any facial muscles*

Yeah, it’s possible alright, but extremely hard to look natural. But the risky pose is worth it; I think she really captured Haruhi’s feisty nature… She looks like she’s up to something again… I wonder it’s aliens? Hm…

Inuyasha: Inuyasha

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

inuyashaA rather, redundant title for this one… But the title of this anime is in fact the character’s name after all.

Inuyasha, whose name literally means “dog spirit” is a half demon, half human being, rejected by both races. He embraces his demon side more than his human side, but hates being referred as a “dog” or “puppy”. He has a half brother, Sesshoumaru, in whom he shares the same father.

Great choice of scenery, pose, and costume. You can hardly see how his fake dog ears are attached to his head. Wonderful job on this one! Though I’m not sure if this Inuyasha is a male or female cosplayer…