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Dead or Alive: Ayane 02

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

imageThe half sister of Kasumi and Hayate, Ayane has always lived in the shadow of her sister, causing her much pain and hatred towards Kasumi. She is an expert at Ninjutsu, with a fighting style known as “Female Tengu”. Her reason for fighting in the Dead or Alive World Combat championship is to pursue Kasumi, then labeled a traitor of the Mugen Tenshin Clan.

I can’t believe the details of this cosplay! It must have taken a lot of time and effort to look for those fabric patterns and put them all together. And she has a gorgeous wig too. Nice work!

Dead or Alive: Ayane

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

dead or alive cosplay - ayane by shizuka / rainer tachibanaA child born from rape, Ayane was labelled a “poison child” in her ninja clan. She was made to believe that she was an orphan, abandoned by her own mother because of the circumstances of her birth.

One village festival, Ayame, the wife of the leader of her clan, revealed to her that she was Ayane’s mother. This made her envious of the clan princess, Kasumi for being treated like a princess while she, her half sister, was being treated like dirt.

A sad fate for such a young girl. This is a cosplay by Shizuka aka Rainer Tachibana of Deviant Art! She commented in my blog one day which lead me to find her beautiful gallery of cosplays. Thanks for that! Thank you also to Ahbu for the great photography!

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Dead or Alive: Kasumi

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

dead or alive cosplay - kasumiThis year’s Tokyo Game Show took place on September 22-23 in Japan. A lot of people were there for the game demos and releases, while others were there because of the cosplay.

Take NUTS!!!! for example. Randy, the blog’s author, was trying to decide whether or not he should take pictures and videos of the games, or the cosplay. In the end, he decided that cosplay should be his priority in taking photos of since people could simply access the official websites for the games.

This Dead or Alive cosplay was probably the best from his collection of photographs. I would think Randy agrees with me on this since he did take a lot of photos of her. And really, you don’t get to see a lot of good Kasumi cosplays everyday. (I don’t like the ones that make Kasumi look “bad” if you know what I mean).

Thanks for sharing your cosplay pictures, Randy!