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FMA: Lt. Riza Hawkeye

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Calm, composed and collected—Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye is the eye-catching personal adjutant and bodyguard of Colonel Roy Mustang. Hawkeye appears in the Full Metal Alchemist manga/animated series as an attractive woman in her late twenties, sporting shoulder-length blond hair and amber eyes. Hot Hawkeye is a sharpshooter, capable of shooting any target with deadly precision. She specializes in firearms, particularly but not limited to sniper rifles, bolt-action rifles, pistols, and even double handguns at once.



Lt. Hawkeye is the most trusted subordinate of Colonel Roy Mustang. She carries out administrative and secretarial tasks with great efficiency, rarely relaxing on job and keeping her colleagues on track with her disciplinarian attitude. While she might be cold and a little too authoritarian at times, Lt. Hawkeye shows her warmer side with her dog, Black Hayate. It’s very common to see her embracing Black Hayate and talking sweetly to him in private.




Riza Hawkeye does not express herself excessively through words, preferring to reveal her thoughts through subtle smiles and sharp glares. Hawkeye is the most popular female in the Full Metal Alchemist series, winning the third place for the favorite characters in a recent fan poll, with Edward Elric earning the first place and Colonel Roy Mustang earning the second.


Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye is one of the most accomplished and disciplined member of Amestrian State Military. She is hot and cool, at the same time, and in equal measure!


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Full Metal Alchemist: Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes 02

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

full metal alchemist cosplay - lieutenant colonel maes hughes by italian cosplayer yusukeLieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes is a loving family man who works in the military’s intelligence division. He is extremely valuable to Roy Mustang, as he is aiming to become a Führer and Hughes aids him by giving him information. He loves his daughter, Elicia, very much and often shows off his daughter’s picture to anyone and everyone he meets.

Italian cosplayer Yusuke is an avid reader of Cosplay Holic. He sent me some of his cosplay pictures and this is one of my favorites. He’s worn this cosplay on several occasions; Romics 2006 in Rome, Lucca Comics & Games 2006 in Lucca, and in Comicon 2007 in Naples. It’s not hard to see why this cosplay of his was so well-appreciated.

I cropped the image, but you can view the full version by clicking on the thumbnail. Thanks for your contribution, Yusuke!

Full Metal Alchemist: Alphonse "Al" Elric and Edward "Ed" Elric 02

Friday, September 19th, 2008

full metal alchemist cosplay - alphonse and edward elric

Wow, this is even more impressive than the first one. From the looks of it, they’re waiting for the train to arrive… Or maybe they’re suppose to be on the train already? Not so sure, but it’s a lovely photograph of the two brothers!

I’m wondering what Alphonse’s armor is made out of… They couldn’t have used real metal for this, could they?

Anyway, very impressive! I do hope Ed will eventually find a way to bring his brother back to his original body.

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Full Metal Alchemist: Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

full metal alchemist cosplay - lieutenant colonel maes hughesImportant notes:

  • Cosplayer is cosplaying the character accurately.
  • Cosplayer is male.
  • Cosplayer does not appear to be Asian.
  • Cosplayer knows exactly what he’s doing

And therefore:

  • He looks awesome.

A little bit about the character, Lt. Colonel Maes Hughes is a member of the Investigations Division. He is not only good at what he does, but he is also a good father, and a loving husband. He is also a good friend of Colonel Roy Musatang and the Elric Brothers.

This is definitely one of the rare photos of lovely male cosplayers.

Full Metal Alchemist: Winry Rockbell

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

full metal alchemist cosplay - winry rockbell The beautiful and caring genius mechanic of the Full Metal Alchemist series, Winry Rockbell is the person Ed calls whenever his automail arm and leg are in need of repair. Though the anime depicts her as an “older sister” to the Elric brothers, the manga gives her a more prominent role, as the secret love interest of Ed.

She’s so pretty isn’t she? Beauty and brains… What more can a guy ask for?

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Full Metal Alchemist: Envy

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

full metal alchemist cosplay - envy

I am assuming those are incomplete Philosopher’s Stones that she is looking at. Envy is one of the homunculi after all, and they need the stone’s power to assume the alchemist’s intended appearance.

I am also aware that no matter how androgynous he looks, Envy is a guy, but I think it’s safe to assume that this cosplayer is a girl.

Indeed… Sometimes… Simple is Best.

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Full Metal Alchemist: Alex Louis Armstrong

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

full metal alchemist cosplay - alex louis armstrong I am actually very impressed with the accuracy of this cosplay… It’s so accurate that it’s scary really…

Alex Louis Armstrong, the strong arm alchemist who is only fully clothed about 3 minutes at a time because he loves showing off his “beautiful body”. Don’t let his looks fool you though… He is quite a gentle man who was nearly prevented from being promoted due to his sentimentalism.

Not something you would expect to see from a grown man right? I suppose that’s the role of a comic relief for you…

Wonderful, impressive cosplay! Makes most people’s jaw drop at the similarities, I’m sure…

Originally from Photobucket.

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