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Archive for the 'Naruto' Category

Naruto: Hinata Hyuga

Thursday, April 8th, 2010


Among the caucasian cosplayers, this one here is one of the best I’ve seen.

Well it makes sense really, most anime characters are based on Asian traits so they rarely look good when cosplayed by another race. But this is a great cosplay of Hinata! Everything looks so natural it’s as if Hinata herself came out of the manga pages. I definitely give this cosplayer two thumbs up.

Naruto: Nara Shikamaru

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

naruto cosplay - nara shikamaruHighly unenthusiastic and prefers to go through life in stride, Shikamaru often takes naps and plays strategy games like shogi and go. Despite his portrayed laziness, his teacher, Sarutobi Asuma, determined that his IQ was over 200.

Even though he doesn’t like bossy women due to his preference, he has expressed his interest in marriage and eventually having a family of his own with a son and daughter.

Personally, the hair really did it for me. I wish I had a larger image though. Thank you for sharing this!

Naruto: Hyuga Neji 02

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

naruto cosplay - hyuga neji 02Highly proficient in the Gentle Fist style of combat, Neji is the prodigy of the Hyuga clan who has the ability to replicate the styl’e’s most powerful techniques through simple observation. He further refines these abilities and fix its inherent flaws.

Beautiful cosplay! I wish I could read the Chinese characters on the lower right as it’s probably the cosplayer’s name. Good job on this though!

Naruto: Temari

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

naruto cosplay - temariThe eldest of the 3 Sand Siblings (one of them being Gaara), Temari is the peace lover who wishes her home village, Sunagakure, would be at peace with Konohagakure Village. She is gifted in terms of determining her opponent’s strategies and weaknesses as soon as the battle begins. Temari wields a giant iron fan to create powerful winds capable of leveling landscapes.

This cosplayer looks a little young. She reminds me of Souseiseki, but I don’t think she belongs in the Chibi Category. Most cosplayers use large fans made of paper or cloth, like this one, but I would love to see a huge iron fan just for the heck of it.

Naruto: Shippuden: Tenten

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

naruto cosplay - tentenThe only female member in Team Guy, Tenten specializes in many different types of weaponry raging from projectiles to close combat. She also has the ability to summon hundreds of weapons to attack her opponent simultaneously with pinpoint accuracy. At one point in the first season, she uses her techniques to help Hyuga Neji strengthen his defensive techniques. He is probably the only one who can block all of her attacks.

I actually like her costume in Shippuden than in the first season of Naruto. This photo was taken by Tony Quan, but since I found this in another site and not his own, I’m not sure how to properly credit it. But thanks for the photo!

EDIT: Thanks to Chibified Kitsunes for pointing me to Chuwei’s Deviant Art!

Naruto: Uchiha Sasuke and Uchiha Itachi

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

naruto cosplay - uchiha sasuke and uchiha itachiItachi, the older brother of Sasuke, is the young prodigy of the Uchiha Clan. People looked to him as the future of the Uchiha Clan. This left Sasuke in Itachi’s shadows, craving for the same affection Itachi receives from their parents.

It was during these times, however, that Itachi loved and cared for his younger brother. He was the only one who acknowledge any hard work and effort Sasuke accomplished.

Isn’t this cosplay just too cute for words? Too bad we can’t see their faces, but they both looks so cute. Nice photo!

Naruto: Uzumaki Naruto 05

Friday, August 15th, 2008

naruto cosplay - uzumaki naruto

Since I didn’t number the other Naruto cosplays I had up, I didn’t know that I already have 4 Uzumaki Naruto Cosplayers, and this makes the 5th one.

This is also one of the popular cosplays I found on the Internet, namely in Photobucket. You’ve got to love the snowy background on this one too. Although I think it was Photoshop-ed. I can’t tell for certain though.

Either way, beautiful cosplay. Which one did you like best? One, two, three, four, or five?