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Lucky Star: Izumi Konata 04

Monday, December 14th, 2009

lucky star cosplay - izumi konata 04Well-known for her curious question about chocolate cornets, Izumi Konata is the leader and the shortest of the main characters in the series. She works in a cosplay cafe in Akihabara in order to fund her expensive hobby of collecting manga, anime, and games. She loves to play online games late into the night, which is the reason why she tends to fall asleep in class.

I don’t think she ever got the answer to which end of the chocolate cornet is the head. As for me? I’m wondering about Japan’s uniforms; I know they have two sets, one for summer and one for winter, but are they usually two different colors too? Anyway, great job with this cosplay! Thanks to fuffly for sharing!

Sailor Moon S: Sailor Chibi Moon

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

sailor moon s cosplay - sailor chibi moonThe outgoing daughter of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Chibi Moon dreams of becoming a beautiful lady one day. She is a perfectionist who prefers to do things alone so she can have her way. As the series progresses, she learns to open herself more, learning what true maturity really is.

I didn’t think anyone could get her hair to look quite that right. But I think I like her red eyes more than anything! Very convincing cosplay, and it even has Konata’s stamp of approval! Great work!

Paradise Kiss: Sakurada Miwako

Monday, October 26th, 2009

paradise kiss cosplay - sakurada miwakoUnbelievably sweet and cute, Miwako is the younger sister of Kousa Mikako, the antagonist from the author’s other series, “Gokinjo Monogatari”. She works with Koizumi Joji to create their own brand known as Paradise Kiss. She tends to be childish in her unique manner of speaking and her choice of lolita dresses.

This is just too cute, and so much like Miwako. Too bad we can’t see her face with this pose. Great work!

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Vampire Knight: Kurenai Maria and Yuki Cross

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

vampire knight cosplay - kurenai maria and yuki crossA distant relative of Hio Shizuka, Maria acted as her vessel when she infiltrated Cross Academy. Once there, she told Yuki she had the secret to keep Zero from falling into level E, and in order to gain that secret, she must do one of two things: sacrifice herself, or kill Kuran Kaname.

You can probably guess what Yuki chooses in this photo. Both of them have really well-made dresses too, but didn’t Yuki give that rose on her choker to Zero? Great work still! Thank you for uploading this!

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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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Final Fantasy X: Yuna 05

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

final fantasy x cosplay - yuna 05

Nomura Tetsuya designed Yuna with hibiscus flowers as her name depicts. Her name also means “night” so her weapons are empowered by the moon. Yuna also has heterochromia, which explains her different colored eyes; her blue eye comes from her half-Spiran bloodline and her green eye comes from her half-Al Bhed bloodline.

Beautiful cosplay! Good location too. I wonder if she had a hard time keeping her hair fixed? Thanks for sharing 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!