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Vampire Knight: Yuki Cross

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Yuki Cross is the adoptive daughter of Cross Academy’s headmaster, Kaien Cross. She’s a first year student at Cross Academy and a Prefect tasked to monitor and keep peace among the Day Class, which consists mostly of human students, and the Night Class, which is composed of vampires. Yuki is later revealed to be a pureblooded vampire princess, Yuki Karan. Her mother, Juri, sacrificed herself to seal Yuki’s true nature as a rare pureblood vampire, allowing her to live as an ordinary human girl for a decade.

Prior to her transformation, Yuki was mocked for being flat-chested, resembling a young boy. She’s generally a cheerful and comical person. Despite being considered a little stupid and academically incompetent, Yuki remains loyal and protective of her close friends. She is often kept ignorant by other characters who know more about goings-on, which results in her character feeling guilty for being unaware of the suffering of other characters.

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Vampire Knight: Kiryuu Zero 02

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

vampire knight cosplay - kiryuu zero 02

Born of twins into an infamous Vampire Hunter family, Zero’s fate drastically changed when he was attacked by a pure blooded vampire, Hio Shizuka. He lost his parents and his twin, Ichiru, chose to stay with Shizuka, leaving him alone and orphaned. Despite these series of unfortunate events, Kaien Cross adopted Zero and Yuki began to help him recover emotionally.

Cosplayer “Nectar” makes a convincing Zero! And we haven’t had a lot of cosplays of him yet. Thanks to Ishitar for suggesting this!

Vampire Knight: Souen Ruka 02

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

vampire knight cosplay - souen ruka 02When Rido Kuran attacked the Cross Academy, Ruka helped protect the Day Class students from Rido’s followers despite her dislike of humans. In the anime, she’s shown to have the power of mind control, while the manga has not shed much light on her powers.

When Kaname hosted a ball for the new Vampire Society and the Hunters Association, Ruka was seen teaching Yuki proper etiquette, as well as helping her get ready for the ball.

Beautiful Ruka! Although the official Japanese name according to Hino Matsuri is “Luca”. I guess both names sound pretty similar anyway. Great work!

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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Vampire Knight: Kuran Kaname 04

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

vampire knight cosplay - kuran kaname

Kuran Kaname is the first ancestor of the Kuran clan who was taken from eternal slumber and forced back into the land of the living by his own descendant, Rido Kuran. While Rido’s purpose in reviving Kaname was to make use of his powers, Kaname was able to kill his master by the use of a “white pawn stained black”, Kiryuu Zero.

Quite impressive that the cosplayer is able to capture Kaname’s look. I love the eyes and how they seem to look right through you. Wonderful job!

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Vampire Knight: Yuki Cross and Kiryuu Zero

Monday, July 20th, 2009

vampire knight cosplay - yuki cross and zero kiryuu

When they were young, Zero came to live with Chairman Cross as his family was attacked by a pure-blooded vampire, Hio Sihzuka. Yuki reached out to him as she thought her family had probably disappeared the same way, despite not remembering any of it. Yuki gave Zero a sense of purpose and holds her dearly, not knowing that fate can be even more cruel than he imagined.

Beautiful cosplay! I love the rose petals in this picture. At least now the Ze-ki fans will stop trying to kill me… but Kana-ki is still a nice pairing too. I wonder who will end up with who in the end?

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Unknown Entry 022

Monday, December 15th, 2008

So technically, this week’s unknown cosplay is actually "known". But I’m a little confused.

unknown entry 022 - vampire knight night class shiki senri or kaname kuran

From the site info, this is Shiki Senri, Kaname’s younger cousin who works as a model along side Rima. But I asked a few people and they think he looks more like Kuran Kaname himself despite the red hair.

So I leave it up to you guys to decide. Is he cosplaying as Shiki, or as Kaname?

Thanks to andyRak for sharing the photo!