Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Cosplay: Stocking (Asami Uki) Cosplay 14 NOV 2010

Asami Uki brings today’s cosplay to life, featuring non other than the zany Stocking from Gainax’s current outrageous anime offering: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt!

Surprisingly enough, Stocking, wears stockings.

Director Hiroyuki Imaishi’s Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is the latest zany offering from powerhouse anime production house, Gainax, and is a hardcore action series with loads of naughty bits and humour thrown in, presented in a visual style that can only be described as pure Genndy Tartakovsky and Craig McCracken taking on the world of anime.

Daten City, a place between heaven and hell, swarming with strange monsters nicknamed simply as ghosts. As punishment for their bad behaviour, former angels Panty and Stocking are sent down there and tasked with destroying the ghosts, under the watchful eye of Reverend Garterbelt.

There’s only one way to get back into heaven – destroy enough ghosts and earn the heaven coins received for doing so!

Fallen angel Stocking is Panty’s younger sister, a violet-haired goth loli with a huge desire for all things sweet dessert. Never seen without her plush cat Honekoneko, Stocking’s stockings have the ability to transform into a pair of swords, aptly named Stripes I & II.

Out of the two, Stocking is considered the the more intelligent and responsible fallen angel – which could simply be because she’s not as interested in sex as what Panty is.

Nevertheless, she can be pretty mean – something which cosplayer Asami Uki thankfully decided not to bring to the party on this particular photo shoot day! (Oh, and in case you were wondering, Stocking is voiced in the anime by Mariya Ise).

It gets weird, I won't lie. Stocking's stocking is now a sword. Go figure.

Stocking looking far less dangerous than normal.

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