Today’s cosplay comes from the dark and tragic anime franchise Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which on the surface appears to be another generic, happy go lucky, cute magical girl series, but which quickly transforms itself into something far more dark and uneasy.
Cosplayer Uri takes it on herself to tackle the bright and frilly costume of veteran magical girl Mami Tomoe, who unfortunately meets a rather brutal end fairly early on in the series.
A veteran magical girl and a third-year student at Madoka’s school, Mami lives alone in a penthouse following the death of her parents in a car accident, one which she was able to survive only due to contracting with Kyubey in order to save her own life.
Her magical abilities include being able to produce nearly infinite amounts of Tanegashima-like flintlock rifles, yellow ribbons to suspend her enemies, and healing magic.
Mami is particularly focused on saving those around her, with a traditionally selfless perspective on the role of magical girl, and has a habit of giving names to her finishing attacks. Though her outward disposition is cheery and confident, Mami feels deeply alone as she has no friends to confide in or support her as she fights.
Madoka offers to become her partner and save her from her loneliness, but Mami is killed immediately after during battle with a witch – which as you can imagine didn’t go down very well with poor Madoka at all!
Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puella_Magi_Madoka_Magica