Category Archives: Cosplay

Final Fantasy VII Cosplay: Yuffie Kisaragi (Ai Kozuki) Cosplay 30 NOV 2014

Japanese cosplayer Ai Kozuki grabs her Final Fantasy gear and brings to life the annoying yet helpful Yuffie Kisaragi of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII fame!

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Yuffie Kisaragi is an optional playable character in Final Fantasy VII. She is a Ninja and a Thief, wielding a large shuriken. As a rebellious and cocky tomboy, Yuffie desires to restore her homeland Wutai to the glorious nation it was before being conquered by the Shinra Electric Power Company.

Despite her obnoxious personality, Yuffie is friendly, helpful, optimistic and willingly helps the party in their battles.

Yuffie is a Materia hunter who can be found in various forests on the Planet after the events at the Mythril Mine. As one of the optional characters, Yuffie has almost no impact on the game’s main storyline, but there are some changes made to various scenes in the story if she is recruited by the player.

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Darkstalkers Cosplay: Lilith Aensland (Ushijima Iiniku) Cosplay 01 NOV 2014

Usually Japanese cosplayer and exhibitionist Iiniku Ushijima can be found taking selfies in the mirror in various stages of undress. This time around though, she’s fully clothed and wearing the garb of Lilith Aensland, the slightly more cheerful sister of Darkstalker’s Morrigan Aensland.

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Lilith Aensland is a creation of Jedah spawning from his theft of a segment of power that Belial Aensland had previously split from Morrigan and sealed away in an isolated location in order to keep his daughter’s total formidable power from raging out of control. However, after Belial’s death, the stashed power suspiciously develops a will of its own. Jedah attempts to capitalize on this turn of events by stealing the power and crafting it a physical form that would become Lilith, herself a succubus and essentially a younger, childlike clone of Morrigan. In exchange for being given life, she would lure Morrigan and the other Darkstalkers into Majigen, which she identifies as her birthplace. Lilith lives blissfully until realizing she is not an original being but merely a part of another person. Meanwhile, Morrigan does not feel as close a connection to Lilith as much as the other way around; in response, Jedah manipulates Lilith to meet Morrigan in person so he can use them both to extend his power, but Lilith becomes aware that Jedah has been lying to her in regards to her existence.

Lilith, whose name was inspired by the mythological Lilith, was designed as a female character but Darkstalkers 3 scenario writer/planner Haruo Murata wanted her to be a hermaphrodite or a “male daughter” with a shorter hair and a completely flat chest; when the game was released, the character’s gender was officially listed as “unknown”. Lilith has made crossover appearances in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Pocket Fighter, Capcom Fighting Evolution, Namco x Capcom, and Cross Edge, usually appearing together with Morrigan.

Darkstalkers, is a series of 2D fighting games developed and published by Capcom, beginning with Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors in 1994. The series is set in a pastiche Gothic horror universe and features a highly stylized, cartoonish graphic style. It features characters based on either various kinds of monsters (the titular “darkstalkers”) or their hunters, who are all engaging in combat against each other.

Besides video games, the Darkstalkers media franchise also includes an anime miniseries, an American cartoon TV series, a Canadian comic book series, and many books of various kinds and other media released only in Japan.

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Final Fight Cosplay: Poison (Nadyasonika) Cosplay 24 OCT 2014

Mexican cosplayer Nadyasonika (also known as Nadya Anton to her mom) confuses us all by whipping on her short shorts and grabbing a hat. The dangerous, the ambiguous Poison is here!

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Poison is a fictional character in the Final Fight and Street Fighter series of video games. Created by Akira Yasuda for Capcom, Poison first appeared in Final Fight alongside a similar character, Roxy, later appearing in Capcom-produced games, media and merchandise related to the Street Fighter franchise.

Originally conceived as a female thug in Final Fight and part of the game’s antagonist group, Mad Gear, concerns during the game’s development about reactions from North American audiences to fighting women, resulted in the character being re-imagined as a futanari. However, that was not considered satisfactory and both Poison and her palette swap Roxy were replaced by the male characters “Billy” and “Sid”, and have been for every subsequent North American port of the title on Nintendo consoles and handhelds.

After the Final Fight series she later appeared alongside wrestler Hugo, acting as his manager, with her schemes revolving around finding a tag team partner for him or developing their own wrestling organization. Poison was also to appear in both Capcom Fighting All-Stars and Final Fight: Streetwise; however, the former was canceled, and she was omitted from the latter as development progressed. Following those aborted attempts, she ended up appearing as a playable character on Street Fighter X Tekken. She was also added as a playable character to Ultra Street Fighter IV.

The character’s status as potentially transsexual, consciously left ambiguous by the developers, has remained a topic of frequent debate by both fans and media alike.

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Darkstalkers Cosplay: Lilith Aensland (Maitako) Cosplay 05 OCT 2014

Japanese cosplayer Maitako grabs her tights and slips on her wings, as she brings to life Lilith Aensland, the slightly more cheerful sister of Darkstalker’s Morrigan Aensland.

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Lilith Aensland is a creation of Jedah spawning from his theft of a segment of power that Belial Aensland had previously split from Morrigan and sealed away in an isolated location in order to keep his daughter’s total formidable power from raging out of control. However, after Belial’s death, the stashed power suspiciously develops a will of its own. Jedah attempts to capitalize on this turn of events by stealing the power and crafting it a physical form that would become Lilith, herself a succubus and essentially a younger, childlike clone of Morrigan. In exchange for being given life, she would lure Morrigan and the other Darkstalkers into Majigen, which she identifies as her birthplace. Lilith lives blissfully until realizing she is not an original being but merely a part of another person. Meanwhile, Morrigan does not feel as close a connection to Lilith as much as the other way around; in response, Jedah manipulates Lilith to meet Morrigan in person so he can use them both to extend his power, but Lilith becomes aware that Jedah has been lying to her in regards to her existence.

Lilith, whose name was inspired by the mythological Lilith, was designed as a female character but Darkstalkers 3 scenario writer/planner Haruo Murata wanted her to be a hermaphrodite or a “male daughter” with a shorter hair and a completely flat chest; when the game was released, the character’s gender was officially listed as “unknown”. Lilith has made crossover appearances in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Pocket Fighter, Capcom Fighting Evolution, Namco x Capcom, and Cross Edge, usually appearing together with Morrigan.

Darkstalkers, is a series of 2D fighting games developed and published by Capcom, beginning with Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors in 1994. The series is set in a pastiche Gothic horror universe and features a highly stylized, cartoonish graphic style. It features characters based on either various kinds of monsters (the titular “darkstalkers”) or their hunters, who are all engaging in combat against each other.

Besides video games, the Darkstalkers media franchise also includes an anime miniseries, an American cartoon TV series, a Canadian comic book series, and many books of various kinds and other media released only in Japan.

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Final Fantasy VII Cosplay: Yuffie Kisaragi (Kamu Tometo) Cosplay 01 OCT 2014

Ignoring the pouring rain, Japanese cosplayer Kamu Tometo grabs her shuriken and brings to life the annoying yet helpful tomboy Yuffie Kisaragi – of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII fame!

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Yuffie Kisaragi is an optional playable character in Final Fantasy VII. She is a Ninja and a Thief, wielding a large shuriken. As a rebellious and cocky tomboy, Yuffie desires to restore her homeland Wutai to the glorious nation it was before being conquered by the Shinra Electric Power Company.

Despite her obnoxious personality, Yuffie is friendly, helpful, optimistic and willingly helps the party in their battles.

Yuffie is a Materia hunter who can be found in various forests on the Planet after the events at the Mythril Mine. As one of the optional characters, Yuffie has almost no impact on the game’s main storyline, but there are some changes made to various scenes in the story if she is recruited by the player.

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Final Fantasy VII Cosplay: Yuffie Kisaragi (Kamu Tometo) Cosplay 01 SEP 2014

Japanese cosplayer Kamu Tometo picks up her giant shuriken and brings to life the annoying yet helpful tomboy Yuffie Kisaragi of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII fame)!

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Yuffie Kisaragi is an optional playable character in Final Fantasy VII. She is a Ninja and a Thief, wielding a large shuriken. As a rebellious and cocky tomboy, Yuffie desires to restore her homeland Wutai to the glorious nation it was before being conquered by the Shinra Electric Power Company.

Despite her obnoxious personality, Yuffie is friendly, helpful, optimistic and willingly helps the party in their battles.

Yuffie is a Materia hunter who can be found in various forests on the Planet after the events at the Mythril Mine. As one of the optional characters, Yuffie has almost no impact on the game’s main storyline, but there are some changes made to various scenes in the story if she is recruited by the player.

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Pokémon Cosplay: Officer Jenny (Nadyasonika) Cosplay 01 AUG 2014

Mexican cosplayer Nadyasonika (also known as Nadya Anton to her mom) dips her toes into the incredibly popular Pokémon franchise, choosing to bring to life the ubiquitous Officer Jenny!

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Officer Jenny is not a single entity. Rather, there are many Jennys working as police officers across the various regions of the Pokémon world.

Generally, Officer Jennys are brave and determined, but can be ineffective in their police duties. They fight against the likes of Team Rocket, Team Magma, Team Aqua and Team Galactic – among other miscellaneous criminals. Although there are many exceptions, Officer Jenny will generally have Growlithe to use as a police dog.

Although Jennys appear to be identical, there is some minor divergence among them, as evidenced by Brock. Brock is able to recognize different Jennys on numerous occasions; he appears to be the only character who can tell the Officer Jennys apart. The town/region where a certain Jenny comes from can be discerned by the symbol on their hats, which differs depending on location.

Officer Jenny made her debut in Pokémon Emergency. She was seen at the beginning of the episode warning the citizens of Viridian City of thieves in the area and to report suspicious-looking people immediately. Stopping Ash, who had his Pikachu in his arms, she suspected him of being a thief, but once she saw his Pokédex, she believed that he was a Pokémon Trainer, while also mentioning that three other Trainers had come through Viridian that day.

Using her motorcycle, she brought Ash to the Pokémon Center, and once Pikachu was in the hands of Nurse Joy, she left. After Team Rocket broke into the Pokémon Center, however, she made her way back, but appearing just in time to see the center exploding from a combination of Pikachu’s Thunder Shock and Koffing’s Smog attacks. She stayed and helped Nurse Joy through the morning, assuring her that Ash and Misty will have no trouble getting through the Viridian Forest.

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League of Legends Cosplay: Jinx (Jenna Brockett) Cosplay 10 JUL 2014

New Zealand native Jenna Brockett describes herself as an artist, photographer and a bit of a hobbyist. Judging from the photo set below, she’s also pretty handy at bringing game characters to life. Meet Jinx of League of Legends fame.

P.S. Check out her DeviantArt page (where she goes under the name 2165-4561) for more of her talented work here.

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Jinx lives to wreak havoc without a thought for consequence, leaving a trail of mayhem and panic in her wake. A manic and impulsive criminal, she despises nothing more than boredom, and gleefully unleashes her own volatile brand of pandemonium to the one place she finds dullest: Piltover. With an arsenal of deadly toys, she unleashes the brightest explosions and loudest blasts – all the better to shock and surprise the hapless authorities.

Always just out of the law’s reach, Jinx’s favorite game is to toy with Piltover’s finest – especially Vi.

As a playable character in League of Legends, Jinx’s strength as a marksman comes from her high scaling damage and ratios, ability to kite well with Flame Chompers! and Zap!, being able to finish off enemies with Super Mega Death Rocket!, and ability to continue the carnage (or disengage promptly) with Get Excited!.

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Ikki Tousen Cosplay: Housen Ryofu (Kibashi) Cosplay 10 JUN 2014

Ikki Tousen made more of name for itself thanks to its penchant for short skirts, ripped clothing and ecchi situations that kept cropping up, instead of the great occasional fighting sequences and attached humour that went along with everything happening on screen.

Anyway, Japanese cosplayer Kibashi dips her toe into the Ikki Tousen (aka Battle Vixens) universe and comes back up bringing to life the alluringly dangerous fighter, Housen Ryofu!

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A strong bisexual fighter with a very promiscuous personality and a habit for dressing in skimpy outfits. She was very skilled at making chi blasts, and was in love with both Saji and her best friend Chinkyuu. She had a love-hate relationship with Saji, who she claims once raped her (Saji only half-denies this, claiming that she was not raped because she enjoyed it). Despite trying her best to escape her destiny, she ended up causing it anyway.

Afflicted with a deadly illness that would kill her before adulthood, she ended up being manipulated by Saji into causing Toutaku’s death. When she found out that Chinkyuu was raped, she went in search of revenge as her last living act. She was found by Kakouen, and the two fought each other. Kakouen’s skill added with Ryofu’s failing health was enough for Ryofu to be defeated. She was saved from Kakouen’s killing blow by Chinkyuu.

Realizing that she was moments away from dying, Ryofu and Chinkyuu then committed a double suicide, dying happily together as their predecessors did 1800 years before.

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