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Mortal Kombat Cosplay: Skarlet (Nebulaluben) Cosplay 18 FEB 2014

Spanish cosplayer Laura, one half of the boyfriend/girlfriend cosplay team Nebulaluben, is known for her great fighting game related cosplays. This outing is no different as she brings to life the bloody Skarlet, from NetherRealm Studios’ 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot.

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Skarlet is an intense warrior created by Shao Kahn using sorcery and the blood of countless warriors, and is only ever released as a last resort. Her sole purpose is to discover Quan Chi’s true reason for attendance at the Mortal Kombat tournament.

Skarlet originated as a rumored character in Mortal Kombat II. During the game when choosing Kitana and Mileena, the palette swap would turn to red instead of blue (Kitana) or purple (Mileena) and so create an unnamed red female ninja. Netherrealm Studios confirmed that the name of the character had been decided to be Skarlet, and in March 2011 she was announced as one of Mortal Kombat’s first two downloadable characters.

She uses kodachi swords and kunai knives.

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Dead or Alive (DOA) Cosplay: Kasumi (Giorgia Vecchini) Cosplay 27 DEC 2013

The main character of the Dead or Alive (DOA) fighting game franchise since 1996 bursts into our cosplay feature this week, none other than the deadly Kasumi! (Brought to life here by the always wonderful Italian cosplayer Giorgia Vecchini).

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One of gaming’s foremost sex symbols, Kasumi also happens to be the personal favourite of Team Ninja’s founder and the series creator, Tomonobu Itagaki.

According to the game canon, Kasumi, also known as the Kunoichi of Destiny, is a teenage female shinobi (ninja) skilled in the Mugen style of ninjutsu. Selected as the18th Master of the Mugen Tenshin ninja clan, Kasumi deserted her duties and entered the Dead or Alive tournament in order to defeat Raidou, the man who crippled her brother, in a revenge attack.

Although compassionate and not particularly at ease with violence and conflict most of the time, this highly skilled ninja is however not someone you wish to cross swords with, as she is quite simply, as deadly as she is beautiful!

In terms of gameplay, although altering slightly through the series’ various iterations, Kasumi is primarily a very balanced fighter with good speed, execution and fairly simplistic input commands, and is thus considered a mid-to-top tier character by most. Her range is however fairly lacking and her single strikes not particularly powerful, meaning she is best used as a pressure fighter, in other words constantly attacking without giving her opponent an opportunity to launch an attack.

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X-Men Cosplay: Psylocke (Constantine in Tokyo) Cosplay 13 NOV 2013

For today’s cosplay entry, Constantine, better known as Constantine in Tokyo, tackles one of the hottest ninja, psychic warriors to ever come out of Britain, Ms. Betsy Braddock, a.k.a Psylocke!

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Over the years various writers have certainly put her character through the wringer, but at the start of it all, creator Chris Claremont’s precognitive ninja played supporting character to her fraternal twin brother, Captain Britain, even substituting every now and then for him. Later on she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke, who developed telepathic abilities and then later acquired Jean’s Grey’s telekinesis.

Known for her psychic blades, Psylocke is nevertheless a warrior who can really get into your head!

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Uncanny X-Force Cosplay: Psylocke (Constantine in Tokyo) Cosplay 23 OCT 2013

Constantine, also known as Constantine in Tokyo, turns to the new Uncanny X-Force line for this particular cosplay outing, picking out the delectably deadly Psylocke as her character of choice!

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Over the years various writers have certainly put her character through the wringer, but at the start of it all, creator Chris Claremont’s precognitive ninja played supporting character to her fraternal twin brother, Captain Britain, even substituting every now and then for him. Later on she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke, who developed telepathic abilities and then later acquired Jean’s Grey’s telekinesis.

Known for her psychic blades, Psylocke is nevertheless a warrior who can really get into your head!

In her most recent outing, following the aftermath of Second Coming, Psylocke (along with Deadpool, Fantomex, and Archangel) is selected by Wolverine to be a member of the new X-Force, the sole condition being that no one must learn of the team’s existence. Psylocke has been seen using her telepathy to help Warren control the “Archangel” persona in his mind, which has led to the two rekindling their previous relationship. The team’s first mission is to locate and kill Apocalypse, who has been reborn. After the events of SCHISM, while Psylocke has decided to stay on Utopia with Cyclops’ team, she also secretly stays on X-Force to help whenever Wolverine requests. Cyclops also places Psylocke in charge of a new X-Men Security team, asking her to be his spy and spy-hunter.

During the Dark Angel Saga, the Jean Grey of the Age of Apocalypse universe opened up Psylocke’s mind, allowing her to tap into a previously untapped power. Writer Rick Remender confirms that Psylocke is now an Omega Level telepath. She also willingly gives up her capability to feel sorrow and regret as part of a bargain to save Fantomex from death at the hands of Skinlessman.

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Dead or Alive (DOA) Cosplay: Kasumi (Akira Shion) Cosplay 21 SEP 2013

One of the main characters from the Dead or Alive (DOA) fighting game franchise since 1996 bursts into our cosplay feature this week, none other than the deadly Kasumi! (Brought to life here by Japanese cosplayer Akira Shion).

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One of gaming’s foremost sex symbols, Kasumi also happens to be the personal favourite of Team Ninja’s founder and the series creator, Tomonobu Itagaki.

According to the game canon, Kasumi, also known as the Kunoichi of Destiny, is a teenage female shinobi (ninja) skilled in the Mugen style of ninjutsu. Selected as the18th Master of the Mugen Tenshin ninja clan, Kasumi deserted her duties and entered the Dead or Alive tournament in order to defeat Raidou, the man who crippled her brother, in a revenge attack.

Although compassionate and not particularly at ease with violence and conflict most of the time, this highly skilled ninja is however not someone you wish to cross swords with, as she is quite simply, as deadly as she is beautiful!

In terms of gameplay, although altering slightly through the series’ various iterations, Kasumi is primarily a very balanced fighter with good speed, execution and fairly simplistic input commands, and is thus considered a mid-to-top tier character by most. Her range is however fairly lacking and her single strikes not particularly powerful, meaning she is best used as a pressure fighter, in other words constantly attacking without giving her opponent an opportunity to launch an attack.

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Cyphers Cosplay: Hotaru (Tasha) Cosplay 31 AUG 2013

Popular Korean cosplayer Tasha dips her toe into the gaming world, bringing to life the fast and deadly Hotaru of Cyphers fame in this particularly beautiful cosplay outing.

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Cyphers Online is developed by Joker using Unreal Engine and published by Neople. Essentially it is an online fighting game, described as a Korean action MMO.

Although not an initial game character, add-on character Hotaru Codename: Daring is a very fast agile ninja that excels in both ranged and melee combat. She also has the ability to generate shadow clones of herself, a pretty useful technique on the battlefield!

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X-Men Cosplay: Psylocke (Angeli) Cosplay 28 AUG 2013

Captured at the San Diego Comic Con International 2009 meet by photographer “Eurobeat King”, American cosplayer Angeli tackles one of the hottest ninja, psychic warriors to ever come out of Britain, Ms. Betsy Braddock, a.k.a Psylocke, for today’s comic cosplay entry.

And yes, she does it well.

Over the years various writers have certainly put her character through the wringer, but at the start of it all, creator Chris Claremont’s precognitive ninja played supporting character to her fraternal twin brother, Captain Britain, even substituting every now and then for him. Later on she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke, who developed telepathic abilities and then later acquired Jean’s Grey’s telekinesis.

Known for her psychic blades, Psylocke is nevertheless a warrior who can really get into your head!

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Dead or Alive (DOA) Cosplay: Kasumi (Rin Higurashi) Cosplay 25 AUG 2013

The main character of the Dead or Alive (DOA) fighting game franchise since 1996 bursts into our cosplay feature this week, being none other than the deadly Kasumi, portrayed here by Japanese ero cosplayer, Rin Higurashi!

One of gaming’s foremost sex symbols, Kasumi also happens to be the personal favourite of Team Ninja’s founder and the series creator, Tomonobu Itagaki.

According to the game canon, Kasumi, also known as the Kunoichi of Destiny, is a teenage female shinobi (ninja) skilled in the Mugen style of ninjutsu. Selected as the18th Master of the Mugen Tenshin ninja clan, Kasumi deserted her duties and entered the Dead or Alive tournament in order to defeat Raidou, the man who crippled her brother, in a revenge attack.

Although compassionate and not particularly at ease with violence and conflict most of the time, this highly skilled ninja is however not someone you wish to cross swords with, as she is quite simply, as deadly as she is beautiful!

In terms of gameplay, although altering slightly through the series’ various iterations, Kasumi is primarily a very balanced fighter with good speed, execution and fairly simplistic input commands, and is thus considered a mid-to-top tier character by most. Her range is however fairly lacking and her single strikes not particularly powerful, meaning she is best used as a pressure fighter, in other words constantly attacking without giving her opponent an opportunity to launch an attack.

Related Link: http://deadoralive.wikia.com/wiki/Kasumi

Dead or Alive 5 (DOA) Cosplay: Kasumi (Constantine in Tokyo) Cosplay 02 JUL 2013

Kasumi, the main character of the Dead or Alive (DOA) fighting game franchise since 1996 bursts into our cosplay feature this week, brought to life by Constantine, perhaps better known as Constantine in Tokyo.

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One of gaming’s foremost sex symbols, Kasumi also happens to be the personal favourite of Team Ninja’s founder and the series creator, Tomonobu Itagaki.

According to the game canon, Kasumi, also known as the Kunoichi of Destiny, is a teenage female shinobi (ninja) skilled in the Mugen style of ninjutsu. Selected as the18th Master of the Mugen Tenshin ninja clan, Kasumi deserted her duties and entered the Dead or Alive tournament in order to defeat Raidou, the man who crippled her brother, in a revenge attack.

Although compassionate and not particularly at ease with violence and conflict most of the time, this highly skilled ninja is however not someone you wish to cross swords with, as she is quite simply, as deadly as she is beautiful!

In terms of gameplay, although altering slightly through the series’ various iterations, Kasumi is primarily a very balanced fighter with good speed, execution and fairly simplistic input commands, and is thus considered a mid-to-top tier character by most. Her range is however fairly lacking and her single strikes not particularly powerful, meaning she is best used as a pressure fighter, in other words constantly attacking without giving her opponent an opportunity to launch an attack.

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