Italian cosplayer Pamela Colnaghi has role played quite a vast array of characters over the years, this time choosing to dig into her more “butch” side as she tackles Rumiko Takahashi’s space biker chick from her hit manga Urusei Yatsura, Benten!
Urusei Yatsura is a comedic manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi that premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 1978 and ran until its conclusion in 1987. Its 374 individual chapters were collected and published in 34 tankobon volumes. The series tells the story of Ataru Moroboshi and the alien Lum, who believes she is Ataru’s wife after he accidentally proposes to her.
The series makes heavy use of Japanese mythology, culture and puns. The series was adapted into a TV anime series produced by Kitty Films and broadcast on Fuji Television affiliates from 1981 to 1986 over 195 episodes. Eleven original video animations and six theatrical movies followed, and the series has been released on VHS, Laserdisc and DVD in Japan.
Benten is Lum’s childhood friend. Her character is named after Shichifukujin Benzaiten (one of the Seven Lucky Gods), the Shinto goddess of knowledge, art, and beauty. This Benten is a “space biker chick” who wears a plate-mail bikini, sports a “butch” hair style, tears around the sky on a red airbike, curses like a longshoreman, and carries a high-tech bazooka. Her arrival on the scene is often heralded by artillery fire. She holds an annual battle against Lum’s Oni clan on Setsubun.
Aside from being a good hand-to-hand fighter and having the aforementioned bazooka, she appears to have no special powers. As children, Benten and Lum often instigated trouble that usually resulted in Ran getting hurt.
Lei Fang’s sexy black costume has always meant that only the most confident of female cosplayers could tackle bringing the character to life, and as you can see from this great cosplay photo shoot, Italian cosplayer Pamela Colnaghi packs loads of confidence!
Lei Fang is a college student and Tai Chi Quan prodigy from the Dead or Alive series, who made her debut in the first Dead or Alive. She is one of the first females to appear in the series, alongside Kasumi and Tina Armstrong.
A girl who grew up in a wealthy family, Lei Fang is a woman of justice and bares a very independent spirit. Throughout the series, she seeks to fight Jann Lee, who is thought to have saved her life at one stage in her past, to prove herself to him that she too is a strong individual. However, Lei Fang had lost to Jann in almost every tournament, but she managed to defeat him in the last one.
Related Link: http://deadoralive.wikia.com/wiki/Lei_Fang
B. Jenet (Bonne Jenet in full, or real name Jennie Behrn) is a character from both Garou: Mark of the Wolves and The King of Fighters series. She was voted as the third favorite character during her debut. She is voiced by Rei Saito and Gina Rose, but this time around she is brought to life courtesy of Italian cosplayer Pamela Colnaghi.
In Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Jenet is the leader of a group of pirates known as the Lillien Knights. Jenet entered the tournament hosted by Kain R. Heinlein to rob him of anything valuable he might be keeping in his mansion. In her ending, she passes out amidst the destruction of Kain’s mansion after defeating him. Her crew saves her from being trapped under the rubble, but fails to secure any of the treasure they had been looking for.
In her King of Fighters debut, she is the one who called for Tizoc and Gato to form a team though she is mostly in the tournament for monetary gain. King informs Mai Shiranui and Yuri Sakazaki that Jenet has plans to also enter the KOF XIII tournament, but ends up as an audience with Tizoc, Malin, Bao and Momoko.
A cheerful girl, Jenet is also very ambitious when it comes to money. Although being the daughter of a very wealthy family, she prefers to steal rather than ask her parents for money. She is a party girl and is very comfortable around men, since her relationship with her Lillien Knights is of pure dominance.
Related Link: http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Bonne_Jenet
Felicia is a fictional character in the Darkstalkers series of fighting game by Capcom She first appeared in the 1994 game Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors and its subsequent sequels, later appearing in other Capcom games outside of the Darkstalkers series and related media and merchandise.
Well known Italian cosplayer Pamela Colnaghi puts on her furry gloves and tackles the task of bringing the feline Felicia to life!
Felicia is a cute-faced, curvaceous “catgirl” with feline features including cat ears, pointed teeth, a tail, and over-sized hands and feet that resemble a cat’s paws complete with sharp claws that she uses in battle. She also has a heavy mane of long blue hair, blue eyes, and an “outfit” that consists primarily of thin strips of skintight white material that leave her largely nude except that it partially covers her breasts, a bit of her stomach and hips, and forms panty-like bottoms as well as thigh-high leg coverings.
Early in the development of Darkstalkers, the development team decided to have two female characters: a catgirl and a vampiress, characters who would eventually become Felicia and Morrigan, respectively. Initially, Morrigan was to be the “cute” female character of the title, while Felicia would be the “sexy” female character. However, as Morrigan’s character developed into that of a succubus she was made to be far more sexually appealing, and the roles of the two characters were reversed.
Felicia is 40-year-old in human years, and seven in cat years, but she still has the appearance of a 20-year-old young woman.
Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felicia_%28Darkstalkers%29
One of the most iconic anime characters to come out of the 80′s was undoubtedly Rumiko Takahashi’s Lum Invader, from her popular Urusei Yatsura manga. Today it is the turn of Italian cosplayer Pamela Colnaghi to don the famous animal print bikini, and pull up those go-go boots, in celebration of all things Lum!
Lum is a beautiful Oni alien (with horns) who is capable of flying, generating electrical shocks, and even producing lightning on certain occasions. With her penchant for ending her sentences all with ~daccha, she is most often seen going about in her standard Oni outfit which is a tiger-striped bikini with knee-high go-go boots.
After losing a game of tag to one Ataru Moroboshi (in with the fate of the world at stake), Lum is forced to stay behind on Earth, engaged to the rather lecherous Ataru. Although she absolutely adores Ataru and is good-natured, sweet and innocent in personality, Lum does have quite a temper on her and is always ready to give Ataru a good electrocution in the hope of mending his groping ways.
Oh, and she can’t really cook. Or at least, cook anything that a human could possible withstand…
Jolyne Kujo is a fictional character from the Japanese manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Jolyne is the main heroine of Series 6 and is the daughter of the third arc’s hero, Jotaro Kujo, also notable for being the only female “JoJo” to date.
Italian cosplayer Pamela Colnaghi handles the necessary dressing down in order to dress up for this great Joylne cosplay.
Born to Jotaro Kujo and her unnamed mother in Florida, Jolyne Kujo is the sixth generation Joestar in the Joestar bloodline. Her childhood was often spent with the absence of her father, and it was often that Jotaro was mostly at work, even when Jolyne was in need of the most attention. At 14, her life as a teen would spiral downward on then upon being mistaken for a suspect in a robbery she didn’t commit and fleeing from an officer by stealing a motorcycle. Upon being arrested and detained in a holding cell, falsely charged with the crime, she and her mother pleaded her innocence and even begged Jotaro to bail her out, but in the end, did not believe her, sending Jolyne to juvenile detention.
When her mother divorced Jotaro, she became even more frustrated when he left the family, and soon joined the Hell Riders motorcycle/carjacking gang and spent more time getting into more trouble. At 19, having cleaned her act and left the gang, during her senior year of high school, she went on a date after school with a preppy rich boy named Romeo. Upon driving home, Romeo and Jolyne had gotten into a car accident, Romeo having fatally hit a pedestrian. Worried that he may be charged with reckless driving and dropped from a university’s waiting list for the incident, Romeo decided to take the corpse and dump it somewhere, also persuading Jolyne to help him and forget about the entire incident.
Jolyne’s Stand is known as Stone Free, which gives Jolyne the power to unravel herself. Ironically, whenever she moves away from the stand it unravels. At first she is only able to send a string from her fingertip and felt intense pain if it snapped. It also featured the ability to listen to faraway conversations, similar to a can tied to string. Later, she can unravel up to 70 percent of her entire body into a string and quickly reassemble herself. She can also “cut” her string form and make it independent from her body. Jolyne also develops the ability to stitch her wounds together. Like Jotaro, Jolyne also cries, “Ora, Ora!” while pummeling with her fists. Her stand, though perhaps not the strongest, is praised for being both extremely quick and flexible.
Jolyne, unlike her father, is not a naturally awakened stand user. She received her stand when she was cut by an amulet (later to be revealed a Stand-creating stone arrowhead in disguise) given to her by Jotaro.
Mai Shiranui is pretty much the poster girl for the Sexy Girl in fighting video games phenomena, recognized for her skimpy clothing, ample bust, and of course dripping sex appeal (and she’s not that bad a fighter either!).
Italian cosplayer Pamela Conaghi rises up to the challenge of bringing to life SNK’s premier fighting girl!
Italian cosplayer Pamela Colnaghi has put together a fantastically detailed costume to bring to life Dynasty Warrior’s Zhen Ji in this great cosplay effort!
Zhen Ji is Cao Pi’s wife. She appears for the first time in the game at the Battle of Guan Du on Yuan Shao’s side. She is described in the game as a “serene woman with a noble heart”, with a calm and even tempered demeanor, but nonetheless unwavering and merciless to some extent.
In Dynasty Warriors 5 she is slightly more ruthless, probably to compliment Cao Pi, who makes his debut in that installment. She does not have any significant roles in the game, except in one battle, in which she is the default character who raises suspicions about Zhou Fang’s possible defection to Wu, but this role in the cutscene is variable and can be replaced by any other Wei character except Cao Cao and Sima Yi.
Zhen Ji wields a golden flute. Her attacks are average and deal only a moderate amount of damage to enemies. Her musou attack involves her playing tunes on her flute while enemies around her are struck by the sound waves. In Dynasty Warriors 6 she uses a chain whip similar to Diao Chan’s and they share a similar move-set. In Dynasty Warriors 7 her flute was returned to her as her EX weapon.
Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dynasty_Warriors_characters