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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Cosplay: Kyouko Sakura (Ushijima Iiniku) Cosplay 29 APR 2014

It is the veteran magical girl Kyouko Sakura of Puella Magi Madoka Magica fame that gets a cosplay outing today, courtesy of Japanese ero cosplayer Ushijima Iiniku.

Of course, being known particularly for her ero cosplay shoots, Iiniku has gone and made Kyouko’s attire a lot more revealing – by completely dropping her front skirt. In other words, not so much a magical ‘girl’ any more…

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Cosplay Kyouko Sakura by Japanese ero cosplayer Ushijima Iiniku 1

Kyouko is a veteran magical girl who comes to the city following Mami’s death. Her distinguishing features include long red hair, fangs, and a voracious appetite, almost never being seen without food. She came from a poor church family, and used her wish so that people would listen to her father’s preaching; when her father learned of this, however, he went mad and killed everyone in his family aside from Kyouko. As such, Kyouko decided only to use her magic for herself from this point on, since using it for others will only cause despair.

Having grown up in a poor family, she often has to steal food and hates people who waste it, a logic she also applies to grief seeds, as she only goes after fully grown witches.

Kyouko has been a magical girl much longer than the others, and thus is more skillful; she wields a spear which can extend itself, split into multiple sections, and produce a ball at the end of a chain, which can constrict and hit others at the same time. She also has the ability to put up barriers to protect others or keep them from interfering. She initially clashes with Sayaka, but after learning the truth about soul gems, she sympathizes with her and tries to help her. This is partially because Sayaka reminds Kyouko of her past self, as she too had made a wish for another person’s sake and tried to fight for justice. Thus, she wants to stop Sayaka from making what she believes is the same mistake and advises her to live a life of selfishness. Even though Sayaka thanks Kyouko and admits that she misunderstood her, Sayaka refuses to abandon her ideals of justice.

After Sayaka becomes a witch, Kyouko becomes determined to save her and restore her to normal. In the end, though, Kyouko becomes tired of her pain, gives up her previous ideals and abandons her outlook self-preservation, and chooses to destroy herself along with Oktavia, in an attempt to both find peace in death and make sure that Sayaka will not die alone, by overloading her soul gem to create a massive explosion that kills them both; ultimately misunderstanding Sayaka’s ideals towards magical girls, of how magical girls should survive to the best of their abilities and kill as many witches as they can.

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League of Legends Cosplay: Nidalee (Tasha) Cosplay 18 AUG 2013

Tasha is a member of the extremely popular South Korean cosplay group known as the Spiral Cats, or SPCats for short. Tackling the popular League of Legends game franchise, Tasha brings to life the bestial huntress, Nidalee!

There are few dwellers, let alone champions, residing in the blasted and dangerous lands that lie south of the Great Barrier. Much of that world still bears the scars of past Runes Wars, especially the mysterious Kumungu Jungle. There are long-forgotten treasures in these strange places which many risk life and limb to acquire. The champion known as Nidalee was only a young girl travelling with her treasure-seeking parents when they lost their way in the dense, rainy jungles. The jungle was unforgiving, and she watched her parents suffer agonizing final days as they fell victim to a mysterious and vicious disease.

As improbable as it was for a child to survive in the inhospitable jungle by herself, she did just that. Her youthful innocence and a fortunate naivete caused her to appeal to the beasts of that place and she was taken in by a family of cougars and raised as one of their own. She grew and somehow absorbed the raw magic of the dense wilds, evolving beyond both her human physiology and her feline affectation. On one pivotal day in her life, standing over the torn remnants of a Noxian squad of woodcutters, Nidalee chose to rejoin the so-called civilized world, to fight in the League of Legends so as to protect the vast woods from both Demacia and Noxus.

Nidalee was taught to fight by her feline family, battling viciously with tooth and nail. Something in her feline ways may draw you to her, but remember that she is no pussycat.

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