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Mortal Kombat Cosplay: Jade (Kristen Hughey) Cosplay 14 AUG 2013

American cosplayer Kristen Hughey goes green and tackles one of the most sexy characters to ever adorn a fighting game franchise – bringing to life none other than the deadly temptress with a staff, Jade!

Starting out life as an unplayable secret character in Mortal Kombat II, Jade has since moved on to become a popular character in her own right.

In Mortal Kombat, the 2011 reboot of the series, Jade is a member of the Edenian noble family that served Shao Kahn once he conquered their realm. Given to Shao Kahn when she was still just a child, she has undergone years of rigorous training and service as an assassin for Shao Kahn, earning a reputation as an agile and stealthy warrior, and eventually awarded the position of a bodyguard to Princess Kitana.

Which is probably a good thing seeing as she is also noted to be one of most powerful characters in the series gameplay-wise.

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Breath of Fire II Cosplay: Katt (Heidi Rogers) Cosplay 11 MAY 2013

American cosplayer Heidi Rogers, aka Cosplay Kitten, goes old school with this cosplay outing, bringing to life Katt from Japanese RPG Breath of Fire II.

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Katt is a character within Breath of Fire II. A sassy young competitor from Coursair, Ryu meets her at the coliseum, where she is introduced as a natural born fighter that wields staffs in battle. Katt is a Woren and the first one to appear in the series. She also serves as the other possible love interest of Ryu.

Katt has the highest attack and speed in the party, but suffers from low defense and average HP. Katt is not magically inclined like the rest of the cast. She can learn a few powerful offensive spells early in the game, but will only be able to use them once her AP grows large enough; this means she won’t be able to use these spells until much later in the game because her AP growth is extremely poor (merging her with the Devil Shaman does incidentally boost her AP enough to use these high cost power spells earlier so less time can be spent on leveling her up). Her field abilities are Hunt and Smash, and her fighting ability is Dare (where she provokes the enemy party, concentrating all aggression on her).

She changes her abilities and appearance when combined with the Devil Shaman. When combined with the Devil Shaman, Katt can no longer hunt, but her combat abilities skyrocket immensely.

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World of Warcraft Cosplay: Night Elf Druid {Tier 6} (Kamui) Cosplay 06 JAN 2013

German cosplayer Kamui pulls off this fantastic, highly detailed cosplay featuring a World of Warcraft tier 6 Night Elf Druid, in this atmospheric forest photo shoot.

The Druid is a shapeshifting hybrid class, and is also one of the most versatile classes in the game. As with other hybrids, Druids need to specialize to be most effective in any role. Due to their need to shapeshift to fulfill roles, they can only perform one role at a time; they must switch between the different shapes to adapt to changing situations.

Night elven druidic traditions extend back further than most races have existed. The demigod Cenarius taught the druidic arts to the kaldorei early in their history, and the most devout of night elf druids honor and pass on his original teachings. A few were there when Cenarius provided his tutelage and learned directly from the demigod. The iconic night elf druid is a spiritual creature with powers that tap into worlds beyond most mortal knowledge. Green energy plays around his feet, and he moves unhindered through secret forest paths. Night elf druids have always guarded their people against the Burning Legion, and over the ages they developed methods to strike past the demons’ defenses.

Night elf druids claim that they can still hear the voice of Cenarius, warning them when danger is imminent and giving them gentle urgings as to the best way to avoid attacks. Perhaps this voice is nature itself, protecting those who protect it. The night elf druid can drop into a deep slumber. While hibernating, he does not need to eat or drink, and he barely needs to breathe — others must be careful to determine that he still lives. When the druid enters hibernation, any poisons working within him are suspended, and he does not bleed. His breathing is so shallow that he does not suffer effects from inhaled toxins or other dangers, and he can survive for a year on the amount of air he would normally need in a day. He heals at twice the normal rate. When the night elf druid enters hibernation, he sets the conditions to awaken. He can choose a specific amount of time (“twenty-four hours”) or some other event, such as, “When the sun strikes my eyes” or “When I hear the call of the horn of Cenarius.”

World of Warcraft Cosplay: Night Elf Druid {Tier 8} (Kamui) Cosplay 09 DEC 2012

German cosplayer Kamui pulls off this fantastic, highly detailed cosplay featuring a World of Warcraft tier 8 Night Elf Druid, in this atmospheric forest photo shoot.

The Druid is a shapeshifting hybrid class, and is also one of the most versatile classes in the game. As with other hybrids, Druids need to specialize to be most effective in any role. Due to their need to shapeshift to fulfill roles, they can only perform one role at a time; they must switch between the different shapes to adapt to changing situations.

Night elven druidic traditions extend back further than most races have existed. The demigod Cenarius taught the druidic arts to the kaldorei early in their history, and the most devout of night elf druids honor and pass on his original teachings. A few were there when Cenarius provided his tutelage and learned directly from the demigod. The iconic night elf druid is a spiritual creature with powers that tap into worlds beyond most mortal knowledge. Green energy plays around his feet, and he moves unhindered through secret forest paths. Night elf druids have always guarded their people against the Burning Legion, and over the ages they developed methods to strike past the demons’ defenses.

Night elf druids claim that they can still hear the voice of Cenarius, warning them when danger is imminent and giving them gentle urgings as to the best way to avoid attacks. Perhaps this voice is nature itself, protecting those who protect it. The night elf druid can drop into a deep slumber. While hibernating, he does not need to eat or drink, and he barely needs to breathe — others must be careful to determine that he still lives. When the druid enters hibernation, any poisons working within him are suspended, and he does not bleed. His breathing is so shallow that he does not suffer effects from inhaled toxins or other dangers, and he can survive for a year on the amount of air he would normally need in a day. He heals at twice the normal rate. When the night elf druid enters hibernation, he sets the conditions to awaken. He can choose a specific amount of time (“twenty-four hours”) or some other event, such as, “When the sun strikes my eyes” or “When I hear the call of the horn of Cenarius.”

Bo Exhibition Attack by Nakamoto Mamoru Martial Arts 13 JUN 2012

Kobudo, literally “Old Martial Arts”, is the term used these days for the old Okinawan traditional weaponry training.

Japanese resident Nakamoto Mamoru is a several times over World Champion in Kobudo and is shown here demonstrating an efficient attack with a standard 6ft Bo staff, against a kitted out makiwara (padded target).

Needless to say, the amount of damage he can inflict with nothing more than a stick is rather impressive!

(You see, Donatello wasn’t completely useless with that great big old stick of his! :P)

Mortal Kombat Cosplay Quickie: Jade (Unidentified) Cosplay 08 JUN 2012

An unknown cosplayer goes green and tackles one of the most sexy characters to ever adorn a fighting game franchise – bringing to life none other than the deadly temptress with a staff, Jade!

Starting out life as an unplayable secret character in Mortal Kombat II, Jade has since moved on to become a popular character in her own right.

In Mortal Kombat, the 2011 reboot of the series, Jade is a member of the Edenian noble family that served Shao Kahn once he conquered their realm. Given to Shao Kahn when she was still just a child, she has undergone years of rigorous training and service as an assassin for Shao Kahn, earning a reputation as an agile and stealthy warrior, and eventually awarded the position of a bodyguard to Princess Kitana.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_%28Mortal_Kombat%29