March 30, 2010
I love it when people cosplay common characters in a unique way. For one I love that this person chose to cosplay Cloud from Kingdom Hearts considering everyone these days are doing the hotter advent children version. And might I add that it is an amazing cosplay despite this cloud being significantly harder to do. Everything from the spikes in the wig, blue contacts, and rips on the cape were thoroughly thought out and executed beautifully. I’m in love with the armour and the harnesses (which a very big kudos goes out to whoever made them so exceptionally well). I would even wear the gauntlet and the body harness on regular days days out considering how well they were made. Beautiful cosplay and thanks for putting a non-advent Cloud out there for us to enjoy!
“In Kingdom Hearts, Cloud appears in the Olympus Coliseum world. He is depicted with a claw and a crimson cape, and the blade of his sword is wrapped in bandages. Nomura has stated that Cloud’s left arm was inspired by Vincent Valentine, noting that, in this game, the character was supposed to illustrate a “demon-like” appearance due to his ties to the “dark side.” He has been hired by Hades to kill Hercules, but must fight Sora as a prerequisite… Cloud appears later in the Coliseum’s battle tournaments. During the credit roll at the end of the game, Cloud is shown reuniting with Aerith and the other residents of Hollow Bastion in the library after Cid has located him and brought him home.” Wikipedia – Cloud Strife
March 27, 2010
I know this has been featured on Columbia’s CosplayHolic site but I just couldn’t resist. This is Chibiusa’s first sailor seishi form in the Sailor Moon S series (might also be based on the manga). I love this cosplay for so many reasons. For one, it’s once again an infamously poorly cosplayed character done so amazingly well. Everything from the hair details (which I learned can be formed when wrapped around Styrofoam balls), to the pose, to the proportions of the actual costume is impeccable. Even the coloured contacts were chosen well because they don’t look creepy like most red coloured contacts do. My only quails with this cosplay is the apparent lack of tiara but beyond that great job on the cosplay! I just wish I knew who the cosplayer was.
“Creator Naoko Takeuchi describes Chibiusa as a precocious brat who likes pulling pranks. She is the daughter of Usagi Tsukino and Mamoru Chiba. Her real name is the same as her mother’s, but is called Chibiusa in Japanese (and Rini in English) to avoid confusion between the two. Her name in the English-language version of Sailor Moon, Rini, is a diminutive of “Serena”, the name of her mother. She is known for having pink hair put into a unique style that resembles rabbit ears on top of her head.” – Wikipedia: Chibiusa
Sorry kiddies I’m getting tired of the character summaries and my cosplay comments come up awkwardly short. So from now on you’ll be seeing these wiki-blurbs. Hurray.