Archive for the ‘Cosplay’ category

MaoChan is Going to PAX!!

June 2, 2008

Paint me brown and call me a goofer! It is official that MaoChan shall be trekking out to the Seattle area to attend PAX. While not a big deal to most, this is my first trip to somewhere totally new in awhile. I have never been to Seattle and thus I am very excited. I hope I can finally meet some readers and maybe even have a drink with you (psst… you’re buying).

I will keep you up to date on the happenings and in the meantime catch me on the PAX forums trying to find the best party possible in Seattle that weekend. It isn’t a party if The Party isn’t invited.

Hottest Cosplay Characters

May 23, 2008

Cosplay has been covered on here a few times, highlighting the good and the very fucking terrible. Well this next batch will not disappoint. Not just looking good but these are some of the most accurate to the source cosplayers out there. No fat rolls or off color mistakes here.

One to note is the Final Fantasy VI cosplayer dressed as Celes. Not only did she dress the part but she did it in style by dressing as the original Amano artwork Celes, including a very stylized sword. I thought that was a nice touch to show the original source material. Because really if she dressed as Celes from the game, she would be a 50 pixel high block of random squares and color.

Dress up.

Samurai Soapbox is Back

April 21, 2008

It is time to welcome back after a long haitus Dave over at Samurai Soapbox. His blog, which has been inactive for awhile, is now back and updating with great pictures and cosplay. Welcome back to the internet.

Samurai Soapbox

Tokyo Anime Fair 2008 Photo Tour

March 27, 2008

Tokyo Anime Fair 2008

The guys over at the always awesome Akihabara News took a trip over to the Tokyo Anime Fair and provided a great gallery of photos. The fair brings in many Japanese TV channel or Studios that are there to promote the next year’s big items such as the new Macross series which will start airing in April. As always was the ever present Gundam. By the way, ever wonder where Gundanium comes from?

Gundanium’s name is actually an acronym; it stands for Genetic on Universal Neutrally Different Alloy. The suffix -nium was added to distinguish it from similar alloys being made on Earth. In the After Colony Universe, the word “Gundam” is derived from this acronym (GUNDAnium Mobile suit). Despite this fact, not every mobile suit made with Gundanium is a Gundam (examples: Vayeate, Mercurius).


Haneru no Tobira: Bikini Goo Men New Year’s Slide

January 25, 2008

So last night, the Misses saw yesterdays post and was all “Again with the boobs, do you think of anything else?” Well in actuality probably not. I am sure that all men think of is Steak and Tits. Well this is for you ladies and not so straight fellas, a special New Year’s edition of Haneru no Tobira. The gag? To cover your sexy self with goo and slide down while the host is in drag. It is nothing but hot bikini men covered in goo while sliding around action. Cuz that is what ladies want. Also Lunar New Year is soon approaching and thus a giant rat is shown on the floor.

The Rat (鼠) was welcomed in ancient times as a protector and bringer of material prosperity. It is an animal associated with aggression, wealth, charm, and order, yet also associated with death, war, the occult, pestilence, and atrocities. In the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Rat is associated with the earthly branch symbol 子.

From my Haneru no Tobira drug peddler, Japan Probe.

Metroid Cosplay

November 19, 2007

Metroid Cosplay

Now I realize that you might have thought after reading the title, “Who the hell would dress as a metroid?” If you did think that, turn in your gamer badge now and leave in disgrace. When speaking of metroid cosplay, people are always speaking on the topic of the what could be hot but usually is not portrayal of Samus Aran. Well I think you can see from above, it could be and it is hot.

In what is a disappointment to perverts all around, no there are no Zero Suit Samus pictures in this set. But there are some awesome Saya from Blood : The Last Vampire anime. Blood was a cool short film set in post-WWII Japan, a few months before the beginning of the Vietnam War. Its main protagonist is a girl named Saya, who rocks the Casbah vampiric demons with a vengeance.

(Cuz Samus never talks)

Travis Touchdown & Blood Berry Beam Katana Costume

November 9, 2007

Travis Touchdown Cosplay

In terms of cool, this guy has to be off the meter considering this game isn’t even out. And the fact that he built a beam katana. Although late for Halloween this guy didn’t spare any expense when it came to recreating the character. From using a Force FX lightsaber to lots of hardware from Home Depot, the went all out. You are probably still wondering who the hell is Travis Touchdown?

No More Heroes (ノーモア・ヒーローズ, Nō Moa Hīrōzu) is an upcoming Wii video game being directed by Goichi Suda (aka Suda 51). The story of No More Heroes revolves around Travis Touchdown, a stereotypical otaku who lives in poverty in the fictional town of Santa Destroy, California. After winning a beam katana in an internet auction he becomes a hitman and kills another hitman—Helter Skelter—which earns him rank 11 by the UAA, the governing body of assassins. For the rest of the game the player lives Travis’ life, earning money and climbing the ranks of the UAA.