THE BEST OF: Okō – Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Hoozuki no Reitetsu’s Okō, my new favourite female character. I love her class and power on top of her awesome look and the fact she’s a demon. Traditional geisha meets modern lolita, class and innocence meets the devil, she’s the ultimate ying/yang character. Although being fairly new she’s picking up a following already…

Rato (Cosplay, South Korea)
Lozi (Cosplay, Hong Kong)
Yoki (Cosplay, Japan)
yuuko708 (Cosplay, Taiwan)
MIRA (Cosplay, Japan)

Fem! The best gender bend cosplays

See more from these fem! lovers here:
park-yu
(Photographer)
thewhitegirlwiththelittledog (Cosplay)
HinoSherloki (Cosplay)
Lyz Brickley (Cosplay)
Darshelle Stevens (Photography)
Star Wars Chick (Duck Dynasty Cosplay)
Kristen Andrews Dvm (Duck Dynasty Cosplay)
Katie Roberts (Duck Dynasty Cosplay)
Robbins Studios (Photography)
gymnastar1326 (Cosplay)
SNTP (Photography)
Silent Rip (Cosplay)
Nellie Schwarz (Cosplay)

THE BEST OF: Kakashi Hatake

I have to admit this post is purely selfish… Kakashi is my one and only anime crush, so finding the best cosplays of him gives me nothing but joy. These fans give the perfect Kakashi- the understated hero with an element of Peter Pan’s boyish nature.

Check out all the cosplayers here:
firecasterx2 (Jo) (UK)
key0fdestiny13 (US)
YASU (South Korea)
kingrock (Taiwan)
kurosakikage (Taiwan)

& photographers here:
thephotogrumbler
ErosTurranos

Princess Shirahoshi, One Piece cosplay by Ajo

I have avoided One Piece for years – simply for the fact it took me 6 years to catch up on Naruto (& Shippuden) – I have no desire to spend the next six watching all 639 episodes of One Piece. However this photography series I could not avoid! Finding a unique style within the world of cosplay photography can be hard – the unknown photographer who shot this series however is a hidden gem. Their styling and use of colour in this series is only enhanced by the beauty and talent of cosplayer Ajo. I only wish I knew who shot them.

THE BEST OF: Mawaru Penguindrum

Usually I focus on one character for my posts, but whilst researching Himari cosplays I realised that with this story the main characters are too vital to each other to not feature them all – these are the best of the best.

THE BEST OF: Madoka Kaname

Want a character that combines cute and badassMadoka Kaname is your girl, from the series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Her pink colours and cute outfits mean she is cosplayed  A LOT! So here are the best of the best – people who have payed close attention to detail and transformed into this magical girl


“Can I ask one more thing? Don’t let… me turn into a witch. There’s awful, horrible things in this world, I know that now. But there’s a lot of things worth protecting too.” – Madoka Kaname

Stahli Cosplay

One of my new favourite things to do on instagram at the moment is to find cosplayers – they’re great to follow as you get to see some behind the makeup shots and characters in everyday situations, it’s awesome to see people showing the non-convention side of cosplaying.

Stahli Cosplay first came to my attention on a search for Attack On Titan cosplay – the Levi costume made me stop scrolling a take notice. Who can ignore those epic Levi brows & Titan PJ’s?!

See all of Stahli’s osplayC here: facebook.com/StahliCosplay and don’t forget to follow @stahlicosplay on instagram.

Cosplay Showcase by Nobutsugu Sugiyama

Cosplay photos often have a sexual bias. Photographer Nobutsugu Sugiyama has endeavoured to remove this bias and elevated Cosplay to a form of artistic and creative expression by the use of high-end photo-editing techniques. Conventional methods of shooting a model usually demand expressing their individual natures. However,Sugiyama has removed this individual interiority and focused on just the outline of the character. Resembling an anime-figurine,cosplayers are perfectly placed in a virtual showcase in this application.

http://www.nsp-jp.com/cosplayshowcase/index_eng.html

 

digital rest, play & work on weheartit.com

I’ve been thinking all day about how to approach the 3 sets of images, Digital Work, Digital Rest and Digital Play. I’ve decided the best way to start is research each area. My trusty friend weheartit.com was my first search site…

Digital Work

Digital Rest

Digital Play

These images are great starting point, maybe i should try for some more on other search sites.