THE BEST OF: Kyubey

 Of course you can. Just make a contract with me. And become a Magical Girl. – Kyubey

A lot of cosplayers love to dress up as animals from anime and manga, the most common being pokemon. The great thing about animal-human cosplay is there is no human costume template to follow so everyone ends up taking a different approach to the character. One little evil kitten has become quite a popular character too, this is the best of Kyubey.

Check out more from these guys here:
tits–mcgee (Kelly) (Cosplay, Australia)
Lorenzo So (Photography, Australia)
Lau Mao (Cosplay, Italy)
zeropuntosedici photography (Photography, Italy)
KamiRenee (Cosplay, Denmark)
Mie Rose (Cosplay, Denmark)
Haych (Photography, Denmark)
Yuki Neko (Cosplay, Malaysia)

also, not one the best best but still damn funny…

Taken from: Hungary's Frying Pan on Tumblr
Taken from: Hungary’s Frying Pan on Tumblr

THE BEST OF: Mako Mori

Mako Mori – Gypsy Danger’s female pilot and general badass lady. There are many “looks” that can be Mori, below represent the best of the armour and the jumpsuit outfits, Mako’s most iconic from the film pacific rim. It would be great to see/ shoot a team Gypsy Danger cosplay, or young Mako.

See more from the cosplayers here:
eruha (Japan)
Exantis Kraestor (Singapore)
Josie (Taiwan)
Faye Ashley
Stella Chu (US)

& the photographers here:
Zhirong Fu
OnigiriWasabi
Mineralblu Photography

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

THE BEST OF: Rider, Fate/ Stay Night

Usually I only blog about characters and anime I have seen, Fate/Stay Night however – I am yet to watch. I’ve been recommended it by friends but have never given it a chance; however after seeing these great cosplays of a character called Rider I might start. Character design is a big part of why I and a lot of others watch anime, I tend to like the more obscure edgy looks, rather than the frilly dresses or school uniforms. Rider ticks all the boxes, I only hope the FSN lives up to the style of Rider.

THE BEST OF: San – Princess Mononoke

San, the wolf-raised female warrior makes for a great cosplay. She’s a visual delight – a mix between masculine and feminine and an alternative for girls who don’t want to wear skimpy outfit’s or be “kawaii”. These cosplayers bring the Studio Ghibli heroine from the flat screen into our world.

See more of the best cosplay here.

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.

‘Badass’ fan art by Tohad

deviantArt legend Tohad has been creating ‘Badass’ fan art, taking pop culture icons and turning them on their heads, it’s an idea that has been done but never in this way. Tohad keeps the cartoon nature and bright colours, creating a collection of badass characters presented in similar ways. Props to Tohad, I love this series.