Cosplay

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I definitely think that this girl is the
perfect cosplayer for Rikku!! HOT HOT!!

I’m sure many of you all have heard of the word “cosplay”. Well basically cosplay means you dress up as someone who looks like a character from an anime, games and many others. To be honest, i can’t think of any ways to define the term “cosplay” since everyone knows what is it already so i guess i shall let wiki do the talking in the end.

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Wiki says:

Cosplay (コスプレ), short for “costume play”, is a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live action television shows, fantasy movies, Japanese pop music bands, Visual Kei, fantasy music stories (such as stories by the band Sound Horizon), and novels. However, in some circles, “cosplay” has been expanded to mean simply wearing a costume.

The most specific anecdote about the origin of the word “cosplay” was that Nov Takahashi (from a Japanese studio called Studio Hard) coined the term “cosplay” as a contraction of the English-language words “costume play” while she was attending the 1984 Los Angeles Science Fiction Worldcon. He was so impressed by the hall and masquerade costuming there that he reported about it frequently in Japanese science fiction magazines. This point is debatable, however, as the word fits in with a common Japanese method of abbreviation: combining the first two syllables of one word with the first two syllables of a second word (or, more precisely, the first two moras of each).

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Cosplay can be seen at public events such as video game shows, as well as at dedicated cosplay parties at nightclubs or amusement parks. It is not unusual for Japanese teenagers to gather with like-minded friends in places like Tokyo’s Harajuku district to engage in cosplay. Since 1998, Tokyo’s Akihabara district has contained a large number of cosplay cafés, catering to devoted anime and cosplay fans. The waitresses at such cafés dress as game or anime characters; maid (or meido) costumes are particularly popular. Possibly the single largest and most famous event attended by cosplayers is the semiannual doujinshi market, Comiket. This event, held in summer and winter, attracts hundreds of thousands of manga otaku and many thousands of cosplayers who congregate on the roof of the exhibition center, often in unbearably hot or cold conditions.

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Rei Ayanami.
Hot + Sexy = Nosebleed!

Cosplayers in Japan refer to themselves as reyazu; pronounced layers (by writing the word cosplayers in katakana, it is possible to shorten it in this way). Those who photograph players are called cameko, short for “Camera Kozo” or “Camera Boy”. The cameko give prints of their photos to the players as gifts. Tensions between players and cameko have increased due to perceived stalker-like behavior among some obsessive males who push female cosplayers to exchange personal email addresses or do private photo sessions. One result of this has been a tightening of restrictions on photography at events such as Comiket.

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Meow?

Cosplay costumes are radically different from typical Halloween costumes. Because the object of cosplay is to literally become one’s character, the intricate details of the costumes are critical. Costumes must meticulously adhere to the designs of the characters’ attire, and even more generic costumes are often elaborately artistic.[3] Rigorous attention to detail may include ensuring the seams are aligned properly, thread colors are appropriate, and fabric colors precisely match the character and their attire. Some cosplayers will buy their costumes from talented artists, while others may spend months creating the perfect cosplay outfit. Because the costumes are so elaborate, like-minded people gather to see others’ costumes, show off their own elaborate handmade creations, take lots of pictures, and possibly participate in best costume contests at different cosplay events. Theres even a cosplay building in Akihabara which sells cosplay costumes? Duh! lol

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In Japan, there are 2 cosplay magazines, Cosmode(コスモード) Dengeki Layers (電撃(でんげき)Layers). COSMODE has the largest share in the market. There are also 2 emerging cosplay magazines outside of Japan, USA’s AniCoz and Mexico’s Cosplaymix. An English digital version of COSMODE is also in the making. While in the working industry, theres even a job for cosplay such as Kipi who is a 20 year old girl. She was awarded the Most Beautiful/Best Cosplay Actress of 2006 by China’s offical cosplay association. She is also the official cosplay character representation of Haruhi Suzumiya. Here are a few of her cosplaying photos.

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In Japanese, the term can also mean the use of costumes for sexual purposes, in which case the “play” refers not to dressing up, but sexual play while dressed up. The term hence overlaps what would usually be known in English as sexual roleplaying or sexual fetishism: for example, wearing a schoolgirl uniform before or during sex would be known as seifuku cosplay (制服コスプレ), and many Japanese love hotels offer costume rental services. In the Japanese sex industry, sex clubs that specialize in sexual cosplay are known as image clubs. In addition to standard fetishistic standbys (schoolgirl, nurse, policewoman, etc), an increasing number, pioneered by the now defunct Wedding Bell chain, cater to otaku with staff dressing up as anime characters.

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To be honest, when i first saw this picture.
Something occured to my body BUT! i didnt do anything!!
Its none other than her legs that i kept on looking at.

Hmmm now thats one long definition about “cosplay” by wiki. Well I apologize for the lack of originality about this post. As for cosplay, its not only in Japan but all over the world too! But sadly i have seen anyone cosplay in my place T_T. I shall be the first one to! Muahaha, ya right! i don’t even have my own cosplay costume! I keep on thinking if i were to have a chance to cosplay, i think i chose to be Ichigo’s bankai version. Firstly, his costume is really cool together with his sword and i think i can somehow make my hair looks like Ichigo’s so i don’t need to get myself a wig. Once again, like the usual i will be leaving you all with the best and fine pictures in the end. Enjoy yoh!

The Kid’s Section

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Cute + Cute + Cute = Super Kawaii.
Theres mini Urahara! Mini Naruto and Hinata!!
Chibi Haruhi!!!

The Adult’s Section

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No BRA??! o.0

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Those are some high heels shes wearing.

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Lei Fang from DOA. What a pretty young lady.

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Beautiful lady with Pink hair. What else can i say?
Every single guy who sees this picture are having
the same thoughts like mine.

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I used to love the game “RO”.
Rogue, Knight and Priestess.
All 3 are so hot and cute. XD

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Err… Ouch?

So how does it feel to see a ton of hot and cute cosplayers pictures then
suddenly appear a guy cosplaying as rock lee with his *pose*. Muahaha
Thats all, i’m guessing that some of you still want to see more right?
Fear not, i have prepare you with all the information you are gonna need.
Here are the all the sites where i get all my sources from. Enjoy ^^
If you are going to post or use their pictures, make you give them the credits.
Well i didnt get any sources from Cosplay.com but you guys
might want to check out that site. Its pretty cool though.

Special Thanks to:

~MPzero~, Cosplay Photo Gallery,
Cosplayers Photo Studio, Nanao’s Research,
JapanForum.com and Hongfire.

103 Responses to “Cosplay”


  1. 1 lanie-emon April 6, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Seen some of the cosplay pics around. But the 2nd picture from top, the maid one, that look real sweet XD.

  2. 2 §oL April 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Rocker Haruhi and Tifa both look very much like the characters! I love the chibi Haruhi too!

  3. 3 Anonymous April 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    If you take a closer look at the last pic you’ll notice his crotch is wet.

  4. 4 welsper84 April 6, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    lol, he wetted himself in pain. That girl-with-no-bra is cosplaying as a character from Samurai Deeper Kyo if I am not wrong. Damn brave of her sia.

  5. 5 double April 6, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    That’s no cosplay building. That’s an adult shop selling fetish equipment.

  6. 6 Hirito April 6, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Someone call the ambulance please!! I’m nosebleeding to death at this very moment!!

    I think I like this picture of the cosplayer in the maid costume from “He is my Master” best. She looks familiar but I can’t place a name to that face of hers ><, brain not working from lack of blood.
    http://bakaaaa.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/arisa4.jpg

  7. 7 gordon April 6, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    the ang mo cosplayer has nice eyes.
    my favourite cosplayer is still kipi.
    and darn! i want to know whose those lovely pair of legs belongs to! O_O

  8. 8 gordon April 6, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    @Hirito,
    her name is arisa. here is her website http://arisahp.fc2web.com/

  9. 9 xkawaii April 7, 2008 at 12:51 am

    OMG!
    Incredibly beautiful..

  10. 10 Shin April 7, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Arisa >>>>>>> Kipi. Seriously \o/

  11. 12 otaku dan April 7, 2008 at 4:34 am

    the konata cosplay and the rikku cosplay look great

  12. 13 FMPhoenixHawk April 7, 2008 at 8:14 am

    Very attractive shots all around.

  13. 14 ron~ April 7, 2008 at 8:56 am

    *nosebleed~

    arisa and kipi ftw~

    that lacus cosplay (the one that shows leg~) looks like figurine :O

  14. 15 Anime Adoru April 7, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Cool! You might also like COS or NOT, see http://www.cosornot.com

  15. 16 claribari April 7, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Where do you live that there isn’t any cosplay?!

  16. 17 naruto characters April 7, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    This is really cool,keep up the pimp work!

  17. 18 Prim3 April 7, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Ohhh my!!! All so hot! I agree with you on Rikku.. perfect! XD

  18. 19 e-jump April 7, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    That Karen…..
    Is a TARP!!!

  19. 20 Paliodor April 7, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Great photos, I especially like the second from the top, Rei, this with Meers legs (they are very beautiful) and Tiffa (omg hot !! ).

  20. 21 TinyRedMan April 7, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Yes. I agree that He is my Master is the best cosplay uniform ever. Shows the most impt essence of moe. cleavage, zettai ryouiki, meido fuku, and what not. *damn. Some kid should cosplay kokonoe rin!!nosebleed~~*

  21. 22 Rokku April 7, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Nice cosplay pics!

  22. 23 Benjamin Takeyo April 7, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Goodness, those truly are some excellent beauty!

  23. 24 starboykb April 7, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    OMG my nose is bleeding fast. ^^;;;

  24. 25 Samejima April 7, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    That Lei Fang cosplayer beats ‘em all… she’s uber cute…
    she’s a child though… I think.

    Anyway, for professional cosplayer, I choose Arisa… been a fan of hers for a while now…I’ve got most of her cosplay photos from her homepage…

  25. 26 Seiryuu April 7, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    this is cool lol!

  26. 27 notfair April 7, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    nice cosplay picture.

    some 1 cosplaying seth,quite rare.

  27. 28 Fariz Asuka April 7, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Totally awesome!! I wouldn’t be Japan without cosplayers..

  28. 29 Lustrous Realm April 8, 2008 at 1:29 am

    wow those are indeed professional… When I look at those from my own country, I’m totally speechless.

  29. 30 Leefe April 8, 2008 at 2:26 am

    Loads of lovely cosplayers… I particularly like the Shana and the Tifa cosplayers. Cute.

  30. 31 imacoundnotasaint April 8, 2008 at 3:26 am

    jajjaa i like it but mmmm u dont put cosplay from Kaolla jajaja
    i wish u do !!!!!! :D

  31. 32 Evil Carbon April 8, 2008 at 4:46 am

    I guess this post isn’t about the Cosby Show…

    Global Warming Alarmists Beware… http://www.EvilCarbon.com

  32. 33 choo23 April 8, 2008 at 6:34 am

    @All. XD first time that many people commented on a post. Thanks ^^. ahaha all those are some lovely cosplayers and i see gordon is also intersted in the same picture like me. Sexy legs right? and i got the upper half of her and to be honest she’s not as good as Kipi but still quite ok la so i just put the pictures of her legs only. Sorry to dissapoint you all. Hope you all enjoy the pictures and the links that i gave you all. =)

  33. 34 phuongnana April 8, 2008 at 7:52 am

    CONGRATULATIONS from
    blogrank.info
    for the hot post

  34. 35 e-jump April 8, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Someday, i will compose a MY best cosplay compilation to counter this post :p
    But then again, MY cant defeat what Japan is offering ;__;

  35. 36 alafista April 8, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Losta hot cosplayers .. yummy

  36. 37 Setsuna-san April 8, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    gahhhh massive bloodloss!!!!

  37. 38 marvinryan April 8, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    nosebleed, nosebleed, nosebleed, nosebleed, nosebleed…
    *scrolls down to Rock Lee*
    Gaaahhh!!! all that blood rush back my nose to my brain. ^^;

    nice links btw. ^^;

  38. 39 curiousity April 9, 2008 at 5:36 am

    Out of curiosity, who is that Rikku cosplayer?

  39. 40 siegetank55 April 9, 2008 at 8:55 am

    omg… that last one…

  40. 41 desangel April 9, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    i wish i was there photographing the cosplayers T_T

  41. 42 chraen April 9, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Awesomely (hot) cosplayers =o
    Except that last one of course XD

  42. 43 Radiant April 10, 2008 at 2:06 am

    wow, that’s super hot. and some of them are super cute. Some of them look a little too young to be wearing some of those outfits. Overall, awesomeness. I didn’t know there were such hottie otaku cosplayers! *clap*

  43. 44 misakichii April 10, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Like always… *right click, saves* :3

  44. 45 dTsuyu April 11, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I usually categorize some cosplays with fetish material, since they show a lot of skin (anime and game designers like to exaggerate boobs and butts)
    I’ve also associated girls/women dressed in cats as sex kitties :P Plus I *quite* dislike cosplayers for having lovely measurements, perfect skin, pretty faces, etc., since I don’t have any meheheh :P

    Lol @ the Rock Lee cosplayer! The kids are cute though XD

  45. 46 shinji April 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    voting for rei ayanami cosplayer!! and one more for Rikku!!^^

  46. 47 Cosplay April 14, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Almost all of those pics are great, the girl in the very first one is quite possibly one of the most pretty cosplayers i have ever seen.

  47. 48 asd April 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Does the first one have a real name? Anyone know it?

  48. 49 Lsio April 17, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    I laugh so hard at the last one. very good.

  49. 50 eg2w April 21, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    evry thing you need frim net & moer

  50. 51 lelangir May 18, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Dude-holy-freaking-jesus-christ-almighty-good-lord @ the two girls above and below the Misa cosplay.

  51. 52 C.I. June 9, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Gothic Rei Ayanami is WIN.

  52. 53 neurolux July 23, 2008 at 11:15 am

    now booking flight to tokyo

  53. 54 deke August 6, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Please please please tell us where that Rikku pic came from or who she is?

  54. 55 Jes September 10, 2008 at 7:23 am

    :3

    Your cosplay callings are in the process of being answered. Brunei is going to hold its very first official mini Cosplay Convention. We’re working on it and hoping for an approval from the KDN. If everything goes well, CosDaiCon ’08 will be held during the holidays in December.

    We’re also collaborating with BruDeviant Art and the Brunei Cyber Gaming. :3 Stay tune to the website for more updates. It’s under construction in the moment. Please other fellow hidden cosplayers to stay tune for this upcoming event.

    First in Brunei history. :3! Cosplay desu~

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  56. 57 Nanao-Chan December 23, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for linking my site! I’m glad you like the cosplayers I posted. :)

  57. 58 KIKE January 22, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Hi, I’d like to know if there’s some way to contact the cosplayers. I’d like to contact the girl Lei Fang from DOA. What a pretty young lady.thkns.

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  59. 63 Wolfie13 April 14, 2009 at 2:33 am

    I love the one in the Rikku csplay, she is cute, hot, gorgepus and beautifull all at the same time.

  60. 64 hey uhh August 25, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    What character is the one 16th from the top? The one looking in the mirror.

  61. 65 Naruto August 29, 2009 at 9:38 am

    The last photo is of Chris (famous Seattle Cosplayer) from Sakura Con. I was actually there while that photo was taken. Pretty funny.

  62. 67 Sushi Glomper September 4, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    The rock lee guy is one of my buddies Chris! He makes a really kick ass Akuma as well! sooo seeing his photo after tons of cute cosplay babes just made me smile more!

  63. 68 ToMeX October 8, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Zomfg! Big nosebleed! So big!!!! Rikku`s best at all! Anyone know her name?

  64. 70 Anna November 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    very nice cosplays!!! ^^

  65. 71 Anek408 November 5, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    This cosplays are the best!!! ^^

  66. 72 deeseeDet November 26, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Fantastic, I did not know about that till now. Thx!

  67. 73 gritttta December 4, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    waw ……………………..
    sexyyyyyyyyyyy.. is very the best

  68. 75 sauri January 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    sent me any way the sexiest picture of that

  69. 77 Avid May 12, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I want to do a sex wee on these ladies tats

  70. 78 RED June 5, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Amane Mice so cool!

  71. 79 Mikhail June 6, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Damn! Hell with cosplay, whatever call it. But these japan cheeks are so hot. You made my day, thank you.

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    Rikku is always hot :)

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