(I remember soon after the game was released, lots of game studios dressed as the Team Fortress 2 characters for halloween… dunno if this is from one of the studios though)
Over the years, I have collected tons of anime, games and general cosplaying photos, so I decided to share them here.
Identification goes like this: “Anime/Game/Source Name” (“Character Name”) – “Cosplayer Name/Nick”.
I’ll try my best to identify the cosplayers and the characters, but since most of my collection is really a bunch of pictures randomly picked from forums, blogs, image boards, Google Images and researches for other projects, for most of the pictures I’ll need your help.
(Well, it’s not cosplay, since the guy isn’t playing, he/she’s probably working. And NO, it’s not pedobear… Rilakkuma is a character similar to Hello Kitty, that has tons of merchandise selling in Japan. First time I saw it was in Akihabara, he was in front of a SEGA Center arcade complex, and funny enough, a little kid was hugging him… xD )
Also please forgive me if I got the source (anime/game), character or cosplayer wrong… I don’t have much time for the research, so I have to do it really fast and mistakes are to be expected. Just correct me using the comment system.
(Dunno if this is cosplay, professional work, or even a movie (is there a Waldo movie?))
Take notice this is really a random collection… sometimes I might post really amateur stuff, sometimes professional cosplayers with full photoshopping treatment.
(I unintentionally reserved most games cosplayers to this post)
Since I don’t know the source, I might sometimes get some AV stuff mixed, some non-cosplay fashion like Gothic Lolita or Visual Key and even non-cosplayers who got photoshopped.
(YES! The first meme cosplay! xD If you don’t know, take a look at the All your base are belong to us post!)
10 pics tops (but oftenly less) for each post so it doesn’t get too tiring. Specially for series of random characters and cosplayers like this one.
(The Companion Cube was such a huge hit back when Portal was released that I guess it has some video game meme status… check for instance, the Companion Cube of War!)
I also have collections of pics from specific cosplayers in specific characters, which I’ll post later on. We’ll probably have some repeated pics, but I don’t think this will be a major problem.
(If that’s Taokaka’s true face, she’s… cute)
There are also several cosplaying pics I took myself on several anime conventions in Brazil… but most of them need selection, photoshopping and conversion, so I’ll post them when I have more free time.
(LOL, have to ask the parents if the kid also acts like Shin-chan xD )
About this post: Seventh part of a collection called Cosplay Elite, a random collection of “best cosplayers”. Sorry about the picture quality… it’s because these images are from older collections, got them not thinking much about image quality.
(Dunno if the other cosplay is also from Zelda…)
Fixing something I wrote previously, actually I don’t have that many cosplay elite pics… after going through all my older collection of cosplay pictures, I only came up with a handful of good pics worth posting. This means I’ll soon start posting closed cosplay collection (like from specific cosplayers or specific characters).
(Finally, the ONE unintentional cosplayer no elite list can miss: MR. SATAN!)
Notice that I used Elite in this collection, but elite isn’t just about the cosplayer being cute (or handsome) or about reproduction fidelity… creativity, humor, pose and other things also comes to mind!
Source: Google Images, Image boards, forums, and several blogs! I can’t list or credit all sources because my collection goes back over 5 years.