Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Anime Expo 2011 Cosplay

Another Anime Expo is finished and somehow the easiest thing to sort out were the cosplay photos. I don't even know how to sort out the other ones yet... So anyway, don't mind my whining. For now here are the cosplay photos. It was another hot weekend in L.A. and I applaud each and everyone of these cosplayers (well except maybe people wearing skimpy outfits :P) for going out there to brave the hot summer in L.A.!

There are about 56 photos here, so you might be scrolling for a while ^^; In case I miss some names or labeled the cosplay by mistake, please let me know and I'll edit. Thanks! Cosplayers who see their photo here and want the original photos or maybe you don't want me to post it here, please email me and we can arrange something :)

This is Scanty of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, I believe. I can never get Kneesocks or Scanty right ^^;

I had to stop these Nia and Yoko because of what Nia's wearing. Awesome!

Kagura from Gintama

Stocking... I believe this is someone from the Funimation booth ^^

Tomoe Mami being rescued by Morning Rescue ^^;

Black AND White Rock Shooter

Two Princess, one... crowd :P Zelda and Peach

Holo that I stopped on the stairway ^^; I just noticed her bag now... AWESOME!

Gender Bender Squall!

Sailor Pluto, Neptune and Saturn! Thanks for looking at my camera, Pluto ^_^

Akiyama Mio, Listen version. Maybe I should've gone with my gender bender Mugi again?

Miko Trooper ^^;;; This is the same SOS Brigade Leader Trooper as last year, lol.

A complete Panty and Stocking pair!

I was running late, but I HAD TO TAKE THIS PHOTO!!! Unagi from Popotan is so rare, especially since Unagi is voiced by one of my favourite seiyuu, Kawasumi Ayako.

Maridah's Suenaga Mirai along with Dancing Queen as Rei in the background... And I also see my roommate soulfringe in the background, lol.

I see someone was doing a Rei & Asuka photoshoot... Now that I think about it, I wonder if that's Dancing Queen again ^^;

Random meido... Unless someone knows this is from a certain series ^^;

Starscream and ... Megatron, I guess ^^

A Puella Magi Madoka Magica cosplay gathering at the Aniplex booth. Lots of Mamis!

Some kind of time convergence! 4 Mami vs Charlotte...

Two Kaname Madokas ^_^

Sayaka and Mami

Makinami Mari Illustrious! Probably the only one at AX ^^;

Guu and Hare! So nice to see something from Jungle wa Itsumo Hale nochi Guu ^^

Crono (Chrono?) and Lucca from Chrono Trigger

Normally I don't take much photos of crossplayer, but this is not one of them, lol. An accurate Ayumu from Kore wa Zombie Desu ka ^^;

Neliel, Grimmjow and Urahara from Bleach

The possessor of the Tri-Force of Power, Gannondorf!

Link and an oversized Midna :P

Sheik and Link... From different universes/timeline ^^;

A Queen's Blade group: Erina, Nanael, Melpha, Claudette & Ymir... When will I see Echidna and Aldra cosplay?

Maridah's Saber! Too bad I missed her Saber Lion, gao...

Usopp from One Piece. The nose looks great!

Adel, Ultimecia and Edea from Final Fantasy VIII. Thanks Soth for the naming help!

Misaka Mikoto! Maybe the only one this year...

Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed

Need another help here... I know it's Kallen on the right, but dunno about the one on the left ^^;

Elsie from KamiNomi :)

Tiger and Bunny

And another bunny! Buruma in bunny outfit surrounded by... Dragonballs ^^;

Oh no, she spotted me! LoL I was hijacking someone else's photoshoot ^^;

Panty and Brief? I don't remember that Brief outfit ^^;

Meiko and Kaito! I was happy to see more Meiko around AX this year ^_^

And another Meiko! This is the same Meiko I used as the top photo, but in this one she saw my Shiteyanyo shirt and had a good laugh out of it ^w^

More Madoka! That bow is awesome!

Madoka and her friend, Stardust Witch Meruru from OreImo. Thanks Anonymous & Darky-sama!

Kyoko and Mami! Mami seems to be very popular choice for everyone.

Haqua and Elsie wants your lost soul :P

Rare to find a Kigurumi cosplay in N. America... Don't even know the character, lol, just wanted a photo of one. 

More Transformers... Bumblebee, Ironhide and Megatronko.

Cheergirl Bayonetta and Rodin

Fran from FFXII

There's a reason why I wanted to take a photo of this Nagato... Not just because of the mean stare there ^^;

It's because she's holding a video camera when I first seen her... Which reminds me of this 4koma below:

And that's it this year... I should've taken more photos. So many Touwa Erios too! But I just couldn't take much photos this year for some reason ^^; Oh well... More AX 2011 posts soon!


  1. Cool meeting you. Wish we went out to eat together with Soulfringe.

  2. @ragnablade: Yeah, sorry it didn't happen. I shoulda went to dinner with you guys. We were hungry afterwards. ^^;;;

  3. Awww I missed out. :(

    But you know, even though North American cosplay quality has gone up significantly, there's still something... off about it. I've seen some really good American cosplay that does come to par with JP ones though. But on average, something's still missing.

  4. white rock shooter looks hot muhaha

  5. The pink one beside madoka is Stardust Witch Meruru from Ore Imo.

  6. The ones with Edea are Adel (left) and Ultimecia (mid), both boss charaters from FF8.

  7. Whoa cosplay for WRS happens already before we get to know what WRS is exactly or even before the game is out. :o

    Even though I am not big into cosplays, it's impressive how they manage to have the costumes or the accessories made there, like Madoka's bow there or the various kinds of magical staff etc. Can't really compare them to the ones in Japan for sure, but at least they show a great deal of enthusiam for what they enjoy!

  8. Awesome pictures bro.
    Especially the Nell one. I can't believe I missed her.
    I need to upload my pictures tonight lol.

  9. "Madoka and her friend... I believe that's Loliko Cutie from Kannagi... But I'm sure I'm wrong. Someone can correct me."
    she is Meruru a side character in Ore no Imouto

  10. @Radiant: It's still good to see they're making efforts. I've only taken a very small percentage of cosplays here, so I'm sure there are more you can see ^^

    @chun: Mehehe. Her pale skin seems to match the character too ^^

    @FatB: What about the other parts? :P

    @Anonymous & Darky-sama: Thank you! That's where it's from. I completely forgot about OreImo for some reason. I knew it was something more recent than Kannagi, but I just took a wild guess at it ^^;;

    @Soth: Thank you! Updated it now :)

    @Q: LoL they always seem to do that before it's even released. Yeah, they seem to manage pretty good with a degree of accuracy with those accessories.

    @Kurotsuki: Thanks! Waiting for yours now :D Yeah, she's a really cute one XD

  11. Nice pictures, makes me wish I was there to see them myself. Also makes me regret not having started on my first cosplay project either :3

  12. I like that you identified all the chara. Most people do not take the time to label their photos when they upload. Wish my photo was up here too! By the way, since I've lately seen quite a bit of U.S. cosplay bashing (not just on this site), I'd like to add my opinion on the U.S. vs. Japan cosplay debate. I know the common view is that JP cosplayers are better, but it might be important to note that U.S. cosplayers more often make their own costumes while many JP cosplayers have their costumes made by professionals. In the U.S., it is sort of looked down upon in the cosplay community if you don't make your own costume. If someone doesn't have great crafting skills, it can be quite a challenge to complete a costume and make it as accurate as possible. Taking that into consideration, when viewing cosplayers from any country, it's really only fair to compare costumes of similar quality. For example, I wouldn't have a photo battle between a fully-detailed Transformer costume (such as the Bumblebee cosplayer) and a "re-imagined" version (such as the half-spandex Megatron), or a homemade costume against a commissioned piece. I'd like to see a JP Bumblebee up against a U.S. Bumblebee just to find if there really are any differences. I'll bet it would be difficult to tell the two apart! Anyway, there will always be "good" cosplay and "bad" cosplay, no matter where in the world you find it, but I applaud everyone for trying (some people don't even try, so no applause for them!) ;)

  13. @Persocom: Ooh you're gonna cosplay? :D Maybe next time at AX we'll all meet up ^^

    @PamBot3000: I try to take only characters that I know of and if I don't I try to label everything nonetheless, lol. As for the Jp vs US cosplay thing, not really a hang-up for me. I mean I'm already applauding for some of these people who got out in this heat in a covered, thick layered costumes... That's just dedication... Or craziness, but either way: Good job on them! And yes, bad people who don't try... bad! XD

  14. HHHHNNNGGGHHH!!! Mami-& Meiko-ROCKS ^Y^

  15. hello!! thanks for the photo... that was the very first photo of me on that day & i was really anxious.. :] thanks now I have copy XD

  16. @Hannsel: Ah! Thank you for letting me take a photo when you just stepped out of the hotel, I think ^^ Haha I was your first, eh? Oops, that didn't come out right ^^;;; I can send you a bigger version if you'd like ;)

  17. i love the pictures of me hahah im the buruma bunny XD

  18. how could you miss The Master, The Turtle Hermit, Máster Roshi!!!

  19. @jenova rikku: Oh no she found me, lol! Thank you for letting me take a couple of photos ^o^

    Sorry MutenRoshi XD