Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sakura Con 2012 Cosplay

Jump for joy because tis the first post of my Sakura Con 2012 trip! :D I always like to do the cosplay photos first because there are just so many of them! Plus it's easy to post. I should've taken some more days off from work so I can actually do these posts ^^; ANYWAY... Let's get this show on the road! First of all the photo above is another photographer requesting this Ranka to do a jump. I was able to steal a photo as she was jumping ^^

 X-Men's Nightcrawler, White Queen, Mystique and Phoenix.

 Macross Frontier's Ranka Lee

 Macross Frontier's Sheryl Nome

 I'm not sure which video this is from, Miku in Wonderland, I assume? Len, Miku, Rin, Kaito and Meiko.

 This is actually a friend of mine, Chocolorange, cosplaying as Princess Kaito... Or is it Kaiko?

 Dragonball's Kamesennin


 Bigass Charlotte... Watch out Mami! From Puella Magi Madoka Magica

 Funny story on this, I reflexively called out MEIKO but it was Rin who heard me so they stopped so I can take a photo ^^;

 Panty, Briefs and Stocking

 Sailor Mars, Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus!

 Black Rock Shooter with light up cannon... Which didn't seem to light up at this moment in time...

 Summer Wars' Natsuki and King Kazma


 This girl was posing along with Gilgamesh from Fate series, but I have no idea who or where she's from ^^;

 A lot of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cosplay. This one was a very tall Rarity (possible taller than me)! I like her cutie mark ^^;;; Spike is also there which seems to be the right scale compared to the original XD

 Gundam Unicorn really lights up! Ok, now transform back to Unicorn mode... LOL

 SEIZON SENRYAKUUUUUUUUU!!!! Tis Princess of the Crystal from Mawaru Penguindrum!

 Fran from Final Fantasy XII


 Avatar: The Last Airbender... A tad blurry unfortunately ^^;

 A mix of things happening here... I can only recognize a girl from Persona, Miku and Kaito.

 Remilia Scarlet from Touhou

 Gundam 00 mecha musume!

 Makinami Mari Illustrious!

 Yamada Aoi and Souma from Working!

 A group of Puella Magi... Sans Homura Akemi but an extra Kyouko ^^;

 Pretty Louise Francoise LeBlanc de la Valliere in a not-so-pretty location... The parking lot XD

 Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger! Most impressive! I need to watch this show!

 I also still need to watch Game of Thrones...

 Lina Inverse from Slayers

 This is rare... a Saber Extra! Alongside Fate/Zero's Lancer.

 Another friend of mine from Vancouver as Ao no Exorcist's Izumo. I've managed to successfully meet her every day of the con somehow.

I missed taking a photo of her first day cosplay, Reisen Udongein Inaba, but I got her final cosplay: Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed.

 Fate Zero's Uryuu Ryunosuke, Saber and Irisviel. You might recognize this Saber as Maridah who has claimed the title of "real life Saber". It was nice to be able to talk to her for a bit and even her posse (not pictured). We exchanged some packages as well which I'll post later. ^^

 And another friend from Vancouver, Imran, as Avenger from Fate/Hollow Ataraxia.

 A roaring Eva Unit 01! It's going berserk!

 This was rather unexpected to find Tintin and Captain Haddock... and a shorter Haddock for that matter XD

 Derpy Hooves and Muffin!!! Not sure if her eyes are also derpy ^^;

 Panties and Stockings! It's funny that they were just sitting around in an empty room but once they were standing they were instantly surrounded by 5 photographers (myself included).

 Pinkie Pie!

 Hanekawa Tsubasa from Bakemonogatari (which has been licensed by Aniplex USA for local release btw)! Cosplayed by Kodochaiscool on dA, with one of those moving nekomimi that reacts to specific brainwaves! Yes, they were selling those cat ears for about $150! Expensive ears are expensive, but I was surprised they had it there. Seems to work well with Tsubasa here :)

 Kill that Kyuubey!!!

 I don't support much of Capcom anymore but I still like Street Fighter's Sakura, Crimson Viper, Chun Li and Cammy cosplays.

 From Hello Kitty to Issho! Quite pretty cosplay ^^

 I got a photo of Ayanami! XD

 This got my head turning already as I passed him by. The seven leaf clover on Fry's shirt gave it a nice touch. I miss Futurama ^^;

And lastly another Louise Francoise LeBlanc de la Valliere! It got a little blurry unfortunately :( But I had to post it since it's Louise. We had a little chat about the ending to Zero no Tsukaima. Such a tear inducing bunch of episodes, but happy endings all around...

Speaking of ending, that's about it for the cosplay... Well apart from the cosplay swimsuit competition, that is. I'll post that a bit later. Look forward to it! And more posts to come! I also posted the unedited and more angles on Flickr. Including an unexpected Q&A with some of the guests!


  1. DROOL!!! now i can't wait for a Con this Week on a 3 days..WOOHOO ^Y^

  2. Nice images. Love the reward in exploring and the discovery of unexpected cosplayers - Saber/Extra - best feeling you can get, I think. Wish I could of gone lol. Fry is an interesting find, along with that overly cute Tsubasa nyaa~.

    1. Ya, I also have a broad amount of interests in lots of anime and non-anime so I take photos of what I know ^^ Especially unexpected things :D

  3. First pic to start an awesome post > Yaku's Seal Of Approval

    Those are some creative cosplays! I especially love the ones you wouldn't expect (like Fry!)

    Now I'm sad I won't be going to any conventions this year ;_;

    1. LoL I thought you might've liked that one :D

      WHA?? Not even Fanime? :O

    2. Not even Fanime my friend. I was thinking of Yaoi-Con but I will be taking (hopefully) three art classes and that's gonna kill me.

    3. Awww... But you gotta go to Yaoi-Con at least... Otherwise it's just not you! Well, hopefully you can, I know you always look forward to that, no?

  4. Oh nice Ranka cosplay there. I didn't think there were any at Sakura-con (regretting not going now lol).

    1. Ah, are you in the WA area? LoL well there were very few Ranka and other Macross Frontier cosplays, but this was on the first day and encountered her right away ^^

  5. Hanekawa Tsubasa cosplay looks so damn cute >_<


  6. Wow, that Robocop looks very amazing. I loved the Gundam girl. :)

  7. Amazing captures! Really makes me want to get a better camera for the next con. I had a camera (just an embarrassing P&S) with me, but I was too lazy to take pictures, plus I just wanted to enjoy the con with it being my first time at Sakura-Con without getting super distracted trying to capture scenery and cosplays. So really great job on getting some nice cosplay pictures.

    Daenerys (with one of her baby dragons, nice touch) was especially a real treat to see! I highly recommend that TV and book series.

    1. Thanks! I only just got this camera recently, so I'm still not used to it which meant there were some clean-up I had to do. Otherwise I would be using a P&S with me as well, lol. I have the first season on Blu-Ray so I'll be watching it... Eventually XD

  8. I am the Hanekawa Tsubasa cat!! I cosplayed her on Friday and Saturday!
    I have a DA account if you want to see more pictures >.<

    1. Hello there Tsubasa cat! :D Everyone who saw my post loves your cosplay btw ^_^ I'll add your dA as a link underneath your pic ;)

  9. Ranka-chan!!! Well, nicely done!