Vocaloid 2: Kagamine Rin 15

vocaloid 2 cosplay - kagamine rin 15真夜中の4時にみつけた 四ツ葉のクローバー焼きついた
At 4 o'clock that midnight I found a four-leaf clover, I was impressed
三ツ足のカラス 屋根の上で不気味に見つめる
Three legged crow, upon the roof it ghastly watches us
双子はいつまでも石油で体を清めて ほのかに香る
Twins eternally cleanse their bodies with oil, faintly emitting a scent
有機モノソミー ひとりきり
Organic monotony, all alone

“Deep Sea Underground” Lyrics and Translation by

Peter, the one who sent in this photo, thought this cosplayer might be the same one I featured back in January 2010. What do you guys think? Thanks again for sending this!

Ikkitousen: Ryuubi Gentoku

ikkitousen cosplay - ryuubi gentokuA klutzy, ditzy, bespectacled bookworm with seemingly no combat skills whatsoever, Ryuubi Gentoku is destined to become a great leader, but is presently too timid and carefree to become one. She is, however, more than willing to do her best for her friends. She possesses the most destructive dragon ever seen, which is so evil that it radiates entropic energy and nearly made her disembowel herself.

Hard to imagine how such a cute and timid girl would have something so powerful. Thanks to Orion for sending this in! First found on Kyoko’s Tumblr!


Guys, this is actually happening!  We have reached our first giveaway point of 5000 HITS!!!  This is a pretty exciting moment for us ^^.  The prize will be a $20 gift certificate to Arda-wigs, one of the best resources for your cosplay wigs!  Remember the pony tails I got from them some time ago?
Well, I liked it so much that we have decided to go with Arda.  The quality of wigs really makes a huge difference in your cosplay!

Some details regarding the giveaway:
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Thank you so much for your support, and may the odds be ever in your favor!  (Hunger Games reference..derp)

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Street Fighter II: The World Warrior: Chun Li 03

street fighter ii: the world warrior cosplay - chun li

Chun Li is generally a cheerful woman who often gets happy and excited whenever she wins a fight. As a member of the police Interpol, she takes her job very seriously and always does her best to complete her mission. Chun Li can be quite competitive with other female fighters, but sometimes becomes allies or even friends with them outside the ring.

Cute cosplayer! I wonder what that game is? It looks like a slot machine of some sort. Thanks to Ingrid for sending this in!

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi: Nagato Yuki 08

the melancholy of suzumiya haruhi cosplay - nagato yuki 8In one of the episodes of the Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, Yuki and Haruhi acted as stand-ins for four-member band in their school cultural festival. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), Yuki was able to memorize the music piece just by looking at it, and played the guitar flawlessly on stage. Kyon later commented that Yuki probably played along with Haruhi to keep her from being bored.

Awesome cosplay! I had to crop this, but the original image is linked on the thumbnail, so feel free to see the high-res version! Thanks to Shinji for sending this in!

Some Updates ...

Hi guys, before I realised, this blog has been inactive for more than 10 days already.

I apologise in advance but I've just been busy with life and my own cosplays. Yes, I just suck at multi tasking and dressmaking =\ I guess I'm feeling pretty burnt out too. My head says yes but my body says no, LOL.

Nevertheless, I just had a Lovely Complex Photoshoot so look forward to the photographs soon! The costume's pretty simple but if you guys want, I might do a tutorial sort of blog entry about the costume and make up. Those of you who have been following TheCosplayChronicles on Facebook would know of my obsession with makeup and looking like a man these few days xD

This is one of the trial Special Effects makeup I did. Virtual love for anyone who can guess which character this is mimicking!

Also, it is confirmed that I'm going to SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show this July! After much agony and self debates, I finally bought my Plane tickets so now, it's towards a no-retreat route! Hope to see you guys at the event ^_^!

And that's not the last travel/event I will be going this year. Which means my wallet is crying out loud for mercy now = \ Help me click on the ads T_T

Either way, see you guys soon!

Sneak peak at our cosplay contacts

Stuey and I have received our contacts from Pinkyparadise for a while now (about a week or two), here are some sneak peaks at them before we do a review (we don't want to open them too soon):

The pink one is for IBRS and the red one is for MZMA!

Hopefully more exciting posts are coming soon~ whenever we stop procrastinating and get to work >.>


Death Note: Amane Misa and Yagami Light

death note cosplay - amane misa and yagami light

Death Note
How to Use It

  • The human whose name is written in this notebook will die.
  • This notebook will not take effect unless the writer has the subject's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.
  • If the cause of death is written within 40 seconds of writing the subject's name, it will happen.
  • If the cause of death is not specified, the subject will simply die of a heart attack.
  • After writing the cause of death, the details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

I wonder, if you found a Death Note, would you use it? Thanks to Lexi for sending this in!

Hakuoki: Hetukuturoku: Hijitaka Toshizo

hakuoki hetukuturoku cosplay - hijitaka toshizo by tooya

The Vice-Commander of the Shinsengumi, Hijitaka Toshizo is often called oni-fukuchou or “the Demon Vice-Commander” due to his strict nature - demanding both respect and fear from his men. He makes most of the Shinsengumi’s decisions, and was the one who ordered to bring Yukimura Chizuru back to headquarters the night she witnessed their “secret”. Although he acts as if Chizuru is more trouble that she’s worth, he actually cares quite deeply for her safety and often protects her in battle.

Beautiful cosplay by Tooya of World Cosplay! Hijitaka is probably one of the characters I felt most pity for when I read his real story in the history of Japan. It feels harsh for someone so young to die in war. Thanks to Miki-chan for sending this!

Fushigi Yuugi: Nuriko

fushigi yuugi cosplay - nurikoFirst appearing to be “Korin” from Hotohori’s harem, Nuriko is one of the seven Suzaku warriors and he is, in fact, a man. Korin was the name of his younger sister who died at a young age, and Nuriko began dressing like her to keep her memory alive. He later comes to terms with the fact that his cross-dressing resulted from the unyielding pain of the loss of his sister, and that he had been trying to live his life the way Korin would have, not as he would have.

I think this may be Saya, but I’m not completely sure. Can anyone verify this for me? Thanks to Sammy for sending this in!

Soul Eater Photoshoot - Complete!

After a torturous wait of many moons (okay, it was barely a month), we have our completed Soul Eater photoshoot from Katsucon 18! Thanks so much to the wonderful Elysia of Fenyx Design, the pictures are fantastic!

Eruka perched atop Tadpole Jackson, who is looking rather well in this photograph, considering that at this point his face was falling off.

Eruka and Tadpole Jackson, a.k.a. the very best chair there ever was. Rest in Peace, Tadpole Jackson.

Dr. Stein turnin' the screw.

Stein, don't you know cigarettes are bad for you?

Medusa in what looks to be a sea of blood, how fitting. Oh good, my freaky backwards-bending elbow made an appearance.

Them's fightin' words! Stein and Medusa prepare for epic pose battle to end all pose battles.

Pretty sure this is Stein disemboweling Medusa. Either that or I am having a seizure.

Vogue poses, with Eruka looking decidedly fashionable, and Medusa looking oddly pensive for a manipulative psychopath.

Medusa choking Eruka, again. Now, now, Medusa, that's not a very nice way to treat your peons.

Our trio poses dramatically and hopes not to get stepped on by passers-by. Also, glasses lens flare ftw.

The rest of the album can be viewed HERE. Thanks again to Elysia of Fenyx Design and to the Gaylord National Convention Center (snrk) for having what is likely the most photogenic venue ever.


Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII: Genesis Rhapsodos

crisis core: final fantasy vii - genesis rhapsodos

A 1st-class SOLDIER who rebelled against Shinra, Genesis Rhapsodos went AWOL hoping to find a cure for his illness, degradation. He is an end result of Project G, an experiment involving a woman named Gillian was injected with Jenova cells before her cells were harvested and injected into Genesis when he was still a fetus. Genesis is considered a traitor to Shinra, but he is a close friend of Angeal Hewly’s as well as Sephiroth’s.

Although the contrast is pretty high on this photo, I liked the sinister effect that it gives to the cosplayer. Thanks again to Julia for sending this in!

Naruto: Shippuden: Uzumaki Naruto

naruto: shippuden cosplay - usumaki naruto

Although appearing to be similar to the Bunshin no Jutsu, the Kage Bunshin no Jutsu creates clones of the user that are actual copies rather than illusions. The user’s chakra is evenly distributed among every clone, each receiving an equal fraction of the user’s overall power. The clones are capable of performing their own techniques, but will usually disperse after one or two solid blows.

This is an amazing photo! I don’t know if this is just one cosplayer or several but it made me stare at it for several minutes trying to figure it out. Thanks to Jerald for sharing this!

High School of the Dead: Busujima Saeko

high school of the dead cosplay - busujima saeko by kanda midoriA third-year student and president of the Fujimi High School Kendo Club, Busujima Saeko is a calm and collected girl with a sense of pride in her skills. Her weapon of choice is the bokken or wooden sword, and is an expert in close combat fighting. He love for kendo is probably influenced by her father, who had traveled abroad for a martial arts tournament.

Another awesome piece by Kanda Midori! I don’t know how the cosplayers manage to keep their wigs looking so neat and perfect during conventions. Thanks again to Anthony for sending this!

ahh, I have not posted for a while

Stuey and I went to his sister's wedding this weekend and hence have not had anytime to either work on our cosplay or blog Q__Q.  I do, however, have some new pictures of Gachapin to share with you guys.  This is basically a wig review.
Remember this wig?  It's the wig I bought from ebay for my Eruka cosplay.  It was a very cheap wig ($24) and definitely lived up to its price.  The wig itself was thin and tangled very easily. However, it works with Eruka because she wears a big hat that covers up the very thin part of the wig.  Now, I have to somehow transform this sucker into Murumuru's hair.

I know for sure that the volume of this wig is not nearly enough and that it will be hard to make ponytails with one wig, so I ordered two LONG ponytails from Arda wigs in silver to match my current wig.
As you can see, the pony tail I got is a little big lighter than the wig I have in this picture, but in reality, they are pretty darn close.  The biggest difference is probably the quality of the ebay wig compared to Arda's.  Well, there's no comparison.  Arda's ponytail is not only silky, but also very easy to brush.  The volume of the ponytail is amazingly full but also makes it super heavy.  I might have to somehow dye the wig a little bit with a lavender colored sharpie...but we will see.

I definitely recommend ordering from Arda, however, they are a lot more expensive compared to the cheap ebay wigs.  (The ponytails were about $20 a piece with shipping)  I have also received my black rock shooter wig from Cosplaywigsusa, however, it's ponytails are not nearly as full as the ones from Arda.  I also need to figure out something in order to add some blue highlights to my black wig...any suggestions?

- Mimi -

Kannazuki no Miko: Kurusugawa Himeko and Himemiya Chikane

kannazuki no miko cosplay - kurusugawa himeko and himemiya chikaneThe reincarnations of the Solar and Luna Miko respectively, Kurusugawa Himeko and Himemiya Chikane were two, normal high school girls of Mahoroba’s prestigious Ototachibana Academy until an ancient evil, the eight Orochi, arose once more. It was on the first day of October, which was also both Himeko’s and Chikane’s birthday, when the Orochi had awaken. That day is also known as the Kannazuki, literally “the goddess month”, in the traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar.

This is pretty spectacular! Both girls look the part, and the photo has a dreamy effect to it! Thanks again to Lily for sending this in!

Kuroshitsuji: Ciel Phantomhive 12

kuroshitsuji cosplay - ciel phantomhive 12出会いに色はなくて モノクロ 吹き抜ける
There’s no color in our encounter; the monochromy blew through it
痛みごと 君 委ねましょう
I shall entrust every pain of mine to you

傷跡 強くなぞる 容赦ない秋がきて
The unforgiving autumn, which forcefully traces my scars, comes
涼しい指 手招くままに
While your cool fingers still beckon me

“Monochrome no Kiss” Lyrics and Translation by
Words of Songs

I kinda like the strange setting for this cosplay. I mean really, Ciel in the bathtub? Thanks to Anna for sending this in!

Soul Eater: Death the Kid 03

soul eater cosplay - death the kid 3Death the Kid's status as a Death God grants him formidable power, particularly the destructive Soul Resonance “Death Cannon”. Although he is not required to collect souls or attend the DWMA, he does so anyway to fulfill his personal desires. His most distinguishing feature is the set of three white streaks on the left side of his head known as the “Lines of Sanzu” which increases his godlike powers whenever they connect.

I’ve always found the way Death the Kid holds his guns to be very interesting. I don’t know about you guys, but my pinky fingers aren’t exactly strong enough to pull the trigger of a gun. Thanks to Sheila for sending this in!