Maweezy Cosplay is definitely deserving of mantle of one of the great cosplayers. In terms of talent and skills, Maweezy Cosplay reminds me of Khainsaw. In beauty and sultriness, Maweezy Cosplay stuns like Giu Hellsing. Maweezy Cosplay’s versatility and creativity are akin to Hendo Art. Despite all of these things, if it wasn’t for #29daysofblackcosplay, I might not have ever found out about this young Filipina. I think that her Battle Sally, inspired by “The Nightmare Before Christmas” shows creativity in concept, and skillful execution in detail. Maweezy Cosplay’s Gundam Harley Quinn has all of the charms of her Battle Sally, while also showing that she is adept at prop and armour crafting. Maweezy Cosplay’s Queen Gloppy takes both cosplays further by also showing her gift for recreating appropriate textures and lusters; you swear that you can not only eat the costume, but her huge chocolate zanbato. Lastly, I cannot forget to mention her Bowser cosplay. Although it is unique, it still possesses a curious sense of familiarity to it, until you realise that it actually incorporates the basic Saiyan armour design from the Dragon Ball series (although this was completely by chance and strictly artistic license). Yes, not only is it a gender bent gijinka, but it is a mashup, too!
This is the official Facebook page for Sami Bess. When I look at Sami Bess’s work, I can’t help but think that she is another Jessica Nigri in the making. Where Jessica Nigri started perfecting her craft with sexy cloth based reproductions, gijinkas, gender benders, and alternative version cosplays, Sami Bess started faster, actually making armour and prop pieces 2 years into her costuming, at the latest. Sami Bess has some very sexy cosplays, but they are also skillful and ambitious, not relying on being skimpy or simple. Sami Bess’s Castanic from Tera is a great example of this aesthetic. I would love to see Sami Bess to attempt something big, because I think that she would make it a walking spectacle. I’ll have to bide my time and see.
This is the official Facebook page for Sev Cosplay. Sev Cosplay is a DC transplant from the Soviet Union. (In the 80’s that would have been considered a drastic and suspicious change of locale! Sev Cosplay would have probably had his house bugged and put under surveillance! (LOL) Like another cosplayer by the name of Spideyfit, Sev Cosplay is dedicated to fitness and nutrition. I’m not into body shaming. A person should cosplay who they want to and have a good time regardless of what they look like, but a person that does go that extra mile to have a body like the character he/she is cosplaying does look that much more like that character. So Sev Cosplay has a great body, but how is his cosplay? Sev Cosplay is an awesome cosplayer and a great costumer. My personal favourites of his are his Barbarian from Diablo 3, Gamagori, from Kill la Kill, and his Kamehameha Master Roshi (Dragon Ball series). I also love that Sev Cosplay has some great silly cosplays like his Chosen One from “Kung Pow!,” and his famous, possibly infamous Magicarp gijinka.
Jutsu Cosplay is a costumer and cosplayer from “Down Under.” As the name suggests, Jutsu Cosplay likes to cosplay as fighting characters from video games. Jutsu Cosplay is in excellent shape and takes pictures in poses that the average cosplayer can’t. Jutsu Cosplay’s Christie Montiero cosplay is not only spot on, but acrobatic; her shoot for it has to be seen to be believed. Other very notable fighting game cosplays that she has made with spectacular photo shoots include her Juri Han, from Street Fighter Ultra, and Laura Matsuda, from Street Fighter V. Jutsu Cosplay also cosplays other characters, but they too are powerful females. Jutsu Cosplay seems to primarily work with cloth, but does make her own props and constructs. Jutsu Cosplay also does her own hair and makeup.
There are times in your life when words simply fail you. You are both hit with an affliction of description in which you do not know how to start and you cannot figure out if you’ve said enough. This is how I feel about Sunday Cosplay. Sunday Cosplay has a girly side, but a frat boy’s sense of humour. Sunday Cosplay is perhaps most known for his Space Marine variants from Warhammer: one of which is Hello Kittty, the other Pikachu. With that being said, let me now say that the Sunday Cosplay is a master costumer. As far as his costuming style, Sunday Cosplay is a prolific armourer. All humour aside, Sunday Cosplay’s Space Marine variants are masterpieces, and one only has to see his Red Hood and Magneto masks to further understand his expertise in armour crafting. ‘Want to really be impressed, take a look at his Samus Aran variant. Its texture, luster, and quality are premium Hollywood quality. Sunday Cosplay’s Samus Aran also shows his skill with LED/costume housing and integration. Sunday Cosplay shows that madness is not the only quality that can pair with genius, but perhaps a little playful humour as well.
Kuja Oniisan’s style, skill set, and skill level reminds me a lot of Shadow Cosplay’s. However, being a man, Kuja Oniisan is free to cosplay in far more revealing manners. Kuja Oniisan is an excellent cloth and leather costumer, and seems to prefer cosplaying in those materials, but is also very proficient at armour and prop crafting. Kuja Oniisan does all of his own makeup and wig styling. Kuja Oniisan writes, dances, and models. Kuja Oniisan stage and voice acts. Kuja Oniisan also enjoys photography. Kuja Oniisan uses all of these talents to create a remarkable presence and some breathtaking photo shoots, and as unbelievable as it may sound, Kuja Oniisan has a strict no effect altering policy. Kuja Oniisan encourages cosplayers to achieve their desired effects with physical means, like crafting, lighting, and makeup effects.
This is the official Facebook page for Kadu=Out Cosplay. Kadu=Out Cosplay is what I call a tech armourer, because many of his cosplays features armour and/or props sporting the look of advanced technology by design and/or LED displays and and special effects. Even though Kadu=Out Cosplay does a lot of tech pieces, he also does some great mystical and magical cosplays with the help on his LED effects, as well. My favourite examples of both types of cosplays that Kadu=Out Cosplay has done are his famous Project Lucien from League of Legends and his Dark Magician from Yu-Gi-Oh! I think that if I could request anything of Kadu=Out Cosplay, it would be to see how he does on a whole full-body suit of armour, not Iron Man that has been overdone into the ground, but a mech, like from the Robotech/Macross series, or an Eva unit. I also think that Kadu=Out Cosplay would do a SUPERB job at a Kill la Kill gender bender, and I don’t mean that as a joke. I think that Kadu=Out Cosplay would find a creative way to translate the sexiness of fully released Kamui for a man. *crosses fingers*
FD Studio is owned and operated by the cosplay team of Fenix Fatalist and Vergil Sparda Cosplay. FD Studio makes costumes, props, and styles wigs. As cosplayers, they do their own hair and makeup, and wear the costumes that they make. I could be wrong, but I think that Fenix Fatalist is more of the face of FD Studio. Fenix Fatalist’s cosplays display expertly tailored period dresses, corsets, spandex suits, armour, inhuman prosthetics, and props. Fenix Fatalist has some remarkable photo shoots, expertly taken and masterfully edited. Some of them are even done underwater or have anti-gravity effects. As for Fenix Fatlaist’s cosplays, they are ALL excellent. I think she might have the best and sexiest Bloodrayne, with the cleanest suit inthe business. Vergil Sparda Cosplay is a self-proclaimed “beginning cosplayer,” but is the CFO of FD Studio, so imagine him as more behind the scenes. Vergil Sparda’ Cosplay’s work that grabbed me was his Genos, “The Demon Cyborg,” from One Punch-Man. His hair and makeup were excellent, and his armour had LEDs incorporated into the arms and hands. Vergil Sparda Cosplay’s body of work is not as large as diverse as Fenix Faust, but some of it is comparable. Not only does FD Studio sell items, but they do commission work, as well.
Demorafairy Cosplay is an extraordinary costumer from the UK who does more than conventional cosplay. It has been my experience that most cosplayers pick a type of cosplay and stick to it, 70% or more of the time. Demorafairy Cosplay does a lot of what most people think of when they think of cosplay. For instance Demorafairy Cosplay has many great cosplays from League of Legends, including a beautifully done Popstar Kayle and Headhunter Caitlyn, but what makes Demorafairy Cosplay truly unique is that she also creates brilliant steampunk, Victorian, Gothique, and West Asian styled cosplays. Steampunk by nature mixes and fuses genres, like “Steampunk X-Men,” or “Steampunk Star Trek,” so it should come to no surprise that she has some impressive steampunks like her Steampunk Pirate and Steampunk Masquerade. However, Demorafairy Cosplay also uses that spirit in some of her cosplays, like Chandelure, which is a Gothique/Victorian gijinka from Pokemon, and her Espeon, a West Asian styled gijinka, also from Pokemon. I don’t think that she has ever made it to The States, but I hope she does visit, because I think that it would be a great meeting of minds and styles.
SakuraFlame is a French costumer and cosplayer that specialises in armour and weapons. SakuraFlame is what I call a fantasy armourer, meaning she makes the armour that you find in a fantasy movie or game. SakuraFlame makes both melee fantasy armour and magical armour, and the appropriate weapons for both. SakuraFlame is a master at her craft. SakuraFlame’s detail is resolute and reproductions hauntingly accurate. I think the first cosplay that I saw of SakuraFlames’ in which I could have a true understanding of her talent and skill was that of her Maltheal, from Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. She truly looks like the Angel of Death walking, and you would not know that an extremely lovely young lady was underneath. Its costumers like SakuraFlame that make Hollywood look like they are sitting on their hands. SakuraFlame is one of the masters who does what production companies do with inflated budges, but on a cosplayer’s income. In fact, SakuraFlame probably does BETTER than some.
This is the official website of Dalin Cosplay. Dalin Cosplay is a costumer and cosplayer from Mexico who works with many different types of material. Dalin Cosplay does not really craft armour or props, but has a keen talent for tailoring. Dalin Cosplay’s costumes are always masterfully fitted to her. Dalin Cosplay also has a great eye for fabric; all of her costumes have a great looking texture and luster for whatever cosplay she is performing. There are a lot of cosplayers with Dalin Cosplay’s attention to cosplay detail, and more still on her level of costuming, but I think that a great part of Dalin Cosplay’s charm is that she is like a girl that has not lost the sense of magic from “dress up.” A lot of cosplayers’ presentation ranges anywhere from people out having fun to professionally trained models and actors. Dalin Cosplay is like a little girl that is in her Sunday Best having fun in front of a camera. All of that, combined with her natural beauty make her a great cosplayer.
When I first encountered The Lucid Tear, I thought that she was just a character cosplayer that made a sweet Samus Aran Metroid suit, and that’s all she did. As remarkable a feat in costuming The Lucid Tear’s Samus Aran’s cosplay is, it is but one facet to an amazing individual. The Lucid Tear is one of a growing number of cosplayers in a fraternity of fitness and health. Besides having what could be the best Samus Aran cospaly in the business, she has several awesome variations of Princess Zelda, including Sheik, and equally accurate versions of Cammy White, including a spot-on classic Super Street Fighter II Cammy, body physique included. The Lucid Tear is also a lifelong hand sketch artist with amazing skill. The Lucid Tear is apparently focusing on photography at Paramjit Nahar Photography.
This is the official website for Kinpatsu Cosplay, a South African student of Fine Arts. Kinpatsu Cosplay is what I have come to call a form fitting armourer. Most of Kinpatsu Cosplay’s armour are mystical fantasy and melee in nature, because those are the two of the main types of character she tends to copslay as, and those characters are usually from video games. Kinpatsu Cosplay has also made some armour accent pieces of tech, as well as tech and other types of props. Kinpatsu Cosplay is a great character cosplayer. I suppose that most, if not all cosplayers are “character cosplayers,” but Kinpatsu Cosplay also has a great talent for detail and expression. You can see both of those talents in Kinpatsu Cosplay’s Marceline (Adventure Time) and Jinx (League of Legends) cosplays. Something that is also notable is that Kinpatsu Cosplay is talented with her gijinkas. While Kinpatsu Cosplay’s Umbreon (Pokemon) is elegant and majestic, my favourite is her Cubone (Pokemon). Kinpatsu Cosplay’s Cubone seems to capture what it is to be an orphaned feral Pokemon, and the work she did on the skull helmet, alone, was enough for me to fall in love with.
This is the official website for Hushy Plushy. Hushy Plushy is one of those cosplayers of myriad talents that could have been placed in multiple categories in Cool Links. Like most talented cosplayers, Hushy Plushy is a costumer that does most of his own costumes. Hushy Plushy also does all of his armour and prop crafting. As a costumer and prop maker, Hushy Plushy does great work, but I think that Hushy Plushy’s greatest talents as a cosplayer are some that are not truly material. Hushy Plushy does all of his makeup and makeup effects. Hushy Plushy also does his own styling, including wigs, and his skills are masterful. Hushy Plushy is already a very naturally beautiful man, but his makeup and styling skills make him into a living and breathing vision of beauty and perfect replication. Hushy Plushy also acts out his characters, giving him excellent character presence. Hushy Plushy is also a photographer, as well as a web and graphic designer. In fact, his website is very impressively done with a blog, tips, tutorials, catalogues, and archives of some of Hushy Plushy’s techniques, interests, and cosplays, all available in over 100 languages! Hushy Plushy has also done promoting and cosplay judging as a natural evolutionary extension of his skills, talents, and crafts.
This is the official Facebook page for Emma Rubini. Emma Rubini is quickly becoming well-known for her Tank Girl cosplay which literally looks like she walked right out of the comic book. Emma Rubini’s rise in popularity is very well deserved, and her style of cosplay is not a copy of a style but a perfection that Emma Rubini has been evolving for years. Emma Rubini’s cosplays have always paid tremendous attention to mimicking not only the textures of her characters and their clothing, but also the perceived medium that we see them in. In other words, cosplays like her famous Tank Girl not only look like the character, but it also mimics the art style of the penciler, and the look of a character on a comic book page. This style is unarguably apparent with the creation of Emma Rubini’s own unique style of special effects makeup that she developed for her Borderlands characters, taking the cell-shaded makeup effect way farther than most cosplayers that just put heavily defined makeup on their faces and cleavage lines. What also rigidly defines Emma Rubini’s tyle is her great attention to medium style and palette, like Kay Pike, and great attention to dramatic and scary special effects makeup, like Donttouchmymilk Cosplay. Emma Rubini is also adept in crafting in her cosplay and makeup style.
This is the official homepage of Kei SScene Cosplay, a costumer and cosplayer from Spain. Kei SScene Cosplay finds a lot of her inspiration for her cosplays from video games and anime. Kei SScene Cosplay is very well-rounded in her abilities as a costumer and prop maker. Kei SScene Cosplay’s cosplays are all extremely feminine and alluring, as are the characters that she is drawn to as subjects. Kei SScene Cosplay’s costumes show adept tailoring and dress making with various materials. Kei SScene is very talented with what I call ornamental armouring, where the costume is not armour based, but is accented by armour pieces such as shoulder pads, gauntlets, boots, headgear, et cetera. Kei SScene Cosplay also likes to bejewel her costumes, and accent them with creature effects appendages like ears, horns, and wings.
This is the official Facebook public figure page for Takeru & Soubi, a cosplaying duo from Russia. Takeru & Soubi have many pages on many media that display their flair and talent for cosplay. Takeru & Soubi are the subject of many picture and video shoots, and are perhaps the most well-known and respected yaoi cosplay duo in the business. Takeru & Soubi’s makeup, hair, and wig-styling are top notch, as well as their costuming. Takeru & Soubi’s abilities easily rival that of Danish copslayer, Yuichi Cosplay, but add the finesse that can only be achieved by having a partner to double that effect. Takeru & Soubi are but two of quite a few extremely talented Russian cosplayer like Jannet Incosplay, and another duo known as R & R Art Group (Ryoko-Demon and Rei-Doll). As mentioned before, Takeru & Soubi are the subjects of many photographs and videos, and are naturals as performers. I would not be surprised to learn that become something like what I see Mick Ignis becoming, here. In the meanwhile, Takeru & Soubi continue to help remind the world of the talent in cosplay that Russia has fostered.
This is the official Facebook public figure page for Dannai De Leon, a talented Mexican costumer and cosplayer with the heart of a otaku, and the presence of a model. One could easily be tempted to compare Dannai De Leon to her fellow cosplayer, and countryman, Dalin Cosplay. Dannai De Leon has often been known to perform the same types of cosplays. In fact, they have cosplayed as many of the same characters. Dannai De Leon also seems to prefer lots of sexy characters, like Dalin Cosplay. However, Dannai De Leon is not as limited to tailor-made costumes, and also enjoys armour crafting, and not just armour accented pieces, but full armoured builds. Aside from costuming, Dannai De Leon is extremely alluring and an excellent model, also like Dalin Cosplay, but in her own way. I’m beginning to see the different aesthetics in cosplaying that Mexico has, and Dannai De Leon is a very worthy ambassador of it.
This is the official Facebook page for Shappi, an extremely talented costumer and cosplayer from Poland. Like so many talented cosplayers, Shappi has won many awards, but a few notable claims to fame for Shappi are that she is the EuroCosplay representative for 2010 and 2011 on behalf of Poland, the solo winner for the European Cosplay Gathering in 2013, and the Cosplay World Masters Winner for 2014. By her quality of work, I consider Shappi a master armour crafter. From the magnitude of accents to full-on suits, and range of styles of fantasy, medieval, and tech, Shappi is as talented as she is versatile. Shappi crafts her own props and weapons, as well. Shappi is very well versed in seaming, tailoring, and working with the coarser materials like latex and leather. Shappi also does as much of her makeup, hair, and wig-styling as possible because she loves the entire creative process of costuming and cosplaying. Also, if you are a fan of her work, like I am, but you feel you are lacking her ability and raw talent…like I am, but you still want award-winning quality costumes and/or props for your cosplay, then you are in luck, because she also does commission work.
This is the official Facebook artist page for Shoko and Jerome Cosplay. Shoko and Jerome Cosplay are an award-winning costuming and cosplaying duo from France. Between them both, they have over 50 awards for costuming and cosplaying, and are still counting! Like so many talented costumers and cosplayers, Shoko and Jerome Cosplay do their own hair, makeup, and wig-styling. Shoko and Jerome Cosplay do a lot of great armour work, and choose to do fantasy and medieval styles, but their style is so clean, I think they would have no problem doing tech styles, as well. Not only do they craft excellent accenting and full body armour, but they do HEAVY armour pieces as well. Their armour looks so good, it looks bodily-saving authentic! Shoko and Jerome Cosplay craft their own weapons that tend to be VERY large! Shoko and Jerome Cosplay have constructed fur-based cosplays like Rocket Raccoon. One thing that I thought was special about Shoko and Jerome Cosplay was that they perform for spectators and on video to display their cosplays.