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The A, B, C's of Cosplay




From Antropomorphic to Zebra (or Invader Zim!), the A, B, C's of Cosplay is a 26 week 'workshop' to bring to you, in all its costumed and creative glory, some of the most spectacular and colorful work in the Cosplay gallery. Complete with a section on tutorials, and a small history on obscure words or anime used, this week I bring to you...
The letters G, H and I!




Cosplay, short for costume play, is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character, or idea. Characters are often drawn from popular fiction in Japan, but recent trends have included American cartoons and science fiction.

Favorite sources include manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies, as well as anthropomorphic manifestations.

Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered around role play. A broader use of the term cosplay applies to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.

Informational text cited from Wikipedia.org.




G is for Ganondorf!

Ganon, anglicized Gannon in early Japanese materials, and also known in his humanoid form as Ganondorf, is a fictional character who is the primary antagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.




Legend of Zelda - Ganondorf by Trollforce Fanime 2011 - Ganondorf by Cosphotos Ganondorf - Wind Waker by negativedreamer




G is for Ghost in the Shell!

Ghost in the Shell, (literally "Mobile Armored Riot Police") is a media franchise based on the Japanese seinen manga series written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.  




GHOST IN THE SHELL Motoko by an09 Ghost In The Shell by RiyoMitsukiModeling GHOST IN THE SHELL Motoko by an09




H is for Hetalia!

Hetalia: Axis Powers is a Japanese webcomic, later adapted as a manga and an anime series, by Hidekazu Himaruya. The series presents an allegorical trivialisation of political and historic events, particularly of the World War II era, in which the various countries are represented by stereotyped anthropomorphic characters.




Axis Powers Hetalia - Prussia by NanjoKoji Hetalia:A snowball fight by azuooooo Hetalia - this is war by NanjoKoji




H is for Hellsing!

Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It first premiered in Young King Ours in 1997 and ended in September 2008. Hellsing is named after and centered around the Holy Order of Protestant Knights, originally led by Abraham Van Helsing. The mission of Hellsing is to search and destroy those that threaten the safety of the Queen and Country from the undead and other supernatural forces of evil.




Alucard Hellsing Cosplay by Yukilefay Hellsing: When Master is Away by Maxieyi Hellsing photo shoot by Scream01




I is for Inuyasha!

InuYasha, also known as InuYasha, a Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and concluded on June 18, 2008.




Sesshoumaru and InuYasha by Yukilefay Inuyasha::Farewell by chuongtu Inuyasha: Sango by neni-chan




I is for Idolmster!

The Idolmaster (officially romanized as THE iDOLMster) is an arcade and console raising simulation game released exclusively in Japan by Namco (now Namco Bandai Games) on July 26, 2005. It was released on the Xbox 360 on January 25, 2007. The game follows the career of a producer who works for the fictional 765 Production studio and has to work with a group of prospective pop idols. An anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures began airing on July 7, 2011.




Go my way by Barbie-Yuan Cast a spell by Hoshinoarashi Idols by MelfinaCosplay




If you come across anything in the Cosplay gallery that you think would fit the upcoming alphabet, please feel free to suggest to me for future articles!

Next week: J, K and L!

My thanks go to HyruleIke, slephoto, Shirei-Shou, MelfinaCosplay, Foayasha, and yunamoogle for their fantastic word suggestions this week




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From Antropomorphic to Zebra (or Invader Zim!), the A, B, C's of Cosplay is a 26 week 'workshop' to bring to you, in all its costumed and creative glory, some of the most spectacular and colorful work in the Cosplay gallery. Complete with a section on tutorials, and a small history on obscure words or anime used, this week I bring to you...
The letters G, H and I!
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for featuring my iDOLM@STER group shot! :D This is a lot of fun, I'm looking forward to seeing what you use for the rest of the alphabet.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D!
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Hoshinoarashi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for the feature!! :D
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HyruleIke Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
J: Jill Valentine (Resident Evil), Japan (Hetalia), Jack Frost, Jiraiya (Naruto), Juggernaut, Jean Grey (X-Men), James Bond, Jigglypuff, Joey Wheeler (Yugioh), Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Carribbean), Jimmy Neutron, Jack skellington, James (Pokemon, team rocket), Jesse (Pokemon, Team rocket).

K: Kaichou wa-maid sama, Kakashi (Naruto), Kiba (Naruto), K-ON, Kamichama Karin, Kyo (fruits basket), Kuroshitsuji, Knuckles (Sonic), Kirby, Keiji Maeda (Samurai Warriors).

L: Legend of Zelda (<3), Link, Loveless, Lucky Star, Luigi, Light Yagamine (Death Note), Leonardo (Fire Emblem), Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), Lucario.
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured Here!
Enjoy!
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StarDustShadow Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What an awesome idea *A* Looking forward to seeing all of these!
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DeathWrathAngel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
K for Kamui Shirou (X)!

I love Inuyasha! Great choice!
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RiyoMitsukiModeling Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Thank you so very much for adding me to this ^^
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Neitzarr Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
K for Kingdom Hearts. Also. Woo. So much prettiness.
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yunamoogle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for taking my suggestions! :D
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Kukiikun Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
K is for kuroshitsuji :/
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Yukilefay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for including my Sessoumaru (InuYasha) and Hellsing cosplays! I'm really glad!
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slephoto Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Woo Hoo!
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thebakasaru Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
DAT GITS COSPLAY *_*
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*_*!
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