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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 M, N and O!




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.




M is for Mario!

It's-a me, Mario!

Mario is a fictional character in the Mario video game franchise by Nintendo, created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Serving as Nintendo's mascot and the titular protagonist of the series, Mario has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation.



Super Mario and Peach - 24 - by Outlanders Invincible Mario by Blackstarlee

Mature Content

Mario is pretty pissed. by janimutikainen





M is for Mudkip!

So..I herd u lyk mudkipz..

Created by Ken Sugimori, Mudkip first appeared in the video games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and subsequent sequels, later appearing in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated and printed adaptations of the franchise.

Known as the Mud Fish Pokémon, Mudkip first appeared in 2003




Team Rocket + Mudkip by evilfuzzle2 SO I HERD U LIEK MEH by Logos1959 Lonely Mudkip by fruba-kyo-lover1




M is for Moogle!

A special addition feature:

Moogles are a recurring race in the Final Fantasy series. The name moogle (or Moguri in Japanese, Spanish and Italian and Mogry in German) is a portmanteau of the Japanese words for mole (mogura) and bat (komori). They first appeared in Final Fantasy III and have appeared in some capacity in every main series game since, with the exception of Final Fantasy IV.




Moogle by Semashke Moogle by RAWRenu Moogle VII by MimiruCosplayDiary




N is for Naruto!

Naruto is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. The plot tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams to become the Hokage, the ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all.




Forgive me...Naruto by Leox90 Naruto AU: Cosplay by dreams-celestial Naruto by lanmeimeia




O is for Obi-Wan Kenobi!

Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. He is one of several primary characters in the Star Wars series. Along with Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader), R2-D2 and C-3PO, he is one of only four characters to appear in all six Star Wars films.




I have a bad feeling about this by ChocolateDecadence You were the One by AraDolls Obi Wan by BaratiePhotography




O is for Officer Jenny!

Officer Jenny is the name by which the police officers who use Pokémon in their duties are referred to. Officer Jenny is not a single entity. Rather, there are many Jennys working as police officers across the various regions of the Pokémon world.




Poke-Ladies by Hopie-chan Coffee Break - Pokemon by Mostflogged STOP RIGHT THERE by xHee-Heex




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: P, Q and R!

My thanks go to HyruleIke, slephoto, and yunamoogle,  for their fantastic word suggestions this week




Previous Installments:

A,B,C | D,E,F | G, H, I | J, K, L |

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 M, N and O!
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:iconsatsuyurami:
satsuyurami Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm pretty sure it's too late for suggest ..... >.<

P :

Poison Ivy : [link], [link]

Psylocke : [link]

Q :

Queen's Blade : [link]

R :

Resident Evil : [link], [link], [link], [link]
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evanesces Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
not sure if its too late to suggest.....

Psylocke
[link]
Pokemon
[link]
Quail Man
[link]
Quilt
[link]
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks lots!
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hullo!
You've been featured in Photography Weekly!
Enjoy :)
:heart:
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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HyruleIke Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
P: Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Pac-man, Professor Charles, Patrick Star, Pandora Hearts, Pikachu, Pichu, Parvati Patil, Pansy Parkinson, Professor Oak, Pokemon, Peter Pan, Poison Ivy, Phoenix Wright (OH please, he's one of my favourite characters! He's also the main character of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney), Pit, Pyramid Head, Princess Jasmine, Psyduck, Pocahontas.

Q: Quicksilver, Qwop, Quasimodo, Queen of Hearts.

R: Robin Hood, Riku, Rikku, Raven (rune factory 3), Roxas, Rogue, Raditz, Resident Evil, R2D2, Rukia Kuchiki, Rock Lee, Rayman, Ron Weasley, Rei Ayanami, Rouge The Bat.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're just about the most amazing thing, ever.
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:iconhyruleike:
HyruleIke Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like my video games and comic books! Nothing more (:
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
=]
You're still full of suggestions for every one! Sometimes I struggle on a letter, but you got them covered. So, therefore...amazing. :heart:
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:iconhyruleike:
HyruleIke Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any time (: Have a great day!
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RAWRenu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Thank you for featuring my Moogle cosplay!
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:iconchocolatedecadence:
ChocolateDecadence Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly for the features <3
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Hika-bunny Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Maybe for Q: the guy Quote from Cave Story~? And Rikku from Final Fantasy X? >w<
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yunamoogle Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay! Thank you for featuring the moogles! >W<

Hmm.. for P you could do Pandora Hearts or Princess Peachie, for R- Rust Blaster or Roxas from Kingdom Hearts, Idk about Q though... ;D;
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alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lmao at the Officer Jenny running after Ash. :lol:

Awesome cosplays all in all. :D
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DeathWrathAngel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oni Wan!!! *A*
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