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Cosplay Feature: High Inquisitor Sally Whitemane (World of Warcraft)
I picked this one out specifically to thank you guys for the support. I started this blog in September of 2011, and I am shocked at the outcome so far. I appreciate the messages and feedback I get from everyone so much. Now with a little over 200 followers and almost 10,000 visitors to my website, I wanted to let you know a little bit about myself before I introduce our cosplayer.
Video games have been a huge part of my life, even from when I was just a baby. Before I could even speak a word, I had an original GameBoy slammed into my head. No game had a bigger affect on my life than World of Warcraft. I poured thousands and thousands of hours into this game. Pretty soon it began to take over my life. When I got out of high school, I even dated a beautiful girl that played it with me.. and she was even better than I was!
I have moved on, and no longer spend massive amounts of time in these wonderfully made games. I still remember running my Alliance toons from Southshore to the Scarlet Monastery for a chance to get some gear for my level 30’s way, way back in the day. This series of dungeons will always have a special place in my heart.
High Inquisitor Sally Whitemane is a boss fought at the end of your adventure through the Scarlet Monastery, along side High Commander Mograine. Miyo is a cosplayer from South Korea, and portrays Whitemane flawlessly. Miyo has been a cosplayer for over 12 years and has done hundreds of characters. Her experience shows with her tone and attention to detail.
Cosplay Feature: Juliet Starling (Lollipop Chainsaw)
Lollipop Chainsaw is one of those over the top, provocative video games we’ve all come to love. It’s hard not appreciate a girl kicking ass, while still keeping her hair and makeup in perfect order. I’ll be sure check out this hack-and-slash when it comes out April 24th.
If you’re familiar with cosplay, then most likely you’re familiar with Jessica Nigri. She’s only been around the cosplay scene for a couple of years, but the size of her fan base is staggering. Her first cosplay was in 2009, at the San Diego Comic Con. Jessica is always finding new ways to promote herself and she’s doing very well at that. Currently, she’s in the final round for IGN’s Search for Juliet contest. The winner will be announced March 2nd.
Cosplay Feature: Demon Hunter (Diablo III)
I’m looking forward to the release of Diablo III, and have been for quite some time. Blizzard has been getting some hate lately, but I still think they deserve a ton of credit. I find it remarkable that Blizzard can keep pushing out amazing stuff time and time again, whether it’s a full-blown game or an expansion.
Tamara is a talented 3D character artist who loves cosplay. She’s from Saint Petersburg, Russia, but currently lives with her husband in Irvine, California. Tamara’s online handle is FirstKeeper. Free up some time and roam around her art galleries, you will not be disappointed.
Cosplay Feature: Witch (Left 4 Dead)
The original Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 were both a blast. Don’t try and play it alone with AI allies or you’ll blow your brains out. If you can get some of your closest friends to hop in a game with you, it will be some of the most fun you’ve ever had. There’s no current announced plans for a Left 4 Dead 3, but fans are still very hopeful that Valve will eventually release it.
Julia Kasu is a 20 year old cosplayer from Russia. She loves video games, especially the Elder Scrolls series and other RPGs. Julia has a number of very high quality cosplays, and typically goes by the name Kasuzame Yuu. She also loves frogs.
Cosplay Feature: Grand Master Satele Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
I’ve been playing a little bit of Star Wars TOR lately. A few of my friends are further along than myself, but I am still amazed at how great the story is from the get go. It really makes you feel as if your character is a major part of the Star Wars lore, and I get sucked into it so easily.
Shanao, also known as Nebulaluben, has so many great cosplays under her belt. She lives with her boyfriend in Spain, who shares the same love for cosplay. She has been featured on Kotaku several times, and in magazines as well. There’s no denying that Shanao looks fantastic as Satele Shan!
Anime Monday: Miyamoto Rei (Highschool of the Dead)
Highschool of the Dead is a(n) manga/anime that takes place within a mass zombie apocalypse. To be entirely honest, I’m not big into manga. I did, however, just start watching the anime show on Hulu. It’s pretty graphic, and there’s quite a bit of sexual content in it (I don’t think as much as Gantz). A fairly good show, though.
Chloe, also known as Sushi Monster, is a cosplayer from Orange County, CA. In this cosplay she is Miyamoto Rei. Chloe has a fairly wide variety of cosplays; from TV shows, to video games, to manga, she does it all. And if you live in the Orange County area, she is a hairdresser as well! So you can read manga while she makes you look like Sailor Moon (or Tuxedo Mask for the guys).
Cosplay Feature: Issac Clarke (Dead Space 2)
If someone told you this was Kevin’s first cosplay, would you believe it? Well… it is. Kevin Thong is a French cosplayer living in Paris, France. He designed Isaac Clarke’s suit with his father and their friend. A funny thing I would like to note, is that they actually used some gardening tools to create the suit. That’s one of the coolest things about cosplay: you can use whatever materials you want to make it work. And believe me, it worked. After debuting his suit at the Japan Expo, EA called Kevin for an interview.
As far as Dead Space 3 goes, it is currently being planned out. Dead Space 2 came out at the beginning of this year, so I don’t expect to see much about the third installment until later next year. If it’s anything like the first or second, I will undoubtedly get it.
Cosplay Feature: Morrigan (Dragon Age)
I think I’m in love with all things Bioware. Everything they make is gold. I’ve posted several cosplays from games by Bioware.. AND YET I still don’t know which one I like the most. They’re all amazing! Let me know what you think in the comments.
This cosplay of Morrigan, from Dragon Age Origins, is done by Kirana. Kirana is a cosplayer from Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, and she’s a big PC gamer. She’s on DeviantArt and Cosplay.com.
Cosplay Feature: Catherine (Catherine)
Catherine was a very interesting game. Jumping up giant staircases with sheep, being chased by a demon, while in my boxers is pretty close to my real life. I would like to find some sort of statistic for how many people got each ending.
This cosplay of Catherine is portrayed by Omi Gibson. She lives in Japan. Omi has been doing cosplays for quite a while, and is always posting new ones.