[Rankings OHCI 2012] Top 25 Cosplay in Asia Pacific Album B – August 2012
10: Gladys Gay Ayuste as Guardian/Defender from Shaiya
Comments: Simply breathtaking as the eyes alone depict a defender. I actually thought you look like Angelina Jolie through that eye expression alone! I also love how your armor shines. The metal looks as if its forged
9: JiaEn Michaelis as Kagamine Rin from Vocaloid
Comments: From the other versions of Rin, we go to the original image of this bubbly Kagamine twin! Simple but definitely a Rin-must. Hope you do this in another background 😀
8: Louie Ando as Gundam RX-93 NU from Gundam
Comments: Its like seeing the Gundam monument back in Nippon! The detail is excellent, plus since this is mostly one of the old models from the 70s Gundam series, its a rare cosplay you cant help but love
Tied to 6-7 Lawliet as Tender Shall from Dream of Doll
Comments: Another old face in the competition but this Singaporean cosplayer takes in a very rare cosplay as she does one of the faces of Dream of Doll for her entry. I actually want to buy this doll but the prices are straight off! What I like about this photo is that it gives you the original DoD concept which is a bit goth but it still tells you a story. Shall is one of my favorites from the series ^^
Kyn as Rin Kagamine from Vocaloid
Comments: Nice steampunk props you got there! It really embellishes the series’ version. Location wise, while I find the location truly familiar, it would look good if you had walking people too and then you’re the one in focus (like the TWEWY scenes in Shibuya) ^^ Hope to see more from your Rin cosplays in the future
5: Cagalli Yula Zala as Julchen Beilschmidt (Female Prussia) from Nyotalia
Comments: This photo would have fit for a portrait of Prussia which you would see if you visit those royal portrait galleries in the Louvre. She looks like a dignified warrior, not afraid to show her scars from battle.
4: Momo Umehasu as Hana from Gate 7
Comments: Like her name implies, as beautiful and graceful as a flower blossoming in spring. I fell in love not only with the costume and set up, but I love the photo entirely because you are seeing a full-fledged Yamato Nadeshiko enticing you to come to her.
3: Edward Amparado as Shion Kaito from Vocaloid: Madness Duke of Venomania
Comments: The first thing I like with this photo is the background, especially the white parts since it gives you emphasis of wings or mist as if the light is giving him spotlight. I also like the expression because it gives you those somewhat freakish feeling when someone hands you something scary… in this case, someone’s hair…
2: Stein Vivero as Sesshoumaru from Inuyasha
Comments: Inuyasha’s Niisan and the Dog Demon enters the fray with his seemingly unusual photo. While I have to admit this is one of the epic cosplays I have seen for this character, would have been nice to see good old Sesshoumaru facing the camera. Nonetheless, this photo makes me think Sesshoumaru-sama does not want to let his fangirls get his photo. Nice facial expression as well.
1: Vincent L. Estapon as Cloud Strife from Kingdom Hearts
Comments: Leading the second block from the Asia Pacific group is one of the iconic faces of the FF series. Looking at this makes me thing this is like a mix of Cloud’s KH1 costume, Vincent’s claws and Cloud’s pose for Crisis Core. I would like to see this cosplayer do this cosplay with the cloak because that would totally boost this photo. Excellent job!
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