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  • CosBlog # 62: Guardian Force Siren By Etaru

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    Final Fantasy VIII summon Siren is a franchise favorite of mine, so I was ecstatic to see such a fantastic interpretation of the guardian brought to life. Don’t let the simple design fool you though, Cosplayer Etaru took on an engineering job when designing Siren’s elegant headdress. Despite the difficulty, she passed with flying colors – and feathers.

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  • CosBlog # 61: Rising Raiden By PhDPepper

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    This week’s costume required one cosplayer to get seriously crafty with craft foam. PhDPepper’s work takes armor fabrication to another level, with impressive attention to detail and obvious patience in the painting department.

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  • CosBlog #60: Commander Shepard By Zonbi

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    The fact that every Shepard is unique to his or her creator gives a bit of flexibility when it comes to cosplay and special ownership over the final result.

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  • CosBlog #59: Seung Mina By Konoe

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    Cosplayer Konoe is a fan of fighting games, and you can tell by the caliber of her work on Seung Mina’s SCIII costume (pun intended).

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  • CosBlog #58: Circe By Kiwi5frog

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    Cosplayer Tracy (Kiwi5Frog) braved the cold to shoot her tribute to DCUO’s Circe, preparing the costume in less than a week to make an upcoming deadline.

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  • CosBlog #57: Rikku By QuarticMay

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    Cosplayer Rebecca (QuarticMay) proves that cosplay doesn’t always have to be a pricey endeavor if you are crafty enough.

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  • CosBlog #56: Team Rocket By R&R

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    While the costumes are simple enough, Team Rocket’s wild hairstyles make them somewhat difficult characters to pull off. Not for Russian cosplayers R&R, though, who took the time to style each wig to perfection.

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  • CosBlog #55: Princess Lenna Tycoon By Chiki Fischer

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    Yoshitaka Amano’s art isn’t only stunning, but offers cosplayers a unique interpretation of the character design they’ve come to know and love. Cosplayer Chiki Fischer exploited this freedom to great success.

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  • CosBlog #54: Zevran Arainai By Love Squad

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    Veteran Cosplayer Elena (Love Squad) has dozens of impressive costumes under her belt, including this tribute to Dragon Age Origins’ Zevran.

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  • CosBlog #53: Bonnie MacFarlane By Claire Hummel

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    Bonnie MacFarlane made our list of The 30 Characters who Defined a Decade, and for good reason. Cosplayer and concept artist Claire Hummel obviously felt an affinity for the character, too, putting much effort into successfully recreating Bonnie’s western getup.

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  • CosBlog #52: Dragoon Shana By Nina Gyaboo

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    The Legend of Dragoon is a favorite of mine, drawing me immediately to this stunning recreation of Shana’s armored form.

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  • CosBlog #51: Skull Kid By Phasers

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    Cosplayer Phasers does a phenomenal job of living up to Skull Kid’s character design in authenticity and craftsmanship.

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