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June 2014 Couple Cosplay Contest – Dozens of Cash Coupon Prizes Awaiting

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10 cosplayers joined our Attack on Titan Cosplay Contest last month and each of them got a prize. If you missed the contest last time, don’t be sad, here comes your chance! The theme this time is Couple Cosplay, join now with your friends~!

Read on for more details

 

Rules:

1. Time for the Contest

June 5th – June 30th (Pacific Standard Time )

 

2. Winners and Prizes

Winners:

Those who have the most “Facebook Likes” will win the contest.

Prizes:

First Prize: $50 cash coupon for each cosplayer

Second Prize: $20 cash coupon for each cosplayer

Third Prize: $10 cash coupon for each cosplayer

Each contestant after the third with more than 20 likes will get a $5 cash coupon.

Note: Cash Coupon can be used as equivalent cash when purchasing in our store.

 

3. How to Participate

All you need to do is post on your Facebook with at least one photo(more is prefered) of your couple cosplay. The text must contains Miccostumes.com  Couple Cosplay Contest  http://www.miccostumes.com/blog/?p=10281 and the names of the characters plus its anime name, reply to our Facebook post with your info.

See the picture below as an example:

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4. About the qualification

At least one photo is required. The photo(s) must be two characters from the same anime (Only one? No! More than two? No! From different anime? No!)

A character and his/her genderbend together is acceptable.

Two characters without love/friend/rival relationship (ie. irrelevant characters) are not acceptable.

The photo(s) should be clear enough to see which characters you are cosplaying.

Please note that only one post is valid, we’ll not add up the likes if your post is more than one.

Miccostumes has the final say whether you’re qualified.

 

5. Results

We’ll count the likes on your post on July 1st and announce the winners on our blog, the prizes will be rewarded right after.

 

Below are the contestants (updating everyday):

Himeko Cosplay Himeko Cosplay

Hina K. Crownguard Hina K. Crownguard

Sango Madelynn Attaway Sango Madelynn Attaway

Feldon Feldon

Tater Tot Cosplay Tater Tot Cosplay

Lanie Storiz Lanie Storiz

Cristina Isabel Regis Cristina Isabel Regis

The Cosplay Fox The Cosplay Fox

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Crystal

2014 June New Cosplay Costumes Pre-Announcement

Getting new products launched has always been an excitement to me.

Next week the following costumes will be for sale:

 

1.Anime: Noragami Cosplay

夜斗

Yato

 

一歧日和

Hiyori Iki

 

雪音

Yukine

 

野良

Nora

 

2.Anime:Rosario + Vampire Cosplay

赤夜萌香

Moka Akashiya

 

白雪霙3

Mizore Shirayuki

 

3.Anime: DATE A LIVE Cosplay

时崎狂三

Kurumi Tokisaki

 

四糸乃

Yoshino

 

4.Anime: Log Horizon Cosplay

城惠

Shiroe

 

晓

Akatsuki

 

5.Anime: The Irregular in Magic High School Cosplay

The Irregular in Magic High School

Tatsuya Shiba    Miyuki Shiba

 

6.Game: Dramatical Murder Cosplay

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(I’m so sorry this is 2 months late than previously planned)

 

7. Game Kantai Collection Cosplay

Amatsukaze

Amatsukaze

 

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Crystal

DIY Tutorial for Matoi Ryuko’s Cosplay Chest Plate from Kill la Kill

Matoi Ryuko

The Matoi Ryuko cosplay costume we offered includes the chest protector but it is made of PU leather. If you want it to be more firm like a real chest plate, read this blog and learn to make one by yourself.

Key point: Curve shapes can be easily made by using polythene board, you can also use fiberboard instead.

Material: polythene board(thickness 2mm and 5mm), artificial leather(brown and dark brown), newspaper, nylon belt, snap button(2 set), belt buckle(1), gum tape, sign pen, cutter, G10 glue, glue.

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01. Cut the newspaper
Put the newspaper on your chest, draw around the bulge with a sign pen. Cut it around the line you drew. Cut it to make the newspaper flat.

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02. Cut the polythene board
Cut two polythene boards (2mm and 5mm each) into the same shape as the newspaper. Stick them together. Draw the cross-shaped pattern on the 2mm side, and then cut the pattern out of the 2mm board only.

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03. Stick the artificial leather
Apply G10 glue on the 2mm side, stick the brown leather onto it, press when it comes to the cross-shaped pattern, cut dark brown leather into the the same cross-shaped pattern and then stick it with glue.

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04. Connect the nylon belt
One belt around the chest, the other one go across the shoulder from the front to the back, use the snap buttons to fix the belt and add the belt buckle. (Note: Measure your self to check the length of the belt)

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We’re done~!

 

PS: This article is translated from COSMODE magazine.

http://cosmode.infor.co.jp/

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Crystal

Winner of Attack on Titan Cosplay Contest May 2014 Anouncement

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Dear Attack on Titan cosplayers, thank you all for joining in our contest!

 

Here are the winners:

No.1 Yuki Natsu Hime  225 likes

No.2 Taylor Brown  113 likes

No.3 けい お  85 likes

No.4 Yuuhi Takahiro  61 likes

No.5 Miyuki Kurame Williams and Linda Carmona  both 35 likes

No.6 Aki Pop  21 likes

No.7 Sami Miko  19 likes

No.8 Adele ‘Sasu’ Pearson  13 likes

No.9 Marika Echizen 2 likes

 

Congratulations!

 

Prizes:

First Prize: any costume from our Attack on Titan costume catalog

(or $80 cash coupon)

Second Prize: any wig from our Attack on Titan wig catalog

(or $25 cash coupon)

Third Prize: $10 cash coupon.

The other contestants will get a $5 cash coupon.

Note: Cash Coupon can be used as equivalent cash when purchasing in our store.

 

Please contact us to get your prize ASAP!

You can contact us on Facebook, or via online chat, or send an email to sales@miccostumes.com

 

 

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Crystal

DIY Tutorial for Hoozuki Sama’s Spiked Club Cosplay Prop

To cosplay as Hoozuki Sama, the spiked bat in his hand is a highlight.

It is difficult to make the whole bat shape, so it would be easier to start with a similar thing. I suggest you buy a plastic bat.

Material: vinyl bat, fibreboard(thickness 2mm and 5mm), office paper, newspaper,  artificial leather(brown and black), plastic capsule(half), cone foam board(20), plastic goldfish scooping net, string(purple), double side tape, gum tape, G10 glue, glue, cutter, scissors.

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01. Make the main body
Use the plastic bat as a base, wrap a 5mm fibreboard(same size as the plastic capsule) with G10 glue at the front end of the bat. In order to make it bigger and bigger from the tail to the front, the middle and the tail end of the bat also need to be wrapped with fibreboard.

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Fill the interspace with newspaper and wrap the whole bat with office paper, and use gum tape to fix. Then apply G10 glue on the office paper and stick on 5mm fibreboard.

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In order to make it stick firmly, you can also apply G10 on the fibreboard and wait till it is dry. Cut 5 holes in a line in four directions on the front end of the bat, remove the extra parts.

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02. Make spikes
Use cone foam board to make the spikes. Please note you can not use G10 glue here. You need to wrap the spikes with double side tape and then black artificial leather on the top. Make 20 spikes in such way. (Note: the diameter should be the same as the hole we cat before)

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03. Make the loop part at the tail end
Cut two pieces of 3mm fibreboard about the same size as the plastic goldfish scooping net, put the net in between the boards and then stick them together. Wrap it with black artificial leather, insert it into the tail end of the bat and fix with glue.

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04. Roll up the artificial leather
Apply G10 glue to the upper part of the bat and the black artificial leather, wrap the leather around the bat. Press slightly when comes to the holes. Do the same with the bottom part but using brown artificial leather. (Note: The width of the artificial leather is about 5cm)

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05. Stick the spikes
Cut the leather above the holes and flatten, then stick the spikes we made earlier into the holes.

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Tie the purple string to the loop at the tail end. And we’re done!

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It is light so that you can wield it.

 

PS: This article is translated from COSMODE magazine.

http://cosmode.infor.co.jp/

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Crystal

Top 5 Unlucky Anime Characters

Do you feel unlucky sometimes? Read this blog and you’ll find your bad luck is nothing compared to these Anime characters’. They are just like living in bad luck and may even face the danger of losing their lives. Well, maybe some people enjoy that feeling. (ドM? haha)

No.1 Nobita Nobi from Doraemon

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The name Nobita is a household name as well as Doraemon. Nobita’s shortcomings are obvious, lazy, cowardly, clumsy and forgetful. He’s often being bullied. He would talk big while irritated but then he could only turn to Doraemon. Doraemon helps Nobita every time with inventions, however, he would screw it up in the end. According to the statistics, Nobita was beaten by Takeshi Gouta 1173 times, scolded 320 times by the teacher and 927 times by his mother, bitten by a dog 123 times, and fell into a ditch 140 times… Who can live a life like that?

 

No.2 Kogorou Mouri(Richard Moore) from Detective Conan

Kogorou Mouri
Have you heard of “Sleeping Kogoro”? It is the name of a famous detective. But in fact almost all the cases are solved by Shinichi(Conan). I guess there must be hundreds of pinholes in the back of his neck, since Conan always shoots him there with his Stun-Gun Wristwatch to narcotize him. Kogoro is seriously a drunkard. He also likes to play with women. Whenever people praises him for being a great detective, he often laughs and acts all snobby. Seems that he doesn’t deserve our pity.

 

No.3 Team Rocket from Pokemon

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Team Rocket is cute and charming among so many villains in Anime. Jessie, James, and Meowth are generally considered failures, as they almost are never successful in their schemes and are incompetent. They mainly focused their attention on Ash in hopes of stealing his Pikachu. However they always fail and are always defeated hundreds of times with their blasting off into the sky. All that I can say is “no zuo no die”.

 

No.4 Touma Kamijou from Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

Touma Kamijou
Touma is the type that acts before he thinks. He can never just sit around upon seeing someone in a pinch and will go to great lengths to protect or help the person. This he does at great risk to himself, which typically results in him being hospitalized for several days after each confrontation. “Unlucky” is Touma’s pet phrase. It seems that he’s been unlucky after birth. He’s been through countless physical and mental injuries. But some people do envy his good luck with girls.

 

No.5 Kon from Bleach

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A perverted guy being preoccupied by sex much of the time ends up in a stuffed toy’s body? I’d say that’s called bad luck, especially being dressed up as a girl many times. Kon was one of the last Mod-Souls ever created for Project Spearhead but the project was shut down soon. Well, he’s not so unlucky, at least he got escaped from being terminated, and now he can take advantage of his stuffed animal body to get girls to hug him to their chests.

They’re unlucky, but thanks to their bad luck which bring us more laugh.

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Crystal

Hetalia x Nyotalia Pairing — Special Couple Cosplay of Genderbend

Nyotalia refers to the genderbent versions of the Axis Powers Hetalia (APH) characters.
It has become common to depict characters as the opposite gender in either fanart or fanfiction, which is also very popular among cosplayers.
Isn’t that a great cosplay idea? You can cosplay as someone who is both male and female. And you can also do hetalia cosplay with two of them together.

Nyotalia

If you want to know the names and personalities of both male and female characters from APH or looking for pictures of them, you may find this article useful.

Check to see which pair is your favorite. (Please note that there may be several names called by fandom for genderbent characters.)

 

Germany: Ludwig vs Monica/Louise

 

GermanyChibi  monica

Male: A tall, muscular man, with sleek blond hair and blue eyes. He is a tough, too-serious, and efficient man
Female: She does not wear her hair slicked back. She is reserved, serious like her male counterpart, and has large breasts. She’s tall and gives off a cool feeling.

 

North Italy: Feliciano Vargas vs Alice/Felicia

 

Italy Alice

Male: He has short brown hair and brown eyes, with a curl on the left side of his head, which acts as his erogenous zone when stroked or pulled. He is an energetic and friendly yet clumsy young man
Female: She has her hair tied back into a ponytail, and has a wild curl of hair dangling down at the side of her head. Her eyes are depicted in a more amber color than her male counterpart’s. Her hair is also curlier and a lighter shade of brown. She is a rather emotional, strong-willed, and cheerful big sister-type.

 

Japan: Honda Kiku vs Honda Sakura

 

Japan_Chibi  Sakura

Male: He is a short, slim man with black hair, dark brown eyes. A shy, quiet, and hard-working man.
Female: A short girl with a bob hairstyle, and has shine to her eyes unlike her male counterpart (her eyes are also more amber in color). She seems to always have a shy expression, befitting of one with a Yamato personality.

 

America: Alfred F. Jones vs Emily/Amelia

 

AmericaChibi  Emily

Male: He has short blond hair with an ahoge, representing Nantucket, sticking up and blue eyes. He is a cheerful, energetic, yet somewhat conceited young man who is obsessed with heroes, justice, and freedom.
Female: She has blue eyes and wavy, amber-colored hair that comes to her shoulders, with two star-shaped barrettes holding her bangs out of her face.

 

France: Francis Bonnefoy vs Francoise/Francine

 

FranceChibi  Francoise

Male: He has shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes, and has a slight amount of facial hair. He often seems infatuated with most of the nations and is very affectionate.
Female: She is an elegantly-dressed woman with her hair tied back into a french knot, usually held back by a crown or something similar. Her hair is dark brown (or alternatively a dirty blonde) and her eyes are violet. A snobby woman, and she is much more argumentative than her male counterpart.

 

England: Arthur Kirkland vs Rosa

 

EnglandChibi  Rosa

Male: He has messy, short blond hair and green eyes. He is cynical, sharp-tongued, prone to rough speech and yearns for the golden years.
Female: She no longer has the signature thick eyebrows, and wears her hair in long pigtails that are either slightly curled or completely straight. She is trying to behave elegantly, but being quite punk.

 

China: Wang Yao vs Wang Chun-Yan

ChinaChibi  wangchunyan
Male: He has dark hair tied back into a ponytail. He happens to be extremely superstitious, but not at all religious.
Female: She has her deep auburn hair tied up in a set of buns. She is a type of girl whose emotions cannot be read easily, but is most often depicted with a very similar personality as her male counterpart.
Russia: Anya Braginskaya vs Anya Braginskaya

Russia_Chibi Anya

Male: The tallest guy. He has a round, childish face with a more prominent nose. His hair is a light beige-blond, and his eyes are violet (purple). A large young man who is seemingly bighearted and innocent, but is in reality childishly cruel often coming off as villainous to those who fear him.
Female: A modestly-dressed woman with long beige-blonde hair. her personality is akin to a wearied mother figure who is emotionally unstable rather than childishly cruel.

 

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Vote: Who’s your favorite Nyotalia character?

Vote: What is your favourite Nyotalia pairing?

Taglist: Axis Powers Hetalia Blog featuring works that have Hetalia characters with the Nyotalia counterparts

 

 

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New Cosplay Weapons Arrivals May 2014

Miccostumes.com restarted the cosplay weapon category in April, sales are really hot , and customers asked us to add some more classic anime cosplay weapons, so in May, Hellsing , Puella Magi Madoka Magica , Sailor Moon Cosplay Weapons , Soul Eater Cosplay Weapons,Vampire Knights Cosplay Weapons and even Bleach Cosplay Weapons have been added in our shop category.

Because all of our cosplay weapons and sowrds are made by EVA and other soft and safe materials,therefore, all of them can being able to allow to be brought into any anime Cons.(Other normal cosplay weapons especial swords are made by Steel or Iron,which has a certain destruction, so they are prohibited from being brought into any anime and game Cons.)。

All of our cosplay weapons are not ready to shippping, the processing time is aroud  7 to 10 days, and because of the shape and size, it will be only shipped via economy shipping way, which will take about 10-15 days.

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Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki Cosplay Sword New Zangetsu

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Hellsing Alucard Cosplay Combat Pistols Jackal

 

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Mami Tomoe Cosplay Gun

 

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Sailor Moon Saturn Tomoe Hotaru Cosplay Death Scythe

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Soul Eater Maka Albarn Cosplay Scythe

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Vampire Knights Yuki Cosplay Artemis Wand

 

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Crystal

Zentai Suit is King — Special Anime Battle Suit Appreciation (Japanese Anime Heros Part 2)

Here we continue to appreciate the Anime zentai cosplay suits. (Click here to read Part 1 about the American comic heroes wearing zentai )

Part 2  Battle suits in Japanese Anime

Unlike American heroes, in the world of Japanese battle suits, to be thin is essential. It seems that it is a competition of slimness rather than power.

1. Lancer from Fate series

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What do CuChulainn from Fate/Stay night and Diarmuid Ua Duibhne from Fate/Zero have in common? Spear? Of course, that’s why they’re called lancer. But I was gonna say zentai suit. Their perfect sculptural muscle are covered with zentai, they are wielding their spears in the night as their hair flying. Their charm is in harmony with the darkness, so to speak, the zentai suit accounts for half of their fascination.

 

2. EVA pilots from Neon Genesis Evangelion

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“How can we sell the figurines if the battle suits are ugly!” Based on such a principle, the battle suits in EVA is a feast to the eyes. But for cosplayers it is more of a challenge since it emphasizes the body curve. White zentai suit represents Rei Ayanami’s cool, silent and emotionally-stunted personality; red zentai suit shows how outgoing and passionate Asuka is; pink zentai suit increases Makinami’s feminity while her glasses indicates intellectuality. The zentai suits speak for each person and bring out their characteristics. No wonder EVA figurines of battle suits are always selling good.

 

3. Gundam pilots from MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM

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The story follows the lives of four Gundam pilots: Lockon Stratus, Setsuna F Seiei, Alleulujah Haptism and Tieria Erde. Their battle suits are of the same design except the color. Lockon wears army green which stands for calm and dignified, and he is gentle and considerate; Setsuna is blue which is free spirited; Alleulujah’s thick orange shows how he grows out of his painful past; Tieria’s zentai suit is mystic and fascinating purple, just like his charming appearance and mysterious origin. To some extent, the characters and their emotions are fitted into the zentai suits with different color.

 

4. Vegeta from Dragon Ball

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Vegeta is the prince of the fallen Saiyan race and arch-rival to Goku. No matter what armor Vegeta wears, underneath it is always a zentai suit. Regal, egotistical and full of pride, Vegeta was all the while striving to become the universe’s most powerful warrior, specifically with the mission to defeat and surpass Goku in power.

 

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Crystal

Awaken Your Sins – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Homunculus Cosplay

Homunculus refers to the mythological concept of an artificially created human, presumably brought into existence by certain means of alchemy. In Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (FAB) they’re the villain and they’re named for the seven deadly sins. Get to know them and choose the character you would like to cosplay.

Homunculus

 

#1 Pride

I suppose Pride is the strongest Homunculus. His attack is useful in battle as long as it’s in darkness. Pride’s personality is just like his sin, he believes all humans are beneath him, not even worthy of his time or attention,. He views humans as slaves and he’s extremely arrogant when he fights. I guess I’m not the only one hates his attitude. He quickly resorts to petty taunts and insults against opponents he finds beneath him. His figure is a boy so I guess it is more suitable for little guys to cosplay.

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#2 Lust
Lust is named “The Ultimate Spear”, for she can extend her fingertips into long, flexible, thin blades sharp enough to cut through just about anything with ease. But I think her greatest weapon is her intelligence, she easily and effectively plays the role of a manipulator within the Homunculus ranks. Lust does not appear to be lascivious herself, but functions rather as an object of lust for others. So definitely this is the choice of sexy cosplayers.

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#3 Greed

Greed is called the “The Ultimate Shield” because he can rearrange the carbon in his body to make his skin as hard as diamond, thus making himself almost impossible to injure by normal means. And he is also good at fight. True to his sin, he is a very avaricious character, who likes living in luxury, surrounded by powerful minions and beautiful women. Wow, isn’t that a life all men dream of? Handsome cosplayers, don’t you want to be him?

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#4 Envy
Envy has a unique ability of shape-shifting, well, of course that’s nothing to be surprised if it is in a science-fiction movie, but in FAB he’s the only one able to do so. Is it because he envies others and wants to become them? At least he envies Maes Hughes, a happy guy in FAB, so he killed him. And I guess he envies the peaceful world so he is responsible for starting a war. His ability is overshadowed by his cockiness and bad temper. Are you a flexible guy and maybe sometimes annoying? Then cosplay as Envy.

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#5 Sloth
He is a Homunculus of the largest size. He digged a gigantic transmutation circle beneath Amestris. Just as his sin implies, Sloth always wants to rest and finish his job so he can stop working. Sloth fights with his fists, just like Armstrong. And he can even rock into a steel with his bare hands. I don’t know much more about him because he doesn’t talk much. This is what a strong man of few words should cosplay.

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#6 Gluttony
This Homunculus uncontrollably tries to eat whatever crosses his path and he even asks this question to the people he is fighting at that moment. Really faithful to his sin, huh? Despite his hunger-fueled moments of frenzy, Gluttony is very childlike and is surprisingly kindly. He seems to share a close bond with his older sibling Lust whom he, prior to her death, was frequently partnered with. So a big belly is necessary and better cosplay him together with Lust.

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#7 Wrath
Wrath is a human-based Homunculus. He is the secret identity of King Bradley, Führer of Amestris. I think he was born a leader. Despite the violent nature of the sin he embodies, Wrath is actually one of the calmer of the Homunculi and rarely bickers with them, but when he is angered he unleashes his sin’s full power. He has remarkably high strength, speed, and agility. If you’re looking for someone with masculine feature to cosplay, Wrath is the one.

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