Fullmetal Alchemist – Where Metal meets the Body

Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist (FMA for short) is a great series and one my wife really enjoys as well. Like all Japanese anime, it has a lesson to be learned. In this one however, it is an extremely hard lesson with some extreme consequences.

Welcome to the world where alchemy is a reality. However there are some things that should not be tried. After the death of their mother, Edward and Alphonse Elric try to bring her back using the art of alchemy. In their attempt however, Ed losses some of his limbs while his brother’s soul is transferred into a armored knight. Thus we learn about the Law of Equivalent Exchange.

Now they are on the search for the exclusive Philosopher’s Stone. A magical red stone that they hope will be able to correct their current situation. In trying to do this, Ed decides to become a State Alchemist. This is an alchemist employed by the State Military of Amestris. In a way, Ed hopes that by joining, he will be able to find more information on the stone for him and his brother.

Along the way they meet many new friends and of course enemies (Homunculi). It seems that there are others trying to manipulate life – for the sake of power. There are many twists to this series that always leave you guessing where it will go. This is one of the draws to this series besides the characters. Just when you think you know who is the good or bad guy, everything flips.

If you are into cosplay and have a group of friends, this is one that you may want to do. You can easily do several characters from this series and be a hit at the conventions.

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Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #5 Diana Garofalo

Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Diana Garofalo/Female/Italy

Social Networks: deviantart.com

Comments from the cosplayer:

I’m Diana, I’m a cosplayer since 2004, and I really love kuroshitsuji!My dad loves this series too, so he cosplayed Tanaka-san XD
The first photo is Joker, I love the circus saga!Photo take at Mang’azur 2012, Toulon, France! Then Madame Red, Torinocomics, Italy and Ciel Indian version, at Stupinigi, a beatiful palace near Torino, italy.
I’m planning to do more kuroshitsuji cosplay!!XD

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This post is submitted by Diana Garofalo, entered in the Black Butler Cosplay Contest hosted by Miccostumes.com.
Winners and Prizes of the Contest:
One winner will be chosen out from every 15 contestants.
  1. First Prize: any costume from our Black Butler costume catalog
  2. Second Prize: any wig from our Black Butler wig catalog
  3. Third Prize: $20 Cash Coupon
  4. Winners after third will all get $15 Cash Coupons

The voting process:

  1. You can vote for the cosplayer by Facebook likes and Google Pluses. Each Facebook like or Google Plus will be counted as one score.
  2. In addition, the organizer Miccostumes.com acts as another judge. We will govern some votes and vote for the top 20 contestants. I.e., the best entry (in our opinion) will get additional 20 scores, the second will get 19, third 18, and so on.
Read this post for more details about the rules and how to join.

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Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #4 Lady Integra

Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Lady Integra/female/Belarus

Social Networks: facebook.com, lady-i-hellsing

Comments from the cosplayer:

Hello, my name is Integra and I’m from Belarus. I did the costume of Doll because she is one of my favourite character from Kuroshitsuji manga ^^ . My friends and me had the action on the anime-festival Higan (Minsk), when we won 2 place. All costumes was made by us.
Then we decided to do the photoset. It was in the Museum of Art (Minsk, Belarus). Great photographer – Anton Timofeev.
I am very happy that I could bring this wonderful character to life ^_^

Video of our defile – Cosband “The III Empire” and “CosMo”. Me as Doll, Oni as Ciel, Dino as Dagger, Lisya as Wendy.

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This post is submitted by Lady Integra, entered in the Black Butler Cosplay Contest hosted by Miccostumes.com.
Winners and Prizes of the Contest:
One winner will be chosen out from every 15 contestants.
  1. First Prize: any costume from our Black Butler costume catalog
  2. Second Prize: any wig from our Black Butler wig catalog
  3. Third Prize: $20 Cash Coupon
  4. Winners after third will all get $15 Cash Coupons

The voting process:

  1. You can vote for the cosplayer by Facebook likes and Google Pluses. Each Facebook like or Google Plus will be counted as one score.
  2. In addition, the organizer Miccostumes.com acts as another judge. We will govern some votes and vote for the top 20 contestants. I.e., the best entry (in our opinion) will get additional 20 scores, the second will get 19, third 18, and so on.
Read this post for more details about the rules and how to join.

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Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #3 Arulithia

Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Arulithia // Gender: female // Nationality: german

Social Networks: deviantart.com or facebook.com

Character: Madame Red

Comments from the cosplayer:

I’m a 27 years old cosplayer from germany and long-time fan of Kuroshitsuji. I started cosplaying as Ciel but somewhen I found this really adorable artwork from Madame Red and Grell Sutcliff. Unfortunately the dress she wears only shows the part from her head until her hip. So I had to come up with ideas for the rest myself. I was pretty scared since I had never sewn such a big dress with a lot of frills and details before and since I wasn’t very skilled with make-up either it was quite a challenge. There were a lot of tears and blood while producing it. I cosplayed her the first time in 2011 at Leipzig Bookfair. I never expected to get a lot of feedback, but in the end a lot of people complimented me for being a good Madame Red. I felt so honored.
I’ve reworn it at AnimagiC later that year and Japantag 2012 where I made the third place, which was quite surprising *-*
Three of the photos where taken by Niklas Liebig, who’s a really talented photographer and the other two are taken by some adorable friends, Choco and Kyalayah. I’m so thankful they took the time for taking pictures.
I somewhen will do the casual version of Madame Red as well because I think her more psychodelic nature can’t be represented in a ballgown that much and it’s a big part of her personality. It’s so sad what happend to her. May she rest in peace.

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This post is submitted by Arulithia, entered in the Black Butler Cosplay Contest hosted by Miccostumes.com.
Winners and Prizes of the Contest:
One winner will be chosen out from every 15 contestants.
  1. First Prize: any costume from our Black Butler costume catalog
  2. Second Prize: any wig from our Black Butler wig catalog
  3. Third Prize: $20 Cash Coupon
  4. Winners after third will all get $15 Cash Coupons

The voting process:

  1. You can vote for the cosplayer by Facebook likes and Google Pluses. Each Facebook like or Google Plus will be counted as one score.
  2. In addition, the organizer Miccostumes.com acts as another judge. We will govern some votes and vote for the top 20 contestants. I.e., the best entry (in our opinion) will get additional 20 scores, the second will get 19, third 18, and so on.
Read this post for more details about the rules and how to join.

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Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #2 LadyEmber101 (Adele)

Cosplayer Bio:

Name: LadyEmber101 (Adele) / Female / English

Social Networks: deviantart.com, youtube.com

Character: Sebastian Michaelis

Comments from the cosplayer:

I was cosplaying Sebastian Michaelis, Wonderland White Rabbit version at London MCM May 2012 on one of the hottest days to be wearing a multi-layered costume (or at least that’s how it felt) But the day was fantastic and everyone in our Wonderland group were amazing <3 The wind enjoyed flopping my ears all over the place ^^;

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This post is submitted by LadyEmber101 (Adele), entered in the Black Butler Cosplay Contest hosted by Miccostumes.com. Read this post for more details about the rules and how to join.

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