A Review about Ninjas

Dan, thanks for submitting us this article :D!

It seems cool that 2 of the biggest Shonen properties involve Ninjas and Pirates. Today we will review one of them – NINJAS! If you have not heard of Naruto, then sit back because we will introduce you to this great series. If you have heard, well, still stick around as it will be entertaining for you anyway.

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I will start off noting that this is not your ‘normal’ ninja series. Naruto is an orange haired boy (what is up with orange hair and lead characters, ref: Bleach) who has the unlucky pleasure of having a demon sealed in his body. Not just any demon, but the Nine-Tailed Fox that almost destroyed his village. To add tragedy to this, both his parents died during that fight to protect the Leaf Village. Poor kid has no parents and is feared / hated by the majority villagers for what is inside him. You would think this would destroy him, but as you will see, this is the foundation of who and what he will become.

Though this series does revolve around Naruto and the Nine-Tailed Fox, we are introduced to other characters that he interacts with. Because of this, there is an extreme amount of character introductions in the beginning which can get confusing. As the series progress however, they dwindle and are re-introduced from time to time. One character, Sasuke, will be his ‘nemesis’ during the series as they have a love/hate relationship. This boils over to a full blown rivalry and battle between the two to see who the best is. You also get introduced to several different Villages, the people who live there and the differences each possesses.

They use normal ninja weapons, but can also use their chakra and hand signs as well. Chakra is your spirit energy that we all posses and they use it to manifest powers for battle. They can also use this for healing as well which you will see later. The wide range of styles (Jutsu, Genjutsu, Taijutsu and Kekkei Genkei) is just stunning and really makes the show. Naruto uses a Shadow Clone Jutsu that is his favorite. I like the Elemental Jutsu’s (Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, Sand and Lightning) as they add some cool flavor to the fighting scenes. Each Village also has its own style which does spice up the battles. I think the best one is the Summoning Jutsu – wish I could call for a larger than life animal buddy to help me in battle.

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As the series develops, so does Naruto. He goes from a troublesome kid, to someone that is actually using his brain and brawn the right way. This is of course, a ‘Coming of Age’ series. Naruto not only develops emotionally, mentally and physically, but we see him conquer is inner demon (literally). He becomes someone that everyone looks up to and admires which is great seeing where he started. No matter the obstacle, Naruto keeps moving forward to ‘Become the next Hokage’, as he always says.

If you don’t read Manga or watch Anime, this should be on your list. If you want merchandise for this series, you will have an immense pick of just about anything you can imagine (video game, toys, trading cards, jewelry, tote bags, plushies, CD’s . . .).

If you have been to a convention, you would of seen someone, if not a group, cosplaying as these characters. They have such a variety of characters that it will be hard to nail down one to do. I don’t cosplay (yet), but would love to do a Father/Son combo. I would cosplay Minato Namikaze, while my son would be Naruto (of course).

Let us know your thoughts on the series. If you want to cosplay, check out Mic Costumes for a great selection of characters from the series. You will get an immediate satisfaction of being transformed into your favorite character.

Next post will be about PIRATES!!

Dan from 2old4anime contributed this article.

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Naruto Cosplay Contest Dec. – Shenae Guzzardi

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Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Shenae Guzzardi
Gender: Female
Nationality: Australian

Social Networks:

Facebook

My names Shenae and im an 18 year old cosplayer from Melbourne, Australia. Im addicted to all things cosplay, and have been cosplaying for 3 years :)

I love making my own costumes and cutting and styling my wigs, its half the fun of cosplaying!

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Shenae’s Naruto Cosplay Performance

1. Character: Sasori

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Description: Cosplay of my favourite Akatsuki member, Sasori. The armour itself is hand sculpted :)

2. Character: Sasuke

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Description: My Sasuke Cosplay

3. Character: Sasuke

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Description: Sasuke cosplay, with sword

4. Character: Sage mode Naruto

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Description: Close up of  Sasuke cosplay :)

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Here’s a simple interview:

Q: Which Naruto costume listed as prizes do you most want?

A: Definitely Gaara!

Q: What’s attractive to you about cosplay?

A: I love putting effort into making something, as well as getting the opportunity to wear it, and have loads of fun with friends :)

Q: Your most memorable moment while cosplay?

A: Pretty sure every moment in cosplay is a memorable one. It’s just so much fun!

Q: Are you often photographed? Since many cosplayer (especially beginners) feel nervous or unnatural while facing the lens, would you like to sharing us some experience or skills here?

A: It’s nothing to be afraid of as long as your in character and have fun with it!

Q: Is there any cosplay plan you are rather interested in yet not able to do it due to some reasons? And what is your next plan?

A: Anything can be done aslong as you put your mind to it. I have far too many ideas to choose just one 😛

Q: Which cons do you want to participate recently? What is your favorite part about going to cons?

A: Love every con I go to! Meeting new people, and hanging out with mates is always the best.

Q: How do your family members think of your cosplay? Do you also feel interested and support you?

A: My family think its pretty cool, I definitely have their support :)

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Naruto Cosplay Contest Dec. – Mel Guzzardi

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Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Mel Guzzardi
Gender: Female
Nationality: Australian

Social Networks:

Facebook

I’m Mel, I’m 18 years old from Australia and I love cosplay. I’ve been cosplaying for 3 years and love to make cosplay and cut and style the wigs for my cosplays. I’ve been into Naruto for far too long and so I’m proud to have finally been able to cosplay my two favorite characters from the anime! :)

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Mel‘s Naruto Cosplay Performance

1. Character: Sage mode Naruto

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Description: My Sage mode Naruto cosplay.

2. Character: Sage mode Naruto

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Description: Full body shot of my Sage mode Naruto cosplay.

3. Character: Deidara

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Description: Here’s a photo of my cosplay of Deidara, of the Akatsuki from Naruto. I’m proud of this cosplay because all the props where made by me, including 2 clay hand-mouths.

4. Character: Sage mode Naruto

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5. Character:  Sage mode Naruto

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Description: Sage mode Naruto close up.

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Here’s a simple interview:

Q: Which Naruto costume listed as prizes do you most want?

A: Gaara! He’s one of my favorite characters :)

Q: What’s attractive to you about cosplay?

A: The fun that comes with making cosplay, and of course finally wearing it after all the hard work, and having good times with friends.

Q: Your most memorable moment while cosplay?

A: I adore every moment in cosplay, but one of the most memorable moments was meeting the voice actor of Orochimaru while in cosplay :)

Q: Are you often photographed? Since many cosplayer (especially beginners) feel nervous or unnatural while facing the lens, would you like to sharing us some experience or skills here?

A: Just pose like how you’re character would pose and that’s all you need to do 😛

Q: Is there any cosplay plan you are rather interested in yet not able to do it due to some reasons? And what is your next plan?

A: In future I’d like bring together another large cosplay group of my friends, alike to our large group that did the entire Akatsuki :)

Q: Which cons do you want to participate recently? What is your favorite part about going to cons?

A: I love all the cons, Supanova, Manifest and Armageddon. My favourite part is dressing up, seeing my friends, and shopping.

Q: How do your family members think of your cosplay? Do you also feel interested and support you?

A: I’ve got the interest and support of my family in terms of cosplay. My mum thinks all my costumes are pretty interesting.

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Naruto Cosplay Contest Dec. – AJ Floyd


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Cosplayer Bio:

Name: AJ Floyd
Gender: Female
Nationality: American/ Californian

Social Networks:

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~ Hi my name is AJ. Ive been cosplaying and going to cons for years now. Im from California and now live in Oklahoma. I thought entering would be fun and wanted to give it shot. Ive Cosplayed characters from Kingdom hearts, Naruto, Bleach, Durarara. I love also making fun Versons of my cosplays like school kid versions, sexy no jutsu versions, holiday versons, and just fun versions.

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AJ Floyd‘s Naruto Cosplay Performance

1. Character: Kyuubi no Kitsune (Sexy no jutsu version)

Description: This is My Kyuubi no Kitsune. I made a more Sexy no jutsu version. This was taken at A-kon 2011. I love the Kyuubi and wanted to give the character a fun look. I hope everyone enjoys! The cosplay was made by me. This is one of my First Cosplays and my personal favorite.

Description: The Kyuubi at being Mischievous. At Anime Fest Dallas 2011.

Description: Kyuubi Sitting Pretty. Don’t let my cute looks fool you, im very powerful.

Description: More of the Sexy Kyuubi. Just a fun Kyuubi.

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Here’s a simple interview:

Q: Which Naruto costume listed as prizes do you most want?

A: ~ The Kakashi cosplay is what im aiming for. Ive always wanted to kakashi. Hes a cool character. I also have a little dog that could be pakkun lol

Q: What’s attractive to you about cosplay?

A: ~I just love it. I love acting and dressing up and anime and roleplaying so putting them together is the best thing!

Q: Your most memorable moment while cosplay?

A: ~I was so nervous at first, but when i realized and got into character I had a blast. For my Kyuubi cosplay, people love counting my tails.

Q: Are you often photographed? Since many cosplayer (especially beginners) feel nervous or unnatural while facing the lens, would you like to sharing us some experience or skills here?

A: ~I can do both sometimes. I try to think of how the character would pose and also how to make me look good.

Q: Is there any cosplay plan you are rather interested in yet not able to do it due to some reasons? And what is your next plan?

A: ~I’d love to make a Kyuubi fursuit but I haven’t figured out how to get that far.

Q: Which cons do you want to participate recently? What is your favorite part about going to cons?

A: ~I just love going to con. Ive been to A-kon in dallas and anime fest dallas, Tokyo in Tulsa, izumicon, and Anime Expo. I just love seeing the many cosplayers and making new friends.

Q: How do your family members think of your cosplay? Do you also feel interested and support you?

A: ~They are supportive and always there to help me look my best. My Sisters help me look awesome with make up, my dad just supports me, my mom helps me buy the things I need and my cousin cosplays with me.

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Naruto Uzumaki Cosplay CostumeNaruto Sasuke Uchiha in Part II Cosplay CostumeNaruto Kakashi Hatake Cosplay CostumeNaruto Uchiha Sasuke Cosplay CostumeNaruto Gaara Cosplay Costume Purple Naruto Hinata Cosplay CostumeNaruto Temari Cosplay CostumeNaruto Shippuden Sakura Haruno Casual Cosplay CostumeNaruto Green Tsunade Cosplay costumeNaruto Shippuden Tenten Cosplay Costume

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Naruto Cosplay Contest Dec. – Suzie Girard

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Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Suzie Girard
Gender: Female
Nationality: Canadian

Social Networks:

Facebook, Twitter, Deviantart

Yo ! ^_^ My name’s Suzie. I’m a cosplayer for 2 years now. I am from Québec (Canada). I’m mostly known for my Kakashi cosplays. Hope you like them ! The pictures below show my Naruto characters cosplays, but I have more from different series and video games. Go check my Facebook or DA (: Comments are very appreciated. My favourite anime is Naruto though and you won’t be surprised to learn that Kakashi is my best-loved character ;). Hope to see you in the next cons !

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Suzie‘s Naruto Cosplay Performance

1. Character: Kakashi jounin

Description: I made everything on this cosplay, including the headband, glove, mask, shoes and of course my vest. I even made my own Icha Icha book. It took me about 3 months just to make my vest to have it the more accurate as possible. I particularly paid attention to the collar and the pockets; these can be opened from the bottom so I can put scrolls inside like in the anime. I try to style my wig so my hair look like spiky but still realistic. I even have my bells hanging on my hips

2. Character: Casual Kakashi

Description: This is my casual Kakashi cosplay. Black and white fit him perfectly !

3. Character: Kurenai Yuhi

Description: Me as Kurenai Yuhi. I took the same vest as Kakashi, but I made her red pants and shirt. I really like Kurenai, she’s a great woman! I really look like her naturally I must say.

4. Character: sexy no jutsu Kakashi

Description: I had to make my own sexy no jutsu Kakashi, so I did it !

5. Character:  Kakashi

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Here’s a simple interview:

Q: Which Naruto costume listed as prizes do you most want?

A: I would like to have Kurenai Yuhi dress. Like I said, I know I look like her a lot naturally and I didn’t have the chance to make her dress yet.

Q: What’s attractive to you about cosplay?

A: For me, it’s a way to let go my creative side and my imagination. I love spending hours and hours making my own cosplays and learn as more as possible my character to be able to act like him/her perfectly. I always said that the appearance is important, but the attitude can change everything. Since I make my cosplays, I like to participate in convention masquerades and skit contests.

Q: Your most memorable moment while cosplay?

A: Humm there are so many ! But..at Animenorth 2011 in Toronto, I was cosplaying Kakashi and we were at a Naruto photoshoot. There was a family there with 3 kids cosplayed as Naruto (3 years old), Sakura (4 years old) and Sasuke (2 years old). We took a team 7 pose together in front of tens of photographers and fans. The funny thing in there was that Sasuke was crying out loud in my arms and didn’t know what to do ! Everybody was laughing and squealing at the same time. I must admit, seeing Kakashi with children is kinda cute ^.^ I have one pic of this on my DA.

Q: Are you often photographed? Since many cosplayer (especially beginners) feel nervous or unnatural while facing the lens, would you like to sharing us some experience or skills here?

A: Yes I am ! Thanks to cosplay to let me know that I was not afraid of cameras! But I must say that in the first times, that could be scary a bit, since you don’t know where these pics can go and who is going to see it! However, if you know well you character and you prepared yourself, especially knowing a couple a good and quick poses that reflects decently your character, you will have self confidence and you’ll be fine. Like anything, cameras/photoshoots are something you must tame. Don’t be too much afraid though, random pics are often the best (: Finally, you can learn with each picture you see of yourself. You can learn what poses fit you the most with your own characteristics, reflect the most your character and you can discover new ones you like. Practicing before a mirror is always a good thing also!

Q: Is there any cosplay plan you are rather interested in yet not able to do it due to some reasons? And what is your next plan?

A: I have a lot plans ! But for now, I concentrate on Vergil from Devil may cry 3 and Yuzuhura from Muramasa. These are for my next conventions. But I also want to make a cosplay of Cinderella plans for next summer.

Q: Which cons do you want to participate recently? What is your favorite part about going to cons?

A: There are some very good cons in Québec (Canada) and in the surrounding. My favourite ones are Otakuthon (Montreal), Animenorth (Toronto) and AnimeBoston (Boston).

I like to hang out with friends during the weekend, especially when they cosplaying in the same series as me. I love taking photoshoots and videos, these are always good memories. Like I said, I often participate in the masquerades so it’s a big part of my conventions. Also, each cons allow me to meet new awesome people who become often quickly good friends.

Q: How do your family members think of your cosplay? Do you also feel interested and support you?

A: My family doesn’t really understand why I’m doing this, especially why am I spending so much money on that. However, they know that makes me happy and this is the important thing. And I very comfortable with the fact that I am different from them, as long as the respect me in this.

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