About the same time last year, I started a series here at Living+Dreaming where I share with you artists and their artworks which I find creative, beautiful and inspiring—definitely deserving of even more love for their wonderful talents and creations. This series was slotted to run for 52 weeks every Sunday.
During the last quarter of last year however, the weekly posting schedule became too tight at the time plus towards the year all the pictures of my posts were eaten away by malware. But that was last year. This time, I’ve decided to pick up where I left off… and follow through with the original plan. Despite the setback, I will do my best to move forward with this art feature project of mine while reconstructing the earlier posts of this series. I hope you will again look forward to these art inspiration posts. All posts under this series project will be tagged “Art Inspiration Feature”. ♥
My 17th post! To those who got their fingertips on the cosplay pulse, this very creative and versatile artist needs no introduction. Kaname Shiroboshi, who is widely known in his online name “Kaname☆”, is a very accomplished, respected, and well-known Japanese cosplayer.
His cosplay of Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy 7 was his debut character (I think) in the world of cosplay that catapulted him to his well-deserved place in the otaku community. And if you are a fan of Cloud Strife like I am, you can see in his cosplay pictures that the resemblance is awesomely otherworldly! Cloud Strife in the flesh! As with the other characters he choses to portray, his attention to details and how he takes on their persona transports the characters from their fictional worlds into the real world… even if just for a few moments or as long as Kaname dons the costume and gets into character. :>
Kaname☆: Cloud Strife – Final Fantasy VII
Kaname☆: Kaito – Vocaloids
Kaname☆: Kaito – Black Rock Shooter
Kaname☆: Rokudo Mukuro – Katekyou Hitman Reborn
Kaname☆: Sanji – One Piece
Kaname☆: Ryuzaki – The Royal Servant Butler Cafe
Kaname☆: Gauche Suede – Letter Bee
Kaname☆: Lavi – D.Gray-man
Kaname☆: Kurosaki Ichigo – Bleach
Kaname☆: Portgas D. Ace – One Piece
Kaname☆: Alto Saotome – Macross Frontier
Follow Kaname’s cosplay, event, and even life update through his blog (where you can find information on his photo books and how to buy them), twitter, niconi community page, cosp.jp account, and his recognized fan-made Facebook Page, Kaname Cosplayer. Photo Sources for this post: DannyChoo, Kaname-Lovers, and Kaname Cosplayer.
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