Leading 30 in Cosplay Idol North American Album A (12 May 2011)

The cosplayers in the Otaku House Cosplay Idol North American Album (A) are some of our earliest contestants, and they’ve been in the heat of the battle for more than a month now.

So here I am, taking a look at how they’re doing, and giving you a quick update on who’s leading in this album (by the number of votes)! This is one of my favorite albums in this contest, and I just can’t wait to see which one of these awesome North American cosplayers will eventually make it to the finals which will be held in September 2011!

The below are the current Top 30 out of 200 as of today 12 May 2011. So if your favorite cosplayer is not here, or if you want to bump up the votes of one of them here, vote for them here. Remember, only the Top 5 in this album will make it to the Finals! It’s still a while more to July when the qualifiers end, so anything can happen to the number of votes from now till then!

If you’d like to join the contest, click here for more information. Don’t worry, you’ll be in another album, so you won’t be pitting yourself against these awesome contestants below until you reach the Finals -winks-

The current 30 leading contestants are ranked below is descending order.

And now….COUNT DOWN! 🙂

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30. Becky Jachmann as Queen Frostine from “Candyland”

Country : USA
My comments : What a dress! This is every little girl’s dream come true!

Candyland Cosplay - Queen Frostine

29. Shin Kioku as Mukuro Rokudo from “Katekyo Hitman Reborn!”

Country : USA
My comments : He’s cute isn’t he.

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Cosplay - Mukuro Rokudo

28. Melanie Saunders as Winry Rockbell from “Full Metal Alchemist”

Country : USA, Birmingham
My comments : A simple cosplay that shows off what Winry Rockbell is all about.

Full Metal Alchemist Cosplay - Winry Rockbell

27. Chris Attia as Kurosaki Ichigo from “Bleach”

Country : USA, Virginia
My comments : No abs, but the dark foreboding atmosphere evoked by Chris is similarly jaw dropping.

Bleach Cosplay - Kurosaki Ichigo Vizard Final Form

26. Rachel Fenner as Azure Flame Kite from .hack//G.U.

Country : USA, Pennsylvania
My comments : I like the details on this one.

.hack//G.U. cosplay - Azure Flame Kite

25. Brittney Angel Drake as Halibel from “Bleach”

Country : USA, California
My comments : Theodore has the perfect man-body. Brittney has the perfect woman-body. Her choice of portraying Halibel in her resurrection form perfectly shows off her body, which is to die for.

Bleach Cosplay - Halibel

24. Tarisa Walker as Sally Jupiter from “The Watchmen”

Country : USA, Florida
My comments : I’m not familiar with the series so I can’t say much, but Fire Lily sure got the ‘old world glam’ right.

The Watchmen Cosplay - Sally Jupiter

23. April Buyer as American McGee’s Alice

Country : USA, California
My comments : I’m not familiar with American McGee’s Alice, but having known Alice to the wide-eyed girl hurled into a fantasy land all my life, this Dark Alice is so refreshing. I think April portrays the twisted Alice very well!

American McGee's Alice Cosplay

22. Scott Coen as Kisame Hoshigaki From “Naruto”

Country : USA, Moorpark
My comments : I’m an Itachi fangirl and always thought of Kisame as Itachi’s sidekick. But Scott proves Kisame can be the main man too!

Naruto Cosplay - Hoshigaki Kisame

21. Hannah-Marie Hatter as Uzumaki Naruto (Sexy no Jutsu ver.) from “Naruto”

Country : USA, Alabama
My comments : My favorite part of this cosplay is that cheeky sunshine smile on Hannah-Marie’s face. It speaks clearly of the mischief Naruto just did in this jutsu form.

Naruto Cosplay - Uzumaki Naruto Sexy no Jutsu form

20. Emily Putscher as Link from “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess”

Country : USA, Delaware
My comments : Emily makes for a very ethereal looking Link. I dig her chain mail.

The Legend of Zelda Cosplay - Link

19. Caitlin Beards as Hellequin from “Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood”

Country : USA, New Jersey
My comments : Both the costume and the photo is a finework of art.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Cosplay - Hellequin

18. Dria Umbra as Jenova from “Final Fantasy 7”

Country : USA, Tennessee
My comments : Isn’t this just simply kick-ass. I had my breath taken away when I first saw this picture. Dria must have spent so much effort on this one.

Final Fantasy VII Cosplay - Jenova

17. Brian Lambariello as Tidus from “Final Fantasy X”

Country : USA, New Jersey
My comments : I am impressed Brian managed to find a backdrop that looks like it’s right out of Final Fantasy X. I would have much preferred to look at Tidus’ face though.

Final Fantasy X Cosplay - Tidus

16. Andrea Diamante as Lulu from “Final Fantasy X”

Country : USA, Tennesse
My comments : Oh man, check out those buckles!

Final Fantasy Cosplay - Lulu

15. Tamara Stevens as Ryuk from “Death Note”

Country : USA, Harrisburg
My comments : The mask and the wings are so awesome! You want to feed him apples.

Death Note Cosplay - Ryuk

14. Ashley Dessi as Rydia of the Mist from “Final Fantasy IV”

Country : USA, Virginia
My comments : Ashley should use this photo for some environmentalist movement to be their mascot girl!

Final Fantasy IV Cosplay - Rydia of the Mist

13. Andrea Zampella as Midna from “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess”

Country : USA, Florida
My comments : So there are 3 Legend of Zelda cosplayers who are currently leading. Midna is a very popular character to cosplay as, and Andrea makes for a beautiful Midna.

The Legend of Zelda Cosplay - Midna

12. Danielle LaFleur as Elementalist from “Granado Espada”

Country : USA, Pennsylvania
My comments : An amazingly detailed costume. Danielle looks absolutely gorgeous in this.

Granado Espada Cosplay - Elementalist

11. Vanessa Escalambre as Aqua from “Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

Country : USA, Las Vegas
My comments : Aqua never looked so hot.

Kingdom Hearts Cosplay - Aqua

10. Nicolle Wisch as Mew Mew Ichigo from “Tokyo Mew Mew”

Country : USA, Los Angeles
My comments : One word : Sweet.

Tokyo Mew Mew Cosplay - Ichigo Mew Mew

9. Kaitlyn Abdou as Deep Dive Riku from “Kingdom Hearts II

Country : USA
My comments : This is simply right out of the game.

Kingdom Hearts II Cosplay - Deep Dive Riku

8. Colleen McCone as Asuka Langley Sohryu from “Neon Genesis Evangelion”

Country : USA, Delaware
My comments : Her defiant expression does it for me. Colleen is perfect as Asuka.

Neon Genesis Evangelion Cosplay - Asuka Langley

7. Brittany Velvarde as Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck from “Bleach”

Country : USA, California
My comments : Brittany portrays a sultry Nel. Her first picture which she submitted with her little sister as baby Nel was to die for. But it was replaced as this was a solo contest. You can still check it out at our Misc folder on our facebook page if you’re interested.

Bleach Cosplay - Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck

6. Jenny Higgins as Cammy from “Street Fighter

Country : USA
My comments : Wonderful shot of Cammy right in the middle of action! Jenny is one of the best Cammy cosplayers I’ve come across yet.

Street Fighter Cosplay - Cammy

5. Lada Bordewick as Alexiel from “Angel Sanctuary”

Country : USA, Montana
My comments : An angel descends. I’m not familiar with this series but Lada looks amazing and this costume looks amazing and the photo is amazing. So what’s not to like?

Angel Sanctuary Cosplay - Alexiel

4. Bronte Mckinney as Tira from “Soul Calibur”

Country : Canada, Vancouver
My comments : Another one of my faves. That hoop is something else. What is there not to like in this costume? The details are amazing from head to toe and Bronte looks amazing.

Soul Calibur Cosplay - Tira

3. Jason Yun as Raiden from “Metal Gear Solid Rising”

Country : USA
My comments : An amazing photo that looks right out of the game. Though I would have preferred the digital editing to be toned down slightly.

Metal Gear Solid Rising Cosplay - Raiden

2. Jessica Jaynes as Link from “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess”

Country : USA, Tenesse
My comments : The first Link to join Cosplay Idol, and remains as one of the top favorite Links in the contest. This looks almost like a live-action movie poster of The Legend of Zelda.

The Legend of Zelda Cosplay - Link

1. Theodore Linardos as Kurosaki Ichigo from “Bleach”

Country : USA, California
My comments : I couldn’t help but giggle girlishly non stop when I first saw this photo. I even drooled a little. But only a little. The comments under his photo show that I was not the only one. There are fan girls seriously ready to rape him. True to his nickname, Theodore brings us a ‘Living Ichigo’.

Bleach Cosplay - Kurosaki Ichigo Vizard Form

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