This was the mini-shoot I was talking about in my last entry. I cosplayed Kusaribe Hakaze from Zetsuen no Tempest, one of my favorite animes in 2012. Hakaze, however, was one of my least favorite characters in the series. I’ve always loved Aika better. But seeing as how cosplaying Hakaze would suit the location best (over any other anime characters I am familiar with), I decided to push through cosplaying her.
Kusaribe Hakaze is considered the princess and leader of the Kusaribe clan. Tasked to protect the Tree of Genesis with all her magic powers, she was betrayed by her aide, Samon, who wishes to destroy the tree of life. Samon left Hakaze in a deserted island where she has nothing to fuel her magic with. There, she uses what’s left of her magic to make contact with people who can rescue her.
Hakaze remained unexposed to love and romantic feelings until she met Yoshino. After she was rescued, she developed feelings for him, and found herself wanting to hug and be with Yoshino all the time. Unfortunately, Yoshino still had feelings for his dead girlfriend whom he never got to mourn for. It was unrequited love for Hakaze, but she loved Yoshino just the same.
May I add: if you’re a fan of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, you’ll enjoy watching this series. Zetsuen no Tempest is practically built around the play.
Kusaribe Hakaze from Zetsuen no Tempest Cosplay by HANA
Photos by Patty Bellido and Mark Lester Gatchalian
Makeup & Styling by Hana Abello
Post Processing by Patty Bellido and Hana Abello
Big thanks to the BDT Gang for all the awesome help
I hope you liked this set! Aside from the cosplay, we really wanted to show how beautiful the pristine waters of Burot Beach is through this shoot. Watch out for more cosplay sets soon~-HANA