Final Fantasy XIII: Éclair Farron aka Lightning 02

final fantasy xiii cosplay - eclair / claire farron aka lightning by rainer tachibana

A former Guardian Corps soldier, Lightning wields a gunblade called the Blazefire Saber, which is also known as the Blaze Edge in Japanese. It is a combination of a gun and a sword, one collapsing into the other. Lightning is known to be very agile, and uses acrobatic moves in battle.

Beautiful cosplay by Rainer Tachibana! I think she really captures the character in this photo very well. Thanks to Katrina for suggesting this! Tags: cosplay, cosplayer, holic, role, play, roleplay, costume, anime, manga, game, series, character, photographer, photo, final, fantasy, xiii, eclair, claire, clair, farron, also, known, as, aka, lightning, former, guardian, corps, soldier, wield, gunblade, gun, blade, blazefire, blaze, fire, saber, edge, japanese, combination, sword, one, collapse, other, agile, use, acrobatic, move, battle, beautiful, rainer, tachibana, capture, well, katrina, contribution, suggestion, email, , , XIII, , , ,