Here's some more images. I'm totally posting them while I'm crying over the episode of The Golden Girls where Dorothy gets married and leaves. Yes, all my medication has made me a horrible sap.
Kokoro - Costume 2 (Cherry Blossoms)
Kokoro has really been cementing herself in my heart. She kicked other girls out of my top 5, and is solidly on the podium with Christie and Helena. I'm known for loving villains and evil characters (hence why Christie is my fave....) and angsty characters (why Helena is my second fave....), but sometimes I do just like *nice* characters. Kokoro is just plain nice. And I do love her story with Helena about them being half-sisters. Kokoro is like 'Elegance Jr.' She's not quite as elegant as Helena yet, but she's getting there. I'd love to see Kokoro go to live with Helena, and become total besties with Marie Rose, who is apparently Helena's maid.
Momiji - Costume 1 (Purifying Flame)
Momiji is a character that I'm really kind of ambivalent to. I don't dislike her, and I think she's quite pretty with her amber eyes, but I know like *zero* about her. I haven't played the Ninja Gaiden games that she's been in. I'm VERY behind on my video gaming. When you suffer from depression, all your hobbies fall by the wayside. I'm sure I can pick them up from Amazon super-cheap, though. So, she's unfortunately kind of like a blank slate to me.
Rachel - Costume 4 (Purple Blossom)
I love Rachel. I remember I once had the statue put out of her by Kotobukiya. I had to sell it because I needed money, and to declutter, but I've always liked Rachel. She's really tough, but is still good at her core. And I love her brawler style of fighting. She's just so punishing, and I love that she looks GIGANTIC next to all the other girls. It's an optical illusion because of her big heels and the fact she stands up straight, while most of the other girls have bent knees, but I love it.