Whenever Japanese bulletin boards discover bad Western cosplay, forum users begin piling on the bad cosplay photos, saying foreigners just cannot cosplay. (This is incorrect.) But then, inevitably, somebody usually pulls out a Maridah photo, pointing out that some of the best cosplay ever is not Japanese.
Who's Maridah? She just might be Japan's favourite Western cosplayer.
While she's not yet a "name" cosplayer in Japan yet like Ushijima Good Meat, California-based Maridah is so popular in Japan perhaps because she specialises in the character Saber from the Fate/stay series. It's not a character widely known in the West, and the attention she lavishes on Saber makes Maridah unusual. It also doesn't hurt that she is Saber's spitting image.
Check out Maridah's Maid Saber, Saber and Pie, Saber Lion, Saber Lily and just plain Saber pics below. The 27-year-old makes all her own costumes, which is very cool, indeed.
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Maridah [Official Site]