Remember my newly found passion for One Piece? Well, I know that I can’t get everyone of you to watch this awesome Anime but at least I can show you one or two of the really special characters. In One Piece there is nothing like a boring or “normal” character. Every person, monster or creature appearing is unique and has its very own features.
Perona (ペローナ) is drawn in a rather different style from the usual, with big round eyes and thick lower eyelashes. She was the Zombie Animal and Zombie Ambush Commander of Thriller Bark before the collapse of Gekko Moria’s zombie army. Her ability is to produce ghosts from her body through the powers of the Horo Horo no Mi. She was one of the major antagonists of the Thriller Bark arc, being one of the Mysterious Four, but has since become sort of an ally. Her hair is light pink colored and very long. Her feet is usually seen with her toes pointing inwards in a ‘pigeon-toed’ manner.
Her looks are inspired by the Gothic Lolita style, with black, white and bright red clothing. Perona’s usual hair style has it tied in two high pigtails with somewhat flower-shaped black and white hairpins, and she always wears a red crown with a cross on top. Her hooped, black & white tights cover her entire legs and she wears a mini-skirt and red buckled boots to match. She is always wearing red lipstick and a thick layer of eyeliner. She is often seen carrying around a red umbrella shaped somewhat like a cute version of a mini devil.
Perona is confident and firm with herself. She dislikes people telling her what to do and dislikes anyone disobeying her will. In the manga, she normally speaks using a very masculine language, despite her looks. She apparently likes ‘cute’ creatures and will only allow someone to work for her if they are cute. Her dream is to create a country where all the ‘cute’ people are turned into zombie animals that obey only her. She dislikes Kumashi, her pet and guardian because, although he is cute in appearance, his voice is not, and thus she prefers him to just be quiet. Her desire for cute things gives her a slight childish outlook on some issues. She seems to be terrified of cockroaches, even to the point of screaming in fear and believing that plastic cockroaches are real ones. Also, she seems somewhat naive. Like many of the One Piece cast, she has her own unique laugh that uses the word Horo, which is also part of her Devil Fruit, the Horo Horo no Mi (i.e Horo-horo-horo-horo-horo!).
Being formerly one of the Mysterious Four, Perona had a number of Zombies under her command prior to her defection from Thriller Bark. With the use of her Devil Fruit (the Horo Horo no Mi), Perona is able to conjure up ghosts and form a “ghost network“, using them for surveillance. Once formed, the ghosts are able to split up into even more ghosts. Using this ability to form her ghost network Perona can see and hear whatever the ghosts can and uses this ability for espionage. source
Of course she’s not the only cool character but I thought that since her style is Lolita-inspired I could introduce her here. I think it would be really fun cosplaying her!
PS: here a picture of an awesome perona cosplay