SherlockHulmes
 


Costume :Kamina
Variant :Version 3!
Source :Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 15 (2009)


Costume Photos

Pierce the Heavens.

Best Kamina Photo Ever.

Your drill is the drill that will pierce the heavens!

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £25 - £40
Time Taken : 10 Hours

Description
UPDATE:

One last time. One last re-make.

WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM!!!

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A character who has fast reached my No.2 spot in "Favourite All Time Characters" in a series that has become my 2nd favourite anime.

Well, Kamina was one of my easier costumes.

The trousers just had an adapted waistband I added on, and some iron-on bias binding around the bottoms. Not clever but works as well as anything else.

No decent sandals for me this time, I borrowed a friends.

Wig was easier to style then I expected. Foam head I got from Kelly really helped, and I used the method of doing each spike individually with pins. :)

Shades were made from 3mm acrylic plastic cut with a hacksaw, sanded, and then heated over a hob for a slight curve in the center. I am to make them stick to my face, but for Minami I just propped them up in one of Kamina's poses.

The tattoos were done by Takuropop, and what an amazing job she did! :O

Comments

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Extra points for Strongbad referencing!
This is a very Mark-ish character looks wise...I swear I will watch this series at some point too. When ya making it for homie?

by Tak on Thursday, 15 November, 2007 - 17:30
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this is on my "too watch" list so i better get round to it before you cosplay it :D i take it your not doing this before may expo due to the cols weather and the inset of harded mark nips :S

by Annadill on Thursday, 15 November, 2007 - 20:54
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Kamina!! 0__0
Good luck with this! The world needs so many more Gurren Lagann cosplayers!

And you forgot the AWESOME SPEC'S on that list!

by Felixize on Thursday, 15 November, 2007 - 21:17
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You're doing Kamina too? Awesome! Word of advice for you that I got from a friend. Take multiple pairs of glasses. He had one pair break on him when he was traveling down ^^;;

by Nalerenn on Wednesday, 16 January, 2008 - 16:42
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All i'm thinking right now is
"GIGA DRILL BREAKER!!"

by jaydrive on Saturday, 16 February, 2008 - 13:32
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Uni: I used a basic Kryolan Aquacolour water based paint (posh facepaint basically, but only a little more expensive than stuff like Snazaroo) applied with a brush. All you need someone with a steady hand and a Kamina who can stay still for a long time. VICTORY!

Mark, this was awesome... you and Kelly looked HAWT.

by Tak on Wednesday, 5 March, 2008 - 16:02

I still have no idea what Gurren Lagann is but you and Kelly looked awesome!

by Heero Masaki on Wednesday, 5 March, 2008 - 17:08
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You both look excellent mate, well done!

by Leadmill on Wednesday, 5 March, 2008 - 23:28
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Just had to say I thought you two looked awesome at Minami! one of the best Gurren Lagann cosplays i've ever seen ^-^

by angel aiko on Saturday, 8 March, 2008 - 13:05

AAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!

by Adziu on Thursday, 20 March, 2008 - 04:58
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A-ANIKI?!!? *is punched in the face!!*

Can't wait to see you as Kamina at Amecon 8D Any idea what day you'll be cosplaying as him yet?

by Yuka on Monday, 24 March, 2008 - 18:28
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haha as ive said before mate i really love this

by ryaoki on Friday, 18 April, 2008 - 05:52
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Nice Tatts

I mean Mark

And i mean TATTOOS lol

Cool cos dude the wig dyed really well and the Acryllic must have been a buggar cut to shape evenly and to get so smooth..

by MangaChild on Thursday, 5 June, 2008 - 11:42
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THE NEW WIG MARK LOOKS AWSOME LMAO AT FIRST I THOUGHT (IN THE OLD PICS WITH UR OLD WIG) I WAS LIKE WHY IS HE WEARING A FLOWER ON HIS HEAD LMAO the flower in the background looks like your wearing it lol

by ryaoki on Friday, 1 August, 2008 - 14:24
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Ah i see Tak! Well it certainly shows its good quailty!
Loving the new wig re-styling Mark, see you at Ame!

by Uni on Friday, 1 August, 2008 - 16:50
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indeed best kamina pics ever, i just have so many sentences i can put to that like

" screw you otaku and your hentai, i have this, myess its reall too"

by ryaoki on Sunday, 17 August, 2008 - 20:48
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MARKK I JUST READ
"MADADA MADAEIU (NOT YET... I CAN STILL GO ON)"
do it DO IT FOR DAI GURREN, SPIN ONN !!! OH GOD READING THAT PLEASE SAY YOUR REDOING FOR MY GURREN LAGANN GROUP AT MINAMICON
listen, kamina
dont forget, dont believe in the you who believed in me
dont believe in me who once believed in you
but believe in you
WHO BELIEVES IN YOURSELF
KISATSUUU
GIGAA...DRILLL!,BREAAKKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 9 December, 2008 - 01:03
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oh so the rumour was true, you RRRRR busting this out one last time!

quite excited to be doing a group with you!

by Sands on Tuesday, 9 December, 2008 - 02:35
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Awesome costume. I loved the performance that you put on in the Amecon Omake. Great job.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 23 January, 2009 - 14:09
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A....ANEKIIIIII loooking epic mark. veryyyyy epic and i can see the buffness coming along very well

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 - 23:35
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Oooo~ The new wig looks amazing!

by BlusterSquall on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 - 23:37
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Why are you shirtless? xD

by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 - 23:44
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lol, I didn't want to get tons of hairspray of my (freshly washed) clothes and I was about to work out when I took the photos...

Besides, it's much more "Kamina-esq"! :P

by SherlockHulmes on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 - 23:45
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that is one fiiiiiine wig!

by Sands on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 - 23:46
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I'm loving the new wig mate!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 - 23:58
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Excellent work on Wig MKII =D

by Kuma on Wednesday, 28 January, 2009 - 00:15
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A reasonable explanation.. Ill accept it :p

Great wig work!

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 28 January, 2009 - 00:43
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Great wig!

by Shazz on Wednesday, 28 January, 2009 - 14:20
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Nice Wig work there! <3

by Uni on Thursday, 29 January, 2009 - 00:23
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Wig looks hot Mark :D

by Tak on Thursday, 29 January, 2009 - 10:07
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Just when i thought "that Kamina wig cant get any better"

You went and did it:P

This is now more like idenity theft than cosplay :O

by MangaChild on Friday, 30 January, 2009 - 07:21
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It looks amazing what you've got so far, I'm a really big Kamina fan <3
*will be doing Simon later this year*

by Saffron on Thursday, 19 February, 2009 - 22:03
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wow..hawt :P
I've seen these photos in the internet and always liked them! and your yoko is hot,too :3

by K-A-N-A on Sunday, 12 July, 2009 - 11:49
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Oh my gosh! Best Kamina I've ever seen and hot Yoko too!
Awesomeawesomeawesome!!

by Drachryn on Sunday, 16 May, 2010 - 23:46
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:O

Best Kamina i've seen so far :D

by Cathe on Monday, 30 August, 2010 - 19:33
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awsome Kamina *_*

by Minos-Chan on Friday, 19 November, 2010 - 20:33
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Epic Kamina dude!

Kudos to you!!!

by Numta on Monday, 13 December, 2010 - 17:49