Costume :Canti
Variant :Red/Atomsk
Source :Furi Kuri
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Aya Revolution 2009

Costume Photos

Canti at Expo

Canti air Guitar's at expo


Going my way?

What did you say?

In the Aya Masquerade

Give me a 'C', give me a 'O' .....

does this go to Tokyo?

Sad Canti


general reference

ep2 Reference


Costume Information

Cost : about £100
Time Taken : Made over 1 month

Canti in his red form as he was at the end of Episode 2.
I was going to do him with Wings and Halo but he gets them knocked off before he gets it on.

This costume has been on the back burner for a year or two now, allways fancied putting together a little skit with radio controled Vespas and a medley of Queen songs but it doesnt look like that is meant to be.

Timescale to get him made once I found some motivation has been pretty tight but I'm pretty much down to the latexing and painting now, so, despite my original doubts it should be possible for Aya.

Legs I'm a little dissapointed with but the body and arms are looking cool and the head has turned out to be the most complicated piece of foamwork I've done to date. Really pleased with how it's looking though.

Going to be a pretty fun costume I think :)


Well I was still sewing in the hotel car park but I got him finished in time.
Very pleased with how this one came out, proved to be quite an easy costume to wear too.
Turns out that window tinting film does not work properly on acetate though so I need to find an alternative solution for the future.


Canti has seen quite a lot of action now! this costume has been used as part of the Oxford Circus Crossing opening ceremonies and has been displayed and worn at Cosplay @ Expo.


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I have ALWAYS wanted to see a Canti costume, ever since I first saw FLCL. You maek Odango happeh :D

by Mighty Odango on Friday, 7 August, 2009 - 17:26
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awesome id love to see this

by timpey on Friday, 7 August, 2009 - 20:42

Oh my god! :D So excited to see this!!

by on Saturday, 8 August, 2009 - 11:29
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my god looking ace!

by Kaka Extreme on Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 10:32
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Awesome stuff.

by KhaosKreator on Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 11:19
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Wow James, very clean cuts!

by Odd-One-Out on Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 12:32
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a feat of pure foamy genius! Looks incredible can't wait to see it!!

by Bunni on Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 13:07

awe. just awe.

by xaerael on Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 13:17
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Duuuude this is looking badass. I will be sure to take some pics of you :D

by GAINAX on Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 14:00
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Thanks guys, just the extra motivation I need to get him finished >_< :D

by Ilpala on Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 16:07
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Awesomeness right there!! ^__^

by k4tt on Monday, 10 August, 2009 - 16:12
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Your making some amazing shapes there!!!

the cos is looking spot on so far dude

Now add a lick of paint and throw us in to awe!!

by MangaChild on Tuesday, 11 August, 2009 - 13:26
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Christ on a trike that looks amazing!

by Shenny on Tuesday, 11 August, 2009 - 19:54
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looking awesome

by Defrain on Wednesday, 12 August, 2009 - 09:01
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Clever boy! You should be proud of this.
Yes it's a pain latexing/painting so many layers ... but at least the cat hasn't got caught in it yet! :-p

by Lunar_Kitten on Wednesday, 12 August, 2009 - 13:45
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Damn this is looking awesome! Very much looking forward to this!

by SephNoir on Thursday, 13 August, 2009 - 03:11
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As i said to you at Aya, this is purely awesome!!!!!
you constantly out do yourself (Y)

by JakeX on Monday, 17 August, 2009 - 20:01
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this was an awesome cosplay should be prowed

by Defrain on Wednesday, 19 August, 2009 - 08:46
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This was awesome. We cheered so loudly in the masquerade!


by KhaosKreator on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 10:04
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Really incredible to see and I love the bus stop pics XD

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 10:22
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THIS WAS LEGENDARY. You rock so so so much. It was so perfect, looks amazing and full functional, I can't even begin to describe just how good this was!!!

by sonia_leong on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 11:36
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Dude, this costume was SICK. You looked so awesome :D Wearing it again to anything?

by GAINAX on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 14:02
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You were an epic robot as always. I'm glad you got this done in time.

by Taffeta_Rose on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 14:25
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..watched the progress pics of this. Amazing. You are a construction genius! Wish I knew how you guys work this white foam stuff.
Superb cosplay. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 22:34
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Cheers guys, Canti came out better than I expected. Hell I can even move around and see, whats with that :P
Would like to wear him again, but not sure when. He's not practicle if I'm running around running stuff :(

by Ilpala on Friday, 21 August, 2009 - 23:28
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Yaaaay, FLCL love~ This is AMAZING! It makes me happy : D

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 22 August, 2009 - 00:01
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Wow, this is completely awesome! :D Love the photos! <3

by LittlePidgey4 on Saturday, 22 August, 2009 - 14:07
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Quote: Cheers guys, Canti came out better than I expected. Hell I can even move around and see, whats with that :P
Would like to wear him again, but not sure when. He's not practicle if I'm running around running stuff :(

Yeah I guess Aya must be like a holiday for you especially. A whole weekend of just enjoying cosplay and no organising to boot. ^__^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 22 August, 2009 - 23:31
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You know I squee-ed like a lunatic when I saw you ;)

by Minxie on Sunday, 23 August, 2009 - 23:55
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Such an awesome cosplay. Wish I could have been there to see it.

by k4tt on Monday, 24 August, 2009 - 09:26

I always confuse Canti with TV head guy from air gear.

by Jojo_nexuz on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 09:06
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I love the photos! this is such a fantastic costume!

by GunstarVixen on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 11:23
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Awrsome cosplay I'm sad I didn't get to get a picture with you never thoght I'd get to see sone one do this cosplay

by FoxyChan on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 21:53
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This is so awesome! It's so sad I never got to see it! Will you ever wear it again?

by donnamevans on Saturday, 13 March, 2010 - 20:20
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I might do! it's easy to wear and pretty fun :)
I wore him a couple of times last year though so it probably won't be for a while.

by Ilpala on Tuesday, 16 March, 2010 - 00:26
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lol jake in tha canti

by Defrain on Saturday, 2 July, 2011 - 11:34


still latexing (Posted 12th August 2009)

Latex - on - and on - and on - and on. I'm on to the minor colours now but man is it tireing.

Successfully tinted my screen last night, really tricky stuff to apply properly - especialy when you forget to peel off the back film >_<
It's not great but it will do

Late night telly (Posted 11th August 2009)

I finally found a use for digital, other than endless repeats of top gear! They love showing cheesy old films like Red Heat late at night, perfect accompanyment to midnight cosplay.

Legs are finished now and the arms are very nearly there too. managed to get a coat of coloured latex onto the head and body as well. Unfortunately both I and my prefered craft shop have run out of red acrylic so it's a bit of a search mission at lunchtime today.

Been experimenting with ways of tinting my tv screen too and I think I'm going to have to go the whole hog and get some window tinting film... darned expensive though.

latex (Posted 10th August 2009)

Well, arms and legs nearly complete now. coloured latex neaded a few more coats than normal for a good colour and I discovered I screwed up in construction as I used some dark craft foam for some detail - this section is now a lot darker than the rest of the costume :(

I'll paint the detail tonight and crack on with latexing the head and body.

construction complete (Posted 8th August 2009)

Ok, so I've finished carving the last bits of detail and filling/trimming the joints. Taken a few progress pics to show what it looks like pre latexing too.

Next up a fun weekend of latexing, wish it wasn't so nice outside :(