Costume :Nia Teppelin
Variant :Time-Skip
Source :Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Nia and Yoko

Nia and Yoko =)

Nia and Simon

Nia Teppelin


Costume Information

Cost : Around £70

After finishing the anime I decided I really wanted to do a TTGL cosplay and love Nia's character so decided on her ^^ I opted for her time skip costume as I thought it would be the easyiest to make with how little time I had to make it and also because I think I suit older Nia better lool

Credit for the majority of this goes to my mum ^^' I was intending on doing EVERYTHING myself but leading up to expo I finally got a job so time was cut short, to make things worse I got ill the week before expo so even on my days off work I was feeling awful >_< The dress is made from cotton jersey, the gold trim is some gold 'mirror foil' I made the sleeves seperately and just sewn in some elastic to keep them on my arms. My dad painted on the star design using some dylon fabric paint =) The cape is just some polycotton cut to the right shape with some craft foam sewn inside on the front to give the shape (it loops through the invisable straps on the dress which holds it in place) The gold belts and necklace I first made from craft foam and then sewed the gold over the top. Both have velcro to attach. And the shoes were ones I already owned but had to dye them, I used some fabric dye which looked really nice but then went pink after a few days o_O so used some red fabric paint over the top which worked! =)

I really enjoyed wearing this costume =) Hopefully I can re-wear her again soon and hopefully get some really good photos. I'd love to get a good TTGL group for that...hmmm ;) I'll be re-making the belts though as I wasn't that happy with them and unfortunetly left my earrings in the excel centre toilets >_< so i'll also have to re-make those.

Cost Notes~
Wig~ £22 (plus £13 for ems shipping) from COSPLAY WIG on ebay
Sample Fabric~ Cotton Jersey in 'Baby Pink' and Mirror Foil in Gold~ £1.50
Cotton Jersey in 'Baby Pink' (for dress)~ 4mts~ around £18 from OnlineFabrics
Gold Mirror Foil~ half a mt (for belts/dress detail)~ £1.75 from OnlineFabrics
Gold Metallic Thread~ £2ish from FabricLand
Pink Polycotton (for cape)~ £2ish from FabricLand
Ruby Red and Green Drop Pendant Beads x3 of each~ around £3 from Ebay
Dylon Fabric Paint in pink (for sleeve detail)~ £2.49 from FabricLand
Dylon Fabric Paint in Red (for shoes)~ £2.49 from FabricLand
Pink Dress Zip~ £2.50 from Local Fabric Shop
Silver Earring Backs~ £1.99 from Local Fabric Shop


I look forward to seeing this <3

by goodbyeworld on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 18:08
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Thanks Lucy =) Would love to get some photos with you at expo!

by Moonchild on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 23:17
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Oh wow! You'll make such a great Nia! ='D

Can't wait to see more progress! ^w^

by Skyla on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 21:24
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Cant wait to see some progress my lover ;)

by GraceyDarling on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 22:19
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@Skyla: Thank you ^^
@Gracey: ;)

by Moonchild on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 22:47
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Will look awesome Colzy as always :D

by CosplayChris-San on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 23:43
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Cant wait :D


by letmelive on Friday, 30 April, 2010 - 08:07
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Wig looks lovely!

by GraceyDarling on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 19:38
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I think you suit blonde loads!!! ^____^


by letmelive on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 20:01
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Thanks guys ^^ tis a confidence boost! xx

by Moonchild on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 20:21
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the wig is gorgeous! good luck! look forward to seeing you

by kittenaid on Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 12:34
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So far so good.

Look forward to seeing this at expo.

by eva_fan on Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 18:21
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This is so pretty, really looked good =]

by Kacela on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 21:26
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Thanks Jessie =)

by Moonchild on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 14:09
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You make an awesome Nia :D Very cute :)

by JustPeachy on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 18:31

To-Do List

Fabric, Pattern etc.HighComplete
Wig (Bought) HighComplete
Cape MediumComplete
Gold BeltsMediumComplete
Shoes (Bought and Modified) MediumComplete


Update =) (Posted 13th May 2010)

Well I got the wig 6 days after ordering =) and you can see what it looks like...i'm still not convinced I suit blonde lool but most people seem to think it looks good?? so thats the main thing I guess ^^

Iv'e decided to use the same pattern that was used on my bridesmaid dress for my Brothers wedding =) but just make it shorter and not have seams all the way down the front, as I really like that dress on me lol

Have ordered some cotton jersey for it, not sure if the colour is exact but I think it will look okayy. Have also ordered some gold mirror foil for the detail at the top of the dress and also for the belts, which i'm going to make out of craft foam and sew the gold over the top =) and probably attach with Velcro.

The sleeves i'll probably make using a pattern ive alreay got as a guideline...and the pattern i'm going to do using fabric paint =)

Also ordered some beads for her Necklace so can make that when they arrive ^^ Street-Angel has kindly offered to make her gems for me =) I was going to cast my own but due to time and not really having the spare money (resin is so expensive >_<) have taken her up on the offer =) I'll probably glue them onto the dress once I have them.

Still need to order some fabric for the cape-thing =/ but that won't take long to make so...and still need to find some shoes ¬¬ well I may use my bridemaid shoes as they are dyeable, not accuarate but due to time I may end up using them and find some accurate ones for another time.

I shall be starting the dress as soon as the fabric arrives and the same with the jewelrey =) Hopefully will all look look good in the end~

Wig =) (Posted 29th April 2010)

Have just ordered the wig from cosplaywig on ebay =) after a lot of debating and advice from friends I decided to go for the one with the lighter blue highlights as most people seemed to prefer that one to the other one I was looking at, this one also has a better styled fringe and iv'e seen it in person =)

Also went with the ems shipping so should get here within the next few weeks =)
I just hope it looks as nice on me ^^'