Costume :Kittan
Variant :Black Kinsman
Source :Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AmeCon 2008

Costume Photos

Kittan and Kinon

Kittan and Kinon

Black Kinsman Pose

Kittan and Kinon

Kittan and Kinon

Kittan Ref


Costume Information

Cost : £6
Time Taken : 2 Hours

This has to be the Quickest, Cheapst, Most Spontanious last minuet costume i have done to date :)

And i have Amber to thank for suggesting it to me > <

I used a meter of black cotton fabric with a denim like weave, Laid out an old t-shirt on top of the fabric and cut around it leaving some extra fabric for seam allowences.

Once i had that sewn i cut a slit doen the front from the collar to make it a V neck pinned back the corner peices and sewn the hem in place.

I then put the top on my Body cast and started cutting out paper templates for the collar, realising i sucked at doing this Amber stepped in to save the day and made one on her first try *GRRRRRR*

With the paper template i made the collar using some very stiff sew on violene and used the off cuts from the top and made a pocket for the collar to fit in. I then sewn through the edge of the collar in the pocket right the way round the edge, attaced the collar and the top was done.

The black Jeans i bought for £4 from Jt Hughes
The belt is 2 belts i cut appart and put together
The shoes are my work shoes
The hair will be my own :S

Credit goes to Amber for doing an Awesome job of painting my scar (which stayed on for days)
Also a Special thanks to Defrain who kindly lent me his boots as i was a ham and forgot mine :)


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by ryaoki on Wednesday, 6 August, 2008 - 12:21
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this should be a good one

by Defrain on Wednesday, 6 August, 2008 - 12:22
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Dude, could you and Amber wear this Sunday if possible? I don't know if I can wear Kamina on Saturday and have to do it Sunday for the Omake.

Would be awesome to get some photos with ya! :D

by SherlockHulmes on Thursday, 7 August, 2008 - 01:37
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mikeee , king kittannnnnnnnn GIGAA DRILLL BREAKERRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

i cant WAIT to do simon with you man

by ryaoki on Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 16:44
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EEEeee you made a great Kittan!! i wish i had taken a picture >:( and the fact you used your real hair was uber cool! you got it spot on : 3

by Uni on Monday, 11 August, 2008 - 16:57
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hmm thoughs boots look aufully familuar lol great cos btw

by Defrain on Monday, 18 August, 2008 - 20:09

For a last minute costume you did a good job, even if I didn't recognise it.

You need to work on your pose for photo 4 a little more ;P

by same_difference on Monday, 18 August, 2008 - 21:45
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The crazy anime hair strangely suits you!

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 18 August, 2008 - 22:57
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Defrain: I cant thank you enough for lending me your boots after i gorgot my own :)

Same Difference: I totally agree, Posing is the worst part of cosplay for me as it happens i hate having my photo taken :p

AmyLou: Its not a world apart from my normal messy bed head :) Although i do need to cut back on the Bleaching or i'll be cosplaying as old coco next time :O

by MangaChild on Tuesday, 19 August, 2008 - 10:22
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Seeing this made my day XD I'd totally forgotten you two were doing them.

by nert on Wednesday, 20 August, 2008 - 19:00
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Okay, my month has been made. KITTAN FFS! Sod Kamina, Kittan is the MAN!
Perfect costumes, just perfect.

by Tak on Thursday, 21 August, 2008 - 00:05
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Wow i'm envious.
You did a good job with the hair and even had the scar.
Much like you, when i decided to do Kittan it was very last minute, but looks like you pulled it off better than i did.

by eva_fan on Wednesday, 14 January, 2009 - 14:42
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Amazing cosplay! The hair looks perfect
You make a great Kittan!

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 21 June, 2009 - 21:17
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Amazing Kittan dude!

You look perfect as him!

by Numta on Monday, 13 December, 2010 - 18:50