Relion
 


Costume :Rei Ayanami
Variant :Plugsuit
Source :Neon Genesis Evangelion
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Tokyo-3

Looking out

Ayanami

0

High five?

*butt*

Don't be.

Sky, blue sky.

You are (not) alone

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £??????????????
Time Taken : uygo7lbgf

Description
My most favourite character from my most favourite anime. EVA-r. *laugh track*

This took me 3 years to make, on and off. yep.
The suit is made entirely from scratch, with 4-way stretch vinyl (which is evil, don't talk to strange fabric).
I tried to make the undershirt twice but the fabric i used was dodgy so i bought a sleeved leotard. This way I can remove the shirt and do the injured version of Rei if i want to.
it was a lot of hard work but i'm pleased-ish with the way it turned out. this was my dream cosplay, and having a photoshoot on the Eva-like pier was so awesome.

Comments

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Awww Im looking forward to seeing your Reis! I love NGE!

by stripey_dani on Wednesday, 27 August, 2008 - 00:32
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I am being stolen? :3 yay! We have a Kawaoru now so a full set =D

by Solaria on Friday, 5 September, 2008 - 20:21
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Haha! They are epic especailly Shinji <3 But he's mine xD

by Solaria on Saturday, 6 September, 2008 - 18:21
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Your wig is AWESOME. 8D

by Mungojerrie on Thursday, 4 December, 2008 - 19:30
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You really have the right 'look' for Rei! Cant wait to see this finished! ^^

by MoonLily on Friday, 5 December, 2008 - 17:59
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you look to be of to a great start ^^

by nanahara on Friday, 29 May, 2009 - 23:24
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A friend of mine totaly didnt accept that hand sharpy worked, I thank you my lady :) and my pain of death is truly the joy of your cosplay *I hope you get that joke/quote otherwise im gonna look silly* keep at it you look amazing :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 00:42
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This'll look fantastic when finished, great work on the bodysuit and wig!

by Xephios on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 01:13
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Wow I love how this is looking allready.

..how do, you get into your plugsuit - long zipper down the back?

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 01:23
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looking great, you really do suit her

by ryaoki on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 01:34
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Aha no zipper then. It's a good plan to use the hard parts of the costume to cover the gaps in the back...

Hmmm "what is it about guys and plugsuits??", come oooon they're figure hugging, and shiney, and..., and... Mmmmmmmm ^^
btw surely your bf can see your costume in person..all he has to do is come to the Expo with you, n'est pas?

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 23:44
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YOUR TATTOO IS ORSE 8D

by Mungojerrie on Thursday, 4 June, 2009 - 23:44
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8D Looking epic x3 I cant wait to see it all
D: i wish I could make my plugsuit >>;

by Solaria on Friday, 5 June, 2009 - 11:01
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You're making your own plugsuit, that makes you a living legend.

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 7 July, 2009 - 20:14
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looking brilliant ^^

by nanahara on Wednesday, 8 July, 2009 - 02:20
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That looks like it's gonna be one heck of a Rei cosplay.

Can't wait to see the finished costume.

by eva_fan on Wednesday, 15 July, 2009 - 23:39
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Top-notch job on the wig there! Nice one! :D

by Sillabub on Thursday, 23 July, 2009 - 12:11
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This costume is made of complete and utter win - I can't wait to see it completed, plugsuits are so rare! You also have the perfect look and figure for Rei, I am in envy T_T

by RavenBlakh on Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 23:45
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O_________________________________________O

by RanmaSyaoran on Wednesday, 14 October, 2009 - 13:20
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Oooo looking good when are you planing on doing this I coul always get my Asuka out to join you!

by FoxyChan on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 20:05
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I AM SO PROUD OF YOU PUSHING THROUGH THIS SO QUICKLY.

by Mungojerrie on Wednesday, 2 February, 2011 - 09:15
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Wow congrats on your shoes method - they look spot on. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 7 February, 2011 - 13:46
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Daymmmm <3 this is looking soooooo good I still need to do Asuka with you sometime x3

by Solaria on Wednesday, 16 February, 2011 - 13:43
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YOU CAN DO ITTTTTTTTTT

by Mungojerrie on Monday, 15 August, 2011 - 09:03
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GET BACK TO WORK ON THIS PLEASE
YOUR PROGRESS LOOKS AWESOME

Necessary caps

by TheStarlightFairy on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 00:41
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THAT PLUGSUIT IS LOOKING BANGING MISSY

by Mungojerrie on Wednesday, 17 August, 2011 - 09:23
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This is looking soooo awesome! Can't wait to see it finished!

by Sammykins on Friday, 20 January, 2012 - 00:08
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This is looking fantastic! Keep it up! Cannot wait to see it!

by neomogrox on Wednesday, 1 August, 2012 - 19:11
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by TheStarlightFairy on Thursday, 9 August, 2012 - 20:45

THIS IS THE BEST THING I LOVE YOU FOREVER I'M A LITTLE BIT EXCITED BY THIS CAN YOU TELL?

by rudeth on Sunday, 12 August, 2012 - 21:15
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IM SO DAMN PROUD OF YOU WELL DONE <3333333

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 12 August, 2012 - 21:42
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ADFGTRYHLBG,UT5RFYTVGVHBGWRSUG
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU FOR ACHIEVEING YOUR DREAM SO FABULOUSLY
YOU ARE AN AMAZING REI
<3333333333333333

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 30 September, 2012 - 20:39
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You look amazing! Congrats on getting this finished!

by Tony-Jay on Sunday, 30 September, 2012 - 22:25
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This lookks totally superb.

by Starbucks dad on Monday, 1 October, 2012 - 13:17
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WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH THIS IS EPIC OH MAH GAWD
Well done on doing your dream costume hun, you look fantastic!

by MadameLapin on Monday, 1 October, 2012 - 19:22
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Fab location photos. I LOVE this cosplay, looks superb. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 1 October, 2012 - 21:28
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Gorgeous photos and cosplay, you pulled it off so well :)

by kunoichi-me on Wednesday, 3 October, 2012 - 16:24
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Wow! This is an amazing cosplay!
Congratulations on the showcase!

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 4 November, 2012 - 17:45
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Ohhh this is fabulous! Love the progess shots as well! Brilliant work, you deserve the showcase =]

by tripletriad on Sunday, 4 November, 2012 - 18:04
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What a lovely cosplay, love the photos as well :D grats on the showcase!!

by Afireinsidegirl on Sunday, 4 November, 2012 - 20:50
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CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SHOWCASE ILY <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 4 November, 2012 - 21:04
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OMGGGGGGG CONGRATS ON THE SHOWCASE!!! 8D (also it's obvs to see why it would be selected c:)

by Devil_Trigger on Sunday, 4 November, 2012 - 21:33
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Oh wow! Awesome Rei. Great costume and photos. Congratulations on the showcase.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 5 November, 2012 - 05:06
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This is an absolutly gorgeous plugsuit :) Well worth all the effort that went into it - it really paid off :) Congrats on the showcase :D This is an epic cosplay :)

by gaming_goddess on Tuesday, 6 November, 2012 - 06:05
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Congrats on the showcase! Perfect Rei <3 the location is gorgeous, really nice choice there! The plugsuit looks so well made also, all that work was worth it! :D

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 7 November, 2012 - 10:50
 

Journal

Shoulder armour detail (Posted 12th August 2012)

You can't really see these properly on the full shot i uploaded, but luckily i took this as well. it's made with real shoulder pads, and craft foam, covered in the infamous vinyl.
The little 'screws' are bottle tops with craft foam on top.
the velcro you can see is for the chest armour.

Leg details (Posted 9th August 2012)

This is about the third time the legs have been made. yep. previously i tried to do the leg lines with a sharpie pen, but it ended up smudging and wouldn't come off no matter what and i died inside.
so this time, i cut the pattern out of some spare leatherette and glued them on while wearing the legs. really tedious. i fucked up a lot on the right leg and there's some leftover glue marks, and from the little knee thing, the dreaded pen marks again. but i might be able to remove it as it's only a little bit, and the glue marks should come off with some scrubbing. i'm saying should because i will not accept it not working, no way in hell am i making these for a fourth time!

Bodysuit done (Posted 30th July 2012)

it's been like this for a while but i never took a proper photo. if it werent for velcro this costume would be a disaster. as you can see i still need to re-paint the green things, but other than that it's done.

Backpack done (Posted 30th July 2012)

I was unsure of how to finish it, and the top bit is what I came up with today. not sure if i like it, it sort of looks too big, but i cant think of ways to make it any smaller. I like the bottom bit though.

Wristbands (Posted 26th July 2012)

These were made with foam and covered with velcro, the orange bits are craft foam. there's a little slit at the bottom with velcro on, that's how I get them on.

shoes (Posted 6th February 2011)

Before and after photo of the shoes. These are then used as a base, and the leg parts are stretched over the foam and glued around the bottom.