Costume :Nia Teppelin
Variant :Pre Time Skip
Source :Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)

Costume Photos






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ref sheet


Costume Information

For saturday with Zombie!
Seriously dreading all those bangles and gems D;


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You'll be fineeee and damn cute :D

by Solaria on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 07:39
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Hnnnghhhh you are going to look amazeballs.
Do adult Nia sometime and let me be your husbando :P I've had the stuff to make time skip Simon for Tonka now!!

by Felixize on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 08:51
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You will look incredible as Nia! :D

by Mungojerrie on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 09:59
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WAH you'll make such an adorable Nia! T^T Ooooh, now I want to do Gurren cosplay again~
Can't wait to see this at Kita!

by sarmander on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 21:24
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Legs and heels...


by Kinreal on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 23:00
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Brilliant Nia will be brilliant!

by isamiaella on Thursday, 23 February, 2012 - 23:47


by No thanks on Friday, 24 February, 2012 - 22:43
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best of luck with dem shoes!

by Berserk667 on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 22:17
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Can't wait to see this finished at Kita! <3

by PirateToaster on Friday, 16 March, 2012 - 03:04
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You're going to look great. Can't wait to see.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 16 March, 2012 - 09:44
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Soooo adorable <3

by Yuka on Sunday, 18 March, 2012 - 15:43


by No thanks on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 03:34
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You looked absolutely STUNNING in this <3
And such a superb job on the jewellery and costume aaahhh!!!! Perfect.

by Felixize on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 15:54
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Not gonna lie Emi, Seeing your Nia cosplay at Kita. I did think you really suited her well and pulled her off fabulously :D

by JakeX on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 15:58
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this is adorable!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 19:36
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Super gorgeous and adorable as always! That wig is just made for you and everything is so well constructed! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 19:54
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you looked stunning and your costume was awesome!

by Leolarua on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 20:21
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Glad all the gems worked out okay, if you ever need more you know where I am ;)
You look gorgeous in the photos, really suit Nia 8D Group looked awesome too.

by street-angel on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 12:03
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Really cute Nia cosplay and lovely photos, you and your group look amazing!

by Eloraborealis on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 17:04
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You look so pretty. Great costume.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 18:19
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by Kinreal on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 22:10
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The costume is stunning and you looked bloody stunning in it <3
The hole group was perfect <3!

by isamiaella on Friday, 20 April, 2012 - 00:37
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You make such an amazing Nia! You look adorable, and everything's so accurate!

by tripletriad on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 - 23:35
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cute <3

by Minos-Chan on Tuesday, 1 May, 2012 - 20:52
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Why have I not commented on this before? Oh Emi, you're such an adorable Nia! You looked absolutely gorgeous and the whole cosplay put together was amazing!

by phalor on Tuesday, 1 May, 2012 - 21:00
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Oh wow, what a fantastic Nia! You really suit the costume, and you just look fantastic all round. :D

by Pippin4242 on Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 - 16:29

To-Do List

dress baseHighComplete
armlets MediumComplete
tie + collar pieceMediumComplete
hair piece / flowerLowComplete


Complete! (Posted 11th April 2012)

Finished the night before!
A first time for everything =]

hair piece / flower (Posted 7th April 2012)

First attempt failed - made amendments second attempt worked =]
Ciaran suggested putting the pipe cleaners into each petal to give it the flexibility - I used sharpie pens to create the darker shape on the inside of the flower and took some wire and beads to decorate them / will upload a closer shot soon of the finished thing!

Belt Progress (Posted 7th April 2012)

The beginning of the belt!
Clear gem bases provided by Street-Angel

Armlets and Bracelets (Posted 6th April 2012)

Craft foam, gems and spray paint! <3

pleats (Posted 29th March 2012)

gnthuiryhr I've never pleated anything - which is probably REALLY obvious XD;
I need to iron them and sew along the top edge add the waist band and zip!

Base complete! (Posted 28th March 2012)

and not in the slightest bit revealing - ohno not at all x_x
Thankgod for a long stretchy vest that day.. XD

Base WIp (Posted 23rd March 2012)

Modifying my current dress pattern to suit Nia's practically involved creating an entirely new one XD;
But it's done! /Looks darker as the photo was taken on my iphone in shoddy lighting

[Image shows the back of the dress]

I need to work out the final length then sew it up and add the zip and fit it

Shoe bases (Posted 22nd March 2012)

Originally had a line of diamonds on the upper strap which I unpicked
Adding craft foam and gems soon!