Costume :Nia Teppelin
Variant :Version II - Pre Time-Skip
Source :Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos


Sitting Pretty

Pierce the heavens!

Our drill is the drill to pierce the heavens!


Costume Information

Cost : £52

I'm so glad I decided to wear this to expo! I met some really lovely Gurren cosplayers and it was great to meet you all!!
Also all the people who said kind things about my cosplays really was great, I was so worried about Nia it was unreal D:

Theres alot I dont like about this cosplay, but I'm planning to have most of it remade for this summer with a photoshoot with Fii as Simooonn <33
I'm also currently reworking this in the hope I can bring to minami for some photos with my new wig :3


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yey my niaaaaa

I CANT WAIT TILL WE DO THIS HUN and yeyyyyy well definatly do the wedding one for ame ball and gimp simon ¬¬ i wonder why you want me to do that one AND offcourse priminister cas then you get a dress yey

by ryaoki on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 16:54
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hope you wear this on sunday as well so we can get some photos as niaxadiane

looking forward to seeing it =]

by Sands on Wednesday, 17 December, 2008 - 12:56
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YEYY NIAAAAAA i cant wait to get pics with you hun

by ryaoki on Monday, 16 March, 2009 - 19:44
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The wig looks really pretty so far!!
Good luck with teh rest of it! XD

by Brinny-Chan on Monday, 16 March, 2009 - 19:57
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You actually look awesome in that picture, supah smexah V-Nizzle ;D
Suits you soooo much, and the lip shit and wig are awesome :P

by shigures high school girl on Monday, 16 March, 2009 - 20:00
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looking good

by nanahara on Tuesday, 17 March, 2009 - 18:12
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the wig and jewellery and looking awesome so far ^^ cant wait to see this we should get some pictures in may :)

by GraceyDarling on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 - 11:46

Eeeep! This is looking amazing!
I can't wait to see it done! ^^

by goodbyeworld on Tuesday, 28 April, 2009 - 18:26
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loooks great hun

by ryaoki on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 20:24
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Great shoes! :D What day are you planning on cosplaying her? I'm doing kamina on Saturday and Sunday >:D

by GAINAX on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 21:08
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loving the pictures well done sorry i didnt see the gurren group :( i think i was having dinner excellent work though :)

by Limegreenjelly on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 22:20
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x3 You really made a beautiful Nia x3
Im glad I spotted you when I did 8D

by Solaria on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 12:14

You're such a pretty Nia!!
I wish I got more photos with you!! ;_;

by goodbyeworld on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 15:22
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Your costume looked awesome! :D Thanks again for posing with us for a few pics! Mind if I take one of the group shots and use it for my costume profile? :)

by GAINAX on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 17:33
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You looked sooooo cute! Do love your wig~
Please do more cute cosplays :D

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 17:58
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This was oh so good, I cheered your TTGL group on in the masq!

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 18:00
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Thankyou everyone ^o^

@ CrystalNeko: Im sorry no! Im leaving cute to you and Izzy, I just don't suit cute characters!!!

@ Odd-One-Out, thankyou! But sadly that wasn't me in the masquerade, that lovely Nia was angel aiko! I cheered for them too :D

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 18:28
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I think you did XD I think I hhave one, I'll put it up

by Doctrcid on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 19:44
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awwww you make an awesome nia!!!

i love the colours in the wig toooo its so perfect =]

by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 21:29
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..nothing wrong with your skirt length, I think the costume looks Fab on you - you look great.
Actually you look quite sweet in some of the shots. Wasnt it a gorgeous sunny day for pics down by the docks. ^^ You all have great pics from May Expo.

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 14:34

thanks for the comment :), love your nia costume, the photos look fantastic, very colourful ^^, shame i didn't see it in person!

by caylithe on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 19:16
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I love this! You look amazingly beautiful! Sadly, I managed to miss you at Expo, I would have liked to take your photograph! Awesome!

by PKNIVES on Saturday, 6 June, 2009 - 21:42
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I think you look really good in this. You've done the wig and hair flower really well.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 20:08
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Oh, wow, this is awesome! You look so, so pretty, it really suits you! :3

by cheerful_bunny on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 17:12
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You make an epic Nia! Great cosplay 8D

by x-Blade-x on Saturday, 26 September, 2009 - 20:46
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You make an awesome Nia...and that wig...its SO pretty!!

by JustPeachy on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 14:29

To-Do List

Customise shooes!HighComplete
Find a pair of SHOES and BUY THEM!!!HighComplete
Buy MORE dye and finish that cute wig!!!HighComplete
Learn how to be cute Nia style D:HighPlanned
Pink Top MediumComplete
Finish Jewellery MediumComplete
White SkirtMediumComplete
Remake SkirtLowComplete
Remake Dress/Top thingLowComplete
Remake some jewellery LowIn Progress
Re-paint some parts of shoesLowPlanned


Getting there! (Posted 21st May 2009)

I've had the fabric for the Dai-Gurren jacket cut and pinned for ages, Im making it for expo because i get really cold travelling, even though she doesn't have it with the long haired version :/ Never mind!! XD
Pink tops done! Needs an iron though

Finished Shoes! (Posted 11th May 2009)

They need a teenie touch up of gold round the red jem but are done! I varnished the shoes, makes them look nicer. Also need to paint the bases because it looks odd red :/

Skirt and Top progess (Posted 11th May 2009)

Just need to hem the skirt shorter and the top too. Maybe take it in mooore and possibly iron when im done.
The top was a bugger with the four seams BUT got there eventually 8D

Updates! (Posted 10th May 2009)

I didn't realise expo was so close ._. Woopsie! ^^;
Pink top dress thingy is fitted pinned and ready to be gunned through the machine! Shoes have been painted and varnished just need white bits and jems sticking on! Next up is the hair stuff, Ive made it from fimo, needs a good cook and paint then its done!
Jewellry and the likes need a touch up along the edges and then they're done. Its getting there. Im just a slow lazy child.

Finished Wig! (Posted 2nd May 2009)

I think its done, Im really happy with it ^o^ If people think it needs more blue I'll do it as I have dye left over, I love this wig <3
Flower's done too fo her hair!

Shoooes (Posted 2nd May 2009)

Are in progress painting because they arrived! 8D They were meant to be £30!! =o They look brand new aswell, looks like they've never been worn, and they are [moderately] easy to walk in, huzzah! A couple more layers of red and then some varnish then I can stick the jems to them! :3

HOMG SHOOOES! 8D (Posted 27th April 2009)

These shoes went up for sale on ebay, I didnt get them the first 2 times because im slow/lazy but 3rd time I GOT EM! 8D Perfect shape/size. Just need modding!! X3
Oh yes, white skirt almost done! x3

P.S Pic of shoes stolen from ebay, not miine!

Painting + Pink Dress (Posted 15th April 2009)

Pink dress is alot more fitted, ive tacking stitched the zip in inside out so I can fit the seams as much as I want, then to unpick the zip and put it in the right way.

All craft foamy things have been sealed and I've started to paint them, the head flower is finished, the belt needs a few touch ups up the side (as do all the other craft foam things) But theyre pretty much done.

(Only the circle bits on the belt and flower are stuck down, the collar and braclets aren't, I just grabbed any i had going spair and lobbed them on for the photo)

Gluue + Hair straighteners (Posted 8th April 2009)

Decided to seal all my craft foam today before I go out so it gives it time to dry without me being impatient and poking it.
Did you know hair straighteners work perfectly for heating and bending craft foam? Ive used the stove but I always burn my foam and it gets too hot. >_< Hair dryer is too noisy and doesnt head it enough, but my GHDs worked perfectly =O Heated it enough so i could bend it and hold it without burning myself. Viva la Hairstraightener! 8D

Bling! (Posted 7th April 2009)

Finally dug out a mass of craft foam for the abiss which is my wardrobe. I measured cut and did all that shizz to the craft foam, then being a bit Grinchy proceeded to hack up Christmas Decs for the circle bits and whatnot. Heres a photo of everything cut out, ready to be glued and sealed then painted then adding stuff to stick it to me :D

P.S. I ran out of Dye AGAIN. I think its just drying out because I don't get much done with them before they run out...Let us hope the store has restocked!! >_<

P.P.S If I ever need to dye a wig again, PLEASE just say 'NO GO GET WEFTS INSTEAD!!' D:

P.P.P.S Please ignore Spongebob slipper in pic ;D

Top + Skirt Progress (Posted 5th April 2009)

So I finally got round to cutting out all my material needed, Ive managed to finally achieve in getting Nia's Pink top the accurate shape (Seams at the front and back but non at the side) It's just like 3 sizes too big ;-; So lots of taking in will follow!
White skirt has also been pinned, a zip needs to be added aswell as shortening the skirt and hemming it.

Im also having a hell of a time finding the right shoes, c'mon ebay dont fail me please T_T

Stubby Antenna (Posted 29th March 2009)

So I finished the antenna but its the wrong way round >.< Not sure if i should keep or get rid of ? Opinions would be good please D:

I feel like the colour bluuuue + Wig Wefts (Posted 29th March 2009)

Shop restocked with more dye, yaaay!! So I have been dying more blue, resulting in more blue fingers! Also I glued in a weft for the first time today, it's for Nia's antenna [As seen in the ref with wig pics]. I also made a start on her flower, it still needs more curling, and then it can be sealed and painted!. [The centre bit is just balanced on a pin for the pic, nothing is glued as of yet!]

Wig Dye (Posted 16th March 2009)

Ran out of dye, noo! Shop in which I buy my dye from has sold out the color Im using >_< They said they'll restock in 2 weeks! Until then I should start the actual costume!!!

Wig (Posted 24th January 2009)

My wig arrived the other week, I've just been lazy in taking progress shots, I figured I'd show it off before I do anything to destroy it! I wasn't to sure about the curls but I think they've grown on me. I have the blue dye I'll use ready to dye in the ends of bits. So here we go pictures before wig is styled!
[I've ordered two of these, one for this Nia and the other for short haired version]