Costume :Kamina
Variant :Caped
Source :Gurren Lagann
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

Back to back

Aim for the top

Farewell brother

I'll return it 10 times!


To the heavens!






Painting finished and battle damage added


Costume Information

Cost : £50

I'm really pleased with how this costume turned out at the Expo, however there are a few things I plan to change for Aya...

Because the belt was elasticated, all the eyelets popped out when I tried to tie it together, so I'll probably remake this bit. I also intend to make a pair of glasses that won't crack and hopefully get his Katana sorted also :o

Special thanks to Princess Mark for making the wig for me! :D I owe you buddy!


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looking good man =D can't wait to see this at expo =D

by Sweeturk on Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 - 02:21
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by GAINAX on Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 - 07:42
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Looking good! :]

by Denmark on Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 - 08:37

This is going to be awesome!
I'll defiantly get a photo with you if I see you ^^

by goodbyeworld on Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 - 17:52
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I love how you've use precision blueprints for the glasses.


by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 - 19:11

Thanks for the comment on my viral! (it's my real hair btw)
I'm planning on doing viral sunday afternoon if I can get him done at all.. I'll be simon all day saturday though ^^

Nice blueprints btw ^^

by goodbyeworld on Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 - 19:20
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I'll be cosplaying Kamina for both days so we should totally get some pics together :D How much work have you got left to do on both costumes? ;p

by GAINAX on Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 - 20:42

I'm almost there with Simon. He's my priority along with my Gundam cosplay. I'm going to get Viral done as an extra if I can ^^

by goodbyeworld on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 17:23
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by angel aiko on Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 - 23:13
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Epic so far :D I love the cape!
I'll be sure to ask for a photo if I see you either day X3
Good luck with the rest~!

by Charlie-Bear on Saturday, 9 May, 2009 - 13:40
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plan ahead when tearing up the bottom!
i've been through a ton of fabric when tearing capes hasn't gone well
always cut upward and stay away from the sidesa is all i can say XD

i've never actually seen gurren langan but this outfit is bloody brilliant!

by Marauchettes on Saturday, 9 May, 2009 - 18:27
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Thanks for the pro tip :D I shall keep it in mind! Got to paint the flames first though!

And you really should watch Gurren Lagann ;3

Thanks all for the positive comments <3

by GAINAX on Saturday, 9 May, 2009 - 18:36

Nice paint work duder!!

by K on Saturday, 9 May, 2009 - 19:17
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Thanks ^^ Lets hope it doesn't all crumble off on the day!

by GAINAX on Saturday, 9 May, 2009 - 20:32
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Looks so awesome ^^

by GraceyDarling on Sunday, 10 May, 2009 - 17:20
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this looks fucking ace buddy, shit man cant believe you painted it haha im to nervous to paint my simon insignia incase i bugger up

by ryaoki on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 20:08
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Haha, I was nervous too at first, but it was pretty easy! What I did was print off a template on A2 paper and draw around it with pen onto the fabric. From then on it was just a matter of painting within the lines and making sure not to go over :P

The flames are the real bitch XD

by GAINAX on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 21:09
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You're cape looks fantastic now, I really want it XD
(Thankyou for your kind comment! I'll be wearing Nia on Sunday, I'd love to get photos with your Kamina! 8D)

by Charlie-Bear on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 21:16
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Fo sho! We're arranging a Gurren Lagann photoshoot on the Sunday I think! The more the merrier :D

by GAINAX on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 23:09
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Holy shit man this is looking so goddamned good!! You said you were wearing this to Amecon as well, right? :D Can't wait to get pics with you once I finish Simon!!

by Yuka on Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 - 22:55
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Do you mean Aya? I shall be wearing it to that also :D

by GAINAX on Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 - 23:02
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This looks pretty cool Mike.

Good to see someone doing Kamina's cape aswell.

by eva_fan on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 22:27
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this is looking awsome man

by nanahara on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 08:23
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by Odd-One-Out on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 12:47
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XD Yeah I mean Aya. I always get the names the wrong way around! I'll have Simon done for Aya! Any plans on which day you're going to wear this?

by Yuka on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 21:01
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Depends whether or not I finish my Sheik cosplay... If I'm successful, I'll probably do him for the Friday and Saturday morning! *Still needs to sort out his registration! D:*

by GAINAX on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 22:09
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I think the Gurren Lagann group is going to be on the Sunday :O Are you doing Shiek for a group? Looking forward to seeing that :D <3

by Yuka on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 23:06

That SUCKS about the wig. That seller sent me the wrong one too ^^' I've known coloured spray to work on wigs.. or maybe ask around to see if there's anyone you can borrow from?

by goodbyeworld on Monday, 18 May, 2009 - 15:44
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I've not had had any luck so far, but I've still got a few people to ask ;p

What wig did they mess up for you? I see you have your Simon one at least :D

by GAINAX on Monday, 18 May, 2009 - 16:20

The sent me the wrong bleach wigs, and they sent me a wig matted beyond repair D8 BAD FEEDBACK! D8<
If that all fails, try a party shop of something. Their wigs aren't amazing quality but it should do.

by goodbyeworld on Monday, 18 May, 2009 - 16:42
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Dude I have a group photo of you just before the masq and a video of the whole Row Row Fight the Power :D Add me on MSn and I'll send to you.

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 17:27
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Thankyou for posing for some pics with me! You really made an epic Kamina, was lovely to meet you! ^o^
Feel free to take the pictures by the way =D

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 18:14
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Well if it isnt the great and mighty Kamina XD

by Doctrcid on Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 - 18:54
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Fight the Powah! You did it! The battle damage on the cape is great, I wouldn't have thought of doing it that way :D

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 28 May, 2009 - 10:51
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Hey, Im going to be doing a Kamina in Oct I was wondering if you would be kind enough to tell me what paint you used?


Great costume btw. :D

by Sunsetdancer on Tuesday, 2 June, 2009 - 10:55
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You were aweeeeesome! I loved seeing your Kamina! 8D Especially loving the cape~

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 14 June, 2009 - 18:35
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Well that really did turn out really well mike. :D

Any chance you'll be wearing it again?
As i'm hoping to make it to the October Expo (money permitting) with my Simon cosplay.... failing that there's always Minami.

by eva_fan on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009 - 21:21
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I was planning on wearing it Friday Ayacon, if you're going to that?

by GAINAX on Thursday, 2 July, 2009 - 11:03
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Awesome Kamina at Aya man, I don't think anyone could've done the costume and the voices as well as you man.

by Son Gopaul on Monday, 17 August, 2009 - 02:00
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I still think you're one of the best Kamina cosplayers out there; the outfit is awesome, and you have the right build and expressions for him :D
(and i'm glad you like the photos I took! <3)

by RavenBlakh on Friday, 28 August, 2009 - 15:36
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You make a great Kamina.
Was fun to cosplay alongside you.

by eva_fan on Wednesday, 21 April, 2010 - 18:52
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Amazing kamina is amazing :)

by isamiaella on Tuesday, 30 November, 2010 - 15:13
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Epic Kamina!

Probably the best i've seen! Well done!!!!

by Numta on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 21:45
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50 points to GRYFFINDOR!

by lastordersuk on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 23:16


Wig (Posted 18th May 2009)

So I receieved my wig today and guess what, THEY SENT ME A BLACK ONE! RETARDS! >.<
Is the wig I was SUPPOSED to be getting -,- Only 4 days until I leave for the Expo now :/ *sigh*

Anyone got any ideas?