Costume :Simon
Variant :Commander-in-Chief
Source :Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 16 (2010)

Costume Photos

May Expo 2010

By Aniki's Grave

Piercing the heavens

Gurren Lagann Group

Progress 04 - the Trousers

Progress 03 - Collar Detail

Progress 01

Refrence 02

Refrence 01


Costume Information

Cost : £40

Originally worn for a TokyoPop REcon in Plymouth; i never finished it to a standard i was happy with.

This is second character from Gurren Lagann i've cosplayed.

I'm gonna try and see if i can make this one from scratch and do most of sewing myself (with a little help from Defrain).

13/05/09: bought some stuff to go towards this cosplay today.
Thought i'd tease you all by letting you know it's a Gurren Lagann cosplay (question is which character? :P).

19/05/09: bought some trousers from a surplus military shop down the road from me today for £6.99. They'll need taking up a bit, but since i need to modify them anyway, that's not a big issue. Also i can tell you it's not Rossiu.

02/06/09: ordered the wig off ebay.

30/06/09: finished the shirt the other day, now with just over a week to go i need to really press on with the trousers and he spats.


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You're doing Kamina? :o

by GAINAX on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 23:37
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Ha ha ha...... I wish.
i really doubt i have the body to pull him off. T_T

I'll drop more hints to who it is at some point.

by eva_fan on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 - 23:54
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its not Roisu is it?

by Mothfox on Sunday, 17 May, 2009 - 14:45
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The Shirt looks awesome!

by Mothfox on Thursday, 2 July, 2009 - 21:09
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nice one

by snailojisan on Friday, 3 July, 2009 - 22:30
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Looks good so far :)

by Inuyoku on Sunday, 7 March, 2010 - 15:01
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Oh thanks Inuyoku.

I'll try and upload some more progress pictures this week.

by eva_fan on Monday, 8 March, 2010 - 00:24
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Mainly just expo's cause I don't want to book to much time off work otherwise they might get annoyed, the only Con im planning on going to is a small one in Derby near me :)

by Inuyoku on Monday, 8 March, 2010 - 11:07
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I'm making time-skip Nia for Minami :3

My foam armour fell apart for younger Nia anyway XD

by street-angel on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 20:23
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Im liking the new collar chris ^^ should be awesome at minami

by Mothfox on Sunday, 11 April, 2010 - 21:36
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We really should XD Amecon it is! Finish the coat :p

by street-angel on Monday, 19 April, 2010 - 17:28
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some good shots

by Defrain on Wednesday, 21 April, 2010 - 20:14
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pretty cool ^^

by Mothfox on Wednesday, 28 April, 2010 - 17:39
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hehe nice grave shot :3

by street-angel on Wednesday, 28 April, 2010 - 19:22

To-Do List

Trousers HighComplete
Spats (shoe coverings)MediumComplete


Ready for Minami Con 16 (Posted 15th April 2010)

Well it's done (and just in time).

Didn't get the jacket done, but i plan to re-wear this at Ame, so the jacket should be done by then.

No sash either, but ass it's only ever seen with the jacket, that can also wait.

The shirt - Progress. (Posted 14th June 2009)

well i've got the stars applied to the shirt via an iron on adhesive (thanks Defrain).
The pipping cored is now finished and just needs to be sewn into the collar.
I've got the first of 2 epilets completed; and i have to say i'm quite happy with the way it's turned out. Not bad for someone who hasn't done a lot of sewing on a costume before.