Costume :Neo
Variant :First Matrix Version
Source :The Matrix
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2008

Costume Photos

pocket full of kryptonite


Neo "I know kung-fu"



Costume Information


The first matrix movie is among my favourite movies of all time. It's just so slick and cool, and I love all the philosophical undertones.

A few times in life, people have commented on my likeness to keanu reeves. I went on holiday with a tour a couple of years ago and I was wearing sunglasses and people on the tour were asking me to have my photo taken with them, which was quite funny. So from that I thought that I could pull off the look pretty well.


The costume is getting a complete overhaul for upcoming events. I've decided to make it much more authentic. The coat will no longer be leather, but more woollen as in the original.
I have decided to go with a complete bod harness that Neo wears that I've painted, including various silver buckles. Boots will have straps. A double shoulder holster will be used.


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It actually freaked me out a little just how much like Keanu Reeves you looked! REALLY well done man!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 19:55
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hehe thanks. That was part of the reason why I chose it. I get random keanu comments quite often when just wearing regular sunglasses. :p

by Zaiburst on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 19:57
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Blimey, you DO bare a strong resemblance to Neo! O_O Can't believe I missed you, I would've attacked you with my camera xD! You look so awesome~

by CrystalNeko on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 20:05
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That just makes you a lucky man LOL

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 20:06

omfg wat...
you look so much like the original, you culd've leaped right off the movie poster O.O'''
You should do more versions for great justice.

by Adamoluna on Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 - 21:16
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this was so amazingly epic

by ryaoki on Sunday, 31 May, 2009 - 23:09
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Loved it! You look just like Neo xD

by stripey_dani on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 00:10
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Now I am even more gutted, I loved you crow cosplay and managed to miss that But I am an even bigger Neo fan (Keanu Reeves is my all time favourite actor)and it looks like I missed this one too! >.< It is really amazing how much you look like him! Great costume really well done, you should definately do more versions of Neo! Now I am inspired to rethink doing trinity!

by Bunni on Thursday, 4 June, 2009 - 22:55
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You totally have his facial structure. My god.

by KhaosKreator on Thursday, 4 June, 2009 - 22:57
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thanks :D

I'm cosidering reprising Neo for october, but on the condition that I manage to find other matrix characters. So yes, Trinity is up for grabs :)
Matrix re-enactment for masquerade perhaps? I may have found a Morpheus (the guy that was Blade at the expo says he's open to the idea).

by Zaiburst on Thursday, 4 June, 2009 - 23:26
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I'll be your trinity! We'll have to make it on the Sunday though as I am in a street fighter group on the Saturday! This is going to be great!

by Bunni on Friday, 5 June, 2009 - 09:40
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you and keanu reeves were totally separated at birth!

by Yamidragon on Sunday, 2 August, 2009 - 09:49
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Awesome lookalike! TOTALLY suits you.
Your Matrix performance also sounds exciting..I'm looking forward seeing you guys doing this in the masquerade. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 25 September, 2009 - 11:07
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Ah so awesome, makes me want to do trinity >__<

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 23 January, 2010 - 17:01
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N-N... Neo???? Is that REALLY you? O__O
It's scary how much you look like Keanu Reeves! But oh-so awesome! 8D
Very very very awesome!

by PapercutPerfect on Friday, 23 July, 2010 - 18:47