Kamina (Version 3!) - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann



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UPDATE:

One last time. One last re-make.

WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM!!!

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A character who has fast reached my No.2 spot in "Favourite All Time Characters" in a series that has become my 2nd favourite anime.

Well, Kamina was one of my easier costumes.

The trousers just had an adapted waistband I added on, and some iron-on bias binding around the bottoms. Not clever but works as well as anything else.

No decent sandals for me this time, I borrowed a friends.

Wig was easier to style then I expected. Foam head I got from Kelly really helped, and I used the method of doing each spike individually with pins. :)

Shades were made from 3mm acrylic plastic cut with a hacksaw, sanded, and then heated over a hob for a slight curve in the center. I am to make them stick to my face, but for Minami I just propped them up in one of Kamina's poses.

The tattoos were done by Takuropop, and what an amazing job she did! :O

Comments

Tak posted on 15 November, 2007 - 17:30
Extra points for Strongbad referencing! This is a very Mark-ish character looks wise...I swear I will watch this series at some point too. When ya making it for homie?

Annadill posted on 15 November, 2007 - 20:54
this is on my "too watch" list so i better get round to it before you cosplay it :D i take it your not doing this before may expo due to the cols weather and the inset of harded mark nips :S

Felixize posted on 15 November, 2007 - 21:17
Kamina!! 0__0 Good luck with this! The world needs so many more Gurren Lagann cosplayers! And you forgot the AWESOME SPEC'S on that list!

Nalerenn posted on 16 January, 2008 - 16:42
You're doing Kamina too? Awesome! Word of advice for you that I got from a friend. Take multiple pairs of glasses. He had one pair break on him when he was traveling down ^^;;

jaydrive posted on 16 February, 2008 - 13:32
All i'm thinking right now is "GIGA DRILL BREAKER!!"

Tak posted on 5 March, 2008 - 16:02
Uni: I used a basic Kryolan Aquacolour water based paint (posh facepaint basically, but only a little more expensive than stuff like Snazaroo) applied with a brush. All you need someone with a steady hand and a Kamina who can stay still for a long time. VICTORY! Mark, this was awesome... you and Kelly looked HAWT.

Heero Masaki posted on 5 March, 2008 - 17:08
I still have no idea what Gurren Lagann is but you and Kelly looked awesome!

Leadmill posted on 5 March, 2008 - 23:28
You both look excellent mate, well done!

angel aiko posted on 8 March, 2008 - 13:05
Just had to say I thought you two looked awesome at Minami! one of the best Gurren Lagann cosplays i've ever seen ^-^

Adziu posted on 20 March, 2008 - 04:58
AAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!

Yuka posted on 24 March, 2008 - 18:28
A-ANIKI?!!? *is punched in the face!!* Can't wait to see you as Kamina at Amecon 8D Any idea what day you'll be cosplaying as him yet?

ryaoki posted on 18 April, 2008 - 05:52
haha as ive said before mate i really love this

MangaChild posted on 5 June, 2008 - 11:42
Nice Tatts I mean Mark And i mean TATTOOS lol Cool cos dude the wig dyed really well and the Acryllic must have been a buggar cut to shape evenly and to get so smooth..

ryaoki posted on 1 August, 2008 - 14:24
THE NEW WIG MARK LOOKS AWSOME LMAO AT FIRST I THOUGHT (IN THE OLD PICS WITH UR OLD WIG) I WAS LIKE WHY IS HE WEARING A FLOWER ON HIS HEAD LMAO the flower in the background looks like your wearing it lol

Uni posted on 1 August, 2008 - 16:50
Ah i see Tak! Well it certainly shows its good quailty! Loving the new wig re-styling Mark, see you at Ame!

ryaoki posted on 17 August, 2008 - 20:48
indeed best kamina pics ever, i just have so many sentences i can put to that like " screw you otaku and your hentai, i have this, myess its reall too"

ryaoki posted on 9 December, 2008 - 01:03
MARKK I JUST READ "MADADA MADAEIU (NOT YET... I CAN STILL GO ON)" do it DO IT FOR DAI GURREN, SPIN ONN !!! OH GOD READING THAT PLEASE SAY YOUR REDOING FOR MY GURREN LAGANN GROUP AT MINAMICON listen, kamina dont forget, dont believe in the you who believed in me dont believe in me who once believed in you but believe in you WHO BELIEVES IN YOURSELF KISATSUUU GIGAA...DRILLL!,BREAAKKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Sands posted on 9 December, 2008 - 02:35
oh so the rumour was true, you RRRRR busting this out one last time! quite excited to be doing a group with you!

Sephirayne posted on 23 January, 2009 - 14:09
Awesome costume. I loved the performance that you put on in the Amecon Omake. Great job.

ryaoki posted on 27 January, 2009 - 23:35
A....ANEKIIIIII loooking epic mark. veryyyyy epic and i can see the buffness coming along very well

BlusterSquall posted on 27 January, 2009 - 23:37
Oooo~ The new wig looks amazing!

stripey_dani posted on 27 January, 2009 - 23:44
Why are you shirtless? xD

SherlockHulmes posted on 27 January, 2009 - 23:45
lol, I didn't want to get tons of hairspray of my (freshly washed) clothes and I was about to work out when I took the photos... Besides, it's much more "Kamina-esq"! :P

Sands posted on 27 January, 2009 - 23:46
that is one fiiiiiine wig!

sjbonnar posted on 27 January, 2009 - 23:58
I'm loving the new wig mate!

Kuma posted on 28 January, 2009 - 00:15
Excellent work on Wig MKII =D

stripey_dani posted on 28 January, 2009 - 00:43
A reasonable explanation.. Ill accept it :p Great wig work!

Shazz posted on 28 January, 2009 - 14:20
Great wig!

Uni posted on 29 January, 2009 - 00:23
Nice Wig work there! <3

Tak posted on 29 January, 2009 - 10:07
Wig looks hot Mark :D

MangaChild posted on 30 January, 2009 - 07:21
Just when i thought "that Kamina wig cant get any better" You went and did it:P This is now more like idenity theft than cosplay :O

Saffron posted on 19 February, 2009 - 22:03
It looks amazing what you've got so far, I'm a really big Kamina fan <3 *will be doing Simon later this year*

Nah dude posted on 12 July, 2009 - 11:49
wow..hawt :P I've seen these photos in the internet and always liked them! and your yoko is hot,too :3

Drachryn posted on 16 May, 2010 - 23:46
Oh my gosh! Best Kamina I've ever seen and hot Yoko too! Awesomeawesomeawesome!!

Cathe posted on 30 August, 2010 - 19:33
:O Best Kamina i've seen so far :D

Minos-Chan posted on 19 November, 2010 - 20:33
awsome Kamina *_*

Numta posted on 13 December, 2010 - 17:49
Epic Kamina dude! Kudos to you!!!