Kittan (Black Kinsman) - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


AmeCon 2008




This has to be the Quickest, Cheapst, Most Spontanious last minuet costume i have done to date :)

And i have Amber to thank for suggesting it to me > <

I used a meter of black cotton fabric with a denim like weave, Laid out an old t-shirt on top of the fabric and cut around it leaving some extra fabric for seam allowences.

Once i had that sewn i cut a slit doen the front from the collar to make it a V neck pinned back the corner peices and sewn the hem in place.

I then put the top on my Body cast and started cutting out paper templates for the collar, realising i sucked at doing this Amber stepped in to save the day and made one on her first try *GRRRRRR*

With the paper template i made the collar using some very stiff sew on violene and used the off cuts from the top and made a pocket for the collar to fit in. I then sewn through the edge of the collar in the pocket right the way round the edge, attaced the collar and the top was done.

The black Jeans i bought for £4 from Jt Hughes
The belt is 2 belts i cut appart and put together
The shoes are my work shoes
The hair will be my own :S

Credit goes to Amber for doing an Awesome job of painting my scar (which stayed on for days)
Also a Special thanks to Defrain who kindly lent me his boots as i was a ham and forgot mine :)


ryaoki posted on 6 August, 2008 - 11:21

Defrain posted on 6 August, 2008 - 11:22
this should be a good one

SherlockHulmes posted on 7 August, 2008 - 00:37
Dude, could you and Amber wear this Sunday if possible? I don't know if I can wear Kamina on Saturday and have to do it Sunday for the Omake. Would be awesome to get some photos with ya! :D

ryaoki posted on 11 August, 2008 - 15:44
THIS WAS AMAZINF YOU ARE KITTAN mikeee , king kittannnnnnnnn GIGAA DRILLL BREAKERRRRRRRRRRRR!!! i cant WAIT to do simon with you man

Uni posted on 11 August, 2008 - 15:57
EEEeee you made a great Kittan!! i wish i had taken a picture >:( and the fact you used your real hair was uber cool! you got it spot on : 3

Defrain posted on 18 August, 2008 - 19:09
hmm thoughs boots look aufully familuar lol great cos btw

same_difference posted on 18 August, 2008 - 20:45
For a last minute costume you did a good job, even if I didn't recognise it. You need to work on your pose for photo 4 a little more ;P

Amy-Lou posted on 18 August, 2008 - 21:57
The crazy anime hair strangely suits you!

MangaChild posted on 19 August, 2008 - 09:22
Defrain: I cant thank you enough for lending me your boots after i gorgot my own :) Same Difference: I totally agree, Posing is the worst part of cosplay for me as it happens i hate having my photo taken :p AmyLou: Its not a world apart from my normal messy bed head :) Although i do need to cut back on the Bleaching or i'll be cosplaying as old coco next time :O

nert posted on 20 August, 2008 - 18:00
Seeing this made my day XD I'd totally forgotten you two were doing them.

Tak posted on 20 August, 2008 - 23:05
Okay, my month has been made. KITTAN FFS! Sod Kamina, Kittan is the MAN! Perfect costumes, just perfect.

eva_fan posted on 14 January, 2009 - 13:42
Wow i'm envious. You did a good job with the hair and even had the scar. Much like you, when i decided to do Kittan it was very last minute, but looks like you pulled it off better than i did.

BladeyCakes posted on 21 June, 2009 - 20:17
Amazing cosplay! The hair looks perfect You make a great Kittan!

Numta posted on 13 December, 2010 - 17:50
Amazing Kittan dude! You look perfect as him!