12th August 2012: Shoulder armour detail You can't really see these properly on the full shot i uploaded, but luckily i took this as well. it's made with real shoulder pads, and craft foam, covered in the infamous vinyl.
The little 'screws' are bottle tops with craft foam on top.
the velcro you can see is for the chest armour.
9th August 2012: Leg details This is about the third time the legs have been made. yep. previously i tried to do the leg lines with a sharpie pen, but it ended up smudging and wouldn't come off no matter what and i died inside.
so this time, i cut the pattern out of some spare leatherette and glued them on while wearing the legs. really tedious. i fucked up a lot on the right leg and there's some leftover glue marks, and from the little knee thing, the dreaded pen marks again. but i might be able to remove it as it's only a little bit, and the glue marks should come off with some scrubbing. i'm saying should because i will not accept it not working, no way in hell am i making these for a fourth time!
30th July 2012: Bodysuit done it's been like this for a while but i never took a proper photo. if it werent for velcro this costume would be a disaster. as you can see i still need to re-paint the green things, but other than that it's done.
30th July 2012: Backpack done I was unsure of how to finish it, and the top bit is what I came up with today. not sure if i like it, it sort of looks too big, but i cant think of ways to make it any smaller. I like the bottom bit though.
26th July 2012: Wristbands These were made with foam and covered with velcro, the orange bits are craft foam. there's a little slit at the bottom with velcro on, that's how I get them on.
6th February 2011: shoes Before and after photo of the shoes. These are then used as a base, and the leg parts are stretched over the foam and glued around the bottom.
stripey_dani - 27th August 2008
Awww Im looking forward to seeing your Reis! I love NGE!
Solaria - 5th September 2008
I am being stolen? :3 yay! We have a Kawaoru now so a full set =D
Solaria - 6th September 2008
Haha! They are epic especailly Shinji <3 But he's mine xD
Mungojerrie - 4th December 2008
Your wig is AWESOME. 8D
MoonLily - 5th December 2008
You really have the right 'look' for Rei! Cant wait to see this finished! ^^
nanahara - 30th May 2009
you look to be of to a great start ^^
Captain_Marvelous - 30th May 2009
A friend of mine totaly didnt accept that hand sharpy worked, I thank you my lady :) and my pain of death is truly the joy of your cosplay *I hope you get that joke/quote otherwise im gonna look silly* keep at it you look amazing :)
HotshotShan - 30th May 2009
This'll look fantastic when finished, great work on the bodysuit and wig!
Ranma1-2 - 30th May 2009
Wow I love how this is looking allready.
..how do, you get into your plugsuit - long zipper down the back?
ryaoki - 30th May 2009
looking great, you really do suit her
Ranma1-2 - 31st May 2009
Aha no zipper then. It's a good plan to use the hard parts of the costume to cover the gaps in the back...
Hmmm "what is it about guys and plugsuits??", come oooon they're figure hugging, and shiney, and..., and... Mmmmmmmm ^^
btw surely your bf can see your costume in person..all he has to do is come to the Expo with you, n'est pas?
eva_fan - 16th July 2009
That looks like it's gonna be one heck of a Rei cosplay.
Can't wait to see the finished costume.
Sillabub - 23rd July 2009
Top-notch job on the wig there! Nice one! :D
Anonymous - 29th August 2009
This costume is made of complete and utter win - I can't wait to see it completed, plugsuits are so rare! You also have the perfect look and figure for Rei, I am in envy T_T
RanmaSyaoran - 14th October 2009
FoxyChan - 22nd May 2010
Oooo looking good when are you planing on doing this I coul always get my Asuka out to join you!
Mungojerrie - 2nd February 2011
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU PUSHING THROUGH THIS SO QUICKLY.
Ranma1-2 - 7th February 2011
Wow congrats on your shoes method - they look spot on. :)
Solaria - 16th February 2011
Daymmmm <3 this is looking soooooo good I still need to do Asuka with you sometime x3
Cosplay Island is a news, portfolio and resource site for UK cosplayers. Join for free today, create your cosplay profile and share your photos with other cosplayers, or browse thousands of costumes by our members. Stay updated with all the latest news from the costuming world and cosplay events.