Rei Ayanami (Plugsuit) - Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Showcased 4th November 2012 What is this?



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My most favourite character from my most favourite anime. EVA-r. *laugh track*

This took me 3 years to make, on and off. yep.
The suit is made entirely from scratch, with 4-way stretch vinyl (which is evil, don't talk to strange fabric).
I tried to make the undershirt twice but the fabric i used was dodgy so i bought a sleeved leotard. This way I can remove the shirt and do the injured version of Rei if i want to.
it was a lot of hard work but i'm pleased-ish with the way it turned out. this was my dream cosplay, and having a photoshoot on the Eva-like pier was so awesome.

Comments

stripey_dani posted on 26 August, 2008 - 23:32
Awww Im looking forward to seeing your Reis! I love NGE!

Solaria posted on 5 September, 2008 - 19:21
I am being stolen? :3 yay! We have a Kawaoru now so a full set =D

Solaria posted on 6 September, 2008 - 17:21
Haha! They are epic especailly Shinji <3 But he's mine xD

Mungojerrie posted on 4 December, 2008 - 18:30
Your wig is AWESOME. 8D

MoonLily posted on 5 December, 2008 - 16:59
You really have the right 'look' for Rei! Cant wait to see this finished! ^^

nanahara posted on 29 May, 2009 - 22:24
you look to be of to a great start ^^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 29 May, 2009 - 23:42
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 posted on 30 May, 2009 - 00:13
This'll look fantastic when finished, great work on the bodysuit and wig!

Ranma1-2 posted on 30 May, 2009 - 00:23
Wow I love how this is looking allready. ..how do, you get into your plugsuit - long zipper down the back?

ryaoki posted on 30 May, 2009 - 00:34
looking great, you really do suit her

Ranma1-2 posted on 30 May, 2009 - 22:44
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?

Mungojerrie posted on 4 June, 2009 - 22:44
YOUR TATTOO IS ORSE 8D

Solaria posted on 5 June, 2009 - 10:01
8D Looking epic x3 I cant wait to see it all D: i wish I could make my plugsuit >>;

Odd-One-Out posted on 7 July, 2009 - 19:14
You're making your own plugsuit, that makes you a living legend.

nanahara posted on 8 July, 2009 - 01:20
looking brilliant ^^

eva_fan posted on 15 July, 2009 - 22:39
That looks like it's gonna be one heck of a Rei cosplay. Can't wait to see the finished costume.

Sillabub posted on 23 July, 2009 - 11:11
Top-notch job on the wig there! Nice one! :D

RavenBlakh posted on 28 August, 2009 - 22:45
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 posted on 14 October, 2009 - 12:20
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FoxyChan posted on 22 May, 2010 - 19:05
Oooo looking good when are you planing on doing this I coul always get my Asuka out to join you!

Mungojerrie posted on 2 February, 2011 - 08:15
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU PUSHING THROUGH THIS SO QUICKLY.

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 February, 2011 - 12:46
Wow congrats on your shoes method - they look spot on. :)

Solaria posted on 16 February, 2011 - 12:43
Daymmmm <3 this is looking soooooo good I still need to do Asuka with you sometime x3

Mungojerrie posted on 15 August, 2011 - 08:03
YOU CAN DO ITTTTTTTTTT

TheStarlightFairy posted on 16 August, 2011 - 23:41
GET BACK TO WORK ON THIS PLEASE YOUR PROGRESS LOOKS AWESOME Necessary caps

Mungojerrie posted on 17 August, 2011 - 08:23
THAT PLUGSUIT IS LOOKING BANGING MISSY

Sammykins posted on 19 January, 2012 - 23:08
This is looking soooo awesome! Can't wait to see it finished!

KuroStylr posted on 1 August, 2012 - 18:11
This is looking fantastic! Keep it up! Cannot wait to see it!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 9 August, 2012 - 19:45
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rudeth posted on 12 August, 2012 - 20:15
THIS IS THE BEST THING I LOVE YOU FOREVER I'M A LITTLE BIT EXCITED BY THIS CAN YOU TELL?

Mungojerrie posted on 12 August, 2012 - 20:42
IM SO DAMN PROUD OF YOU WELL DONE <3333333

TheStarlightFairy posted on 30 September, 2012 - 19:39
ADFGTRYHLBG,UT5RFYTVGVHBGWRSUG I AM SO PROUD OF YOU FOR ACHIEVEING YOUR DREAM SO FABULOUSLY YOU ARE AN AMAZING REI <3333333333333333

Tony-Jay posted on 30 September, 2012 - 21:25
You look amazing! Congrats on getting this finished!

Starbucks dad posted on 1 October, 2012 - 12:17
This lookks totally superb.

MadameLapin posted on 1 October, 2012 - 18:22
WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH THIS IS EPIC OH MAH GAWD Well done on doing your dream costume hun, you look fantastic!

Ranma1-2 posted on 1 October, 2012 - 20:28
Fab location photos. I LOVE this cosplay, looks superb. ^_^

cosrai posted on 3 October, 2012 - 15:24
Gorgeous photos and cosplay, you pulled it off so well :)

Littlegeeky posted on 4 November, 2012 - 16:45
Wow! This is an amazing cosplay! Congratulations on the showcase!

tripletriad posted on 4 November, 2012 - 17:04
Ohhh this is fabulous! Love the progess shots as well! Brilliant work, you deserve the showcase =]

Siouxsie James posted on 4 November, 2012 - 19:50
What a lovely cosplay, love the photos as well :D grats on the showcase!!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 4 November, 2012 - 20:04
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SHOWCASE ILY <3

Devil_Trigger posted on 4 November, 2012 - 20:33
OMGGGGGGG CONGRATS ON THE SHOWCASE!!! 8D (also it's obvs to see why it would be selected c:)

Sephirayne posted on 5 November, 2012 - 04:06
Oh wow! Awesome Rei. Great costume and photos. Congratulations on the showcase.

gaming_goddess posted on 6 November, 2012 - 05:05
This is an absolutly gorgeous plugsuit :) Well worth all the effort that went into it - it really paid off :) Congrats on the showcase :D This is an epic cosplay :)

Freyarule posted on 7 November, 2012 - 09:50
Congrats on the showcase! Perfect Rei <3 the location is gorgeous, really nice choice there! The plugsuit looks so well made also, all that work was worth it! :D

Progress Journal

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.