Nia Teppelin (Version II - Pre Time-Skip) - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann




I'm so glad I decided to wear this to expo! I met some really lovely Gurren cosplayers and it was great to meet you all!!
Also all the people who said kind things about my cosplays really was great, I was so worried about Nia it was unreal D:

Theres alot I dont like about this cosplay, but I'm planning to have most of it remade for this summer with a photoshoot with Fii as Simooonn <33
I'm also currently reworking this in the hope I can bring to minami for some photos with my new wig :3


ryaoki posted on 16 November, 2008 - 17:54
yey my niaaaaa I CANT WAIT TILL WE DO THIS HUN and yeyyyyy well definatly do the wedding one for ame ball and gimp simon ¬¬ i wonder why you want me to do that one AND offcourse priminister cas then you get a dress yey

Sands posted on 17 December, 2008 - 13:56
hope you wear this on sunday as well so we can get some photos as niaxadiane looking forward to seeing it =]

ryaoki posted on 16 March, 2009 - 20:44
YEYY NIAAAAAA i cant wait to get pics with you hun

Brinny-Chan posted on 16 March, 2009 - 20:57
Wow! The wig looks really pretty so far!! XD Good luck with teh rest of it! XD

shigures high school girl posted on 16 March, 2009 - 21:00
You actually look awesome in that picture, supah smexah V-Nizzle ;D Suits you soooo much, and the lip shit and wig are awesome :P

nanahara posted on 17 March, 2009 - 19:12
looking good

GraceyDarling posted on 8 April, 2009 - 12:46
the wig and jewellery and looking awesome so far ^^ cant wait to see this we should get some pictures in may :)

goodbyeworld posted on 28 April, 2009 - 19:26
Eeeep! This is looking amazing! I can't wait to see it done! ^^

ryaoki posted on 11 May, 2009 - 21:24
loooks great hun

GAINAX posted on 11 May, 2009 - 22:08
Great shoes! :D What day are you planning on cosplaying her? I'm doing kamina on Saturday and Sunday >:D

Limegreenjelly posted on 25 May, 2009 - 23:20
loving the pictures well done sorry i didnt see the gurren group :( i think i was having dinner excellent work though :)

Solaria posted on 26 May, 2009 - 13:14
x3 You really made a beautiful Nia x3 Im glad I spotted you when I did 8D

goodbyeworld posted on 26 May, 2009 - 16:22
You're such a pretty Nia!! I wish I got more photos with you!! ;_;

GAINAX posted on 26 May, 2009 - 18:33
Your costume looked awesome! :D Thanks again for posing with us for a few pics! Mind if I take one of the group shots and use it for my costume profile? :)

CrystalNeko posted on 26 May, 2009 - 18:58
You looked sooooo cute! Do love your wig~ Please do more cute cosplays :D

Odd-One-Out posted on 26 May, 2009 - 19:00
This was oh so good, I cheered your TTGL group on in the masq!

Charlie-Bear posted on 26 May, 2009 - 19:28
Thankyou everyone ^o^ @ CrystalNeko: Im sorry no! Im leaving cute to you and Izzy, I just don't suit cute characters!!! @ Odd-One-Out, thankyou! But sadly that wasn't me in the masquerade, that lovely Nia was angel aiko! I cheered for them too :D

Doctrcid posted on 26 May, 2009 - 20:44
I think you did XD I think I hhave one, I'll put it up

Toshi-chan posted on 26 May, 2009 - 22:29
awwww you make an awesome nia!!! i love the colours in the wig toooo its so perfect =]

Ranma1-2 posted on 27 May, 2009 - 15:34
..nothing wrong with your skirt length, I think the costume looks Fab on you - you look great. Actually you look quite sweet in some of the shots. Wasnt it a gorgeous sunny day for pics down by the docks. ^^ You all have great pics from May Expo.

caylithe posted on 27 May, 2009 - 20:16
thanks for the comment :), love your nia costume, the photos look fantastic, very colourful ^^, shame i didn't see it in person!

PKNIVES posted on 6 June, 2009 - 22:42
I love this! You look amazingly beautiful! Sadly, I managed to miss you at Expo, I would have liked to take your photograph! Awesome!

Sephirayne posted on 9 June, 2009 - 21:08
I think you look really good in this. You've done the wig and hair flower really well.

cheerful_bunny posted on 13 June, 2009 - 18:12
Oh, wow, this is awesome! You look so, so pretty, it really suits you! :3

BladeyCakes posted on 26 September, 2009 - 21:46
You make an epic Nia! Great cosplay 8D

JustPeachy posted on 24 May, 2011 - 15:29
You make an awesome Nia...and that wig...its SO pretty!!

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

21st May 2009

Getting there!

I've had the fabric for the Dai-Gurren jacket cut and pinned for ages, Im making it for expo because i get really cold travelling, even though she doesn't have it with the long haired version :/ Never mind!! XD
Pink tops done! Needs an iron though

11th May 2009

Finished Shoes!

They need a teenie touch up of gold round the red jem but are done! I varnished the shoes, makes them look nicer. Also need to paint the bases because it looks odd red :/

11th May 2009

Skirt and Top progess

Just need to hem the skirt shorter and the top too. Maybe take it in mooore and possibly iron when im done.
The top was a bugger with the four seams BUT got there eventually 8D

10th May 2009


I didn't realise expo was so close ._. Woopsie! ^^;
Pink top dress thingy is fitted pinned and ready to be gunned through the machine! Shoes have been painted and varnished just need white bits and jems sticking on! Next up is the hair stuff, Ive made it from fimo, needs a good cook and paint then its done!
Jewellry and the likes need a touch up along the edges and then they're done. Its getting there. Im just a slow lazy child.

2nd May 2009

Finished Wig!

I think its done, Im really happy with it ^o^ If people think it needs more blue I'll do it as I have dye left over, I love this wig <3
Flower's done too fo her hair!

2nd May 2009


Are in progress painting because they arrived! 8D They were meant to be £30!! =o They look brand new aswell, looks like they've never been worn, and they are [moderately] easy to walk in, huzzah! A couple more layers of red and then some varnish then I can stick the jems to them! :3

27th April 2009


These shoes went up for sale on ebay, I didnt get them the first 2 times because im slow/lazy but 3rd time I GOT EM! 8D Perfect shape/size. Just need modding!! X3
Oh yes, white skirt almost done! x3

P.S Pic of shoes stolen from ebay, not miine!

15th April 2009

Painting + Pink Dress

Pink dress is alot more fitted, ive tacking stitched the zip in inside out so I can fit the seams as much as I want, then to unpick the zip and put it in the right way.

All craft foamy things have been sealed and I&#039;ve started to paint them, the head flower is finished, the belt needs a few touch ups up the side (as do all the other craft foam things) But theyre pretty much done.

(Only the circle bits on the belt and flower are stuck down, the collar and braclets aren't, I just grabbed any i had going spair and lobbed them on for the photo)

8th April 2009

Gluue + Hair straighteners

Decided to seal all my craft foam today before I go out so it gives it time to dry without me being impatient and poking it.
Did you know hair straighteners work perfectly for heating and bending craft foam? Ive used the stove but I always burn my foam and it gets too hot. >_< Hair dryer is too noisy and doesnt head it enough, but my GHDs worked perfectly =O Heated it enough so i could bend it and hold it without burning myself. Viva la Hairstraightener! 8D

7th April 2009


Finally dug out a mass of craft foam for the abiss which is my wardrobe. I measured cut and did all that shizz to the craft foam, then being a bit Grinchy proceeded to hack up Christmas Decs for the circle bits and whatnot. Heres a photo of everything cut out, ready to be glued and sealed then painted then adding stuff to stick it to me :D

P.S. I ran out of Dye AGAIN. I think its just drying out because I don't get much done with them before they run out...Let us hope the store has restocked!! >_<

P.P.S If I ever need to dye a wig again, PLEASE just say 'NO GO GET WEFTS INSTEAD!!' D:

P.P.P.S Please ignore Spongebob slipper in pic ;D

5th April 2009

Top + Skirt Progress

So I finally got round to cutting out all my material needed, Ive managed to finally achieve in getting Nia's Pink top the accurate shape (Seams at the front and back but non at the side) It's just like 3 sizes too big ;-; So lots of taking in will follow!
White skirt has also been pinned, a zip needs to be added aswell as shortening the skirt and hemming it.

Im also having a hell of a time finding the right shoes, c'mon ebay dont fail me please T_T

29th March 2009

Stubby Antenna

So I finished the antenna but its the wrong way round >.< Not sure if i should keep or get rid of ? Opinions would be good please D:

29th March 2009

I feel like the colour bluuuue + Wig Wefts

Shop restocked with more dye, yaaay!! So I have been dying more blue, resulting in more blue fingers! Also I glued in a weft for the first time today, it's for Nia's antenna [As seen in the ref with wig pics]. I also made a start on her flower, it still needs more curling, and then it can be sealed and painted!. [The centre bit is just balanced on a pin for the pic, nothing is glued as of yet!]

16th March 2009

Wig Dye

Ran out of dye, noo! Shop in which I buy my dye from has sold out the color Im using >_< They said they'll restock in 2 weeks! Until then I should start the actual costume!!!

24th January 2009


My wig arrived the other week, I've just been lazy in taking progress shots, I figured I'd show it off before I do anything to destroy it! I wasn't to sure about the curls but I think they've grown on me. I have the blue dye I'll use ready to dye in the ends of bits. So here we go pictures before wig is styled!
[I've ordered two of these, one for this Nia and the other for short haired version]