Gendo Ikari - Neon Genesis Evangelion


 


Well given my name sake it was only natural that i would do a character from Evangelion at the first Minami Con i attended. Gendo was a character i had intended to do for some time, and i finally got round to doing it at Minami Con 13.

The response to it was great, in fact it has been every time i've worn it since.

The gloves came from a surplus military store in Plymouth called Goulds, and cost £3, and the jacket was also £3 from a charity shop. The tangerine tinted shades i bought in a £1 shop in 2003 (or was it 2004?) with this very costume in mind.

The only snag with this costume is the i have to know when i'm gonna wear it 2 months in advance to allow me to grow the beard.

Update (16/02/2015):
As this year is the the 20th anniversary of Evangelion it's time to revisit an old favorite.

Brinny-Chan posted on 4 January, 2009 - 20:03
Awesome Gendo! I remember seeing the Gendo pose image on the neo forum... Except without the edit.

eva_fan posted on 4 January, 2009 - 20:09
Yup. =) I don't think i even bother posting my cosplays on Neo anymore.

White Leviathan posted on 4 January, 2009 - 20:40
Well I spent so long thinking what to write that I missed the first comment, boo hoo. Awesome cos, it's still your trademark...

Defrain posted on 4 February, 2009 - 19:01
now that ive seen this anime i can judge the costume and well it owns simple as

amberlovers posted on 1 October, 2010 - 18:41
This is so rad, you're the first person I've seen cosplay Gendo, and well.... good one!

eva_fan posted on 3 October, 2010 - 15:56
Thanks. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I do seem to have a lot of people telling me i should cosplay him again some time.

Clive_Winslet posted on 2 June, 2011 - 22:06
This is wicked cool! I plan on doing a Gendo cosplay to. Yours is very well done.