Costume :Gendo Ikari
Source :Neon Genesis Evangelion
Progress :Complete
Worn At :MinamiCon 13 (2007)

Costume Photos

Gendo does Charity

Gendo Reads

Gendo In the Bar

Gendo Pose


Costume Information

Cost : £7 (+ the cost of 2 drinks for the person who helped me moodify the jacket)

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.


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Awesome Gendo!
I remember seeing the Gendo pose image on the neo forum... Except without the edit.

by Brinny-Chan on Sunday, 4 January, 2009 - 21:03
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Yup. =)
I don't think i even bother posting my cosplays on Neo anymore.

by eva_fan on Sunday, 4 January, 2009 - 21:09
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Well I spent so long thinking what to write that I missed the first comment, boo hoo.

Awesome cos, it's still your trademark...

by White Leviathan on Sunday, 4 January, 2009 - 21:40
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now that ive seen this anime i can judge the costume and well it owns simple as

by Defrain on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 20:01
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This is so rad, you're the first person I've seen cosplay Gendo, and well.... good one!

by amberlovers on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 19:41
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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.

by eva_fan on Sunday, 3 October, 2010 - 16:56
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This is wicked cool! I plan on doing a Gendo cosplay to. Yours is very well done.

by Clive_Winslet on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 23:06