Eren Jaeger - Attack on Titan / Shingeki no Kyojin

Status :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013


Completed with Cloak

Complete Harness Back View

Completed Harness

Wig before cutting

Eren Wig (complete)

Harness Lower Half WIP

Harness Top Half Completed

Harness Mock-Up (lower half)



Everything was bought for this cosplay - except the harness!

I saved about £40 making the harness myself but it was in no way and easy project. I had no help and therefore found it very difficult to take measurements and had to guess the lengths of the straps most of the time.

I made a mock-up out of some cheap gingham cotton and adjusted this base when it became time to cut out the strips of the leatherette I bought for it. It actually took three goes to cut out the leather; I was going to use a strap cutter but the material was too stretchy and I messed up (and broke down sobbing at least twice). I couldn't use scissors because I had no chalk or anything to mark the material. In the end I was able to borrow a cutting mat, a long metal ruler with a safety edge and a small pizza-cutter-like tool to slice off strips. Then it was just a matter of sewing each little bit together. Unfortunately I made it slightly too tight at the front and I can't wear the harness without a binder, which throws my plans of cosplaying Hanji or Sasha at May 2014.
The skirt thing was made of a lot of guesswork and using a webcam and a friend over skype to tell me if it looked right and what should be fixed. I sewed a button onto the front to hold it in place.
Please pray for me that I don't need to pee really badly during MCM because it takes me about 5 minutes to take off the harness (I have to take off my entire belt and unloop 10 pieces and unbuckle 4 more before I can even remove my trousers...) and 10 minutes to put it back on again.

Cutting the wig took about 3 hours of work, since there was quite a lot I needed to fix. Compared to the first time I cut a wig (Dave Strider, October 2012), this one went a hell of a lot better and looks really rather decent.


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