Kamina (Caped) - Gurren Lagann




I'm really pleased with how this costume turned out at the Expo, however there are a few things I plan to change for Aya...

Because the belt was elasticated, all the eyelets popped out when I tried to tie it together, so I'll probably remake this bit. I also intend to make a pair of glasses that won't crack and hopefully get his Katana sorted also :o

Special thanks to Princess Mark for making the wig for me! :D I owe you buddy!


Sweeturk posted on 5 May, 2009 - 02:21
looking good man =D can't wait to see this at expo =D

GAINAX posted on 5 May, 2009 - 07:42

Denmark posted on 5 May, 2009 - 08:37
Kaminaaaaaaaaa<3 Looking good! :]

goodbyeworld posted on 5 May, 2009 - 17:52
This is going to be awesome! I'll defiantly get a photo with you if I see you ^^

Odd-One-Out posted on 5 May, 2009 - 19:11
I love how you've use precision blueprints for the glasses. HARDCORE!

goodbyeworld posted on 5 May, 2009 - 19:20
Thanks for the comment on my viral! (it's my real hair btw) I'm planning on doing viral sunday afternoon if I can get him done at all.. I'll be simon all day saturday though ^^ Nice blueprints btw ^^

GAINAX posted on 5 May, 2009 - 20:42
YOUR REAL HAIR? AWESOME! :| I'll be cosplaying Kamina for both days so we should totally get some pics together :D How much work have you got left to do on both costumes? ;p

goodbyeworld posted on 6 May, 2009 - 17:23
DEFIANTLY! :O I'm almost there with Simon. He's my priority along with my Gundam cosplay. I'm going to get Viral done as an extra if I can ^^

angel aiko posted on 6 May, 2009 - 23:13

Charlie-Bear posted on 9 May, 2009 - 13:40
Epic so far :D I love the cape! I'll be sure to ask for a photo if I see you either day X3 Good luck with the rest~!

Marauchettes posted on 9 May, 2009 - 18:27
plan ahead when tearing up the bottom! i've been through a ton of fabric when tearing capes hasn't gone well always cut upward and stay away from the sidesa is all i can say XD i've never actually seen gurren langan but this outfit is bloody brilliant!

GAINAX posted on 9 May, 2009 - 18:36
Thanks for the pro tip :D I shall keep it in mind! Got to paint the flames first though! And you really should watch Gurren Lagann ;3 Thanks all for the positive comments <3

K posted on 9 May, 2009 - 19:17
Nice paint work duder!!

GAINAX posted on 9 May, 2009 - 20:32
Thanks ^^ Lets hope it doesn't all crumble off on the day!

GraceyDarling posted on 10 May, 2009 - 17:20
Looks so awesome ^^

ryaoki posted on 11 May, 2009 - 20:08
this looks fucking ace buddy, shit man cant believe you painted it haha im to nervous to paint my simon insignia incase i bugger up

GAINAX posted on 11 May, 2009 - 21:09
Haha, I was nervous too at first, but it was pretty easy! What I did was print off a template on A2 paper and draw around it with pen onto the fabric. From then on it was just a matter of painting within the lines and making sure not to go over :P The flames are the real bitch XD

Charlie-Bear posted on 11 May, 2009 - 21:16
You're cape looks fantastic now, I really want it XD (Thankyou for your kind comment! I'll be wearing Nia on Sunday, I'd love to get photos with your Kamina! 8D)

GAINAX posted on 11 May, 2009 - 23:09
Fo sho! We're arranging a Gurren Lagann photoshoot on the Sunday I think! The more the merrier :D

Yuka posted on 12 May, 2009 - 22:55
Holy shit man this is looking so goddamned good!! You said you were wearing this to Amecon as well, right? :D Can't wait to get pics with you once I finish Simon!!

GAINAX posted on 12 May, 2009 - 23:02
Do you mean Aya? I shall be wearing it to that also :D

eva_fan posted on 13 May, 2009 - 22:27
This looks pretty cool Mike. Good to see someone doing Kamina's cape aswell.

nanahara posted on 14 May, 2009 - 08:23
this is looking awsome man

Odd-One-Out posted on 14 May, 2009 - 12:47
You Are So Manry!

Yuka posted on 17 May, 2009 - 21:01
XD Yeah I mean Aya. I always get the names the wrong way around! I'll have Simon done for Aya! Any plans on which day you're going to wear this?

GAINAX posted on 17 May, 2009 - 22:09
Depends whether or not I finish my Sheik cosplay... If I'm successful, I'll probably do him for the Friday and Saturday morning! *Still needs to sort out his registration! D:*

Yuka posted on 17 May, 2009 - 23:06
I think the Gurren Lagann group is going to be on the Sunday :O Are you doing Shiek for a group? Looking forward to seeing that :D <3

goodbyeworld posted on 18 May, 2009 - 15:44
That SUCKS about the wig. That seller sent me the wrong one too ^^' I've known coloured spray to work on wigs.. or maybe ask around to see if there's anyone you can borrow from?

GAINAX posted on 18 May, 2009 - 16:20
I've not had had any luck so far, but I've still got a few people to ask ;p What wig did they mess up for you? I see you have your Simon one at least :D

goodbyeworld posted on 18 May, 2009 - 16:42
The sent me the wrong bleach wigs, and they sent me a wig matted beyond repair D8 BAD FEEDBACK! D8< If that all fails, try a party shop of something. Their wigs aren't amazing quality but it should do.

Odd-One-Out posted on 26 May, 2009 - 17:27
Dude I have a group photo of you just before the masq and a video of the whole Row Row Fight the Power :D Add me on MSn and I'll send to you. phoebethe1st@hotmail.com

Charlie-Bear posted on 26 May, 2009 - 18:14
Thankyou for posing for some pics with me! You really made an epic Kamina, was lovely to meet you! ^o^ Feel free to take the pictures by the way =D

Doctrcid posted on 26 May, 2009 - 18:54
Well if it isnt the great and mighty Kamina XD

Amy-Lou posted on 28 May, 2009 - 10:51
Fight the Powah! You did it! The battle damage on the cape is great, I wouldn't have thought of doing it that way :D

Sunsetdancer posted on 2 June, 2009 - 10:55
Hey, Im going to be doing a Kamina in Oct I was wondering if you would be kind enough to tell me what paint you used? Thanks Great costume btw. :D

CrystalNeko posted on 14 June, 2009 - 18:35
You were aweeeeesome! I loved seeing your Kamina! 8D Especially loving the cape~

eva_fan posted on 1 July, 2009 - 21:21
Well that really did turn out really well mike. :D Any chance you'll be wearing it again? As i'm hoping to make it to the October Expo (money permitting) with my Simon cosplay.... failing that there's always Minami.

GAINAX posted on 2 July, 2009 - 11:03
I was planning on wearing it Friday Ayacon, if you're going to that?

Son Gopaul posted on 17 August, 2009 - 02:00
BWEEW BWEEW! Awesome Kamina at Aya man, I don't think anyone could've done the costume and the voices as well as you man.

RavenBlakh posted on 28 August, 2009 - 15:36
I still think you're one of the best Kamina cosplayers out there; the outfit is awesome, and you have the right build and expressions for him :D (and i'm glad you like the photos I took! <3)

eva_fan posted on 21 April, 2010 - 18:52
You make a great Kamina. Was fun to cosplay alongside you.

- posted on 30 November, 2010 - 15:13
Amazing kamina is amazing :)

Numta posted on 11 January, 2011 - 21:45
Epic Kamina! Probably the best i've seen! Well done!!!!

lastordersuk posted on 5 September, 2011 - 23:16
50 points to GRYFFINDOR!

Progress Journal

18th May 2009


So I receieved my wig today and guess what, THEY SENT ME A BLACK ONE! RETARDS! >.<
Is the wig I was SUPPOSED to be getting -,- Only 4 days until I leave for the Expo now :/ *sigh*

Anyone got any ideas?