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EVA:2.22 Emergency Manoevre by AmenoKitarou EVA:2.22 Emergency Manoevre by AmenoKitarou
"EVA Unit 01, commencing attack!"

Evangelion 2.22 You Can (not) Advance, Ikari Shinji, Entry Plug and Evangelion Unit 01 cosplay.



I made and wore these costumes and props as a part of Team F@P (*Tsubaki-chan and I) to Animania 2011 in Sydney. We won 1st place the Australian WCS selection finals and the spot of Team Australia 2012 to compete in Nagoya, Japan!!!!

Video of our performance is here: [link]


Mari Illustrious Makinami and EVA Unit 02 made by:
:icontsubaki-chan:

Ikari Shinji and EVA Unit 01 made by:
:iconamenokitarou:

Pilot Seats:
Both of us made one each.

Photo by:
:iconpireze:

Video taken by:
:iconsorceressmoonblader:


:iconhappyblueplz:
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About this shoot:
homfg... MOTION BLUR!!!! My love of cheesy blurring has never been so satisfied! I hope it looks okay!!

This photoshoot took place backstage at Animania because our pilot seats and EVA heads were obviously way too huge to relocate.
~pireze is an absolute god for snapping such great pictures for us before we sadly had to destroy the EVA heads because they were too big to keep.

I apologise for my lack of gloves and therefore shit glove shooping in these photos. We discovered that both *Tsubaki-chan and I were actually violently allergic to the latex material that we used to make our tight suit, and our hands were reacting!! :iconnojoyplz:

I've also had people telling me I am making Shinji more determined and epic than he should be :XD:
I apologize solemnly for that also!!! >_< >_<
I swear this is my scared face!!

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About the plugsuit:

The suit itself is patterns and constructed from 0.3mm latex rubber material which *Tsubaki-chan and I bought from an online sex store...:|
The material stretches all ways. It is so...erotic...:XD:

No sewing machine in the world agreed with this material... so I researched and mastered the technique of making latex clothing with rubber cement and latex glue.
The rubber cement worked similarly to the concept of contact bonding. So the whole process involved ALOT of waiting. TT___TT
But as a result of rubber cementing, my suit had virtually no visible seams. So I'm pretty proud!

The chest and shoulder armour is entirely casted from M4503 silicone for a soft, squishy, flexible touch.
I first made a body mould of myself out of plaster bandages. Then reinforced it with fibreglass before sculpting my armour onto the mould with clay.
When the clay was good to go, I drowned the whole thing in resin and fibreglass to copy all the details.
Once that was ready, I had to clean all the clay out (all that fucking clay omfg).
Then when the mould was finally clean, I applied silicone over a few days, then demoulded!

It was the first time I had worked with latex and silicone so the whole costume was a massive challenge. But I'm so very very happy with my result.

About the Entry Plug Seats:
First we went to Reject Shop and bought two office chairs.
Then we used a light plastic which was lined with foam to build the structure of the seat.
All the shapes were hand cut with scissors and then heated with a heat gun into our desired shapes.
We also upholstered our seats, so the seat has very cery comfortable cushions that even the replica in Japan doesn't have :XD:
The whole thing then is coloured with spray paint.... oh my lungs...


About the EVAs
The entire structure is built out of a type of foam called "EVA skins" :XD:
What better thing to build an EVA from than something called
EVA skin?!?
Pretty much it is like building a foam helmet, except much (MUCH) bigger.
The inside of the head is re-inforced by plastic triangles and cardboard triangles (whatever i could spare), to prevent the shape from collapsing in on itself.

The entire thing is built onto two giant sheets of PVC plastic which barely fit in my car.
Then mounted onto a wooden frame and I deisgned with *Tsubaki-chan

The head is separated at the jaw into two parts. So hinges could be installed onto the wooden frames of each part to make the mouth open and close as we pleased.

Finally, the eyes are fitted with remote controlled outdoor lamps which we found at Jaycars, so that they will light up and make a more awesome impact on stage.



More photos coming soon~
Enjoy :)
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:iconmacrossmecha:
macrossmecha Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Thats impressive
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconmacrossmecha:
macrossmecha Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I love EVA
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
in that case, please see my EVA gallery amenokitarou.deviantart.com/ga…
:D
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:iconmacrossmecha:
macrossmecha Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
How long did it take you to make the plug suit?
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
a few months.
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:iconmacrossmecha:
macrossmecha Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Wow that determination 
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:iconthxapproved:
thxapproved Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Awesome photo and costume!
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:icontoonmaker:
toonmaker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
:wow: SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconbunnyayumi:
BunnyAyumi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Awesome !
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankssss
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:iconyoruaoimoto:
YoruAoimoto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww ;_;
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:icondarktsukikat:
darktsukikat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
XD
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:o
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:icondarktsukikat:
darktsukikat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
awesome someone costly as him
not everyone wants to
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:iconizunadrop247:
IzunaDrop247 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Saw you on worldcosplay.net
This is so amazing! :wow:
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heyyy~ Thanks so much ^^
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent use of a sex shop!!!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yup
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:icongargu:
Gargu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
(a bit)
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:icongargu:
Gargu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Consired enlargering it a bot.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nope it was large enough.
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:iconzeraphalanx:
Zeraphalanx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
The motion blur really does make such a dynamic effect. It was well done and captures the dramatic effect.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much~
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:iconc-zen:
c-zen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
jesus......the evangelion.............................................................omfg.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thank you!
I'm pretty proud of making it!
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:iconc-zen:
c-zen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah its freaking...awesome! how long did it take? :O
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it took us 5 months to do everything~
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:iconstrawdoll:
strawdoll Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
SO EPIC AAAAAAARHHHR
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
#&*@$(*@#(*@( NOT AS EPIC AS YOU*#($)*@#()$@
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:iconlavena-lav:
lavena-lav Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS.IS.EPICCCCC
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm pretty proud of it :D
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:iconradenwa:
RadenWA Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Look at that suit, it's REALLY convincing.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
>3< Thanks very much~!
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:iconlovelyyorange:
lovelyyorange Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
EPIC~ oh yeah completely love the expression :D
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
I'm proud of that face haha!
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:iconlovelyyorange:
lovelyyorange Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
you're welcome~ lol it's totally in character :heart:
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:iconireners:
ireners Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist
I would've loved to have given Unit 01 a little love before you destroyed it sob /loves on Will instead/ I DIDN'T EVEN GET TO TOUCH YOU IN THIS LOL
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You should've come back stage!!!! You also should've BEEN THERE TO SEE THE SKIT LIVE >_>
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:iconireners:
ireners Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist
AHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA I am never table managing ever again
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:iconabstractnightmare:
AbstractNightmare Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
WHOOOOSH.
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*crashhhhhh*
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:iconorange-stars:
orange-stars Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Really nice shot~!! ^__^
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^3^!
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:iconraikoucos:
RaikouCos Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Woah Will sooooooo awesome I love that background so dramatic
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THanks so much ^^
I'm really fond of this shot :XD:
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:iconmaxpaynegk:
Maxpaynegk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool shot :D
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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