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Evangelion 05 - Special Surveillance Unit by AmenoKitarou Evangelion 05 - Special Surveillance Unit by AmenoKitarou
Evangelion Provisional Unit 05 cosplay: Scene 1
Oh god... I have gotten my hands on the complete set of finalised photos!
I really tried to make a story with this shoot. So hopefully everyone can enjoy this set in order as I post them and relive the very short screen time that this EVA unit had at the beginning of Evangelion 2.22.

Costume and 3rd Angel: :iconamenokitarou:
Photography, light technician, editing: :iconpireze:

I made and wore this costume as an entry to the Madman National Cosplay Championship, Sydney Round at Supanova, and received second place.


A little about the shoot:
I can't put into words how proud I am of this costume and this shoot.
Whenever ~pireze and I shoot together... things just get quite intense... even if (in this case) it is in my garage!
This time, we were quite ambitious in trying to reproduce the first few minutes of EVA 2.22 in my very humble and ugly looking garage.
We had smoke and sparklers and lights and all this cool stuff... BUT... we forgot to bring in a helper. :iconnojoyplz:
So poor ~pireze did EVERYTHING himself while I stayed still like a giant plastic model.



Costume Notes:

This entire mecha is made from EVA foam... (heh *snort* EVA foam :iconhurrplz:)
All of the structure are first patterned then cut and chaped by cutting slits where appropriate and rejoining by contact bond. I was very lucky to pick up a cheap mannequin that is EXACTLY my measurements earlier this year, so I saved lots of time and frustration, not having to try it on and fix things until I got it right!!!
The upper body is coloured by coating contact adhesive as a sealant, then painting with Acrylic paints, then varnished with super gloss.
The lower body (I like to call them "fat legs") is covered with metallic fabric. I have made detachable joints in the legs so that they are articulate. The legs are attached to my hip by a wooden ring which I slip into, and it locks comfortably above my hip bone. So no painful harnesses!! :iconohjoyplz:
The construction was pretty simple, but just very very repetitive.
The light up parts in the shoulder pylongs are mini torches that I scouted from $2 stores. They are installed into the softest part of the armour so they can be turned on by squeezing the shoulder pylon.It's actually quite cute.
The lights on the side of the arms are ultra strong push lights (they have 24 LEDs in EACH of them D:)

Contrary to common believe, this costume was not too uncomfortable to wear at all...

For more information and progress pictures, please visit facebook.com/AmenoKitarou :iconohjoyplz:


There will be more EVA coming soon :) Stay tuned!!

Enjoy.
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:iconda-rk:
da-rk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
omg your cosplay is amazing as usual! *O*

also major props on the photo and tranforming your garage!!
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!! This is one of my proudest works haha.
The credit for the transformation of my garage would all go to ~pireze
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Weeaboo-Warehouse Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This is awesome! Unit 05 doesn't get enough love. <3
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right? I wish it had more than 2 minutes.
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Calssara Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
really cool shot *O*
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankssss sis
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
definitely my favourite of the set :D
great work
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ArmorCorpCustoms Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wowowohohohohoho O_o
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:iconbornes:
bornes Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
If you won second, what was first? I don't see how this didn't win 1st. o_o
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:iconamenokitarou:
AmenoKitarou Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
there were many factors. first place deserved first place
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