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antiswanky
07-21-2002, 04:32 PM
Hello! I'm new to the whole cosplay thing, but i love costumes and i'm really interested. I need some help:

I've looked all over but, i can't seem to find a good picture of Kaworu (or Kaoru) from Neon Genesis Evangelion from behind or the side in his plugsuit. I really need one so i can get started on my costume. And if anyone has made plugsuits before and can reccommend a good material to use, i'd very much appreciate it! Please e-mail the pictures to me. Thanks so much!!

Lady Somairot
07-22-2002, 12:45 AM
ummm... i don't have a picture scanned because i never got around to doing it while i still had my scanner (it is currently in Utah, whereas I am currently in PA)..

but i digress...

i know there are pictures of our dearest angel in the Groundwork for Evangelion Artbook III (i don't have it infront of me, but it's called something like that)

hope this is soooome sort of help. ^_^ good luck

Melchior
07-23-2002, 01:08 AM
Here you go.

http://kaworu.com/kaworu/art/official.html

Front view pictures and a character reference sheet can be found on this page. There are also a few side-view ones in there that MIGHT help you a bit. They dont allow direct linking, so you'll have to peruse the images yourself.

That should be sufficent for reference. The backpack is the same as the other children's backpacks. And if you can manage to find a character reference sheet for shinji's plugsuit, kaworu's is the same except it is a darker blue.

As for materials, some sort of lycra mix or swimsuit fabric is good and light, and you do not overheat. If you use something like vinyl or neoprene rubber (like a wetsuit type material) you'll roast. Of course, if you're willing to suffer for your art, the Eva producers specified plugsuits were supposed to be a neoprene-type fabric (I heard this somewhere). For my shinji plugsuit, I used swimsuit fabric, and then used upholstery foam covered in white lyrcra for the upper body armor. Here's a pic:

http://lc3anime.com/photos/ohayocon2k2/IM000025.JPG



Anyhoo, that should be about all. If you've got any more specific questions, I should be able to help you out. I helped with the construction of Asuka and Rei's plugsuits as well. =)

antiswanky
07-26-2002, 11:25 AM
thank you so much! (i posted my other message before i saw your reply, heh) it was very helpful!