Mari Illustrious Makinami
Pink plugsuit "5"
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Last Updated: 05-12-2013
Oct 2013 UPDATE: The final build of this costume can be seen in full detail here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kETnzUx3O6o
I cannot lie, making this was inspired by this video:
Also, this actually isn't the version that was posted on eBay. The parts are formed a little different, the materials are a little different and it's painted slightly different. Don't get me wrong, the parts are still commissioned by the same prop studio, it's just not the version being sold online. Now with that out of the way, let's get back to our regularly scheduled costume description...
Production of this costume was a rollercoaster ride! I searched Evangelion on here one day and found ayareinami*YAY*'s Asuka picture...which linked to Acksonl's video of her costume...which blew me away in both the quality of her costume and production of the video of it.
So I thought I'd do the impossible and cosplay...no wait, for me it's crossplay...the pink plugsuit version of Mari Makinami. I really liked Mari from watching the Evangelion 2.22 Bluray many, many times. She had my personality and I kinda looked like her. Plus I thought it would be the ultimate paradox to see the most authentic looking pink plugsuit cosplay being done by a guy. Haha...I could see that trademark smirk right then. So I had all the parts made out of fiberglass-reinforced plastic and based on the 12" RAH Mari action figure by the amazing prop commissioner lanlan19. I ended up waiting about 4 1/2 months before all the parts were constructed and even posted in an eBay auction before I got them! Then, with incredibly detailed and lengthy advice from Sanda and lulubird, I slowly put all the parts together until recently finishing it.
I finally wore this at Katsucon 2012! Huge thanks to Sanda for her assistance there! Here are the 4 videos it was featured in:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WLck5mFa2g by acksonl.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svYawzgzhSM by MLZStudio.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzbJTaf7BI0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sxbMQXfgJM by ShinWH0.
UPDATE 2013: I wore the remade 3.0 version with lightup discs and helmet at Katsucon 2013! Thanks to all who took and posted pictures of me! It also appears in these 3 videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSv_md0YuTk by acksonl.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJNpkNuLsTY and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLj5QXABpBw by ShinWH0.
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