Girlfriend is a massive fan of Steins;Gate and told me to give it a watch, which I did and I enjoyed it very, very much. I chosen to cosplay Okabe because she was planning to cosplay Kurisu and also to the fact that Okabe is legendary. Such a great character. =3
-About the character-
Rintarou Okabe a.k.a Okarin, is a self-proclaimed mad scientist and the main protagonist of Steins;Gate. Okabe is a melodramatic, eccentric individual. He likes to assume the nickname "Kyouma Hououin" and often uses this to introduce himself to others. He also likes to pose as an agent working against a certain "Organization" which he thinks is always after him, as he believes this kind of image gives him a cool and mysterious aura. He usually gives off the impression of being delusional and paranoid, engaging in strange mannerisms such as talking to himself on the phone and engaging in fits of manaical laughter often, this is in fact a facade he wears in order to make life interesting for his dear childhood friend Mayuri. He has a fairly arrogant personality, but shows evidence of caring for those around him, he is incredibly loyal to his friends. Okabe runs the "Future Gadget Laboratory", a small research institution situated above a CRT store. It is an area where he and his fellow Lab Members create "Future Gadgets" for the betterment of mankind. He runs this with his friend and c-founder Daru and his childhood friend Mayuri. Okabe lives a carefree and casual life with his small group of friends, never believing himself to be in any real danger, that is until he and Daru create the Phone Microwave by mistake.
Kitacon IV 2012.
London MCM Expo May 2012.