I first got into EVA when I was the ripe age of 14 (eva pilot age whoop whoop!) When it was airing on KTEH on Sunday nights!
This series has stuck with me, even though early on I had very little understanding of the concepts. It just seemed so confusing and there are so many theories about the series and the events and what everything is isn't etc. But this series is very nostalgic for me. The music the animation, and the character designs just fill me with a lot of emotions and happiness.
I've always daydreamed about doing a plugsuit, but never pinpointed if I ever would go down that road. But earlier this year I decided on a whim to buy 8 yards of stretch vinyl and said maybe i'll do it as a fall costume project. Months past, the material just sat around.
But it was destiny that I went and bought material, because one of my most idolized character designers/mangaka Sadamoto was invited to Japan Expo just a month and half out. AKA he's the man who designed my most favorite character!!!!
I knew that I had to make a plugsuit happen. This is version 1.0 haha, I had run out of time and left details off, and made do with what I had finished. I'm really ecstatic to have accomplished this costume and can't wait to make a 2.0 with all the details I couldn't do cause of time constraints!
I had the pleasure of working with ShiyaWind www.facebook.com/ShiyaWind
and photographer Darkain- www.facebook.com/DarkainMultim…