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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei Ayanami cosplay by Ivi

“Man fears the darkness, and so he scrapes away at the edges of it with fire.”

The mysterious, reserved Rei Ayanami, an integral figure to the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise is brought to life with aplomb by NY-based cosplayer Ivi in the following photoset. (And check out the size difference between she and cosplayer Thomas DePetrillo, AKA Extreme_Costumes in his Bumblebee suit from their run-in at AnimeNYC.)

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My fave Asuka @roro_cosplay. . . . . #AnimeNYC

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Cosplay VS Character of Makeup close up! I’m not confident in my makeup skills, but pretty happy with how this turned out- ended up using lip liner as my red eyeshadow! I also have some facial scarring that I cover up when I cosplay…using 5x layers of filler/primer- doesn’t hurt to add a photo filter! @coverfx is my go to for primer and foundation drops. If anyone has additional tips on scarring I’d be happy to hear! It’s been a self conscious point for me for years. Wig is from @epiccosplaywigs (from 2013 when I first started to plan this cosplay!) and contacts are from @ohmykitty4u I.fairy Dolly Reds. ( I had a huge makeup writeup that disappeared and now I’m too lazy to do the research again…) Excuse the con bathroom backdrop! . . . . #brandongilbert #evangelioncosplay #evangelioncosplayer #eva00 #cosplayersofinstagram #nycc #cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayselfie #nycc2018 #newyorkcomiccon #newyorkcomiccon2018 #cosplayvscharacter #cosplaymakeup #makeuptest #comiccon #comiccon2018 #rei #reiayanamicosplay #neongenesisevangelion #plugsuit #cosplaying #animegirls #animecosplay #animelove #rei #ayanamirei #cosplayculture #cosplaykingdom #cosplayculturemag #cosplaygirl #cosplaying #cosplayers #cosplaygirl #animecosplay

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I’m so shocked by all the new followers and love shown for Rei! Thanks so much everyone- looks like hard work pays off!! I wanted to share a shot I received from @jscosplayphotog – such an amazing photographer! The amount of skill to take a photo like this at a crazy location like NYCC is astounding~ . . . . All 3D trims/ items/lance are handmade by myself. Sublimated print design by @brandonogilberto and printed by @aestheticcosplayus Photo by @jscosplayphotog ✨ #brandongilberto #evangelioncosplay #eva00 #lanceoflonginus #cosplayersofinstagram #nycc #nycc2018 #cosplay #comiccon #comiccon2018 #cosplaygirl #reiayanamicosplay #rei #newyorkcomiccon #animegirls #animecosplay #anime #animelove #animegirl #animecosplay #neongenesisevangelion #reiayanamicosplay #reiayanami #evangelion00 #cosplayculture #cosplayculturemag #cosplay_and_babes #cosplaykingdom

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Cosplay vs Character- side by side of Rei by accidental posing. After studying this plugsuit for so many years, there are little differences from sketch to anime to movie! I ended up going with what I liked best on the hardpieces… and different from what was initially printed on the suit to add my own touch. This also shows off the 3D metallic stripe trim I added to the legs, along with the silver chest piece~ . . . . . All 3D trims/items/lance are handmade by myself. Sublimated print design by @brandonogilberto and printed by @aestheticcosplayus Thanks @madisonxalexandra for the video still~ #brandongilberto #evangelioncosplay #eva00 #lanceoflonginus #cosplayersofinstagram #nycc #cosplay #comiccon #cosplaygirl #cosplayvscharacter #reiayanamicosplay #rei #nycc2018 #newyorkcomiccon #animegirls #animecosplay #anime #animelove #plugsuit #firstchild #cosplaying #neongenesisevangelion #evangelioncosplay #neogenesisevangelion #comiccon2018 #reiayanamicosplay #evangelion00 #cosplayculture #cosplayculturemag #cosplay_and_babes #cosplaykingdom

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