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Kaworu Nagisa

Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not ) Redo

Cosplay by: Lin
Media: Anime
Debut: 2014
Status: Retired

Ah, Evangelion. I am nothing if not powered by giant robots and anime tears. And what better way to cry it all out than tackling a plugsuit that I have no idea how to tackle? (Specifically, Kaworu Nagisa’s Unit-13 plugsuit from the third Rebuild movie.) Honestly, this was a complete nightmare — it was harder than anything I’ve ever done (it still is, I haven’t leveled up yet) and because I just really, really love Kaworu. I wanted to do it right. I wanted the Good End.

(I didn’t manage.)

It was probably the most frustrating and most uncomfortable costume I have ever done, but that’s okay: I learned new things, I made my mistakes so I don’t make them again, and I got to be a white-haired anime boy. So here’s all my love on my sleeve, my ode to joy, my stupid backbreaking project that I’ll never feel like I did good enough. It’s fine. I can always try again. Isn’t that right, Shinji-kun.

And pretty much the biggest thank you to Lionel for being a champion amongst men — not only for pulling up our tired selves to get these shots, but for building that magnificent cockpit. A million salutes and a million hearts.

 

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