[Cosplay Project] Evangelion Unit-01 Test type [Finished]

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[Cosplay Project] Evangelion Unit-01 Test type [Finished]

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Postby maolo » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:05 pm

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Ultimate All-Purpose Humanoid Decisive Battle Weapon
"Evangelion" Unit-01 Test Type


Hi there!
I am a cosplayer from Hong Kong and this is my EVA-01 cosplay.
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It took me 5 and a half month to finish this.
Materials including EVA foam and PVC foam board are used.
Little of the making-of:
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This costume is based on a papercraft and heavily modded by myself to fit on a human body yet maintain some of the EVA's feature.
To look like EVA, you must have a small head, thin hip and long legs.
So I made the head smaller and put it on top of my head, and let the neck of EVA be where my real head is. (Same concept as the Godzilla suit)
Also made the chest few times bigger to contrast with the normal size hip, creating an illusion of a thin hip.
After that I put the inner raise with in the shoes to make myself much taller. (My feet is actually in the ankle of EVA-01)
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To be honest, it was not very hard to make.
The hardest part should be the shoulder. I thought for a long time to figure out how to build the shoulder and restrainer yet keeping my arm movable.
I am really happy to all the things turned out because this is my second build of a full suit, I don't have much experience.
I believe this is one of the EVA-01 costume which took the balance of the scale of human and EVA.
I still do not have much photo on my hand now but I will keep you guys updated.
Here are all the weapons I brought to the recent photo shooting:
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Postby Ray » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:13 pm

Pretty rad. It's probably the best I've seen. And it keeps the shows proportions for the EVA fairly intact. Most EVA unit cosplays tend to make the heads too big or the armor too streamlined, or not rough enough. You pretty much nailed it.
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Postby maolo » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:19 pm

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Postby maolo » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:19 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:Pretty rad. It's probably the best I've seen. And it keeps the shows proportions for the EVA fairly intact. Most EVA unit cosplays tend to make the heads too big or the armor too streamlined, or not rough enough. You pretty much nailed it.

You are right... before I made the costume I had a detailed research about how others build the EVA-01. Frankly I rarely found a EVA-01 costume with a good scale.
But there are some exceptions in Italy...
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This is the work of Prometheus Cosplay Props in Italy
https://www.facebook.com/prometheus.cosplay.props/

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This is the work of Luca Buzzi in Italy.
https://www.facebook.com/luca.buzzi
They both used the same method to hide their heads in the neck of EVA-01.

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Postby maolo » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:00 am

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Postby maolo » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:25 pm

Some Update!!
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Postby maolo » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:26 pm

To see more please visit my page: http://www.facebook.com/maolocosplay!!

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Postby maolo » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:06 am

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Postby jcmoorehead » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:11 am

I meant to comment on this a while ago when I first saw it but that is absolutely incredible. Such a good cosplay, you've done a fantastic job with it.

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Postby maolo » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:42 am

View Original Postjcmoorehead wrote:I meant to comment on this a while ago when I first saw it but that is absolutely incredible. Such a good cosplay, you've done a fantastic job with it.

Thanks a lot! Nothing better than a compliment from a fan of Evangelion like you! :wink:
Here are some new photos of the EVA-01
I remade the legs and make them slimmer. However the whole costume is wearing out very fast, maybe after a couple of photoshooting I will consider the disposal of it.
Also, I will be in Germany soon, so not much time for me and the costume... But I will consider building a EVA-02 in Germany (just like in the anime that EVA-02 is made in Germany hehe)

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Postby jcmoorehead » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:44 am

It looks magnificent, would definitely love to see an Evangelion Unit 02 if you ever chose to do it. If I ever had the time/ability I'd love to do something like this myself, absolute dream project. For now though I'm more than happy to continue being one of the pilots.

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Postby maolo » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:52 am

View Original Postjcmoorehead wrote:It looks magnificent, would definitely love to see an Evangelion Unit 02 if you ever chose to do it. If I ever had the time/ability I'd love to do something like this myself, absolute dream project. For now though I'm more than happy to continue being one of the pilots.

You know... the worst feeling is that you are inside of an awesome costume, and you can't see it yourself because you ARE the costume...
I don't even got a mannequin...
If you like to have more photos and footage, come to my page for a look!
https://www.facebook.com/Maolocosplay/

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Postby maolo » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:18 pm

HEADS UP!
New costume incoming!!
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