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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 05

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

neon genesis evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei 05Actually, I’m not sure whether this is intended to be a cosplay of Ayanami Rei or Ikari Yui.

You see, Rei is only a human vessel, something created in order to contain a soul. She was created by Gendo who had lots his wife during a test experiment on an Eva Unit. Yui disappeared, and it is said her soul resides in Eva.

With such a hair color, this cosplayer appears to be more like Yui than Rei, but I don’t recall Yui wearing a plug suit, so I think Rei would be more suitable. Beautiful cosplay!

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 04

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

neon genesis evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei by zoe222542Did you ever wonder what the creator thinks about his own character?

I found this quote from Wikipedia:

"An emotional change causes certain muscles in the face to tense, producing an "expression". Rei is expressionless but is it that she doesn’t feel emotion, or that she is merely unable to express it?"

- Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, character designer and mangaka of Neon Genesis Evangelion

Zoe is the 4th Ayanami Rei cosplayer I’ve posted so far, and all 4 of them are fantastic! Do you have a favorite?

Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 03

Friday, November 28th, 2008

The child who’s origins are purposefully left a mystery, Ayanami Rei  is a quiet girl who often keeps to herself. She resembles Ikari Shinji’s mother, Ikari Yui, and often acts motherly towards him, despite being (or "appearing to be") the same age. It is stated in the Red Cross Book that Rei was actually created from the salvaged remains of Yui after she was absorbed into the Unit 01 in 2004.

neon genesis evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei 03

I’m not sure if Sanriotown moderators will mind posting a picture like this, but in case there is a problem, do let me know so I can take this down? I don’t want to make any trouble… But she makes a really impressive Rei!

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Evangelion: Ayanami Rei 02

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei 02She is the First (Child) Children, the pilot of Unit 00, and the clone who is a vessel for the Angel Lilith. In the beginning of the series, Ayanami Rei seemed like an emotionless puppet who apparently only had a relationship with Ikari Gendo. However, when she met Shinji, something changes, even though Asuka wants little to do with her.

It’s been a long time since I featured a cosplay from Evangelion. I love the wig used for this one, it looks so natural. Great work!

Evangelion: Soryu Asuka Langley

Friday, October 26th, 2007

evangelion cosplay - soryu asuka langleyThe beautiful pilot of Unit 02 in her school uniform, Soryu Asuka Langley is perhaps the complete opposite of Ayanami Rei when it comes to their personality. Asuka is a cheerful girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind with a bit of an egotistical attitude… At least, that’s how she wants people to think of her. Deep inside, she’s actually quite insecure, due to her traumatic childhood.

There have been a lot of cosplays of the 2 famous Neon Genesis Evangelion girls, but this is one of the most impressive Asuka cosplays I’ve ever seen. Really great job on this one! I can arguably say that’s a mischievous smile on her face… Just like Asuka!

EDIT: Thanks to SoL for letting me know the coplayer’s name is Kipi!

Evangelion: Ayanami Rei

Monday, July 9th, 2007

evangelion cosplay - ayanami rei

Another classic anime for a classic cosplay look, Evangelion has been tested and tried, and a lot of people have been cosplaying Ayanami Rei from any/all walks of life.

This is a photo of one of my favorites. 

Red Eyes, blue hair, and a blank, angst stare… All the makings of a great looking Ayanami Rei Cosplay. And, I love her uniform look better than the plug suits I’ve been seeing all over conventions.

Sometimes, simple is better…

Photo originally found in the Anime Illusions Forums.