Asuka Langley Soryu / 惣流・アスカ・ラングレー / Neon Genesis Evangelion / 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン

Asuka Langley Soryu from Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime)

Variation: sundress

FanimeCon 2009 Photoshoot

 

Inspiration: Asuka is one of my original favorite anime girls. I remember being a fan of her as early as 1998, when I first saw Evangelion. In fact, she’s the reason I saw the series. I saw pictures of her online, and actually started with her episode before going back and watching the first chunk of the series. Hahaha!

I first cosplayed Asuka in 2001, borrowing a friend’s Evangelion school uniform. Then in 2005 I sewed my costume, my first sundress. I sold that dress in 2007, but in 2009 my friend Karrie asked me to be part of an Evangelion group for Fanime. I saw it as the perfect chance to show off my improved sewing skills and make a new Asuka dress!

Costume Notes: I made the dress in one night! I’m much happier with it versus my 2005 version. Skirt is shorter like it should be, fabric is nicer, etc. I used a wig for the first time, and it makes all the difference in the world. If I remember correctly, it’s an Alicia XXL in Fire Red. Gorgeous color! The hair clips were bought off eBay. They are much better than the clay ones I used to have.

I have new shoes for Asuka, bought after the FanimeCon debut, but I’ve only worn it for very short occasions since. This costume is way overdue for a photoshoot!

[Update September 2013] I finally got my photoshoot! When I have more time, I will upload some of my favorites here. 🙂

Stats:

– Created May 2009

– Worn at FanimeCon 2009, Anime Expo 2009, J-Pop Summit Festival 2012, Sac-Anime Summer 2012, FanimeCon 2013, Japan Expo USA 2013

Gallery:

 Photo Credits: Darkain MultimediaLionel Lum, Eurobeat King, Asian School Boy, LJinto

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