Costumes made/modeled by Yaya between 1999 - now.

Misato’s Plugsuit Dress - EVA

Why I chose to make this costume:

I remember watching Neon Genesis Evangelion as a kid when the first release of good fansubs hit, many years ago. Of course it had a huge impact on me as an anime fan, and artist. Over the years I have always wanted to make a plugsuit from EVA but my favorite character was Misato, who's outfits were simplistic and casual. FINALLY, someone designs a plugsuit-ish outfit for Misato, and it is very fan service and revealing. But it's probably the closest I'll ever get to see Misato in a plugsuit, and I decided to make the outfit. From the get-go, I wanted to make modesty alterations to the outfit, so my dress is longer and there are no floating boob cups, just flattering princess seams.

How I made this costume:

I used 4-way stretch PVC to make a base dress with front and side seams, then cut it up to create all the interesting top-stitched seams on the design, while interjecting navy blue faux leather panels. I patterned everything myself, which meant a lot of mock-ups in cheap left over spandex and drawing lines on them. I also patterned and made the thigh highs and arm sleeve things, as well as the hip rolls and all the accessories. I even made my gloves. To achieve the shapes needed, I used everything from EVA foam in various thicknesses, worbla, floral foam, and squishy tube foam. Everything was covered in PVC for that unified sleek plugsuit look. I also cast aluminum powdered buttons and round side pieces. Work in progress collage here. I love my fun futuristic booties, which were a lucky find online. My wig was sponsored by AnimeStuffStore.com. I cut about a foot off, and styled the bangs ala Misato.

Thoughts on this costume:

I'm so happy to have a plugsuit style costume! And I'm super grateful to the 4 fantastic photographers and videographers who came to the photo location with me at Fanime, which was a little further away from the convention. Lastly, big thank you to to Lionel for making an EVA cockpit and letting cosplayers take photos in it!!

Photographer Martin Wong, BigWhiteBazooka, Paul Tien

Model Yaya Han

Hair & Makeup Yaya Han

Styling Yaya Han

Date Completed 22 May, 2013

Hours Spent 25

Worn At Fanime 2013, A-kon 2013, AnimeKon Barbados 2013

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