Rei Ayanami : Neon Genesis Evangelion


I first saw this illustration in a EVA Art Book. I fell in love with it and decided it would be a great way to do a Rei costume, that was not the same as everyone else.


Wig – Store-bought. Being redone soon.
Fan – Hand-drawn and watercolored design. I handmade the entire fan from watercolor paper and bamboo skewers.
Kimono/Obi – I found a very similar fabric to the illustration and created the kimono from a standard Folkwear pattern. I also made a cream colored under-kimono as a slip. The obi is a single color brocade, lined with interfacing.


Character courtesy of Gainax


Animazement 2001 Convention photos courtesy of Kevin Lillard of


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