Creating your own Shinji Ikari Costume from the classic Anime show Neon Genesis Evangelion will be iconic and a great option for a group cosplay!

The Character:

Shinji is the main character of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series that everyone loves to hate. The son to NERV’s commander Gendo Ikari, he is selected to be the Eva pilot to Unit One and alongside Rei Ayanami, Asuka Langley Soryu and others, he fights to save what little is left of humanity from Angel invaders with each new threat being more mysterious and devastating than the last. His characters influence on the mecha anime genre as we know it today cannot be understated as the show not only explores his capable piloting skills on Unit One but the psychological trauma inflicted upon him as a fourteen year old boy. He is continually faced with impossible circumstances and the decision to fight to save humanity or succumb to the angels that want to take over.  

  • Outfit Options:
    • School Outfit:
      • School Shirt
      • Black Pants
      • White School Shoes
      • Wig
    • Eva Plugsuit (White)
      • Hair Clips, White
White Plugsuit
Short-Sleeve, Button-Up Shirt, White
Brown Anime Wig
Vintage Cassette Phone Case
Spear of Longinus Key Chain
Hair Clips, White
Plug Suit Shoes, White
Black Undershirt
School Pants, Black
White School Shoes
Black Ear Puds

Neon Genesis Evangelion Background:

Created by Hideaki Anno, this iconic anime started with the original series titled Neon Genesis Evangelion, the show premiered in Japan in 1995 and instantly became a staple for mecha anime fans and an international social phenomenon. Both a critic and fan revered show, Evangelion pioneered a lot of the topics and styles that we see today in the mecha genre. Centering around the story’s main character Shinji Ikari, he is a fourteen year old boy who is faced with the choice to pilot an enigmatic mecha suit called and Eva for a military style research and defense agency called NERV or to watch as humanity is destroyed by massive Angel creatures invading his world. This anime explores not only a daunting amount of science and tactical analysis required to face cosmic level threats, but the psychology behind the trauma the process inflicts on the child pilots.

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