It’s that time of the year again, when the veil is thin, the dead come out to play, and for some inexplicable reason everyone decides to dress up as someone else :P . I was planning to post some pictures of my costume anyway so I figured why no make this a place for everyone to do so.

Top image by Anthony22.

So as many of you may remember last year (and the year before that) I dressed up as Okabe Rintarou, the chief protagonist of Steins;Gate and a character I identify to some degree with. However, this year I thought I’d try something a bit different and so decided to opt for a character I admire and respect but don’t exactly see myself as, which is Ryoji Kaji from the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

The results were pretty good, I think, even if I kind of suck at self-photography.


(Here’s the original character for reference)

I’m not much of a tailor and I don’t know anyone who does so I basically bought all the costume pieces individually and assembled them together. It ultimately turned out to be the most expensive costume I’ve ever assembled (even Kaji’s casual wear is pretty pricey!) but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out so I’m not complaining. As it turned out I have the same eye color and roughly the same hair color as the character so I didn’t have to do much in that department. I had to shave of course, but I’m used to doing that for a costume and it’s nice to mix things up every now and then in the facial department. If I hadn’t sheared my hair back a bit for Rose City Comic Con I might also have been able to pull off the ponytail but no such luck. Fortunately, Kaji didn’t have a ponytail when he was younger so I’ll just go ahead and say I’m him a couple years before the show.


So anyhow, what have you guys assembled this Halloween? Anything interesting. Post pictures if you want, but a description is great too if you’re feeling shy.

Happy Halloween!