Interest Custom-Fitted Evangelion Plugsuits for Sale
posted on 2010-08-09 23:57 EDT by Gia Manry
Japanese cosplay retailer Cospatio is currently selling limited-edition licensed costumes based on the plugsuits worn by characters Asuka Langley and Rei Ayanami in the TV anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. The costumes are made to order and cost 553,350 yen (about US$6,428) within a standard realm of measurements: height of 150-170 cm (4'11" to 5'7"), bust of 75-96 cm (29.5" to 38"), waist of 56-75 cm (22" to 29.5"), hips of 82-98 cm (32" to 38.5"). Customers outside of these measurements may have to pay a higher price.
To order, customers must fill out a form and either bring it to one of Cospatio's six participating store locations, or mail the form in and pay for the costumes to be delivered. However, the retailer warns that the costumes are tight and recommends that customers have the costumes fitted.
Neon Genesis Evangelion originally launched as a television anime and manga in 1995, after which it spawned two movies: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion. The franchise has since launched numerous manga and video game adaptations. In 2007, the first of four remake films, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo) , was released in Japan. Evangelion cosplay is popular in Japan, and racer versions of the plugsuits were used to promote an Evangelion race car team. One Japanese politician cosplayed as Evangelion's Gendo Ikari for a fundraising event this past June.