How to Dress Like Rei Ayanami

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Rei Ayanami Costume Guide
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Best Rei Ayanami Halloween Costume Guide

Rei Ayanami is one of the central female characters of the Japanese franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion. She is the First Child and the pilot of Evangelion Unit-00. At the start of the series, nearly nothing is known or revealed about Rei. She was socially withdrawn and rarely interacted with anyone but Gendo. However, as the series develops, Rei’s character evolves and can open up more to the people around her, especially to her classmate and fellow pilot, Shinji Ikari. In the concluding events of the series’ storyline, audiences discover that Rei’s mysterious origin ties to the story’s resolution. Get the look of the mysterious pilot with this Rei Ayanami costume guide.

You can cosplay Rei’s aggressive school girl look. Wear a Rei Ayanami Uniform, Knee High Socks, and a pair of Slip-On Vans Shoes. Finish off her look with a short blue wig and some gauze bandages.

Rei Ayanami Cosplay Costumes

Cosplaying Rei Ayanami is fun because it’s taking the standard Japanese schoolgirl look and adding a little fighting flair. At first glance, Rei might seem like a typical teenage student. But digging deeper into her character’s storyline, one will find that she’s one of the central forces leading this great battle against the Angels. She is a pilot of an Evangelion Units or Evas.

To dress like Rei, you can look for the typical schoolgirl outfit in light blue and match it with knee-high socks and a pair of white slip-on shoes. Match your outfit with a bright blue short-haired wig while dressing yourself in bandages to cover up Rei-like battle wounds. Wander Shibuya with your entire Neon Genesis Evangelion team. Get your friends to travel with you as Shinji Ikari, Asuka Langley Soryu, Misato Katsuragi, and Kaworu Nagisa.

About Rei Ayanami

Neon Genesis Evangelion starts on the year 2000 with the “Second Impact,” a global event that sees Antarctica destroyed with half of the human population annihilated. It is later discovered that this was the result of an experiment collectively dubbed as Angels. Fourteen years later, a paramilitary organization called NERV leads the battle against these Angels using biomechanical mecha called Evangelions, or Evas.

Each Eva has its own designated pilot, and Unit-00 belongs to Rei Ayanami. These Evas operate by synchronizing the pilot’s soul and the human soul embedded within the Eva. This allows for pilots like Rei to control the Evas through their nervous system. It is later revealed that these Evas are actually not robots but cloned Angels. Rei herself is suspected to be a partial clone of Yui Ikari, Gendo’s wife, and is said to harbor the soul of Lilith, the second Angel.

Rei Ayanami

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