How to Dress Like Shinji Ikari

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Shinji Ikari Costume Guide

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most popular anime from the 90s. The series follows the young boy, Shinji Ikari, who is recruited by his father to join an organization called NERV. The people there pilot gigantic robots called Evangelion to fight against an alien race known as Angels. Although Shinji is reluctant to join, especially at his father’s request, he decides to stay and fight.

Shinji is known for having a bit of a rebellious attitude. His attitude was primarily due to his father’s abandonment of him when he was a child. At times, Shinji can be pretty distant and seen as introverted. He is only fourteen when he joins NERV, but tries to be as brave and mature as the much older team. If you too want to stop the alien race, dress up as Shinji Ikari. To get his look, you will want a Cosplay Wig, Shinji Costume, Leather Gloves, Men’s Engineer Boots, and an Interface Head Clip.

Shinji Ikari Cosplay Costumes

Shinji has two main outfits he wears throughout the anime. When he’s not working, he can generally be seen wearing black pants, trainers, and a tucked-in button-up shirt. It’s suitable for a simple outfit that has a more subtle reference to Neon Genesis Evangelion. If you want to stand out in the cosplay world, you could wear his plugsuit. It’s bold and stands out with the bright blue color, making heads turn your way.

Shinji’s cosplay would be even better if you were able to get some friends to join the fun. This anime is popular enough that you should be able to put together an entire NERV organization! You could have people come in other character’s plugsuits, or you even make unique suits of your own. Have fun cosplaying the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion, whether you’re doing so alone, or with friends.

About Shinji Ikari

Shinji Ikari is the protagonist in the anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion. After witnessing his mother’s death and then having his father abandoned him, Shinji had lasting trauma. Years later, his father recruits him to join NERV as one of the pilots to fight off an alien race, known as the Angels. He outright refuses, but soon steps up to replace another pilot. He gets placed in the care of Misato Katusragi, a fellow pilot, and quickly learns his place.

Shinji is an introverted and overall quiet teenager. His childhood trauma has left him with a fear of abandonment and works hard to earn people’s respect. He’s not great around big crowds and typically tries to shut the world out. Although he sometimes finds it hard to show his affection, he cares deeply for the people with whom he works. His devotion is evident when he tries to find a reason for fighting the Angels, instead of just accepting his role outright.

Shinji Ikari

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