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First Child: Rei Ayanami by behindinfinity First Child: Rei Ayanami by behindinfinity
Will life ever stop playing games with my courage? My coldness upsets many, but it is my only security. How fragile is my heart if I am to face the world alone? Thousands of smiles won't brighen the mood that is forlorn. How doubtful the faces of others, when I see glimpses of fading lies in their eye? How much I wish to trust freely, like a silver boat on the wide ocean glides. How naive my mind is to believe.


Quiet and enigmatic, Rei Ayanami is hard to befriend. It's not that she isn't nice, or that she's rude, but rather the fact that she doesn't care to have friends. No one has ever gotten close enough to her to really know enough about her. She speaks only when necessary, and she never disobeys orders from anyone. Never.

Dr. Ritsuko Akagi on Rei: "She's not very adept at living."


:iconangstxiety: Chi as Rei Ayanami
:iconlittlesailboat: photography by Sandra Dans
:iconbehindinfinity: editing by me (though very minimal for this shot - took out my foot that was caught in the photo, haha)
:snowflake: special thanks to Mikomi for the character description

Neon Genesis Evangelion photoshoot series
:star: Neon Genesis Evangelion
:star: First Child: Rei Ayanami
:star: Second Child: Asuka Langley
:star: Third Child: Shinji Ikari
:star: Fourth Child: Toji Suzuhara
:star: Fifth Child: Kaworu Nagisa
:star: Major Misato Katsuragi
:star: Rei III
:star: Asuka Strikes!
:star: Delicate Like Glass
:star: Children of Chaos

:bulletgreen: Evangelion Photoshoot Recap + bonus photos :bulletgreen:
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:iconlemutantdistrict:
LeMutantDistrict Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Rei's a stupid slut
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:iconwiggalama:
Wiggalama Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Very impressive cosplay :D
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:iconsakurayuki218:
SakuraYuki218 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice.
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:iconsilvernighttrain:
SilverNightTrain Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Photographer
That dress looks familiar! :devilish:
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:iconyasudakazuko:
YasudaKazuko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Beautiful photo! <3
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:iconeve-ko:
eve-ko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
cute rei! <3
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:icontoulon2342:
toulon2342 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I did see Rei 3 disobey one order. Heck of a time to get rebellious. And I felt Rei 2 warming up to Shinji. I think I could get on well with a girl like Rei. So uncomplicated.
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Thedevilsdevil Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
I myself am a huge Neon Genesis Envangelion fan. Its my favorite anime of all time. But...don't take this the wrong way but this cosplay of rei is lacking. Her clothing and hair is fabulous. Its just...her expression. This girl looks like shes pouting or something. Rei shows no emotions. Shes knows no happiness or sadness. Also, I think the scenery should be less bright. Id think or rei being in a darker place. But, this is just my thought.
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:icongaminbeyonder:
GaminBeyonder Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
who is the girl who dresses like her in the pic ?
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:iconotakuichigo:
OtakuIchigo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you know where she got that wig im in desprate need of a rei wig.
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008   General Artist
It was a simple white wig from a local wig store that I helped dye blue. :)
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:iconotakuichigo:
OtakuIchigo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooo okay was it easy sorry im asking so many questions
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:iconlomo-jojo:
lomo-jojo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
she looks so lonely i wants to huggle her :]
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:iconthefoxy:
TheFoxy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
This is beautyful. But how did she bend her legs this way?
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:iconxcrazy-shunshinex:
XCrazy-ShunshineX Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: The wig and uniform look so perfect!
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:iconprilblume:
Prilblume Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
hmm the body language fits to her chara i guess....looking at the ground ->no eye contact, to nobody; thinking about sth......and the leg pose is also kind of.....significant, though i can't point at the function :p
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:iconzinnestheyl:
Zinnestheyl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
I'm not much for Eva, but I've seen lots of pictures its very good.
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:iconangrymarshmallow:
AngryMarshmallow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
aww how sweeeet!
shes so cute! :heart:
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:iconphagos:
Phagos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
awsome costume
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:iconsandalwood01:
sandalwood01 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
I like the simplicity of the picture, and the contrast between green and blue :D A very nice shoot.
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:iconoverfiend-87:
overfiend-87 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008   Writer
wow that's very good. That is definantly how Rei would look like if she was real.
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:iconrainbowarchkitti:
Rainbowarchkitti Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
wow this is so... unexplainable, cute, sad, lonleyish and kool
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:iconrockysamson:
RockySamson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Amazing!
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:icongryphonheart25:
gryphonheart25 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
What's Evangelion about?
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:iconkairupiano:
kaIRuPiano Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Kyaah! You look like a doll~!
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:iconfloflu:
FloFlu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Great ! I love this shot :)
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:icondeathbyexposure:
deathbyexposure Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008   Photographer
at long last! something from evangelioN! wohooO!! :D
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:iconthephatomfreak:
thephatomfreak Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
You can't really blame her can you?
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:iconprojectking:
projectking Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
wow she looks like a clay doll frozen in time its creepy and kool and amazingly still, i like it
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:iconkalizich:
Kalizich Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Her eyes are so soft
she seems so innocent
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:iconangelscorpse:
angelscorpse Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
yay to chi-sama! and the wig was perfect!
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:iconraeiven:
raeiven Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
love Evangelion... have had entire boxed set since came out long ago. This captures Rei pretty well. I've seen pics of a "Rei" smiling, prancing, etc... that's not her.

This is her. good job.
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:iconflesh-cladmonster:
flesh-cladmonster Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Loving that blue hair and also the pose and expression. The lighting is very lovely and she looks beautiful. :]
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:iconsammy-sam:
sammy-sam Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
she looks so good!!

=)
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:iconyourssincerely:
YoursSincerely Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
This one has been used in a news I submitted here :pointr: [link]
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
nice quote !! great picture
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:iconreinhart-31:
Reinhart-31 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist
she looks like a doll here. ^^;
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:iconladyventuswill:
LadyVentuswill Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
REI! AW so cuute!
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:iconmcviolence:
mcviolence Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
blue hair!
:)
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:iconede1986:
Ede1986 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just perfect!
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:iconcutieart:
CutieArt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
aw she looks so lonely.
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:iconphantomhourglass:
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
She is my favorite character of EVA. Awesome job you did on her. The hair is a great work you did.
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:iconsupermariabros:
superMARIAbros Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I like the hair~

CORNflakes
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:iconandreavenge:
andreavenge Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
My fave cartoon character. :3

Only thing about it is, the hair looks a tad artificial. But then it's Rei.

If you guys will be cosplaying Sideshow Bob, I guess I'd be contented. XD
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:iconrage-oblivion:
rage-oblivion Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aww REI. :heart: luff it!
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:iconmadaliemiss:
MadalieMiss Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Lovely! I love the composition (her position within the photograph), and I love the hair. Where does the first paragraph come from? I don't remember it, but it's been forever since I've seen the series.
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:icondarzeth:
darzeth Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
REI nice!
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:iconmr-coolies:
mr-coolies Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
I want hair that colour :(

Well, maybe with a lighter blue.
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:iconkyookami:
KyOokami Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
*Gasp* Yay! Rei-chan! :D
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:iconmorihana-chan:
morihana-chan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Cool!!! Rei is freakin awesome! <3
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