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Third Child: Shinji Ikari by behindinfinity Third Child: Shinji Ikari by behindinfinity
<tt>I wonder when it started... the drifting...

It's like my mind and body have come apart, little by little... Whenever something sad or painful happens... It's like there's another me who watches it... like it's happening to someone else, and I'm thinking... "That's not me."

It's okay. I can live like that.

I'll lock my heart away deeper... I won't have to feel pain outside or inside... or the fear...


Shinji suffers from the "Hedgehog's Dilemma". This condition prevents him from getting close to other humans. Think of it this way: humans are all hedgehogs with their sharp needles. The more they want to get closer, the more they injure each other with their spines. This is how Shinji observes human relationships and is therefore very much withdrawn in personality.

Some may say Shinji is the epitome of a wimp, and even he himself believes that to be true. If told that he is worthless, he would most likely nod his head mutely in agreement. But this is due to years of having his spirit crushed by his many unfortunate circumstances.

:iconloon2x: Loon as Shinji Ikari
:iconangstxiety: Chi as Rei Ayanami
:iconrosiael: El as Asuka Langley Soryu
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel as Toji Suzuhara
:iconbehindinfinity: myself as Kaworu Nagisa

(Sorry, we were all so excited about having group shots and shooting photos portraying Shinji's relationships with the characters that we didn't realize that Shinji didn't have enough solo shots! Haha!)

:iconlittlesailboat: photography by Sandra Dans
: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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eridanamp0ra Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ichigo6798 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
You make a creepy looking Kaworu,you know that?
firejakelock Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Name of show Plz :)
Somnium-23 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
"Some may say Shinji is the epitome of a wimp"

Does being the most realistic 14 year old protagonist in the anime medium make you a wimp? I know that you didn't say that, but every time I hear someone bashing Shinji just because he's not some wish-fulfilling role-model I get so pissed I could go berserk.
BarracudaSP Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I'm told I looked like Shinji when I was a bit younger.
Especially considering the picture they saw when they said that had me in the white shirt and same outfit with almost the same cassette player.
I kid you not.

One of these days I should go do some sort of group cosplay with somebody, but it's hard since I live in the middle of nowhere. xD
batlchip Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I see the cockiness in Asuka,the lack of any emotion in Rei,Toji trying to figure the girls out.the evil smile on Kaworu and Shinji's I want to be alone look.Great job.
yummykaille Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wooahw. This guy looks like OHNO SATOSHI of Arashi. :O xD
schmelen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Wow, even though they don't look like the characters, they LOOK like the characters. This is great cosplay. Shinji's expression is dead on.
KisaraEspoir Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
really scary eyes
toulon2342 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
And yet Shinji still kicks angelic ass. Pissing off Asuka in the process. You guys are good. I bet the Live action movie will totally fail to capture this.
SK77 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Toji looks so real, just like the orginal!
ScittyKitty Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Outstanding job! You were all so perfect!
shianshe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
you have a very nice gallery i invite you to see my galleri and please comment jejejeje ok ???? see you !!!!!
di5-ch0rd Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
i absolutley love this its awesome!!
lona-green-butterfly Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Loon has the perfect looks for cosplaying shinji and i m so sorry i held Loon for a doll first T_T
cutiekidd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Aw. :[ Shinji's got such a sad way of looking at human interaction.
IronSwan Featured By Owner May 4, 2008   Writer
unbelievable! I really love the faces matched to the personalities.flawless.I could not imagine anyone elses faces playing those roles! Shinji is dead on man.Rei is unbelievable.and well Asuka... Toji looks exactly like i'd imagine him.Kowryu looks fantastic. thx guys
IronSwan Featured By Owner May 1, 2008   Writer
very nice!
Imass21 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
you guys should really be the ones starring in a live action Im convinced!
Prilblume Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
mmm this shinji face sorta reminds me of satoshi ohno lols :lol:
Moddex Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even my avatar makes it clear I am a fan. ^^; This is like many here I'm sure have said; great. Really nothing here to critique as this is basically a very well done shot too.
RamboVerde Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Masaya-chan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Wow...what can I say @.@ Umm how bout:

If Shinji was a real person, that would be EXACTLY what he'd look like XD

ningnomaningnong Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
You guys are surprisingly good! All the picks of cosplay I've seen have been kinda bad. LOL

Do you take requests or just like doing your own stuff?

*puppy eyes for Ichijo and Sou from 'after school nightmare' (Houkago Hokenshitsu)*
Ryuiki-kitana Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You're a great Kaworu. All of your pictures make me smile.
Tesuke Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
i thought of rock lee, too!

i think ayanami and shinji has too straight and beautiful hair.
but loon really does have THE rock lee face. what abut tryin lee cosplay next?
Rainbowarchkitti Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
OMG real life ROCK LEE!!
Nadesiko-san Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I wish Slayers coplay! ;_ ;!!!!

RockySamson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
LOL! It's Shinji! It really is! The photography is just amazing!
RavenSkaari Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Loon has captured shinji's personality perfectly in this shot, but as usual Kowaru and Rei steal the show away! damn you two are HOT back there!
anime234dotcom Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...Shinji..thats really good..he looks so fake though...not like fake as in bad..i mean like a doll..his gives me a weird/good feeling...looks really cool!!!
m0nDaiJi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
haha :D everyone matches te character they cosplay! luvit lol and Shinji still looks as angsty as ever xD
TalonNokone Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Shinji!! *glomps*
princhi1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Jin/Kaworu's face here :3 ... and Shinji looks like a doll :wow:
Sakanami Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008   General Artist
He really got the look! *_*
maggifan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yay! you all look so cool!
JinxedElf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Miguel/Toji is like... so natural... 8D; That's got to be the most natural looking cos ever ;;; [and your expression there reminds me of a little naughty demon thinking of new pranks. XD;;]
Mizuki-hime Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Awww. *cuddles Loon* He's so cute!! ^_^
Rahne-Face Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Ok...Loon...I love you. You look exactly like Shinji, its sorta creepy, but...this is so awesome o.o
RoseVictoria Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
I love all of your pictures! Just curious about something though. Is the person playing shinji wearing makup? (I have a hard time telling genders even out of costume, so I'll keep it neutral ^^; ) Just curious. Very cool. You've got the character down <3
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008   General Artist
Yeah, Loon's got foundation and other gunk on. Everyone does, actually - even Toji. :lol: That stuff's really helpful for photoshoots, though!

On behalf of everyone... Thank you! :D
RoseVictoria Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
lol, I found it funny because it looked like me after I played with foundation. I guess it's just a little more noticable.... or I'm insane that way :P oh wells, you're welcome and keep it up!! <3<3
redblackishrose Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
yea that 1st dude looks scared........
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ATLAWEFA Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist fuck happend to other pic............................OMG WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!*is completely emberrased* woah i guess it was when my comp went bizerrrk on my i didnt realize i went to different piture..........gawd im gonna post this on the pic i MEANT TO POST ON PLZZZ DELETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!or HIDE!!!!!!!*hides under rock* o.o' im seriously sorrzz though i like dis pic though and i meant to put teh other comment on teh Light and L cosplay comic thingy....
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008   General Artist
Aww, don't worry about it! :D
ATLAWEFA Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sank you :3 i feel so stupid cuase when i posted teh comment i looks up and saw it was a diff picture and i litterally like screamed! lols but i absulutly love dis picture :D
SubconciousReality Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Hi, I'm Shinji.
Welcome to my MINDFUCK known as Neon Genesis.
SuMoMo-RuLeZ Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
awsome!! great job guys!!!
projectking Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
the only problem here is hes not crying lol
still very nice.
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