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Attack on Titan: Eren Jaeger by Malindachan Attack on Titan: Eren Jaeger by Malindachan
The #1 thing I wanted to do at Katsucon was get a photo with "The Awakening"/Poseidon statue on the beach. I had been wanting to do it since I started watching SnK/AoT last year and had decided to cosplay from it.

The only time frame I had to do it was early Friday or Saturday morning before work, and Joseph Chi Lin is my hero for offering to take the photo. It was cold. And early. And raining. So I can't thank him enough for doing that for me.

Edit: 
Costume construction time!
I made the jacket out of Tobacco Twill with a broadcloth lining. You can see my process via this tutorial I put together: malindachan.deviantart.com/art…
I made the vector for the smaller patches and had them embroidered by a professional. The reason I didn't do the scouting patches was because at the time I was making the costume, it was going to be with a group that included characters that had died early on (so it was better for us all to be trainees so they could be included! :) ). The larger patches were too expensive to make for the group, so I made applique patches for everyone. I still have several sets of the trainee patches available on my Etsy if anyone is interested! www.etsy.com/listing/166680216…
Once those patches are gone, I'm not having any more made. I plan to make scouting ones soon for another group of friends I'm cosplaying with, so expect those possibly in a few months (I think I'll be able to afford getting the larger ones made for those sets too).

I made the shirt using McCall's 4261 as a base, and a tan colored knit fabric. I use interfacing and additional fabric to make a facing for the collar area.

Hip wrap thing was essentially a rectangle of home decor suede that I draped around my hips and sewed some darts into around the top so it'd fit better. Pants were from Wet Seal, boots were from ebay (they came a bit higher originally than I wanted, so I sewed the top hem down a little), and the key was also from ebay.

I made the harness, and it was a pain in the butt. No kidding. Like, almost worse than making Chain Mail. I used leather straps for the whole thing (in addition to several buckles and EVA foam for the back pieces), and it was thin enough for my sewing machine to barely handle, but if I had more time, money, and better equipment then I would have used something sturdier. Depending on how well it works with my gear when I get around to it, I might end up either remaking it or just purchasing one on ebay since they have some decent ones for affordable prices.

Wig was a Jett in Dark Brown from Arda Wigs! :) No trimming or styling necessary besides some blow-drying to tame the bangs how I wanted.

Eren Jaeger cosplay made and worn by :iconmalindachan:
Photography by Joseph Chi Lin www.facebook.com/josephchilinp…

Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin is (c) Hajime Isayama
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:iconoliviatheyaoininja:
OliviaTheYaoiNinja Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
This is so amazing! I have to do this when I go back to Maryland.Wow,great idea.One of my favorite cosplays ever,sooo amazing.
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nightwingpotato Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yeeeeeeeeeees
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:iconlittlemisslockheart:
littlemisslockheart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
This is really good! And you make a great eren!
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ErenJaeger02 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I HAVE A TWIN!!!!! jk, anyway love the cosplay!
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:iconayashige:
ayashige Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Oh, finally, somebody used this statue for an AoT shoot! I had almost given up hope. Very well done, I particularly love the jacket.
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BalletGala Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Sorry to bother you, but where did you get the leather for your harness?
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doctordapples Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Fantastic photo. I grew up near The Awakening, and a friend asked me if I was in AoT, and I knew SOMEONE had to have had this idea.
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:iconxryuusei:
xRyuusei Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
WOAH amazing !!
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:iconblueeyes1206:
BlueEyes1206 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Wow! I didn't know you liked Attack On Titan! 
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:iconrentham:
Rentham Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Hello!
Honestly and not pretending to sound offensive or something. Really! I love your body shape! Your chest is flat enough so you could do any cosplay x3
I'm flat, too, and I wish I had the time and ability to do cosplays, but I can't >.<

I really hope you don't find this offensive. You have amazing cosplays and you're cute^^!!
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:iconliz-darkwarrior:
Liz-DarkWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing cosplayy!! And awesome shot too! :love:
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:iconamezarain:
AmeZaRain Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
OH MY THIS IS PERFECTION
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:iconcoralsnake:
CoralSnake Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
I can't even DESCRIBE how jealous I am that you got to do this, and at the same time, I'm SO HAPPY SOMEONE DID THIS. YOU ARE AMAZING AND PERFECT *U* OMG. This is the best pic EVER :heart: also, your jacket looks SO NICE!!
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Shugi-tanPocky Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Oh, I bet the harness was a pain in the but... *sighs* but all that persistence and hard work paid off! =D
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:iconnekokawaiineko:
nekokawaiineko Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're doing Attack on Titan!? This is just- I can't speak *bows to your amazing cosplay*
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:iconlainycakes:
LainyCakes Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work, good job :) And the picture with the statue is freaking awesome! And thanks for sharing your tips, too! The husband and I are planning to do SNK cosplays ourselves and you are a fantastic reference.
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:iconkittycatgal101:
Kittycatgal101 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I think I may have found a new favourite cosplay from you :la:
You look really good as Eren~!
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:iconopellerq:
Opellerq Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Great :)
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:iconfairie-tails:
Fairie-Tails Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've seen Eren cosplayed a million times and you still blow me away. I love the effort you put in, and the location is perfect! :heart:
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invertedrealities Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaa I'm so happy that you didn't use p/leather for the jacket! I'm a little too invested in the setting of Attack on Titan so leather for the jackets is a bit of a peeve for me, haha. I bought a twill for my own jacket.
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KrimsunV Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
attack on holy fuck this is a good cosplay
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:iconki-images:
Ki-Images Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazon also has some good harnesses for decent prices 
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VoiceActingChibi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I was just watching this anime again with a few friends of mine! (My best friend and I were introducing one of our co-workers to this show, and we were over at my friend's house watching it.) Love this cosplay!
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Little-Miss-Boxie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional
This is Amazing!!! * A*!!! <333
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:iconkarrissarella:
Karrissarella Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
ahhh, your eyes definitely pop here and they're definitely Eren eyes! 
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:iconstinkulousreddous:
stinkulousreddous Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
aaaaaaaa that looks so cool!!! :love:
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:iconazieru:
Azieru Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Excellent work! :)
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:iconnoiz-bleu:
Noiz-Bleu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
You amaze me Malinda! Now I really want to get working on my Levi cosplay after seeing this. 
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:icongreninjastorm:
Greninjastorm Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Best cosplay I've ever seen :D I'm starting to get hooked on attack on titan! Did you know that it's going to get dubbed?
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:iconserenedash:
SereneDash Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Super amazing! Great place for a picture :D
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
dear Malindachan sorry that I am not up to date but who is Eren Jaeger? 
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
From the anime Attack on Titan
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
is that anime any good?
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like it, and it's probably the most popular anime series right now. You can watch it on Netflix and Crunchyroll.
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
okay can you watch it on Youtube?
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably not. It's been licensed by Funimation, so they've been taking episodes down from Youtube. I believe you can watch it through Funimation's website though www.funimation.com/shows/attac…
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
okay then so I keep meaning to ask you this how long did it take you to make all your costumes?
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HikariHellion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done!
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:iconmomo-chan59:
momo-chan59 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome!!!!
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:iconpwheartgal:
PWheartgal Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   General Artist

Whoa can I just say that you actually really look like Eren! Like your eyes and your expression. Perfect! Very accurate!


And oh my what a perfect location and shot!

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TheDoorWithin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's strange- you usually resemble yourself at least a little bit in all of your costumes, but in this, I can barely tell it's you! Lol You look amazing as always, Malinda! I will forever look up to your cosplaying skills :D
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:iconphoenixofdarkness62:
Phoenixofdarkness62 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really clever use of the statue, plus you make an awesome Eren. :)
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:icondragon364:
Dragon364 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! You make an awesome Eren!
 The statue suits this shot so well too, I can see why you wanted to get a photo with it so badly xD
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OrigiBakuraKun Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice and awesome! :3
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:iconmrawesome45:
MrAwesome45 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOT!
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:icongemini-no-saga:
Gemini-no-Saga Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that looks awesome, I donīt see a lot of people who use the patch of the 104 squad instead of survey cops, I like it!
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:iconmanishachan:
ManishaChan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic! love the costume, pose and Poseiden :D
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:iconstrange-a-dreamer:
strange-a-dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good idea to pose with the giant statue.
I think it's the first time that someone makes a picture with someting who is real and looks like a Titan ^^
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:iconsora-yaoi:
Sora-yaoi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Wow I am impressed. YOu are the only one where I say that Eren Jaeger really suits you. You have the perfect face for him! ^-^
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:iconroni92man:
roni92man Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Photographer
You are so perfect when it comes to cosplaying and modeling the part. 
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