The Anime Mechaverse is a pretty big place. There’s Robotech/Macross. Then there’s Gundam in all its glory. Then there’s the most cutting edge of ’em all, Evangelion. If the cult mecha anime saga ever melted your brain at some point maybe these (expensive) wetsuits need to be bought and worn.
We’re not really big on Evangelion ourselves, but according to the promotional lit the wetsuits pictured above are based on the skin-armor (better known as plug-suits) of characters Shinji, Rei, and Asuka. These lovely and oh so fashionable pieces of merch are from Lightair, a rather forward-thinking company from Japan. (Duh.)
Okay, so laugh or gape in awe as you please. The shock value of the photographic evidence above merely attests to the bizarre and awesome we mentioned in the title. Actually, the picture was the good news.
The bad news is each wet suit will set you back $2,000. The wet suits are actually great for a cosplay convention, only thing is they’ll be a little too hot anywhere away from a body of water. Imagine passing out wearing one of these. Ugh.