Surprisingly, none of the character designs won. Instead, one that includes images of main character Shinji’s Eva, along with other colorful scenes from the anime on a black fabric, was the number one choice. Paired with a reversible obi, with a black-and-red hexagonal design on the front and technologically inspired graphics on the reverse side, the set makes for a truly vibrant and unique kimono.
Pre-orders are being accepted now until 7 p.m. (PST) on December 28, 2016. Sewing of the kimono is being handled by 70-year-old Hiroshima-based kimono tailor Assistar, and such craftsmanship comes with a fairly hefty price tag. You can choose to purchase the Evangelion x Full Graphic Kimono on its own for US$1,944, with the obi included for $2,138, or for $3,145 you can get the robe and obi set, plus a special hanger on which you can proudly display your one-of-100 limited-edition kimono when you’re not dressed in its glory.
The kimono is available for purchase worldwide through Tokyo Otaku Mode’s dedicated page here.
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