I came across this set of a Rei Ayanami cosplayer online before Christmas. I am not sure who the photographer is but the model is Adusa or could be the photographer's name. Anyway I really like these photo because they are no editing, no fancy lighting it is just a simple outdoor shoot but yet very effective. Rei comes across as a very depressing character so you see alot of Rei cosplayers portraying her in run down buildings and depressing settings but I find these photos very uplifting, it is like Rei is just out and about having fun. :)
The model isn't wearing Rei's blue hair and red eyes but she still really captures the character really well and she gives some smiles which is nice. These photos are really natural and I really like them. I would like to get photos like these but not as Rei, maybe in an 80s,90s punk goth style outfit, similar setting giving the NIN song Down in it, vibe. I think this set is one of my favourite Rei photos. It is nice to see out of the box pictures.