Anno Hideki instructed Sadamoto Yoshiyuki when he was designing Ayanami Rei that "Whatever else, she needs to be painted in as a bitterly unhappy young girl with little sense of presence."
Needless to say, Sadamoto-sensei was able to achieve that effect flawlessly!
In the beginning of the series, Rei is socially withdrawn, appearing to be an emotionless girl who rarely interacted with anyone except for Ikari Gendo. She is known to be living by herself in a dull, sparsely-furnished apartment in Tokyo-3.
Such a convincingly beautiful cosplay! Even the setting is perfect! I wonder if they’re in a lab of some sort? Thanks to Pia for sending this in!