I think soon there'll be many more JJBA-related photos here because I feel that Kaiten and I have fallen into this fandom deeply! it really inspires us and literally gives us power to live and create no matter what. Josuke is my favorite JoJo so I'm glad that he's my first (though definitely not last) cosplayed character from JJBA.
I started working on this costume in October 2017 and it required about a month to complete it. I can admit the making was difficult. Firstly Kaiten and I spent a lot of time looking for suitable blue fabric of two tones for our Okuyasu and Josuke uniforms. Then we had some troublesome work with body-modeling and costumes fitting trying to keep their proportions as close to the original as possible.
Other part of our JJBA-making was craft of the badges that our Morioh schoolboys wear on their uniforms and also some accessories from manga cover vol. 36 (because we decided to start with rich versions). My golden-handed Kaiten made all the details by hand and we painted them together. And adding half-beads and rhinestones was absolutely joyful.
But styling of wigs was no doubt the most difficult part of this making. Unfortunatelly we were out of time before cosplay convention we were going to perform at so we made both Josuke and Okuyasu wigs last night before our defile. I can't express how nervous and exausting this process was! And though we managed to complete our work we decided to remake the wigs so they looked even closer to original. A couple of weeks later Kaiten made the second version of Josuke wig (also a night before another cosplay performance) and now I'm quite happy with it though I still think there's always a room for improvement!
In November Brokuyasu and I performed at Surcon, new cosplay convention in Penza. It was really significant for us to show our first JJBA cosplay on stage. I'm truly happy that audience and jury liked our defile and even decided that it deserved an award. And a couple of weeks later my Josuke appeared on stage again, now with Rohan, and we made a little fan service defile including our favorite Savage Garden song 'I Want You' which was used as Diamond is Unbreakable ending.
I performed in Josuke cosplay twice and took part in a couple of spontaneous photoshoots but I'm sure it's not the end of this costume history cause I really don't want to say goodbye to my dear Morioh boy. So I think I'll do more variations of his uniform!
Surcon 2017: juri's choice in Best Group defile.