Costume :Joey Wheeler/Katsuya Jonouchi (Final Season)
Source :Yu-Gi-Oh!
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon 2015

Costume Photos


Wig WIP 1

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Costume Information

Apart from Kaiba, Joey is my second favourite character from Yu-Gi-Oh. I wasn't too sure about cosplaying Joey but I was wearing a t-shirt under my jacket one day and the colours were identical to this outfit so I thought why not.


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OMG JOEY!!! Joey is too awesome to not wanna cosplay ^_~ Can't wait to see this ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 18:04
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thank you...I want to get started on this but not sure how to do the wig

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 18:25
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Ah yes the wig - I find with Yu-Gi-Oh! the character's hair is beyond gravity... I'd probably simplify it - I'm hoping to do that with Mai when I get to her ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 18:27
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good luck with will look great...and I agree with the wig and the hair...they are crazy...hope to get started soon

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 21 February, 2011 - 19:59
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OMG that will be epic! cant wait too see!

by Altair on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 01:21
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thank you...cant wait to get started

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 - 07:30
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Hiya ^^
Nice to meet you. My names Emma, friend of yourfavouriteplushie (Yugi).
Oh epic Joey cosplay plan lol, I'm doing Joey to, but the one where he's in Blue Uniform. But I'm doing Puppy Joey ^^ Yay, are you going to May convention in London?

by Shewolfxterminater on Friday, 25 February, 2011 - 15:12
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Im afraid not...At the moment I will be going to Kitacon, Nemacon and Distant Worlds but Im hoping to go to the October Expo...not sure about anything else your Joey cosplay idea...

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 25 February, 2011 - 17:51
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Mmmm I'm not sure if this advice is gonna help cos I'm terrible at wig styling myself but perhaps, maybe look into how other Joey cosplayers have done the hair? From all that I've seen, people have used a short blond wig for Joey and just styled the bangs of the wig and gave it a bit of volume but I think it still works ^^
The colour of the wig is really nice for Joey but is there one with a similar colour that's perhaps shorter? I know how you feel, I don't wanna hack off a long wig (unless you can save that for wefts later) xx

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 16:37
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Thank you for your advice...I hope the wig looks good once it has been sorted...fingers crossed anyway

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 18:17
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ooh I like the coat ^^ - I so have to at one point meet up with you and get a photo of this for when I wear Mai xx

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 12 March, 2011 - 11:56
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I look forward to those pictures...we will have to arrange it sometime...

by SamanthaKaiba on Saturday, 12 March, 2011 - 16:04
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Joey was always my favourite :D The wig colour is brilliant and the coats looking fab ^_^ will deffo be grabbing you for pictures of this! x

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 11:43
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This is gonna look awesome! ^o^ and definitely arrange something for the future ^^ xx

by Pandora-Chi on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 12:00
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@ BabemRoze

Yeah Joey was such a likeable character...and thank you...yeah I'll have to grab some pictures with you...will let you know which day I'll be doing this

@ lolita-cupcake08

Yes I agree...looking forward to it

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 13:15
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Oh no I really hope the wig comes for you in time - *fingers crossed* and when it does, you're gonna make such an awesome Joey x

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 25 March, 2011 - 14:43
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Well I have had some problems which I hope to get sorted soon if not then I'm going to be looking into another wig from coscraft...and thank you...after all the problems I hope I can do him justice

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 03:46
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Yay! another joey ^^
Looking good hun. Hey, will I see you at May convention?
I'm honey-sempai on Saturday with a mori and a Nekozawa.
Than Sunday were doing our yugioh group and I'm puppy Joey (as you know hehe)
Hope I get ta see ya, it's my first time cosplaying as a group to XD

by Shewolfxterminater on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 08:41
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Yeah Joey is so cool and an awesome character
I am having to remake my coat as some paint got onto my other one when it was being made...which is annoying but I'm hoping to get that done next month sometime
Im afraid I won't be going to the May's a shame because you are cosplaying 2 of my many favourite characters...Honey-sempai is the best character from OHSHC and Joey is just Joey lol
I can't wait to see pictures of those and good luck with the group...really want to be in a Yu-Gi-Oh group...T_T

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 12:24
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Awww hopefully when I'll be able to meet you at another con, I'll be happy to join you as Mai any time - it'll be epic!! xx

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 13:37
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which cons are you going to? I would so love a picture with your Mai as it was so awesome...

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 14:13
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As far as I know this year, I'm going to May expo, LFCC, JAF (I think), Hyper Japan (again, I think?)and most likely Oct expo... those are the ones I can afford to go to this year I think...?? and aww thank you - I would seriously love to take photos with you as Joey - I can imagine the photoshoot to be lost of fun lol xx

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 16:04
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That's a shame...I am planning on Nemacon, thinking of Ayacon and maybe October Expo...maybe more...I'm not sure, will have to plan things out after uni finishes for the year. The photoshoot would be so much fun...^_^ No matter what we have to meet up for pictures...

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 - 16:10

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FINALLY! (Posted 17th March 2014)

I finally have this completed to a standard that I am happy with and I cannot wait to wear this...not sure when I will be able to wear it though as plans are not set in stone for any cons yet. Just so happy that this is complete now ^_^

Jacket + Complete (Posted 23rd May 2013)

I have finally got round to remaking my coat for this outfit with better fabric. All I have to do now is hem the sleeves and collar, but I have had problems doing this as I was using left over fabric so I did have to cut corners with some things. ¬.¬ but overall it turned out okay ^_^ but with the coat done and it looks okay, this is officially done! ^_^

Styling The Wig (Posted 31st May 2011)

I have only worked on the wig for about 15 mins at the moment but I like how it's starting to look...I have never really styled a wig before and doing an anime one is a big step...but Got 2B Glued has been great with this wig so far...and the wig is more yellow up was just very bright when I took the pictures. I am hoping to work more on in tomorrow

Wig Not Turned Up Yet (Posted 25th March 2011)

I'm getting anxious about the wig for Joey as it hasn't turned up yet and it's getting closer to Kita...I hope it does turn up as I really want to cosplay Joey so much...he is an awesome character...but yeah I just really want the wig now...fingers crossed for me

Trousers (Posted 22nd March 2011)

Hey all

I have decided on the trousers that I will be wearing as Joey and they fit really well and they are the right shade of navy...that was the main problem with these trousers was that I couldn't find the right shade of blue and when I did they were the wrong type of trousers.

But I have nearly finished this one...working on adding sleeves to the jacket and getting that completed. I hope my wig turns up on time and then I need to find a pair of trainers that look like his...I'm going to be hunting in town tomorrow to see if I can find some.

I'm looking forward to being Joey for the day ^_^

Coat WIP 2 (Posted 13th March 2011)

I have been working on the coat again today and have gotten quite far in it...I have machine sewn most of it together. The only things I have to do with the coat now is sort out the collar and attach the sleeves. I'm happy with how everything has turned out with this cosplay so far.

Coat WIP (Posted 11th March 2011)

I have been working on my coat for this for a couple of days and it's looking good so far, just want to get it finished and I have been looking for the right trousers but I have had no luck so far but fingers crossed...I can't wait to cosplay Joey...he is such an awesome him

Will post more pictures of the coat hopefully tomorrow

Wig Problems (Posted 2nd March 2011)

I found some wigs that would be good for Joey but the more I look at it the more I think the colour is wrong...but I have seen a wig that the colour seems to be perfect as its a more golden blonde which is what Joeys is. But it's a long wig and a lot of money considering I will be cutting most of it...I don't know what to do...the wigs are shown on the left...please let me know what you think....

I need to order the wig today if possible

Getting Started (Posted 2nd March 2011)

I have been thinking about if I should do this for Kita and I think I will give it a go as I already have to top and the fabric for the coat and I'm watching a pair of trousers that I think will go well...but I need to work out what wig I should get as I am not confident with wig styling and all the Yu-Gi-Oh characters hairs are crazy. But I need to work this out today as I need to order it and it needs to come from Hong Kong so I cutting it close I think...but I think I may start work on the coat today as it doesn't look as hard to do as Kaiba's so I will post progress on it soon.

Any advice on the wig will be useful...^_^