|For the Sci-Fi London Easter Parade (http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2011/programme/event/easter-parade).|
It's been years and years since I last read/saw any Black Jack. What I saw was the OVA I think. Should give the anime a go at some point.
Picked this because I wanted something at least very vaguely sci-fi - well okay the only thing sci-fi about Black Jack might be the way he looks but hey - and I wanted to try doing this makeup and wig!
Besides, that coat? Any excuse to make a coat like that! XD
Sci fi London Easter Parade (Posted 25th April 2011)
First time wearing this costume. I did a makeup test at home first, and found that I made the scars too thick - needed thinning out a lot more at the edges so that there wasn't a huge "step" between latex and skin after I glued them on. I did what I could to fix that. The end result was okay, they were still messy around the edges. It would've been fine if I was going for a "realistic" effect actually, but Black Jack's scars are supposed to be very clean-cut and artificial looking. XD;
I think the outcome was good for a first attempt at casting latex prosthetics, but I'm going to make some new scars for the next time I wear this.
So yeah, to make it a bit smoother looking I went and touched up the scars on photoshop a little.
Oh yeah also - Snazaroo's spirit gum is kind of crap. I had to buy it last minute though so it was whatever the local art supplies shop had! I've got some pros-aide coming my way so next time this will be better. :)
Wig (Posted 19th April 2011)
This is made from one black and one white Ash wig (http://www.coscraft.co.uk/coscraft-wigs/36-cosplay-wig-ash.html) cut up and then sewn together. The front is being thinned with a razor and then set with hairspray.
Better photos of this when I'm done with it. :)
Scars (Posted 19th April 2011)
I followed instructions from a book to do this.
Sculpted scars out of modelling clay, poured plaster over it, let cure, remove clay, put latex in new mould, let cure, voila!
Suit jacket (Posted 17th April 2011)
I have a suit jacket but that was too feminine, so I got one from a charity shop. It's still a women's style (men ones are all too big for me) but it doesn't go in at the waist so much. All I've done is add a third button to it so that it closes further up. Again, less feminine.
Coat (Posted 17th April 2011)
This was made using a really soft, almost luxurious felted wool I have at home. 8D It took a day or so. I actually didn't have enough of the fabric so the front facings are two pieces each, rather than one long piece since I have to connect sections together to get the length. XD;
The collar doesn't stand up as tall as Black Jack's. Oh well. That might improve after I add shoulderpads.
I might topstitch the collar and the front, right now it's a bit puffy and ironing doesn't do much to the wool.
[ETA] I just realised I forgot to understitch the facing. That'd be why it's all weird. And now I can't do it unless I pick apart a lot of work...