Costume :Black Jack
Variant :2004 anime version
Source :Black Jack
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 16 (2010)

Costume Photos

The surgeon with the facepalm of god

Older version of the cosplay



Costume Information

Cost : £33
Time Taken : Five hours

Black Jack was one of the first anime I ever really got into, and I can't quite understand why it isn't everybody's favourite thing. It's cheesy and magical in all the right ways. He sews a Russian family together, his daughter used to be a tumour, and his greatest friend is an orca. What's not to like?

Anyway, this is an older costume of mine, which I first put together for the Southampton Tokyopop Recon in 2008. (Those were the days...) I borrowed the suit from my brother, and styled the wig on a glass head borrowed from Barnardos, where I was working. I had to carry it back to my hall of residence, but I had a seminar first. As I was retrieving my books from the bottom of my bag, my whole group saw the head. They asked me what the hell it was. I told them it was a glass head. Anyway, I recommend styling on a glass head. They're nice and heavy.

The cloak is a beautiful handmade piece which a lovely older lady saw me trying on at work one day. She insisted that I buy it, and to that end paid half. What an awesome lady!


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U r epic! love it <3

by otakugirl on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 15:06
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Thank you! It's hard not to feel epic in a big billowing cloak - I recommend them for if you're ever feeling down. XD

by Pippin4242 on Friday, 14 October, 2011 - 18:30
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Black Jack is just so epic :) Really excellent job with the make up :)

by gaming_goddess on Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 20:52
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Thankyou! The makeup was more luck than judgement! I completely forgot to bring an eyeliner pencil with me, but we scavenged one from my friend's flatmate, and my cosplay buddy pretty much sat on me and rammed it into my face. :P People are so kind. :D (Unless they are crabby and being vicious with their makeup help, haha.)

by Pippin4242 on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 15:58