Yotsuba
 


Costume :Jade
Source :Beyond Good and Evil
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013


Costume Photos

Jade - Looking to the Distance

Beyond Good and Evil

Jade Watching out for the Domz

Jade at Expo

Close Up Jade by Niffer

Opening Secundo - Jade by Niffer

Danger - Jade by Niffer

Sneak - Jade by Niffer

Sneaking - Jade by Niffer

Jade by Niffer IV

Jade by Niffer II

Jade by Niffer

 


Costume Information

Description
I love Beyond Good and Evil and realised that there just haven't been many cosplays (or at least good ones) of Jade, so I want to give it a go. I'd love it if I could get a Pay'j but it'll be incredibly difficult to do unless someone's short, large and a master at prosthetic pig helmets.

I've started research and am planning how to do the costume. Finding thick dark green fabrics might be tricky and I want to make the ends of the staff glow like in the game. I plan to have this done in time for Minami, but I want to get it complete before the end of February because of plans for my other cosplay (which is going to be a surprise)

I've already found a wig:
http://www.wonderlandwigs.co.uk/product/black-wigs/porzia-short-black-spiky-layered-flicked-ladies-wi.ashx


UPDATE:

I've decided to improve this costume and re-wear it at the London MCM Expo 2012 and also enter it into the masquerade. I want to get this costume perfect!

UPDATE 2:

Improved trousers, but I lost my staff! Have had to make a quick replacement.
Will be improving make-up so I don't look so washed out on photos.
Bring on London Expo Oct 2013!!!

Comments

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Such a good Jade, you looked fantastic and that wig really suits you.
Can't believe I didn't recognise you XD

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 - 10:29
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So much win!

by NakedSalad on Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 - 11:20
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can't believe it took me so long to realise who you were cosplaying XD I'm such a div some times, this was awesome, kinda hoping theres some more do-able characters in the next one :)

by agi on Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 - 12:35
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Absolutely fantastic! This is definitely an underappreciated game so it's a pleasure to see it brought to life.

by Nomes on Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 - 14:17
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Best Jade evar :P

Still.. needs more glowing stick thing. Guess you'll JUST HAVE TO WEAR IT AGAIN!

by nert on Thursday, 29 March, 2012 - 23:55
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Your wig and jacket are awesome! If you don't mind me asking, how did you go about styling the wig and making the jacket? I cosplay Jade as well, & it's interesting that we both want a working dai-jo 8D Really hope I'm around to see you masqerade this on the Sun of Expo!!

by Heorot on Saturday, 12 May, 2012 - 11:38
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this is awesome!

wowzer!

by Numta on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 15:48
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Incredible, you look so much like her!!!

by ThePheasantHasNoAgenda on Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 - 10:57
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Wow I am bad at replying >_<

For Heorot: The wig is a short black wig from WonderlandWigs.com and really didn't need much styling. As for the jacket, I used the same fabric as the trousers, dyed it and used a pattern for a womans suit jacket, but altering it to match the original and adding in the extra pockets and other features :)

Thanks very much everyone for the nice feedback ^^;

by Yotsuba on Thursday, 27 March, 2014 - 09:44
 

Journal

Re-doing Jade (Posted 21st April 2012)

There were a lot of things wrong with my Jade cosplay and I really want to improve on it. I've decided to enter it into the London MCM Expo Masquerade on the Sunday in May. Before then I need to improve the belt (including making a back holder for the staff), a staff that lights up (determined to make it light up), and improve the trousers and tidy up the jacket.

I began improving some of the stuff today but have run into a wall already. The pattern on the side of the trousers was pretty poorly done as it was rush job at 1am the day before Minami. So I decided to make a new pattern and sew it on, but the one I've made don't cover all the paint -_- And I can't get the acrylic off without ruining the fabric.
But that's not a problem. As long as I can get some more of the original fabric again I can re-make the trousers from scratch and apply the new pattern. Which will be better for a competition as the trousers I have so far are no good. They're poorly altered to my body shape and are too short with not enough flare.

I know I'm probably being really anal about the details, but like my Horo coslay, I want the work I create to be perfect. If it's not, then I need to improve it and wear it again. Which is great because I like wearing my costumes more than once and it's a good excuse to do so.

Also, because Jade was a rush job before I didn't take ANY progress pics. Not good for a competition. So I'll take progress pics this time of my improvements and put them online :)