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Costume :Jessie
Variant :Team Rocket
Source :Pokemon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 15 (2009)


Costume Photos

Walk Away

Double trouble Performance

Jessie on stage 1

We're gonna capture pikachu

*Sigh*

Don't mess with Jessie

To Unite all Peoples within our Nation

To Protect the world from Devistation

Jessie Wig

Partner in Crime

Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £130 (Mostly wig and shoes)
Awards : "Puns worthy of Rob" for the CSI Minami skit at Minami con 15 , Best Performance at Sunday MCM May expo 2009
Time Taken : Costume: 2 weeks, wig 3-4months

Description
Minamicon 2009 was all about retro cosplay. Mark suggested pokemon for a skit and I jumped at the idea of Jessie. Since I am a relatively new fan of anime, I felt that pokemon was somthing more retro to me, so it fitted the minami theme quite well.

These costume were also re-worn at May Expo, for a sing and dance performance in the masquerade

The Minamicon CSI: Minami skit was written by mark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugUmFhc-6tQ

The Double Trouble perfomance at MCM expo:
Music and choreagraphy by me, Jake (white levaithan) as james and with Ben, Karl (Kimpey), Leah (Sillabub), Carrie (Seraphim-cry) as rocket grunts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrm7Wh3LGmA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZedFxXQaHk

The actaul costume itself was pretty straight forward. White cotton twill for the top and skirt. The Red "R"'s are made from the back of silk duchess satin which was £20 a meter. Me and jake fell in love with the fabric as soon as we saw it since it was the perfect red.
I helped Jake with the construction of james, which was all completed in one weekend.

The boots where bought from Cosworx, as was james base wig. The james wig was later dyed with a combination of copic ink and alcohol. Then styled.

Real leather gloves where a find from primark. There are a bit shorter than jessied actual gloves, but I HATE making gloves, so was prepared for the slight inaccuracy.

The WIG.. WEll the WIG OMG..

I opted for a shape that was mostly to the back and a little to the side. The shape of her hair varied in every reference picture. So I decided on something that would be door friendly and look like it was sticking out to the side at certain camera angles.

Its constructed using the same techniques as my caterina wig, just on a much bigger scale.
And old wig was scalped for the wig mesh undeneath. The structure was constructed on top of the mesh using plastic boning and then covered in wadding to form a shell.

This was then painted with a mixture of PVA and acrylic paint, forming a harder shell to add the extentions too.

Around 7 pack of cherry red hair extensions where then hotglued to the structure. The hairline at the front was made by dipping strand of hair into PVA, drying it and then cutting it to a fine point.
The curl was painted in a mixture of water, PVA and hairpray, then wrapped around a hairspray can and left to dry over night.
Covering the whole thing was a knightmare >_< I went though 30 glue gun sticks and 2 full massive cans of treseme hairspray.


As you can imagine the structure, is relatively light for its size, but because its and unusual shape it is very unbalanced and puts pressure on the base of my neck. Two large haircomes inside the top of the wig hold it to my head.
I also have to backcomb and plat my hair underneath to provide enought grabbing power for the haircombs. Which makes me look very silly when I am not wearing it :P
All in all I can wear it for around an hour at a time.

Comments

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LMAO and so i stud next do you as the most annoying thing ever WOOOOOOOOOOOOOBAFETT!!! nicee lol

cant wait to see this lex

by ryaoki on Monday, 10 November, 2008 - 23:28
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Is this true?! =O

by Kuma on Monday, 10 November, 2008 - 23:29
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Need a James........

EPIC!

by White Leviathan on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 02:45
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OMG I think I fell in love a little LOL Can't wait to see this!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 - 13:06
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Looking immense! Great work~

by Uni on Wednesday, 31 December, 2008 - 00:29
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THat's looking fantastic!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 31 December, 2008 - 01:04
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I'm half expecting the next progress shot to involve scaffolding XD

Looking somewhat of the epic there.

by nert on Wednesday, 31 December, 2008 - 01:26
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looking wig-tastic! x

by GunstarVixen on Wednesday, 31 December, 2008 - 13:17
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that looks totally epic, cant wait to see this lex =]

by Sands on Sunday, 4 January, 2009 - 01:58
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clever idea lets just hope it can bere its own weight

by Defrain on Sunday, 4 January, 2009 - 16:28
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O_O this is TOO epic! im soo looking forward to seeing this!!! ahhhhhhh XD

by Kaka Extreme on Friday, 9 January, 2009 - 02:11
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Wow! Epic progress. I can't wait to see it finished. I love Team Rocket.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 9 January, 2009 - 09:44
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looking great 8D i cant wait to see this finished!!!!!

by Kaka Extreme on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 00:16
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Looking pretty awesome even before the wig o.o

by nert on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 00:16
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*wolf whistles* I can't wait to see this finished Lex ^_^

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 02:10
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thigh high boots eh, foxy lmao

by ryaoki on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 02:43
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*thumbs up*

JESSIE! JAMES! AND MEOWTH TOO!

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 11:48
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I'm looking forward to seeing the finished wig at Minami!

by Tiran on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 13:13
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"Stand by for Trouble.." ^_^

Brilliant construction work on the wig!

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 00:23
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Wow! The oufit looks great. I love the boots they really work well.

I do see what you mean about the skirt. Lol!

Still, looks perfect for Jessie

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 16:24
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Oh wow, an accurate wig? Fabulous! Wish I was going to Minami to see it in person, perhaps another time. Makes me wanna fix up my James costume a bit.

by Pudding on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 18:02
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looking pretty sweet

by Defrain on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 20:11
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James' wig is perfect! Looking forward to seeing you at minami!

Tab

by Uber-Nerd on Sunday, 8 March, 2009 - 23:07
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Looking really good! Can't wait to see the pics once you have the wig on as well!

by Bunni on Monday, 9 March, 2009 - 09:07
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That wig....*_* I'm honestly stunned! Perfection!!

by MoonLily on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 12:21
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Wow, it's great to see someone finally do the wig so well! what day are you wearing this at Minami?

by AmethystEyes on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 12:37
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Blimey! Now *that* is a wig and a half! :D

by Sillabub on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 12:39
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Awesome... Just awesome..

by stripey_dani on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 12:52
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oh wow!!!!
now thats impressive, cant wait to see it this weekend

by HelloKitty on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 13:49
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looking awesome

by Defrain on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 13:58
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wow that wig looks amazing : D

by angel aiko on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 14:08
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Loving the wig! :D

by Ilpala on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 14:09

crazy epic wig, as has been said.
I really like the fabric you chose for the costume, too.
Looks like you're gonna do Jessie more justice than anyone's ever done before O.o

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 14:44
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It has transcended zomg to... aomg!

Somehow.

by nert on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 18:31
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this i think is the definition of epic

there are no other word to describe how amazing that wig looks!!!

^.^

by Toshi-chan on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 19:37
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That wig is incredible! How heavy is it!? And how do you hold it to your head hun?

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 20:29
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this is so awsome, that wig, how good you look, etc. It's all just brilliant

by nanahara on Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 - 21:04
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Whoah!
That wig is by far the best jessie one ive ever seen!
The costume's looking awsome to!
i cant wait to see it all put together!! ^^

by Neko-Chan on Wednesday, 25 March, 2009 - 23:01
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a very smexy jessie with a very nice short skirt ^---^ hehehe

by timpey on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 - 14:26
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thiswas amazing to see! loved that wig! it was a pain to wear but well worth it 83

by Kaka Extreme on Tuesday, 31 March, 2009 - 22:22
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You should enter that into a look-a-like contest was so scary. Had a lot of fun doing rocket with you!

by White Leviathan on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 00:48
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Best Jessie in the world. Ever.

That wig... it has a soul o_O;;

by sonia_leong on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 00:52

You made a great Jessie wig is awesome!
it's was great to actually meet you properly.

by Heero Masaki on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 18:27
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I wish I went to Minamicon now, you made such a fantastic Team Rocket! :D
I love your wig for Jessie!!

by Manga Girl on Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 - 19:26
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I'm amazed by your Jessie wig!

by Mungojerrie on Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 09:54
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Epic. A true wig masterpiece.

by RanmaSyaoran on Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 21:47

Defiantly the best Jessie I have ever seen! *-*

by goodbyeworld on Thursday, 2 April, 2009 - 22:00
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lol! thats brilliant!!!! i love the photo jessie!...i mean lex! you look just like her!! amazing job on the wig!!

by kaasutii on Friday, 3 April, 2009 - 09:48
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I knew that as soon as you annouced Jessie that you would look perfect as her. I was right. You made her so awesome and then some. Brilliant is an understatement. One of my favourite cosplays of Minamiocn 15. XX

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 5 April, 2009 - 02:14
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OMG that is such an awesome Jessie!
You wig is just..... wow.

Fantastic job!
^_^b

by Hexi on Sunday, 5 April, 2009 - 21:32
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That laugh still haunts my dreams...

by Kuma on Friday, 17 April, 2009 - 08:31
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your wig is fantastic!

by voxune on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 12:46
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Wooow you must be the best Jessie I've ever seen! Well done! I'm really in awe of the wig, your makeup everything! It's like Jessie incarnate xD

by Pem on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 12:46
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"Greetings Pokemon Pipsqueeks" :D :D :D - Loved your skit. Congrats on the win.

Fabulous cosplay and masquerade performance. mmm Sexiest Jessie ever. ^__^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 13:06
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very impressive. You look just like her, and you acted well too, with the pompous attitude. :D

by Zaiburst on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 13:31
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epic cosplay, and brilliant masquarade performance at expo XD

by nanahara on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 17:35
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Cant IMAGINE how much hairspray/gel/product is on that wig ^^, You look incredible!! Wish I coulda been there to see it, the photos look like you had such fun ^^

by Fables on Saturday, 30 May, 2009 - 23:06
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This costume was epic!! You were amazingly accurate!! So so good, and your skit at the May Expo was just awesome, ^_^

by electricdino on Sunday, 14 June, 2009 - 12:48
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awesome costume. love the hair ^__^

by k4tt on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 10:05
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You guys were awesome in the masquerade ^^, just amazing, love the hair, love everything!

by Zelda on Friday, 8 January, 2010 - 03:10
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This wig is amazing O_O Overall you're the best jessie ive ever seen!

by ZOMBIEfurby on Sunday, 24 January, 2010 - 10:42
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By far the best Jessie cosplayer. Ever.

by rohanfox on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 11:05
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Oh my God <3333 Amazing! xxxxx

by Cheetos on Sunday, 13 June, 2010 - 18:16
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That wig is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen X'D

by Butterfly-Goddess on Saturday, 14 August, 2010 - 21:03
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That wig is pure epicness. O.o It's perfect! The whole costume is perfect!

by DuskatNight on Thursday, 16 September, 2010 - 21:12
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That wig <3 You make the perfect Jessie!!

by KP on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 13:38
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All I can say is THAT HAIR!!!! is perfect well done and everything else is too best Jessie and James ever :)

by FangGirl on Thursday, 5 January, 2012 - 11:28
 

Journal

Jessie Wig, take 1 (Posted 31st December 2008)

I have decided that jessie's hair is somewhat more like structural enginnering than actual wig styling. Her hair is also Different in every single refrence image......

I decided that I wanted it to curve slightly to one side, the side was chose by seeing which side was more common in my selected reference photos. Slighlty to the left wass the winner.

To begin with i removed all the wefts and scalp from an old wig to obtain the mesh cap underneath.

I am using the same materials that i used as a base for my caterina wig. These include plastic "rigiline" boning and wadding (4oz). They are both lightweight and cheap!

I initally made the bottom section first, by cutting the shape out of wadding and gluing on the boning support. Making sure to use the natural curve of the boning to my advantage (it comes rolled up)

This was then pinned to the base and then additional plastic boned where added to form the top section (mostly by trail and error) The top section was then covered in wadding and the edges sewn and glued together.

The Wadding was then neatly sewn onto the mesh cap.

I have also added 6 hair extension clips (4 at the front, 2 at the bottom) so that the wig can be secured to my head ^_^

Next stage is to build up the top of the wig, to get jessie's widows peak and backcombed look.