Costume :Johnny Garland
Variant :default
Source :Shadow Hearts from the New World
Progress :Complete
Worn At :AmeCon 2007

Costume Photos

Mini cosplay group

front view

Back view from Redkun



Costume Information

Cost : £40
Time Taken : A week or two...due to the jacket really

Well, only decided to do this a little after playing the game and realising that he sounded like Rory from 8 Simple Rules! (But it wasn't)
I thought that his jacket was amazing so I put lots of energy into making it!
Took me about a week in total to finish it off!
Firstly I didn't have a pattern so I made one from an existing baseball/letterman jacket that I owned and modified it so that it had a raglan sleeve!
I basically ummaged through all my fabric collections and did not buy a single piece of new fabric for the jacket too, which impressed me much! In the end I used my bottle green moleskin, yellow PVC (I had a small piece of yellow leatherette but not enough), and a whole bunch of felt of varying colours! Replicating the design on the back took the longest time, from redrawing and resizing the design from in game images (very difficult to find a location that showed a close up of his back), to cutting out the pieces from felt and sewing it all in place!
I lie!!!! I did buy lengths of offwhite ribknit tht I hd to hand colour in with fabric markers! I used up about 8 green fabric markers and 5 yellow ones! Took me about a week to do that!
Everything else was store bought. Wig, shirts and jeans (lucky find at Burtons as they are pretty accurate to Johnny's design).


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Wow.... I think i saw you at Amecon but i didn't come over because i hadn't played the game yet.

Nice job awesome costume!!

by Arianna on Monday, 8 October, 2007 - 13:57
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best jacket ever, :D

by Annadill on Thursday, 1 November, 2007 - 16:09
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Fantastic! I was just thinking about it the other day as to how little Shadow Hearts cosplays I saw around the place and the ones I saw are mostly from SH2... Glad that someone actually cosplay Johnny XD You did a fabulous job on the jacket!

by Cat_Cat on Saturday, 10 November, 2007 - 11:12