Beat (Original (Not Future)) - Jet Set Radio





This was a costume made for and worn to the Manchester anime society Xmas Cosplay Party.

Pretty simple in terms of overall complexity (as it concentrated on certain key points) although I only had time to get it about 90-95% complete.

Beat is the main character for the game Jet Set Radio, Which I enjoyed and was one of my favourite games a few years ago. THe cell shaded graphics really had a style that is difficult to forget.

The cans of spray paint - I appropriately used snow spray (as it was after all a xmas party...)

The skates were probably the most awkward part - Requiring various modifications and paintwork to be applied. I also put green leds on the underside to make them stand out a bit more.

If reworn I would probably redo the shades as they are not the exact shape, the green lenses would also need to be redone better as well.

It did illicit the reaction I wanted as a "retro" blast from the past however. Although I will need to some more practice on the skates in the future...


Luminescence posted on 13 December, 2009 - 12:41
This is great! :) Nice to see some love for Jet Set Radio.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 13 December, 2009 - 15:04
Nice! *thats beats character quote to XD* THIS IS RADICAL!!!

15len posted on 5 October, 2010 - 18:04
nice costume, i havent played jet set radio but i have played beat on the sega superstars games.

Sillabub posted on 27 December, 2012 - 00:07
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I wasted many hours of my degree time playing Jet Set Radio on the Dreamcast and am loving playing it again on XBLA - I always wanted to cosplay as Gum, great to see other people cosplaying from it too! :D