Black Jack - Black Jack



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For the Sci-Fi London Easter Parade (http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2011/programme/event/easter-parade).

It's been years and years since I last read/saw any Black Jack. What I saw was the OVA I think. Should give the anime a go at some point.

Picked this because I wanted something at least very vaguely sci-fi - well okay the only thing sci-fi about Black Jack might be the way he looks but hey - and I wanted to try doing this makeup and wig!

Besides, that coat? Any excuse to make a coat like that! XD

Comments

animeaddict posted on 17 April, 2011 - 22:58
This is pleasing :3

Pez posted on 19 April, 2011 - 19:43
Thank you! Hope it'll work okay. :)

CrystalNeko posted on 25 April, 2011 - 19:31
Oft, Black Jack!!! I love your wig :)

Manjou posted on 25 April, 2011 - 21:04
This is awesome, as a big Black Jack fan I think it's great to see you cosplay him so well :D

Captain_Marvelous posted on 26 April, 2011 - 08:59
AMAZING! AMAZING AMAZING A-FUCKIN-MAZING! YOU LOOK TAN-TASTIC! *Well one part of your face does* :P brilliant cosplay and idea! BJ is fantastic! you look just like this awesome cosplayer in this cosplay make-up book me and faye got on saturday :P

Pez posted on 26 April, 2011 - 15:17
CrystalNeko & Manjou > Thank you very much! ^^ Old school ftw! Luke > hahaha thanks! I know which book you mean, that's where I got the tips for making the scars! But I don't like the way she did her hair (the back of her wig didn't flick upwards) and she had the wrong contact lenses and eyebrows! XD; Enh don't mean to be so critical but hey she appeared in a book on cosplay techniques so she really should get it right!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 28 April, 2011 - 11:24
Aye :) well personal preference and all that! I try not to overthink things like that! you both looked wicked!!!!!!!!! also I think it was a guy O_O there was a guy doing makeup in the book to *the one talking about covering shaving scars and stubble, he was the one that did the black jack" he looked wicked in the mature girl tutorial!

Pez posted on 28 April, 2011 - 11:33
*flicks book* Oh yeah it's that guy. XD;;; Oops. I suppose... I just think that if you were going to use contact lenses you might as well use the right colour ones (red, not grey!). XDDDD He looked awesome in the Rozen Maiden photos as well!

Freyarule posted on 28 April, 2011 - 11:40
I love the way you made the scar and the makeup! It looks so realistic 8DDD

Captain_Marvelous posted on 28 April, 2011 - 12:00
Yeah :) its not a bad little book for the money ^^ not mega awesome but good tips!

KiraraYumi posted on 28 April, 2011 - 12:06
Aaaah wow, Black Jack! This is seriously awesome, you look fantastic!

Pez posted on 28 April, 2011 - 12:07
Thanks Mel <3333 Luke, apprently vol.2 of the book comes out in July~ seems to be mostly about Japanese style costumes, like kimonos and such.

Pez posted on 28 April, 2011 - 12:08
KiraraYumi > ^________^ Thanks very much!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 28 April, 2011 - 12:55
please let there be a Kabuki page and its done by a dude! benkai makeup would be amazing! O_o

otakugirl posted on 30 April, 2011 - 17:50
OMG I love this!

Manga Girl posted on 1 May, 2011 - 17:39
EPIC!! :D

Pez posted on 9 May, 2011 - 10:16
8D Thanks guys! More Black Jack love! :DDD

tripletriad posted on 12 May, 2011 - 03:40
All your cosplays are just so perfect. Amazing job, well done!

Pez posted on 24 May, 2011 - 11:12
^///^ Thank you!

Sephirayne posted on 25 May, 2011 - 11:26
Love this. The make-up is fantastic.

Amy-Lou posted on 25 May, 2011 - 15:02
Really lovely costume, it's all so clean cut and the makeup looks perfect.

visiting_wizard posted on 30 May, 2011 - 11:54
Looked just as awesome in person. Was nice meeting you for real. :)

Pez posted on 31 May, 2011 - 19:13
Thanks guys. ^^ visiting_wizard > good to meet you! Always better to put names and faces together. :)

JustPeachy posted on 22 June, 2011 - 11:33
Wish I'd seen this in person! Looks awesome :D

j_mercuryuk posted on 25 August, 2011 - 10:07
Black Jack for the win. I love how you did the 'scar' (for lack of a better word) on the face.

Manjou posted on 26 August, 2011 - 22:10
I love that cosplayfever photo, it's awesome. Was it you who bought all the Black Jack manga at Aya? XD

Pez posted on 29 August, 2011 - 22:51
^___^ Thanks guys! Michael > nah it wasn't me. XD I didn't even have time to do shopping at Aya, woe!

Tsupo posted on 20 January, 2012 - 19:27
I adore this cosplay! You look fabulous and the pictures are really, really good! >////<

Progress Journal

25th April 2011

Sci fi London Easter Parade

First time wearing this costume. I did a makeup test at home first, and found that I made the scars too thick - needed thinning out a lot more at the edges so that there wasn't a huge "step" between latex and skin after I glued them on. I did what I could to fix that. The end result was okay, they were still messy around the edges. It would've been fine if I was going for a "realistic" effect actually, but Black Jack's scars are supposed to be very clean-cut and artificial looking. XD;

I think the outcome was good for a first attempt at casting latex prosthetics, but I'm going to make some new scars for the next time I wear this.

So yeah, to make it a bit smoother looking I went and touched up the scars on photoshop a little.

Oh yeah also - Snazaroo's spirit gum is kind of crap. I had to buy it last minute though so it was whatever the local art supplies shop had! I've got some pros-aide coming my way so next time this will be better. :)

19th April 2011

Wig

This is made from one black and one white Ash wig (http://www.coscraft.co.uk/coscraft-wigs/36-cosplay-wig-ash.html) cut up and then sewn together. The front is being thinned with a razor and then set with hairspray.

Better photos of this when I'm done with it. :)

19th April 2011

Scars

I followed instructions from a book to do this.

Sculpted scars out of modelling clay, poured plaster over it, let cure, remove clay, put latex in new mould, let cure, voila!

17th April 2011

Suit jacket

I have a suit jacket but that was too feminine, so I got one from a charity shop. It's still a women's style (men ones are all too big for me) but it doesn't go in at the waist so much. All I've done is add a third button to it so that it closes further up. Again, less feminine.

17th April 2011

Coat

This was made using a really soft, almost luxurious felted wool I have at home. 8D It took a day or so. I actually didn't have enough of the fabric so the front facings are two pieces each, rather than one long piece since I have to connect sections together to get the length. XD;

The collar doesn't stand up as tall as Black Jack's. Oh well. That might improve after I add shoulderpads.

I might topstitch the collar and the front, right now it's a bit puffy and ironing doesn't do much to the wool.

[ETA] I just realised I forgot to understitch the facing. That'd be why it's all weird. And now I can't do it unless I pick apart a lot of work...