Black Jack
Black Jack

Cosplayer: Pez

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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...


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animeaddict - 17th April 2011
This is pleasing :3

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Pez - 19th April 2011
Thank you! Hope it'll work okay. :)

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CrystalNeko - 25th April 2011
Oft, Black Jack!!! I love your wig :)

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

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Captain_Marvelous - 26th April 2011
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

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Pez - 26th April 2011
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!

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Captain_Marvelous - 28th April 2011
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!

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Pez - 28th April 2011
*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!

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Freyarule - 28th April 2011
I love the way you made the scar and the makeup! It looks so realistic 8DDD

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

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KiraraYumi - 28th April 2011
Aaaah wow, Black Jack! This is seriously awesome, you look fantastic!

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Pez - 28th April 2011
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.

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Pez - 28th April 2011
KiraraYumi > ^________^ Thanks very much!

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Captain_Marvelous - 28th April 2011
please let there be a Kabuki page and its done by a dude! benkai makeup would be amazing! O_o

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otakugirl - 30th April 2011
OMG I love this!

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Manga Girl - 1st May 2011
EPIC!! :D

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Pez - 9th May 2011
8D Thanks guys! More Black Jack love! :DDD

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Anonymous - 12th May 2011
All your cosplays are just so perfect. Amazing job, well done!

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Pez - 24th May 2011
^///^ Thank you!

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Sephirayne - 25th May 2011
Love this. The make-up is fantastic.

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Amy-Lou - 25th May 2011
Really lovely costume, it's all so clean cut and the makeup looks perfect.

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visiting_wizard - 30th May 2011
Looked just as awesome in person. Was nice meeting you for real. :)

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Pez - 31st May 2011
Thanks guys. ^^

visiting_wizard > good to meet you! Always better to put names and faces together. :)

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JustPeachy - 22nd June 2011
Wish I'd seen this in person! Looks awesome :D

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

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

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Pez - 29th August 2011
^___^ Thanks guys!

Michael > nah it wasn't me. XD I didn't even have time to do shopping at Aya, woe!

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Tsupo - 20th January 2012
I adore this cosplay! You look fabulous and the pictures are really, really good! >////<