Heorot
 

Jade "Miss Thyrus" - Beyond Good and Evil

Status :Planned
Worn At :None


Photos

Make-up reference

New, better jacket for Jade...finally!

Another photo of my wig

Jade wig

Jade (version 1)

 


Information

Considering doing what I can over the summer for Eurogamer (BG&E will be a few months shy of the ten year mark so is a perfect time!). Then have everything as good as possible for my Beyond Good and Evil group in October 2014?

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My second cosplay that I first debuted at London Expo May '10. I'm SO glad I did it; I cannot thoroughly put into words how passionate I am about Beyond Good and Evil. It's one of my favourite games and I admire Jade so very much. Out of all the characters I've cosplayed thus far, she is the one I'm most similar to in terms of personality, I think. Besides that, she's a photographer, practices martial arts and kicks arse- more levels I can relate to her on ;P

I used my own hair for this the first time 'round. This time, however, I bought a wig; I love it! It probably needs a few wee layers cut in, but otherwise it's good to go.

Moreover, I have brown eyes, so am planning on getting some green contact lenses to really perfect the costume.

I just used my own camera when I debuted this costume. For accuracy and the clear love Jade has for her camera and photography in general, I managed to find a Fujifilm Instax 200 in my local charity shop for 2 quid. It's probably the closest I'll get to a working camera similar to Jade's. It just needs some modding, then it should be good to go! I'm really stoked, actually, because it delivers prints of photos almost instantly, so it would be really awesome if I met any fans that I could give a photo to of me/me and my brother {in costume...it's a secret!}/them together right there on the spot...perhaps even signed ;D

The Instax Mini 7s, 100 or the 210 kind of seem a little closer in terms of the main camera's body shape, but I like the bold chunkiness of the 200, which will hopefully make it stand out as her camera is paramount to not only the costume, but Jade as a character.

Even if I were to have got any of them, though, I think I would have had to have done far more modding than I have to do with the 200, so it's much for muchness really.

/endofcameranerdout and back to the costume!

I made the bandana out of a children's t-shirt I got from my local charity shop that was about £1. I also got the S.A.C., which I think is originally a CD case from the same place modded with insulation tape. The belt was also from the charity shop. However, I'd like to completely re-do the belt (as well as the one holding the dai-jo) as it's one of the parts of my costume I'm least happy with.

I made the dai-jo out of cardboard and coloured in the gold design with a gold pen; I really don't like it at all, so I am planning on completely re-making it with a mechanism and more...watch this space.

I borrowed the "lipstick" (it's actually Glitter Eyeliner) off of my good friend; it actually worked out swimmingly since it's the perfect colour and it stays VERY well. I only retouched it once at Expo and that was after lunch :>

I already had the shoes, glove and jacket, luckily, but as nice as the jacket is that I used, it's not as accurate as I'd like it to be. At long last, I FINALLY found a much better cropped green jacket 8D I've learnt that you should never give up hope trying to find a particular item, you just gotta keep searching! I also already had the trousers, though I didn't have time to do the awesome design down the side of her trousers- I will be doing that with my mum sometime soon (:

I think improving this costume is my calling. With the HD version released and more information being revealed for the sequel, it needs to be publicized more than ever, imho!

Comments

zabuza89 posted on 5 July, 2011 - 21:22
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY gotta love jade

Heorot posted on 6 July, 2011 - 11:46
Definitely! I literally can't wait 'til this is finished 8D Will you be at London Expo in October? That's when I'm wearing it ^.^

sjbonnar posted on 6 July, 2011 - 12:11
Awesome ^_^ I love this idea as I though BG+E was epic! Can't wait for the update!

Heorot posted on 6 July, 2011 - 12:18
Yesss, someone else who ACTUALLY knows this gem of a game! I cannot wait for the sequel either; it makes me so happy how Ubisoft hold BG+E in such high regard <3 Are you gonna be at London Expo this year?

sjbonnar posted on 6 July, 2011 - 13:01
Yeah, either working there or just hanging around as Ganon from Zelda LOL They're talking about remaking the first one too ^_^

Heorot posted on 6 July, 2011 - 13:48
Kewl! Well if you see me, don't hesitate to come say hi :) Really? An HD version has already been released (part of the reason I chose to improve Jade; it needs to be publicized more than ever, imo) but I didn't know anything about a remake before 0_o

sjbonnar posted on 6 July, 2011 - 14:16
Maybe I mixed the sequel and the HD release in my head? ^_^' LOL I'm glad you put up a photo, you suit her SO well!

Nomes posted on 6 July, 2011 - 14:29
Yay! Such an amazing yet underrated game. You make a great Jade.

Heorot posted on 6 July, 2011 - 16:06
@sj Heheh, perhaps you did; no worries. Awh thank you! @Nomes Couldn't agree with you more; it breaks my heart how unknown it is. Cheers very much! {I'll put this here to reply to yous both} The first time I debuted Jade was as it appears in the photo you saw. While it was fun and I got some great reactions, it's not perfect and there are parts that really need improving in my mind. Can't wait for the corrections to be done!

Tsuchinoko posted on 8 July, 2011 - 18:48
Oh awesome, I really enjoyed Beyond Good and Evil and Jade cosplayers are so rare! The wig, bandana and top look great, I will have to keep an eye out for you in October ^^

nanahara posted on 8 July, 2011 - 18:59
awsome ^^, BG&E was a great game, and you've done well cosplaying from it

sjbonnar posted on 11 July, 2011 - 10:01
Loving the new wig ^_^

Ria posted on 22 July, 2011 - 06:21
Wow! this looks so amazing! i havent played the game in years, i saw your photo and was like... "theres no way she means bg+e!" Now i'm deffinately coming to Oct Expo!

Heorot posted on 22 July, 2011 - 09:44
Thank you so much! Do come & say hey if ya see me [: Yep, there are some BG&E fans/cosplayers in the wee cubbyholes of the world. Can't wait 'til this costume looks even better than my first attempt (hopefully) :D

PandoraCaitiff posted on 18 August, 2011 - 10:55
Ooooh! Cool! I loved BG&E. I hope I see you walking around so I can get a pic. I'm intrigued as to who your brother will be too. Will he be grunting and grumbling, or quoting Carlson & Peters? ^_^

Mungojerrie posted on 23 August, 2011 - 13:18
Looks good so far :) Can't wait to see more!

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Good reference sites (Posted 6th November 2012)

Beyond Good and Evil Myth
bge.retropixel.net
Official HD 'site