Costume :Viewtiful Joe
Variant :Retired
Source :Viewtiful Joe/ Tatsunoko vs. Capcom/ Ultimate marvel vs capcom 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Birmingham MCM Expo 2013

Costume Photos

Viewtiful Joe

Viewtiful Joe

Viewtiful Joe


Paint job redo v-joe


Unfinished viewtiful joe helmet remake


Costume Information

Cost : £43

I've used recycled materials for the helmet(paper mache baloon technique) and I have discarded the idea using red paper for the colouring, I will re-layer to get rid of the bumps and wrinkles plus fixing the helmet. I recycled a green Sprite bottle for the visors of the helmet. I now plan to spend pva glue to re-layer and cover the whole helmet so I can make it look shiny. At the moment this helmet is messy and needs patching. Since this is a big costume I will put a lot of sponges in the helmet.

I will buy a red morph-suit or something like that, pink scarf, white turtle-neck jumper for underneath the red morph-suit, going to turn black latex gloves inside out for the gloves with gloves inside (so i dont have sweaty hands from the latex materials). I will buy some wellies and paint it white. I will also buy a red goatee. Finally if I have time I will make his six cannon, which will be made of cardboard

I originally wanted to make zero from Megaman x but my helmet was too big and too round, this lead to me thinking of Viewtiful Joe. I chose his Tatsunoko vs. Capcom incarnation to differentiate myself from other Joe cosplayers. It's a shame Joe will never be in another game but he'll be in our hearts, this is for you Viewtiful Joe!


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Looking good so far Dan!

by Varia on Sunday, 13 January, 2013 - 16:10
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thanks sam

by ChibiMatsu on Friday, 18 January, 2013 - 12:49
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Using a filler such as car body or even polyfiller might smooth out those bumps. Then get a belt sander on it and polish up. If you use spray primer and then give it a coat of paint it'll come up as smooth as metal. I used the same technique on my mask you see in my picture.

by JaeXD on Friday, 18 January, 2013 - 14:12
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Hmmmm, thats actually not a bad idea, ill remember that forfuture

by ChibiMatsu on Friday, 18 January, 2013 - 18:01
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yay you finsihed joe ! :D and i must say it look awsome dude i hope to see it at other conventions

by cosplaymatt1 on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 - 21:02
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Thanks, yeah it was good, yours looking a lot better though

by ChibiMatsu on Thursday, 11 April, 2013 - 17:19
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by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 5 May, 2013 - 18:23
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YAY! HENSHIN A GO-GO BABY!(I can do a Viewtiful Joe Impression)

by ChibiMatsu on Sunday, 5 May, 2013 - 18:27
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This was epic! :D

by HarryKurt on Sunday, 5 May, 2013 - 18:50
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Thanks, ^so were you

by ChibiMatsu on Sunday, 5 May, 2013 - 18:59
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looks awesome, love the helmet

by blissfulbanana on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 13:54
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Very cool. Love the beard. Nicve job. Looks like you had fun too :)

by PandoraCaitiff on Thursday, 10 April, 2014 - 11:57


Shopping today (Posted 14th January 2013)

Spent £9 on Wellies which will be painted over, £19 on a red morph suit, need to find a way to remove the head but allow the zip to function, I have an idea how to do this ;-p . Found some unused latex glove, turned it inside out for the colour white. Just need to fix the helmet. Need to but a fake goatee beated and colour that red along with red paint and white paint. Considering getting rid of the visors they look bad