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Johan Teaser by Malindachan Johan Teaser by Malindachan
Photo will be scrapped after I get better shots.

IMMA GIRLY BLUE-HAIRED BOY THAT LIKES RAINBOWS! 8D
And according to the GX manga, BUTTERFLIES!

So yeah, this is what I was trying to get done for Ikkicon before we encountered other problems ^^;

But yay, it's done now! ^.^
Hopefully Ex-Shadow will get his newest cosplay finished soon too :3 (he's taking a break until he gets his next paycheck). We'll be taking them to Naka-kon for sure!

Edit: now with INFO TEXT WALL! (I remembered this time! I still need to go back and do this with several other cosplays...maybe someday XDD)

The wig I styled was originally a blue punky. Color isn't the most accurate, but I've noticed that the exact color is SUPER hard to find D: (it's always either too blue or too green). Decided to stick with a punky for the volume-goodness they provide for spikes. I suppose I could have used the sharpie-dye method to get the right color, but I'm lazy and on a low budget. XD And I think the blue color still looks nice, so It's not a big deal IMO *shrugs*
I styled it with Aqua net hairspray and a little bit of tacky glue. The glue is only in the very very tips of the spikes to keep them together better. I only recommend it if you take good care of your wigs and are not planning on going back to redo things later (cuz the glue is a pain to get out). If I had more time and patience, I would have gone without the glue and done the other method, which is spraying the heck out of it with aqua net, combing it out once it's dry, and then repeating until the spikes stick together without looking stringy. By the time this step is reached, the wig only needs a very light amount of hairspray.

Made the shirt from scratch. I originally wanted to do the light purple tint that most references have, but everything I found was too dark (or in a fabric I didn't want to use). I figured white would be safe though, and I already had tons of white twill in my pile of fabrics at home. I suppose I can dye it later on...but I can't do it at the dorms (oh well). There's elastic in the wrists to give it the frill! :3 Also used purple bias tape around the collar.

Vest was also made from scratch. There was blue bottomweight fabric leftover from the Obelisk coat we made for my roomate, and I used the leftovers for Johan's vest. The "toilet Seat" collar is made out of vinyl. Finished the edges with bias tape and installed snaps in the front and back.

Pants were originally from Goodwill. I added quilt binding onto the front, and brought in the seams so the legs wouldn't be so baggy. They have no back pockets, but I might add them in later (not too worried though since only weird people will be taking pictures of my butt XDDD)

Belt was from my closet! XD

Made the boot covers from scratch. They caused me problems, but it was worth the hard work! They tie under the shoes with velcro, and they tighten around the leg with a buckle. The red gem things on the sides are googly eyes that I cut open and painted red on the inside.
The shoes under the covers came from goodwill, but they were originally all black (I can't find white shoes with black bottoms for a decent price ANYWHERE!) I taped up the bottom and ended up spray-painting the shoes white. It was a bit of an experiment, but it looks like the paint I used was pretty good! (it was some higher quality stuff that i had leftover from a sculpture class) It might crack where the most stress is at, but I don't think it's going to be very noticable.

Oh, and it's not shown in this photo cuz it's in the back, but I have a deckbox on my belt too! I covered up the box's text with some black electrical tape I had lying around, and I made the red strap that comes up and snaps onto the top flap. I also fixed it so it could snap onto my belt. THERE IS A CRYSTAL BEAST DECK IN THERE! *dances*

I also made Ruby! She was a gift for Ex-shadow originally, but I'm borrowing her for this cosplay ^.^
I started with a cat plush pattern [link] but I made some modifications to it and made the head, ears, and tail completely different.

(END WALL OF TEXt)

Yugioh GX is (c) Kazuki Takahashi
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:icongreninjastorm:
Greninjastorm Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
You are made of pure awesomeness!
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mykaelaishtar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
stop.being.amazing!! ((\>3</)) :squee:
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AnotherArt-ist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Oooh!~ I agree with Rubika-chan and SeiAni! You make an amazing Johan. Wow, this cosplaying business sound like alot of work! But it looks like it's worth it. I hope you will do more cosplaying as Johan :D Maybe even make a female costume for our dear "GIRLY BLUE-HAIRED BOY THAT LIKES RAINBOWS! 8D
And according to the GX manga, BUTTERFLIES!?" XD I love that. But seriously, I love your cosplaying, and I love how you post what you used to make the costume :3
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Chocotok Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH JOOOOHHHHHHAAAAAANNNNNNNNN XDDDDD
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goodmans Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
God, Its going to take time to see you play as johan now. I guess seening EX-Shadow for so long its strange to see you taking his place, but at least thats one more costume for the closset.
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vocaloid100 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
you're a total yugioh cosplayer!!
congratulations!!

i like all your work..
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RyosukeTakahashiReX7 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Great work as always.
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FacelessYusei Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You look prrrdy i give it a 10/10. love ur work. im going to my first con in april and im going as who else faceless yusei.
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FlickeringCrimson Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
damn you and your prettyness! >.< *wishes i was a bishie*
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pharaohyamifan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Oops, forgot to add, can the method also be used fpr Yami? I'll be doing that too at some point...
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pharaohyamifan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
I like! I can see future pics with evil johan too! XD

Quick question - this method you suggested in the info box (quote; spraying the heck out of it, combing out once dry, etc) Would you recommend this for a Yusei wig? I'm planning to style a new wig for him as my first one is getting hard to manage. (Then again, I only did the 'spray the heck out of it' part) If you can help, that would be great! XD
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd suggest carefully combing out your first wig if it already has lots of spray in it. My own Yusei wig was getting a bit stringy and stuff too a few months after I first styled it, and it's because of the combing and restyling that it looks a lot fuller now and is easier to fix.
Don't get too worried if the fibers frizz a little. the frizz will actually help add extra volume to the spikes.

I did the same thing on my Yami wig too. I wasn't happy with the spikes when I first styled it because it was a bit stringy, so I went back and combed it out a little and tried styling it again. It looks a lot fuller now :3
my Yugi friend did this technique on her own wig too, and it looks a lot better than it did when she first tried spraying it.
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pharaohyamifan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Thank you! ^^ Unfortunately I have used glue during a convention as a 'quick fix' I'm not sure if I can comb it out, but I'll try! XD Thanks again!
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ZippyC Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Photographer
D'aww, you make an adorable Johan! ~ I love how you spiked the wig, the style looks perfect! :heart: (And I am forever jealous of your Ruby plushie. XD)
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, I found the pattern I started with on Ruby:
[link]

Biggest changes I made were making a different head, tail, and ears.
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ZippyC Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Photographer
Oooooh, thank you! :heart: That helps a lot, I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what pattern to use XD I'm not terribly experienced with making plushies yet, I've only made a Boota plushie so far.
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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SeiAni Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010   Digital Artist
*stares at picture*
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I LOVE YOU AS JOHAN!!!!! :iconglompplz:
I think this is the best cosplay you've ever done, but then then again I am a Johan fan XD lol
But seriously you look great as him! Maybe even better than Ex-shadow~
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Demonspite Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Wait, what? Butterflies? And when did he appear in the manga!? (Sorry, I only have up to book three.)
In any case, you look awesome! I can't wait to see more! ^-^
*faves*
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's going to be in book 5 or 6. The last chapter to be released in Shounen jump had them appear on the last page, but the following chapters won't be out in English for at least a year probably.
Japan is further along by several chapters.
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Demonspite Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Ah... I haven't read an issue of Shonen Jump in over a year... No place near my house sells them. >_<
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have a subscription for it, but my boyfriend got me that particular issue because it came with an Obelisk the Tormentor card.
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Demonspite Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Ah, I see! How sweet of him! >w<

... By the way, you know how the GX books come with special cards, right? Like, the second one came with Rai-oh the Thunder something-or-other (I don't have it with me, so I can't just look its name up.)
Well, the third book (which I bought at a Borders) was sold with a Winged Kuriboh Lv. 9 in it... And someone had already taken the card.
Without buying the book itself.
Yeah. -_-
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, I always make sure the copy is plastic wrapped before I buy it to guarantee that it still has the card inside.
The latest volume (#4) comes with E-Hero Absolute Zero! It's a really good card :3
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Demonspite Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Oooh... I'm ordering it online. >w<
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Decora-Girl-Nyappy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
AWESOME!!
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Rubika-chan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
wow, that's so good! no offense to ex-shadow, but you look better as a Johan... (a manly johan looked a bit strange...) sounds like a lot of work!
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Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
AHH COOOOOL! but i thought ex shadow does Jesse as well?
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
he does, but he only really likes doing the dark version of him.

He's going to be cosplaying Jim Crocodile Cook when I'm Johan though XDD
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Meza-Uchiha Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Oh okay :3 Awesome thanks 4 the info lol! :)
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Elaine-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
I think The dark Johan version MUST be cosplayed by a guy (because Johan looks suprinsingly manly this way .__.)but his friendly version is more a part for a girl : D You did it very well <3 Even though I like you more as Juudai.
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FacelessYusei Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you look so cute as Johan. ^-^ so over the next few months i wil make cosplay that has never been done by a 12 year old boy im going to make a Judai's and Johan's child child coplay. like how people make for a yaoi art thing sorta... o well thats wat im gonna do. love your work.
-peace
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Onyxbear Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Good job and all but it going to take some time getting used to this.
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hj Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Gosh, those leg covers and boots are just lovely!(*・д・*)
And it's a really good photo too, makes you look taller than usual. (too bad it will get scrapped..(・ω・`
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol it also helps that I have boots that give me an extra 2-3 inches in height XD
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Elaine-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Aaaah so that's why... XD
I just thought: THE LEGS!!! XD
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Samie661 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
wow awesome!
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uchihagirl94 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
JOHAN XD =v= so perfect~ and yay RUBY XD and LOL yes Johan is a girly guy who loves rainbows and butterflies XD and wears frills XD
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deviantdevice Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! especially the hair, that's so impressive!
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BlackVampyreDeath Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
No fucking way... :'D
You really just made my day.
I'm like WOAH! surprised.
Complement tyme:
You look awesome!
The costume is awesome!
The wig is awesome!
YOU are awesome!
Jellin' 'bout your mad SKILLZ.
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SakiRee Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Student
I want your skill! D:
:D I'm really liking the boot covers and the shirt! Gah, yay! ^___^
Amazing job!
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JeanneABeck Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So basically cosplay is part sewing, part arts n craftiness, part innovation, and part scavenging. *Takes notes*
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yup yup! We do what we can! XDD
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JeanneABeck Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
By the way I sent you a little something Friday after school (~3am Thurs. your time) because I have no life. XDD Look for it in your dorm mail box and let me know when it arrives so I don't worry and all ~~
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh boy! XD
I'll be sure to let you know! :3
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:iconmanadarkmagiciangirl:
Its official Malinda...you look pretty much epic in anthing you wear! First your Judai haircut now our fave frilly European boy 8D! :glomp: Can you get any more awesomer? :D
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, I dunno! XD
Guess time will tell :3 *huggles*
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:iconmanadarkmagiciangirl:
:hug: I WUV JOO GUYS :iconspinplz: Im sad you cant make it to Metrocon, but Id rather have you guys be safe then to endager you O_O :( there'll be other chances to meet up ^_^ :nod:
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I WUV JOO TOOOOOOo *huggles*
You were the number one person I wanted to meet if I were to make it down there for Metro. Hopefully There will be more opportunities.

I won't be able to make it down there this summer, but there's a little something I wanted to mail you that I was planning to give you if I was still going to metro~
It's actually at home, so I won't be able to mail it off for at least another month or two, but if you are comfortable with noting me your mailing address, I can send it off after I make my trip home next month.
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ManaDarkMagicianGirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Id love to note you my address -^_^- OMG! If you are in FL in March 18,19,20,21 would you like to see me in my last play? :iconsnoopyplz:
:iconuzumaki70345: is wanting to come! And my teachers says if he comes he can get in free, I may be able to get you in free too 8D! :bounce:
I want too meet you so bad X3! :iconspinplz:
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