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Cowboy Bebop-Group by Dessi-Desu Cowboy Bebop-Group by Dessi-Desu
Character: Julia
Series: Cowboy Bebop
Photo taken by LJinto at Katsucon 2012

A photo of our Bebop group at Katsucon. ~Dessi-Desu as Julia, ~TresWildCosplay as Faye, and my wonderful boyfriend as Spike. Also, take a look at the awesome wig fluff that is Spike's hair. I'm absolutely awful at styling "messy" styles, so ~TresWildCosplay stepped in and took over, so it looks a lot better than it originally did.

Julia's suit is probably one of the most mind boggling things. It's full of why's everywhere. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed wearing this at Katsucon with my wonderful group. Aside from the heels, this is probably my most comfortable costume.

Construction notes on Julia:
Construction-wise I'm not completely satisfied with everything and want to make some revisions. Next time I wear this costume, I'm hoping to have the buckle casted. This time around because of weather and time constraints, I opted to just make one out of paperclay. It ended up cracking a little, which I expected, but for the most part it held up like a champ.

This was my very first time using vinyl! I used a 4-way stretch vinyl, which has a very beautiful sheen. I knew, when I made the decision to cosplay Julia, that I wanted the details on her suit that makes it distinctly her catsuit. I ended up studying reference images of her to figure out what all was going on. I decided to put some piping details along the zig-zags on the torso, under the bust, across the back, and I even did the weird butt piping that you can see going across Julia's bum in the infamous image of her and Spike together, with her back facing the viewer.

I really did enjoy wearing this costume and it was the highlight of my weekend. The costumes in our group were so well-received and it was so rewarding to see how excited it made Bebop fans around the con. I can't wait to make some improvements on it and wear it again.
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dougw4496tl Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Nice :)
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m-squaredphotography Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this shot! We are so upset that we didn't see you all in the Cowboy Bebop cosplays, but we have enjoyed every picture you all have posted!
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Never fear, guys! We're definitely wearing these again. These costumes are comfortable and very fun to wear. I just have to fix some things on Spike and Julia. :TresWildCosplay: is actually thinking about making Fujiko's catsuit and having her BF be Lupin because it's kind of a running joke that people confuse Fujiko for Julia XD;
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JiaJem Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I agree, Spike's hair is SPOT ON! :D Really great trio!
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Haha, she seriously did an awesome job. I actually laughed in disbelief at how close she got it to look like Spike's hair, when we were styling it in our hotel room. Talk about cutting it close o_o;
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TresWildCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Thanks ^.^ It was fun to style and we definitely cut it close >.<
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Gizbar Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Hem, Julia? :O I watched all the parts and I can't remember any Julia from the crew...;P
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Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, Julia is a very minor, but also major character at the same time. You can see her in the flashback scenes in the Ballad of Fallen Angels episode, when Spike falls through the stain glass window, and she's in there for the last episodes. Other than that, Julia is hardly ever in the show XD;
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Gizbar Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Damn it, I'm such an idiot...>.< How could I forgot abuot her? :/ Now I remember... Well, it was a quite time when I last watch Bebop episodes...:D But this picture - good job :D Especially Faye looks good for me.
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