Jojo is one of those series that you either hate or love due to its overly dramatic nature. I am a huge fan of it’s ridiculousness and ability to not take itself seriously at all. There are a lot of fun characters in the Jojo universe, but I tend to lean towards mom cosplay. It helps that Lisa Lisa is awesome and can kick butt. (Granted her final battle was a momentous let down.)
I had a hard time choosing between Lisa Lisa’s battle outfit and the red boater outfit. So hard that I had to make both…I already had the majority of the fabrics for both so why not, right?
The battle outfit was the first one I made and looked online for references and previous cosplays of her. A lot of people did the figure variant, but I wanted to do the anime version. I was fortunate enough to find some good references of her bloomer jumper. Some people translated it into a skirt, but it really looks like a pair of really short bloomers with a loincloth in the front and back.
I wore both Lisa Lisa’s to Otakon 2015 and had a blast! While I did not have a private shoot planned for this one I did manage to pull aside Dan for pictures of me, a fem Kars and Jordan Chambers (Joseph Joestar) for a quick mini shoot!