Shadowednavi as Jin Shirato

Jin Shirato

Persona 3

Cosplayer: Shadowednavi
My husband began playing Persona 3 and I spent a good deal of time either not paying attention or mocking certain characters. Then these two showed up. And I'm like "Is that supposed to be Jesus?" to which he was all "lol maybe". That began a minor obsession with those two characters, to the point where the only reason I started my own game was so that I could see them for myself. And the rest, as they say, is history.

This outfit wins the award of giving me THE MOST headaches before debuting it at the con. The construction was a -trip- (may I note those sleeves are made up of approximately 30-40 PIECES EACH to get the patch-effect as seen in his official art), I received the wrong pants by mistake on eBay (it was quickly corrected, but still!), the pouch decided it didn't want to stay up on my leg, so that required safety-pins at the last moment, and RIGHT as I was finishing my makeup at the con, a half bottle of foundation spilled all over my jacket, which set me back an hour and a half handwashing it.

But for all its headaches, everything turned out beautifully and I can't wait to wear it for more conventions and photoshoots :D