Speaking of Josuke Higashikata features, usually what comes first to the mind is the well
-maintained pompadour. As we all know that his special hairstyle is after an unknown man
who saved his life as a child. To cosplay Josuke, styling the wig becomes important, so in this
article we are sharing a detailed tutorial for cosplayers to shape the pompadour hairstyle.
What to prepare:
- A chignon of long strip shape (a spongeor any strip shaped flexible stuff)
- Hot melt glue
- Styling gel
- Hair spray
First big step is to make the pomp shape swept upward forehead.Get a long wig of similar color, and cut off a bunch of hair which is to be twined onto the blacklong chignon. To ensure the after style, it’s better to cut from the back. (Length as pictured below) It can be thinner as long as the purple hair can fully cover the black strip.Use a hot glue gun to apply a layer of glue onto the black strip first and then add the purple hairs.To make the hair glued firmly, you need to press it a little. But it might be too hot to touch immediately after the hot glue gun, do this one or two minutes later.When one end is fixed, twine the hair around the black strip.Add the glue repeatedly at each half turn, similar way to get the overlapping hair fixed.Keep doing this and make the purple hair laying firmly.If you ran out of the hair and the strip is yet not entirely covered, cut another strip of purple hairand, and repeat the steps above.It will take much time and patience, well with insistence, you will get a fresh new purple longchignon. Try it on the dummy head and bend it to shape.Next big step is to trim the basic wig.Cut the long hair short firstly. Do not throw away what you cut off, it can be useful later. And alsoremenber to leave the hair at the top and the bang alone.When done with the length cutting, thin it. And the wig will look like: Step three, combine the long strip with basic wig.Locate the bonding point:If you directly glue the strip onto the wig, it can not stand firmly.So lift the hair up, apply some glue, then place a layer of hair down and stick. Similarly, you need to use fingers to press the hair when gluing. After above repeated process, the hair at this point gets stable and we can move on. Apply some glue again and quickly attach the strip on. You need to press it for a while.Add more glue at the joint and make sure they stand as a whole. Locate the another end and starting gluing. We are getting much closer to the pomp shape we are
desiring forTwine the fringe hair and the untrimmed hair on. Add glue and hold it for secondsThen we will make the overhead curls.When trimming the wig, we kept the spare hair, now take out some curls, if there is not enough, curl the straight ones with a curling iron.Bed the hair and add some glue, then cover another layer of curls and press with hands.It is like a cloud of curly hairs, put it on the top of the head and check whether the size and shape
fit or not.Then glue the hair cloud on the top of the head.Fill in the empty with spare hairs to make it much plump. Break the curl with scissors, it will look
more natural.Then we will move to style the side hair and back side hairs.
Get a section of short hairs and thin it. Tile and glue it on a desk . When it shapes up, tear it off.
Locate and glue it as temple hair Hair spray over the head and style accordingly.The side hair trends backward, so use some gel and shape it Now, we are done with the crazy hairstyle for this savvy, confident and courageous teenager!Here is how the wig looks like on our cosplayer, quite identical and natural, right?For your convenience, Josuke Higashikata costumes, both navy version and purple version, have
been available at miccostumes.com together with Jotaro Kujo cosplay.