Yakuza Like A Dragon
Why I chose to make this costume:
SEGA and RGG Studio asked me to portray my favorite Yakuza Like a Dragon character, the Mad Dog of Shimano! For Anime Expo 2023, they set up a battle arena to promote their new Like a Dragon Gaiden game, and they hired me to cosplay Majima Goro!
How I made this costume:
I put this costume together fairly quickly from found parts. I altered the jacket to fit me better, cut and styled the wig, and made the black top under the jacket.
I also bought some silver boot tips and hammered them onto black boots, and I bought a leather eyepatch on etsy that fit me HORRIBLY and caused me to get an eye infection after all-day wear. I will definitely remake the eye patch before wearing this costume again.
I found an illustration of Majima's tattoo online that SEGA released a few years ago, so I cut out the front panels and printed them on tattoo paper.
Thoughts on this costume:
I truly had the most fun and frantic time cosplaying Majima Goro, thank you again SEGA and RGG Studio for the immense priviledge!
The Like a Dragon Gaiden Battle Arena was such a fun photo set up and it was awesome to meet so many Yakuza fans, appreciaters and cosplayers! Even Yong Yea, the English voice of Kiryu, showed up in full cosplay! 👏👏👏
The team at Sega took great care of me and I took so so many hilarious photos with everyone! It truly was too much fun to cosplay Majima and he is just an endless wealth for memable pictures 😂.
I have yet to do a proper photoshoot with Majima so for now, please enjoy the many photos we took at AX!