Login New Account
Cosplayer NiGHTmaren > Costume of Narancia Ghirga (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)

Most Recent Photo
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Narancia Ghirga
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Costume worn at:
Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010
ColossalCon (Cleveland) 2019
FanimeCon 2011
Holiday Matsuri 2018
Holiday Matsuri 2016
Permanent Link:
About this Costume
Construction Details:
Completed September 2010 MOAR JOJO COSPLAY. The main fabric used for this costume was a four-way stretch metallic spandex that I found at the local Sewing Studio. It called to me with its sparkles and gaudy sheen. I much prefer the purple and orange color variant to black and orange, because I adore the color purple, and to me black and orange just screams 'Halloween'. The 'jumpsuit' was very easy to make, there was just one piece of fabric used for the entire bodysuit, plus the band for the topmost part and all the straps were separate pieces. It was mostly serged together, and also zig-zag stitched together on the machine for the smaller straps and finishings. The straps were handstitched on carefully to the cooresponding pieces. The collar piece snaps in the back. I used an orange vinyl for the butt skirt, armbands and headbands. Probably my least favorite part was having to apply all the wacky designs to the skirt piece, it took forever! I had to layer up the gold paint about 5 times for it to be opaque enough, though the black went on much easier. I think next time I try something like this I'll just applique as usual. I basically made myself a stencil and went to town using some very thick acrylic-based paints. The belt was made from scratch with leather and painted, the 'buckle' is made out of Paperclay but is purely decorative, as the belt actually snaps in the front. The headband is just plain weird in that it is actually branched out into three separate headbands, using stretch vinyl for this really helped so it would fit nice and snug and not fall off. I bought some loafers and made shoe covers over them out of the metallic spandex to blend into the main outfit. I then simply added the ring and strap accessory, which is pretty pointless but there's always pointless accessories with JoJo characters. The wig was purchased, I had to dye it using the Sharpie and rubbing alcohol mix method so I could make it a darker shade of purple to match the main fabric. The wig was then styled just a bit to imitate Narancia's slightly mussed hairstyle. I thought it was important to make sure I got that incorporated into the costume because it gives character to Narancia.

In 2019, this costume got a revision because all of the pieces with the orange vinyl literally died (got sticky and started to 'bleed' orange onto other things, yikes), and I still love wearing this costume and with the new anime adaption, I decided to give it an upgrade!
Personal Thoughts:
JoJo has quickly become one of my loves. Part 5 was fun to read because I'm Italian, and the characters are Italian and the setting is Italy. Narancia is a lot like me, too (we are both terribad at mathematics and dealing with numbers, we love music, and we are sometimes indecisive and get stressed easily), and he was the shortest one in Passione so it made the most sense. Oh, and his stand is Aerosmith, and Aerosmith is totally awesome in my book.
Add a Comment
  • Photo 1
     Photo 1
    Comments 0 Views 489
  • Photo 2
     Photo 2
    Comments 1 Views 37
  • Photo 3
     Photo 3
    Comments 0 Views 570
  • Photo 4
     Photo 4
    Comments 0 Views 1318
  • Photo 5
     Photo 5
    Comments 0 Views 618
  • Photo 6
     Photo 6
    Comments 1 Views 643
  • Photo 7
     Photo 7
    Comments 0 Views 542
  • Photo 8
     Photo 8
    Comments 0 Views 436
  • Photo 9
     Photo 9
    Comments 0 Views 416
  • Photo 10
     Photo 10
    Comments 0 Views 388
  • Photo 11
     Photo 11
    Comments 0 Views 636
  • Photo 12
     Photo 12
    Comments 0 Views 471
  • Photo 13
     Photo 13
    Comments 0 Views 537
  • Photo 14
     Photo 14
    Comments 0 Views 468
  • Photo 15
     Photo 15
    Comments 0 Views 575
  • Photo 16
     Photo 16
    Comments 0 Views 472
  • Photo 17
     Photo 17
    Comments 0 Views 1806
  • Photo 18
     Photo 18
    Comments 0 Views 466
  • Photo 19
     Photo 19
    Comments 0 Views 460
  • Photo 20
     Photo 20
    Comments 0 Views 420
  • Photo 21
     Photo 21
    Comments 0 Views 393

Sorry, you must be a registered user of and logged in to view and add comments. Either log in or register now!