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Best Johnny Silverhand Costume Guide
Johnny Silverhand is a central character in the Cyberpunk series, a pen and paper RPG series created by Mike Pondsmith. The series takes place in an alternate future wherein crime is a common occurrence, murder is at an all-time high, and corporations are undoubtedly more powerful than the government. In this world, Johnny Silverhand is an influential Rockerboy as the lead of the band, Samurai. Rockerboys are musicians known to use their music to rebel and revolt against authority. Because a majority of Rockerboys are charismatic, they use charm to incite people through their musical performances.
Get the look of the charming rebel with this Johnny Silverhand costume guide. Fight corporations with your music abilities and good looks by wearing a tactical vest, brown leather pants, a bullet belt, military dog tags, a long black hair wig, and some aviator sunglasses. Don’t forget the robot arm!
Johnny Silverhand Cosplay Costumes
The most important part of Johnny Silverhand’s costume is his robot arm. Judging from his name itself, Johnny’s robot arm, or silver hand, is an integral part of his appearance. Once you nail this part of the costume, everything else is pretty easy to put together. While being a musician is a big part of who Johnny is as a character, what you need to channel is his personality of rebelliousness and revolt. This rebelliousness is what drives his look. His music is merely the platform by which he revolts against the corporations in Cyberpunk.
Johnny rarely stops with just music, though. He is known to have assaulted the Arasaka HQ alongside Morgan Blackhand, to end the Fourth Corporate War. Host a Cyberpunk costume game night and get your pals to dress up as other popular characters like Morgan Blackhand, Saburo Arasaka, Kerry Eurodyne, and Rache Bartmoss.
About Johnny Silverhand
At the scene of the Arasaka assault, a full-borg called Adam Smasher seemingly kills Johnny. The Assault team does not recover his body. After a nuke destroys the Arasaka HQ, it is assumed that his body vaporized along with the building. During the E3 2018 trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, graffiti is shown asking “Where’s Johnny?”
During the E3 gameplay reveal, V is heard listening to Johnny’s song “Chippin’ In” and wearing a Samurai band jacket. All of these suggest that Johnny might still have a role in the Cyberpunk 2077 game. At the Microsoft E3 2019 conference, Keanu Reeves was revealed to play Johnny. He shows up at the end of the 2019 Cinematic trailer, helping V when left for dead in a dumpsite. Johnny Silverhand acts as V’s guide to the city, tagging along for most of the game.