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Best Julia Costume Guide
Julia is a key character in the successful 1998 Japanese animated television series, Cowboy Bebop. The main plot is set in 2071, Julia only really appears in flashbacks to highlight the gravity of the rivalry between the two main characters—Spike Spiegel and Vicious. Both Spike Spiegel and Vicious used to be great friends and syndicate partners back in the 2060s. However, towards the end of that decade, Spike falls in love with Julia and offers to elope with her despite the fact that leaving the syndicate is punishable by death. This leads to a series of conflicts and altercations with Spike, Vicious, and Julia. Get the look of the secret lover with this Julia costume guide.
To cosplay Julia’s signature look from the Japenese anime series, you’ll need a Blonde Wig, Women’s Sunglasses, a Leather Bodysuit, a Hoop Chain Belt, Ankle Boots, and a Toy Gun. You’ll blend in well with the Red Dragon crime syndicate with her outfit.
Julia Cosplay Costumes
From the little flashbacks that viewers get about Julia, it’s quite apparent that she is both mysterious and conflicted. Mysterious because nobody completely knows what Julia was thinking or feeling. And conflicted, of course, because she was torn between Spike and Vicious. Even more conflicted because of an ultimatum that Vicious gave her–kill Spike or be killed with Spike. This trait of being mysterious is very apparent in her look which is also quite unique. Expect real anime or Cowboy Bebop fans to immediately recognize who you are if you cosplay as Julia. Wearing a leather bodysuit with a hoop chain belt and ankle boots are already telling of which character you’re trying to portray. Throw in the blonde wig, a pair of sunglasses, and tote around a toy gun and you’ll be a dead giveaway.
Even more so if you cosplay with other Cowboy Bepop characters like love interests and Red Dragon Syndicate comrades Spike Spiegel and Vicious.
In the 2060s, Julia was in a relationship with Red Dragon Syndicate member Vicious. However, in 2068, she helped nurse Spike Spiegel, a good friend of Vicious and another Red Dragon Syndicate member, back to health. This sparked a passionate affair between Julia and Spike with the latter offering to leave the syndicate in pursuit of his alleged love for her, even going as far as mentioning eloping together. When Vicious discovered of this illicit affair, he confronted Julia by giving her the choice to kill Spike or be killed by Vicious. Unable to make a decision, this ultimatum led her to flee. She was chased around by the syndicate until 2071. This was also the time when she ran into an acquaintance of Spike by the name of Faye Valentine. She asked Faye to deliver Spike a message about where they should meet. They meet briefly and plan to run away together but the syndicate is able to catch up and kill Julia in the end.