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Best Vicious Costume Guide

Vicious is one of the villains who appears in the Japanese animated science fiction series, Cowboy Bebop. He is the main rival of Spike Spiegel. Vicious is a member of the Red Dragon crime syndicate and was once partners with Spike. They became enemies when Spike had an affair with Vicious’ girlfriend, Julia, and planned to leave the syndicate with her. Her fleeing led to Vicious blackmailing Julia into killing Spike. She went into hiding instead of killing Spike. Instead, she had to fake her death to get out of the syndicate. Vicious staged a coup, took over the syndicate, and hired hitmen to kill both Spike and Julia. She was murdered eventually, leaving Spike alone to deal with his heartbreak. Spike goes after Vicious determined to kill him once and for all!

Get the look of the jealous crime leader with this Vicious costume guide. Vicious’ attire can be described as gentlemanly yet cool, which is the exact you can achieve with this Vicious outfit. Get the look Vicious by wearing a Black Jacket, Navy Blue Pants, Navy Blue Tie, Brown Shirt, and Black Dress Shoes. His essential accessories include a Gold Cloak Chain, Grey Hair Wig, and Toy Sword with Sheath.

Vicious Cosplay Costumes

Vicious has a resemblance to Goemon Ishikawa, a character from another popular series, Lupin III. Incidentally, Spike is just like Lupin’s character too. Vicious is tall and thin and has untamed gray hair. He only 27-years-old but appears much older because of his gray hair and pronounced bags under his eyes. His face is considerably aged, perhaps because of his involvement with the Titan Wars. He is typically seen with his weapon of choice, the katana, and his pet cormorant perching on his shoulder. He rarely smiles, and when he does, it comes off as sadistic, which is not surprising given his character.

In addition to Vicious’ outfit, you will want to add a long gray wig and katana. The best thing about this costume is that it’s so dapper you can even wear it in real life! Minus the wig and the katana, of course.

Vicious Costume Tips & FAQs

Immerse yourself in the captivating and ominous aura of Vicious from “Cowboy Bebop” with our detailed costume guide FAQ. Perfect for fans aiming to embody this iconic antagonist, our guide will help you recreate his enigmatic appearance and bring to life the menacing presence of the feared Syndicate member.

Vicious' costume is characterized by its dark and intimidating look. Essential components include a long, flowing light grey overcoat, a matching suit underneath, a black shirt, and black boots. His outfit is completed with a silver, claw-like pendant around his neck, symbolizing his cold and ruthless nature.

Vicious is known for his long, silvery-white hair that falls past his shoulders, and his sharp, angular facial features. For the hair, either grow and dye your hair accordingly or use a long, white wig. Mimic his intense gaze with subtle makeup, emphasizing a brooding and serious expression.

Look for a light grey trench coat or overcoat that is lightweight and flows well, to capture the dramatic effect seen in the anime. It should have a straight, simple cut with minimal detailing, reflecting Vicious' straightforward and unforgiving nature.

Besides his silver pendant, Vicious is rarely seen without his katana, which is an integral part of his character. A replica katana, preferably with a sleek, modern design to match the futuristic setting of "Cowboy Bebop", would be an important addition to the costume.

Including quotes from Vicious can add depth and authenticity to your portrayal. Some notable quotes are: "When angels are forced out of heaven, they become devils.," "You should see yourself. You have any idea what you look like right at this moment, Spike? A ravenous beast. The same blood runs through both of us, the blood of a beast that wanders, hunting for the blood of others.," "I'm the only one who can keep you alive. And I'm the only one who can kill you." and "There is nothing in this world to believe in." These quotes reflect Vicious' philosophical and ruthless nature, making your cosplay more compelling and true to character.

About Vicious

Vicious’ character in the show, Cowboy Bebop, does not develop into something better than when he was initially introduced. His attitude and beliefs remain the same as the show develops. What the show revealed, however, was his life story and his relationship with other characters. Vicious is considered to be the dark half of Spike, with the same indifferent attitude towards things in general. He is ambitious, ruthless, bloodthirsty, and a cruel man. He completely disregards morals to get what he wants to feed his ambitious nature.

He is not above sacrificing his subordinates for his benefit. Vicious has total disregard for ancestors and traditions. For example, he doesn’t show respect toward Van, the senior leaders of the Red Dragon. The Van nicknamed him “the poisonous snake” because of his attitude. Netflix announced that it would create an American live-action adaption of Cowboy Bebop. British actor Alex Hassell has been chosen to play Vicious in the series.


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