Joffrey Cosplay Refs and Help.
Since I have not seen the show theres only so much I can help with. I’ve compiled several outfits and will do my best to find patterns, fabric and tutorials for you.
But bare in mind they wont be totally accurate you may have to adapt patterns and add to fabric. Any fabric I find will no doubt only be similar in colours. I reccomend you simply try and get as close as possible to either the colour or pattern of the fabric, I doubt you’ll be able to get an exact match.
Most cosplays I’ve seen of him, this is what they’ve done.
By all means if you’ve cosplayed him before or know something that may help let me know. I can either add it to the ref or simply his tag on the blog.
Patterns and websites will be at the end of the ref.
They are in no particular order.
The Armour mainly consists of a breast plate (which theres probably one on the back as well…is that a back plate?) armour on the shoulders and upper arms and bracers. Its worn with a few outfits and the collar of the armour is detachable and can be worn without the breast plate.
Usually worn with the sword belt over the breast plate.
Very ornate and covered with lions.
The collar is a mixture of gold/bronze and red. And most of the armour has a black base.
Tutorials: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
It appears to be velvet but it may be another similiar kind of fabric. Dark red or burgundy velvet fabric with a pattern of small gold daggers and I can’t identify the other possible a flower pattern and thin gold lines.
It could be a doublet? it splits down the middle and has the funky shoulders. It doesn’t seem to fasten at the front so its either done up the back, has hidden fastenigs or can be slipped on. I may be wrong, I just can’t see any in the refs. It has a high collar. But then most of his outfits do.
Its been very hard to find any burgundy velvet with this sort of pattern so I’ve simply looked for similiar.
Worn over black breeches or hose/tights/whatever. With high black boots.
Finish off with crown worn in S4 I believe? Hearteater and a few rings.
Two different belts are worn over this.
Fabric Ideas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Definitely a doublet? Maybe not. Idk I’m no expert. It COULD be. At least its fairly similiar to a few patterns that call it one. It’s more fitted than the previous one, with obvious fastenings down the middle and it flares out around the waist. Its deep purple and pale gold, its hard to pick a pattern but lets say floral.
He occasionally wears it with a purple velvet sash worn over one shoulder. Crushed velvet would work for this. A belt is worn over both, effectively, tucking it in.
Same breeches and shoes as before can be worn with this outfit.
As well as his crown.
Props can be his crossbow.
Fabric Ideas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Fastenings: Frog Fasteners would work for this. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
Sash: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Probably a doublet again. Basically just stick with that. This is one is a lot shorter, the traditional length I think. It is burgundy/or maroon with large gold, metallic fastenings. There is metallic gold decorations on one shoulder. A cloak that appears heavily embroidered is slung over the other and tied under the arm.
I think corduroy or something would do for the top.
Again black hose/tights/pants worn with high black boots.
Fabric Ideas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Cloak: Either velvet or something embroidered with lace. Or simply covered red fabric with the lace. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Fastenings, you may have to make those and the shoulder decoration out of modelling clay or similiar.
He appears to be wearing a long burgundy leather jerkin/surcoat, with a similiar coloured puffy sleeved shirt beneath it. Vinyl or pleather should be suitable for the jerkin.
Fairly simple looking outfit compared to his others. Complete with black sword belt, black hose/breeches/tights/etc and black boots.
He also wears a ring with a red/orange stone.
You could…idk add teeth marks? XD
Fabric Ideas, Jerkin (emphasis on the jerk): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Fabric Ideas, Shirt: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 .
This one is a bit tricky. You can get jerkins/surcoats/doublets that have cloaks attached. And this one seems to be made mostly of a gold and red brocade sort of fabric with matching velvet on the sides. The lining matches the gold. The closures appear to be hidden, or they may simply be matching the fabric.
And its pretty striking to. Particularly the torso center. Unfortunatly I couldn’t find any that matched that style. Just the colours.
Patterns are at the end, so look for one that mentions adding a cloak to an outfit or is called something like cloak tunic.
Worn with the same pants and boots as every other outfit.
Complete with either the crown, sword belt or that lovely piece of collared armour.
Fabric Brocade: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
Velvet will do for the extra bits. I believe it may be embroidered with a gold lion but its hard to tell at this angle.
A few remaining outfits I’ve included in the refs. All have attached cloaks/capes of some kind or another.
Theres one with a burgundy/wine tunic/doublet/shirt worn with a silver (lattice?diamond) patterned wrap. I’m not entirely sure what to call this thing. It’s very nice though and has a red lion embroidered on the sides.
There is a silver stags head clasp at the collar.
The other is worn at a wedding I believe? Similiar to what he wears at his own. Again with an attached cloak/cape and resembles a doublet/surcoat with swirling patterns over gold fabric. It has frog closures and a sash whose colour is either navy grey or something similiar, slung over one shoulder. Theres a metallic clasp on the top.
Silver Wrap Fabric Ideas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Doublet/Coat Fabric Ideas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Sash: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
The wedding outfit. Similiar outfit to above but in a gold paisley/florel brocade. Same sash can be worn. Matching frog closures, though bronze would look fine too. Side panels on the coat look to be a daker shade of the same fabric but it might be the lighting.
Worn with new crown which is woven with silver rose buds and thorns.
Fabric Ideas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
It was really hard to find anything on making his crown. Most people seem to have either 3d printed it or used modelling clay or the like.
Theres plenty for Renly but few for Joffrey. It’s essentially the same process though.
Links to crown tutorials: 1, 2, 3, 4.
3D Joffreys Crown: 1, 2.
He has more than one but Hearteater is probably the most well known. You could make this, comission it. Or find a sword and simply change the handle/hilt. You will also require a sword belt and Joffrey has at least two. One red/pink and a simpler black one.
Sword Tutorials: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Sword Belts/And Tutorials: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Belt Frogs: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Joffrey’s hair is blonde but the length varies. Most cosplayers either opt for their own hair, a natural looking wig or simply a good quality cosplay wig, which colour varies from true blonde, to pale blonde to almost a white blond. It’s totally up to you.
Arda wigs, I think either a pale blonde or light blonde would work fine. Previous cosplayers have chosen either a Derek or a Rocky. Personally I find the derek to large for my head, but if you can style and shorten a wig, then go for it!
Heres a few I found, but remember when buying a wig, make sure it ships to your area, its from a reputable site/seller (check reviews and their pecentage on ebay) and how long it will take. You don’t want to buy it for something on the next week and its on hiatus and wont arrive for a month.
Wigs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ok Guys I did the best I could do. Its very hard to find any patterns for Joffrey. (more exist for well liked characters, joffrey is hardly liked by anyone.) And theres some discussion whether his outfits are long doublets, or surcoats, cotehardies etc. So i’m just going to include every pattern I can think of and you’ll have to do the rest.
The ones with cloaks attached do seem to be called either a cloak tunic or a cotehardie, though. But you mind find patterns in the non costume section of pattern books that suit part of his outfits. Or you may even have to draft your own pattern.
Doublets/Surcoats/Cotehardies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.
Jerkins: 1, 2, 3. (search also for sleeves tunic patterns)
Cloaks/Capes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Misc. Medieval Patterns: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
Medieval/Renaissance Sites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
I really hope this helps in some way and remember if you have more to add, message me and I’ll add it to this or make a seperate post and tag him. Any relavent tutorials I find later will be reblogged and tagged.
Any pattern you find is going to need to be altered, lengthened etc. So if you have someone who has more experience you may need them to help you. Or get it made by someone who takes commissions.
Regarding the fabric, I only chose those with similiar colours. Before buying online, look at local fabric stores first. Look at upholstery fabrics too. Some fabrics might be thin and require lining and that stuff you stick inside. Others if they are heavy enough will not.
I wish you luck.
Joffrey is a bastard but you have to admit…he has style.