Panam Palmer Cosplay Photos (Cyberpunk 2077)

Because why wouldn't I want to be Night City's sassiest nomadic heartthrob?
Panam Palmer Cyberpunk 2077 cosplay with moto jacket

This Panam Palmer cos­play is prob­a­bly my first some­what seri­ous attempt at cos­tum­ing, and I'm so excit­ed to just have this jack­et, with all its print­ed details, stitch­ing, and the dif­fer­ent tex­ture fabrics!

Here are the reference pictures:

Panam Palmer 3/4 face view screenshot Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk Panam screenshot front facing

There's no end to how deep some­one could fall into the rab­bit hole of cos­play detail­ing in terms of char­ac­ter accu­ra­cy: hair­styling, make­up, por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy, and (not least) the actu­al outfit.

Let's be hon­est, though: plen­ty of my friends and fol­low­ers were excit­ed just to see Panam's high­ly detailed jack­et come to life.

Panam Palmer cosplay with red Aldecaldos jacket, hip harness, and fingerless gloves
Would a cos­play of Cyberpunk 2077's Panam be com­plete with­out a peachy portrait?

Panam Palmer cosplay but make it 1997 in color aesthetic

The first time you meet Panam Palmer isn't when she's bent over, tin­ker­ing with a car engine. (Though that was mem­o­rable for many Cyberpunk 2077 players!)

You can see her talk­ing to Nash in the Afterlife around the time you meet up with Dexter DeShawn. Also, when you go back to vis­it Rogue, Panam storms off and rants on the phone out­side — pre­sum­ably about Rogue Amendiares and Nash Bane.

As such, I made sure to get sil­ly pic­tures in my Panam Palmer cos­tume, gri­mac­ing at my phone, too. What's the point of cos­play if not to have fun with it?

Cosplaying as Cyberpunk Panam but yelling into her phone
Cosplaying as Panam but yelling into her phone
Panam Palmer cosplay with Aldecaldos embroidered jacket

Next Panam Palmer cosplay: how I would style it differently

Here's what I've learned about make­up, hair, and wardrobe while cos­play­ing Panam from Cyberpunk 2077.

1. Mix the fake freckle shade with a liquid medium

Combining eye­shad­ow with mix­ing medi­um (or set­ting spray) works great for fake freck­les. I'd splat­ter it on rather than dot it with a brush, using a lighter shade, and give it a more con­sis­tent spread.

2. Use a finer-​toothed comb for neater hair sectioning

Combs with fin­er teeth and small­er spac­ing in between are spe­cial­ized for that pur­pose and can make the process go a lot more smoothly.

I also now have a bet­ter idea of how to sec­tion hair after watch­ing a time-​lapse of some­one installing wool faux locs — notably, the sec­tions towards the bot­tom of the scalp get small­er and small­er near the edges.

3. Use a styling pomade for more control of stray hairs

Flyaways and frizz are a pain to Photoshop out. Enough said.

4. Skip the white eyeliner on the waterline, or maybe use a more natural color

It does look like Panam's eye­lid rims are quite light, but using white eye­lin­er on my water­line didn't quite suit me here.

It makes my eyes look rounder and more doe-​like when I'm cos­play­ing a fox-​eyed char­ac­ter. (My eyes are nat­u­ral­ly quite squin­ty anyway.)

5. Don't cut the leotard neckline as low

That's my bad. I mean, hey, I doubt many peo­ple will com­plain about a nude bra peek­ing through, but it'd be nice at least to have the option of more mod­esty with­out the jacket.

6. Higher arched eyebrows and eyebrow slit

If we're going by the old pho­tos, I would arch my eye­brows more. However, I've had my eye­brows inked (ombre and microb­lad­ing com­bo) since then, so nowa­days, I'd just use some con­ceal­er for a faux brow slit.

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3 Responses

  1. D. Dyer says:

    you’ve done such a fab­u­lous job with this, real­ly appre­ci­ate the freck­les and the atten­tion to even small detail.

  2. Molly says:

    This is AMAZING. I think you have done a fan­tas­tic job, you look so like the orig­i­nal. Also you have the most beau­ti­ful eyes


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