Costume :Guybrush Threepwood
Source :Monkey Island 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

Sacrificed in self-defense

Fighting is serious business

Utterly mansome

Prepare to die!

I swear, all those other women meant nothing to me.

Look, a three-headed monkey!


You fight like a dairy farmer.

Who could resist dat beard?

...and PARRY.

Back to back

Wig and beard test


Costume Information

Cost : ~£60 at the moment

Mmm oldschool LucasArts love.

Gone for an oldschool look, rather than the special edition - though the wig is blonder than it should be, so maybe I should claim that it's SE hair. :D

Edit: Pez has made an Elaine to go with this! <3 We'll wear them at Aya.


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eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee guybrush threepwood!!!!!!!

soo looking forward to this it will be epic!

by Samstar1990 on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 00:57
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Samstar1990: Heh, mostly I just *really* want his coat. And his boots.

by Storme on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 15:40
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by Clood on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 19:24
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Clood: <3 he's going to be so much fun to cosplay. I've bought a pattern for the coat already, just need to find the right fabric!

by Storme on Tuesday, 12 October, 2010 - 19:52
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Aw, but the skill is kind of comical and cute! XD

by Pez on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 14:46
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Pez: well, if the coat looks boring without it, I might still add it! (BTW definitely think I'll want to get that blue fabric you found!)

by Storme on Friday, 15 October, 2010 - 16:48
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Yay Guybrush!! 8D I played Monkey Island loads when I was younger o3o

by magicalpantsu on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 19:04
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Heh, cool! I'm resisting the urge to flood my planned list with various LucasArts characters at the moment. *is a nerd*

by Storme on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 - 22:13
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YES!!! This is an excellent choice of costume. Awesome game. Can't wait to see.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 04:09
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AWESOME!!! Me and the woodchuck will need to get a picture of Guybrush at Aya if that's ok

by Kata-san on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 00:19
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Heh, thanks! And Kata-San: for sure. I think I can recite the whole damned woodchuck conversation from the game, in fact. :D

by Storme on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 00:23
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Guybrush Threepwood is my hero. <3 I will totally be looking out for this at Ayacon!

by Steice on Sunday, 19 June, 2011 - 17:16
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Staceon: thanks! Not sure which day I'm wearing it yet, but I'll probably be behind a dealer's table in it on one of the days. :)

by Storme on Friday, 24 June, 2011 - 21:43
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Love the coat! :D

by NakedSalad on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 20:33
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Really amazing work guys! makes me want to do my george stobbart *point and click ref* XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 20:48
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Thanks! This coat has involved more hand-sewing than I'd like, but it's come out okay even so. :)

by Storme on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 20:54
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Coat is looking amazing - really looking forward to this!

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 7 July, 2011 - 21:58
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OMG I love you for this! The coat looks amazing!

by Nomes on Friday, 8 July, 2011 - 20:34
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Heh, thanks! (Let's hope everyone still thinks it's awesome when the lower hem is finished :D)

by Storme on Friday, 8 July, 2011 - 21:11
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Seriously cannot wait to see this one! Progress is looking brilliant :D

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 18:16
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Thanks! We'd actually have taken pics on Sunday but as soon as we set foot outside it started pouring with rain, sigh. Here's hoping I'll get good pics at Aya!

by Storme on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 11:11
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Adore the new shots!
Actually love you for doing this! :D
Amazing job!

by NakedSalad on Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 01:01
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Dang! dat stubble

by Berserk667 on Friday, 26 August, 2011 - 03:24
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Thanks! I forsee us wearing them fairly often, because damn but I love that coat.

Ben: I know, right. SO SEXEH.

by Storme on Saturday, 27 August, 2011 - 10:22
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Finally a Guybrush cosplay! I loved seeing this at Ayacon, it was my childhood ^_^

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 28 August, 2011 - 20:58
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Thanks! I'm really looking forward to wearing him again soon. :)

by Storme on Friday, 2 September, 2011 - 20:45

Shopping List

Material for jacket cuffs£5.70Bought
Pirate coat pattern£4.00Bought
Burgundy edging (for coat)£2.75Bought
Buttons (x 12 small, x 2 big for back)£8.40Bought
Gold bias binding (for cuffs) £1.75Bought
Belt and baldrick (we have plenty of spare belts)£0.00Bought
Shirt (Have existing one which works perfectly)£0.00Bought
Trouser material (found a remnant cheap that is perfect!)£12.00Bought
Wig (reusing an old one)£0.00Bought
Lining material for coat£7.00Bought
Blue wool for coat (looooooots of it)£30.00Bought
Button for trousers, zip, thread and needle costs etc£6.79Bought


All set for Aya (Posted 16th August 2011)

Everything's finished! Coat, boots, trousers, baldrick. Pez made swords! And I bought some cheap fake gold pirate coins, for fun. :P

And so I did a wig and beard test earlier.

The wig needs a bit more styling but of the last-minute sort when I wear it, I think.

The beard, ah, the beard is fun. Tab recommended a wool hair seller for me on eBay. The hair comes in a long skein; I trimmed off short beard-length sections and glued the hair directly onto my face with Prosaide, in layers--Guybrush's beard is supposed to be a bit scrappy and straggly, so I didn't make a huge effort to keep it neat or even. :P It's surprisingly effective!

Coat, progress (Posted 7th July 2011)

All that's left to do here is to add the gold and grey band to the bottom of the coat, then sew the hem to the lining.


(Then I have to do shirt, wig, and belts. Whee!)

Coat, more progress (Posted 15th June 2011)

Need to:

* add back dart for pleat at rear of lining
* sew lining into coat (it's assembled, but needs stitching in)
* sew cuffs (they've been cut out, just need pinning and sewing together)
* sew cuffs to coat
* add gold trim to cuffs
* add burgundy trim to collar and front edges of coat
* add gold trim to hem
* add grey trim to hem
* add buttons on back
* add buttons on front

...I can do that in a week, sure. :)

Current status (Posted 18th May 2011)

I've had this shelved to get Expo stuff done--and so I won't pick this up again until after that. Ho hum. The next thing to do is the sleeves and lining anyway, which is going to be a bit of a git.

I also bought the boots. They're too tight around the tops of my calves (I expected this because my feet are small and so zip-up boots almost never go over my calves) but because of their design I can lace up over the area where the zip doesn't close anyway. So that's that done.

Might try and have this finished for Aya, I guess.

Coat 1 (Posted 15th March 2011)

I've adapted the pattern to put the pleat in at the back split (with some assistance from my tutor, who showed me how to make a pattern piece for adding a pleat and also advised on a way of making a pleat in wool that doesn't just fall out)--and have added gold piping at the edges of the pleat just to make it more visible. I'm so proud of the piping--I made it myself with pleather and string and it looks awesome. I still need to add the sleeves and front facing, do the cuffs and then line it (no idea how that's going to work with all the adaption I've made to the basic pattern :P but I haven't cut out the lining yet, at least).

I've already bought the gold buttons (the art is really inconsistent, to the point where I think different artists were envisioning different coats when making the sprites for MI2, but I've gone for six on either side down the front and two on the back) and I've also got the burgundy bias binding for the front edges. I'use the same gold pleather I used to make the piping as the line above the bottom hem, but I need to buy some gray bias binding for the very bottom hem. But I can'add those for ages--got to finish the basic coat first!

Coat, trousers. (Posted 10th February 2011)

The trousers are all finished! I found a nice simple plain tarnished-silver button to use for them, which works really well.

I've started sewing together the coat--I'm making it in my sewing class, in fact! The pleaty bit in the split at the back is making me go hmm--I tried something out so I can probably bodge a workable solution anyway, but my sewing instructor looked at what I was trying to do and was all enthused in helping me make it, so yay. \o/

Trousers 1 (Posted 24th October 2010)

So I wasn't actually intending on making the trousers, since I'd never made them before and it seemed like a complicated thing.

But.. not as hard as I thought, it turns out! I am so ridiculously proud of these--they look like real trousers and fit me better than store-bought ones and eeeee.

They still need the button/buttonhole (which I'll do when I decide what button to use!) and the bottom of the legs is unfinished because I'm going to decide the length of them once I buy a pair of piratey boots. If I *can* get away with them being just below knee length, then I can use them for a future MI1 Guybrush as well as MI2...

Coat, starting. (Posted 17th October 2010)

Pattern has been cut out! Well, it's been traced and the traced version has been cut out; I'm too cheap to cut out from the original pattern.

I need to make a toile of the coat, though, so I can pin and edit the style--pull it in at the waist and make it fuller around the base. (the pattern I bought is much more like the SE coat, actually.)

So, guess I'll be popping into town to buy some calico tomorrow!

Old school vs Special Edition (Posted 17th October 2010)

Right, so, notable difference between the Special Edition and the old style: Black trousers in the old, not navy as in the new. No patterns on the boots in the old artwork. And the gold patterning on the coat is just a stripe in the old work--I think the coat's proportionally a little longer on him. And it has buttons on the back, and a different cut at the base (one split either side and a foldy bit in the middle, looks like), and the cuffs are far less elaborate. Also his shirt has no collar in the old artwork.


I really prefer the old style art--I like the cut of the coat more, and the fact I can be lazier with the patterning etc is hella appealing. But it might look less interesting, and I do like the coat cuffs in the SE art. I also prefer his hair in the old art.

Hmmmmm. Think I'll start making it as per the old art; if it begins looking dull I can switch over. :P