Costume :Garrett
Source :Thief II: The Metal Age
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo 2011

Costume Photos

Side shot

Belt items

With bow and light up arrow

Gas and Water Arrows



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Costume Information

Cost : up to £120
Time Taken : 2-3 months on and off

I've never actually seen anyone really have a go at a full-all-out Thief cosplay before so I thought I'd give it a shot.

I've became a real sucker for this series again recently and would love to try and do it some justice.
I'm going to try my best to do some glowing or lighted parts in the costume, that being the Mechanical Eye that Garrett has (if you've played these games, you'll know what I'm on about!) and the selection of moss, fire and water arrows.

My dad might be helping me build some arrows, as he used to himself in his teens when he was serious about archery. I'll also get some cool info from him about bracers and archery gloves.

I need to also purchase a long bow for this, relatively cheaply.


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Epic, can't wait to see. Btw, I own a six foot medieval long bow. Might be able to lend it to you if its ok to carry around at Telford.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 12:48
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Wooow!! Really? That would be super cool I'd love to have some photos taken in a proper shoot when I get this made. I'm going nuts for this game all over again!

by donnamevans on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010 - 15:11
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This is looking AWESOME thus far! Can't wait to see the finished product! *thumbs up*

by GoldieNeko on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 15:47
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@GoldieNeko thank you! I can't wait to wear this one!

by donnamevans on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 17:30
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Sweet! Wil you bring a BlackJack too? For whomping unexpecting guards XD

by Manjou on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 17:41
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Sure! My blackjack is in the arrows pic, I think :D

by donnamevans on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 17:48
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So it is! *yay* whomping guards was faaar too fun in thief XD

by Manjou on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 22:28
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Amazing! I love those glowing arrows :D Can't wait to see it finished!

by Crazedteensie on Monday, 29 November, 2010 - 18:15
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Thank you! It's aaaalmost done now, but should be ready well in time for Midlands Expo!

by donnamevans on Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 - 20:13
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This is truely epic!

Well done! I wait with bated breath to see it finished!!!

by Numta on Thursday, 27 January, 2011 - 18:44
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Thanks Numta3! I'm just posting up some finished pictures now!

by donnamevans on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 19:39
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cooooool, this is so well done XD

by nanahara on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 21:54
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You make an amazing Garrett!

Can't believe its taken me this long to stumble across it again! lol =D

by Numta on Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 - 16:02
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Fantastic costume from probably my favourite game series. It's so rare to see Garret cosplayed and you've done a great job on this.

by ArcaneArchery on Sunday, 14 June, 2015 - 22:02

To-Do List

Research and price goods I needMediumIn Progress

Shopping List

Vinegar shakers for potion bottles (x2)£1.22Bought
Blackjack/Truncheon (OMG it squeaks too!)£1.50Bought
Chocolate coins£1.00Bought
LED light sticks for elemental arrows£8.16Bought
4 wooden arrows£6.50Bought
All remaining items and bits and bobs£36.00Bought
Pair of archery bracers£12.74Bought
Indian training bow and turkey feather flights£35.70Bought
Wooden play food in apple and cheese£4.68Bought
Cord edging for tunic (4m)£6.00Bought


New Project in the works! (Posted 17th November 2010)

After quite a few months break and missing London Expo this October around, its about time I got back into seeing what characters ,i can cosplay as next year.

This one I'm going to love as I adore the games and would like to see it done.

First I need to make some rough sketches this week of materials and parts I will need and look into good places I can buy archery supplies.