|Cost :||£125 / $205|
|Time Taken :||3 months (on-and-off)|
|"You do realise, when we 'hit the town', there's a fair chance the town's gonna... y'know, hit back?"|
Following May 2013's MCM Expo, I decided to set out on a quest to find a second cosplay that's easier/less stressful to do (and that I can actually make in the first place)! As awesome as it was to cosplay Aeon, the fact that the ensemble consisted of three layers in characteristic early-summer London weather AND a wig was quite the unexpected drawback.
Although Delsin isn't wearing any less layers (red plaid shirt, black hooded sweatshirt and the sleeveless denim jacket), the fact that his clothes are "mundane" should make things a bit easier on the modifying front.
|Collect Base Clothing||High||Complete|
|Make Template for Jacket Design||Medium||Complete|
|Get Paints for Star/Skull Designs||Medium||Complete|
|Paint Skull onto Left Shoulder||Medium||Complete|
|Sew Patch onto Vest||Medium||Complete|
|Put Badges On||Medium||Complete|
|Buy/Play Infamous: Second Son! (aka "Celebrate! ^_^, Part 2")||Low||Complete|
|Black Running Shoes||£12.99||Bought|
|Something to make the twelve shoulder studs (Vest shoulders)||£1.00||Bought|
|Red Checked/Plaid Shirt||£5.00||Bought|
|White Paint Pen||£4.00||Bought|
Post-Expo Entry (Posted 3rd June 2014)
While I didn't get very many photos of either of my cosplays this year, Delsin was a whole lot easier to live with during the weekend, given the seemingly traditional London Expo heat.
Most unexpected highlight of my time cosplaying Delsin during the Expo weekend? A Fetch found me on Sunday and got a photo with me. I had an inkling that I wasn't going to be the only one cosplaying Delsin Rowe during the weekend (I spotted at least five), but seeing someone cosplaying a character from Second Son that WASN'T Delsin? That one, I didn't see coming. :)
The Epilogue Mission! (Posted 26th March 2014)
Seems I have a little more to do. Now that I've got the game and been able to look at Delsin's model, it's given me a couple of finishing touches to do. I'll throw some notes here, in case anyone thinks to do this and they don't have easy access to the game/a PS4:
- The skull on Delsin's left shoulder is another sewn-on patch; red background with black (masking taped?) lines creating the skull. They're seemingly smudged a bit, too. Like his hat, there's also another "Seattle 138" mini-patch here, separate to the skull patch and located underneath.
- Delsin's shoes. Black sneakers/trainers/casual shoes with white soles, along the lines of http://tinyurl.com/delsinshoeexample . However, his shoes have been customised. As well as the two yellow stripes at the side (diagonally/vertical, sloping towards the heel, if I recall) and the brand name beside them, they're also monogrammed. There's a "D" (in an old-style gothic font like http://tinyurl.com/delsinfont) on the tongue, also in yellow.
Mission Complete! (Posted 29th December 2013)
And, with the skull painted, there we have it. All done!
And yes, the next thing on the agenda is a photo or two of the whole thing. :P
LALOP, Part 1a (Posted 23rd December 2013)
As I'm very likely going to be waiting for most of this next week (if not longer) for the hoodie I ordered to actually arrive due to the holidays, it seems I've encountered a slight delay in the actual finishing of this cosplay!
So I fired up the Infamous Second Son E3 trailer for the five thousandth time, paused it at the first half-decent view of Delsin from the front and put the eight badges in the right place. One step to go!
Lots And Lots Of Painting, Part One (Posted 21st December 2013)
Now all that's left to do is to paint the skull onto the shoulder of the hooded top, sew the patch onto the vest, put the badges on in the right places and I can call this done.
And Delsin's a graffiti artist too, so I have a convenient excuse for random smudges of paint in places there shouldn't be any! ;)
The Beginning Of The End (Posted 17th December 2013)
If all goes well, I should be able to get down to the local market later on today. The items on the agenda is another pot of black Dylon paint for the vest - because a few patches of the shoulder section need a little more paint on them to have the "darkness" match up better - and maybe a hooded top with a zip already on it if I can find one.
After that, it's just painting. Lots and lots of painting.
Don't You Just Hate It When... (Posted 8th December 2013)
...you end up doing something that you didn't need to do?
It seems that what I thought was a panel of dark denim stitched over the vest is, in fact, a layer of black paint. I was looking through the trailers again and realised that, if it WAS a new layer of fabric, the seam atop the shoulder would be hidden.
Sure, I already bought the darker fabric before I noticed but, on the bright side, it's so much less hassle to get the cosplay finished. And I can just use a square of the dark denim fabric - and the white paint pen I got on my last trip to HobbyCraft - to make the rock band patch which Delsin's sewn on down near waist level.
Silver linings, and all that. :D
Hat Complete! (Posted 1st December 2013)
After figuring out how to get the fabric pen to work, I could finally write the "Seattle 138" onto the piece of black denim I sewed onto the hat. Almost there now!
Getting Closer!! (Posted 27th November 2013)
I must have used almost half a roll of masking tape to make this pattern but, with the damn thing out of the way, I'm one step nearer to turning this plain denim vest into the far more epic one Delsin wears.
Next step: Cutting out the black denim and sewing it into place. Then the painting/badges can go on while I'm also fixing a zip to the black hoodie. :P
Vest Ordered! (Posted 4th October 2013)
And that should be the last piece of clothing I'll need. After this, it's all modifying. :D
And So It Begins... (Posted 28th August 2013)
Sure, there isn't much actual "making" on this one but, with convention plans being somewhat unlikely and finances hardly ideal, I thought I'd make a start on this one above Teepo, seeing as Delsin doesn't require stuff like foam and Worbla's (for the sword and breastplate).