Guybrush Threepwood - Monkey Island 2


Ayacon 2011


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.

Samstar1990 posted on 12 October, 2010 - 00:57
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee guybrush threepwood!!!!!!! soo looking forward to this it will be epic!

Storme posted on 12 October, 2010 - 15:40
Samstar1990: Heh, mostly I just *really* want his coat. And his boots.

Clood posted on 12 October, 2010 - 19:24

Storme posted on 12 October, 2010 - 19:52
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!

Pez posted on 15 October, 2010 - 14:46
Aw, but the skill is kind of comical and cute! XD

Storme posted on 15 October, 2010 - 16:48
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!)

magicalpantsu posted on 18 May, 2011 - 19:04
Yay Guybrush!! 8D I played Monkey Island loads when I was younger o3o

Storme posted on 18 May, 2011 - 22:13
Heh, cool! I'm resisting the urge to flood my planned list with various LucasArts characters at the moment. *is a nerd*

Sephirayne posted on 23 May, 2011 - 04:09
YES!!! This is an excellent choice of costume. Awesome game. Can't wait to see.

Kata-san posted on 17 June, 2011 - 00:19
AWESOME!!! Me and the woodchuck will need to get a picture of Guybrush at Aya if that's ok

Storme posted on 17 June, 2011 - 00:23
Heh, thanks! And Kata-San: for sure. I think I can recite the whole damned woodchuck conversation from the game, in fact. :D

Steice posted on 19 June, 2011 - 17:16
Guybrush Threepwood is my hero. <3 I will totally be looking out for this at Ayacon!

Storme posted on 24 June, 2011 - 21:43
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. :)

LittleRecordGirl posted on 7 July, 2011 - 20:33
Love the coat! :D

Captain_Marvelous posted on 7 July, 2011 - 20:48
Really amazing work guys! makes me want to do my george stobbart *point and click ref* XD

Storme posted on 7 July, 2011 - 20:54
Thanks! This coat has involved more hand-sewing than I'd like, but it's come out okay even so. :)

gaming_goddess posted on 7 July, 2011 - 21:58
Coat is looking amazing - really looking forward to this!

Nomes posted on 8 July, 2011 - 20:34
OMG I love you for this! The coat looks amazing!

Storme posted on 8 July, 2011 - 21:11
Heh, thanks! (Let's hope everyone still thinks it's awesome when the lower hem is finished :D)

Mungojerrie posted on 17 July, 2011 - 18:16
Seriously cannot wait to see this one! Progress is looking brilliant :D

Storme posted on 19 July, 2011 - 11:11
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!

LittleRecordGirl posted on 25 August, 2011 - 01:01
Adore the new shots! Actually love you for doing this! :D Amazing job!

Berserk667 posted on 26 August, 2011 - 03:24
Dang! dat stubble

Storme posted on 27 August, 2011 - 10:22
Thanks! I forsee us wearing them fairly often, because damn but I love that coat. Ben: I know, right. SO SEXEH.

Littlegeeky posted on 28 August, 2011 - 20:58
Finally a Guybrush cosplay! I loved seeing this at Ayacon, it was my childhood ^_^

Storme posted on 2 September, 2011 - 20:45
Thanks! I'm really looking forward to wearing him again soon. :)

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

Total cost: £0.00

16th August 2011

All set for Aya

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!

7th July 2011

Coat, progress

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

15th June 2011

Coat, more progress

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. :)

18th May 2011

Current status

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.

15th March 2011

Coat 1

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!

10th February 2011

Coat, trousers.

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/

24th October 2010

Trousers 1

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...

17th October 2010

Coat, starting.

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!

17th October 2010

Old school vs Special Edition

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. Sooo. 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

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