Dave Strider (God Tier) - Homestuck

Status :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012


blurry backgrounds are edgy

i can be cool too dave :B

Wear the hood. Be the coolkid.

Finished hood

its hard being a coolkid

Akuji: Be Dave

Full outfit ref



Planning for London MCM Expo May 2012.

Cosplaying with: God Tier John.
We... had a lot of last-second dropouts.

*Wig: From eBay, seller was in London, and so arrived really quickly. Didn't require any styling, which I was quite pleased with.
*Long-sleeved shirt: Bought from Primark.
*Red t-shirt: From ASDA.
*Hero symbol: Made transfer print of the cog used for the symbol in Photoshop, printed and ironed onto the shirt.
*Shades: Ordered mirrored aviator shades off of eBay.
*Shoes: Bought from Lidl.
*Red material for cloak. Cut out and sewed/bondaweb'd together.


Versipellis posted on 1 November, 2011 - 22:15
Dude you have to do this. You could pull off Dave so well ;w;

AkujiDelano posted on 2 November, 2011 - 00:23
I will I will, I won't disappoint you. Me an' my pokerfacing abilities will rock this cosplay.

JinxRiddleWolf posted on 4 February, 2012 - 22:47
Can't wait to see when finished :D I bet it'll look awesome :D

AkujiDelano posted on 5 February, 2012 - 18:14
I'm really --EXCIT--ED about getting it finished well before May :D

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

Dying cloak again! (Posted 24th June 2012)

Today I went out and got some darker dye. With this I can make the hood and cloak a much darker shade of red.
Hopefully that'll make the entire cosplay less of a red blob.
Just need to have access to the washing machine and it will be fine and dandy.
Also I am planning to make a Lil' Cal for LFCC ;w;

Moving on! (Posted 6th June 2012)

My friend wishes to attend LFCC in Earl's Court in July, so I'm going to be wearing this again to it.
I shall be accompanied by the same John as before, we plan to get some more photos in the more urban areas round the back of the building, hopefully.
Can't wait to go.

May Expo - Just got back (Posted 27th May 2012)

Just WOW.
Excellent time, excellent people. Got tonnes of photos I am waiting to be uploaded, including some HetaStuck ones! Promoting the fandom love ;w;
Everyone else's Homestuck cosplays looked much improved. Very very high quality this Expo. I'm very happy c:

Finished! (Posted 23rd May 2012)

It's taken a very long time, but now I can say I am DONE DONE DONE with this cosplay!
I absolutely can't wait to wear it and see the Homestuck crowd again, and get some pictures with my John.

Cloak + shoes (Posted 11th April 2012)

I've cut out my cloak, and I've managed to make the main body of it. I've also used bondaweb to create the little square cut-outs without fraying it. I'm going to be making my hood very soon, it's just a bit difficult making it from scratch, and I'm trying to be careful, so it's being slow.
I also got some shoes in Sainsbury's which were very cheap, they're like converse but they're not hightops, and without the logos.

Today I go shopping (Posted 5th April 2012)

Today I venture into the big wide world to obtain some red material for my cloak.
I am also going to try and investigate New Look because I saw some maroon trousers there recently.
...I also need to get hold of some fairly cheap small shoes just for hanging around with in Dave. My Converse are a bit tatty and have drawings all over them.
Wish me luck D:

New T-Shirt (Posted 4th February 2012)

So then I just redid everything and put a new transfer on a new shirt. :I

T-Shirt Repairs (Posted 12th January 2012)

And then my Dave shirt was washed.
Oho, that should be okay, you say.
No, it was washed with dishwasher powder instead of washing powder.
So the design has completely peeled off and corroded.
Luckily I got a spare red shirt so I just need to print this design again and iron it on. D:

Retrieved sunglasses! (Posted 7th January 2012)

Got them! I can't stop wearing them now ;w;

Sunglasses shipped (Posted 3rd January 2012)

I received word today that my sunglasses have shipped! Apparently the bank holiday and everything really messed up the times D:
The listing said it would take around 2-3 days to properly post, so they'll be here eventually ;3;

Knight of Time shirt completed (Posted 31st December 2011)

Had to buy some more transfer paper DX
But now I guess I have a surfeit of it for the future?
Made cog vector. Got my cog on [now an inside joke in my family, aaaa]
And ironed it on, so that's all well and good :D

Red t-shirt bought (Posted 30th December 2011)

Managed to find one. All I need now is some transfer paper and I'll be set D:
I can't have used up all my transfer paper at once, right?

Wig arrived! (Posted 30th December 2011)

My wig arrived at my dad's work, so he brought it home with him! Just tried it on now. Hopefully when I get aviators I can look properly cool :3