Delsin Rowe (Default Jacket (Neutral Karma Design)) - Infamous: Second Son




"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.


Mothfox posted on 10 October, 2013 - 12:00
Looking forward to this cosplay as im a fan of the series! Good luck :)

Namine posted on 7 December, 2013 - 03:45
ditto, I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

nanahara posted on 2 February, 2014 - 00:32
good to see another Delsin cosplayer, your progress looks great

InfiniteJester posted on 9 July, 2014 - 19:16
Love all the little details you've put into this! Really makes it accurate!

Knightsly posted on 13 July, 2014 - 00:39
cool costume love this game

klweanne posted on 18 August, 2014 - 13:42
Awesome! You look wicked. Looking forward to playin this once I get PS4 :)

ArikaCosplay posted on 7 December, 2014 - 15:23
Cool costume, you look great!

WhiteWraith posted on 6 February, 2015 - 17:46
Awesome costume, you look great!

blissfulbanana posted on 20 April, 2015 - 01:27
love the attention to all the small details looks awesome.

MattyBoy posted on 3 June, 2015 - 11:06
A great cosplay for a great game, I'm curious how you got the exact badges however, did you make them yourself?

Origin posted on 4 June, 2015 - 09:36
Short answer, yes. Though, at the time, the game wasn't out for another two months, so things were slightly tricky. The only references around at the time were the trailers. So it was a case of firing them up in HD on Youtube, pausing it at the right time and guessing from there. Some were easy to get (like the "raven star"), while a few of the latter ones were mostly guessing and improvisation to make them look similar. It took me a while to realise that one of his badges was, in fact, a Sly Cooper silhouette. So, for that one, I googled him and managed to find one, which was a stroke of luck to say the least. From there, I threw the designs (it even took me a bit to realise Delsin was wearing eight badges!) into Photoshop. Once they were printed out, I went out and got a £15 badge maker from Argos, made them up and used the trailers to figure out where each of them went on the jacket. Job done!

Ranmaru cosplays posted on 25 September, 2015 - 11:40
this looks awesome :D great cosplay

michawells posted on 29 September, 2015 - 20:02
This looks amazing, I love the level of detail you have gone to with this cosplay :D

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Progress Journal

3rd June 2014

Post-Expo Entry

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. :)

26th March 2014

The Epilogue Mission!

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 . 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 on the tongue, also in yellow.

29th December 2013

Mission Complete!

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

23rd December 2013

LALOP, Part 1a

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!

21st December 2013

Lots And Lots Of Painting, Part One

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! ;)

17th December 2013

The Beginning Of The End

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.

8th December 2013

Don't You Just Hate It When... 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

30th November 2013

Hat Complete!

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!

27th November 2013

Getting Closer!!

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

4th October 2013

Vest Ordered!

And that should be the last piece of clothing I'll need. After this, it's all modifying. :D

28th August 2013

And So It Begins...

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).