Sure, this was mostly modifying work on 60% of the clothes I bought, but I'm still happy with it! ^_^">
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 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.
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... ...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
1st December 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
5th 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).
Mothfox - 10th October 2013
Looking forward to this cosplay as im a fan of the series! Good luck :)
Namine - 7th December 2013
ditto, I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
nanahara - 2nd February 2014
good to see another Delsin cosplayer, your progress looks great
InfiniteJester - 9th July 2014
Love all the little details you've put into this! Really makes it accurate!
Knightsly - 13th July 2014
cool costume love this game
klweanne - 18th August 2014
Awesome! You look wicked. Looking forward to playin this once I get PS4 :)
ArikaCosplay - 7th December 2014
Cool costume, you look great!
WhiteWraith - 6th February 2015
Awesome costume, you look great!
blissfulbanana - 20th April 2015
love the attention to all the small details looks awesome.
MattyBoy - 3rd June 2015
A great cosplay for a great game, I'm curious how you got the exact badges however, did you make them yourself?
Origin - 4th June 2015
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!
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