Ellie (Concept) - The Last of Us


AyaCon 2013




I hadn't considered Ellie until we played the game, and for the first time in my life a child character in a game actually appealed to me. Not only that, her script stole the show for me. So as a last minute quick costume for AyaCon (with the theme of Apocalypse) I thought she was suited, and I managed to convince Kuma to go as Joel, and Amy-Lou as Tess.

Basically, who doesn't want to be a foul-mouthed 14 year old?

I went for the concept art as her t-shirt print was far easier, and really most of the costume was a primark run and then rolling around in the garden. Dirt and dust were done with a combination of tea, sandpaper, knives, spray paint and talc powder.

Aya was mainly a trial run, and we've found an old abandoned railway station and tunnels up north west London so planning a photoshoot there a bit later in the year!

Highlights of Aya was finding some absolutely amazing clickers at the end of the night, having a few photos and getting a great video short done by Nert!

For the second run I need to do some more dirtying, finish her backpack and change the parting on the wig to the *right* side...damn mirrors. The wig was very last minute and I'll keep an eye out for a redder one, but in the dark shots it doesn't matter too much!


nanahara posted on 21 August, 2013 - 18:27
AWSOME group shots, you all looked perfect XD

CrystalNeko posted on 21 August, 2013 - 19:45
You all look so perfect as the characters!

Junta posted on 30 August, 2013 - 00:02
Ha nice! A game I wish I had a PS3 for =P As for the clickers? Nekushii and friends on here apparently!