The Last of Us
While I may not be the biggest fan of shooter games, or zombie survival horror games, The Last of Us is still one of my favourite games ever and I would call it a masterpiece. The story and the characters are pretty much perfect. I had wanted to do a Joel cosplay for a long long time but never felt like I had the skill to make my face look enough like him. Thankfully, after playing around and learning, I finally got to the point where I felt I could do the character justice, and boy am I glad because doing Joel meant I got to make some sweet looking weapons... plus having a backpack at a convention is a very nice bonus too :)
The costume itself was fairly simple to make, but it was a great chance to try out and learn a bunch of new weathering methods. In fact, I actually drove my car over my backpack a few times (believe it or not, the backpack was brand new haha). I went over to a Cabela's in order to see and hold and measure a real bolt action rifle so that I could make it. I made a bow that can actually (technically) fire an arrow by bending wood with water. My upgraded pipe is some of the simplest yet best looking props that I feel I've made, and the flamethrower makes me feel beyond badass!