The Last of us is a horror action adventure game set in America. Created by Naughty Dog, the team behind the ever so popular Uncharted series and published exclusively on Play Station in 2013. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, which has transformed humans into flesh-eating monsters. The story follows Joel, a man broken and scarred from the previous events in this life takes a job to deliver a young girl named Ellie to the fireflies. It soon becomes known that Ellie is immune to the virus and that she is the key to a vaccine. Along the way, Joel and Ellie encounter these creatures along with hostile groups of humans as they traverse through the country. The Last of us was met with critical acclaim when first released, with critics praising its depiction of female characters. This has become the greatest game of all time in my eyes (A title previously held by Final Fantasy VII). It has been re-mastered on ps4 in glorious 1080p 60 fps.
In this article, I will be focusing on two The Last of us cosplay, Joel’s Cosplay and Ellie’s Cosplay. I will also add the variations in the costume as well. Below I will add links to all the items used along with information on those items as well.
The last of us Joel cosplay green plaid shirt
For the last of us Joel shirt, I got on amazon. I decided to go with a green plaid shirt because I felt it closely match the shirt Joel wears. It is made from both cotton and polyester or flannel as it is known as . First off this is a very comfortable shirt that fitted very well. It is long sleeve and has two pockets on the front. Overall great quality shirt thats perfect for the last of us Joel cosplay.
For the jeans, I went for a pair of denim jeans I found on amazon. I’ve said this before if you have a similar item that I suggest here go with it and save a bit of money. Like this jeans, you might own a similar pair. If you don’t then these are a fantastic for the Joel costume. The jeans are made from cotton. They are not tight nor baggy which I like. Because they are made from cotton, they feel very soft and they are very reasonably priced as well. Great for the last of us Joel cosplay and also great for everyday use as well.
Last of us Joel cosplay bag
The Last of us Joel cosplay bag, I went for a vintage backpack I found on amazon. The reason I choose this bag was because of the reviews, as lot of them had mentioned they bought if specifically for the Joel cosplay. I have the say the quality of the bad is incredible, very well made with high quality materials. I put various items in my bag that I need that day and I was surprised with how much it could carry. Overall I highly recommend this bag regardless of the Joel costume.
Army style c-cell flashlight
Joel has a flashlight that he ties to his bag straps along his chest. I went for a c-cell flashlight that I got on amazon. Its black and its made from a metal construction. An important piece to the last of us joel cosplay, if you want it to be as authentic as possible. Its very bright and lasts a long time. Overall great flashlight.
For the watch I went with an affordable watch. I knew I wasn’t going to find the exact watch Joel uses or if I did it would probably cost an arm and a leg so I picked one that suited the costume. As for the watch itself, for the price I was pleasantly surprised, Done get me wrong its no rolex but for what your paying its pretty dam good if you ask me. I use this watch now when I go running or for a cycle as I don’t want to damage my good watch.
The final piece to the last of us Joel cosplay are the brown boots. A rugged pair of boots that fit very well, no need to order a size up or down based on mine and other reviews. The leather is very soft, I personally don’t think its real leather but still is good quality. Great pair of boots, Perfect for joel the last of us cosplay.
The Last of us Ellie cosplay t-shirt
For the Last of us Ellie cosplay t-shirt, I managed to a find a replica version for sale on amazon. I actually found mine for sale randomly in a local store but I did come across this later. I can’t comment on the quality of the t-shirt but from what I see on the amazon page is that it’s made completely from cotton and is relatively priced. I don’t see any reviews on the page so I would recommend you check the sellers feedback on their other products.
For Ellie’s jeans, I got them on amazon. A great pair of jeans made from cotton and polyester. They fit for the most part as expected. The build quality is great as well. I’ve seen some of the reviews complain about the stitching but never had any problems with the pair I bought. great jeans and a good match for the Last of us cosplay Ellie.
Dark green backpack
The bag Ellie uses was the hardest to find. I went for a bag that matched the features of the bag she uses as best I could. I went for a dark green colour. It’s not perfect but it did the job. The bag itself was a very good high quality bag with strong zips and a well supported straps.
The pins Ellie uses, I managed to find a seller on amazon that has them bundled together rather than buying them individually. I pinned these on the side to the bag. Nothing much to say other than they where very affordable and make the bag look awesome.
Air force pilot badge
Elle’s backpack as an air force pilot badge on the back. I placed over the Everest logo on the backpack to hide the branding. As for the badge itself I was very happy with, looked great on the bag.
Army style c-cell flashlight
Just like Joel, Last of us Ellie cosplay has a c-cell flashlight. It is just as important part of the costume as it is to Joel’s.
The tape I bought to secure the flash light and to match the Last of us Ellie cosplay, as she as two layers of white tape on either strap of her bag. I just picked up some electrical tape from my local hardware store. You can do the same or use the tape I picked for you above. its basically the same as what I bought.
The last of us cosplay converse shoes, I found on amazon. I had owned several converse shoes in the past so I have a fair idea what good quality converse shoes is. These are a classic pair of converse that a very reasonable price. They are very comfortable and look fantastic. Now the sizing chart is way off you are going to have to order your shoe size in men’s. I ordered based on what this reviewer said and the size I got fitted perfect so I will quote that below.
“The shoe chart is in reference to the men’s shoe size. Which means ONLY refer to the men’s size. I am a woman’s 9, so I ordered a woman’s 9. I got a woman’s 11/men’s 9. I should have ordered a men’s 7 since this is the only size that is considered. Good luck!”