Because he taught me to be strong. Even when I’m scared. Because he wanted me to live.
Hat: Who doesn’t love Clem? She’s a child that’s thrust into a horrible situation, trying to make the most of it and learning to be tough along the way in order to survive. And if you love Clem, you know how important her trademark hat is to her. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get her hat either, fortunately. I found one for only $10 that had pretty awesome reviews here. The only consistent comment is that the hat is a bit on the larger side but it has tabs for adjustments. It would be fairly easy to add distressing to the hat as well so that it looks more like the hat here on Etsy. Remember, this cosplay is from Walking Dead 2 so it’s important the hat look like it’s been through a lot.
Undershirt: It’s surprisingly difficult to find the perfect shirt for this. I managed to find one that wasn’t on the cheaper side, but had the closest look and color pallet, here. I’ve also seen some cosplayers that used darker purple shirts like this one and pulled it off nicely as well. The undershirt should poke out a little from the bottom under the purple shirt that you’ll be wearing on top. Most cosplayers that have success with making themselves look like Clem that I have seen have then added in the black lines where folds are to make themselves appear like the Walking Dead video game. Don’t forget to wrap one of your arms with bandages if you are doing the distressed version of Clem later in the second game.
Shirt: I actually found a baseball shirt for this one that should work pretty well! This shirt only has size small left, but keep in mind that this is a men’s shirt so it should run larger than normal anyway. The price point is actually pretty fantastic too which helps save you some money. As stated before, I would add in the black lines using fabric paint to get that look that all the characters have in The Walking Dead Video Game. You could probably also get away with using black sharpie even~!
Pants: If you don’t already have darker jeans, you should make sure to get jeans that are dark, almost black and a little faded if possible. I found these here which seem to be the proper fit as well and in black cat shine (what?!) color they look a bit textured like they could be out of a cartoon.
Sneakers: It’s pretty easy to get Clementine’s shoes down. In fact, all she is really wearing are some pure black sneakers! For me, I’m a fan of Sketchers but really it’s up to you as far as what is more comfortable for your feet.
Makeup: This awesome video below shows how to do both the normal look for Clementine as well as the bloody version.
Now you are ready to kill some zombies you tough little girl, you!
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