Delores Cosplay Guide

by Jenn Sandercock
Oct 25, 2017

Thinking about cosplaying Delores for Halloween or some other event?

I got to cosplay Delores at PAX West AND Geek Girl Con this year. I had an immense amount of fun pretending to be a game developer for MmucasFlem games! And now, with this handy guide, you too can have fun!

Assemble your outfit

Let's start with some reference pictures of Delores.

You've got to get all the essentials together to be able to become Delores. Let's go down from head to foot.

Head

The glasses are the most important part of the entire outfit. If you're going the simple option, just get these glasses and forget everything else!

If you naturally have Delores' hair, then I'm super jealous! For everyone else...

▶︎ Temporarily dye your hair
▶︎ Get a wig, there are many cheap ones available, but I like this one from Arda.

Torso

You'll need a t-shirt and jacket.

Delores' shirt was created to mimic Dave's shirt in Maniac Mansion. Dave's shirt is gray with the Lucasfilm logo. So by extension, you can wear any purple shirt with a slogan on it, although I'm sure Delores would prefer MmucasFlem or some other games company logo.

I created as close a replica as I could on Red Bubble as a scoop-neck women's shirt.

For the jacket, Octavi, who drew Delores, assures me that her jacket is a denim jacket like this light blue one.

Legs & Feet

For jeans, I'm not going to give you a link to find blue jeans because... well... I'm sure you have something that will work! Fold up at the bottom so they're pretty high.

The most important thing is the curly pink laces. But make sure you also get white socks and plain white shoes (these ones are pretty comfy).

Accessories

Getting a bag that fits what you want and looks authentic is pretty hard. Still, most cosplay characters don't have any bag at all, so I feel like it's a bit of a luxury to be able to stay in character AND get to carry around my mobile phone and keys.

I ended up settling for a bag that wasn't quite right, but was a bag that I had in my bag collection anyways. If you can make your own bag, do that! But otherwise, maybe this or that option from Amazon will work for you.

Now you've got all the basics, you can add in some fun things!

Like a balloon animal....

Or make some damn, fine Thimbleberry Pie...

You can also make yourself a notebook to remember all the things on your TO DO list. You're aiming for something like this:

You'll need a blue notebook with spiral binding. I'd recommend picking up something in your local supermarket or office supplies place. However, if you're desperate, this one from Amazon looks about right.

Download this zip folder with the plain front cover and stickers.

Get In Character

While cosplaying Delores, don't forget to practice your victory dance and learn to these classic quotes:

▶︎ "But I just want to design games."
▶︎ "If this were a Sierra On-Line graphic adventure, I'd be dead now."
▶︎ "It's my speck of dust."

Here's some pictures of me cosplaying Delores for inspiration.

"I'd love to talk to him, but I'm too shy, what with him being famous and all."

Do NOT attempt to match your head size to Delores, you'll fall over!

The wig really brings the costume to life and also signals to people around you that "yes, I am cosplaying a character!"

This is me on the left and Elise Kates, the voice of Delores on the right! So much Delores in one photo.

And since I have no shame, I attempted to reproduce the classic "I got a job at MmucasFlem games"-dance! Turns out doing a good moonwalk is REALLY hard! ;)

And that is all! Have fun being Delores!



Brian Small - Oct 25, 2017 at 19:58
Jenn, you are unbelievably awesome for a) daring to perform that dance in front of other people, and b) even more amazingly, allowing it to be video recorded and posted on the blog.

oldtaku - Oct 25, 2017 at 20:21
That is a really great Delores, and the dance nails it. Quadruple Delores in that last pic might be a bit too much for my heart, though.

Nor Treblig - Oct 25, 2017 at 21:13
This is so awesome!!

Jens - Oct 26, 2017 at 03:29
Yep. What else could I say .... AWESOME !

Jens - Oct 26, 2017 at 03:33
Forgot the Gravatar login ...

Tim Lammert - Oct 26, 2017 at 04:08
mwahahaha that´s awesome

Mattias Cedervall - Oct 26, 2017 at 06:08
Thank you so much for the guide, Jennlores! ^_^ Although you unfortunately forgot to include the (seckrit?) recipe for Thimbleberry Pie...

marcowy - Oct 26, 2017 at 06:30
At the first moment I thought, that this was posted by Ron, and it was so funny to image him as Dolores 😆

Claudio - Oct 26, 2017 at 08:30
I loved the dance. Simple and great outfit.

cheezburger - Oct 26, 2017 at 10:50
lovable!

urielz - Oct 26, 2017 at 11:27
LOL the dance at the end. Pretty good! :)

Sushi - Oct 26, 2017 at 15:29
Very nice cosplay! Although with a majority of male readers here, chances are slim that anyone is going to follow those detailed instructions for his own Halloween costume. Now if _someone_ would do a Ransome cosplay instruction on the other hand... Hey, Mark Ferrari, since you never got around to doing that post you promised...?

Lee Allan Sanders - Oct 26, 2017 at 16:56
Absolutely Fabulous post, and much appreciated. I am still smiling, which during this particular four-year political prison sentence, is not a frequent occurrence :-( No worries. You guys, and the game, really help :-)

badde - Oct 30, 2017 at 17:46
I´am sorry. But this ist not 100% my Delores. ; - )

Sam - Nov 05, 2017 at 14:19
As every year, i went as the "Ask me about Loom" guy

Gins - Nov 06, 2017 at 15:11
Amazing! Thanks for sharing this!
Loved the dance in the end :D

Alexander - Nov 07, 2017 at 17:22
I really didn't expect to see another post on this blog, much less one this awesome. Thanks!

Alex - Nov 13, 2017 at 22:36
This is awesome - you nailed it!!
what is three + one?