Uncharted: Nate Drake Outfits (PIC HEAVY)

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by TrentPraeger, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. TrentPraeger

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    POST YOUR UNCHARTED OUTFITS!
    By this, I mean LINKS to where you BOUGHT your pieces. Think about this like a pool of research and opinions on the outfits from ALL the games.

    I figured this would be a good idea, since trying to find all the pieces to one outfit can be a chore.

    I'm using the stuff I got. I'm on a budget, but thankfully, this isn't THAT expensive of outfits.

    I'll start:

    UNCHARTED: Drake's Fortune

    Shirt:[​IMG]
    I picked this shirt because it's light, it has a great texture, and it looks the part. And it's only $5!
    Buy This Shirt Here

    Jeans:[​IMG]
    I picked these jeans because they have the EXACT pocket stitching design on the back of Nate's jeans. I know, expensive, but for my money, I'm buying his jeans.
    Buy These Jeans Here

    Buckle:[​IMG]
    The buckle. 'Nuf said.
    Buy This Buckle Here

    Holster:[​IMG]
    CHECK THIS OUT!! It's even called the "Drake Universal Model"! It's not as exact as Leatherworker's, but apart from the NDI on the back, it looks JUST like the holster in the game!
    Buy This Holster Herer

    Bracelet:UNKNOWN.
    For the first game, Nate doesn't wear a watch, like in 2 or 3. He has a leather cuff. The best one I've seen is Leatherworker's custom one. [​IMG]
    RPF Thread About The Cuff

    Shoes:[​IMG]
    I know I'm gonna catch flak for this, but for my money, I want to be able to actually USE everything I buy for more than just looking the part. Nate is all about adventure! I should be able to use his gear to go on my own adventures! So I went with these. The design was adopted by the French Foreign Legion after WW2, so I fully believe Nate could be wearing a custom pair of these, instead of the Converse. My two cents, anyway...:)
    Buy These Shoes Here

    Flashlight:[​IMG]
    This one is optional, as he doesn't have it throughout the game. But still, its cheap enough for me!
    Buy This Flashlight Here

    Guns:[​IMG]
    Obviously not gonna post up links to purchase real guns, but this link lists all the guns used in UDF, with photos of each AND ingame screenshots. Very useful!
    Check Out Drake's Guns Here

    Overall, this outfit is open to interpretation and customization. I'm just posting this for others if they want a good place to start.

    OK, who's got their PERFECT Uncharted 2: Among Thieves outfit?:love
     
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  2. Pitfall Harry

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    I *personally* would use the white shirt for an undershirt because it's a little to thin to be used as the one he wears in Uncharted 1. To me the one in the game looks like a mid-weight white crew neck sweater.


    I believe ND modeled all of Nate's jeans after Diesel jeans. Again, I personally wouldn't spend over $35 on a pair of jeans, especially ones you're going to be out running around in. $128 jeans are for people who are in clubs trying to impress the people they're trying to hook up with. LOL

    I own that eBay "Drake Holster". I got it as a birthday gift and even though I appreciate it as a gift it's really NOT worth the price. In fact I had to "fix" mine when it arrived because the person who made the holster forgot to add one snap to the holster and the snap on one of the ammo pouches broke. It's not a bad "cosplay holster" but beyond that it's pretty useless. I'd say it's also a cross between the Uncharted 1 and 3 holster.

    I picked up the flashlight at a local store for $10. It's a good light but doesn't have a very bright beam. IF you're really out exploring you'd probably be better off having a mag light with you instead.

    Avoid those boots you posted like the plague. They have horrible reviews. I found them a while back. You more or less might as well throw your money in the toilet and flush it. They fall a part fairly quickly and the soles are super cheap.

    Drake's not wearing Converse in the games. I thought that a while back until I ran across these.

    PF Flyers Center Hi | PF Flyers

    I just bought a pair of those and they're perfect for both Uncharted 1 and 2. If you look around the site you'll see others that look * close to the ones he wears in UC3 and Golden Abyss.

    In fact I own a pair in this color too. PF Flyers Center Hi | PF Flyers Although, the color in person is more tan and brown. The color on the website looks washed out.
     
  3. TrentPraeger

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    Ah, I knew if anyone would be the go-to-guy on this, it'd be you, Harry:lol

    I picked that shirt due to the fact that in UDF, Drake spends almost all of his time in tropical climates, constantly running or jumping or fighting. With a shirt like that, plus a thick leather holster on, you get pretty hot, pretty quick. With a sweater on, he'd probably get heatstroke in the first few chapters.:)

    Thanks for the info on the palladiums and that holster! I had no idea they were cash-suckers....:angry:angry:angry I'll be avoiding those in the future, that's for * sure!

    As for the jeans, I agree that paying that much is borderline brain-dead, but I have some compelling evidence that they aren't Diesel...[​IMG]

    Pocket stitching design is a one-of-a-kind design. Since Diesel never released jeans with that pocket design, I believe that the previous info about them being based on Diesel jeans is false. Only one kind of jean has the pocket design: AX.:love

    Those PF Flyers are AMAZING! Can they handle hiking/climbing? I picked the palladiums thinking they'd be able to handle that.....French Foreign Legion...

    As for the flashlight, I'm sure some modelers/builders here could fix that dim bulb problem. Hell, probably wouldn't be TOO hard, could it? (famous last words...)
     
  4. Pitfall Harry

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    As far as the PF Flyers go I haven't really had a chance to test them out yet beyond just every day wear. I believe they've got thicker soles that the Converse's I own. They are canvas so they aren't waterproof unless you waterproof them with some spray. I haven't done that yet and let's be honest it's not going to do a heck of a lot of good if you step in a stream or deep puddle because you're foot is going to be soaked.

    I actually replaced the bulb in the flashlight with a brighter one and it didn't make much of a difference. I think it's got something to do with how much wattage the flashlight puts out to begin with.

    Don't get me wrong it's a good flashlight on it's own but the mag lights would probably be something I'd grab over this if I was headed out to explore some dark caves or something.
     
  5. TrentPraeger

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    Good to know about the flashlight. I'll keep that in mind before I take it camping.

    Canvas shoes + water = bad. Spray or not, I've seen the canvas ones get SOAKED through before with the spray on them. Problem is the eyelets. Wonder if they make waterproof socks....
     
  6. Pitfall Harry

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    From what I gather the PF Flyers are kinda Converse clones. I'm not sure which company actually appeared on the scene first but both have been around for a long time. Both companies primarily sell basketball shoes and that's what these are. So, truth be told they're not something I think would hold up to well over long periods of time hiking. Of course I could be wrong.

    Someone online mentioned the nice thing about these shoes is that if they get dirty you can just throw them in the wash because they're canvas. I guess that might be a sign that if you do happen to get them soaked you can just let them dry out and they'll be fine.


    Nate REALLY does not wear the type of clothing that's practical for the type of environments he finds himself in. I think ND decided that they'd rather just kinda gloss over what would be practical for him to wear over what looks cool.

    I've been noticing as I search around for his outfits that a lot of his stuff tends to lean toward the "vintage style" The old school shoes....the leather wrist band in the first game and the the leather cuff watches. This was the type of stuff my dad wore when he was younger. LOL
     
  7. Pitfall Harry

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    I shot a few quick pics of my Uncharted: Golden Abyss outfit today. Here are the shots.

    The backpack is not the right color, Nate's is burgundy in the game. This however is close to the overall look and I liked the color. It's a really nice pack I got from Eddie Bauer, it was on clearance and cost me $20. :)

    The watch I got off of eBay a few years back for $160.

    Leather Cuff Watch Nathan Drake style Freddie Matara Custom NYC USA | eBay

    Brown long sleeve t-shirt I got at Wal-Mart for $10. They're no longer available.

    Tan Henley I got from Eddie Bauer. It cost me $20. That's a seasonal item as well and no longer for sale.

    Jeans are just an old pair I got from JC Penny's for $20....

    The shoulder holster is my Galco Pt92 rig I got a few years back for $150. It's got the wide straps on it and I bought those separate.

    Leather necklace I made from old scraps of leather I got from Michael's Craft store. The ring is the Drake ring from Shapeways. I think it's the original one, not the new ones.

    Belt Buckle is of course the UC3 buckle I got with my collectors edition. I'm still not sure what buckle Nate's actually wearing in Golden Abyss. I had this on my belt anyway so I just decided to use it.

    The machete I got from Wal-Mart for $20 years ago. It was originally used for my Indy TOD outfit.

    The shoes are also PF Flyer's.....PF Flyers Center Hi | PF Flyers

    My gun is a Airsoft chrome Beretta 92fs. I got it off the web for $20.

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  8. TrentPraeger

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    Now that is a SOLID outfit, Harry! (y)thumbsup:thumbsup

    Comparison for the sake of the folks reading who don't know what Nate looks like in Golden Abyss....[​IMG]

    I know it's not an ingame shot, but it is the official cover for the game. Looking at the ingame stuff I can find, his shirt looks like it has contrast stitching on the cuffs and around the neck. And he has 5 buttons. Maybe they're beta screens? Maybe the cover is just off? :wacko

    Not sure what to think about the GA outfit, primarily because I haven't played it myself. If I can say anything about the official cover, the buckle looks a bit different, doesn't it?:cool

    PF Flyers! The OFFICIAL Nathan Drake shoe! Ha!:lol:lol:lol
     
  9. Pitfall Harry

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    The cover art on the box is pretty close to what he wears in the game. However the holster is not a deep brown color like it is in the art and although the buckle is different in the art on the box I, as of yet , have not been able to confirm for sure that same pattern is on the character in the game.

    The game uses a lot of UC2's overall gameplay and style. There have been moments I've gotten glimpses of the buckle and when I have the pattern on it looks like the "Rising Sun" and not what you're seeing on the box.

    I almost thought Nate was wearing muddy white tennis shoes in the trailers for the game. Once I got it and I was able to examine them closer I realized they were muddy but the underlying color was a light brown or tan and of course they looked like the PF Flyers.

    When you play the flashback levels of UC3 you can see the character clearly has a thing for the Converse/Pf Flyer style of shoes and I think this has supposed to have been something that's stuck with him his whole life. That's why I firmly believe that's what he's wearing in all the games.

    The Golden Abyss game is pretty cool and there's stuff I'd love ND to carry over into Uncharted 4.....especially the "bounties" you pick-up from killing the bad guys along with exploring the environments and taking pics with his camera.

    I'm only on like chapter 14 and there's 35. One of the cool puzzle's I ran across is a blank piece of parchment I found. I had to reveal the image on it by shining an actual light on the back of my Vita. Once I moved the light around on the back the image slowly started to materialize. Probably one of the coolest "tech gimmick's" I've seen in a while.

    There are rumors they're going to add Nate's Golden Abyss skin to Uncharted 3's multiplayer. I'm hoping the do so I can get a better look at his outfit, especially the buckle. :)
     
  10. TrentPraeger

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    After looking at numerous pictures for Golden Abyss (ingame, cover, and promo art), I'm convinced that the buckle is a scorpion. Here's a couple pics where I outlined the "scorpion" :

    [​IMG]Cover Art Shot

    [​IMG]In Game Shot

    I know, it's flipped. Maybe it spins?:lol:lol:lol

    Thoughts on this? Am I just seeing things?
     
  11. Leatherworker

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    Found this one in the net...
    Weiterleitungshinweis
     
  12. TrentPraeger

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    [​IMG]

    Is it a coincidence that the buckle is the buckle from Uncharted 2? HA!
     
  13. dwing

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    Love all the threads. Would it be best to have dedicated threads for each game/outfit. I know each game has some different outfits in each one. U3 has the white box cover and the green henley/jeans.
     
  14. TrentPraeger

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    I was hoping this thread would be the definitive place to find ALL the pieces for your Uncharted outfit, instead of like 4 or 5 threads to dig through. I'm trying to put together the links for the Uncharted 2 outfit now, so gimme some time and I'll put that up soon!
     
  15. Pitfall Harry

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    HAhahaha....Holy crap! You guys are good. I would NEVER have guessed that was a scorpion on the buckle but I think you guys nailed it. :)

    Also, I don't find it coincidental at all that the "frame" of the buckle would be identical to the U2 buckle. As I said above, a lot of this game borrows heavily from Uncharted 2. This right here just confirms it in my mind.

    By the way the Scorpion buckles are pretty bad *. I think it's time to order one. :)
     
  16. TrentPraeger

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    Scorpion buckle does look pretty badass:cool

    As for the Uncharted 2 outfit, let's begin:

    Shoes: See above (PF Flyers)

    Jeans: See above (JC Pennys)
    *Note - I've seen brands like Quiksilver, BDg, and Gap have the same sort of pocket design seen in Uncharted 2 (straight line across the back pockets), so you have a lot of choices.

    Watch: See above (Matara Design)

    Necklace: See above (Shapeways)

    Henley (Overshirt): See above (Old Navy)

    Undershirt: See above (Sears)

    NEW PIECES:

    Holster:
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    Leatherworker's custom design. No other holster I've found comes close.

    Hip pouch:
    [​IMG]Ebay Pouch
    Pitfall found this one (check out the Hip Pouch thread for Leatherworker's progress on the exact pouch).
    It looks pretty * good and it's not too expensive. Buy This Pouch From This Vendor
     
  17. Leatherworker

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    Just a note to Nathan Drakes watch:

    Matara design produces outstanding quality, but the design is not really screen accurate. There are several details which were not realized. Given that anyone cares about such subtleties, you find more info, discussion and pictures in the "Uncharted - Nathan Drake's wrist cuffs" thread....
     
  18. Pitfall Harry

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    Pretty much seems to be a dead ringer to the one I own. The ONLY difference with mine is the space between the snaps on the buckle but there again that's due to the size of the custom fitting for my particular wrist size and has nothing to do with a design flaw.

    Looking at the images above the face of the watch is identical as well. The design is a smooth circular finish. The Swiss Hunter faces look like that and would make sense due to how much of a beating the Swiss watches can take.

    On a side note Matara offers the "prototype watch band" seen in early still shots from Uncharted 2. I kinda like the design a little better than the one they went with. It would be a cool alternate one to have. :)
     
  19. Pitfall Harry

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    I think something else needs to be pointed out, and I know "some" are going to argue that since it's multiplayer it doesn't count, but I'm going to say that it does. Thanks to the customization put into the character in Uncharted 3 there are now a lot of different Nate looks you can go with that would be just fine.....colors of shirts and other stuff. In fact I picked up a pair of aviator sunglasses because they're in the multiplayer.

    As far as I'm concerned the multiplayer IS a part of the game therefore anything he's seen wearing in it can be worn with the rest of his gear and it'd still be "SA"......

    Let's not forget "Baseball Shirt" Drake and "Red Shirt" Drake. ;)
     
  20. TrentPraeger

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    Ah, baseball shirt Drake...
    [​IMG]

    Just put on your Uncharted 2 outfit, and replace the shirts, with this one!
    [​IMG]
    Buy This Shirt Here
     
  21. Pitfall Harry

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    I love that shot of Drake. It gives you a good angle of the buckle and the second belt for the pouch. Again, there's no way that it could be going around his waist. Not unless it's supposed to be made from really thin and "floppy" leather and he's got it tucked in behind the buckle and the exposed portion of the belt is just hanging there limp.

    The tough thing about creating "real world" outfits based off of video game characters is that the textures and skins used to cover these digital models don't really behave and move in the same manner as their real life counterparts. It's the same thing with cartoon characters....The creators can basically do whatever they want because it doesn't really exist.

    For example....IF you're putting an Indiana Jones outfit together all you have to do is go look up the sources the costumers used to put the outfit together. You can find out how exactly they made certain pieces of gear look and hang a certain way. You can find look up tutorials on how to bash your hat to look just like his.

    On the other hand when you're putting together an outfit for Nate is a totally different thing and you've got nothing tangible you can put your hands on. This is why a lot of us couldn't really tell what shape the UC2 buckle was because it would bend and stretch when the character moved so depending on the screen capture it would look a certain way. Going by promotional art for the game can be tricky because I've seen quite a few early pieces of art for each game that by the time the game came out the outfit had been changed.

    The bottom line is that with this character you can get away with "close enough's" more easily than you can with other characters.
     
  22. Pitfall Harry

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    I love that shot of Drake. It gives you a good angle of the buckle and the second belt for the pouch. Again, there's no way that it could be going around his waist. Not unless it's supposed to be made from really thin and "floppy" leather and he's got it tucked in behind the buckle and the exposed portion of the belt is just hanging there limp.

    The tough thing about creating "real world" outfits based off of video game characters is that the textures and skins used to cover these digital models don't really behave and move in the same manner as their real life counterparts. It's the same thing with cartoon characters....The creators can basically do whatever they want because it doesn't really exist.

    For example....IF you're putting an Indiana Jones outfit together all you have to do is go look up the sources the costumers used to put the outfit together. You can find out how exactly they made certain pieces of gear look and hang a certain way. You can find look up tutorials on how to bash your hat to look just like his.

    On the other hand when you're putting together an outfit for Nate is a totally different thing and you've got nothing tangible you can put your hands on. This is why a lot of us couldn't really tell what shape the UC2 buckle was because it would bend and stretch when the character moved so depending on the screen capture it would look a certain way. Going by promotional art for the game can be tricky because I've seen quite a few early pieces of art for each game that by the time the game came out the outfit had been changed.

    The bottom line is that with this character you can get away with "close enough's" more easily than you can with other characters.
     
  23. synasp

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    Leatherworker is right. Matara watch is not accurate. Close enough for most, but not for me!

    I can cover why Matara's band is incorrect later, but the in-game watch face is absolutely nowhere close to the style Matara offers. Take a look at the reference watch Naughty Dog used. Then take a look at that same watch that Nathan pick-picketed when he was a boy in Uncharted 3, hanging off his belt. The watch is a Rolex Submariner--a classic, fitting of Drake.

    It's too bad in-game lighting makes colors and details all different from angle and scene, but if you're happy with Matara, you're good. I need 99% accuracy, so a Rolex homage will do. Naughty Dog picked a Xanadu homage, I picked an Invicta homage.

    In the smallest watch picture I posted (that you reposted) you can see the Rolex cyclopes, dive markers from 12 to 3 o'clock, and the Mercedes hour hand. I couldn't see it at first, then I spend 5 weeks researching watches and now I have a slight obsession. Haha.

    You might be able to just swap out watch faces if you want it a little more accurate (if it'll fit). If you want it perfect, you'll have to upgrade the band as well. No one has come anywhere close to what Leatherworker created--the perfect band, down to a custom double buckle!
     
  24. dwing

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    I love Drake's look, not just for cosplay but for everyday wear. So having an exact match for me is not the biggest deal but I understand the desire for the closest thing possible and the thrill of the hunt for it.
     
  25. Pitfall Harry

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    Pretty much sums it up for me too. I guess you could say I use Drake's outfit to influence how I dress. Besides, Drake's look is a lot more "fluid" and open to customize than say someone like Indiana Jones.

    This is why I brought up UC3 Multiplayer and all the customization going on in it with the characters.

    This whole thing with the watch and band is really like "splitting hairs" and the differences are minuscule and not worth debating because other than the person wearing it the rest of the planet isn't going to notice the difference at ALL.

    Honestly, these watch bands aren't hard to make on your own and you can put one together for next to nothing including the watch face. There are plenty of "cheaper" close enough faces that can be used. I kinda went the "lazy route" and just bought one. That's not to say I regret buying this watch. This guy does * good work and it's held up VERY well......Definitely worthy of being an Uncharted watch. ;)


    Oh, and I wish people would stop using this site Virtual Fashion: What They’re Wearing In Uncharted 2 | Kotaku Australia as a reference for Nate's UC2 gear. ND provided some "reference shots" but some of the photos don't jive with what's seen in the game. My guess is that some of this stuff was used as a "base" for the outfit and then the artists altered them.

    Nate is NOT wearing Converse Jack Parcell's in any of the games. He's wearing a Henley in UC2 but it's not gray. I made the mistake of thinking that for a long time and even justified that by the photo on this site. The buckle is of course from Uncharted 1. Neither the holster Chloe or Nate wears looks ANYTHING like the vertical Galco holster provided in the photo.

    The watch face on the site maybe the one used in the game and it may not be. I'm still not totally convinced it is. However, since the watch band can't be seen from all sides it's hard to say if it's exactly the one he wears in the game.
     
  26. synasp

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    Totally agree with both dwing and Harry. No costume any of us does has to be 100%--it's totally up to each person how close they want to get. I'm pointing out what the actual watch used was to disclaim that the Matara watch isn't the most accurate. Lots of people who read these threads just want a list (which is why I think these types of threads are great) so if you say Matara is most accurate, they'll assume you're right. So let's have the best info available! The Matara band/watch is very nice and you likely won't be disappointed, but if you're going for 100% accuracy, again, he's not the route to follow. That's all. No offense meant.

    Check out Uncharted 3 again--the level where Nathan is a boy. TONS of shots of the Rolex Submariner on his belt, with the original oyster band. Expanding on the story, he must've broken the band at some point and switched to the leather band. By the way, the leather band is great for cold climates, where metal touching your skin would hurt. I imagine young Nathan pick-pocketed the Rolex from some tourist, and featured it on his belt as a trophy. Once at thief...

    The Submariner is a generational watch, so it'll last all of Nathan's adventures, even deep under water! This is the same watch 007 wears up until the new Bond (who switched to an Omega Submariner homage due to corporate sponsorship). I like how Drake has this association with 007, although the leather band has more character. But unlike 007, Nathan's watch doesn't have lasers.
     
  27. Pitfall Harry

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    The problem is though that unless you're going to make your own watch band and buy a face like I mentioned in my last post then the only alternative is to buy a watch from someone like Matara who's watch is not only * near identical to the game but also built to last.

    All of the Leatherworkers stuff is great but he's not a vendor and he's only posting pics of stuff he's made for himself and for us to use as a "guide".....There are plenty of Uncharted fans out there that aren't into the whole "cosplay" thing that want to own pieces of his outfit or might want to dress up as Nate for a party that are looking for links to stuff they can just go and purchase. Probably stuff that isn't going to cost them an arm and a leg either. ;)

    So, yeah it's okay to nail down what the character is really wearing and what the correct stuff is but this thread should also give people a lot of choices and quick access to things they can purchase right now. ;)
     
  28. Leatherworker

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    Hi folks,

    I think - if I am allowed to mention - this thread could benefit from avoiding to much discussion about personal philosophy and the addition of a lot more comparisons, alternatives and pictures - although I enjoy these kind of discussion! There are some people paying a lot ("legs and arms") of money/time/effort for a prop because its close as hell to the original and of highest quality. Others buy a "close enough" part from ebay - which may turn out to be half functional and fall apart within a week :)lol don't get me wrong, there are also cheap things of very reasonable quality - I am just kidding!!!!:$). Others go for road capability and everyday usage...

    As long as one is happy with it, its perfectly ok - at least for me. Live and let live!

    Lets gather all possible alternatives with their advantages/disadvantages/inconsistencies and let everyone decide.

    By the way, if someone is interested in some of my stuff, your are welcome to contact me (but keep in mind "leg and arms")...
     
  29. Pitfall Harry

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    I've been doing this for quite a long time and I've run into this "attitude" repeatedly over the years where certain people in this hobby have to have everything *exactly* the same as what's seen on the screen...down to the last stitch. Now, I personally have no problem with that at all. However what I do have a problem with is when these people try to "force" their way of thinking onto the rest of the fan base and the proceed to shoot down any alternatives anyone else offers because it's off by a hair. They then proceed to interject themselves into other threads where people have posted photos of their costumes and nitpick the accuracy of the persons outfit to death. They also come up with that they perceive as an "accurate list" of the correct items for the costume and anything that deviates from it is a waste of money and time. Usually the list is for the most expensive items out there as well. I'm not saying that's going on here now but I can see it could head in that direction quickly.

    Naughty Dog has not offered up any kind of an "official guide" to replicating Drake's outfit for any of the games. All the fans really have to go by are a few "reference shots", concept art and a LOT of grainy screen caps. Nate's outfit has a lot more "wiggle room" than other costumes out there.....

    There are people out there just getting into this and they're going to want help. Asking them what they're looking for and how they're approaching this is important. Offering your advice, personal opinion and philosophy is part of the process.

    Just because you spend a ton of money on something doesn't mean the item is actually good either. I've owned more than my share of so called "cheap" products that outlived their more expensive counterparts. A higher price doesn't always mean you're getting a better product. In fact a lot of the time you're just paying for the brand name and nothing more.

    Joking or not I wouldn't downplay eBay that much. That site can be a great resource for finding pieces for any costume. That site is like any other store on the planet....low, mid and top quality stuff, you've just got to be careful.

    Anyone making prop pieces or gear parts for themselves can claim their stuff is the best but unless it's been put up for sale and it's been reviewed by people that have purchased the piece it's a biased opinion from the prop maker.

    As I've said before....If your carrying around airsoft pistols you don't need a holster that's terribly expensive or durable enough to carry a real firearm. I've seen countless Drake's out there with "low cost" home made holsters that look great. I carry a real firearm so none of the in-game holster patterns work for me, they aren't safe.

    By the way, on a side note. Leatherworker, if that's a real firearm in the pics with your holster you might want to take it down and edit it. Having the serial number exposed like that could cause you grief down the road. Say if someone wanted to report their gun stolen and give the cops your serial number or take a stolen piece and re-stamp it using your serial number. These maybe urban myths but it's better to be safe than sorry.
     
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  30. Leatherworker

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    Dear Harry,

    I really hope you were not offended by my last comments. Mostly because I am the same opinion that everyone has to find his own way. If you read my words carefully I never ever claimed that my stuff would be better than something else or the only way to go! Its my way of going and I thought people in the forum would be interested in this. If you feel that I have entered your thread unlawfully or with the intention to nitpick something to death I am really sorry. This was never my intention.

    By the way, these are all airsoft guns...
     
  31. TrentPraeger

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    Well, I'm glad everyone has agreed that we all just need to post options, not definitive pieces, to the thread. The more, the merrier! Live and let live indeed!:cool:cool:cool:cool

    Let's get back to it, shall we?

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

    Desert Outfit

    Shirt:
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    Target, 15 bucks, correct button count, fits well (mine does, anyway), and for the cost, you can't do much better:love
    Buy This Shirt Here

    Pants:
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    IGNORE THE SHOT FROM UNCHARTED 2:lolI posted the ingame shot of the pants for this because of the difficulty I've personally had in finding these particular pants. Khakis with cargo pockets, sure, easy. Khakis with cargo pockets AND that distinct stitching pattern in the front down to the pockets?:eek
    Close enough option:[​IMG]
    Buy These Pants Here

    Buckle:
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    Same as with UDF, it's THE buckle. Buy This Buckle Here

    Boots:
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    $22 for desert boots!? I'm in! This is the close enough option, as with the pants for this outfit, figuring out the EXACT boots is a bit tricky. Buy These Boots Here

    Shemagh/Keffiyeh (Scarf):
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    Drake's is a white and blue pattern, although it is a very pale and muted blue. This one, from Amazon, is $8.50, and has the pale blue color. Looks good.:thumbsupBuy This Scarf Here



    NOTE- IF YOU WANT THE EXACT UNCHARTED LEATHER ACCESSORY, CONTACT LEATHERWORKER. OTHERWISE, IT'S GOING TO BE A "CLOSE ENOUGH" OPTION.



    Bandolier:
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    No need to mention this isn't EXACT. As before, the precise bandolier is a Leatherworker thing. Buy This Bandolier Here

    Holster:
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    Yup. You guessed it. Leatherworker. (y)thumbsup
    Now, since this particular holster is EXTREMELY ornate, it's going to be difficult to find a good looking replacement. But, hey, with the bandolier and all, I'm sure any dark brown leather holster would be "good enough".

    As for the watch and necklace....yup! You guessed it! Get your gear from Uncharted 2, and you're good to go!
     
  32. Pitfall Harry

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    A) I'm not offended or upset with anything. B) This is everyone's thread and C) From what I've seen of your stuff Leatherworker it does look top notch. However, until it's in someone elses hands and has been put through it's paces it remains your own biased opinion that what you've made is durable. That's not a slam or anything against you it's just common sense and it applies to anyone else.

    "I'm not saying that's going on here now but I can see it could head in that direction quickly."

    The thread's purpose is to put forth ideas and offer options for someone looking to put together a Drake outfit, be it whatever one they choose. My fear is that I see this heading in a direction that could eventually end up alienating a lot of people because people have decided early on this has to be a certain way because we say so and anything else offered is looked down upon. I've had friends who were excellent cosplayers quit doing what they love because of attitudes like that. I've been on sites where people appointed themselves "experts" on certain costumes and then proceeded to make other people's lives a living Hell because they had to point out every little thing wrong with other people's costumes.

    Again, I'm not saying ANYONE in this thread is doing that now but I fear it could happen down the line as the thread grows and more people join in the discussion.

    I also don't want people with limited funds and resources being turned off by trying to put together an outfit like this because Nate's outfits do NOT require you to break your bank account in order to achieve the look. In fact all of his outfits can be put together for a very reasonable price.

    For an example of what I'm talking about....I remember reading somewhere that Diesel jeans were used by ND as reference for the ones he wore in Uncharted 2. IF that's true that still doesn't mean you've got to go spend over $100 for a pair of jeans to look like Nate. Yet, I know eventually someone is going to come along and give someone else grief because they aren't wearing Diesel jeans with their UC2 gear, if indeed ND did use those jeans as a reference. I just find that type of behavior rude and silly.

    Again, I AM NOT saying that's going on now but it's what I fear this thread could become.
     
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  33. Pitfall Harry

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    Trent, those desert boots are a good price and look pretty good. I've had some bad personal experiences with buying cheaper boots, mainly they end up being very uncomfortable. This is one of those pieces of gear I'd suggest people maybe invest some money into, especially if you're going to be on your feet a lot.

    Here are the boots I plan on buying. No, they're probably not exactly what he wears in UC3 but I had a friend that owned a pair in black and he was in the reserves and loved them. They've gotten a lot of good reviews and they've seen action overseas.....You can get these with or without the side zip. Given the pants cover most of the boot anyway I'm getting the side zip.

    Men's Original SWAT Classic 9" CT SZ @ BDU.COM

    Men's Original SWAT Classic 9" @ BDU.COM


    By the way these are the current boots I own that I bought for my UC3 outfit and they SUCK! Avoid these like the plague. I only wish I had known before hand or I wouldn't have wasted my money on them. Again, this is why it's not always wise to go cheap with shoes.

    http://www.target.com/p/Men-s-Merona-Ryker-Workboot-Wheat/-/A-13764043#?lnk=sc_qi_detaillink
     
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  34. Pitfall Harry

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    Oh, and the cargo pants Trent posted from Old Navy. I just bought a pair of those a while back. They're really nice and comfortable. Not only do they look the part they just feel great to wear.
     
  35. d_jedi1

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    I own a pair of "close enough" pants.. can't recall where I got them.
    I just found a pair that seems to have the stitching but is out of stock and is priced a little higher than would be liked.
    http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-S...s-Mens-Khaki-Cargo-Pants/2549579/product.html
    Mind you, since they're out of stock and it's overstock.com, you're not likely to be able to buy them here but it may be a good starting place (or not, I found them via google images and there are probably better options out there).
     
  36. Reaper593

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    Well, I'm in the middle of putting together a Nathan Drake costume myself.
    I agree that it is a amazing look for casual wear as well. I've been thinking of either doing the look from UC2 or 3 I love them both.
     
  37. dwing

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    Great imput. I enjoy seeing people making the 99% accurate(trying to copy a game is hard to get perfect right?). I will live through you until I win the lottery, then it's on. :) I found a company called 'make your own jeans' and have heard good things about them. They also do shirts, suits and for the guy that needs really low rise jeans-low rise jeans. I was thinking of contacting them to make the carge pants.
     
  38. p0rtalman

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    Here are a few of mine:
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    Belt buckle is the basic shape, but nothing on it, purchased from the Vic Markets in melbourne. (I've got the special edition buckle just haven't switched them yet)

    The watch was from the same market (I've since got a much better watch, and a perfectly accurate band to go with it, from Paddys market in sydney)

    Shirt was from Target, about $15.
    The holster was a cheap(ish) one I got on ebay
    Jeans from Jay jays (I think)
    The scarf which happened to be pretty close to the one from the UC 3 trailer happened to belong to my housemate who took these photos.

    Its a bit of a jumble of UC2 and 3, but its been improved on a bit since then, and my new dagger will improve it even more so :p
     
  39. Pitfall Harry

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    Nice pics, Portalman. :) Any chance we could get a better look at the holster?
     
  40. dwing

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    Scarf is hanging on the wrong side, Costume=fail. JUST KIDDING! Looks good. I need to hit Target for a henley if my wife will let me-only do to the fact that I bought 4 green henleys on the net trying to get the right one. She said I need to resale some first :). Is the ring from shipway?
     
  41. Luis TK2155

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    Nice! Big fan of the uncharted series!
     
  42. TrentPraeger

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    Be prepared, when going to Target, to be disappointed that the size you need will be unavailable. Can't tell you how many times Target has been out of my size...:facepalm
     
  43. Pitfall Harry

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    You'll be lucky to find any Henley's like you're looking for in any of the local stores unless they're shoved in the clearance section. Most retail places started making room for their Spring and Summer collection right after the holidays.

    The Target's here in my area haven't had those shirts for months. I did have a chance to check them out though back when they were in stock and to be honest they weren't made that well, VERY thin material. I've picked up most of my shirts at Eddie Bauer and Penny's.....They may not have the same amount of buttons but they're a lot more durable than those Target shirts and will last longer.
     
  44. dwing

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    I spent last year looking for a green one w/ white stitching but came out with nothing.

    Pitfall-do the pf flyers run big,small or right on? I found a pair of the green in 10.5 and I think they will fit.

    Sorry, another question guys. Do you think it's possible to buy a white henley(most use synthetic stitching) and rit dye it the moss/forest green?
     
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  45. Pitfall Harry

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    Well, I'd say they're pretty true to size. I wear a size 12 and I ordered a size 12 and they fit perfectly. :)

    I would think it'd work just fine to dye them but then again I've never tried it myself. Finding a green Henley with the right contrast stitching is, as you said , a pain. I've searched forever and haven't found any as thick as you see in the game and when I have they weren't the right color. :S
     
  46. dwing

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    Cool, thanks for the info.
     
  47. TrentPraeger

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    [​IMG]Uncharted 3 Green Henley

    It only has 3 buttons, but the texture color, and pocket (combined with a fairly inexpensive price) make this one a solid contender in my eyes!
     
  48. d_jedi1

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    (sorry about trimming it...)
    Have you seen the series "Sherlock" yet? You'd make a VERY convincing Holmes from that show.
     
  49. Pitfall Harry

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  50. TrentPraeger

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    Man, Harry, you got ALL the costumes down! (y)thumbsup:thumbsup
     

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