Obviously, I am a big fan of the show and comic, but it wasn't until recently when I let my beard and hair grow out a little that people started telling me "you look like Rick Grimes", so I thought about giving it a shot and of course I came here. Admittedly, I am normally a Star Wars costumer, but after looking at the threads here by some great costumers (HakSawJak, ThinkBug, Sir Angus, etc.), I was able to do this one pretty easy and not too expensive. I started with the Season 3 "capturing and clearing the prison" version of Rick, but plan to pick up parts here and there to eventually be able to do Seasons 2-4 depending on my hair & beard at any given time. I bought a lot of the parts straight off eBay. It came in faster than I expected so I ended up weaving it to a local convention this weekend where my buddy's son was going to be Carl. We had a lot of fun and ended up getting 2nd place in the costume contest so its a good start at least, lol.
Please feel free to critique, offer constructive criticism, etc...
Thanks for looking.
Boots: the actual ones are the Justin 2222, I am wearing Justin's, just a different model (9847) that look the exact same to me. I picked these up off eBay for around $80 shipped.
Pants: I've read the actual ones are Levi's 511 (Black tag). I went to JC. Penny ($45) and picked this exact model up although they seem a little tight in the legs so I am not sure if I just need to over-size for the right look or if we got the model wrong?
Duty Belt: All off ebay using "Vintage Basketweave Duty Belt" keywords. My current configuration is a Swivel holster, Handcuff case, 2 speedloaders, and key holder. I plan to get the radio and holder for earlier stuff. I will cut the holster down with a Dremel as soon as my 6" Colt comes in. I am just waiting to make sure I have the right amount sticking out the bottom.
Shirt: Ebay using tan or Khaki Mens western shirt. I started with this Plains Western Wear one to practice the dye & weathering technique. It ended up being good enough for this first weekend, but I have one with more accurate stitching in the mail. For the weathering I used some small scissors, pumice stone, light tan, then dark brown dye in a spray bottle. Finally, topped it off with some fake blood. I probably did 5-6 layers of the dye trying to get it in the right places.
Gun: Currently using a western gun prop that I had on hand from a Halloween costume 15 years ago. I have the TSD Zombie Killer waiting on back order from Blazing Toys.
Watch: He uses the KC3584 which I haven't been able to find, but I did pick up the KC 9306 which is really close (especially in pictures).
Machette: Rick Grimes TWD prop that came out around Halloween. It's CON -safe and 30" long. Loos good in pictures though. I also have the real one from Harbor frieght that I plan to Red Tape the handle on, but it isn't exactly Convention friendly.
Future: Season 2 & 4 coats, accurate knife, more western shirts for variety.