Ask any cosplayer and they’ll be sure to tell you that making a costume from scratch is no easy feat. From the drafting of the initial design to figuring out what exactly is going on in a costume, it’s hard work and any help will usually be greatly appreciated.
It seems Gearbox understands the troubles cosplayers go through with their costumes as they have decided to release cosplay guides for a number of their characters in their upcoming game Borderlands 3.
As Gearbox puts it, “Musing on what Maya’s armour looks like under her coat? Anxious to accurately recreate Tina’s tattoo? Wondering how many feathers you need to adorn your Mordecai helmet or Moxxi hat? We’re here to help.”
It started out with cosplay guides for Zane, Moze, FL4K, and Amara released in May. Over time, more guides were added and just yesterday, two more were added to the roster: cosplay guides for Tina and Moxxi. Cosplayers now have a wide range of guides to refer to, just in time for the Borderlands Cosplay Contest in San Diego.
What’s impressive is that the cosplay guides don’t just offer close-ups on the character’s clothes and hairdo, but also the hexadecimal codes for those who wish to know exactly what shade of brown Tyreen’s coat is. They also provide the textile patterns for characters whose outfits have repeating patterns such as Moxxi’s outer garment.
For those that do not know who Moxxi and Tina are, here are Borderlands’ official description for them,
“Renowned for her charm and hospitality, Moxxi makes every drink in the room a little stiffer just by walking in. But she’s more than just a pretty face – Moxxi has run businesses all across Pandora and Elpis. From deathmatch arenas to dive bars, wherever she’s seen, money and mercenaries are never far. Recently, she’s taken her franchise on the interstellar road, setting up a bar aboard Sanctuary III.”
“The most deranged demolitions expert in all the Borderlands, Tina is a master of all things explosive. Though she has a bit of an ‘active imagination,’ when you need something reduced to rubble and red mist, there’s no one better. Whether she’s strapping a stuffed rabbit to a rocket, or leading her friends through a crumpet-fueled role-playing game, Tina doesn’t let her work get in the way of her play time.”
Borderlands 3 will be released on September 13, 2019, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.