Journey Cosplay

Here are some of the most beautiful Journey Cosplay photos of the past year! The mysterious Traveler from Journey — cosplayed by Malinda Mathis — takes you on a game-transcending trip straight out of 2012’s PlayStation 3-exclusive game.

With Journey, Thatgamecompany continued its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in video games.

Here’s the Journey image gallery.
Click on any of these image thumbnails to see the full-size cosplay photos:

How was the Journey costume made?: “Journey is an amazing game experience, and I never get tired of playing it even though it’s very short. I’ve been wanting to make a traveler since it came out last year, and I feel very accomplished that I finally got around to making it.

There’s another Journey cosplayer that put together a wonderful Journey cosplay tutorial with templates, and it was a great help for figuring out the hood pattern and simplifying how I did the gold designs. I made some alterations here and there, but otherwise the process is still the same.

I started with a poncho pattern for the cloak base, and I barely had enough fabric for it (I was using some leftover signature suede fabric we had on-hand). I used the pattern from the above link for the hood, though I made the face opening a bit smaller and took in some seams here and there. Instead of wonderflex I just used some craft foam for the mask and covered it in black suedecloth. There’s bias tape for the circlet and white fabric stretched over the eye openings in the back (I can see a little out of them, but only under good lighting). The mask is sewn into the hood so it won’t slide around (The mask itself is actually smaller than my face because the travelers in Journey have strange proportions). There’s pieces of upholstery foam glued to the underside of the mask to keep it from pressing too hard against my nose. The darker red triangles are the wrong side of the suedecloth fabric.
The little “squiggles” and “People” symbols are duck cloth that matches the bias tape I got (used both single fold and double fold in merigold). The duck cloth was ironed on with heat-n-bond and I satin-stitched around all the edges. The whole cloak is lined with red broadcloth.

For my scarf, I wanted it to be ridiculous long like in later parts of the game, so I just pieced together the rest of my yellow duck cloth to see how long I could make it, and it ended up being 17.5 feet. There are 48 or 50 glyph designs on it total because it’s double sided. The red borders were painted, and the gylphs were ironed on with heat n bond. I used leftover white bridal satin for the glyph designs, and I satin stitched around all the edges of those. I plan to have all the edges of the red pieces satin-stitched, but I didn’t have enough time before the con (It will be officially done by Katsucon though). The scarf attaches with velcro onto the cloak so I can make a shorter con-friendly one later.

I made a red bodysuit, but I couldn’t find the color I wanted in swim/dance spandex, so I ended up using a red ponte roma knit. I made a pattern by making a mock-up out of muslin first, and then I made the real thing with the red knit. It has a zipper in the back and is very comfy. :3

It’s so much fun to wear and super comfy; you have no idea. XD Though when I’m wearing the hood I’m pretty blind hahaha!”

Watch a tribute to Journey in this Taylor Davis music video:

Modeled by: Malinda Mathis (secret revealed! the traveler is a woman!); Photography by: FD, JCL, ALP, IMP & Cat via Meg1jiku; Video by: ViolinTay.

What do you think of this Journey Cosplay?