One year after my original plan to finish this cosplay, i can finally say that Troll Tier Dave is complete! Ive been wanting to cosplay something that no one else has cosplayed yet, and ive always been inspired by the species swap au’s, but none of those au’s ever had a Dave in god tier( and to hell if i was going to pass up the chance to make wings for him). So i took my desire to cosplay Dave Strider and put a “you are making this way more complicated than it needs to be” twist on it. and after hours of staring at dozens different types of butterfly wings, my concept for Troll tier Dave was forcefully, but successfully pulled into existence. more pictures of my sister and i ==>
Shout out to all the cool kids i met at Anime Midwest this year! Hopefully i will get a chance to see you around sometime ^^
In honor of Daves birthday i thought I would take a look back on my dave cosplay,
Ha for me dave is a special charater to my heart, he was my second homestuck cosplay and now hes become more than that to me.
I started cosplaying dave may 26 2013 At phoenix comic con. PCC was my first big con I ever went to,hell I still consider it the best convention ive ever when to.
A few weeks before con i decided that i should start reading homestuck, that same day that i started reading homestuck I started on my karkat cosplay, Now heres the funny part, I swore I would never cosplay dave strider because at the time I thought “He was over cosplayed” and i wanted to be “unique” ( ha adelle you idiot) A week before the con i told my friend that i was going to cosplay dave Ironically ( shut up i was like 14 ) I ordered a red and white shirt and made a few props ( timetables,Syladex card and a bottle of apple juice) I got a shitty party city wig and packed for con
the second day of the con i cosplayed dave
After that con I couldn’t stop cosplayig Dave, I just felt so connected to him. After then i started to cosplay him more ( out in public and on a regular basis. At the time he was my most worn cosplay. I Alto at some point i decided to step up my cosplay and get a new wig. And the first thing i did when i got that new wig was cosplay davekat ( wow im a dweeb) Then school rolled around, and i got the bright idea to make a god tier dave cosplay and wear it to my new school,on the first day. I actually had a really good first day of school and made friends with the nerds quite quickly.
A few days later I decided to have an actual photo shoot for my god tier dave cosplay.
About a week later i got my dave shirt in and decided to mimic a picture of dave i saw, for me this was my first semi reveling cosplay and i was terrified to do it, It took me 3 hours to get the gut s to post it, And when I finally did It spread like wildfire.
I was shocked, But confident. At some point i found a dress at good will and got this bright idea,
( I still have that dress) My friends asked me to go to the moutians with them because that was the only place it snowed in Arizona. And I got the idea to go as god tier dave.
Christmas time! ( I was dave on Christmas eve and day )
And now New years, I wanted to bring in the new year as dave. To me dave was my altar ego and for the new year i wanted to embrace him more.
After then i started casually dressing as him to school and such, I almost cosplayed him weekly.
Weird, yes but from about 2 months of doing that i did try out a few makeup styles and stuff and somehow during that time i improved my dave cosplay, the day rolled around when i decided to do and actual dave strider makeup test and i was More than happy with the results.
I compared it to my first dave cosplay
Month or two later I went to Texas to visit my best friend and brought my dave cosplay along ( its only suitable to cosplay dave in Texas. I couldn’t pass that opportunity up!)
That is still one of my favorite dave pictures to this day! I started cosplaying dave a little less and doing other cosplays (Alto, I was still Dave for the 4th of july.) As time went on i cosplayed dave here and there
Ive done a few different versions of dave, Davepool:
Deer Dave : Cop dave :Winged God Tier Dave: At some point I was maid dave too.
But in all Dave is my favorite cosplay, to me he is my other half. When I cosplay dave I can be myself as. Im glad I made that ironic decision and decided to cosplay him. Ive had great adventures while I was him. And i cant wait to have more. Happy birthday Dave, Happy birthday you dork.