Greetings to all you Casual Cosplay people out there! It's sunday which means it's time for another Casual Final Fantasy Cosplay where I gather up items of clothing found around the internet to help you all create your very own casual cosplays while also helping to keep you from breaking the bank.
See Last Week's Post - Yeul (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
Last week's post was the very sultry and beautiful Yeul from Final Fantasy XIII-2. This week I've decided to go with something a bit more edgy and chose Prompto from Final Fantasy XV.
Prompto reminds me a lot of that 90s grunge style. It's coming back a bit now which is really interesting. Also makes my job a tad easier as a lot of the clothing items around suit this particular style quite well.
For inspiration, I looked to the runway. The runway photo pictured here is from G-Star RAW's Autumn/Winter 2015 collection and I just thought it looked like something I could see Prompto wearing, but all in black, of course. I've also looked to the poster boy for the grunge movement, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. He was pretty much the king of grunge and interestingly enough, I see many "hipster" men emulating his look. His style was quite effortless.
So with all that in mind, I've put together this drawing to show how all the bits I've chosen are meant to lay. Granted this won't be exactly how it looks on every body type so please bear that in mind.
Another Influence Denim Jacket - $39.41
For some odd reason, I could find cheaper denim jackets than denim vests, so to save some money, I went with this from Asos. I'd suggest taking scissors to the sleeves. It'll give the vest a bit of the grunge look that Prompto has.
UK Alternative - Another Influence Denim Jacket - £22.00
Tank Top - Black - $5.00
As this costume contains a lot of bits in it, I thought it'd be best to not splurge too much on the undershirt. Prompto wears one with some geometric patterns on it and unfortunately, there weren't many around within our price range so I thought a simple black take would work here.
UK Alternative - Basic Vest - Black - £3.00
Modern Culture Men's Reed Textured Plaid Shirt - $16.04
To quote Cher from Clueless, "So, the flannel shirt deal - is that a nod to the crispy Seattle weather, or are you just trying to stay warm in front of the refrigerator?" Love it so much. If you notice, Prompto has a some plaid he wears around his waist. I thought perhaps a plaid shirt wrapped around would accommodate this. Plus, if you do get cold, you can always pop this on underneath your denim vest.
UK Alternative - Double Pocket Brushed Check Shirt - £15.00
Straight Regular Jeans - $19.99
Although initially I thought that skinny jeans would be best for Prompto, I noticed that his trousers actually are quite baggy. Because of this, I chose these trousers from HM which will also serve as some nice slacks for work if needed.
UK Alternative - Straight Regular Jeans - £14.99
Mens High Top Ankle Boots - $11.07
Here come the boots again! Honestly, it's as if they want us to go over our budget! For these I'd suggest something simple like the shoes above or perhaps if you have a pair of black converse style shoes, those could work as well if you're not willing to splurge on a pair of military style boots.
UK Alternative - Men's casual shoes high-top shoes - £2.66
Paisley Cotton Bandanas - $3.00
For Prompto's arm band, I definitely suggest a simple black bandana here which should give you the badass look that Prompto seems to be giving off with it. They're generally quite cheap so really they're quite an easy purchase.
UK Alternative - BLACK Bandana with WHITE square Paisley - £0.89
BEAUTIFUL DAY WATCH SOME B*STARD F*CK IT UP Patch - $3.96
Here it is; the notorious patch! If you're not willing to wear it due to fear of upsetting someone, that's absolutely fine. If you are comfortable wearing it though, I'd suggest either sewing it on or if you're not okay with sewing, you can simply safety pin it on to your vest. Just be careful not to poke yourself with it.
UK Alternative - BEAUTIFUL DAY WATCH SOME B*STARD F*CK IT UP Patch - £3.28
COSTUME TOTAL: $98.47
UK TOTAL: £61.82
So there you have it! Prompto's grunge style all under $100. If you want to splurge a bit more, I'd suggest adding bits like black wrist bands and such. Also I would think some black ear gauges would look quite good with this outfit if you wear them already. Check back next week for another installment of Casual Final Fantasy Cosplay!