Calling all optimistic gamers! Video game Left 4 Dead has spawned some pretty memorable characters, none more so than young Ellis, also known as El. One of only four other players, Ellis is the youngest in the bunch. Follow our guide to pull off this survivor’s look.
Begin with a pair of Dickies Men’s Denim Rigid Bib Overalls. A Bullshifter t-shirt with a Left 4 Dead Tow Truck Hat will help sell your look. Black Timberland boots will cap off El’s style. Finish it off with a Crosman Elite Airsoft Rifle Gun. You can’t kill zombies without a decent weapon!
There are a number of ways to change this look up a bit, especially if you would prefer not to go through the expense of purchasing overalls you may never wear again. With a shirt as distinctive as a Bullshifter t-shirt, it might be beneficial to toss on a pair of worn jeans instead of covering it up with bib overalls. The hat will also draw attention to your look although if you’ve already purchased the advertised shirt, you could go with any kind of trucker hat and still get your point across.
Any boots in your closet will work, and a toy rifle will finish off his outfit. Ellis is featured in the second game in this series and thus would be in good group cosplay company with characters like Coach, Rochelle, and Nick. Of course, if you’re a fan of the first game, you could bring in Bill, Zoey, Francis or Louis. The choice is yours. Check out our featured pics for style ideas and send in your own, we’d love to check them out!
Ellis, although a fictional figure, is still a well-rounded character. An eternal optimist, he is undaunted by a zombie apocalypse. Viewing it as a challenge in which to test the bonds of friendship, Ellis revels in the hunt. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, El is a mechanic in his hometown and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. His irrepressible spirit is irksome, and though he is everyone’s friend, some wonder if he isn’t a little slow witted.
He wears his heart on his sleeve. Ellis cares for, and mourns lost team members openly and with no malice. He loves his mama and visits her weekly. He’s a good kid, but he’s also easily distracted. Telling far fetched stories and daydreaming about marrying Zoey one day, he appears scattered and most his simplicity, complicated. Still, Ellis is a community favorite and a favorite among gamers as well.