Of the Greatest Comic Book Villains of All Time, The Walking Dead comic book and television character’s, the Governor, is perfect for cosplay for anyone with an inner ruthlessness they’re wanting to embrace. Follow this complete guide to get a top-notch Governor look.
Start with a London Fog Zip-Front Golf Jacket over a Dickies Men’s Long-Sleeve Work Shirt. Then, pair them with Dockers Classic-Fit Cargo Pant belted with a Carhartt Anvil Leather Belt and a rugged pair of Rockport Ridge Valley Lace-Up Boots. To add the right weapons, pick out a UTG Deluxe Commando Belt Holster to hold a Silver Power Airsoft Gun. To take the Governor’s weapon selection to the next level, add a SG Steyr AUG A2 Airsoft Rifle and Rubber Trainer Knife. Lastly, add the finishing touch with a Flents Eye Patch and Timex Casual Watch.
The best thing about cosplaying the Governor at your convention is the look can be simple or more detailed by adding more accessories like the guide above. For a simpler look, keep your clothing dark. A dark shirt and pants with a dark jacket will suffice. Obviously, you’ll need an eye patch to really sell your look. But, this can easily be picked up at a local costume shop. While you’re there, you can pick up a toy assault rifle as well.
The Governor is largely responsible for the deaths of many. For group cosplay endeavors, you can go with any number of The Walking Dead characters. Or it might be fun to surround him with the characters he’s killed—Mike, Terry, and even Lt. Welles. Of course, for couples cosplaying, you can have someone go as Andrea. Be sure to check out the featured cosplay pics for more costume ideas. Send in your pictures and show us your look!
A brilliant strategist and consummate survivor, the Governor is the undisputed leader of his group. He is charismatic, even charming. He has a way with words and can talk himself out sticky situations. He is possessive in his desire to protect his group. He was born for a great destiny, or so he believes. Yet, he seems only destined for is chaos and abuse.
He’s a man that is cunning and cruel. A savage and man of many secrets, the Governor kills to protect his people. In his defense, he was raised in an abusive home and still managed to live a life as a loving family man. But his wife was killed, and then came his deadly outbreak. His beloved daughter died, and his loss was so deep that he kept her reanimated body locked away and hidden from everyone. That was his final break, his final crossover to pure psychotic actions. Ruthless and armed with the belief that he is a type of messiah, the Governor leads himself and countless others to their brutal deaths.