Nova wanted to be Frisk from Undertale this year for Halloween, but I couldn’t find a Frisk cosplay anywhere, except maybe eBay but I wasn’t about to wait 5 weeks for a Korean-made cosplay that cost me four times as much in shipping. Oh hell no! So, this craft-illiterate mom had to break down and actually try to put something together. Don’t laugh. No really, just don’t because I did enough laughing at myself trying to figure out where the “Frisk” to start.
Who Is Frisk?
Frisk is an 8-bit character from the video game Undertale. The video game developer really does not state the gender, so Frisk can be played by male or female players and anyone can cosplay Frisk to his or her liking.
According to Undertale Wiki:
Frisk is the playable character and main protagonist of Undertale. After Frisk falls into the Underground, they embark on a journey to return to the surface. Frisk is the last of the eight humans to fall into the Underground after traveling to Mt. Ebott. Frisk is not the “fallen human” named at the beginning of the game.
And some Fan Art depicting a more life-like and visible Frisk:
Let’s get to work:
Now that you know who Frisk is and what s/he looks like, let’s get to work. The materials you will need are as follows:
- Blue sweatshirt or sweater
- Blue shorts
- Brown Boots
- Brown short wig
- Fabric paint (pink or magenta)
- Heart patch
- Cardboard, masking/painters tape, hanger
Unfortunately the Fabric paint I wanted to use was not in stock at my local hobby/craft store and ordering it off Amazon was going to take 2 weeks as they were out as well. So Nova and I went to Michael’s and she picked out the kind of fabric paint she wanted to use. She selected the fabric spray paint and although it was easier to use and less of a mess, it didn’t have as bright of a color as we hoped. So I would NOT recommend using the fabric paint in a spray can.
After we collected all the materials, we took some recommendations from our crafting friends and placed the cardboard in between the sweatshirt, then used painters tape to create the desired lines in the shirt. The tape made it easier to keep straight lines and prevent painting on the areas we didn’t want painted. After we secured the tape down, my husband helped Nova spray paint the lines in the shirt as dark as we could get it and then we hung it on the hanger to dry out in the garage.
Once the paint was dried, I took the iron-on heart patch and stuck it on the front of the sweater. Honestly, it doesn’t really matter if you put it in the center or to the left where the heart really is, but just make sure it’s on the front. Voila! That’s pretty much it. Put the outfit on and top it off with the short brown wig. You can also carry a fluffy yellow flower prop if you have one, as this flower is Frisk’s icon.
The Finished Results
Because October get’s pretty damn cold where we live, Nova wore leggings underneath her shorts, but the cosplay itself is almost perfect for this time of year. And most importantly it’s “parent approved” considering it covers up pretty decently without having to worry about your teen looking too provocative as most costumes do these days.