The Walking Dead originated as a horror-drama comic created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Premiering as a comic book series, the one of a kind zombie drama gained immense popularity upon its release in 2003. Produced by Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment, they currently have planned 150 issues with no end in site. The series gained the attention by the TV station AMC which prompted its creation of The Walking Dead live-action series first released on October 31, 2010. Quickly gaining a ridiculously large fan following, the series has received consistently high scores on the Nielsen rating for ages 18-49 viewers. This unprecedented popularity for a drama-horror program has spurred the creation of a companion series titled “Fear the Walking Dead” set to premiere in summer 2015. As a show, it has been nominated for several awards from the Writers Guild of America for TV: New Series, and the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Series, Drama.
Centering around the treacherous life of main character Rick Grimes, the series begins after the fall of humanity and the rise of the “Walkers.” Set in a version of reality where the term and concept of “Zombie” was previously unknown the survivors of the first population purge have come to call the cannibalistic undead hoards. Rick was previously a Sheriffs Deputy in rural northern Georgia. Waking from a several month-long coma, he is unaware of the takeover that occurred outside the confines of his hospital bed. He soon finds a group of survivors and becomes their leader trying to survive in this post-apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating Zombies. After Rick’s son Carl is shot accidentally during a hunting accident, he is taken to Hershel Greene, an older man and veterinarian. The group stays with Hershel and his family, on their farm in rural Georgia. After the farm is destroyed by a large herd of roaming Walkers, the group is separated in the chaos. This gives room to introduce three new characters, Rosita Espinosa, Eugene Porter and Abraham Ford. They are on a mission of “glorious purpose” to take Abraham to Wachington, D.C. where there is a supposed cure to the zombie masses. One of his protectors, Rosita is a sexy new addition to The Walking Dead world, and quickly became a fan favorite new character.
Note: In order to create your own Rosita Espinosa costume with TV accurate colors, we have provided a men’s dress shirt for you to tear the sleeves off and cut to create the upper-body wrap she is wearing in the reference image provided.
Rosita Espinosa Costume: The Basics
Rosita Espinosa Costume: Accessories
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