IT LOOKS LIKE TICKET SALES ARE FINALLY UP AND RUNNING! I wasn't going to start this thread until now just in case.
So. Comic-Con 2011. I already know of a few Chanfolk going, but who else plans on coming or at least being in the city around July 21-24, 2011? I'm going 4 days, will be a BLU Scout and other things I haven't decided on yet.
Viking Comic-Con Quest, commence!
SDCC: NO FUN ALLOWED
next time a better place for a large gathering should be outside, on the second floor, above the exhibit hall, its where the SCA guys have fights all the time and where the big star wars gatherings happen, and security will not chase you away like they did this year outside ballroom 20
Yeah, that really sucked, and I apologize to everyone who attended. We were lucky to get off the Group and Team shots though.
But next year, totally behind the convention center.
So, who is going to nerd it up at PAX Prime?
I'll be there in non-TF2 related gear (dress made of magic cards), but I'd be down with having a meetup, or joining in on other shenanigans.
im going there, hoping to cosplay as misty from pokemon, or cole from infamous2
I'm making the soldier cosplay, and I already got everything but the jacket, I've been looking everywhere and there's nothing even similar to it and all is camouflage themed, so is a pain is the ass to dye, so I was wondering if someone made patterns to make the jacket and if you could share them with me, I'd be really glad!
I second this, as I am also having the same problem.
I've been having a bit of trouble finding a good pattern for this as well. Anyone even know of a garment that looks like it?
I work in a fabric store so im gonna take a stab at helping you out:
view B could work if you put elastic in the sleeve cuffs and add epolets.
or try a 2nd hand store for red jackets with a similar colar (you are going to have to pop the colar up most likely) and simply elastic the sleeves if its not already. you can also look for the right shape jacket in white 100% cotton, thsi can be dyed to a bright red (be careful tho sometimes they use polyester thread for topstitching wich will stay white, if u run into this problem as i have before i found it can be easily covered using a red sharpie marker).
alternatively i have seen red dress shirts pass quite nicely with popped colars but if you do do this try and find a nice thick one, cotton would be advisable as well simply because it looks and feels better and it breathes and absorbs so that if you are wearing this cosplay while running around or conventioning u wont overheat and die.
i hope this was helpful somehow ^^;
i have a basic idea on how to make it. but i dont know where to start. i dont know what materials i need. and i dont know where to get the stuff. anyone know what to do?
Already got a pyro thread goin
it's time for props by pepper
this was my first prop ever so it's very off model sob
Yep, I'd ask you to make me a kukri if you could.
Hit enter to soon. I was going to say it looked awsome as well.
I could, but I'm not accepting commissions right now. I have seven props I need to finish, and five of them are overdue oh dear I am very bad at being professional
Though I am thinking of opening an etsy shop and selling the extra props that I make here and there.
sorry for the shitty quality photos. all I have is a phone camera.
I'll just leave this specifically and poorly censored picture with an obvious secret here then.
It may be at Anime Central, C2E2, and more!
Probably not Anime North unless I figure a way to bring it on the airplane safely and back again. Which means no, pretty much. Last year my sentry survived the trip there, but... well not so much the way back...
Hey, I remember you too! Loved your sentry last year and this dispenser's looking badass (if heavy, hope it has wheels).
It's too bad Piss and I probably don't have a way to transport our payload cart to ACen. Unless someone has a way to move a hugeass prop from out of state, hurr.
@ francis: Thanks! It was a close one, one of the guys actually asked me if i realized how scary it looked on the xray with the motor and wires. We laughed, but i got through both ways.
A big rocket launcher shaped collection of plastic pipe with no moving mechanical parts or rockets? you sir are a threat to national security.
@txen: thanks! Yes it has wheels, it will light up, and it even has a secret compartment for dispensing health (drinks) and ammo(snacks).
You could use a truck and drive the payload down if you are dedicated enough.
I was half thinking of just making a gunslinger and a combat mini(er) sentry for the travel up north if i have proper time and resources.
Woah man, that's just amazing, I whish I could go, but I went to America once just a few days ago and I'm still tired as hell for the trip, but woah, that'll epic in the expo!
Here in spain the expos are not really much, but I found a couple of scouts and a spycrab
Hey guys, quick question.
How do I make the Sniper's vest? I've looked it up and I have no clue where to start. Is there a similar vest that I can modify? If not, how can I sew my own?
Thanks in advance! :)
Looks like a vest you would take duck hunting to me. Something like this? http://infoark.org/InfoArk/Sustainability/Mother%20Earth%20News/80/MEN_CD/mendemo/dcd/083/083-182-01.htm
The problem with most vest patterns online is that none of them have that high collar the Sniper's has.
It's not exactly professional at all, but I took an old collared shirt that I didn't want anymore and cut it up/pinned it into a vest shape that fit my body correctly. I used that as a base and traced out pattern pieces onto paper. Then I transferred the pattern shapes onto some appropriately colored brown cloth, sewed the pieces together on a sewing machine, and voila.
I'm not sure if anyone's ever mentioned a standard way of making Sniper's darn vest.
looking at the link Schatzi gave, you could add a high collar to the vest, but the question that should be asked is how it will work out...
July 1st-4th at the LA Convention Center.
Last year's Valve gathering was MASSIVE and I'm looking forward to see if we can actually get an official count this year.
So, who's going and what plans do you have for AX?
This year I want to try for a BLU Heavy cosplay, but if I can't manage the funds I'll just stick with my BLU Soldier.
Red Spy here, it was nice to meet you
Another RED Spy? A shame we didn't get a chance to meet.
Another RED Spy reporting back! I had so much fun this year. Thank you guys for making it splendid. :)
I actually took only one photo at the shoot and that was of the Atlas and P-Body with their Chell. So I can't contribute this time around.
But I know a lot of people took a lot of photos so yea... where are they at you guys?
ALL RIGHT YOU LILLY-LIVERED WASTES OF CRAFT FOAM AND CARDBOARD! THERE IS A NEED FOR YOUR KIND FOR SOMETHING BESIDES CANNON FODDER FOR A CHANGE, SO FALL IN LINE AND SHOW ME YOUR WAR-FACE!
*cough* sorry, still in character
Anyway, I'm in need of some willing participants to take part in a masquerade skit scheduled for the September gathering of SacAnime starring characters from Team Fortress 2 as they prepare to infiltrate SacAnime. I've seen quite a few of us participating in hall cosplay already (I was the Heavy with "Sasha" and my brother was the Engie with the Dispenser suitcase) so I know the luv is there, I'm just searching for some folks who want the spotlight for a bit with us!
I have a script already and I'm in the process of putting together the prepared audio track (I might need some voice acting help as well if anyone's up for it) along with some props and some spare costume pieces if someone were to join us JUST for the sketch. We need a cast of 8 people total:
and 1 off-stage helper
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Have a Pyro yet? Been cosplaying RED Pyro for a couple of years now and I'm willing if you need people still.
OKAY! long-overdue bump and progress update!
Here's where we stand right now:
The folks that got in touch with me from last time at SacAnime haven't gotten back to me to let me know what classes they want to be and since it's getting close to the wire, I think I'll have to open up the floor to everyone else as well. Just can't wait anymore, sorry peoples :/
SO! Me & My Bro are gonna cover Soldier and Heavy. Nosferatu, I'd love your help as our Pyro.
FEMSpy, I remember you and you were awesome, but the script has a joke centered around a crossdressing spy and he kinda needs to have a dangler for it to make sense. :(
Would you maybe like to act as our medic? I have a bunch of stuff I'd be happy to give ya, like a backpack & Coat. The coat is most likely a little big for ya, but we can fix it with cleverness and hot-glue.
Bottom line, what we still need:
-A Medic (equipment available)
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We had a couple more awesome volunteers, so all we need now is a Spy and a Medic!
I'd like to reiterate that I have Medic stuff to wear if you want it, so if you wanna be in the masquerade but don't feel like dressing for the whole con, you're welcome to use it!
please please please post more of this.
I think she's a really good Spy and I really want to see more of her. Actually, more in general of anything.
Let's do this.
Here's my genderbent Blu Pyro
Back when I had long hair.
If I fix this up I'll probably wear it to a con, I just need a better balaclava. (And I suppose I'd have to ditch the hats)