Otakon 2012 anyone?
We've been discussing Valve gatherings on the Cosplay.com forums and are thinking Friday/5PM/4th floor and Saturday/8PM/Indoor Fountains. (Will post an update if this changes.)
I'll be a BLU Medic with Medigun and stethoscope. Hope to see you there.
I, uh...I seem to have inherited Lithe's wife. (lawl) Vihtalaini as Medic's wife. She will be running the shoots and I will be supporting her.
I...I'm a husband now.
Haven't posted in like a year and not cosplaying, but I'll be taking pictures and passing out cookies at one or both shoots. :3
BLU Medic here again. Fun times hanging out and getting to meet you people. You guys are a blast and I hope to see more of you in the future.
Vihtalaini (BLU Medic's wife/shoot organizer) will be posting the pics taken by our photographer at the shoots by around next Monday. I'll repost the link here once it's up.
Bonus facts: I have empirical evidence (mainly in the form of sore muscles) that Medic's Medigun + backpack require a great deal of strength/endurance particularly in the biceps and back/shoulder muscles. Especially so assuming his are made out of metal, rather than wood, plastic, and foam like mine. Fanartists/writers take note.
Well this is a long shot, but is here any Finnish people going to Tracon 2012 at tampere this year and cosplaying as Demoman [RED/BLU] or BLU Pyro? Help needed because of my group cosplay is missing these characters !
Anyone going to AX this year? I know we usually get at least a few people from around here.
The guy that usually runs the Valve shoot doesn't seem to get the idea that a lot of people were really unhappy with not only last year's shoot but the year before. Not to mention the times he's suggested for it aren't really best for me.
Either way, I figured maybe a TF2 only/centric shoot would be nice to have. I was thinking Sunday evening around 6 pm? Anyone else up for getting together then?
That's good, 10 am is so early.
I'm very last minute, but everything is almost complete for my BLU Engineer costume. One of my talented older siblings has made me a Pocket Pyro that I am very excited to show off.
I have Neither Sparky's patches from Etsy. What is the best way to iron on patches?
I apologize for only thinking of coming here just now, but let me make this short.
Yes, last year's gathering was a catastrophe. I am to share in some of that blame. I have apologized to many for this, but my apologies can only go so far.
The "Unofficial" gathering hosted by myself and Pillz is scheduled for Day 2 at 10am at Site 2. This was in order to compromise with someone splitting off their own L4D group, which they are still keeping separate from the Valve gathering. Had I known this, I would not have compromised with them and would have worked with you guys instead.
There are no sanctioned AX gatherings, and the West Hall is to be used or occupied by the X-Games. Supposedly, the games shut down by around 7pm, so I am not sure if your gathering at 6pm may work.
I do not expect a large turnout for the 10am gathering, as there will be no attendee foottraftic and I can smell drama a mile away from the two separate gatherings, but those who can attend please do. We will have have something special in store for this gathering and you may even win prizes by unlocking crates1
Does anyone have a pattern for the Sniper's default vest? I'd appreciate it very much!
I thought I might as well make a thread here.
The Ubersaw is (roughly) 21 inches and the tube can be taken out and filled with blue paper or blue (or red!) glow-sticks surrounded with something like baking paper.
Looking sweet so far!
Can you post pics of the saw glowing?
I made a video ages ago on my hipstr:
dazzle-camouflage.t u m b l r.com/post/3560187967/you-guys-remember-that-ubersaw-i-was-making-i-got
Just remove the spaces.
WHOA Nice hat!! I'll give you 2 keys for it
Setting up shoot times/places right now as I have seen none on any of the forums (Cosplay.com / AN forums). The shoot is for ALL Valve love, not just TF2. Hopefully see ya there to say hello!
Friday: 5pm, Grassy Knoll between the con and the Doubletree (Aka that large grassy area with that log immediately to your right as you walk to the double tree under that covered crosswalk from the main convention center, before you cross the stream)
Saturday: 3pm (Same spot —^ )
So I'm trying to to assemble a costume for the Team Fortress 2 Blue Spy.
I found this nice 2 piece navy blue suit from a thrift shop and I want to do some color correction.
In game render:
close color comparison to what I have at home:
I was hoping someone could offer me some advice or techniques on how to lighten the suit. Obviously there's a big difference in the shades. Easier techniques preferred.
I had thought of using bleach, but... Well I heard it is very hard to use. Not only could it eat the fabric, but certain spots will brighten up faster than others.
Someone else had suggested leaving it in the sun for it to fade naturally... but in comes consistency issues again.
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I agree with Drillbot and LittleMeesh.
But I guess you could start off with being a Vest!Spy; it seems like it would be just slightly easier and another good way to start. You could find an old vest and copy the pattern down and tailor it to your size.
Pic related, by the way.
Derp, forgot the picture. I apologize.
If I could at least track something like this down I'd be happy
May 25th-27th, at the TCC.
The usual Anime North thread a few months early, as always. Who the fuck is going and what the fuck as?
IN A FEW HOURS I WILL BE HARRASSING SOME OF YOU :D
Well, the con's over. I know I had fun. Who made it to the Valve Photoshoots? Also, anyone have any pics of me? I was the BLU Sniper with the Festive Sniper Rifle and photobombed the Spy shoot by running in with the Australian speedo.
Is anyone considering going to Nan Desu Kan in Denver this year? I'm from CO so I'm also planning on attending the New Years event as well when that rolls around.
I'm thinking about cosplaying Spy, but I might go the Demoman route because I have olive skin that's dark enough to declassify me as a "white person." I'm not really fond of either class and would rather dress as Medic, but I'm a bit of a sourpuss and I dislike cosplays that are too unfaithful to the original, even if they're my own cosplays. If I crack and decide on neither I'll probably just cop out and be Pyro.
So my second question is this: should I let the colour of my skin prevent me from cosplaying a character I love, or should I throw the idea of "authenticity" out the window and do what I enjoy? Normally this wouldn't even be a question for me, but I'd feel crushingly hypocritical doing something that drives me up the wall when done by others.
Hey guys, just wanted to get the Chan's opinion on something that's been on my mind lately (also I didn't know if this should go on cosplay or tits since it has to do with both).
Next week I'm planning to go to Anime North and I've taken some time to touch up my Demoman costume. Now, I'm a female and the costume is the original Demoman design with no modifications. Due to some conflicts, I will not be able to attend the whole day I planned to wear the costume. I will have to leave and come back to the convention ground, maybe twice. I wanted to figure out if there was a way to make the costume something that would be easier to change in and out of. So my mind immediately jumped to the idea of doing a "fem" version of the costume, and "fem" I mean "sexy" (less clothing to change).
Now, if I were to do this, I would do it ironically. This costume is obviously a pin-up style gender bend, not seen as practical or battle worthy, but I thought it might be kind of fun to be an image of a super girly mercenary.
What I want to know is, is there a way to do this without people taking the gender bend to seriously? I can honestly say when I see cop out versions of the classes that are made sexy/slutty out of laziness, I do not enjoy them. But then is there really any difference between that and what I want to do, even if my intentions are different?
tl;dr How do you react when you see sexy versions of TF2 costumes and do you think it can be done without seeming like a bimbo?
(Image not mine)
hmm, interesting! If it's pin-up style, I would have copies of a picture of yourself to sign and give out as a joke/memento for people! Also do the whole old-school garterbelt thing,depending if you're gonna have a skirt on, maybe switch to heels for the photoshoot(have a bag with flats to change in/out of when walking) Like maybe if you're a model supporting RED/BLU? and maybe do your hair up in a similar way to the old pin-ups?
Then again,It might be the same,if not more,amount of work. You'd have to do your make-up and hair,put hose/stocking on, high-heels,and do the prop parts for grenades/etc.
Do you have a design in mind? I'm not sure if I've ever seen a demoman pinup...
Well considering 99% of the time, I cosplay Scout, I love fem and pin up versions because I love to hit on them. Awkwardness aside...
I don't usually mind fems and pin ups personally. One of my fave TF2 cosplays is actually a young lady who does the pin up you attached to the thread even. It's lovely and sexy.
The issue comes when it's obviously an easy-out. Someone who couldn't be arsed to work up a decent costume, even if it was fem or pin up. I mean I've seen some where it seemed like they had a half finished top and threw it on over one of their skirts and a pair of hooker boots.
Either way, I haven't usually seen anyone give anyone else any flack at a TF2 shoot at a con whether it was for being fem or pin up or closet... what have you. Not face-to-face. So if I were you, go ahead and go with it. Have fun. But don't be surprised if you get back online and people have said some things. Some people just aren't ever going to like fem and/or pin up no matter what.
I love the photo idea! And the garter belt! I don't really have an exact design as I've also never really seen a good Demoman pinup.
Thanks for the advice. I do already have a full Demo costume, but I was going to use certain pieces in this new rendition.
Speaking of, here is a terrible quality pic of what I was thinking about doing. I have the vest all made up and I was going to wear this short blue skirt and a tank top. I have to do one more shopping trip before the con so I was thinking of going to find a small blue dress instead. I'm wearing my pirate hooker boots, knee length and black fake leather. Not pictured is my black beanie, eye patch and long blonde wig (I just took a shower, so I didn't really want to put those on. My codpiece is currently under repair, but I actually think it looks better without it.
My grenade launcher is totally done, just not pictured.