Anyone planning on going?
I'll be there as a not slutty red fem!scout.
BUCK is gonna be a total sausagefest. And I am going to be an obnoxious female cosplaying human!Rainbow Dash.
I don't know what anyone actually does at a meetup, but it could be weird and fun to have a TF2 get-together at an MLP convention.
Anyone else going? I mean... being in the UK, a fan of both MLP and TF2, and also a fan of hairy gay porn is a damn right special combination. If you're out there, obviously we need to be friends.
Who's coming,who's not coming, and were are y'all comin' from?
Hey, Tentaspy, do you wear your costume to the con? I'd like to do something like it, but I'm worried people'll step on the tentacles.
Funny enough I've never had a problem, tho I also do avoid crowded areas or have friends / myself carry the loose ones in cramped spots (or on rough surfaces). I guess people usually give the tentacle monster a wide berth :P
Er, I'm sorry. I'm not sure which photo you're referring to, but I assure you I wasn't intentionally focusing on anyone's butt. I did get some admittedly awkward photos due to bad timing/placement. I know I ended up with a few featuring Lithe from behind or weirdly in frame just because she kept popping up all over the place. Additionally, I was a little shy at Friday's shoot and a lot "sitting on the floor in a crowd and can't move" at Saturday's shoot, so those contributed to some odd shots after people scattered. (The latter situation did land me an epic laughing Medic shot, however.)
But, hey, lemme know about any photos you think are exceedingly awkward or not very useful as a photo and I can take them out. After cons, I'm prone to making mistakes, from leaving in obviously crappy shots to leaving out a whole photoshoot set.
Is ANYONEgoing to Zenkaikon and animenext??? I'll be scout's mom ;D
I'm going! I have a table in artist Alley. I'll be normal Spy but also Tentaspy if I can fit it in my car with all the other stuff. Maybe BLU Medic. But yea I'll be going. :)
So. Valve meetup is 5pm Saturday, Loading Docks A
same time as last year and the year before that so that's pretty fuckin convenient if you ask me.
I'll prolly be there. Anyone else going?
ACEN was a great success.
Two things I wanted to say:
To the person who asked me if I was Makani's heavy; I should have said yes, not no. I only said no because the outfits were different, but she was definitely my inspiration. And thank you so much for asking.
To that adorable scout who asked if you could put your number on my ball: you were hilarious, I couldn't even keep up with your lines. <3
The Scout was me. I remembered you from last year so it was cool to see you again. I'm always grateful when ladies (or sometimes men in drag) are willing to laugh at or play along with my pick up's as Scout.
Unrelated is the photo attached. Goofing off in a photo with Drill and Txenriks only to end up with Citadel bombing the back. It was too perfect not to share.
That is perfectly priceless!
I recognized a lot of faces from last year as well actually, it was really nice to run into so many folks again.
I like the way my Sasha looks right now after a big overhaul (took off a ton of black duct tape to replace with screws) but the one glaring thing it's still bothering me is the craft foam barrel at the bottom. It's starting to tear in places and I really want to replace it with something that looks more like metal, but I'm worried about making it so heavy that my arms will fall off during a weekend-long con.
Any suggestions? The rest of it is PVC pipe, so hopefully something I can cut holes into to attach it to the rest of the gun I already have would be preferable
1) The proportions look just a tad off. Compare your minigun to the concept picture at http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/File:Minigun_concept1.png
2) Spray paint. There's tons of spray paint that gives a shiny metallic look.
3) The actor makes the prop. Look at how Heavy uses the minigun in game. If you treat it like a 150 kg weapon, then other people will be more inclined to believe the illusion.
You could do that resin coating thing. I've never used it, but it should be a bit more metal-looking than craft foam, and it would still be light.
Guess I'll make the 2012 Fanime thread.
Avairrianna here (Fem!Pyro cosplayer) and I'll be running this year's Valve gathering and I'd like to keep track of people on here that might be going.
In general, Fanime 2012 general thread!
I'm looking for a fanime artist's alley table. If you have one to share I'll be willing to cover the entire cost of the table. Good conversationalist, great selling tips for newcomer, been working out to make those coffee/McD's runs in record time. Free prints for you! Email me!
Since we're getting near convention time... I will be sharing an artist table with Serain! I'll have some TF2 stuff to sell so come find me! I'll post up my seating once it's assigned.
You might see me at the Valve gathering too, I'll be the girl wearing an just Idiot Box with no other parts of a costume to go with it.
My boyfriend and I will be going to the gathering for sure!
He will be going as a huntsman sniper, and I'll be going as a scout. Still haven't decided which set of clothing I'm going to do for him, but am working on that this week.
Can't wait to see everyone, and see some cool artwork you guys will have in the artist's alley this year.
any tips? im the red scout in middle?
Roll up your sleeves.
Get a more accurate hat.
Get longer socks.
Get a belt.
Get more accurate shoes.
Paint your headset orange.
Get a pair of pants in a lighter shade of brown.
Get a tighter-fitting shirt.
Get a longer bat, and add the Sandman symbol.
Put your bag over the other shoulder.
Wrap up to the first knuckle of your thumb, but not around any of the other fingers.
and then give me the contact info of that Soldier behind you because that Black Box is kickass.
At the absolute least, yes, roll up your sleeves please. You can safety pin them so they don't come undone or you can glue yours in place with fabri-tack like I did. Works like a charm and doesn't even wash out.
Next tip is to get yourself a pair of dogtags which you can do cheap and easy at a lot of places. I even got mine custom made for something like $8 off ebay.
And as Drill said, flip the bag. Though if it's a messenger bag, I highly recommend getting or making a sling pack. And if you can't, then adjust the strap of the messenger bag to make it sit as close to on your back rather than down at your hip as you possibly can.
I can't actually see your headset too well from that angle and I know the headset can be something of a pain to get remotely accurate if you don't know what you're doing to mod one or make one from scratch. Though honestly it is pretty easy nearly regardless of what headset or mufflers you're using as a base. So give it a shot if you've got the time.
Those are probably the absolute most basic things you can do with relative ease and affordability. After that it starts to get down to nitty-gritty details. Though to be honest, those are the sort of things that make a good Scout cosplay a great Scout cosplay because just about anyone can find a red or blue tshirt and a black cap in their closet.
Enough with the vague pyro tutorials and insane amount of cash that you would have to pay others to make the costume for you. It's cheap pyro makin' time with LADY! There will be no measurements and crap here! a real man uses his bare ARM to measure out length and his TEETH to cut the fabric, MAGGOTS. So I'll included prices and links/stores of places where I bought my crap because I am nice.
Also, Radio can post in here with her remake of her bluro costume. We're going as a red and blu pyro for Acen next year. Super pyro Bros. forever!
pic by Radio is related cause I let her wear my engiebee helmet last year and got an adorable pic of her.
Here it is. Like I said; not a subtle orange. It is a perfect fit for me, at least. Also, I'm sorry for the crappy camera.
I'll be honest, I think it looks fine. Maybe if you just 'dirtied' the bottom half like Pyro? I'm not sure how easy it would be to modify the colours, though.
I'll try to 'dirty' the bottom half and see if I should leave it at that.
Who the hell's going?
Ok, that's odd. I guess the page replaced DA with whatever the heck that is. (deviant art. HA!)
how did you get that blue bonk boy mask? that looks really cool!
I made it out of craft foam and such