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
Anyone going to Anime Boston? Haven't been in years and it'd be cool to hang with some tf2 people. Hoping to get my femgie costume done by then.
We should set up a meeting place. For Friday?
Yeah we should. I don't really remember the convention are well, though. Where would you suggest?
Looks like people are planning on meeting at Au Bon Pain at 2pm on Friday and 11 am on Saturday so far
Anyone here going to Anime Matsuri? I'll be going as a BLU Engineer with Teddy Roosevelt included.
since Aussie cons are no where near on the scale of American ones, this thread is for all of them.
Supernova, Ozcomicion, Avcon, Manifest, Armegeddon and what have you.
i know i'll be at the first three at least
I'll be going to Supanova too - only the Sydney one though (I'll also be at Smash). I went to Armageddon once but it was really empty and very, very hot (especially in cosplay).
Oh! And I'll be dressed as BLU fem Medic or RED Soldier.
Is anyone going to PAX East this year? I'm going as a BLU femgie with a lunchbox-sized sentry. A meetup would be awesome.
I'll just leave this here.
No pictures? Over $2000? Well, I'm sure it'll sell.
haha! WHAT the fuck is this? I'll just stick to painting my own pin stripes or tailoring my own suit in the future...
Not sure if this is asked often, but I'm going to a convention soon, and I was wondering what would be a good suit to purchase for my Pyro cosplay? RED or BLU doesn't matter, though I'm a little partial towards RED. Thanks!
You can buy boilersuits on eBay for £15, which is what I did. Although it is a bit too dark.