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29 No. 29
Shame that we lost the old cosplay supplies thread. Oh well, we can do it again guys!

Post all your requests/recommendations for gathering cosplay items here.
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>> No. 30
I'd like some recommendations for BLU Pyro, such as suspenders/belt combo, and all that.

Since ApprovedGasMasks.com told me that they're Chem. Suit is backordered, I found this, is it a good replacement? http://bit.ly/aPzd9H

Lastly, where could I get a Heavy Vest?
>> No. 34
I'm making my suit out of stretch latex with assistance by my fashion friend. You CAN sew it, it's just one of the many options.
>> No. 37
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i made my suspenders & belts from backpack strap webbing & overall clips from joanne's/hobby lobby.

& i've heard that that particular suit is like wearing a garbage bag, it's so thin. if you don't mind that then i'd say go for it. but if you can i'd really suggest making your own, jumpsuit patterns are a dime a dozen.
>> No. 122
Anyone got an idea where to get a proper Soldier shovel that's still compatible with cons?

Also requesting this to be a sticky.
>> No. 123
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It's not completely accurate as it has a zip (though it is covered), but Adidas do a decent bdoywarmer in both men's and women's sizes that can be modded into a decent vest. Pic related, it's my Hooby vest.
>> No. 133
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Reposting tutorials.
>> No. 164
What would be a good cigarette case for Spy's disguise kit or radio for the sapper?
>> No. 200
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I just went to a local cigar shop and saw what they had to offer. There were a few possibilities when I was looking around online (froogle silver cigarette case), but the ones that caught my interest were largely sold out and I really didn't have time to wait around for one to become available.
>> No. 215
Anyone have a recommendation for Medic boots? Equestrian seems to fit best, but does anyone know of where/how to get them for cheap?
>> No. 218
Regular riding boots fit pretty nicely too. You can get them on ebay for a good price.
>> No. 241
Also, black wellington boots. Might well be cheaper than riding boots, and look legit from a distance.
>> No. 250
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I want to cosplay as Makani's fabulous female Medic sometime in the near future.
I'd love some advice on just about anything... For starters, any recommendations on the coat cut/materials needed to achieve that silhouette?
>> No. 256
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Did you see Makani's finalized uniform on tumblr?

>> No. 275
Hey, I need some reference for Medic's coat.
Preferably something with his arms down, so you can see it.

I know there used to be an awesome reference picture of him from the front and back, but it was lost when the chan exploded.
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>> No. 283

Thanks a lot!
>> No. 285
Not a problem, I'm just glad I kept this after finishing mine
>> No. 295
Oh my god that is an amazing costume aaaaaaaa
>> No. 303
I’m planning on making a soldier jacket from scratch. Does anyone know of a good pattern for it?
>> No. 318
I wanna make a Medic costume. Anyone know of any good patterns (or good ways of altering a lab coat) for the coat?
>> No. 319
This pattern with slight modification is really good for a medic coat. http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=574
>> No. 331
Making a Femgineer! (just an engineer with tits)

Anyone know good places to get dungarees? Also are they blue or brown? Seen so many different colours.

ALSO - the class patch - best way to put it on? Is it stencil+yellow fabric paint time, or top transfer from computer, or make it yourself out of yellow fabric?
>> No. 357
Evenin' all! Plotting a fem!Demo (Demolass?) for next year, any recommendations re: boiler suit? I'm unsure whether to buy one or sew one.
>> No. 375
Though they might not look exactly perfect, it would probably be easier to buy them. A quick search let me find some in the less than $30 range.

Also, I prefer the term Femoman.
>> No. 377
cheap, light, matching and produce excellent results
>> No. 378
1) References:
For those of you who don't want to shell out $10 for Garry's Mod: If you have any game in the Orange Box (Half Life, Portal, Team Fortress 2), you can download the Source SDK for free. It has a model viewer which allows you to rotate, zoom, and pan said model in 3D space with game-accurate colors, AND includes all of the in-game animations (plus a few interesting Easter eggs). Plus it updates as the game updates, including unlockable weapons and hats.

There's also two threads on the chan, http://tf2chan.net/workshop/res/22.html and http://tf2chan.net/offtopic/res/1549.html, and the Team Fortress Wiki http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Main_Page

2) Class patches:
Iron-on transfers and stencil+paint are alright in a pinch, but I'd definitely suggest at least doing the yellow parts in thick cloth so you have a distinctive shape. (Or, if you're feeling REALLY ambitious, embroider one yourself! Or see if you can find someone with a programmable embroidery machine.)

3) Props
Here's where you get to be really creative. Play with various materials (so far, I've found foam core to handle much better than cardboard) and look at everything through the eyes of "could I make a prop out of this"? Team Fortress 2 is awesome in that you could pick up a lot of stuff right out of the hardware store, though obviously you'd have to check with your con to see if it'd be allowable.

If you don't mind shelling out a few more bucks, take a walk through a toy store. At least in the States, toy guns are required to obviously look as such. BB guns would probably not be allowed at most guns, but Nerf ones (i.e., firing foam bullets) might, though even those would most likely be modded not to fire.

The next level up from this would be to buy from the same places the movie-makers do for props. These tend to be "you WILL get shot holding one of these in public" realistic, so it's definitely advisable that you mod it yourself after you buy one. Check out www.inertproducts.com for one such vendor, mention a friend of yours asked for a brochure at I/ITSEC 2010 and that you're looking for props for costuming. (They usually don't sell to the general public, but they are willing to make exceptions.)

For small props (say, no bigger than an average person's shoe) that you want to look EXACTLY like the actual thing, Google "rapid prototyping". These guys can use a 3D printer to make replicas. But these are hideously expensive?: one replica runs around a couple hundred bucks.
>> No. 381
Nerf guns work very well, can be found for just about every Tf2 model and have never given us any problems at weapons check
>> No. 385
I remember before the chan exploded, that there was this one website that some people said had really good medic gloves. They were shoulder-length, and you just had to cut them down. Does anyone still have that website link?
>> No. 386

The gloves only come in red. I've found you should turn them inside out after a day of wearing them, or they get moldy from sweat.
>> No. 396
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Hi ladies (and sometimes gents), I'm back again, I'm now interested in making my own suit for the Pyro, since I'm really desperate and the con is in 5 months, anyone know the supplies I would need and how much it would cost for all the supplies?
>> No. 400
Anyone know how to scale down models from SDK? I'm planning on making the vita-saw, but I don't know what dimensions to make it.
>> No. 401
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Fortunately, TF2 characters have mostly realistic proportions (except they all have big hands). I always just scaled it from the character holding the weapon. You use either the forearm or the head as a reference.
>> No. 414

I happened to find these gloves on Ebay:


Warning: THEY ARE X-BOX HUGE. I have to wear a pair of leather gloves underneath just to somewhat fill in the space between my tiny fingers and the material. I would suggest filling the gloves with something like pillow fluff to make it full.
>> No. 418
Where can I get a cheap bat to make a Sandman out of? I don't know a goddamn thing about customizing ;-;
>> No. 421
Where do I get and/or How do I make those pouch thingies that so many of the classes have on their waists?
>> No. 422
My friend made hers out of macaroni boxes, cloth, glue, and some velcro.
>> No. 435
Okay, Soldiers, just WHERE do you guys get your helmets and grenades?
I know this was answered in the previous thread before the chan exploded, but since then I haven't seen any of the links reposted.
Any and all help would just be dandy
>> No. 436
Most people make their grenades out of Softair pellet containers. They are perfectly shaped and light to boot.

Regarding the helmet, I got quite some compliments on mine - It was a lucky find pretty much. I got it used from a Paintball store for cheap. It looks just like the real deal, has dents in it and everything. So I REALLY REALLY recommend checking out Paintball/Gotcha stores, they often supply realistic looking helmets for a good price!
>> No. 438
On the offchance that you're from the UK, check Poundstretchers. They have some toy grenades in at the moment.
>> No. 439
OF COURSE! I had forgotten ALL about those little containers. It has also never occurred to me to check out paintball shops.
Ah, I'm from the US but thanks for the input.
>> No. 441
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I'm planning on cosplaying as the RED Spy, but I don't really know what to use for the mask. Does anyone have any suggestions?
>> No. 442
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I custom dyed some cotton lycra
>> No. 484

I was planning on just making it from scratch. I guess I could use that stuff. I never worked with that material before though, any tips?
>> No. 489
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I got lucky and just found a foam bat at Wal-Mart that looked wooden. Making the crack in it is pretty easy. You may have to sand the logo or whatever off if it first, though.
>> No. 525
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What luck, I started putting together a Demoman costume just when they changed his class emblem to something much more complex. Anyway, I ended up making a high-resolution version of it, and thought I'd share it in case anybody else found it useful.
>> No. 526

FFUuuuuuuu...I had just gotten patches made with the old style....

Oh well...
>> No. 536
Aww hell yeah, thanks, babe! I sewed felt ones of the original design, but I think I might try fabric paint and this design.
>> No. 557
If you could get it in blue: http://bit.ly/gcw602
>> No. 585
I know this was talked to death in the last thread, but might a kind anon have any suggestions for making or buying a Sniper vest?
>> No. 586
Find a jacket that sort of matches and hack the sleeves off, I'll post pics
>> No. 617
I just made this tutorial on how to make gloves (properly): http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Gloves/

So if you want to make Engineer or Spy or Pyro gloves, that's one way you can do it. Also, it's entered into a contest, so if you like it and wouldn't mind, please vote for it! <:3c
>> No. 622
Oh, Scouts, what do you use for hand wraps and how do you get them to stay? The last thing I tried was gauze wrap and that did't last long with all those trips to the bathroom.
>> No. 628
I used 1" waterproof medical tape. They keep the white color and stick pretty well throughout the whole day. Only thing is that the edges got stuck with fibers from the fabric of my pants and shirt, but you can't notice it in photos.
>> No. 637
Can any of you point me in the direction of a good shot of Engie's beer bottle so I can replicate it? Gotta stay hydrated!
>> No. 638
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The entire Meet The Sandvich video is pretty much a close-up of a Red Shed bottle, if you're going to be a BLU Engineer.
>> No. 639
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I actually use a gauze wrap with the given snag deal and they're holding up fairly well all things considered. I try to be careful about the things I handle and how when I'm wearing them and to be honest it doesn't take me too long to unwrap and rewrap them if I really need to. Though they do like to try and snag on things (like rough spots on my Sandman) and pick up dirt but in photos they don't look bad. Eventually I'll have to get new ones.

But I got mine while looking at muay thai fighting wraps and things along those lines even though they're just gauze and not the really nice wraps.
>> No. 641
oh jesus yeah, they do drink the opposite team's coloured beer don't they? thank you!
>> No. 782
could anyone tell me what kind of fucking pants the scout wears? i'm trying to find a decent pair but all i'm finding are shitty capris, cargo pants, etc that hardly resemble it.

also, his belt buckle? is it just a blank slab of metal or what?

a suggestion on the hat would be nice too, ffft. thanks.
>> No. 800
For the hat, look for a military cap at your local army/navy store. The pants, to me, at least, look almost like baseball pants. I got mine at a Dicks Sporting Goods store.
And I believe that he has a web belt.
>> No. 801
H&M has a Scout belt - the buckle's a little smaller than it should be, but it's pretty good for $6.
>> No. 808
If you want to make hats, there is a tutorial here: http://www.threadbanger.com/episode/THR_20090313

Supplier for hat bodies and what have you: http://www.hatsupply.com/

I could see using this method for a good percentage of all TF2 hats. Off the top of my head, the Vintage Tyrolean, Fancy Fedora, and pretty much any of the hats in that vein.

Now I need to remake my Sniper hat. :I
>> No. 836
Could someone please post some of the crossplay tutorial stuff that was floating around a few months ago. I believe someone posted a tutorial on how to do make-up to make you look manly as well as different ways to compress your chest. Also /r/ing different Scout-wrap techniques.
>> No. 841
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I made actual pattern pieces; if you want I can photograph them to give you a general idea. Basically what I did to make them is I copied pieces of collared shirts I had and made like 3 mockups.
>> No. 842
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Here is some preliminary work that I was doing. I never got to finish the bottle design, but maybe you can do something with it.

I also was working on the Red Shed: http://borzou99.deviantart.com/art/RED-Shed-180178995?q=in%3Ascraps%20sort%3Atime%20gallery%3Aborzou99&qo=1
>> No. 888
Uhm. So i wanna make a RedEngineercostume for the Leipziger Buchmesse. I have pretty much almost all parts together. But by his kneepads and his belt i haven´t really an idea how to make them. I have inline skates kneepads, can i somehow work them over, that they look like his a bit? Or has someone make them already and could give me some advice? It would be nice, if you could help me.
>> No. 895
Does anyone still have the step-by-step hardshell pouch tutorial pic(or progress pic?) that Wossname made for his medic outfit that was sturdy and fully fuctional? I want to cosplay heavy and would like to have a practical place to put my shit.

Also:Any heavy cosplayers have any idea what to make the vest out of without DYING in the Summer?(I'm thinking flannel, I've worn it in the summer before without too many problems,and it's still stiffer then most other fabrics...)
>> No. 925
What are those pouches on Soldier's belt called properly? I still need them but I have no idea what to enter into the search.
>> No. 926
I am trying to make a buff banner...but my problem is, where the hell do I begin...I need some tips.
>> No. 932
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Buff Banners are actually one of the easiest TF2 items to do.

Step 1: Cut two rectangular pieces of gold/mustard fabric
Step 2: Sew them together
Step 3: Cut out the dark brown shapes
Step 4: sew them on
Step 5: cut the sides to make it look ragged
Step 6: using thick white thread, make the 'patch job' lines (or if using a thinner thread, go over the area multiple times)
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I believe the person you're thinking of is Juego from cosplay.com - he didn't make any tutorials (that I'm aware of) but he did post pictures:

Also, I'm trying to decide between which gloves (for BLU Medic) I should purchase - the light blue ones seem more correct but they'd come about 2 inches below the elbow.
>> No. 954

In the description on the pictures he says how he made em. That's how I made mine too, for Sniper and Soldier. It's really easy, cardboard or plastic board and just cover it with fabric.

Also where can you buy those light blue gloves?
>> No. 955
I found an ideal pair at a costume shop labelled 'Superhero Gloves'
>> No. 956
You're welcome, by the way. Just don't tell Busted...he might get mad...
>> No. 958

Show meeee.

By the way, in that photo, what the HELL were we doing?
>> No. 959
They're 'Solvguard Blue Chemical' gloves but I'm getting them from an Australian website (so I can save a bagillion dollars in shipping).
>> No. 962
I've searched high and low and maybe I'm just stupid, but where do I get a toy wrench that's roughly the looks and size of Engie's? I'm stumped on this.
>> No. 968
I found the short blue denim overalls for my girly Femgineer at Macy's. T'was over the summer though, and I can't speak for their current selection.

Now I want to do the RED version and can't find a brown pair of overalls for the life of me.

Helpful hint to anyone making/buying a weapon. Check the weapons policy. Will save you time/ blood/ sweat/ tears once you get to the con. My mini-scout that came with me to A-kon couldn't take her bat in because like giant derps we used a real wooden bat.
>> No. 970
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Any good sites for the tossle cap? Looking for a perfectly fitted beanie which is BLU.
>> No. 972
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This good?
>> No. 974
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Toy wrenches are downsized from conventional tools - however, you could look for a plastic wrench (but I haven't been able to find any large adjustable ones)

This is a 18" foam wrench you could use (although I guess this is a 'if all else fails' option)

Guys, I'm sorry to talk about blue gloves again but I found a website that sells 42 cm light blue gloves - however the website only sells them in bulk (packs of 10).
My question is, if I brought these, would anyone want to buy a pair off me?
The website with the details is here:
>> No. 975
I'm having the most terrible time trying to find the RED Engineer's overalls, glove, and goggles.

Any suggestions on where to get any of them?
Ordering them online will be my last resort, so I'd rather go to the store.
>> No. 977
I'd buy a pair off of you.>>975

I got lucky and found the overalls and glove at an Army surplus store. Any type of surplus/outdoor store, or one that sells work clothes for blue collar jobs (mechanics, construction) should have them. The Glove you might be able to find at someplace like Wal-Mart. Look in the cleaning supplies aisle. Dish washer gloves might do the trick. The goggles you can find at someplace like Lowes or Home Depot.
>> No. 984
Not sure if it has been asked before, but where could I find a jacket that looks like Soldier's ? Specifically BLU.
>> No. 987
Thanks a lot for the link! I might as well buy that and paint it. It's not looking like I'm going to find a better one anytime soon.

Go look for blazer jackets. Worked like a charm for me and it looks close enough.
>> No. 1046
Where can I get boots that look like Solly's? I remember someone posted it before.
>> No. 1048

Vietnam Jungle Boots
>> No. 1059
planning to do a soldier cosplay, I dunno if the red version of this jacket is good enough. It looks okay from the picture however I think it might be a bit nylon-y (if that's a word). What do you guys think?

>> No. 1062
Looks fair enough. You obviously have to wear the collar up though. If I was you I would get something with a better fitting fabric though.
>> No. 1077
Does anyone have anything on the Medic's back pack? Before the chan exploded, there was a fantastic series of blueprints that had every single dimension and diameter and what have you.

Any ideas or a starting point at ALL would be fantastic.
>> No. 1078
GENTLEMEN! I am in need of some Spy cosplay advice. Ive been told countless times by my girlfriend that the mask is a balaclava, and not a red sk mask. I understand this, but I think it kind of looks more like a ski mask with a cut out section between the eyes (a ski mas/baaclava if you wish to call it) opinions?
>> No. 1079
For any sewfags who want to make the Medic and Soldier pouches here's a good guide on 'em:


Small cheap purses are easy to find too, I think Target had some around $10 though I think thrift shops might have way better deals.

I got tired of having to remake my box pouches (and inevitably destroying them during the con/at home).
>> No. 1083
Actually, I'm making mine out of ply (only because I'm planning on putting a leaf blower in it) and I also have those blueprints on my drive (which I will have to post later because I am on my phone...).
>> No. 1088
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Here you go:


I'm really lazy, so I still don't have a proper tutorial on the top dongles or suspension, and my current project is a proper tank.


I made mine out of foamboard to keep it light. It is also very forgiving and easy to work with, assuming you have a nice sharp exacto knife.
>> No. 1091
I'm about to order this.
They look like a decent set of sniper glasses, especially for the price and free shipping.

Also, was wandering of someone could assist me in getting the blueprints you see when about to put down a building as engineer.
>> No. 1092
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/beer-helmet-drinking-hat-blue-43877 Blue bonk helm, just add the bonk.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/unique-beer-drinking-hard-hat-red-30883 Red one.

There are also a few other colours if you want to give it the paintbukkit look.
>> No. 1094

What the spy wears is a balaclava, which is also known as a ski mask (headgear that covers the whole head, exposing only part of the face).

I found mine by looking for balaclavas rather than ski masks.

>> No. 1097
Most excellent! Thank you so much! This is the very one I had in mind, it's superb.

I've got some exacto knives, but I've never worked with foam board like this before. Would you recommend coating it with some sort of sealer to make it sturdier on the outside? I'm worried that someone at the con will run into it accidentally like in a group photo or something and the foam will smoosh :(
>> No. 1100
I covered the whole thing in kraft paper to hide the edges. I've never had a problem with it breaking and I've taken it to multiple cons; it seems sturdy enough for cosplay. You may want to make it removable if you want to sit in a chair with a back.
>> No. 1106
Ah, okay. Good to know.

Would you happen to have any ideas on how to make it removable, or how to even attach it to suspenders, by the way? Thanks for all your help so far
>> No. 1107
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So, this requires a bit of explanation. I hope you'll excuse the crappy diagram, but it's something I ran out quickly.

In doing research (Google searches) on German militaria mid-century, I saw that one piece of equipment was called a y-strap. These were used to hold up stuff. I found some post-war Austrian (I think) y-straps on Ebay, and I use those as the suspenders. They have some D-rings at the shoulders, and they also have a pair of straps that can circle back around and hold a knapsack. This makes a fairly effective knapsack configuration. I'll warn you against elastic suspenders if you can avoid it; the stretchiness works against you when you're trying to attach something to it.

On the medipack, I put on four rings with bolt holes. I ran some bolts through the foamboard with a piece of hardboard to back it up. I have found previously that foamboard will *NOT* hold a screw for any length of time, and this solution works nicely. Hooks with bolts could work as well, but I could never find anything that would suit my needs like that.

To actually hold the pack to the straps, I used velcro wire ties. At first it was a temporary solution, but it holds so well I've never had to devise a "permanent" hook.
>> No. 1121
You are amazing. Thank you so much for all of your help. I don't know when I'll get around to working on it but I'll report back when I'm making progress or have more questions!
>> No. 1131
I'm trying to find something similar to the large pouch that Engie has on the left side of his belt. Anyone have any suggestions?
>> No. 1143
where would I find an accurate headset for scout?
>> No. 1145
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What I did was bought some over the head ear protectors from a hardware store (similar to the SafeNSound), took off the right ear protector (many of them can pop on and off), painted the left one the right color, and took a spare mic (an old X-Box 360 headset) and screwed the mic in place, thus making it able to be moved up and down.

Random derpface pic related.
>> No. 1185
Im having Trouble finding good instructions to make a Spy's Mask (not the paper ones) Does anyone have a good link to help me out. I would like Pictures included but its not a big deal if there isn't any
>> No. 1215
I was about to ask if anyone had saved a very useful balaclava pattern that had been posted here about a year ago (whose link is now broken).

However, a google search quickly led to the discovery of where the tutorial had been moved to. http://community.livejournal.com/fursuit/2154613.html

Here it is. As long as you use a fabric with some stretch to it, it works for spy very well.

What I did personally, was find a large shirt of stretchy material of the proper color at a salvation army (much cheaper than buying fabric), make the balaclava as instructed, and then while wearing it, got a friend to help me mark out where the eye and mouth holes should go.
>> No. 1229
I really need some help with Heavy's Bandolier. Every one that I find online has really small bullets or is for shotgun shells. My local Army/Navy store's got nothing either.
>> No. 1251
I need a non-bladed butterfly knife that isn't a bottle opener or a pen. And I guess a decent cig case isnt hard to find, but making the inside with plastic card is.
>> No. 1255
Anyone have any idea where I could buy something like Sniper's hat? Preferably a store that I can go and try things on at (I have a big, weird-shaped head).
I bought a pair of Aviators the other day, simply because I needed new sunglasses, and now my friends keep telling me I need the hat to match.
And it wouldn't hurt to have it should a convention come to my neck of the woods. Doesn't have to be perfectly accurate to his hat- I'm not a huge stickler for details.
>> No. 1256
The closest approximation to Sniper's hat is a Coober Petty Akubra, but those are expensive and hard to come by.
A good slouch hat would work, or a wide-brim fedora if you can find one.
If you have the time, it wouldn't be too hard to simple Google Search your local haberdashery for sizing, and most internet stores provide measurements.
>> No. 1258
Does anyone know where that old link for the Medic's glasses went? After the chan went down, I couldn't find it, and google is proving unsuccessful.
>> No. 1270
http://www.gentlemansemporium.com has a couple goggles and glasses that you could get or mod.

They have a few hats that work as well.
>> No. 1271
I think you found my favorite website ever. Thank you.
>> No. 1272
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>hopefully when you say non-bladed you just mean no metal, otherwise the below may not be relevant to your situation...

I made my pseudo-butterfly knife out of some textured paper (I believe it was some Strathmore Chrome Paper; black and silver--no painting required!), using a paper balisong tutorial on Youtube as a guideline.

As to the Spytron (>>200), when I picked up the chrome paper I also picked up a piece of craft board, some varnish, and a package of laminating film. From there I carved down the craft board to fit the dimensions of my cigarette case, then varnished it and applied the decals which I had printed out. The tight fit of the craft board into the cigarette case meant I didn't really have to mess with gluing it in, even when spycrabbing.
>> No. 1273
Slouch hats are always so expensive
>> No. 1276
Heads up Soldiers!

I'm pretty sure this is where I bought my boyfriends helmet from, but I can't remember. Either way, helmets and helmet accessories that don't break the bank, so not much to complain about.

>>1251 It's amazing, i'dnit?
>> No. 1285
Anybody know where I can find/how to make a good Saxton Hale hat?
>> No. 1292
Anyone know of any good Heavy cosplay tutorials/help/refs for his outfit? Mostly his bandolier D: Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
>> No. 1297
If anyone is in need of a helmet for cosplaying the Soldier, I have one. It is enormous. Probably for someone with a 24"+ sized head.
>> No. 1329
Scratch that.
>> No. 1387
Here's a link to buy a folding shovel, pretty much exactly like Solly's.

Colonel Bubbie's is a pretty good place (if you happen to be in Galveston, check it out) and mostly everything on the website is less than $25. Click on Costumers and browse about there.
>> No. 1401
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I want to do the Mollusque Femgineer! design for NYCC and want some assistance figuring out the base outfit. How should I go about the red jumpsuit? I really like the idea of the buttons on the shirt and I want to keep them in the design, but I'm not sure how to get something like that.

I might end up having to sew it myself, which would take a good few weeks if I wanted it too look right, so I'm trying to avoid it for now.

>> No. 1403
Fellow Femgie here - got a white shirt on it's way and I have a choice of 2 dyes to use on, both dylon hand dye (don't trust my student washing machine o_o) in either Tulip Red or Rosewood Red. My problem is I think Tulip Red will be two pink, and Rosewood Red will be too dark and brown.

Gaah. Should I start with Tulip Red and then gradually add in some Rosewood to make it more orangey? D: or if anyone can point me towards some more accurate hand dye I'd be v grateful |D
>> No. 1413
I dyed my Demo trousers (white linen) Tulip Red and they didn't come out nearly as pink as I feared they might - in fact they are blindingly red. Perhaps start with the Tulip dye, rinse and let dry and see how it looks, then add some Rosewood if necessary.
(I should add that I used the machine dye but did it by hand, and while I assume the formulations are more or less identical I can't be certain.)
>> No. 1424
Thankyou! The white shirt arrived and I found to my dismay ebay lied - it is 35% cotton so won't dye properly DDD8<

I've watched a red shirt on ebay though that I found magically so I'll see how that goes :D
>> No. 1466
Urgently need help on Heavy's bandolier. If anyone has any idea on how to make it I would be so grateful.
>> No. 1475

im not sure if there's any possible tf2 related way to use this technique. weapons maybe?
>> No. 1481
So i´m still without clue how i should do my badge for Engie. Or his belt. So.. some tips and advices? (I wanted the belt to be able to hold something lika a Teddy. Because i love my Teddy.)
>> No. 1561
All I did for mine (and literally I ALMOST ran out of time, we were waaaay behind schedule) was cut one strip of fabric that would be the sort of sash portion of the bandolier. I cut it way too long on purpose and only partially finished it, so that I could finish the ends afterwards. I made sure that the tips of the bullets and the ends would stick out a bit when it was finished.

Then I got a bunch of thick black elastic and started at one end. I pinned down the top of the elastic to the sash, put one of my bullets against it, and stretched the elastic around it until it seemed tight without being TOO tight to pull the fabric all funny. Then I pinned it, and about a centimetre or less away, added another pin, to keep a gap between the bullets. This made a series of sort of u-shapes with the elastic against the sash that the bullets slid into. This also prevented them from bunching up strangely. When they were all put in after the fact, they appeared to pretty much be laying side to side and the gaps weren't visible.

Then I just sewed along the pins and finished the ends with heavy duty velcro at the appropriate length for my body.

If you need, I can get a picture of my bandolier and show you what I did if you like the finished product.
>> No. 1571
Any chance anybody has the extracted Sandman logo that was posted here awhile back?
I can't find it anywhere and I sort of really need it hahaha.
>> No. 1606
So, I'm making a Sniper Cosplay, is it a good idea to buy a cowboy hat and glue/stitch one of the sides up?
>> No. 1610
Can someone do me the favor of posting the BLU SPY class emblem in preferably high res?
>> No. 1617
Probably it's best to get a real Aussie side snap hat.
>> No. 1646
you can get the hat easy enough, but i'm afraid you'll have to do the side snap yourself.
>> No. 1686
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Hi guys! I made a TF2 prop, any comments/critics?
>> No. 1689
Looks really good, but is it con-friendly?
>> No. 1690
Well, i was just looking for comments. Maybe i'm just stupid, but i didn't found a prop thread.
>> No. 1701
Finally I am nearly finished sasha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeBANrkQCZA
>> No. 1769
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Hey guys, I'm trying to fix my Demoman cosplay and I can't figure out how to do the front flap and box. What I did previously had the thing so broken, so I'm looking for something better.
>> No. 1770
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Still proping like a bitch.
>> No. 1771
Kind of a weird and specific question, but I'm wondering how I should do my hair since I'm a girl and I'd fail hardcore at crossplaying? I really want to be retro with it, but I'd like some suggestions with what kind of style I should try for. I'd probably either try Soldier or Medic, and my hair is long in the front (to my chin) and 2-3 inches in the back.

Thanks for your time!
>> No. 1782
solder just has a helm so its easy. For medic you get an old man hat!
>> No. 1813
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60's/70's hairstyles are adorable but I think go with what you think suits the character!
>> No. 1823
I'm having issues finding a good Solider jacket.
Can anyone give me a good pattern or a jacket that can be modded or dyed to be one? Lots of fail from this corner.
>> No. 1824
Dr Pepper is offering prop commissions!


Just remove the Ä in the url and you're there.
>> No. 1828
This one was posted earlier: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-Raincoat-Outerwear-Jacket-/170620240399?pt=UK_Men_s_Coats_Jackets&var=&hash=item6d6fa7a707#ht_500wt_922
I think I'm gonna go with this one tbh.

Anyone know where I can get some cheap doves? I'm joking, but I do plan on making Archimedes to sit on my shoulder.
>> No. 1829
Actually, I'm nearly done with a Archimedes plush. Just need to go to the craft store for red button eyes and then sew up the tail, add magnets, feet, and blood splatter then he'll be done. I'll show him off on the chan soon as I can.
>> No. 1846
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Has there ever been the perfect Scout headset? I mean dead on perfect.

So accurate, you'd think someone stole it from the TF2 universe and brought it to our world. Pic related is an example.
>> No. 1847
Scout's mom as the pyro. y/n
>> No. 1867
Wondering if anyone has the dimensions for Medic's Amputator Saw available.

Would be amazing if scaled to someone 5'6
>> No. 1869
any Heavy advice? Any advice that you guys had trouble with would be great. I'm mostly looking for advice on the vest. I'm willing to sew, but would rather purchase it. I might have to take it in anyway, since it's a modified fem!Heavy. Any advice where I could buy it/what patterns I would need/best fabric would be amazing.
>> No. 1871
Any advice on how to make Medic's lab coat? Or places to buy such an item?
>> No. 1872
Well, I've recently bought some patterns to kitbash; I purchased Kwik Sew patterns #3623 and #3679 and I intend to lengthen them to the accurate coat width. (I have another coat pattern that I intend to use as reference but I'm sure you could too)

I might post my results when I get there. But if I'm confident it could work I think you would be too.
>> No. 1875
Oh hey, I just bought #3623! The collar is so perfect it hurts.
Let me know how adapting it goes! I'll take a look myself in a day or two.
>> No. 1880
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Awhile aho, I posted asking for advice on how to go about making a Gunslinger. The deed has been done so I figured I'd post it. :)
>> No. 1883

Oh god please if you still have any gloves left (well I know this was months ago but just checking) I'd love to buy a pair, I can't find any other blu medic gloves that look good. (I'm tired of these flimsy dish washing gloves)

My email is in the email slot
>> No. 1891
not the right spot, but i just wanted to ask the question:

i know the sniper's scar is supposed to go on the left side BUT
if i put it on my right side it lines up with a natural defect in my ear that would look like a chunk had been taken out.

so would it be sacrelidge to mirror it?
>> No. 1892

About 70% of Sniper costumers actually leave the scar off. I'm one of the few who still do and honestly I don't care if you placed it wrong, so long as it looks like a real scar and in the shape of Sniper's instead of a crazy fantasy scarring.
>> No. 1899
>>No. 1869 Can't help you with the pattern, BUT: I'd recommend either a thin canvas or duck cloth.
Only drawbacks with both of them is that they tend to be fairly heavy duty fabrics...So, they're a pain in the rear to sew by hand (did it once, killed my fingers) or by machine (as any corners get thick fast).
Duck cloth tends to be a little thinner than canvas, but hangs like it and can take a bunch of abuse. And it wears really well/gets wear patterns in the most beautiful way.
JoAnn's sells both of them, and for duck cloth has it in a very wide range of colours. The canvas selection tends to be less colourful, but if I recall correctly, canvas takes dye well.
>> No. 1900
If anyone could recommend a pattern for Scout's pants, I would be much obliged.
>> No. 1924
Okay I have two things I need to say.

First being I have the website where I bought a hat that looked pretty near like Sniper's.


Second. I need to know what would make a good prop for Sniper's rifle, I've looked every where and my craftmen skills kinda suck so I can't make one, anyone have any ideas?
>> No. 1927
Not quite cosplay supply related, but I couldn't figure any other thread to put this in so--
I'd really like to cosplay as the Sniper.
Problem: I'm 5'3" and not <b>manry</b> at all. Can't even do a decent Aussie accent.
I'd like to give it a try, but I'm worrying about hardcore cosplayers reacting negatively. Mostly like "FFFF-- Y U DO THIS?!"
Tips? Encouragement, people?
>> No. 1929
Snap, height twins! I've done Sniper. No-one commented on my height. I've also done Demo and no-one commented on my whiteness, or my womanness, or my Englishness. I've found that TF2 cosplayers are generally very laid-back about that sort of thing. Be brave!
>> No. 1935
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I made a pretty accurate TF2 scout/engineer pistol for cosplayers, and i've made a mold of it, so i have a few resin casts i'd like to pass on to some dedicated cosplayers,
would you (as a scout or engineer) pay about 25 bucks to get an accurate resin cast of the pistol?
send me an email if you'd like
>> No. 1943
For those of you that have made the Halloween masks, where the hell did you find paper bags that will fit over a head?
>> No. 1952
If you can't find a paper bag, go buy some brown paper from the post office.

It's not hard to make one yourself.
>> No. 1966
I have a question about a Soldier costume. How do I attach the grenades to the bandoleer? I haven't been able to figure anything out on my own.
>> No. 1985
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!
>> No. 1997
>>1985 I'm doing a red femsolly, can I ask where you got your helmet? And also, where did you get the black strap things (I'm such an idiot I have no idea what they're called)
>> No. 2014
you can find them usualy at an army surplus store if you have one available near you :)
>> No. 2015
>>2014 Yeah, I always look in those, but I can never find just a gray or brownish helmet. They're all camo and I'm afraid if I try to paint it if it'll look hideous or flaky Lol Any suggestions for changing the color?
>> No. 2032
Hi, is there any chance you still have the photos of the pattern pieces? It would be super helpful to see them!
>> No. 2036
>>1997 I've bought the helmet and the retractible shovel in a flea market of Madrid, they sure got a lot of usefull stuff
You could try in a military shop too :D
>> No. 2058
Can you post the patterns? I really want to make a sniper vest, but can't seem to find a good template to work with. Thanks so much!
>> No. 2060
[link]>>1276[/link] I got mine at a fair for $15
>> No. 2061
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apologies for the derpy=ness
>> No. 2115
I only lurk but this one time I'm posting just to ask where can I get a Medic-esque coat? I would try to alter a similar one myself except I tend to destroy everything I touch and I don't have a sewing machine, although my grandma has one that's, like, 50 years old. My friend knows a women who could totally make one from scratch (that's how she got her Spy suit), but I'd feel awkward asking her to take me to her, so that's a last resort. And it's apparently pretty expensive.
Any tips?
>> No. 2121
Would anyone happen to have a how-to on crossbows? I'm trying to replicate a Crusader's crossbow for my Medieval Medic. Honestly, I'm dreading that thing more than making the Blighted Beak.
>> No. 2129
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All I can offer is a how-to on plague doctor masks, which is the same as a Blighted Beak.
>> No. 2130
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Does anyone have a printable image of the design on the Bonk Atomic Punch can, Blu version?
>> No. 2131
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Here is mine. I did vectors of other graphics too: http://borzou99.Sparkledog Central.com/gallery/25371019

Also, check out this user's label maker: http://woggywoowoo.Sparkledog Central.com/gallery/?offset=48#/d1zt7n1
>> No. 2132
I have made one already from that design, but thanks anyway.
>> No. 2136
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What I usually try to do is sketch a blueprint and break it down to manageable pieces. The base of the crossbow is wood, and if you're comfortable working with wood, it would certainly give you a solid base to work on and would make finishing easier (since you could stain it instead of painting in a wood grain). You could easily build the other pieces out of PVC pipe, insulation foam, and/or clay. That's my 2 cents, at least.
>> No. 2137
How does one go about getting this sort of 2D image from different angles from weapons? I tried using G-mod and SDK, but the views are not true 2D.

>> No. 2141
... You wouldn't happen to have a bigger view of the Medigun, and would you? I was planning to trace the angles in Illustrator (after blowing them up to scale) and printing them out for my own costume.
>> No. 2142

I don't. If I knew how to make that image, I would.

Having said that, my friend who is working on some of the weapons came up with an idea. Take the view of the gun that you want to use and print it out to the size you want and then work from there.
>> No. 2143
I understand; when I get done making vector tracings of the Medigun to scale I'll post it for everyone. How's that?
>> No. 2150
For those looking to make a sniper vest:

I used Kwik sew pattern #3638 and with some simple modifications it works wonders.

More info here: http://tf2chan.net/cosplay/res/2046.html#i2149

And if anyone has specific questions, just shoot me an email.
>> No. 2162
I'm making a Medic costume for Halloween. What are some cheap, easy-to-use materials to make props out of? I'm thinking about making the Bonesaw or Amputator, as they look like the easiest. I've never even made so much as a Popsicle-stick house before, so if anyone has just some prop making advice in general, that would be great.
>> No. 2163
Cardboard, covered in gaffer tape followed by a couple of layers of papier mache. Works miracles.
>> No. 2164
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zup I'm back with a few questions

-Does anyone know of any tutorials/directions in making Heavy's minigun (i guess Natascha-style) and what materials they would recommend?

-Regarding the picture attached, How would I modify the sleeves: cut them off and hem them, or roll them up?
>> No. 2166
If you're doing Sniper, then his sleeves are rolled. Possibly with a safety pin on the inside to stop you spending the entire day rerolling them.
>> No. 2168
I'm doing the Demoman for Halloween, And I want to make a costume that will stand up to time for eventual use at cons. While most of the grenade launcher and Loch N Load (that's right, I'm doing BOTH) are already worked out in my head using balsa wood laminates/cardboard tubes/foamcore, my real problems are coming from the vest. What materials/plans have my fellow Demos used for the bombs on the vest, and does anyone have an idea where I can pick up or order large sheets of EVA foam that are around an inch thick for the vest and crotchguard? The rest of the costume should fall into place easily, but the vest is really killing me to find suppliers. ALL help is appreciated.
>> No. 2176

In Little Lady's Pyro Cosplay thread, there's a how-to for making the Pyro grenades - I think you can still use the same idea but just modify it for Demo's vest bombs (that is, use a stouter can like a coke can (as opposed to a red bull can) and then you could use the half-spherical end of a water bottle for the top shape).

I wish I could help with suppliers but best of luck with your cosplay!
>> No. 2212
Does anybody have a good (and possibly simple) pattern for a teddy bear? I'm looking to make Teddy Roosebelt for a friend, and I keep on finding patterns that make the bear way too skinny and anorexic!

Bonus if it has a tutorial.
>> No. 2213
Anyone know of a good place online to get a Sniper hat for a decent price? All the ones that I have seen have been ridiculously expensive.
>> No. 2217
Been having the same problem. Can't seem to find a decent hat for under 100 bucks. :T
However! I should be able to make one instead as I've made something similar before. I'll post once I finish and maybe I can do commissions.
>> No. 2218

The Akubra/Diggers Hat/Slouch Hat has been apart of the Australian military uniform since 1885 - although really, it's pretty much worn as apart of the ceremonial uniform.

They are made from rabbit fur felt as opposed to wool felt which would obviously mark up the price. Second hand would also be pricey as hats in good condition are considered as collectibles or historic memorabilia.

So really, what you need to find is an unadorned, brown felt hat with a wide brim (also notice how the crown differs from a cowboy hat). Felt hats are more expensive but finding a wool felt would be cheaper.

Also, keep an eye out on e bay.

(Does that help?)
>> No. 2220
There is also this one that seems decently priced. http://tinyurl.com/5u4v5vd

And regarding Sniper- the thing strapped to his back is the sheath for his kukri, right?
>> No. 2221

Yes! You can easily make one out of wood or foamcore.
>> No. 2230
Hello, I'm here for my dear friend who is going to be cosplaying Scout for Halloween. She has everything except for the bag, could anyone be kind enough to let us know where to get it? Or at least, what that type of bag is called? It will be much appreciated.
>> No. 2231
Yoga bags work. Or just...sew one yourself. It's really just a cylinder with a zipper
>> No. 2232

Spork made a very good tutorial on how to make the scout's bag.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data. hipstr .com/ hipstr _lf7134zH1B1qde2yzo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1318931653&Signature=8Ft%2B2rCguuQ0LhcJRLHKKIxiL%2B0%3D

remove the spaces and replace the hipstr with...well you know
>> No. 2244

That is useful information.
>> No. 2275
I have one of theirs, bought on a whim from a Western shop in Taos, NM (oh America, you may not understand the concept of proper breakfast but at least you have given us the cowboy shop). It's gooooorge. Best fifty bucks of someone else's money I ever spent.
>> No. 2284
Hey everyone! I was just wondering if anyone knew how I should go about making Medic's bonesaw- especially what material! I was thinking of making his medic pack, but I might just take the easy way out and have the saw.... Any suggestions?
>> No. 2286
http://tf2chan.net/cosplay/res/444.html I show an inprogess pic of my bonesaw at post 455. Bonesaws are srsly one of the easiest props. You can achieve the same effect with 1/4 inch thick foamies or foamcore, or even matboard, for the blade instead of plexiglass plastic, I just did that cause I wanted a durable prop I could 'saw' people with, heh heh. As for the back pack use foamcore for the love of god, yoir back will thank you. There are tutorials around try googling it, tho I talk about how I made my medipack in my thread too.
>> No. 2292
Web belts, which you can find at any army/navy surplus store, are really cheap (like, 3 dollars) and are perfect for scouts.
>> No. 2310
My boyfriend is going to be cosplaying as the Spy and I wanted to make him a Dead Ringer as he always uses it in game - I have a legit pocket watch but its a bit too small and doesnt open the same way as the DR. I really can't think of a good material to use to make it, or how to do the hinge/button to make it pop open...
Has anyone made one before? I'd appreciate some tips :)
>> No. 2327
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I don't know if this helps, but after playing with the prop pocket watch that opens in about the same way, I think I figured it out.

Attached is a shitty-ass drawing explaining it.

See, there's a button on top, and you push down on the button, and the lid pops open. There's a little mechanism that holds the lid in place until you push the button down. When you push button down, mech moves, so it's not holding the lid anymore, and lid opens. Ta da.

Hope it helps.
>> No. 2329
Have you considered just buying a cheap one off eBay? Heck, if it didn't need to be gold I'd send you one of mine. I haven't worn a wristwatch in 4 years and I go through cheap Chinese pocket watches like nobody's business. I've got at least two that are jammed beyond repair, but I can't bear to throw them away.
>> No. 2330
>>2327 >>2329

Thank you guys, I will take a look on eBay, and also try to make a blueprint of how its meant to open - the ones I have just have a clasp and no button so I was having trouble visualising it, the drawing helped! :)
>> No. 2333
So I wanna cosplay Scout's mom sometime in the future. But I don't know how/where to find the dress... is there a special name for that cut of dress that I can search for, or is this going to be something I'm going to make myself? I'm a terrible seamstress.... But thank you in advance for any info. That would be swell!
>> No. 2336
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Hi guys, I'm making a BLU Spy balaclava and need some help hunting down some navy blue cotton lycra, or really any stretchy fabric that'd work, and doesn't cost ~15 bucks a yard.
Any tips/suggestions?
>> No. 2338
My friend says that she believes it's similar to a mod-style dress. She got something like it at Value Village, once. She claims that making that style of dress isn't very hard, though, and you can find dozens of patterns like it at any fabric store.
>> No. 2357
http://www.distinctivefabric.com/fabric.php?product=LYCRA1 The Navy blue one there?

My question is about Soldier's boots. Does it look like they're supposed to be jungle boots or canvas leggings? I kinda prefer the latter, though the former might be more period appropriate I've never seen them that tall. :\
>> No. 2359

I think it depends on preference.

Here are a few shots of what the different styles look like:

Spats: http://globalgeeknews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/TF2-Medic-and-Soldier-Cosplay.jpg

Jungle Boots: http://26.media.tumbl r.com/tumblr_lloky4LA9r1qh6h9io1_500.jpg

*you need to copy and paste the link and remove the space between 'tumb' and 'r'

Gaming heads figure: https://www.gamingheads.com/images/stories/products/TF2SLRX/horizontal_03.jpg

tf2 wiki: http://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/7/7b/Soldier.png

tl;dr - As long as you do it well, it shouldn't matter. I should say though: the soldier that did it with the spats didn't do a good job of it. The spats were too long and not the right cut.
>> No. 2360
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If you want to go scarier, you can buy actual bonesaws on eBay. Look for one of the Indian or Pakistani wholesalers, and they'll be a lot cheaper ($50 not $200). Surprisingly their serrations are about as sharp as a steak knife, so they're relatively con-friendly. I mean, you couldn't stab anyone with it. Don't try to saw anyone though, because your target will need stitches. I suppose you could go to a key-cutting shop and get it ground down further.

One tip for eBay - if you're looking for larger, derpier scarier surgical props, the veterinary supplies tend to be larger and cheaper than the human sized ones. I know cow syringes send people running..
>> No. 2372
Does anyone know where I could buy the straps on Pyro? Whenever I search, all I find is female lingerie related stuff.
>> No. 2386
I do believe most people make theirs out of pleather.
>> No. 2403
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I'm trying to figure out what would make a good head set for the scout. I'm thinking that construction headphones would work the best and I could just pop one earphone off and hotglue a headset thing to one side. What do you guys think? Also picture to show what I'm talking about if I didn't make it clear. If any one else has a better idea please feel free to post it.
>> No. 2404
I made mine out of the same thing, so you should probably be fine with them.
>> No. 2405
Cool thanks. I just wasn't too sure if that would work but if you can do it then so can I. Also what did you do to the side with no earphone and how did you attatch the mic part? I'm thinking hotglue.
>> No. 2406
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For the side with no earphone, I filed down the part that would attach to the ear phone, that way it wouldn't be poking my skull. For the mic, I just grabbed an old X-Box headset, ripped off the mic, and screwed it into the earphone. That way I can move it up and down, like the Scout does in the Meet the Spy video.
>> No. 2409
that tanline

Jk, you're still my favourite.
>> No. 2410
Considering how many times you tell me how hot I am, I better be your favorite.
>> No. 2412
I didn't think of screwing it in. Thanks for the help. I really appreciate it. When I get my costume together I'll take pictures and post them here.
>> No. 2413
No problem, I'm glad I could help. Just make sure that the screw isn't too long, obviously. You don't want that to start cutting your ear open.
Can't wait to see how it'll look. I'm sure it will look awesome.
>> No. 2420
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So I decided to import a Pepakura-ready Medigun model I found on the 405th's forums, and scale it up to be 1/1 size...only problem is I don't quite know how tall or long it's supposed to be, especially scaled to my own height. (I'm...pretty tall for a girl, about 5'10")

Is there a general length/height for a medigun in 1/1 scale? I just want to make sure I'm not making it too large, since right now it's going to be printed out onto either a lot of poster-sized sheets or a _lot_ of tabloid-size sheets.

(but I'll share the finished product once it's scaled properly, since I know some people really want a pepakura Medigun)
>> No. 2423
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its in MM's when on pepakura.
and lined out whats what too

length /depth 200.6cm , thats pretty damn long.
75cm is a rough length/depth ideal size
Change that in the scale and the rest will follow to size.

measure starts from your shoulder to the tip of your middle/index finger
>> No. 2425
Wonderful! Thanks!

Give me a few days and I'll see if it ends up working. I have a few ideas as to how to assemble it (using some tricks I saw on Lithe's from-scratch Medigun), so I'll see how those go, too.
>> No. 2428
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Hello TF2chan, I'm new here. I was hoping for some advice on my femme pyro cosplay for Anime Expo. I was thinking if i used a mini Newcastle keg for the fuel supply and maybe some duct tape for the rest? I can't find anyone who's tried to craft a phlogistinator in real life yet.
>> No. 2429
However if I had 5 thousand dollars laying around... Even the Manmelter is almost 700$
>> No. 2430
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I came up with 24 inches, using 3" PVC as a barrel.

Also, I looked at that model from the Halo cosplay forums. It isn't really that good.
>> No. 2431
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Yeah, I figured; though as I look at it and the pieces it'll be better as a mockup or something to help me scale it.

By the way, I was assembling your Medipack and I'd pretty much done it to the point where the instructions end...did you ever finish the tutorial? Pic isn't how it looks right now, it's a little more polished; but it's close to it.
>> No. 2432
>Yeah, I figured; though as I look at it and the pieces it'll be better as a mockup or something to help me scale it.

Yeah, good idea. Mocking up is always a good idea. Just bear in mind that the handle should be bigger than shown in that model, which will affect the way you hold and the way it scales.

>did you ever finish the tutorial?

No, I've been meaning to, though. The short version is: tank is made out of pink insulation foam, the electrodes are card stock and paper mache, and I'm using a hook system to hold it on my back.
>> No. 2437
Okay, so I'm planning on cosplaying the RED pyro for a convention later in the year (just so I don't try to rush at the last minute), and I was wondering if there was something I could use for the suit. I already know where to find the gas mask and other stuff, but not for the red suit. Any ideas?
>> No. 2439
hello! hope this threads still going, but I need help finding a decent Wrench for the engineer, or at least a tutorial on how to build it. Any help would be welcomed greatly
>> No. 2444
Well, there's a few things you can do. If you or someone you know is a really good at making clothes and sewing, you could make the suit. You definitely want to remember to make belt loops, though, so that the suspenders don't keep raising your belt up.
The other think you could do is go online and see if you can find any kind of chemical or protective suits for sale in the right colors. I originally had one for my Pyro, but the place at the last minute informed me that they ran out of that color in my size. They can run anywhere between $20-$50 US.
>> No. 2448
Search 'red boilersuit' on Ebay and you may find something useful for Pyro.
>> No. 2465
no no no noooooo

none of snipers hats look anything like the military slouch hat
>> No. 2470
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Want an iron-on embroidered class emblem? Now they (and a number of other nerdy memorabilia) are available from yours truly at http://www.etsy.com/shop/conceptspace

They are currently available in 2 sizes, 3" and 3.5" diameter. Supplies are currently limited because my sewing machine is being repaired, but hopefully in two weeks or so I'll be able to make new stock.
>> No. 2494
What would be appropriate for Pyro's boots? Having trouble finding anything appropriate. Should I just get some cheap combat boots?
>> No. 2501
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Try thinner style rubber boots. They are cheap enough, common enough and with alittle spary paint and sandpaper (or if you get the fancy rubber-suited spraypaint, just that) you'll have some fancy pyro boots in no time.
>> No. 2504

Riding/Equestrian Apparel stores are a great place to look for this particular type of boot.
>> No. 2506
I'm from the UK, and by the looks of things, rubber boots are basically Wellingtons?
>> No. 2507

Wellington Boots have a very loose fit (they're very easy to slip on and are great for stomping around in a sheep paddock). Rubber equestrian boots however are fitted with and have a smooth sole (so when you fall out of the saddle, your foot can slide out of the stirrup and you won't risk breaking an ankle).

The reason that Sightseer probably suggested them is that because they are fitted around the ankle (Wellingtons on the other hand, aren't) much like Pyro's boots (this also helps to make is suit look baggier in comparison).

However, I've always found the shoes to be the most expensive part of a cosplay - so really look around for the best price (I'm not sure what England's like but in Australia you need to pay a ridiculous amount for anything due to shipping costs.)
>> No. 2508
OH, okay, I get you. Thanks a lot for clearing that up. I had thought about getting Wellingtons, but the grip issue was putting me off.

Going to see if eBay has anything suitable.
>> No. 2511
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Okay, so I grabbed this exact pair of ear mufflers from my local Home Depot, so what kind of paint should I use to color it yellow? I tried enamel paint on glass before, but it just runs like crazy. Would I be better off using a spray paint?

Also, I'm having trouble finding a good pair of Scout pants. Any recommendations?
>> No. 2513
I'm sorry if this topic have already been up.

But I would like to hear how people made their coats for the medic.
>> No. 2516
What are they made of, hard plastic or some sort of glass-material?

If it's plastic, then you just need to use some sandpaper on them first, then the paint will stick.

I have no idea on how to make paint stick to glass, but I would just use paint-tape to cover them up, then paint them.
>> No. 2517

Hard plastic. So, about how much should I sand it before it's ready?
>> No. 2519
You can feel it.

When it's ready the surface won't feel smooth any more.
>> No. 2541
Hey guys, I need some advice. I really want cosplay sniper sometime next year (Also, Korra! Very good show, you should watch it.) but I have no idea what fabric I should make his pants. I'm also stumped on where to get his slick raybans.

Plus, I wear glasses, and am not sure if I can do contacts, so thats frustrating and creates a whole other problem.
>> No. 2565

I'm not sure if I can help you about your contacts problem however yellow lensed aviators should be pretty easy to find - I've seen them in very cheap market-type stores and military surplus stores. Amazon has a ton of them.

Cotton with a drill weave would probably work best considering it's applications:
Try and find something with a bit of weight (but not too heavy unless you want to be very toasty) so the fabric hangs correctly.

I hope that helps!
>> No. 2602
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Hi, I'm making a life-sized (or close to) Dispenser for a friend's Engi cosplay, and I need a vector, or the name of the font style, of the Provisions logo. I've searched around a bit but I haven't found anything. Does anyone know where I could find either of those things? Thanks.
>> No. 2603
You might just have to res a good screen cap of it up and make a vector yourself in Illustrator or something. I'm not sure I've seen it posted up anywhere before. Of course if you're just using it to make a stencil to paint it on, you probably don't need a super nice vector anyway.
>> No. 2683
Can anybody recommend a "medic wig"?
>> No. 2693

The closest I can think of to recommend is look into some of the black color variants of "Harry Potter" styles, and then trim and style with styling gel for the curl in the front and maybe some color hair spray for the graying sideburns. Most people usually just dye their hair black (like me), or just make it an OC Medic or wear a hat.

Give that a try, hope this was helpful.
>> No. 2694
That is one sick gas mask. Might I ask where you got it or how you modded/made it?
>> No. 2697
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quick question! trying to cosplay administrator and I can't find a pattern for her coat. I wanna do her trench coat and skirt combo!
also!! any tips or tutorials for making the intelligence??? i was gonna buy my girlfriend some prints to put inside it for her birthday!
>> No. 2698
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saw someone talking about constructing a demovest.
>> No. 2699
That's a Soviet civilian gas mask called a GP-5, they come in black or gray, and have sizes 0-4.

>> No. 2701
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The weirdest part of putting together my Scout costume was that I had the least trouble on the headset and bag and the most trouble on the pants. I'm still having trouble finding the right pants; they're like this weird length that's longer than shorts but shorter than jeans.
>> No. 2705
Actually that's not so hard; just stuff part of the pant legs into the socks, and leave some out to hang down over it so you don't see that part. I know there's probably pants that are supposed to be that length, but to me Scout's pants always looked like they were tucked into his socks anyway.
>> No. 2708
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you can def modify this into scout earphones.
>> No. 2709
They are like capris but not quite.
You might be able to find an old pair of black slacks at a thrift shop and cut/hem them to the corrupt length.
>> No. 2711
Im currently making myself a Soldier cosplay for some up coming conventions, and i was curious how people made their bandolier and the belt-like strap that the soldier wears? like what material they used for it?
>> No. 2736
Anyone know any good boots that could substitute for Mantreds?
>> No. 2746
Ok so scout's pants are baseball pants! y'know, as keeping in with his whole baseball theme. Baseball pants can be found at pretty much any athletic store.
>> No. 2748
would anyone take a commission for a RED Medi pack and Medi gun?

Not exactly interested in buying ATM but I'd like a price range
>> No. 2751
It won't be all too accurate, but I've been planning on using just your average strap material. Like the kind they sell at craft stores by the foot.

On the topic of Solly, What would be good fabric/material for his jacket? And general sewing tips for it would be appreciated as well.
>> No. 2768
I'm putting together a Miss Pauling costume together and I'm having trouble finding her glasses, especially because I do not wear them myself.

Am I better off buying a pair of cheap reading glasses and popping out the lenses or make a pair of my own using wire?
>> No. 2770
I think that would depend on how good you are with wire, or how good the ones you find in the store are.

Question: Makeup. Now, I'm fairly familiar with stage makeup and such, but I have no idea where to buy cheap stuff. Trying to do things like zombie makeup, bruises, etc.
All of the eyeshadows and such around here are full of glitter and shit, and the only other stuff I can find is like Ben Nye, which I find rather expensive (more to ship than anything), and I've never worked with creme makeup before.

So, cheap, non-glittery, non-creme makeup that ships to Canada? Anyone?
>> No. 2776
I don't normally wear glasses either. I ordered my Medic glasses from zennioptical.com and was able to customize a lot of options from frame size to color to the power of the lenses (none) and more stuff I didn't choose, and they were less than $10. Now, checking the cateye glasses on Zenni, a lot of them are closer to $30 and don't even look that amazing. (There are a couple half that price, though.)

I did find this other site that sells clear fashion glasses which might be better suited and they go for closer to $10/pair: www.bleudame.com/Eyewear-274.aspx?catID=274&Attribs=84+122+102

Try shopping around. You might try using "fashion" or "clear" glasses as keywords to get some nonprescrip results (like, sites catering to that), though some other sites like Zenni might offer frames with the option of whatever power you want, including none, while primarily focusing on prescrips and you wouldn't know at a glance you could get plano. Heck, Amazon has some pretty cheap stuff; you might find something nice there.

Personally, I would not want to make glasses out of wire. I made some test "frames" (just the face part) for sizing, and even that, with simple circles, was kind of...annoying. I've seen it done before, though, with Medic glasses. I didn't notice at first glance they were made out of wire, but then I did, and they were really wobbly looking. I would think wire glasses would probably be less comfortable to wear as well, though that's just a guess. I just think it's so much more worth it to just buy some. It's less work for you and they'll look and probably feel better.
>> No. 2778
Did I hear someone say makeup? Cheap, non-creme, non-sparkly makeup?

Check out Everyday Minerals: http://www.everydayminerals.com/

They ship anywhere in the world, provide you 7 samples for free with any order, full-priced items are still super cheap, and they're organic, vegan and eco-friendly. I sound like a sales rep, lol
>> No. 2779
Holy fuck.

Marry me.
>> No. 2794
This maaaay have been asked once or twice before but I'm trying to find good gloves that I can use for my engineer cosplay. I have some cleaning gloves that I plan on painting if I get desperate but they feel not loose enough or bulky enough like a work glove might be.

Any good gloves that people get or one that is relatively similar to Engi's style?
>> No. 2815
Howdy! I'm getting together a Soldier cosplay and I can't find any grenades or helmets. THere aren't really any surplus stores near me, and I live in England.

Anyone know a good helmet/fake grenade supplier that can ship to England?
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