New thread yup yup :V
Also applies for other MCM expos, like midlands and one I believe is more northern. Manchester?
Next may I'l be spy and need to think up something outdo my self again .
Funny enough Tentacle Spy was better than Spy-Dispenser .
This may, i may actually wear an Heavy cosplay to go with my Sasha nerf gun.
May even make it fire this time too
failing that, tracking down the nerf missile launcher and modding it into the Soldier's rocket launcher wouldn't be a bad idea
that thing better shoot pockys too , Just image it... A rain of Tiny pockys falling apon the unaware victims
Will hopefully be going as a RED Spy next May...if not it'll be a Black Mesa employed Spy giving out cake as a recruitment drive. (Cause you know, at Black Mesa the cake isn't a lie)
Yay i likes that hoovy.
Last time he was pointing at sky saying ,DOktor Look at birdie *u*
Does anyone actually know who this soldier is? Cause he was fucking awesome.
Hey Hoovy, eez Spahro here :B
I'm gonna put up a tutorial of how I made my halo later!
Just wondering whether I should just link the images or make them into a whole jpg tutorial.
whole jpg tutorials are more cleaner i feel
I know him many times but the name slips me D:
I knew last time aswell he lost his rocket launcher after it started raining .A.
I wish I knew his name, he kept running about and everytime I saw his it was like
I miss Expo already
And here's something burned into my eyes forever,
Snap when i jumped n twirled :x
You sure that wasn't the Rocket Launcher that Engie ended up giving away?
In any case, I THINK I have his username in my Expo book. I'll try and dig it up later for whoever wants it.
In any case, I want to re-use Miss Pauling again, because hell, running around in character was a hellava lot of fun and I got to help out whilst doing so.
I know we've got a BLU flag being made now... I wonder if I could get me a general 'TFIndustries' flag. >-> Make sure I don't get called bias again.
silly miss Pauling you did a fine job ~
I wonder why the accouner never came in the end D:
I hope for a blu flag and this time, I wonder what i can do to make it even more interesting for everyone next time ?~
I was sad at the lack of Announcer. ;w; And the lack of SAXTON HALE.
I always try and find more to make the shoot more fun.
Chibi's birthday ended up as a second gathering, which make me wonder that if people have the money to chip in for food, why not have an after-shoot picnic on the Saturday? :D
And also, I apologize if I went a little crazy defending that flag by the way... (and thanks DragonerDarko for the picture!)
Dat hair though, can anyone give me tips on how the hell to keep two buns staying still on the bottom of my hair?
Small black hairnets maybe? Alternatively you could maybe gel the top layer in place if you don't mind having solid hair.
Oh my god I STILL wanna know that frackin' Soldier's frackin' name
Miss Pauling, you were fabulous, I'm sure you recall being sandwiched between a pair of Pyros, one RED, one BLU - the BLU was I! Do bring a BLU flag, it'd be very well received.
Gel the top layer in place? How so?
I can't confirm that this is the exact soldier, but: thebigemp3 is what I have in my book.
And oh god. It's you. There's a picture of the Pauling-Pyro sandwhich on Facebook.
Due to the fail of this PC not liking to save things, I sadly can only link:
i've discovered that 600mAh batteries can make Sasha shoot,for 12 seconds..
and then batteries go flat.
good thing it didn't cost me $400,000 to figure out, just £7 in RC batteries. maybe one day i'll actually look at it in order to figure out why it's still not shooting boolets.
that or say to hell with it, and stick it up on Ebay for someone else to have a headache over it
It's the gun model, there are two different slots for batteries (or so I'm told, mine was to covered in tape to check), one powers the barrel, the other powers the shooting mechanism
nerf havoc fire/vulcan only uses 1 set of batteries for both jobs.
iirc, you may have used a other brand dart gun called the punisher. basically has the rotating barrel that spins around a fixed barrel that the darts fire from, which would have been easier, but in my opinion is quite lame and cheating.
if you're going to the effort to make it, why not make it as realistic as possible, that's what i say
Yeah, it was the Punisher, it was the closest thing we could find
Seeing all these pictures burns my soul.
I actually was in the expo on the second day and I saw so few of you amazing people there. Mostly because I was a major blind derp on her first decent con ever 8[
Anyway, I'm thinking of doing my first cosplay ever for spring- female spy.
(I'm saving Pyro and my other dream cosplays for the future, though I kinda doubt it will happen)
Yay or nay?
Cosplay what you like, pal! And regarding female versions: Nobody gives a shit as long as you don't make the costume unnecessarily slutty.
Who thinks Hoovy should go as Saxton Hale?
(+300 pounds in weight)
I swear to god, if you cosplay as Saxton Hale I may jump you.
...Which may be quite amusing, because Miss Pauling jumping Saxton Hale.
You'd have to shave your chest hair in the shape of Australia though.
if not enough chest hair , may i recommend a cut out paper and Grizzly brown Spray paint =3?
It'l be awesome seeing saxton hale
And for next october i've decided i'l give a shot at that Headless Horselessmen
Planning to do a RED "Femgineer" (female engineer) and my boyfriend will be a BLU spy. We'll be "Sap-shipping" it all up that day :B
Looking forward to indulging in TF2 related lolz, you guys look like you're having so much fun 8D
Might think about doing a skit in the masq, involving TF2 and the Village People, you know the one >8D
This has the potential to be amazing.
If anyone is willing to do a Sniper with a Native American head-dress, they shall be paid in jarate!
i knows a sniper that'l do that :D
Also I just had a Brain blast~
Make a Heavy pinata ! Big man iz Filled With candy N lil scout will Keel Him with Tiny bat
I'm going to be BLU Sniper on the Sunday! :D
HEAVY PINATA IS CREDIT TO TEAM 8DDD
I'm REALLY tempted to make a pinata now...
Well i could use a hand with putting the thing together at expo, Carrying a fully made pinata heavy will kill all the space in my bag
BLU Lady Sniper here! Next year I'm itching to do RED Demo - construction begins as soon as uni breaks for Christmas. Oh, I have Grand Designs for this one. Grand Designs!
Also, if I start early, it might actually be finished by May.
As a potentially handsome man, I DEMAND to be given a spot.
I have a thread up on the Expo forums at the mo to discuss things, if you're already on that thread then whoot XD but atm it's a case of assigning parts to which class if you know what I mean :D But yes, I can definitely get you a spot if you demand it <3
There was so many awesome cosplayers at expo in the TF2 groups both days! There was a blu engie on the sunday and talked to it, opened it's mouth and christ no idea it was a girl, good trap is good.
post pics ppl let this be a pictor topic
Anyone off to Midlands this year?
I am inddeed. I'll be cosplaying a Splicer though. I know me and Tentaspy might be messing around later in the day in TF2Cosplay though.
I'm not sure if I'll be going to the expo any more. It sucks as it's one of my favourite places to go, but I'll probably end up sending one of my friends with some money and a list of the comics to buy, or drugging myself up before going or w/e.
Finally got my Spy cosplay done. Should be joined by a hunter zombie and either an Engineer or a Soldier. Oh, and my little brother has grown out of his mini-Vader cosplay so there'll be no more tiny Vader.
I'm tempted to pimp myself out and give out fics to people from here.
Makeup test run for February get.
Sort of happy with it, but I can't get the L4D2 colour down at all. It's more red-brown than that in real life, but still... so inaccurate.
I'm gonna be wearing this shit over all the skin that's exposed. I expect it will feel strange.
Psh. Just do what I do and get horribly drunk.
I shouldn't worry, 'vern, that looks fucking
amazing to me.
That's fantastic, what brand of make-up did you use? Did you read any tutorials?
The makeup's all Snazzaroo, which is water-based. I used this tutorial for the skin: http://www.instructables.com/id/Burn-Makeup-With-Liquid-Latex/#step1
You pretty much just put a layer of latex down, cover it all in a thin layer of tissue and then latex over it again.
Also holy shit Smiffy's vampire blood, so cheap but it dries all crispy and gross. I love it.
Couple more questions for ya- have you tried putting the latex on your arms and taking it off? Does it rip out your hair and sting like a bitch?
Yeah, in fact in that test run I completely forgot about it and painted the latex up onto my forearm... I regretted it a lot. Covering any hair in vaseline is supposed to stop it sticking (though I haven't tried it), but using hair removal cream or I guess just shaving makes it both easy and painless to take off.
SOOOO. Thanks to a certain fem!Medic, High chance I'll be wearing Pauling for Feburary too.
AS USUAL, I'LL BE TRYING TO MAKE A LIST OF TF2 (and possibly general Valve) COSPLAYERS. ♥ Feel free to bombard me if you see me, since I'll be in character for the most part.
Hey i'm wearing sniper and bringing my 90% real rifle to feb expo I AM A FAGGOT HUMP MY RUMP Blu team of course. Look foreward to seeing people also im bring Cake 8D its my birthday like 3 days after so yay tf2 cake 8D(KNOCK THAT UNDERAGE EMOTICON SHIT OFF)
What's not real about it? :O
And hell yes, more TF2 cosplayers at Feb.~
More news for Feb: We should be having SodiRyfe as Tentaspy again!
Butter course , but do be aware of my plushie tentacles ~ Unlike scout that night
I will be going may expo will be with a BLU Demo, Heavy, Spy and Pyro, all in one hotel room at that.
Hey guys blu sniper here with blu medic and blonde blu scout in my bed I AM A FAGGOT HUMP MY RUMP we got home alright singing along to TF2 songs. Hoping to see the pictures soon
I might be able to upload them to Facebook soon.~
If you add 'Walter J Pauling' on Facebook, that's my Expo Facebook.
It was nice meeting you guys!
dat goddamn batman
Those Nik Naks were the only thing I ate all day. :I
I'm kind of sad I didn't get any photos of anyone, but we couldn't take a camera with us. ffff
Who's going to the one in May?
RED Demolass reporting in for May, Saturday only. There's a thread open on the forums, for anyone who hasn't seen it:
RED fem!Spy, Sunday only, don't have an account on their forums so I can't exactly tell them there.
It was a week before they tried to validate my account, by which time it was non-existent.
Blu-fem sniper, Saturday only.
I never posted the Drinking meet here, did I?
I'm going, if anyone still remembers me
(But I'm going as a faggot troll, thanks to my girlfriend)
yyyyos, I'll be there as WV!
Also BLU femspy one of the days, not sure which yet. I am reminded I really need to make some props, bluh.
Bump-a-bump. Looking forward to May, although I'm going to be a desiccated husk by the end of the day if it is even slightly warm. All those damn layers. Sniper would have been a much better choice for summer...
Pic related: It's me and my Solly, who will also be in attendance. Awwww yeeeeeeeah.
I was thinking of going as something non-TF2 related in May
But then, I found something that might possibly knock some hats off
Everyone likes Hats right? so why not give a load away?
I look forward to seeing everyone old and new in May, I will have Hats to give that, is a promise
You're giving away hats? ;W; You are a brilliant man.
Amusingly enough, I'm going on the Sunday as Miss Pauling now because Saturday I'm cosplaying as God Tier!Vriska.
I like how smug I look there.. and damn you for posting the gay here!
Hopefully this cosplay will be done by I flay away.I AM A FAGGOT HUMP MY RUMP
BROS WE HAVE LIKE A MONTH
r u ready 2 rock.
Ready? LOLNO, I need to take the hot glue to my gear. But I HAVE fixed the nade spammer.
CANNOT WAIT, SO EXCITE.
Excited doesn't even. FUCKING. DESCRIBE IT
READY? NOT ANYMORE.
I now have to get Miss Pauling's purple dress together (which actually helps a lot, since Ma is always boiling.)
looking forward to expo so badly! and we will have a very fun time having 5 of us TF2ers in one hotel room. haza expo!
Non-TF2 cosplayer here, I might stop by and take a look at all your fuckawesome costumes :3
Hey, I'm gonna go as a sucky BLU femSpy on saturday and maaaaaaybe sunday. Still need a skirt tho.
Is there gonna be a meet or something like that sceduled? Or should I just be creepy and try to tag along with every TF2 cosplayer I see there?
Can't wait to see you all there and see your disgusted faces when seeing my first ever cosplay le sob
HO CRAP GUYS THREE DAYS. I AM SO EXCITE. I STILL NEED TO FIX MY GEAR.
>mfw I realise I've left my crotch-smiley at home. Bad times, bros.
Because, you know, we ALL have absolutely FLAWLESS cosplays.
I fully expect mine to actually fall apart at some point.
In the process of taking my suit in, finally! I have no props and I fully expect to die from the heat on sunday, agh.
Also I actually have to wear suspenders so I don't look like I have a wad of newspaper stuffed down my crotch because the band is too large and I am lazy. feels noir, man.
Last minute cosplay fail: Bringing back old Miss Pauling outfit. Couldn't figure the dress.
I will however have a gun and a briefcase (no, not the Intel).
Once again: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186631171370928¬if_t=event_wall#wall_posts
Pretty much all of my cosplays are held together with safety pins and electrical tape, so you're not alone.
Gear is fixed, but I keep discovering more things I haven't done! Currently sewing a loop onto my plushie sticky bomb so that I can hang it off my belt. Also, I thought I might bring some shortbread.
Aghghghgh so close to finishing my Spyyyyy. I have another cosplay to finish for tomorrow, but it's also really close to being done so I might actually have time to make a revolver/knife! yyyyus
STICKY BOMB IS IN POSITION. ALL STATIONS GO, WE ARE READY FOR EXPO.
Except the shortbread. There ain't none o' that.
Thanks for the great time fellas. That was freaking awesome, same time next year?
All you brits have.. BEAUTIFUL teeth.
I tried to upload them PI, but they're too big and I lack a PC with resizing software at the moment. Might want to just link to the Facebook album? Or upload them to Photobucket?
Resizing the pictures now. With 50-something images to go through this could take a while. Check this thread again in 20 minutes!
Hybrid, myself and my boyfriend.
And the other one.
dem ridiculous faces.
I wasn't the only blu femspy with scarf/glasses in there?
Yeah, we were on different days. I did femspy on Sunday. :U
If anyone has any queries, My Steam is Jadeica, my DA is Dragonites and my Hipstr is Otherbuttons.
I might go to the next one, but I don't think I'll cosplay tf2 any more for the moment. I'll try to go as Prince Bubblegum with my girlfriend as Marcel Lee.
...this will require dying my hair bright pink.
You should pop by and say 'howdy' anyway! It's always nice to see familiar faces even if they're not cosplaying.
However, getting caught in possible roleplay crossfire battles is pretty much iminant.
Hoovy won't be Heavy in October.
I'm getting pretty sick of just being the same old Heavy every time :(
And I never have a gun D:
Gonna be a BLU Medic, yeah! Been working on the Quick-Fix for what feels like a lifetime (and royally pissing off the rest of the house by taking over the dining room pretty much permanently). No idea how I'm gonna get it on the DLR, it's freakin' HUGE.
Pic very related. I seem unable to do any cosplay without a relevant squishy thing.
This is sad. You will be missed, Hoovy! Come say hi anyway?
On another note: A friend and I are working on getting her a Makani fem!Heavy together for October!
My new Sniper hat and my baby koala.
Question, should I have it like the original or with crocodile tooth?
Also I´m gonna bring me a secret TF2 cosplay.
Thoughts on femscout? Was planning on doing another costume, but I have next to no money thanks to driving theory, and I already have a skirt exactly like hers and the hair which makes her the obvious choice if I want to do something TF2 related.
But then I feel like going as a mod is such a cop-out.
pic attached for reference
I actually think this is pretty cute! I say go for it. I'm certainly not judging.
(In other news, Quick-Fix mentioned above is now finished and taking up huge amounts of space in my room. Goddamn does it weigh a ton.)
Thank 'ee kindly. In which case, I'll do it. Spending way too much on stuff to turn entire team friends into zombies, so this seemed like a good idea...
I need to desperately get away from Homestuck fans during the expo, so I might be about. Come ask me about TF2chan back-in-the-day or... Some shit.
Man, it's quiet around here...
My baseball bat came in today. Sadly not foam so I can't go around hitting people but people can still hit me with it because I've been a bad girl. Currently on the pre-expo 20 day long starvation diet + exercise regimen, so I'll hopefully be less chunky when the time comes.
Baby koala is adowable. Original hat is good, but if you have the means to make a crocodile tooth hat, then ALWAYS go for that option.
Unless Hoovy can't get Uboa ready in time, I won't be Hoovy-ing, but I'll come say hello to ze group as I love all you folks, so very much.
Now time to never visit this page again for 4 months.
(I look forward to seeing you all there)
do we need to tell you how dumb the idea that someone like (fem)scout would wear a skirt, despise the running and all that?
I don't really think this is the thread for that, do you?
On a nicer topic, my Medic gear is almost complete! All I lack now are a decent pair of combat boots, since the unfortunate demise of my original pair some time last month. Sadly they are proving harder to find than I expected.
I'm hoping to catch a Sniper and a Soldier for my MCM video I'm putting on YouTube. I'm not cosplaying as a TF2 character but I'm definitely a member of the fandom. Any cosplayers up for this "opportunity"?
NO. I gave you a chance to complain, dammit, and if you looked up a few posts you'd see that, so fuck you kindly refrain from voicing your concerns belatedly.
Let nobody say I am not democratic/calm and classy as fuck.
Well here we go again. Costume pretty much done, just wondering if I should go practical or pin-up when it comes to footwear. And whether I should bother making a Bonesaw? I've got a pen-syringe lying about that I'll be taking if I can find it.
im sorry what are you cosplaying from again
See I knew it didn't look like a Medic genderbend.
I'd say either make it more pin-upy and add more medic bits. Try a sexy sexretary type undershirt, a blue ribbon. If you can make a medipack in 13 days, do it. Also, glasses.
No chance of making a Medipac, I am however making a Blighted Beak. Glasses are already on but I think they're a little too small to see in the picture.
Medic boots arrived today.
...OH SNAP, that means cosplay is finished! VICTORY.
70% done, see you all at the TF2 meeting.
Frantically helping friend with her RED Heavy costume. Patches are painted and look pretty boss, gotta sew that gear up this evening. So stressed but so excite.
Also we both take salsa classes so there will be cross-faction dance tiems. Oh yes.
This year made me realize that I really want to do TF2 cosplay. I think I might try Sniper for May.
Lots of Scouts about, I noticed.
Wow those kneebraces are so sexy Hybrid.
I was promised Scoot-hug. Why no Scoot-hug? :(
Also my shoulders are murdering me. The Quick-Fix is heavier than I could ever have imagined.
On the plus side, having broken in the coat I now feel comfortable wearing it about town. Brb walking to lectures like a boss.
P.S. I LOVE YOU ALL.
Fuck yeah I'm happy with how my cosplay came out. I just need a better pair of glasses now.
I do have shoes for her, but Sodiryfe had to run back to get them, since I had traded my shoes for the Curiosity boots the day before,
I would post photos, but I didn't take any. :|
It was awesome to meet you all again and I´m glad people loved my Sniper cosplay.
I really love this photo of me drinking Blu Snipers.............piss.
So...less than two weeks. Anyone going?
As always. RED Scout on the Sunday. Which reminds me, I need to finish those socks...
well. that was pants for this group meet .
the lack of fun we usualy mess bout , or that due to the grass being blocked that day?
Cus that swimming british-gas-ass was on saturday.
eah wasn't as big as it use to be.
Guess people are getting bored of the same groups at expo :/
I would've been at the meet, but fuck the weather. It was way too hot for Cosplay.
Yeah, I have to apologize for that. The usual gamesrunner didn't respond when I tried to get a hold of her, then the grass was blocked and then pretty much everyone was dying from some sort of heatstroke.
I really have to feel for the Pyros.
Going to see about organizing some games and such as back-up for next time. Possibly Twister.
On the thing of it 'not being bigger than it used to be', it's still doing well when compared to before the 'let's all cosplay Portal 2' rush we had last Expo.
But yeah, with the lack of new Valve things, we've only really got the oldbies and a few newbies about now.
In other personal cosplay news: Not sure if I'm cosplaying Pauling for anything other than the drinking meet next time. Possibly Pyrauling, borrowing my boyfriend's pyro bodysuit and wearing that as the clothes. I'm trying to convince him to dress up as Gabe Newell when I do it.
Here's MCM October's Valve group in a big panorama, I forgot to post it till now.
And of course, now with 150% more SAXTON HAAAALE
Invested in a new camera this year so I can take some much better photos.
So who is coming to Manchester MCM, and as what class? Shall we arrange a meetup for photo's at some point?
...and the BLU Team! You were both awesome groups!
I was at MCM London in the Spring as a GLaDOS with my attendant Wheatley - we had giant polystyrene heads, I had a shiny corset and stripey dress, he had a labcoat and blue shirt. I don't suppose any of the lovely friendly Valve lot we bumped into then happen to be
a) on this board
b) going in October
c) in need of a bunch of RED team?
I'm assembling a fem!Sniper cosplay, the Wheatley's becoming a Soldier, we've got a (BLU masquerading as RED) Spy, a Pyro and an Engineer. First time any of us are doing TF2 cosplay, so we'd love to meet up with others.
I will personally buy anyone of legal boozing age a pint, if the upstairs bar is open.
Why hello there! This is Miss Pauling. I won't be cosplaying Valve until the drinking meet this Expo probably, but I'm still organizing the meets!
Seriously can't wait to see a group that big!
GENERAL NOTE! Times are as follows:
Usual meeting point by the grass/cranes.
Drinking meet will be on Saturday night, starting at 7:00 in the same place.
I'm still painting and paper mache-ing things, so if I cock up the rifle at this late point I might be kukri-only.
And given it's likely to be freezing this weekend where it was boiling last time, I might bring hot mulled wine thermoses with me instead of icy margaritas and fruit juice. These I will share if anyone else is cold and in need of warm drinks.
Does anyone know a good place to eat after the con? I usually only go out to dinner in Central London, but there might be a few non-drinkers along in search of food after.