|Cost :||£5 (Lol.)|
|Time Taken :||Two days|
- London MCM Expo Sunday 25th October 2009
So uh...I love Team Fortress 2. 8D I don't normally like FPS games, but I really enjoy this one. My two favourite characters are The Spy and The Scout, but as I hate wearing suits, I decided I would be The Scout. As I always try to play for Team BLU, I chose their colour scheme!
I'd planned this costume for a while, but after debating various costumes to take for the second day of London October Expo 2009, I wanted something simple (as I have had about a month to make five different costumes!) and realised I had pretty much everything I needed (or at least had access to it) for The Scout.
The hat is one that I already owned, and the headset is made partly from a dead XBox 360 headset kindly donated by my little brother. I painted it black, made the ear defender with a slice of foam and some scrap fabric, then glued the microphone and the headpiece to it. The bag is made out of some scrap black polycotton left over from my Bumblebee cosplay, and it's...uh, not actually functional. It's filled with stuffing to keep the shape, and it's pretty much a cylindrical pillow.
The dogtags are made out of some chain I had lying in my sewing box (I don't know WHY I have a piece of chain, as it's not off a necklace and I've never had a use for it...), fixed together with a fastening to go over the top of my head. I made my own tags, as I couldn't find my proper ones. :| The bandages are a load of scrap white fabric I had left over from my Belle cosplay; I cut the fabric into strips and then sewed them together, wrapping them around my hands to look like bandages.
For the shirt, I already had the perfect shade of blue t-shirt fabric left over from a previous sewing project, and had enough of it to make a t-shirt from scratch. Easy peasy! The pants are some jogging bottoms that I bought (I didn't have the time or money to make my own from scratch) that I chopped up and re-sewed to get the correct length. I also added some belt loops at the top, and some elastic at the ends of the legs to get the gathered look that The Scout's pants have. I'm not 100% happy with them, so if I wear this cosplay again I'll probably think about improving them. I already owned the socks, and the shoes are ones that I borrowed from my father! They're a little inaccurate as they have three stripes and The Scout only has two, but they're the closest I think I'm going to get, especially on such short notice, and I'm happy with them. :) I also borrowed the belt from my father too, as I didn't have one like The Scout's.
All in all, this was a fun costume to make, and it was really cheap too! Sometimes it pays off to keep scrap fabric from past projects.
21/10/2009 (Posted 21st October 2009)
Making this as complete, as I've finished the actual costume and I'm waiting on my sister to finish the prop. :D