|This was my first cosplay costume and was more of an assembly job where I purchased most items from Ebay and them modified them as required. I chose this costume because I thought it would not be too difficult to create and I knew that there would be other Team Fortress cosplayers to mingle with at the MCM Expo. Plus the Pyro is my favourite class in TF2. This was created for the May 2012 London MCM Expo but was also taken to the October 2012 Expo.|
The most difficult part was the fuel tank backpack, which took me a long time to figure out how to do, and then even longer to actually implement it - sewing sticky Velcro onto webbing straps is not fun. It worked though as it seems that a lot of people at the Expo recognised my character from behind.
The easiest part was creating and attaching the class patches for the shoulders.
What was it like to wear? Very hot - there was a heat wave on the Saturday and the boots, gloves and mask were all made from black rubber. I probably lost quite a bit of weight that day. It was worth it though as loads of people recognised me and stopped me for photos. It was slightly more comfortable to wear during the October Expo although the cold temperatures made my goggles mist up each time I stepped outside.