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Back at BLU Camp by Scunosi Back at BLU Camp by Scunosi
I saw this BLU Engineer multiple times during the convention, he somehow managed to be everywhere and yet also sit on the convention center's steps for hours on end playing his guitar.
Yes he actually played it, and every now and then would break out into the Engineer's song from Meet the Engineer.

He was a pretty kindly Engineer (though that's pretty much a given) and warned me about the Red femSpy he'd seen creepin' around. Sadly I never saw her in person, and the only Spies I did end up seeing the next day were all BLU.
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ChannelDraws Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Scout: geez! If its not spy its engineer!?!?!?
Illeidr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Engineers still always look funky without their goggles ;3
karlos2412 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Scout: Engineer sappin mah Mom!
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Scout's mom has ben cheating on blue spy
SovietMentality Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
on RED spy lol
OmNomWutNevrmind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey I saw this engie too! he was so chill and cool. yer costumes pretty rockin :D
DracoArtemis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is it expensive to make a costume? cause I want to be Pyro for Halloween but it dosn't look like they sell TF2 costumes so I was gonna make it
Scunosi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah no "official" store is going to sell entire TF2 costumes; the game just isn't that well-known to be marketable to the regular Halloween audience and Valve doesn't even really seem to work that way. You can buy replica weapons through WETA, Valve, or Dr. Grordbort's but keep in mind those are replicas, not props, so they're incredibly expensive and no doubt heavy, not something you'd want to carry around.
How expensive a costume is really varies by character, chosen outfit (if they have more than one) and your own skills. I have friends who make great, cheap costumes entirely out of cardboard and duct tape, but they don't hold up more than a few days after heavy wear. If they'd made their costumes out of actual fabric or plastic the cost would've likely quadrupled but they'd also last much longer.

I actually kept a running tab on the stuff I was buying for these costumes, since it was my first real cosplay outing and I wanted to see how much it would run. My final tally is likely somewhere around $150 for both Flapjack and Scout's Mom, with the most expensive item being no more than $20; it's a lot of little things that'll add up. Scout's Mom was likely the more expensive of the two, but I bought pretty much all of her accessories at thrift shops and then altered them to how I needed them, instead of buying things that were new and perfect (also pretty much impossible for most cosplay items). Probably the most expensive things you'll end up paying for are paint and fabric, depending on the quality of each. My black spray paint was like 4 bucks whereas to get the shade of blue I needed for the briefcase it was almost $12 for one can. Luckily I didn't need more than that.

Pyro would probably be one of the more expensive classes to make thanks to the material needed for his suit and mask. Also most people buy his mask pre-made from vintage stores or similar online since it's not something most people can figure out how to make, but I've heard you have to be careful with them since they can actually have old nasty chemicals and dust still in them. The cheapest class costumes to make are probably Scout (every con you see a ton of Scouts, a lot of people find him overdone), Sniper, and Heavy. All three have really basic outfits, it's just their weapons that can affect the difficulty. Medic and Pyro are probably the hardest/most detail-intensive.

So um, yeah, it can be expensive to make a costume, but as with all things it all depends, but if you want a nice/realistic/durable costume, Pyro will be the one that'll probably really set you back and be hard to work with unless you have a lot of craft experience and know how to work whatever material you get for the suit.
DracoArtemis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am pretty good at putting costumes together and I might be able to get free fabric for the jumpsuit (long story) the only problem is I'd be on a tight budget for everything else (especially the mask) :hmm: I just had to pick the most difficult one! :frustrated: oh well, thanks that was really helpfull :D
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