View Full Version : Half-Life Cosplay

Gaming Geek
06-24-2010, 11:24 PM
I've seen Team Fortress 2. I've seen Portal. I've seen Left 4 Dead 1 & 2. I've even seen Counterstrike once.

So why no Half-Life cosplay? There are alot of options, even three spin-off games to choose people to play as.

I think I was the first Gordon Freeman at A-Kon ever... :p

As for me, I'm in the early planning stages for an HEV suit. We'll see how that goes.

06-25-2010, 02:07 PM
I wish there was more combine stuff on here =( we are getting outnumbered by scientists with crowbars by the hundreds!

Gaming Geek
06-26-2010, 03:05 AM
I wish there was more combine stuff on here =( we are getting outnumbered by scientists with crowbars by the hundreds!

Oh no joke. I've seen what, 1 combine period. Outside "Escape from City 17", but I think they only had two costumes.

I'd do it, except...well, I have the face and the build. :p You have to play to your strengths.

I do know some people who could pull off Gordon Frohman, and John Freeman... Even one guy who's a passable Barney.

Need to convince them to do it... Maybe find someone to do Shepard, since you don't see his face he'll be easier to do.

And then convince the local club to do Halflife as their themed costume in two years...next year they're going to retry Valkyria Chronicles. It fell apart this year last second.

That would be nice. And even better, we're in Dallas so we could do that at Quakecon. :D

Tomorrow when I'm free I'll write up a quick "How to" on the scientist costume I did. Honestly I did a damn good job matching exactly the look from Blue Shift.

06-27-2010, 09:02 AM
I did an Adrian Shepard cosplay, it was really good fun actually.

06-27-2010, 07:34 PM
Gaming Geek, I think I saw you at A-kon! You were the Gordon in the labcoat, yes?

Relating to half life cosplaying, after I get done with the stuff I'm doing now I really want to cosplay Alyx.

06-27-2010, 07:37 PM
Going for a simple citizen one first, then up to the rebels. :) Should be pretty simple and the weaps wont be too hard apart from the AR2 :S

Gaming Geek
06-27-2010, 09:27 PM
Gaming Geek, I think I saw you at A-kon! You were the Gordon in the labcoat, yes?

Yep, that was me. :p

Relating to half life cosplaying, after I get done with the stuff I'm doing now I really want to cosplay Alyx.

...I'm annoyed. Her costume is SO MUCH EASIER than the HEV suit. :/

:p Oh well.


So, I've got the Mark 5 in it's planning stage right now. I've found a good substitute for the undersuit. Since the top bodysleeve seems to be a different color than the bottom, I'm going to get two piece of Underarmor. I know the texture doesn't quite fit, but it's my one concession to living in Texas. I am not passing out for my art. I want to be awake and alive to enjoy it. :D

I've got a full working plan on having sound and effects. That was actually easier for me than finding the materials and plans for the body. I'll be aquiring the parts when I get some cash together. Still trying to decide if it's worth it to splice them both onto a single power source or not.

As for the armor... Well, I ran into a technique that I might want to use instead of the fiberglass or molding that I was previously considering. I want to investigate it first.

So yea. Still in the planing stage, but I'm one of those people who tries to plan the entire project out first BEFORE spending money. No reason to do a job twice if you can get it right the first time.

Captain Ireland
08-03-2010, 03:06 PM
Hey all I was a headcrab zombie(scientist version) at Otakon this year... and i was rather upset to find no Gordon Freeman's out and about... Step it up people!:toothy:

Dream walker
08-04-2010, 09:48 PM
I downloaded a pattern for a head crab, So I'll start working on that. for a zombie cosplay, of course.

Big appleton
11-20-2010, 06:44 PM
gonna attempt a resistance soldier, but finding that blue jacket's gonna be a bitch :D

03-17-2011, 02:19 PM
bumpin' this thread like a bawss

I cosplayed a Headcrab scientist zombie, as well as Judith Mossman, at MTAC two years ago. Easily the funniest cosplay ever for the zombie, and only a few people recognized Judith but it was pretty fun, too. In the works is a resistance/rebel costume, and by jove, if I were taller I'd cosplay as the G-man, too.

06-05-2011, 04:08 AM
I'm planning on cosplaying Gordon Freeman (might or might not happen) but I have no idea how to make his HEV suit. ;a ; how are you planning on making yours?

06-05-2011, 09:44 AM
I really want to do Alyx sometime in the future, along with a Combine soldier x3 The only issue is that I know no one else who likes Half-Life (or any Valve game, for that matter) that would be willing to cosplay as a Gordon xD

But yes! More HL cosplays are needed D8

12-14-2011, 01:15 PM
Since I just recently cut my beard off (oh no right? lol), my next project is an HEV suit to go as Gordon. I'm planning on using foam for the first time to make it, it should turn out pretty well from what I'm thinking, at least I hope.

01-31-2012, 01:20 PM
Half-Life cosplay would be really fun! When I finally admit to myself that I'm too old to keep cosplaying high school students, I might try doing Gordon Freeman :P Or maybe his brother, John >.>

04-07-2012, 10:43 AM
I maked Gordon Freeman from my friend at work.

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 35mm f/1,4
ISO 1000 | 1/125s | f/1,4 | 35mm | remoted flash (1/128 @ 105mm) + lamp

07-16-2012, 04:08 AM
I'm currently working on a female Gordon Freeman suit. (And no, not a slutty version. It will be almost exactly the same). I have yet to see a picture online of one that I really liked, so hopefully it comes okay.

08-08-2012, 12:57 AM
I'm planning on making mine out of EVA foam, using the pepakura files (This method (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=247800)). I tried to straight-up pep it, but I don't have anywhere near that sort of patience, haha.

I really wish there were more HEV Suit cosplays! It seems like something relatively simple to do, yet I've not seen many good ones. :(

10-05-2012, 12:31 PM
I'm currently working on a Black Mesa security guard costume for halloween (and other events). I don't think I could pull of Gordon Freeman, and I didn't want to do a generic scientist. There are already enough of those :). Right now, I'm in the process of fiberglassing my pep helmet, and ordering the soft parts. At first I thought I would just modify an existing helmet and add the curved part that goes down the back of the neck out of foam or something, but in the end I decided to make one from scratch. I'll make a new thread and post some pics of where I'm at right now. Needless to say, I'm really excited for Halloween!

02-25-2013, 12:14 PM
I've constructed most of my HEV suit! Just got a couple pieces to add to the back of the chest piece, finish strapping the shin pieces, and clean up the seams a bit, then I can start sealing and painting!

The chest piece!

The thighs!

The shins!

The gauntlets!

I've made all the pieces, but I don't want to get TOO image heavy, haha. How does it look to you guys? Does it need any tweaking?

02-25-2013, 01:22 PM
Thats looking really good! Great progress! Keep up the good work!

03-13-2013, 09:11 PM

Maybe not awkward anymore... after just realizing there were MORE comments than I thought...

So I too am wanting to go as Fem Gordon Freeman.....

This is my design for her


I'm planning to make her drop all the portal get up and just stick with the HEV suit.

If the many people here... or who still read this don't like the look of my design... I think I'm just gonna go with Alyx Vance...

Anyway have a good day people :) I don't care if you say my ideas not good and stuff... but just being the big fan of HL I just became I feel like trying something new...

03-26-2013, 04:24 AM
I've finished the suit! All that's missing is make-up and facial hair, haha


(Also, I still need to learn how to pose, lol - I spend more time behind the camera than in front of it)

08-09-2013, 05:01 PM
Nice, how did u do that?

08-11-2013, 12:17 AM
Nice, how did u do that?

With this tutorial (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=247800)!!

Also here's a good photo of the whole thing, which I realize I never actually put up, haha