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Unread 07-19-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Help with the Pyro from Team Fortress 2? And some help for Medic.

Not sure if I'm putting this in the right place, but anyway I'm planning on cosplaying Pyro from Team Fortress 2 and I'm having some difficulty with it.

I already have most of the stuff needed, gasmask, boots, gloves, strappy things. what I'm having trouble with is the suit, the small accessories attached to straps like the grenade thinks and air canister and props.

I have a pattern I can use for making the suit myself, but I'm not sure what fabric to use, the reference pictures I have it looks like a slightly shiny material, so should I use something shiny or just use normal cotton or something. Or should I just go the lazy route and buy coveralls?

I want to also make the flamethrower, but I'm not sure how to even start, the most complicated prop I've made was a scythe with little details on the blade. Are there any tururials I can use for this? Or should I just go with making the axe Pyro uses as a melee weapon? (I've also been considering the rainblower just for silliness' sake XD)

And on the subject of props, I've been tasked with making Medic's medigun for a friend. I don't know how to do it, but the asked me so nicely I feel really bad I might not be able to do it.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 12:20 AM   #2
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Love Pyro, I plan on cosplaying as that soon Anyways, actually for the body suit..what I've seen a lot of people do (Believe it or not) is they purchase and use an adult red onesie and they just add on the accessories. But if you don't want to do that and you want to make the suit by hand, then I'd just use any fabric! Any fabric that's sturdy and red will work! Anyways, as for the flamethrower..I'd use pvc pipe, spray paint it black, and use that for the tube part, and for the end of it you just use a plastic cup/pot and spray paint that too! For the gas tank part, you can use any kind of jug whether its to a water cooler jug, or a giant bleach jug. Some people use real empty propane tanks also xD which you can purchase those online.
But here's someones sort of tutorial on how to make the flamethrower:

http://bersi4kzero.deviantart.com/ar...ower-129342445

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Love Pyro, I plan on cosplaying as that soon Anyways, actually for the body suit..what I've seen a lot of people do (Believe it or not) is they purchase and use an adult red onesie and they just add on the accessories. But if you don't want to do that and you want to make the suit by hand, then I'd just use any fabric! Any fabric that's sturdy and red will work! Anyways, as for the flamethrower..I'd use pvc pipe, spray paint it black, and use that for the tube part, and for the end of it you just use a plastic cup/pot and spray paint that too! For the gas tank part, you can use any kind of jug whether its to a water cooler jug, or a giant bleach jug. Some people use real empty propane tanks also xD which you can purchase those online.
But here's someones sort of tutorial on how to make the flamethrower:

http://bersi4kzero.deviantart.com/ar...ower-129342445

Have fun making that epic cosplay!!
hehe, thank you for your suggestions~ I've actually enlisted my older brother's help now, since he's better at making weapons than me XD I did consider using a real propane tank, since we have several empty ones already, but the convention doesn't allow metal or partially metal props, plus they are pretty heavy and it would be hell carting it around all day XD
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