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TF2 Medic - Achtung, Baby II by SefieDA TF2 Medic - Achtung, Baby II by SefieDA
Team Fortress 2 - RED Medic with Bonesaw, Studio Shoot with Elias Lopez and Neil Creek.

About a month ago, I received an exclusive invitation from two of my favourite cosplay photographers to do a full-day studio shoot with them! Of course, Medic was my first choice to bring... though not a small part of that decision was that it required the least amount of repair to bring back up to snuff. After eGames, part of the valve and the hose broke off the medipack, and the bonesaw was looking a bit worn and tattered. Nothing that a hot glue gun wouldn't fix, anyway.

Medic was also my first costume shot during the day, since he required the least amount of makeup. The only thing I wasn't 100% happy about was my hair (I'd already packed the good comb, and didn't want to dig it out), and how the jacket kept riding up (nothing I can do about that). I considered binding properly, but decided not to, since the other costumes I chose to bring on the day wouldn't need it.

Construction Notes:

  • I drafted and sewed the jacket myself, including the patches. All other clothing items (shirt, tie, pants, gloves and boots) were purchased.
  • I made both the bonesaw and medipack myself, primarily out of foamcore. The gas bottle on the medipack is a 2l Coke bottle that was paper-mâchéd, and attached with spare bits of balsa wood. The rest of the detailing on the medipack were various pieces of plastic and garden tubing.
  • Estimated cost of the costume: ~$90-100AUD, most expensive item being the boots ($50)
  • Estimated time to make the costume: 5 weeks, mostly due to procrastination. The medipack alone took 3-4 days of solid work, as it was the first time I'd ever worked with foamcore.
  • Firsts for this costume:

    • First non-Japanese cosplay
    • First cosplay of a game I've not played
    • First time working with foamcore
    • First prop made in over 2 years (bonesaw - last prop I'd made before this was Mirelle's staff in 2005, I think)
    • First cosplay with a major prop component
    • First professional studio shoot



    • Photo credit: Neil Creek
      Rest of shoot: Neil Creek's Gallery
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kyrsea Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
What kind of pants are these?
And where did you find the gloves? I'm ready to rip out my hair over this. ;_;

I would greatly appreciate any help you are willing to give! c:
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SefieDA Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Hi~ They are canvas capri pants that I got from Giordano. The gloves are PVC gardening gloved from Kmart XD That's why I did RED instead of BLU... much easier to find gloves!

If you can't find pants in normal clothes shops, try army surplus shops. You can also find stiff PVC in specialty fabric shops, but I didn't feel like making gloves myself. You might be able to find blue ones from a medical supply place?
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kyrsea Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Oh, thank you! This actually helps a lot!
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SuicidalSnail Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh you need to send me as many tips as possible on how to make all this!!! xD I need to be Medic for da Con!! @_@

oh and, Zat, Vas docktor assisted homoside :U
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SefieDA Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
If there's anything specific I can help you with, just let me know :) I can take detail shots for you if you like.

The best tip I can give you, though, is to get started on the medipack as soon as possible. It took me about 4 days of solid work to draft, cut, glue and paint. Also, foamcore is about the best material you can use for the medipack - it's really light and durable. Also, the top of my medipack comes off, so I was actually using it as a real backpack during the con I wore it to - though I had to get my friends to help me take stuff out of it XD;;
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SuicidalSnail Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Danke!! I might ask about what paint and such you used-- but can you note me? I am quite slow with comments ^_^;;;
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granter-jack Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
So what will you amputate, my arm or my leg?
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SefieDA Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Which one hurts more? >:D
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granter-jack Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Probably cutting me lengthwise from bottom to top?
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SefieDA Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Sounds like a good diagnosis to me!
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