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Military Gear Cosplay General /mgc/
>Post Gamescom Edition

This thread is to talk about cosplays involving Gear, to help each other with identification and to improve on ourselves. Please keep strictly military topics to /k/ or strictly airsoft topics to /asp/.

Metal Gear, STALKER, Resident Evil Fan? Or something completely different? Feel free to check out this thread.

Links:
https://pastebin.com/t40v7Ly7

Feel free to submit new shops, to improve the experience. I will then update the pastebin.

>Do you work on any gear related cosplays at the moment?
>Have you enjoyed the last thread? Anything I can do to improve it?
>Have you been to Gamescom? Did you enjoy it? What did you wear?


Gamescom was a full blown success!
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Does this count? They're wearing a glowbelt and shemagh, both of which are military gear.
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>>9621505
Duh. Of course it counts. What are you fucking gay?
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Just ordered the BCG's for my latest cosplay, but I was wondering what my options were as far as wigs that would work for a shorter hairstyle.
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Walking dead characters (female) with military gear?
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>>9622705
Yeah sure, everyone in....

I'm not sure about this though >>9621505
This kind of spooks me. Fucking /k/ users.

>>9622170
So you wanna cosplay Mike Vining?
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>>9622743
Or at least borrow the 80's/90's operator aesthetic he has, although that's more /fa/ than /cgl/.
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>>9622769
I mean I love the 80s operator aesthetic as the next guy, but this is more /asg or some /k/ general than anything. Like if you show up to a con looking like Vining, 99.9% of people are going to think you're cosplaying as a school shooter.
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>>9621490
Interesting take on building the gun props.
Rather like it.
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>>9622769
Chinos, button-down shirt, body armor under, "practical" shoes.

Now add MP5, etc.
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>>9623071
It's only because we had not much other Choice. Gamescom doesn't allow airsoft props, therefor we had to improvise.

We prefer airsoft for prop guns ofc.
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>>9623075
But he's not carrying an MP5. And that's not a button down, it looks like a regular collar on that shirt. Th glasses are obviously bcg's and the pants look like Dockers.
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For those of you who are going to the Boston Cosplay Picnic next Saturday, there's an MGS meet at 1PM across from Park Street Church.
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>>9623398
Update: It's been moved to the City Place plaza.
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Update from me:

We got the first stuff for Ela in and I ordered the FBI SWAT vest, so it isn't sold out, when I need it.
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>>9629174
Eehehehe. Methinks this is made with love. saved.
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>>9629174
A masterpiece.
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Liberator 2 Headsets and original GROM Patches are in boys
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Buddy and I are considering a project making a riot/ballistic shield, any suggestions on materials/techniques?
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>>9632962
You probably could find riot shields on Amazon.
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>>9633365
Actual riot shields are illegal in Straya otherwise I'd have bought one years ago.
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anyone know where to get a Maska for cheap?
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I'm thinking about getting an airsoft/replica M249 and was looking for some help.

Pic related is the version of the M249 used by Homura Akemi, which is the cosplay I'd be using it for. I'm not too much of a gun enthusiast, but it seems to be the Mk 46 version with the Mk II stock.

I don't care too much about exact accuracy, I just wanna make sure it's a version with the recognizable elements (belt box, tripod, solid stock). Main problem is that most airsoft versions of the M249 are full-metal and really expensive.

So really what I wanna know if there's somewhere I can find cheaper, plastic or non-functional replicas. It'd be cool to have a metal version, but I can't really see myself shelling out $300-600 for an airsoft gun that I'm gonna use as a prop for one cosplay and otherwise have in storage.
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>>9634896
I went with an m240b for my Homura cosplay, since I figured 7.62 would be better for witches than 5.56, and because it's more fun to shoot. I didn't have the money for a replica so I just tried to make a shitty one from foam. And since I wasn't able to find schematics with all the measurements I kind of had to use a .308 round to try and estimate the measurements from different parts.
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>>9634927
Well damn. I might just end up making a foam version as well since I doubt I'll be able to find an affordable replica. Luckily I own the RAH so I can use the accessory as reference and scale up the measurements.

I've actually already done Homura but only with a Deagle. I wanted to expand my options for props since I really like wearing the costume. I was torn between the M249 and AT-4 with those being the other "iconic" arms she uses, but the AT-4 would be a pain to carry around even if it would be easier to make a prop version.

If I end up making the M249, my next con will be Rambo Homu for half a day, and then Moemura for the other half with the Deagle and a driver club.
A footnote: I was doing a little more research on the Madoka wiki and they list her SAW as a generic FN Minimi while the RAH specifically refers to it as an M249. Further analysis seems to confirm that it is indeed a customized M249 Mk 46. I guess she replaced the hand guard with a tri-rail even though she doesn't have anything attached to it. I'm not a firearm enthusiast, so I didn't realize at first that the front guard was modular.
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>>9633677
If you're going for the "Curved plexiglass" look like pic related, Try buying plexiglass and forming it around a frame made of wood, or pipe. Or buy a thin sheet of metal, and curve it to the proper shape and have your plexiglass either glued/screwed to the metal
If you want a "Solid Ballistic" look without carrying a solid hunk of metal (exactly what a ballistic shield is) try buying a solid square of wood and sand it down smooth. Then paint the shit outta it
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>>9635249
For the latter it might be better to sandwich wood dowels between two layers of foam, set this structure over like 3 stairstepped planks lengthwise, and then heatform the foam to make a really lightweight piece.
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/cgl/ i have a dilemma. I'm making a Naked Snake (as in MGS3) cosplay for halloween (also coinciding with mangacon in my town) and now all i need is the uniform. On the one hand, i could get a Tadpole tiger stripe advisor uniform which is a spot on repro of what he wore and would also allow me to do an apocalypse now impression. On the other hand, I have always wanted to get a taiwanese marine corp uniform in taiwanese tiger stripe (pic related) which would be period and theme correct but not as accurate as could be.
Both are almost the same price, but one is a repro and the other one is genuine. Should i go all out accurate or take this chance to get a semi-rare item that may do the trick to the untrained eye (you help me determine that)

What do

also in general tips for cosplaying naked snake are welcome
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>>9635721
You always go accurate, if you have the option. Don't do "because I like it" shit desu.
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>>9635721
Big Boss will likely be recognizable regardless of the minute details on the fatigues, but I'd personally go with accuracy for a costume that has very few necessary elements to make it recognizable.

Ultimately it's up to you. You can go period-accurate and style on MGS nerds with how your military knowledge is better than Kojima, or you can try to make the costume as true to the game as possible.
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In case the person who does the XOF cosplay drops by.
Your kit list says you're running off the tank, but it's only 30 minutes? Are you really running off the tank for the most part?
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>>9636730
His tank is a non-functional prop.
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>>9636730
If you can't justify the tank and respirator, you can easily go without it.
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Anybody here had to deal with old men and stolen valor? I was walking to a con as venom snake and some dude started giving me shit for stolen valor and I had to explain that the diamond dogs were not an actual thing and from a video game. It was really weird.
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>>9637532
If your con is connected to a hotel, just change in the hotel bathroom. Either that or change in the con bathroom.
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>>9636730
XOF anon here. No, I didn't run off the tank. I listed 30 minutes in reference to the size of the tank. I adapted the tank hose to one side of a Scott dual respirator adapater and left one side partially open.
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>>9637750
Thanks, man. How did you size the AV3000? Guesswork or using a another respirator/gas mask sizing guide? Is the Bose in the CVC functional or unpowered?
Strongly considering being a copycat because the respirator kit + CVC is relatively inexpensive.
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>>9637753
I just went with a size medium, which was the same as my other gas masks. Medium would be the best bet if you're really unsure of sizing. Yeah, the Bose CVC headset liner is functional. It's an active hearing protection headset, so when you have it on it feels like you aren't wearing it at all. Just unscrew the side earmuff cover panel, pop 2 AA batteries into the non rechargeable battery slots, and you're good to go.
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Have any of you got experience mounting a mic+speaker in a mask so that folks can actually hear you? It's proven to be an issue when I've gone to cons the last few years with how muffled I get.
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>>9638635
As somebody who does a kylo ren get up, I can highly recommend any 501st trooper rigs. Adding fans is also something they are great with. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8_1I5V6NZU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX1_GpnrF8E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APkxYAYZKCE
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>>9634927
>The turner diaries
My volksgenosse
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>>9637532
Incoming Blogpost:

I've been to a couple outdoor events, as PW Big Boss, and a few old people thanked me for my service. I VERY quickly said "No, I'm not in the service" and explained what was happening; and they kinda chuckled.

I went to one con, though, that was being held in the old JC Penny space at a nearby mall. Everything was well and good, until I got in line for a pretzel. A woman walked up to me, and said "Would you die for that uniform?"
"Excuse me?"
"Would you die for the uniform? Would you go to a foreign country and fight and die for that uniform?"
"Uh, these are just BDUs, not a full uniform. And these are 'Nam-era, so I really wouldn't have a choice, I guess?"
So she stormed off.
Not 5 minutes later, an old dude walked by, wearing a USMC Veteran hat. We made eye-contact, so I snapped him a little salute. When he returned it, I said "Oorah, sir." to which he replied "Semper fi, never die." and kept walking.

tl;dr people are fucking fucking weird and picky.
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>>9639554
'murica.

Such a "stolen valor" thing has never happened to me with Russians or MSF or anything. Only when I wear 'murican stuff it has happened to me
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>>9629174
toochunko
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>>9639554
I've never been accused of stolen valor really, but having been in the military probably helps with that.
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l want to get a Snake Eater Revolver Ocelot costume going
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>>9640909
you should check you the previous thread in the archive! there was a bunch of discussion about ocelot cosplay there
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>>9641549
got link?
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>>9642086
https://warosu.org/cgl/thread/S9562742
next time search yourself, its not hard
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New Gorka is on the way and I might have a cool new surprise from the Motherland. Will let you know in time
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If I wanted to do a Caesars Legion cosplay, what would be the best option for getting a wolfs-head hat?
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>>9647903
Kill a wolf
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>>9647207
Where did you cop your Gorka
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>>9648286
I got it from a Russian guy on ebay, Gorka 3 in Digi Flora for 60$
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>>9647903
Degenerates like you belong on a cross.
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Grey Shop order is out, Blackhawk for Thermite is here and we got some new stuff in for Ela. Yay
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from UAE, Dubai event
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>>9652496
What's Chief holding? I can't tell if whoever ran the booth couldn't be bothered to get a gun from Halo or if it actually is and i can't tell
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I'm thinking about doing an Armor Hunter Mellowlink cosplay. Any suggestions on how to make Mellowlink's rifle? I was just going to take a nerf sniper, extend the barrel with pvc, toss a scope on it, and spraypaint it black. Any other ideas?

Also, how should I make it a little more box-like like pic related
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>>9653171
EVA foam and/or cardboard for the body, wooden scaffolding with pine dowels if you need support

PVC pipe for the barrel and scope

You can go really far with EVA foam in terms of appearance with the right techniques (contact cement, heat gun, silicone putty, plastidip, spraypaints)
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Do squatting slavs in tracksuits count as military cosplays?
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>>9654586
nyet, blyat
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CWU-27P coveralls would be too green for an XOF cosplay, right?
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>>9655252
Since the XOF look is based on 90's navy seal VBSS-gear, it would be exactly what you need.
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>>9655267
I was thinking that too, but the suit seems to shift from black to grey and everything in between. Quiet's suit for example is just flat out grey.
I'll probably buy one anyways though since I'm a filthy bbwarrior/milsurp autismo and this whole XOF cosplay is just an excuse to buy milsurp.
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Does anyone know where to find (in Europe) an airsoft F2000 with grenade launcher and optic like in pic related?
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>>9656421
G&G sells one, but no one makes the launcher. At that rate though you might as well just make one from high density foam.
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Building a Kasrkin kit atm, I have some surplus stuff I might be able to use for the BDU under the armor but I was wondering if anyone could recommend something better.
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>>9656478
Thanks for the heads up. A shame nobody makes it, would be pretty dope.
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>>9656802
If you really wanted to drop some dosh, you could try and find an EGLM and modify it to fit an F2000.
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>>9654586
>>9654824
What about more game-inspired STALKER cosplays?
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>>9657628
Right is pretty spot on for a rookie, left just looks like a school shooter and he's one GP-5 away from being "that guy" of Stalker cosplays.
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>>9657628
This one, if you ignore the Ka-bar.
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> at AX
>first time cosplaying an actual character
>goes as satou from ajin
>same exact vest, hat, hair color even squinted
>only thing off was the rifle because dem weapons checks
>gets one high five from a guy who's seen the gif set on /k/ once

little sad but understood because its cgi and not alot of people watch it still figured at AX more people would know it
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>>9637750
Where did you get that 152 radio?
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>>9659217
I'm willing to bet that it's one of those cheap dummy models from any Asian airsoft store, or a TRI replica from Toy Soldier or JKarmy if he's a real high roller.
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>>9659578
Neither
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>>9623087
the label over the back pocket makes me think they are something else.
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>>9659995
Isn't that uhh, wickedly illegal then?
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>>9660057
Why would owning a wideband radio be illegal? It's short range and you'd need keys to access encrypted channels anyways.
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>>9660109
For some reason I was under the impression that owning a 148 or 152 was a pretty big felony, key or not. For example I saw a legit PRC-152 on Shopgoodwill once and the next day the listing disappeared without a trace.
I mean I might be wrong because this is really just loads of bbwarrior bullshit I've heard over the years from people who bought replica 152s.
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>>9660375
Is that a cardboard helmet?
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>>9660132
Could be that the listing disappeared because someone bought it?

I mean, they are pretty rare outside of service so it's possible they just get bought immediately.
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>>9660534
Nah listings are still up when the auction ends. The same thing happens to other "contraband" such as fake watches and clothing.
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>>9660375
You bought the wrong vest my dude.
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>>9660375
>>9660714
Much rather....the wrong everything.
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>>9660467
Sheet metal
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>>9660743
Looks no Bueno, anon. :I
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>>9637750
>Anonymous
How did you modify the mask to accept your tank? Is it PVC pipe or somthing? I am doing a very similar XOF cosplay and I am having trouble deciding how to modify the T connector that the SCBA needs.

Also did you spray paint the connector? Mine is black and I have some grey spray paint that I am hesitant to use. I don't want to mess it up before I know the modification I do will 'work' and look good.
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>>9660876
In other words, this is what I have and I am wondering what you did for the SCBA hose on one side, and the other side that is suppose to have a smaller filter/attachment.

I still have to spray paint the T connector grey... Hoping that goes well.
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Well I went and bought a sage CWU-27/P anyways. The seller didn't really know what it was and knocked it down to $11 shipped, so I couldn't really say no.
Here's hoping that sage grey is actually more grey than green in person.
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>>9661299
Doing an XOF cosplay? Going with the SCBA rig or just balaclava/soldier?
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>>9661336
Just the balaclava and CVC helmet, but yeah. I would love to do the hospital SCBA dude, but I can't really afford to do that at the moment.
Like I said in >>9655583 though, if it's too green i'll probably just keep it for a VBSS bbwars kit or something.
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>>9661352
Be sure to post what you got, i'll be posting all my stuff in a bit, just waiting for a few things in the mail!
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>>9660876
>>9660976
What I did was use 1 1/2" PVC couplings to adapt the tank to the mask. I cut the tank's mask inhale/exhale regulator off and replaced it with a barb which is screwed into a brass fitting which itself is screwed into a pvc fitting on one of the T bone adapter's sides. The other side has a piece of pvc (used a grinder on the inside to make it fit over the odd pitched threads) cut at an angle to accept another piece (broken off in the pic) that is meant to mimic the inhale/exhale valve. Don't use spray paint to paint it. You'll end up with a flaky mess. Use a coating of gray Plastidip instead.
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>>9661865
Thank you! Words can not tell you how much I appreciate the tips and the picture you provided.
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>>9661399
Right now I've just got the suit on its way, but I've been keeping my eye out for a decently priced CVC and I'm piecing together probably the closest I'm going to get in terms of replicating an ABA vest from Evike.
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>>9662049
>keeping my eye out for a decently priced CVC
Look on ebay, I got one for like.... 90 bucks? Not sure if the active ear protection will work or not on it as they didn't specify.
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>>9662323
Its pretty beat up too, scratches and stuff. Going to spray paint it as well.
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>>9652496
An overly detailed pilots helm and props but half-assed everything else.

Christ, even a plate carrier and scarf would've done justice
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>>9662323
I'm honestly kinda beating myself up for forgetting to bid on this, but another one will come up in time.
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>>9662389
Looks like it woulda been perfect! And at 60ish dollars not bad!
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>>9662812
Yeah I would have been able to do a HECU cosplay too with the included M40, but whatever. I feel like HECU is drifting into HUNK and Umbrella cosplays though in terms of being "Those guys" unless you're doing a bang on one with a Half Life group.
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Currently working on a metro ranger outfit. The armbands are almost finished and I'm just waiting on some pouches and various smaller things to arrive before starting the painting/wear and tear on the stuff.
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>>9620675
Considering a new chest rig.
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>>9664912
You need a STABO harness too my dude, and either an M1956 rig if you're doing 3/PW Big Boss or an LBV if you're doing GZ/V.
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I'm planning on doing a cosplay from Joker Game with an IJA military police uniform (Basically just a standard IJA uniform with a few extra easily-gotten decorations). Is it best to just swallow the cost and buy reproductions, or try and modify modern clothes to look like the historical uniform?
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>>9665073
You got a picture ref to help out with us here?
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>>9665075
Here's a good reference of the uniform. I have a surplus modern-day German coat (https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/new-german-military-tropical-dress-jacket-khaki?a=868469); do you think that it's possible to use that instead of getting an expensive reproduction and achieve a decent result? The main problem is that the collar styles are pretty different.
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>>9660976
I painted the tank. First coat came out good but I smugged some white paint on it. Gotta do another coat when it dries
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>>9665232
Oh, I think you should leave the smudges. They add to the look.

>>9661963
No problem! Feel free to ask any other questions and I'll try to answer the best I can.
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>>9665261
I'm torn wether or not I want to paint my helmet white. In game they use black ones with a grey outline on the edges. The concept art however has them with white!

What do you think? White or black? Does it really matter?
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>>9665336
Here the model I have been looking at.
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>>9664985
>>9664912
STABO for MGS 3
SPIE Harness for PW, GZ and V
TLBV for V

No chest rigs at all. Why did you even get a chest rig?
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>>9665345
Ordered a LVB, is that not a chest rig?
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is Bretty fun, cosplaying as SA .
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>>9667071
Who doesn't like cute cat boys?
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>>9665344
Where do you get more of these
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>>9667162
Just go type XOF into Google. There's a couple different T poses and concept art out there.
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>>9667071
You look like a fag.

>>9665557
I wouldn't call it that, not really. Rather a load carrying vest.
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>>9667071
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>>9665207
Some Kempteitai wore open style uniforms, although usually not that light of a tunic. If you put some good insignia on it then it could look decent though. I would get a surplus officer pistol belt, from some post soviet nation so it's cheap. An armband is pretty cheap too and makes it look more authentic. The old style brimmed caps are a good idea too.
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>>9665336
I tried making the XOF SMG out of foam core... I gotta paint it... Barrel didn't come out too good but it has to be orange anyway.
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>>9669204
Cool shit dude.
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>>9667071
You should consider cosplaying as someone who eats soon.
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>>9669501
He could cosplay a holocaust victim, which would be ideal since it's better to cosplay fiction.
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>>9620675
Hi guys! I'm buying stuff to make my Venom Snake cosplay! Do you know what type of vest is this? My friend bought one similar but it had different pockets!

If not where to buy, at least the type of the vest?
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>>9671801
What you'll need for Snake is a TLBV
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Whats the best way to make knees for a Sunrise suit? I can sew decently enough, but that part of the outfit is problematic for me.
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>>9671803
I see. Thanks, fella!
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>>9671843
Very reminiscent of the knee pad pockets on Crye gear. Couldn't tell you how to sew it, but I imagine buying one of the knee pads for it ($20 at most retailers, not that big an investment) and measuring out the cloth to fit over it would be a good place to start
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>>9640909
Dank
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>>9672957
You're pretty good
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>>9671843
There's this guy called Artel/Faenir that apparently does custom Sunrise Suits and it looks like they sort of fold the fabric over to make the padding.
https://faenir-morne.deviantart.com/
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>>9673517
Here's a real good shot of the shoulder pad.
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>>9673519
And another shot of one of the suits that shows better detail of the knee pads.
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>>9673517
>>9672929
Yeah, Stalker came out before these Crye style pants became popular really, I'd agree that's a custom job
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>>9667151
I know right, neko characters and aesthetics in general are pretty based.
>>9667408
You infer such an egregious thought, from a uniform synonymous with the ideals and prosperity of national socialism? A uniform that was worn by veterans and street soldiers fighting against imperialist boslheviks, Bolsheviks who killed citizens and veterans fighting in the interest of a kike. A uniform that was worn by herbert norkus, a young altruist with conviction, during times of economic destitute and spiritual syphallis. Your rigid perspective offends me.
>>9667419
>why
I agree allot with the Ideals national socialism and I also love that hitler did the greatest economic reform thinkable. I also like to wear a uniform when I smoke a pipe, I like to larp as commander Rockwell you see.
Would really love some vintage Rockwell era anp parraphernalia or items of clothing.
>>9669501
I keep my nutrition intake at a level that is optimal.
>>9669886
Kek'd and checked
It still baffles me how people react towards merchant camper pictures, like a war was going on.German Supply lines got bombed and citizens where starved, during a war resources became depleted, the English themselves had a nation rationing resources.
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>>9674507
are you lost?
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>>9674507
You sure do think highly of yourself considering how much of an embarrassing farb you are.
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Half finished XOF costume, mask needs some adjustments.
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>>9677496
>>9677498
Nice job! You going to get some sort of weapon to cary with it?
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I threw it on all quick to take a picture, all the lop sided stuff will be fixed when I actually wear it to Pax east
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>>9674507
SS + GOMAD skellington
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>>9677499

I still need to paint it, the picture is posted here.
>>9669204
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>>9677496
Good shit. Did you use the same BDUs as the other dude?
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>>9677738
No, I used grey 5.11's... They seemed to use grey flight suits in game.
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>>9665261
Copy cat anon here, how did you set up your tank? Did you use the harness they gave you? Or did you remove the harness from the wireframe and attach it to the mollee on the back of your blackhawk vest?
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Thinking of trying to do a death corps of kreig cosplay. Any suggestions? Probably gonna have to find a WW1 front chest resperator box style gas mask.
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>>9679943
A German M40 greatcoat looks like it would work, although the collar doesn't stand up like in the reference material.
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How to sci-fi armor?
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>>9639554
I've been accused of it for wearing my dad's old jungle coat from Nam
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>>9680885
What armor in particular? 90% of the time it's going to be EVA foam.
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>>9674507
pls
This board isn't for you, hon.
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So, how important is it to make sure all your equipment (vest. pouches, sheathes, etc.) has the same camo pattern/color?

I have all black for those, and a brown strap for my rifle, and it drives this one milsim guy nuts. I don't think it's that big of a deal, but what does /mgc/ think?
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how the fuck do I make a full faced helmet?
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>>9686664
There's plenty of ways, but the standard one is to use closed cell foam. What kind of helmet are you trying to make?
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>>9686670
I'm well out of my league or skill set
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>>9686664
What kind of helmet?
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>>9686673
Mine too. All I can say is look into how people make Guy-Manuel helmets since it looks like it's really is pretty damn close to that.
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Got some exciting news to post soon - stay tuned.

Fuze is killing my income, but damn it'll be so worth it. 3D printing involved this time
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>>9694236
did anybody figure out where he keeps the cluster charges?
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>>9694384
Video game magic LUL
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>>9694384
His asshole
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>>9659995
sorry bud, it's illegal.

>>9660109
>Why would owning a wideband radio be illegal?
it isn't, but owning the exact same model is. It's because they don't want it to be reverse-engineered.
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>>9695201
>It's because they don't want it to be reverse-engineered.
Nah I'm pretty sure it's because it has high level NSA encryptions. There's already replicas out there of both the 148 and 152 that do everything that the originals do, except have encryption, and those are technically legal as long as you ave a license or just don't actually use it.
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>>9696363
Should be neat seeing someone getting v8 for posting on /cgl/ of all boards.
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>>9696602
It's v&, but yeah honestly.
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>>9696605
Typo.

Could be worse though, if he somehow had fill for it.
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>>9696614
Yeah he'd be in for a grade A black site butt fucking in that case.
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Anyone else watching the new Siege operator announcements with intent cosplay interest?
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>>9620675
r8 my imperial japanese navy cosplay guys
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>>9700473
8/10 would conquer China with
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>>9677889
I finished my mask part, connects to my tank via a rubber hose. The white stuff is just a little duct tape to keep the rubber hose seated on the metal attach point. Its all cut PVC pipe held together via a hot glue gun.
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>>9653171
Don't forget the pneumatic spike bayonet.
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>>9652759
Bit blurry but it looks like the DMR from Reach and 4, though that's one of the more generic-looking ones so it might just be bought
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Anyone knows where i can buy Ela Bosak's GROM jacket?
I saw a few cosplayers wearing the same jacket
pic related
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>>9703072
It looks like a bleached denim jacket
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Forgot to put on the 'arm' armor. Wearing the tank, but didnt take a back picture, because I'm dumb. This is how my XOF cosplay is going so far. I'm going to modify the gun a bit more.
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>>9703072
That's not what Ela's Jacket looks like.

No cosplayer so far has got it right iirc
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What is this coat/jacket? It's been bothering me forever.
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>>9705496
Fucking hell.
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>>9698752
I thought Vigil's design would end up being too generic, but the "707" on his facemask definitely makes his design distinguishable from his real-life counterparts. Also, his bad-ass backstory has already won him a place in my heart.
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>>9705496
It looks like the older green "Class A" Army Service Uniform without the shoulder epaulets.
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>>9652759
>>9702898
It's just some cheap spring/electric airsoft M4, come on guys.
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So for any of you XOF dudes interested in actually getting an ABA vest, I did some quick digging and I came across this place on FB and VK called Squadron that does custom work for a shit ton of old-gen stuff. Their quote for one $280 which is honestly pretty damn steep for a replica, but ABA vests seem to have really shot up in price so I guess it's not that bad and people on this board have paid more for less.
Has anyone here actually heard of them or had any previous experience?
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>>9706029
This looks noice. I'd be interested in all sorts of reports on these.
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>>9706029
Copy cat XOF guy from before, I wish i found these guys before I bought the blackhawk vest! Those look pretty sweet... Might just keep my blackhawk vest though. A lot of trouble to order something custom, and I already have a decent look alike.

If anyone jumps on these i'd like to hear from them.
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>>9706138
>>9706500
I'm tempted to GP one because there's no way I'm paying gear collector prices for a real one, but I can't be assed to when I'm considering buying a Marushin Mateba and I'm taking a trip down to Florida to meet friends.
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>>9705541
What about the other two operators?
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>>9707393
>body armor

It's literally just a fucking LBV. and they're trying to charge 500 euros for that thing? I could buy an Interceptor for half that price if I browsed Lejeune Yard Sales.
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>>9707435
American Body Armor (ABA) is the name of the company, which made things ranging from LBVs like that to leg rigs and actual soft armor meant to go under LBVs and clothing, which is pretty much all they do nowadays. The vests themselves have been out of production for at least 15 or so years with the widespread acceptance of MOLLE/PALS, were bought in small contracts for SF groups such as SEAL and VBSS teams (also SWAT teams for larger metropolitan police departments in probably even smaller amounts), and since they have that SEAL connection it means that they demand stupid high prices on the collector market; think like people paying over a grand for an AOR1 6094A or a set of AOR1 G3s because they have genuine Afghan dirt and SEAL sweat on them. Plus they can charge these crazy prices because the only company that made replicas (Other than the aforementioned Russian made to order shop) stopped making them about ten years ago, and it's really hard to find a suitable substitute if you ask the other XOF cosplayers, or 90s reenactor/collectors.
They honestly shouldn't cost that much and should be more in the $150~$200 range, but that's just how it do.

Also IBAs don't really bring images of dudes in flight suits and bicycle helmets rappelling up the side of hijacked oil tankers off the coast of Africa.
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>>9707487
Copy cat XOF guy from before here, think the black hawk vest is 'good enough'?

One side of me wants to do as close as possible, the other side is saying 'hey thats about 300 bucks you'll never see again'.

My opinion is it looks really close, and I doubt anyone is going to notice.
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>>9707864
Honestly for cosplay it's more than good enough, and spending close to or over $300 for a prop is pretty hard to justify when you've already got something that's 95% there. It's not like you're doing some shit like a Tachanka cosplay with like an IBA or something.
If you were doing an impression of 80s VBSS though then that'd be a different story, and it'd be pretty farby if you were using anything but an ABA.
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>>9708

Thanks for your input man! Never really cosplayed before, last thing I want is to people being disappointed when they look at it closer.

Everyone I have shown is pretty excited about how it looks. I guess unless you were 1% of the people who actually know the gear it wouldn't be a problem eh?
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>>9709651
Yeah no one would really care if you're using a vest that isn't authentic, and those that would know would probably understand how hard it is to find a genuine ABA vest.
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>>9620675
Bit of a mix between anime cosplay and military cosplay, but I had an idea for a costume

Right now, I'm thinking of cosplaying as Sasuke Uchiha if he were a U.S. Army soldier in The Korean War. Cringe-inducing, I know, but it's partly as a joke and partly for an upcoming anime convention where I live.

From what I can gather, the uniforms used in Korea were very similar to the ones used in World War II, and a lot of them were olive drab green.

So, I need to find some OD Green Army Fatigues and a Sasuke wig. I know I can get the wig online, but where would be a good place to find affordable vintage olive drab fatigues or more likely, modern reproductions thereof?

Pic semi-related.
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>>9711620
Addendum to this post: Do they make a reasonably-priced airsoft replica of the M1 Carbine?

I know they make decent-priced replicas of the Thompson M1A1, which was used in Korea at the time, but the M1 Carbine was far more common, so it's my primary choice.

If I can't get an airsoft M1 replica, I'll go for the Thompson.
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>>9620675
Is this thread the appropriate place to discuss military-themed LARP or historical reeanctment as well? Or should I start my own thread for that?

Pic related.
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>>9711624
I actually have always wondered where reenacting fell under. I've seen threads for it in both /cgl/ and /k/, and no one seemed to complain for either board. I would guess that here would be better when discussing making outfits, while /k/ would be better for questions about real issued gear and historical accuracy since there's some pretty (legitimately, but in a positive light) autistic people in the misurp clothing threads they have.
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>>9639554
It's always astounding when people ask you if you're in the military when you wear 40 year old gear. My next project is to wear pic related and see if anyone accuses me of stolen valor
>"WOULD YOU DIE FOR THE EMPIRE, YOU POSER???"
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Where the hell would I find the standard Rookie Loner leather jacket from STALKER, or something very similar?

I want to do an authentic rookie stalker look, without just buying a parka and GP-5 and calling it a day- but the STALKER leather jacket, its colour, and anything like it are surprisingly hard to find.
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>>9712493
You're going to need to check out thrift stores just like you would with the bandit trench coat, or optionally you can find a khaki/tan M65 styled jacket and then wax it.
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>>9712538
I was thinking of getting an M65 jacket, but I want one with a good, full hood, rather than one that looks like a crisp packet awkwardly jutting out of the collar.
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>>9712551
I would say just take the hood to an iron to get any wrinkles out of it. Waxing the thing once again might help give the hood more weight too.
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>>9712552
Ok, if I cannot find a suitable cheeki breeki jacket in a charity shop any time soon, I'll do that.

Thanks, anon.
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>>9712557
No problem man. Anything to stop people from showing up to cons looking like school shooters with GP-5s.
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would it be cool if I posted a question about a fiction military uniform? It would be more along the lines of historical stuff than modern military gear.
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>>9712583
Doesn't hurt to ask. If we can't help, the guys in the military surplus threads over at /k/ might.
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Anyone have any hunches on what holster the MSF suits use? I’ve looked at Peace Walker and Ground Zeroes both and I’m having a tough time. This is PW concept art, but it’s about as good of a reference pic as I could find.
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>>9713795
I think it's one of those generic universal holsters that every airsoft shop carries. XOF units also have a very similar one, but in black.
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>>9713808
Just wanted to add that you can see this other style of holster in these XOF models. I know you're doing the sneaking suit, but both units are from around the same era and they share a lot of similar gear.
>>9667400
>>9665344
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I also just stumbled across this one on Evike. It lacks the grid stitching of the other two and the art, but it does come with a drop leg harness already; although you might just want to make your own if you want to be super accurate since the art doesn't have any snap buckles.
Essentially what I'm getting at is that this is a fairly common design and it really boils down to what's available and how close you want to get.
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>>9713808
>>9713811
>>9713820
Cheers mate, just wanted to make sure it wasn’t something well-known I’d be fucking up by not including. I’ll look into these!
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Shitty last minute MSF
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Are any of you guys in the military?
>that feel when you're a lone lolita but you love the military, warships and guns and have no one who shares these similar interests
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>>9713835
I used to be mil, but I've been out for a few years now.
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is there a specific style of coverall for Mute? i've had no luck looking for SAS-specific coveralls or vests, but I might just be a moron.
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>>9715225
I did a little bit of digging on Google images with "SAS Coveralls" and I found this replica on CRW.
http://www.crw-airsoft.com/sas-crw-gen1-coverall-replica-by-tgc-size-4xl-1509-p.asp
They also seem to pop up on eBay (although more European eBay than NA) every now and then.
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>>9715282
It also seems to be called an Assault Suit in some references too.
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>>9715282
exactly what i needed, thanks!
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>>9715225
also, any idea for the gloves?
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>>9715289
I would say get some black nomex pilot gloves, and maybe sew some black velcro straps on the cuffs.
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>>9715295
Oh I guess you could sew those weird fingernail things he's got on his fingertips too. I can't think of any real gloves that have those so I guess it's just to go with his sorta of edgelord looking mask.
Hell it might just be duct tape,
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>>9715225
unrelated question but how does his belt stay in his waist if theres no belt slot on his coverall?
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>>9715322
A lot of vests in this sort of pattern have loops on them for belts.
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>>9674507
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>>9677889
XOF Anon here, I simply cut off the waist straps and Plastidipped the harness webbing black. I highly recommend that you go different route and find a way to directly attach the tank frame directly to the LBV. Wearing the harness with no waist strap for extra support for long periods of time is not a good idea.
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>>9715424
Thanks for the response, I have a pretty good system worked out where I weaved the harness inside the vest. Only the top straps really show, and the waist band shows a little at the back. Small price to pay!
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>>9715424
Cant really show it off, but its all weaved together. Kinda a mess but it works when its all on.
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>>9713795
Here's some inspiration for you anon
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>>9711624
OP here,
I'd imagine actual reenacting goes better with /k/, but sure, post what you have in mind.
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>>9713795
>>9713820
>>9713811
>>9713808

For MSF I wouldn't get either of these. They look too modern in my eyes. I used an M12 Holster with an extension, so it was a thigh holster instead of belt mounted.

The Holster I'd use, if I came across one is the VP70 Holster used by Marines in the movie "Aliens". I think that could work really well for MSF actually.
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>>9713824
That doesn't even look like MSF. Get out.

>>9713835
Nope, I just hang around a couple guys who were

>>9715322
Chances are, not at all, sadly.

>>9716186
I can only repeat myself on how well you look, dude!
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I really want to cosplay this unused design of adult Chico that was supposed to appear in MGSV before everything went to hell. I don't know how many people would recognize it, but I think it's a pretty badass design. I'm really bummed so much got axed from V, Chico deserved a better ending than what he got.
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>>9716186
I really wish that I had thought of doing that. Probably would have saved me from so much shoulder pain! Your cosplay looks like it's coming along great!

>>9715424
Also, I'm doing a Night Nine closet cosplay.
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>>9713824
Looks more like a Diamond Dog anon
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>>9717073
>"Cool Navy Seal kit man, but don't you think you're a bit out of place for an anime convention?"
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>>9718029
t. Fat weeb
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>>9621505
Wtf are you doing?
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>>9718242
I'm not an expert but I'm pretty sure they're shooting a rifle.
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I see this is the /k/ rejects thread. Go post airshit in /asp/
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>>9718380
>/k/ rejects
Majority of /k/ can't even afford this gear
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>>9718392
>Actually replying to them
Either way, there's dudes on /k/ with tons of dosh who could LARP at the range if they wanted to. Hell, a lot of that gear can be found for a lot less when you buy knockoff/replicas. That's like what, under $400 if you got all reps?
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>>9718399
>knockoff/replicas
Ewwwww
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>>9712600
ok, i'm planning on making a couple of fma uniforms and i was wondering if anyone had ideas about what the trim might be/ if they have seen anything that looks like it on a real military uniform of any kind. my first thought was piping but that looks a little thin. id use bias tape but i don't think i've ever seen that on an actual uniform. if anyone has any input at all it would be welcome
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>>9719046
http://www.militaryheritage.com/militarybraid.htm
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>>9719046
Seconding >>9719048 but maybe also something like link related for the jacket, since it's thinner?

>http://www.epicmilitaria.com/silver-collar-tab-braid-thin.html
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>>9719046
I would say some sort of satin silver fabric with maybe some piping on the edges, or the sort of tapes you see here >>9719048. You can also get the gold cord for cheap since it's also used for things like making pillows and shit.
Just remember too that all of the military stuff from FMA is taken from tons different eras in terms of equipment and styling, so you pretty much get a carte blanche to do whatever as long as it looks proper.
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>>9719058
>>9719055
Just pointing out they also sell heavier wool fabric, if you really want it to look like a proper military jacket.

t. tired of seeing shitty FMA cosplays made out of cheap broadcloth
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>>9719058
>>9719081
unfortunately the braid is gonna be a bit of a hard sell for the rest of the group in terms of pricing, i might go with silver fabric instead. I am planning on making what ever piping i use myself so I can try a bunch of different things and see what works I guess. do you think that I could justify using a matte trim given that the uniforms are also used in combat?
also i've already got the fabric, it's a wool twill, it's a bit on the lighter weight than whats offered there but with the proper interfacing I think it should be fine.




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