Let's not kid ourselves: there's nothing funner than dressing up like army men and running around in the woods behind your parent's house. But what do you do when you grow up? You cosplay. It's the (marginally) socially acceptable way to rekindle the joy of youth. Alternatively: SLUMBER PARTY! Anyway, this is Greg Peltz and Ryan Rasmussen dressed up as the soldier and medic (respectively) from Team Fortress 2.
Its not a original idea, no, but we both wanted to do it right. Put in the right key words and you can find mountains of attempts at the costume, but most... come up short. We wanted to get the costumes as close as physically possible to the actual designs.
Most of the costume elements were made from scratch, we paid particular attention to the weapons and gear since we wanted them to be really accurate.
Good lookin', guys. I'd run around in the woods yelling PEW PEW PEW with you two any day. And I mean that as homoerotically as you want me to. You ever seen a man do anything so sensual with a bunch of leaves before? Poison what? MEDIC!
Hit the jump for a whole bunch more as well as links to Greg and Ryan's blogs with higher-res versions.
Thanks to Lindsey, who once found a grenade in the woods and poked it with a stick. Turned out to be a turtle.