Introduction: Team Fortress 2 Scout Costume!

How to make a costume and be the Scout in real life!

This is my entry for the DIY haloween constest in the category "Costume"

I know this has been done before, but, without any offense, the instructable uploaded here is kind of weak and detailless

This Covers:
*Shirt
*Pants
*Socks
*Shoes
*The Bag
*Hat
*Headphone with mic
*Bat (actuallly you dont need a fake one, but i live in argentina and there's not a lot of cheap baseball gear here, so im going to make one!)
*Hand bandages

Step 1: Introduction Continued: the Idea and the Sources

Before you can cosplay somebody or something, you will need something to start with. I took these pictures of the Scout from http://www.teamfortress2.de/tf2_class_scout.php and as there are 3 views its a good thing to start with. There were also pics of the bat that will be in the correspondient step.

Step 2: Go Shopping!

Well this is the pics and the instructons on going shopping the things you need

For this costume you will need:
-A plain RED or BLU t-shirt
-A black hat
-Black cargo pants
-Long white socks
-Sport Sneakers (nobody will be looking at your shoes, so use any dark colour sneakers)
-Sport bandages for the hands
-A black bag that you can put on like the scout
-Regular baseball belt
-For the BAT
--A stick
--Newspaper
--Aluminium foil
--Tape (scotch)
--Tape (electrical or black duct tape)

Step 3: Making the Bat

This is the only part you need to build, so the costume is easy!

You'll need a stick, newspaper, aluminum foil, black duct tape or electrical isolating tape, a sharpie and scotch tape
Basically, you start wrapping newspaper around the stick, leaving a couple inches for the grip part.
then, you cover it with aluminum foil and wrap the thin part with electrical/black duct tape
then you use the sharpie to make the BLU or RED logo on the bat

Step 4: Clothing

Just dress up like the pictures!
Be careful cause you need to:
*Put the shirt inside the pants, then put on the belt
*Put the pants inside the socks and make the socks and hold the socks up
*If your headphone has a cable, hide it inside the tee

Step 5: Scouty Actitude + Action Pics

You cant have a costume without actitude, you cant go speaking normallly with a Yip-Yip costume! you need to get into the character!
About the scout:
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 1,76 m
Weight: 55,6 kg
Job: Rapid Recovery
Motto: 'Too Much Caffeine'
Fuel: Hot Dogs/Red Bull

So, basically try this:
-Twitch and be hiperactive
-Bring Hot dogs to the party
-Use a boston accent (listen to the scout video)
-Say things and do things like
--Measure your pulse while saying "im not even winded!"
--If someone asks you who the hell are you cosplaying, say "do you have any idea, any idea of who i am?" "basically? kinda' a big deal!"
--Touch a heavy cosplayer in the head with the bat and say "yo, whats up"

Also, for a closure, some pictures of the 2 parties i went to as the scout

Comments

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Zhamm (author)2016-07-08

For the bat, I just used an old metal Louisville Slugger I used in 3rd grade, spray-painted everything but the rubber grip silver, and then BOOM! A Scout bat!

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HeavenBlueRose (author)2012-12-05

Nice! My mom keeps a baseball bat in the back of the front door...I'll have to sneak it!

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shutupman57 (author)2012-10-13

I know where you can get a BOSS scattergun for like 35 bucks. Its freakin awesome! The dude also makes other epic tf2 cosplay items such as sniper rifles, flamethrowers and the black box! heres the link to the scattergun on ebay:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Scout-Scattergun-from-Team-Fortress-2-cosplay-/261110513081?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccb663db9
Hope i helped ^_^!

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scout117 (author)2012-09-27

im being scout this year in 2012

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scout117 (author)2012-09-27

that scouts a spy

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hellosir523 (author)2012-07-20

One quick tip, if you have the budget, Adidas Sambas make great shoes to be a Scout.

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irxo (author)2008-11-27

damn straight. remember. "birds. fly. trees grow. and brother, you hurt people"

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santy22 (author)irxo2008-12-08

Moar liek "Birds Fly, Grass Grows, Sun Shines. And brother, I hurt people!." i repeated that phrase every time someone asked what the hell i was dressed as.

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BTR.TF2.HTR (author)santy222012-02-26

Apparently, I actually have the offical Force A Nature shirt AND a Scout track jacket. I always say that when I'm Scout. c:

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Ryutso (author)santy222010-09-19

"If you were from, where I was from, you be f**kin dead."
"BONK"

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corey_caffeine (author)santy222009-06-25

BONK

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ColinTheIntelligent (author)irxo2011-08-26

He's Like a force of Nature!

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ahacker2 (author)2011-11-01

nb

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MrSalvador (author)2011-10-26

Really good instructable, but I think you have been better off using a real bat. I also think it's funny how lame everyone else's costume is.

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skarum (author)2011-10-03

if anyone is interested in making cheap tf2 props, I'm going to be putting on some instructables soon.

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Comicbookfan01 (author)2010-08-18

The scout is from Boston, Massachusetts. Not Brooklyn New York. You have a typo. Just  correcting you.

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HoopDoop (author)Comicbookfan012010-08-31

He actually is from Brooklyn, one of the achievements for the Scout is "Dodgers 1, Giants 0" now i suppose that could also mean he's from L.A. but he has a Brooklyn accent.

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infact http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Scout all you need to know

author

no hes from boston he has several references to the redsox as well the reason they reference the dodgers and giants is not for where he lives but the size of heavy weapons guy vs. scout its been mentioned many times the scout does live in boston

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the_burrito_master (author)2010-10-29

Why not just use a real bat?

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At most conventions real bats can be illigal.

author

I see.

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kalmoneda (author)2011-09-08

hey pal! I know how to these all, I bet ill make on my own! 1st. That clothing part, about put the shirt inside the pants, but the picture it seems that you didnt put it inside! the belt is over there D: . 2nd. Dont put inside your socks the pants tip cause its more likely fatted feet! D: and 3rd The Headset must single not double! i know you find everywhere of that but its ok! 4th! you need to use a shoes called Nike! color black and it has the same shoes :)! Its good! 5th. I want to buy a real batmagnet not the crumpy make, but your creative! 6th. Yah belt! the symbol, it needs to be shae rectangle! 7th. You dont have bandages on the pic! 8th. The Hat must no picture on it and it must be flat on the top of it! 9th. The bag! i just found real one but i forgot where it is! or what brand! Thats all! I think i get yah right k!?

kordell

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ColinTheIntelligent (author)2011-08-26

Scout is from Boston, Not Brooklyn.

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ColinTheIntelligent (author)2011-08-26

BONK!

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ampeyro (author)2011-01-27

it inspired me, maybe next year i go as demopan

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superMacaroni (author)2010-10-09

At first, I thought that was a 3D model of Vince!

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Ryutso (author)2010-09-19

The shoes the scout's wearing in the render look like this specific make of Nike sports cleats for some reason. Oh well. Black sneaks with white electrical tape, GO!

Other than that, all I need is the bag the headset and possibly the dog tags.

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anarbiter9 (author)2010-09-19

Make a spy costume
download masks
print
1+ cookie metal

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HoopDoop (author)2010-08-31

Hey do you have any bags you could link me to that look like the Scout's?

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tomigm (author)2010-07-20

postealo en Taringa! y seguro llegas al top post!

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WhiteTigerTails (author)2010-07-11

I know how to make a bat you can hit people with. PM me if you want to know, but I may make in 'ible about it. I did make a few for something I do on Sundays...

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scott! (author)2009-10-17

 Can't you just use a bat?

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santy22 (author)scott!2009-10-22

 If i made a bat, that would mean "NO"
The reason i made it was i'm not a fancy baseball-freak yankee who has 10 bats in his room. I'm from argentina, and we play soccer and polo around here.

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shadow108 (author)santy222010-03-28

I dont play any sport and even i have a baseball bat around my house.
Well its more a standard bat.

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spreek (author)2010-01-27

im doing a scout cosplay and i made sandman

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red-king (author)2009-08-27

I'm trying to figure out what to dress as next halloween. i usually take a long time to make up my mind/ make a costume... so i start around this time. i'm thinking of going as a TF2 character... either the pyro, or the heavy... My favorite class is the pyro, but i dunno where to get a bloody gas mask(could make one i guess...).

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red-king (author)scott!2009-10-16

 thanks for the links!

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daedric (author)red-king2009-10-12

Amazon.com

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Colonel88 (author)2009-10-16

Heavy is the funniest but I look good in a tux so i'm spy :D.

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Prodigity (author)2009-09-04

Hahaha fun fun funzzz..
Nice yet easy =D

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Spycrab (author)2009-08-24

...I'm going to go as soldier and scout now.. the con's 4 days, 2 days scout and 2 days soldier...but still nemesis!!1!1 NEED A DISPENSUH HEAH. DEPLOY A DISPENSER HERE. thnx for the awesome tutorial. i got a sandman bat and Bonk! atomic punch via this sweet label-maker http://woggywoowoo.deviantart.com/art/BONK-Atomic-Punch-Labels-120615661 .still sticking with the original scattergun tough, it's just better in my opinion. :)

Nemesis! BLU.png
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kevin71127 (author)2009-08-11

that scout is a little too heavy... ish...

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santy22 (author)kevin711272009-08-20

that means HE'S A SPY! also i ate 2 much and i can't doublejump!

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Spycrab (author)2009-07-28

I'm sorry, but I'm going as soldier this year...I'm going to be your NEMESIS!!
*insert fanfare here*

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santy22 (author)Spycrab2009-08-20

duuun duuun daaa daaaaaaah!

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peach_fart (author)2008-11-07

this costume makes you look fat no offense and you forgot the dogtags.

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santy22 (author)peach_fart2008-12-08

Yeah, the dogtags, you can buy them or make them out of Duct Tape (yay 4 duct tape) Aaand, i dont look fat, im fat, but a little.

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