Team Fortress 2 Scout Costume!




About: Amateur everything.

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:
*The Bag
*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

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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 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
--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

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    73 Discussions


    3 years ago

    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!


    6 years ago on Step 3

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


    6 years ago on Introduction

    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:
    Hope i helped ^_^!


    7 years ago on Introduction

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


    10 years ago on Step 5

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

    5 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

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


    7 years ago on Step 5

    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.


    7 years ago on Step 5

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


    9 years ago on Step 5

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

    3 replies

    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.


    Reply 7 years ago on Step 5

    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