Team Fortress 2 Gets Real

If Valve was ever going to make a movie based on Team Fortress 2, we'd hope it was animated. If some studio executive insisted it be live action, however, we could tolerate it looking like this.

Greg Peltz and Ryan Rasmussen may look like they're late to the Team Fortress 2 cosplay party, which seemed to peak around Halloween 2007, but don't let first glances fool you. Their costumes have sacrificed timeliness for quality.

Not content to merely settle for the right colour and overall look, Greg and Ryan have gone overboard on the finer details, like ensuring the costumes fit their bodies the same way they fit the Soldier and Medic in the game, that their weapons are 100% accurate and even going so far as to get the jutting jaw of the Soldier right.

Team Fortress 2 Costume: Ryan 1, World 0. [Ryan]

A Team Fortress 2 Halloween [Greg, via Pixelated Geek]


    Now that's awesome. I could definitely watch a TF2 movie that looked like that.

    imagine casting a heavy!

    Soldier looks the part but I can't say the same about the Medic. Costumes are great though.

      so thats what daniel radclife is doing after harry potter.

        Was sort of thinking the same thing. I thought the Medic was supposed to be an older guy, with perhaps a slightly debonair look. Not a geeky one.

    How does he see out from under his helmet?

      It's called Photoshop. They've darkened the area just under the helmet in the pictures to give him the same look as the in-game Soldier. In real life though, he'd be able to look out just below the brim. I'd imagine he'd have a similar view to what V8 Supercar drivers get when looking out of their windows with the Ford/Holden logos blocking the view.

        An simpler explanation would be that he merely posed with the helmet over his eyes for a handful of still shots.

        Aside from a little color correcting and the addition of vignettes in some of the photos, no Photoshopping was done on the pictures to enhance the costumes. All we needed was the proper lighting to get that nice shadow under my helmet. (I should know since I'm the guy in the getup) But yeah, vision is not so great underneath that thing...which is why there aren't many action shots of me in the costume.

        Really glad everyone is enjoying the photos! The positive reactions we've been getting makes all of the work totally worth it.

    That looks hell good, props for fans at least trying to make an effort to create costumes and items that look close enough to the game

    They really nailed the poses.

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