In my cosplay series, I examine each costume I make, how I created it, what I would do differently, and so on! For more cosplay posts, just look in the cosplay tag here or sort by costume here. For cosplay tutorials, check out the Cosplay 101 tag.
This is one of my all-time favorite costumes to wear! It feels like I bring it out almost every convention. It was also one of my very first “real” costumes to complete!
I really love the freedom of interpretation that these kinds of genderbend costumes allow. I’ve seen so many different takes on female Team Fortress 2 characters, all of them unique and special in their own way! I am happy to add my hat to the ring.
Female Engineer from Team Fortress 2
- Ikkicon 2011
- A-Kon 2012
- Comet Con (3rd place in the cosplay contest!)
As I was picking out costume pieces, I tried to keep in mind what a female version of the Engineer would wear — nothing too fussy or difficult to wear in battle, but with a few extra girly elements. I think I succeeded in making a costume I felt captured his personality, but balanced with some added femininity.