Oh jeez, it’s Wednesday already!? As I sit here I realize I’ve been trying to do a blog once a week and, alas, today I had nothing profound or confrontational to write about.
Then I decided you really wanted to know about my Comedian cosplay—my first cosplay ever, actually—and was happy to oblige. I hope someone who wants to create their own Comedian cosplay will find some useful information here.
Cool, eh? Yeah, I know. After coming to terms with the fact that I won’t be able to recreate everything exactly how I want to, and researching a billion things, I’m finally making good progress. Today I wanted to talk about the holsters, suspenders, and guns that I found for the look. Here is where I’m at so far:
TC wears leather, load bearing suspenders. I found almost identical suspenders online, but they were way out of my budget. I decided to find an alternative. Making my own was an option, but I wanted something I could use for my zombie gear, too, that was useable.
I found these Blackhawk suspenders on Amazon. I paid $32 for them. They’re amazing. Sturdy, black, and look how I want them to. They do not come with a belt, but I already had a tactical belt that I hooked them to.
Next, the thigh holsters. Again, couldn’t get leather. Didn’t want to craft them because I want to use these things again someday. I found these holsters on Amazon for only about $10 each. Be sure to get a left holsters and a right holster. For the price, these holsters are surprisingly well made. There is no way I could’ve made them for less than I bought them.
Last, the guns. Oh boy. I spent a lot of time looking for the right gun. I think TC uses some kind of .45, but I decided to compromise and get something that looked right even if it wasn’t technically correct. Air soft guns can be extremely expensive, but the the ones I found seemed to be fairly reasonable and were the right combination of silver and black. They are .50 cal, but they fit in the holsters perfectly and look amazing. I plan on repainting the silver so it appears more chrome/metallic looking. Once I slap a smilie face sticker on the handles, they’ll be spot on.
Next time I’ll be discussing the plastic I’m going to use for the left shoulder and construction technique.