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This May Be The Only Way You’ll Ever Own A Pair Of GPNVG -UPDATED-

Monday, July 8th, 2013


I made a bit of a blunder yesterday; turns out the original GPNVG I posted was only a 1/6th scale model. These, however, are in fact full sized. The GPNVG18 Dummy (Standard Version) by Spartan Airsoft Tactical is made from ABS plastic and (sadly) features no powered components. There was also a deluxe version that did light up, but it was limited to 800 pieces, so it could be quite a bit harder to get a hold of a set.


Meg Turney – Princess Leia Photo Shoot

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Check out this video of Meg Turney cosplaying as Pricness Leia for a shoot at Gentle Giant Studios. FYI, there’s a bit of crass language and suggestive dialogue, so this one’s probably better off not seen while at work.



TacHacker – Articulated Street Sign Armor

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Looking to perfect that Mad Max or Fallout cosplay? Then you might want to follow the example of Ivan Owen and build a set of street sign armor. Although the exact details are scarce, the piece was constructed from forming street signs using an anvil and ball peen hammer and affixing said signs to a belt harness. Mr. Owen also has an Etsy store where it’s entirely possible you can commission said armor, provided your smithing skills aren’t up to snuff.

MAKE – Street Sign Armor

Army Commando Costume

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Available at Target, the boy’s Army Command Costume consists of two pieces, the uniform and helmet. It’s made from 70% polyester and is available in small, medium and large sizes. My favorite aspect of this costume is the ‘Army’ tag; it’s a nice touch that lets other people know: “Yes, I am pretending to be an Army Commando this fine Halloween’s night. Candy, please!” There’s also something familiar about the camouflage that I can’t quite put my finger on…

Thanks to Gordon from Indy for the tip.

Target.com – Army Commando Costume

Wasteland Weekend: Get Your Mad Max On

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

It’s not too late to go visit the Atomic Café, Thunderdome, Wasteland Casino or Mushroom Cloud Lounge. With any luck you’ll have time to get a free mohawk.

Wasteland Weekend started today, but it goes through Sunday; it’s not to late to dunk your face in a bucket of fishhooks, throw some leather on, grab up your sawed off scattergun or crossbow and get down there. Go have some fun in the sun in the lovely Mojave Desert with the finest in fringe elements of a Mad Max loving subculture.

There are a lot of bands scheduled to be playing in addition to numerous events (an archery contest, Wasteland Games (including boomerang toss and gas can carry) plus, of course, multiple Thunderdome fights. There will also be some sort of sermon delivered around an ‘unexploded nuclear bomb’ on Sunday.

They are working toward an immersive environment. From the official website:
“Wasteland Weekend reserves the right to prohibit any vehicles, structures, or items it deems unfit for the look of the themed area. (Any unfit property can be stored outside the gates of the themed area in the general camping area or hidden from view.) We are trying to create a convincing 360-degree post-apocalyptic environment. We hope you understand.”

In addition to individuals, there are a number of “tribes” who will be in attendance. There are several, including the Petro Pirates and Dukes of the Nuke, but our favorite has got to be the Dystopian Slut Militia.

Wasteland Weekend is a relatively new post-apocalyptic event, but organizers expect it to be much larger than the 400 attendees they had last year.

One long weekend of booze, body piercings, pointy things, makeshift weaponry and metal, punk rock, industrial rock and cleavage. What’s not to like?

Wasteland Weekend

Batman Captured In Michigan

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

A comic geek dressed as Batman decided to go full-on vigilante in Michigan, but was caught by police early yesterday morning while hanging off the ledge of a building. Although his climbing skills weren’t up to snuff, he was prepared to rumble: besides a utility belt that contained a collapsible baton and a can of pepper spray, he was also rocking a pair of lead-lined gloves. No information on him having any batarangs or world-class martial arts skills, I regret to say. Because of his obviously beneficial service to the community, he was charged with possession of dangerous weapons in addition to trespassing. Just goes to show you how dangerous, under-trained idiots get very little respect these days. Or antiperspirant for that matter.

Hat tip to thesmokinggun.com.

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Last night at the 14th Annual Wilson Family Fishing Trip. The theme was 80s TV Zombies. Can you guess who I was?

You Can Never Have Enough Multicam

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Feel you need more Multicam in your wardrobe? Then you need to place your bid on this sweet custom made Jedi Knight tunic set. Featured at this year’s Dragon*Con, it was worn for only 3 hours by the creator. It comes in two parts, the first a large size Tru Spec Multicam Combat shirt with the hook and loop patch backing removed from the sleeve pockets. The tunic itself is sized as a men’s Large in two ply fabric with tabards that are sewn into the shoulder seam and hang down the front with an obi that velcros around the waist. Included is a Clone Wars Galactic Republic patch that’s not sewn on the tunic. Finally, a piece with both tactical and cosplay functionality.