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Cosplay

Postby StalkerDellaNote » Thu 26 Apr 2018 12:49

So yeah, cosplay, if you're into it

What I plan to do soon.
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Re: Cosplay

Postby Grabbed_by_the_Spets » Thu 26 Apr 2018 12:54

That's going to be hot in a packed spring-summer perhaps try looking for a lighter material that looks and feels similar.

Other than that, look though a few leather/surplus stores, they're usually quite a few around if you know where to look.
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Re: Cosplay

Postby StalkerDellaNote » Thu 26 Apr 2018 12:58

Grabbed_by_the_Spets wrote:That's going to be hot in a packed spring-summer perhaps try looking for a lighter material that looks and feels similar.

Other than that, look though a few leather/surplus stores, they're usually quite a few around if you know where to look.

Oh yeah, I plan to fabricate the coat and trousers myself out of light breathable material, need a good IRL reference though
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Re: Cosplay

Postby Kirill_GV001 » Mon 14 May 2018 19:13

The original kit would actually be a great thing to have in summer.
The character's suit seems to be modeled after the Soviet Afghan-era Mabuta uniform, that is made for tropical climates and thus very breathable. That's what I can say by looking at the pants, because the jacket looks like a mix of the Mabuta jacket (good), the Afghanka jacket (quite thick as far as non-winter uniforms go, like solid blue jeans, thicker than an US M81 BDU) and the OKZK jacket (not good, it's super thick, since it was supposed to be a work garment that protects against some chemicals.)

Your best bet would be to get :
-Siryika/OKZK cap with Soviet star
-Mabuta uniform (repros can be found, but they're still around the $80-85 mark) or if you can find it, M85 Czechoslovak uniform
-Russian telnyashka (striped shirt), the long sleeve, paratrooper (white/blue) model.
-"Lifchik"/"Poyas-B" chest rig, repros can be found in Poland
-Soviet Army Makarov holster (not the navy or police ones, which are black, the brown army one)
-Frankenstein'd Soviet belt : fake leather brown belt from the combat model, and golden buckle from the peacetime belt
-APS Stechkin leather mag pouches
-Soviet Army jackboot (can be swapped for cheaper East German ones, externally they're the same)
-Modern tan sniper net to be worn on the shoulders and head

The only thing I'm at a loss for is the mag pouch worn on the image's left side/character's right side. It looks like the love child of a drunk orgy between a Soviet pattern 4 cell AK74 mag pouch, the mag pouch of a RD-54 paratrooper set (it's attached to a harness and to a rucksack, don't you dare to cut the pouch, these are rare collector's items) and more modern commercial issue Russian AK pouches. I think you could look at RSP-3 flare pouches by Splav and SSO, it's not the thing, but it looks somewhat close.

What size do you need for that cosplay? I've been collecting Soviet kit for 9 years, and can convert pretty much any size system into Russian standard by now lol.

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Re: Cosplay

Postby varis » Fri 18 May 2018 11:37

Oh, this kind of cosplay :)

Or just move to Scandinavia, problem solved. Also you can try googling the Lotka Voltera LARP for some ideas. Or not sure if it helps here, but it's cool stuff anyway.
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Re: Cosplay

Postby StalkerDellaNote » Fri 18 May 2018 19:10

Kirill_GV001 wrote:very helpful information

What size do you need for that cosplay? I've been collecting Soviet kit for 9 years, and can convert pretty much any size system into Russian standard by now lol.

I'm 6ft 3in at 180 lbs.. I found an Afghanka (Jacket and trousers) which came well close to it for bout $200 In 54-6 but personally, I want to sew myself a custom tailored replica as to not ruin an original.. judging by the character model I'll have to dye certain parts a darker color, which would just be a shame to do..

You wouldn't happen to know specifics on the material so I can maintain proper aesthetic no?

Anything leather I'll just be buying, for instance the Mosin ammo pouches on his left hip
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