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My Spy Stuff by Mulberrie My Spy Stuff by Mulberrie
I decided for my first cosplay attempt, I would go with something a little simplistic. Therefore, I thought the Blu Spy from Team Fortress 2(the online, multi-player game by Valve) would be a nice choice. Spy has a fairly straightforward outfit, and all his “accessories” are small and somewhat generically-shaped, and, best of all, I match his body proportions and height fairly well (I think, based on my observations during game-play).

So… I started gathering my props: a blue pinstripe suit, a cigarette case, an old watch, some cardboard and glue. Things started off fine. I was able to alter the suit with no real problems. As I moved onto the Spytron 3000 (the cigarette case), things started to become more difficult. Then, when I began construction of the trademark butterfly knife, more difficult still. By the time I got to the Electro-Sapper, I only had two weeks left before the con, and I was exhausted… and wondering why I ever thought this cosplay would be simple. However, I did manage to pull everything together (all except the revolver… I just ran out of time), and I am fairly happy with the final result. You be the judge.

In this pic, I made the Spytron 3000(purchased a metal cigarette case, then crafted the inside of matte board and plastic), the Electro-Sapper (cardboard, foam board, and plastic with purchased toggles), the Invisibility watch (gutted “vintage” watch with matte board and plastic crafting), and the Butterfly Knife (wood, paper, and bookbinding screws… and yes, it does flip open and closed!). I also rolled my own cigarettes (out of wood and paper… not what some of you deviants were probably guessing… *snicker*…) and printed off some masks for fun. (The rest in the pic, hat, gloves, and pocket watch, I did not craft myself.)

This is just a sample pic. I now have some better shots of all my props and myself in full costume up, with more accompanying info on the making-of each individual prop and costume piece.

Oh, and, yes, I do play Team Fortress, most of the time as the Spy… and I SUCK! I once got killed just 3 seconds after leaving respawn. 3 SECONDS! #*! % Pyros!!!




Image and Props © Mulberrie
Spy and all his uber-cool spy gear © Valve
*Engineer and Pyro masks collected from madlep’s post on ubercharged.net*
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:icondillanmurillo:
DillanMurillo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm lovin the dead ringer,balisong, and Electro sapper :D
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Thank you so much!  :)
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:iconzeldavoorhees:
ZeldaVoorhees Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice 'lectro Sapper :D
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Thanks alot!  I worked hard on that one!
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:iconknightwingxd:
KnightWingXD Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Oh mai gawsh, it all looks so perfect, sell it to MEEEE- -shot-
:iconohmahgawdplz:
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Mine, mine, MINE! You no touch!
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:iconknightwingxd:
KnightWingXD Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
:iconokayfaceplz:
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
OMG! That face just breaks my tiny little spy heart!

*Grumble* Fine… is yours. Just leave me with the Sandvich Mask. I have a dinner date tomorrow and want to dress accordingly.
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Raist-Majere Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fucking good sapper xD Very well done everything, and I say that as a fellow spy =D
If I get some people to make a decent group I'd really like to go spying all over the place xD
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thank you, and… Awesomeness!!!

If you are ever doing your ‘spying’ nearby, look me up! I would love to join in the fun!
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:iconraist-majere:
Raist-Majere Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd really love to spy around with a fellow spy, but maybe the US is a wee far from where I live xD
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Whoops! Sorry… didn’t read your DA page carefully enough. XD

Well, if I’m ever in Spain (here’s hoping!), I’ll look you up!
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:iconraist-majere:
Raist-Majere Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here if I get to go there =)
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:iconsonicdash57:
SonicDash57 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:iconspyplz: :iconsaysplz: Gentlemen?
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Indeed. :3
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
personally i hate spy
because i dominate as pyro.
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Hmmmm… were you playing the last time I was on TF2, cause my Spy got pwned! Darn you trigger-happy Pyros! XD
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
STRANGE BACKBURNER:
:iconfuckyeahplz:
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
“Fire, fire, fire! I do believe I am on fire…” Noooooo!
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
YOU ARE DEAD. NOT BIG SURPRISE.
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
“Well, this is a disappointment.”
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:iconcaptainprower:
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
"You got a forehead on ya like a coffee table..."
BOMBS AWAY!
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Lol! Never heard that one before! XD
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:iconsumiry:
Sumiry Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
coool ones... i'm gonna cosplay Spy too soon.... do you wanna tell me how did you do that cigarette case?
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Check out my gallery page. I give basic instructions for the Spytron 3000 (otherwise known as ‘the cigarette case,’ lol!) construction in the description.

Good luck with that cosplay!!!
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:iconrobofingers:
Robofingers Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I'm an awesome Spy :D But a crap everything-else. :P I'm going as a spy to the London Expo in October. How did you make the knife? Is there somewhere I can buy a fake one?
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
You can check out my gallery page. I give basic instructions for the knife construction in the description.

Or, if you are interested, I do take commissions… ;3
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:iconrobofingers:
Robofingers Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I am interested, but also a poor student. :P I've had a go at making my own versions of the spy gadgets for a cosplay in London in October, but they're to the result is on par with that of a 6-year old's work. XD
What would your prices be?
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I understand. It is very difficult to make quality props and cosplay gadgets...

I’ll note you my commission info and we can set something up, if you would like!
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:iconpataponfan:
PataponFan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A Sandvich disguise? XD
It must suck if someone bit you.:meow:
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Oh no! I don’t think this mask was very well though through!

XDDDD
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:icongothkitsune:
gothkitsune Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
I may go to Ohayocon as a blue spy I was wondering how much you would charge me for a prop of your invisibility watch?
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Yay! A fellow Spy! I’ll note you my price on the Invis Watch.
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:icongothkitsune:
gothkitsune Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
when it gets closer to the con ( around February) I'll defiantly invest in one of those invisible watches. It is all going to depend on which con I intend to go to and if I have the money. I may go to Midwest Furfest at the end of November in which case I won't have the money to go to the animecon. Midwest Furfest is going to depend on whether I can find some people crazy enough to brave Chicago traffic with me, in other words finding people to go with me. If i don't go to Midwest I am most likely going to go to Ohayocon that con I know for fact I have people to go with me or that I can go along with. At the end of the year towards November I will have a better idea but if the tides towards one way or the other I will for sure let you know in case I intend to go to Ohayocon. Thank you for the response regardless it's good to know there are still people taking commissions

Respectfully,
Kitsune
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Wow, those all sound like fun! You must go to a lot of awesome conventions throughout the year. I hope you have a great time at every one of them!

Keep in touch! I will wait to hear from you later in the year, closer to the time when that con is approaching. And thanks again for your consideration!

Mulberrie
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DJSIC Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
IM invisible LOL that got me
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Tee hee! Thank you!
I thought it was pretty clever!
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labassistant008 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
I was wondering, that do you know any good tutorials on how to do that Butterfly knife? I'm going to cosplay as Spy at Tsukicon, and I don't have so much time left, I should just do the butterfly knife and then I should be quite ready. So I was wondering, if you could give me some pieces of advice on how you did that one? I'd be very grateful.

Your Spy props are amazing! Gotta love them! ♥
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
I am planning on building another quite soon myself. If you want (and you have a few weeks available before your con), I could make you a tutorial, and we could build our knives together!
If you don’t have that kind of time, you should check out my pic of Spy’s knife up close, entitled Backstab. I give some pretty detailed information there about what went into the making of my Spy Butterfly knife!

And, thanks for the huge compliment!!!
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labassistant008 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I'd really appreciate it!! And I do have in fact like 2-3 weeks before Tsukicon still time, so, I think I'd have some time, if not, yeah well then I can't help it. ''DD And i'm really happy that you're willing to share your things, like how you do them and would be ready to do a tutorial! I really do appreciate it!

And you are warmly welcome!
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:iconconsciencefalling:
ConscienceFalling Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Where did you go to find the masks? I've been all over the place and can't find a decent site T.T
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
I actually made the Sandvich and “I’m Invisible” masks in Microsoft Publisher.

The two team masks are available for printout on ubercharged.net, courtesy of madlep. I should probably give him credit in the description!
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:iconconsciencefalling:
ConscienceFalling Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Ahh, I should try them again then. I got a 404 last time I tried. Thankee!
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
No problem! And, good luck!

Are you Spy cosplaying, too?
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:iconconsciencefalling:
ConscienceFalling Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
I'm considering it, then again I'm considering anything that I don't have to wear a wig for xD. My friend (engineer cosplayer) just got me into TF2, so I thought I'd do a kindness and sap her sentries ^.^
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
LOL! That’s funny! That is one of the same reasons I like cosplaying Spy- no wig! Those wigs are hot and itchy, am I right?

But that is great that you might be cosplaying with an Engineer friend! My pal cosplayed Red Pyro when I was Blu Spy. We took turns killing each other for photos!
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:iconconsciencefalling:
ConscienceFalling Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I'm making a Pyramid Head cosplay too, most of the motivation came from the wig-less appeal.

I've also always wanted to be a crab, so the Spy is perfect!!!
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RealRedScout Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
wutz ur steam ID
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:iconmulberrie:
Mulberrie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Welcome to DA, RealRedScout!

I do not give out my Steam ID in comments, but I will be happy to note it to you if you like!
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RealRedScout Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
sure sure
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