Half Life 2 Civil Protection Cosplay.
The Civil Protection, otherwise known as the Metrocops, patrol and instill fear in City 17 residents throughout Half Life 2. Carrying out raids, random beatings, interrogations and executions openly. Despite being armed with electroshock batons and sub-machine guns, their main and most effective weapon is intimidation.
When it comes to Cosplay, I think being the villain holds a much greater appeal. Replica Props Forum member JokerJack350 has put together, from scratch, 3 Civil Protection outfits for himself and 2 friends to attend various cons (where they tell people to pick up their trash and administer beatings I assume, that’s what happens at cons right?) By far the most technical aspect of the entire build appears to be the construction of the helmets. From the original, photo packed thread you can try to get an idea of how much time and effort goes into each one, meticulously cast, sanded, painted and finished.
JokerJack350 continues to tweak his design, which seems to be a running thing with Cosplayers. The costume is never completed, there is always something that can be improved upon, whether that be nailing down the screen accuracy of a given item, or making it more comfortable to wear for long periods of time (some cosplayers wear their outfits over multiple days at certain cons)
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