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TF2 Sniper leather pouch by greenzaku TF2 Sniper leather pouch by greenzaku
A small part of my team fortress RED Sniper cosplay that I had an absolute ball with.

The pouch is a small detail worn on the right hip. After scrutinising source images carefully, its apparent that its not hanging from the shoulder, nor does it go completely around the waist or thigh. To sit the way it does, it needs to dangle from the belt.

I made mine using these dimensions (in inches), which should be of adequate size for most snipers. A rotating leather punch is tedious, but not as tedious as shoving a needle through leather with brute force so many times. That said, I've probably been a bit masochistic here by using leather when a dense, rigid cloth might work just as well. The resulting pouch is perfectly useable outside of cosplay though, and makes a handy place to store my handphone, digital camera and wallet during. So I didn't mind going all anal and making it well.

The brown belt that got turned into the strap is sewn onto the back of the puch just under the level of the opening, and is itself modified as at top right. Ideally, I found it a good estimate to let it hang just about level with my crotch.
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ChloeTheFox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! Where did you get the leather for this? How much leather did you use? 
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Hmm...its a bit hard to say actually. I went to a shop that made and sold custom saddles for horses. They also sell leather either as whole hides, straps of various thicknesses etc, and had a scrap bin for off-cuts. I bought off-cuts that were a whole variety of different shapes, thicknesses and colours and used them over time for various projects. As only small sections are needed for most crafts, this is cheaper than buying single, large continuous pieces by the square metre or yard.
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ChloeTheFox Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I will look into saddle shops around here and see if they can help me out!
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XinMakima Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
You did an amazing job on this. I was thinking of making this, I was wondering if you had any instructions on how to make this. If not I think I can figure how to make it from what you provided with the dimensions, I'm just wondering what you used the leather punch for on this.
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I pre-punched the holes before sewing to make it easier, though you may be able to obtain softer leather or thicker needles meant for tough fabric and just sew straight through. :)
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XinMakima Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Ok, thank you for the info :) I just have one more question, what thread did you use to sew the leather?
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Just regular, boring sewing thread, but four strands at once. This was a long time ago and I've since adapted the pouch for use in actual everyday field work and I take it hunting with me. After a year of abuse, the threads started to give out so I took them to a leatherworker who went over my stitching with tougher material.

But for cosplay and just city use, sewing thread should hold up.
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elronman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
No dad its not a purse, Its a satchel. Whats the difference be? Ones for lipstick the other's for loot.
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NightStalker3IOC Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Helpful
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LittleKumaChan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much this is going to help me out a lot. :hug:
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Blak-Ryu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh my... could you put a tutorial for the Soldier's little bags he got? Please! I'm making Soldier cosplay and I'm desesperate!
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I haven't cosplayed Soldier, sorry...but you should get in touch with :iconren128:, a good friend of mine who is doing Soldier and has recently made pouches. I'm sure he'd be pleased to help you.
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Blak-Ryu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh, thank you so much!
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Meteorette Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I might have to make one of these in the near future :D Seems more convenient than a purse!
Added 2 mah faves~
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Thank you! Yes, I've found that its good for everyday use and a little bit cooler and unique since it hangs off you rather than sitting in a pocket or bag :)
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Agent-of-HYDRA Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
so guess what i finally got around to doing
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Hmmm...cosplayed as Sniper at a US Mardi Gras event and performed a striptease? Pics please.


....ok seriously, what did you do? :P
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Agent-of-HYDRA Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
8I

i... i started making a pouch :U
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
OH U

You've got me at a random high, so *glomps for love, peace, joy and chilli cheese kranskys*
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Agent-of-HYDRA Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
do you mean the pastry kind or the normal kind
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Sparkling-Dogfish Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cosplay is mindboggling, sometimes. This is really well worked.. I think Gary would love it.

Out of curiosity, do you have the pattern for any other parts of the outfit?
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
[link] Sniper's quiver
[link] rifle

Here you go. :)
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Sparkling-Dogfish Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
The quiver is epic, bee tee dubz.. Very nice work.
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Why thank you! :) If made using actual leather, you could probably use it for real...
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leighanief Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Used this in my own Sniper costume. It came out wonderfully. Thanks you for the pattern!
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
No problem! I've submitted a handful of your photos to some Groups that I know...I think you all did a great job!

BTW, what material did you end up using for your pouch? I did sort of fear that the results wouldn't look so good with some materials.
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leighanief Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! We all worked pretty hard on the costumes. And yes I noticed the group submissions.

As for the pouch I used a light brown vinyl, and because I was not sure it would hold up on it's own I sewed a cardboard between the two sheets of vinyl, though with how it turned out in the end, the vinyl might have been alright just on its own. Oh well, it's just super sturdy now, heh.
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randominuyasha Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Nifty!

Definately going to use those dimensions when I make the pouch for my own sniper costume... though I think I'll make it from different material XD

Tank you fer blueprints of epic pouch-ness :D

My sniper costume (or any of my tf2 costumes, for that matter) likely won't turn out as amazingly-detailed as yours, but it's still fun to try. Kinda hard when you're pretty much limited to a glue gun, sewing machine, and whatever's lying around the house/cheap to buy XD

It's neat to see that cosplay for TF2 is growing with every year :D
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Go fer 'ya life mate...!
I've also got blueprints for the quiver and a WIP montage for the rifle in my gallery if you are interested :)
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randominuyasha Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Haha I totally saw. I shall be adding them to mah favorites soon so I don't forget where they are.
Right now (read until we get a car so I can go to the awesome craft shop in teh next town over) though I'm working on my medic costume. Medigun and Medipack are nearly complete...

I just realized I'm jumping around with my costumes a lot XD
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
No harm in that! I'm considering going Demo next, but that's still in a planning stage. I'd be a pretty crap-lookinh Medic.
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randominuyasha Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Ah, nice! I'm currently doing a lot of planning... hope to have all nine classes in my possession by the end of the next school year (weapons not included unless they're easy like BONK, just the costumes for now).

So far I have Scout complete, which was done last Halloween. Since school let out I've almost finished my Sniper, Spy, and Engineer. Currently planning the medigun/medipack, suit for pyro, and the demoman's base (vest and stuff not included).

I think I've got costume fever XD
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
My god...I envy your speed then lol. I'm actualy quite a newbie cosplayer and happy if I can achieve two to three costumes over a year.
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randominuyasha Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
To that I have to say: thrift stores are your friend.
I tend to raid them regularly lately... never know what you'll find. Might have to modify some stuff a bit, but hey, that's easy.

I managed to get some good deals that way. Red pinstrips suit and shoes for $35, entire sniper outfit almost for just over $10, and engineer half done for just over $10.

I <3 Thrift shops!
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funfunfunfunfun Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Really? Entire sniper costume? Your lucky. I only have boots, hat, glove, watch and half a sniper rifle :P
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montiray Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
omg this is SO HELPFUL!

THANK YOU!!
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
no problem! I don't actually do that much leatherwork, but feel free to download and use the patterns. :)
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SkyeBD Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Well done.
That pouch is what we marksmen call an 'ammo pouch.'
;)
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Had a feeling about that...it's certainly in the right place. Thanks for the heads up! I'll add that to the DA search terms.

But it really doesn't compare to your jaw-dropping medigun!
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SkyeBD Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
oh it does compare, you went the extra mile to make it out of leather aaaand hang right! I respect the well thought out prop makers. :D
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Tsurumaru Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
thats EXCELLENT!
not alot of people get down to that detail.
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
heh...well basically I've been needing a pouch of my own for a while, and the cosplay was a good excuse to finally get down to making one.
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