Costume :Raiden
Variant :Ninja
Source :Metal Gear Solid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Raiden and the Joker (ryukredapples)

True lightning

When videogames collide...

I am lightning

At re:con

Raiden and Snake

Raiden final - eyes

Completed costume

Raiden eye

Snake, now it's my turn to protect you

Gloves, finally ready

Headset comparison


Costume Information

Cost : £35-£45
Time Taken : Ugh, weeks!

Raiden for my first con :P
Worn 11/9/09


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That lower jaw mask looks great already. Please, please have have perserverance to do this thing!

by Odd-One-Out on Thursday, 16 July, 2009 - 18:03
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Looking good so far :D Can't wait to see the finished thing!

by GAINAX on Thursday, 16 July, 2009 - 19:33
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well it looks like a great start

by nanahara on Friday, 17 July, 2009 - 09:08
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so much love for MGS cosplays, can't wait to see what it looks like finished

by Paprika on Saturday, 25 July, 2009 - 17:20
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when you thinking of doing this for? cause I'll be doing Vamp (MGS4 version) next year

by nanahara on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 00:02
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looking good so far keep it up :D

by Annadill on Friday, 31 July, 2009 - 17:25
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Thanks to everyone for the comments :P
I have like a month to finish it haha
dreading that XD

by KrEid on Saturday, 1 August, 2009 - 08:17
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A month? where is this being showcased? :o

by Ninodog on Saturday, 1 August, 2009 - 19:12
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I have been watching this excitedly and you certainly don't disappoint, sir.

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 5 August, 2009 - 22:03
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Oh whoa, cripes that looks so good so far!! I'd love to see the finished piece! Please say you'll be wearing it to Aya! O_O

The jaw piece looks great. *_*

by Natsumi on Wednesday, 5 August, 2009 - 22:40
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looking awesome, can't wait to see more progress =D

by Sweeturk on Wednesday, 5 August, 2009 - 22:57
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:D thanks again all, it's positive feedback like this that keeps me going haha

by KrEid on Thursday, 6 August, 2009 - 09:44
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awsome progress man

by nanahara on Thursday, 6 August, 2009 - 16:37
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its looking even better then before, where are youy wearing it at??? i must knowwwwww lol

by Annadill on Thursday, 6 August, 2009 - 16:41
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Looking awesome so far ^^ Can't wait to see more XD

by Moonchild on Thursday, 6 August, 2009 - 20:49
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looking great ^^ cant wait to see it all finished =)

by GraceyDarling on Saturday, 8 August, 2009 - 22:15
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I love Raiden and by the looks of the costume so far you will do him great justice :3

Will be keep checking to see the progess of it because this will be amazing n_n


by letmelive on Sunday, 16 August, 2009 - 12:44
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How did you get the visor in the exact shape and curve? Was it custom made?

by Odd-One-Out on Sunday, 16 August, 2009 - 19:20
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Got a shield visor (the type on security hemlets) used a blowtorch to heat and bend the plastic

by KrEid on Sunday, 16 August, 2009 - 19:37
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Looking cool. The progess is looking great

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 17:35
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your putting alot of effort into this dude which i like to see (Unlike other raidens ive seen ¬¬)

So keep it up :D Like it alot atm

by JakeX on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 13:33
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AH looking even more epic now!! xD
You really pull him off ^-^

by Moonchild on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 14:22
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Thanks :D
Only problem is that the coat is REALLY long >_<
as in, it trails on the floor :(

by KrEid on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 14:43
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Wow it looks fantastic! Can't wai to see this at ReCon, might even be a Snake there too : )

by HotshotShan on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 15:04
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I'm really impressed with how this turned out :D Well done

by Member-XI on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 20:14
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Thanks :D
To be honest I never actually though it would turn out that good, but I'm glad people think so :D

by KrEid on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 20:41
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I was really intrigued as to how you'd approach a difficult costume with these techniques. Suffice to say, they have been carried out very well and I like the final result very much!

by Odd-One-Out on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 20:54
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Aww :D
Thanks to everyone though for all the support and encouragement.
Definately love the world of cosplay now :D

by KrEid on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 20:58
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This turned out really well ^^ You should be proud! XD
Glad you had fun at the re:con as well ^^ Hope i get to see this in person one day :)

by Moonchild on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 21:31
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my god dude just keeps getting better =P your gona make an epic Raiden =D

by Sweeturk on Friday, 11 September, 2009 - 23:19
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read the journal from re:con here

by KrEid on Saturday, 12 September, 2009 - 09:28
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thanks for your comments on my snake, your raiden look very cool..i like your gloves do you have any tips on making them ^^

by dustyG on Sunday, 13 September, 2009 - 04:26
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Ah.~ I saw you at ReCon. :3

Your costume was fantastic!

by CrystallineKnight on Sunday, 13 September, 2009 - 13:34
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you looked ace at recon, :)) x

by chaosstorm on Sunday, 13 September, 2009 - 13:49
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Finshed product looked amazing man :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 13 September, 2009 - 18:09
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such an epic looking Raiden XD, well done man

by nanahara on Saturday, 19 September, 2009 - 09:44


Re:con journal (Posted 12th September 2009)

Wig is here (Posted 11th August 2009)

And it's bloody beautiful. I think I'll replace my normal hair with it ^-^

Jaw completion (Posted 5th August 2009)

Ok so the jaw now has filler on it that is hardening. This will fill the gape left from the foam and give it a nice, smooth texture.
Also, the sword and knives now have silver colour and also a grip, so all thet needs to be done is repainting the black areas and also adding the loop to the end of the sword. As for the armour, one of the legs is coming along nicely, but the other is still to be started. If I have time, I'm going to buy more foam and build up the chestpiece of the armour, if I run out of time, I'll just have to keep the trench coat closed.

Wig on it's way (Posted 30th July 2009)|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A2140|293%3A1|294%3A50#ebayphotohosting

Wig is on it's way from China now, so after this, the head will almost be complete :D