Costume :Solid Snake
Variant :MGS 1 ver
Source :Metal Gear Solid series
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos

Original Costume

SOCOM Pistol

Solid Snake 3


Solid Snake 2

Solid Snake 1

Cosplay Inspiration


Costume Information

Cost : £50 (some parts already purchased)
Time Taken : Total time accumulates around 5 days

This is a revamped version of my orginial Solid Snake cosplay I did a couple years ago, the vest is a paintball protection vest with a collar attached, most accessories were from the first cosplay but edited slightly (i.e. knee/elbow pads spray painted)

This costume was worn both days of expo (not originally planned), the Sunday I had the box with a Z.O.E. and Smash Bros logo on either side and I also had the "!" for when I'm alerted.

Some parts didn't go well, especially the gun holster that refused to stay on my leg and the paint from the Socom kept flaking off. Oh plus it was hot ^^;
All-in-all I'm quite happy with this cosplay, at least I got recognised this time compared to my Sousuke Sagara cosplay in May ^^;.


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Wow this awesome! I don't know why no one else has commented on this costume :D!


by letmelive on Friday, 1 January, 2010 - 01:15
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Why thank you ver XD
I guess it just hasn't had the proper publicity ^^:

by zane-destiny on Friday, 1 January, 2010 - 20:27
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yeah it was pretty popular, I got stopped every 5 minutes for a photo, but I've yet to see any on the internets D8

by zane-destiny on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 22:18
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Nice, I like the techniques you used for editing the toy gun into a socom and the ZOE box is a really nice touch.

by Tsuchinoko on Thursday, 26 September, 2013 - 22:48
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(sorry for the late reply)

Hehe thanks, the Socom was made pretty last minute since I realised I had everything else bar a gun, and what's Solid Snake without at least ONE firearm lol.

And yeah I was really happy I made that box. The other side had the Smash Bros logo also. There is a video of me sneaking around in the box and coming across a Joker too xD;

by zane-destiny on Wednesday, 14 May, 2014 - 23:37
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Hehe, bad luck for The Joker then =P
Yeah, the Socom is quite an iconic gun for Snake so it was a good idea to have ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Thursday, 15 May, 2014 - 22:01