Costume :Solid Snake
Variant :Sneaking Suit
Source :Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Progress :Complete
Worn At :KitaCon 2010

Costume Photos

Huh what was that noise



Close Up

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Pic 2

Pic 1


Costume Information

Cost : £146
Time Taken : 75 Hours

Part of Nanahara's Kitacon MGS cosplay group.

This will be the first cosplay I have used a sewing machine for.

A TPG production.


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snnaaaaake!!! XD. You'll look great man

by nanahara on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 12:46
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its looking amazing your snake !
were going to be such an awsome group *spasm* XD

by majinmarron on Monday, 14 December, 2009 - 04:30
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Your padded vest looks professionally made, really nice!

by Odd-One-Out on Wednesday, 16 December, 2009 - 21:58
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nice one on the progress man, looking damn good ^^

by nanahara on Wednesday, 16 December, 2009 - 23:01

Great job sweetie!

by No thanks on Wednesday, 16 December, 2009 - 23:34
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Thanks guys and girls. I'm really happy with the progress so far considering its the first time I've used a sewing machine :D

by Sunsetdancer on Friday, 18 December, 2009 - 07:15

keep up the good work dude, we'll need to do epic battles

by CyanideCustard on Saturday, 19 December, 2009 - 02:33
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you'll look so epic rly !
love the progress , keep up the good work ;)

by majinmarron on Monday, 21 December, 2009 - 18:01
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Thanks guys its great to have you guys keeping me going.

by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 21 December, 2009 - 18:11
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still going great man, as it should be ^^

by nanahara on Saturday, 9 January, 2010 - 20:54


by No thanks on Sunday, 10 January, 2010 - 00:04
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wow the suit is lookin awesome ^^

by timpey on Sunday, 10 January, 2010 - 15:18
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Thanks guys. Im really happy with the progress so far. Nearly there I guess :D

by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 11 January, 2010 - 07:37
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you know u should get a cardborad box to go with it

by emikochan909 on Monday, 11 January, 2010 - 15:46
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yay! Awesome sauce ^^

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 11 January, 2010 - 18:54
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Looking awesome hun!

I'm feeling sorry for your nads though haha! :p x

by Bambi. on Monday, 11 January, 2010 - 19:44
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@ Bambi - Im feeling sorry for them too believe me XD Snake must be one small guy if ya know what I mean to be able to pull off all the moves he does in the game. I can bearly walk ok XD

@ emikochan909 - I totally forgot about the whole box thing XD Ill see if I can find one big enough.

by Sunsetdancer on Tuesday, 12 January, 2010 - 07:39
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@ Sunsetdancer - hahaha yeah fully, maybe its just the magic of the game world, any other poor lad would cut himself in half haha! x

by Bambi. on Tuesday, 12 January, 2010 - 18:57

you should use the same thing i use to cover the nasty "smoking kills" text when i do snake.....stick a paper on it saying "smoking can reveal hidden laser traps" XD

by CyanideCustard on Thursday, 14 January, 2010 - 14:55
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@ Codename- thats epic XD

by Sunsetdancer on Thursday, 14 January, 2010 - 16:06
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Looking great so far! i Looooove your gun ^__^

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 23 January, 2010 - 22:39
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Great, a Snake cosplay - looking forward to seeing this =D
Good work on the vest, and it's going to look extra good with the socom pistol ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Saturday, 23 January, 2010 - 22:42

looks great so far, love the quality of the costume, looks like you could use it as it's intended. :D
Can't wait to see this finished.

by Adamoluna on Sunday, 24 January, 2010 - 15:34
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Thanks guys Ive taken abit of a break from this atm toplay Mass Effect 2 but since thats now completed Ill be getting back on with Snake :D

by Sunsetdancer on Friday, 5 February, 2010 - 22:07
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loving it , the gloves really match your suit :D

by majinmarron on Saturday, 6 February, 2010 - 18:36
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This is looking really great! Snake is such a you got the right brand of Cigs (But did you know in the old games he used to smoke Lucky Strikes...maybe he switched when Faye Valentine started smoking them too)

by Bulletproof_Punk on Tuesday, 9 February, 2010 - 21:12
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Yes I knew about the Lucky Strikes but couldnt get any, so went for Malboro instead XD

It seems that it is never shown what brand he actually smokes through any of the Solid series of games. Apparently Hideo is an avid anti smoker and wasnt willing to show them. But clearly they are either Malboro or Lucky Strikes but I couldnt get Lucky Strikes so had to get Malboro.

by Sunsetdancer on Thursday, 11 February, 2010 - 08:27
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"Snake, make me feel ALIVE" XD, this is going to look so damn great at Kita man, well done indeed ^^

by nanahara on Thursday, 11 February, 2010 - 21:28

epic dude! *clings onto* my snake! XD

by CyanideCustard on Friday, 12 February, 2010 - 21:52


by No thanks on Saturday, 13 February, 2010 - 01:29
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This can only be described as arogantly good XD your like the best mgs1 sold snake ive ever seen!!!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 13 February, 2010 - 11:33
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@ ryukredapples - thanks thats what I was going for *points out arogant comment* XD

by Sunsetdancer on Saturday, 13 February, 2010 - 17:58
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The finished thing looks awesome ^_____^

by Tsuchinoko on Thursday, 18 February, 2010 - 17:57
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Met you guys at kitacon and it was amazing :D you were all brilliant and it's great seeing photos other than the couple I took lol

The outfit turned out perfect considering it was the first time you used a sewing machine O_O

by soph24 on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 16:44
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@soph24 - thanks, i really tried hard to get it looking right and i think i did fairly well.

by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 14:32
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I have so much LOVE for this Cosplay! :D

by Sketch McDraw on Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 - 03:20

To-Do List

Nikita Missile LauncherHighComplete
Thigh HolsterHighComplete
Knee PadsHighComplete
Elbo PadsHighComplete
Body ArmourHighComplete
Gun (MK 23 Socom)HighComplete


17/2/10 (Posted 18th February 2010)

Made the box bits at the bottom of the Nikita and put it all together.

16/2/10 (Posted 16th February 2010)

Started working on the Nikita Missile Launcher :D

Cut the tube down to size and made the sight.

12/2/10 (Posted 13th February 2010)

Completed the blue sections under the knee and elbo pads.

This completed the costume :D

11/2/10 (Posted 11th February 2010)

Finished the holster for the gun and fixed it to the armour :D

10/2/10 (Posted 10th February 2010)

Added the three pockets to the armour.

9/2/10 (Posted 9th February 2010)

Finished the last of the three small pockets.

8/2/10 (Posted 8th February 2010)

Finished two of the three smaller pockets :D

3/2/10 (Posted 3rd February 2010)

Gloves turned up today :D

27/01/10 (Posted 27th January 2010)

Ordered the gloves, elbo & knee pads, gun holster and wig today. So thats everything bought, now just to finish the making of the costume. Just the pockets and the blue sections on the grey undersuit to be do when the knee & elbo pads arrive.

26/01/10 (Posted 26th January 2010)

Started work on the smaller pockets on the body armour. Cut the card and fabric, made up one pocket.

Also finished work on the grey top shoulders. Sewed all round the sections.

25/1/10 (Posted 25th January 2010)

Started on the shoulder sections on the grey top. Added the eyelets and started attaching them to the top itself.

23/1/10 (Posted 25th January 2010)

Added the claymore pocket to the body armour.

13/1/10 (Posted 13th January 2010)

Ajusted the collor on the grey top to have a better latch. Added a longer back to the grey top as it was to short, when I bent over i got builders bum lol

Also added some elastic to the trouser bottems to go under my feet to keep the trousers down.

11/1/10 (Posted 12th January 2010)

Adjusted the webbing so it fits better around my nuts and arse XD

10/1/10 (Posted 10th January 2010)

Completed the body armour today. Just got the pockets to attach to the belt.

9/1/10 (Posted 10th January 2010)

Started on the shoulder straps and managed to finish the right shoulder before having enough.

8/1/10 (Posted 8th January 2010)

Sewed on the collor tonight. Looks good :D

7/1/10 (Posted 8th January 2010)

Done some more sewing on the main body armour. Prepped the collor to be sewn on.

3/1/10 (Posted 4th January 2010)

Added the front velcro flap to cover the zip used.

17/12/9 (Posted 18th December 2009)

Bought some more thread and some elastic so can now finish the trousers and the top.

16/12/9 (Posted 17th December 2009)

Base armour sections sewed together. Got the zip from an old coat I dont use anymore. It fits me great but no longer fits on the dummy :(

15/12/9 (Posted 16th December 2009)

Cut template into sections and used the template to cut out the foam.

Cut the material out.

Sewed it all together.

Base of the body armour done.

14/12/9 (Posted 16th December 2009)

Templated the body armour using card and tape.

12/12/0 (Posted 13th December 2009)

Done most of the Top today. Just need to add a sleeve and sort the cuffs. Then all is required is making into military wear.

6/12/9 (Posted 6th December 2009)

Added some velcro to the trousers and legthened them abit.

Cut out the pattern for the top and the material needed.

5/12/9 (Posted 5th December 2009)

Started and finished the trousers today. First time Ive used a sewing machine to make a cosplay and Im very happy with how it went.