Costume :Old snake
Variant :main muscle suit version
Source :Metal Gear Solid 4 - Guns of the Patriots.
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)

Costume Photos

Drink or die mother*****


Full shot

Metal gear mk2 Prt2


Mk2 tranq pistol

Side veiw

Octocamo 90% done

snake 3d render

octocamo forearms



Costume Information

Cost : £180
Awards : Manga Uk Best Male
Time Taken : 2 Months solid....heh get it....solid snake....

I am a massive fan of the metal gear series and when i saw snake in his octocamo i just knew i had to do this as a cosplay and after alot of research and fail and error i've started work on this amazing outfit hopefully will get this one in time for mcm october and tweek it more for kita 2012

Worn at london october expo 2011 - won manga uk best male


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Looking forward to this. Makes me want to finish my MGS4 cosplay in time for October Expo.

by Nomes on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 15:43
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you so should tryign to get a mgs group going for october expo...what you planning on doing and thankies

by lycaneyes on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 17:18
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I'm working on Crying Wolf in Beast form (and possibly beauty too) ^_^. I'm already organising one group for expo but if you decide to organise an mgs one I may join it which would motivate me to work on CW.

by Nomes on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 19:00
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awesome cant wait to see it and i always organise a resident evil meet but i've left that in someone elses hands this year me and a few friends are getting together for a meet

by lycaneyes on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 20:37
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im hoping to do Akiba for october, would love to join a group of other mgs cosplayers =]]

by Spike on Saturday, 21 May, 2011 - 23:45
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kool look forward to seeing progress =]

by lycaneyes on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 - 00:12
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Loving the sexy tash! This 'group' seems to be growing all on its lonesome!

by Nomes on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 15:29
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thanks its currently being trimmed to fit better

by lycaneyes on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 21:20
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Progress is looking excellent so far :-) looking forward to the complete cosplay

by gaming_goddess on Sunday, 24 July, 2011 - 21:47
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Thanks :3 just working on the octocamo atm lots of cutting templates and making sure there the right size before i cutting away at the eva foam lots of trail and error and i have about 50+ templates so far.....long nights are ahead.....

by lycaneyes on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 21:13
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plus started a mgs meet and group on facebook look for metal gear cosplay europe and i will add you all as i am admin for the page

by lycaneyes on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 21:16
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This is a cosplay of epic proportions.

by Nomes on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 21:43
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quite possible the best Old Snake cosplay i've ever seen!

Seriously well done!

by Numta on Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 07:59
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thanks ^_^ i am trying my best to get it as close as possible

by lycaneyes on Thursday, 8 September, 2011 - 12:59
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Said it on FB, and saying it again, cannot wait to see this all complete! =3

by Petchy-mon on Sunday, 11 September, 2011 - 02:41
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Thanks mate XD

by lycaneyes on Sunday, 11 September, 2011 - 18:32
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This already looks epic so all together it's going to be mindblowing!

by Nomes on Sunday, 11 September, 2011 - 21:24
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Thankies ^-^I cant wait to see the full thing done too

by lycaneyes on Sunday, 11 September, 2011 - 21:59
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Dude... Can I just like Hug and Molest you for having such an AWESOME COSPLAY made!?

by Manticore on Sunday, 11 September, 2011 - 23:52
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you can have a hug anything else might result in cqc manuvers lol and thanks it took me a while to make but its well worth it ^-^

by lycaneyes on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 00:10
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I squeaked rather loudly when I saw the metal gear Mk II!!!

by Nomes on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 13:50
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its going to have a slot for my phone so i can make video calls on it also adding a speaker to it so i can play epic music on it too finishing it tomorrow XD

by lycaneyes on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 22:00
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I'm gonna photo the crap outta yoooooooooooooo!!! <3 ^_^

by PaperTiger on Friday, 16 September, 2011 - 12:45
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thanks ^-^

by lycaneyes on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 03:05
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This is pretty awesome -scratch that, crazy awesome. But the question is, do you have THE cardboard box? :P Just kidding, but I will demand photos if I spot you about expo :)

by Sammykins on Thursday, 22 September, 2011 - 21:18
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Thanks much appceiated I may have the cardbord box if i can find one big enough and i will be around i will be easy to find

by lycaneyes on Sunday, 25 September, 2011 - 22:14
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Yet again. Epic work dude and congrats on winning the Best Male Cosplay. =3

by Petchy-mon on Saturday, 19 November, 2011 - 02:29
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thanks bud

by lycaneyes on Tuesday, 22 November, 2011 - 00:38
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This was frigging amazing huni, you never cease to amaze me :D xxx

by RevolverKitty on Thursday, 2 February, 2012 - 01:27
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I love the shoulders on the costume, I always thought they would be really hard to make but you've certainly pulled it off :D The whole costume is awesome, I hope I see it as Kita :)

by Manjou on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 00:21

To-Do List

Stick lower parts onto zentai suit HighComplete
tight blue wetsuitHighComplete
Solid eyeHighComplete
motocross upper armourHighComplete
Cut templates out for octocamo suitHighComplete
wet suit bootsMediumComplete
Tactical vestLowComplete
Custom m4LowComplete
white wig and moustacheLowComplete
leg holster and harnessLowComplete
Eva foam for lower partLowComplete
Knife and sheathLowComplete
operator pistolLowComplete

Shopping List

morph / wet suit£20.00Bought
Eva foam£12.00Bought
Operator pistol parts£11.00Bought
Lycra Fabric£15.00Bought
Under Armour Top£31.00Bought
Straps, clips, sewing equip and hot glue£20.00Bought
Tactical vest + pouches£53.00Bought
wetsuit boots£10.00Bought
more paints£20.00Bought


Mk2 progress prt 2 (Posted 22nd September 2011)

Screen done and ingraved the slot in the middle is for my phone so when i hook it into the speaker it can play music and video call. hooking the speaker into it as we speak currently thinking about making it radio controled but not got my head around that yet.

4 coats black primer ready for main paint and details XD

Metal gear mk2 (Posted 14th September 2011)

As I had spare eva foam and I wanted a laugh I started building it yesterday I just sanded it today all I have to do is make the screen but i am adding a twist to mine I am making a speaker to fit inside at the back and a wire hidden inside the screen so when i slot my phone into the fake screen i can play music and also make video calls though the mk2.....also thinking about making the top open for the solid eye and the operator to fit in

Also the rod at the front has to be there as it just falls over but in photos i will just p.s it out

I can see the light (Posted 5th September 2011)

GAHHHH nearly done upto 90% done with teh whole thing just need to finish the cuffs on the wrists and alter the knife sheath as its rubbing on the octocamo and chipping the paint but will be done in a few days tops

SOOOOOO happy how it turned out

Mid section complete...well nearly (Posted 21st August 2011)

Just practicaly finished the mid section using the same technquie as the lower part but when i took them off a bit came off (leg were holster isn't there)but after gluing it back on it looks all good i do need to add fabric to the back of the leg as of yet to finish it completely

next up finish upper and make the vest and harness

update 20.08.11 (Posted 20th August 2011)

just completed the lower half of the legs by wrapping clingfilm around my legs putting the suit on then gluing the pieces in place then wraping clingfilm around again to seal them all together then sit for 4 hours for the glue to cure

next up mid section

Also pouches came for the vest added the fake pistol mags made out of eva foam

Holster progress (Posted 14th August 2011)

Put it all together today but not happy with the strapping i got its way to bright so i am going to try and darken it or buy completely new stuff.....and yes the belt is from my bsaa chris cosplay i use it alot ..infact its whats holding my pants up right now....but i bet you really didnt want to know that ^_^

Octocamo progress part 2 (Posted 13th August 2011)

Painted a base coat on the upper will be adding a darker blue to it when i can and i started and practicaly finished the lower half just toying with what glue to use when sticking the eva foam to the zentai suit

Octocamo progress (Posted 7th August 2011)

Progress of the octocamo suit 2 full days of stiching by hand and a few hours dremeling the back piece from eva foam...lots of hand cramps and bad back......just going to rest for abit then tackle the lower half as my arms and hands are killing me

Octocamo progress (Posted 24th July 2011)

Well started by buying a light blue zentai suit for the base to work on (not in picture) Then ordered some navy blue streach fabric already have the eva foam my good friend matt got me. I already have the under gloves (the black ones) and as you can see by the picture I've got some wetsuit boots and I've cheated slightly and bought motorbike under armour but i will be ripping the solid pannels off and replacing them with eva foam I will be shaping then covering them with the navy blue fabric sounds simple but I know it wont be.

I think lots of late nights, coffee and some tunes untill its done

Expect pictures up soon will be starting this next weekend (when rest of stuff turns up)

M4 Custom complete (Posted 17th July 2011)

Had abit of a hard time with this as the upper was the wrong one so alot of gluing and remaking but all went together perfect so happy with the outcome

m4 custom (Posted 14th July 2011)

started working on the m4 custom started by using my airsoft m4 and adding some minor mods and adding paintwork should be finished by monday (if parts turn up and can cut and shape them in time)

stun knife sheath (Posted 14th July 2011)

finished making then sheath for the stun knife made out of eva foam its fantastic stuff really pleased with how it turned out

Stun knife done (Posted 14th July 2011)

finished making the knife it was made out of eva foam which my good friend matt got me eva foam i fine is the way forward in my cosplay building its so easy to use and mold it look likes my wood work i think i will be using this more oftern

Solid eye system complete (Posted 25th June 2011)

Just finished the solid eye at last the writing on the front was tricky as it was so small and had to rewire the hole back as the batterys burnt out

but its all done so happeh ^_^

next up starting the octocamo XD

Solid eye 90% done (Posted 22nd June 2011)

Had a brainwave during work and ended up wiring a led up on a easy circuit and drilling the hole in the front and cutting some bits out of the back to put the internals in. Also i cut off the thread i used to put it on me and replaced it with some elastic thread

this is with the light on to show it works next up is the detail on the front

will post more progress pics asap just really busy with work atm

Solid eye Progress (Posted 12th June 2011)

Dont really need to say much as i've pretty much put it in the picture but here is my current progress on my solid eye more will be done in the next few days.

Its made out of clay its not too heavy so I wont stuggle with it on my face overall time to make so far 3 hours (plus 24 hours for the clay to dry)

really happy how its turned out


research and dev. (Posted 23rd May 2011)

Just spent the last 2/3 hours reseaching on fabrics full body suits motocross and bmx armour and differnt paints all in all this little project is going to be quite a pricey one but i will try to put costs down as much as i can but i will keep ppl updated on items and gear as i go

looks like another big order on ehobbyasia