|Cost :||About 220£|
|It wasn't as time consuming in regard of sewing (because I just bought most of the stuff) but I spent AGES looking for everything I needed. It was planned in the end of 2009 when me and my girlfriend first got our hands on MGS 2 and 3. We instantly fell in love with the games and just HAD to cosplay our favourite characters, Big Boss and Ocelot.|
Of course we also played the other parts we could afford (MGS, The Twin Snakes and MGS4) but I still think that 'Snake Eater' is the best game out of the whole series. It goes so deep, has such a great character development and by far the best characters of the whole storyline ( at least that's my PERSONAL opinion ;) ). Big Boss' fate and all the trouble he went through just to realize that he's nothing more than a puppet to the government impressed me deeply. When one knows what should become of this poor man you can do nothing more than weep about this whole tragedy.
I spent so much effort in the little details (especially the beard, the M1911, the Codec, the gloves and that accursed STABO) that although most things are bought I still can say that this cosplay was one hell of challenge and I'm very proud that I mastered it. I know that some details are still missing but I'm very pleased with the overall costume =)
I also feel great everytime I wear the costume - just because Big Boss is such a great character! He's so naive when it comes to special details and reminds me of a child curious about the new environment he found himself in and blue eyed towards his mentor and all the lies he's exposed to. Such a poor man.
But it was thanks to this cosplay that I made some great new friends in Germany and oversees. Our little group of Ocelot, EVA and me also increased by a very cute Para-Medic and the greates The Boss I could ever imagine. We just need a friend to finally finish her Major Zero cosplay so we can have almost all the Patriots. I'm so happy that I had the opportunity to meet all this great people.
Oh my personal highighlt was Kazunori Yamauchi HIMSELF taking a photo of me on the Gamescom 2010 and giving me a package of his Calorie Mate! That was epic awesomeness!
And I'm truly grateful that my beloved girlfriend went through all this trouble with me. She's the most amazing Ocelot I've ever seen!
Thank you so much, Hun!