ONE DAY IS LOOKING LIKE AYACON '13.
I made a group! More welcome :)
Naked Snake - Anlath
EVA - NakedSalad
The Boss (Virtuous Mission) - Gender Confused Cloud
The Boss (Sneaking Suit) - Odangochan
The Sorrow - Manjou
The End - Squall_Wolfheart
The Fear - MangaChild
Major Ocelot - TheKillingDoll
Colonel Volgin - Ilpala
Para-Medic - gaming_goddess
|White fabric 2m||£13.00||Bought|
|Silver/grey marbled lycra||£18.47||Bought|
|Black ripstop fabric for poncho||£19.57||Bought|
Wiggery (Posted 7th January 2013)
Just ordered the wig. I've used this wig before (unfortunately, it ended up brown and green, so I can't re-use the old one!) so I know exactly what I'm getting. It needed to be a lace front because the Boss wears her hair swept back, and I know it will be a nice natural looking blonde. It will need a trim but not much else :)
(on the boots saga, I noticed that the renders for the 3DS version of MGS3 actually have her wearing 12-hole boots, as well as the silver fabric looking like a plain mirror-shine foil instead of more textured. Well damn it >:( That would have been much easier. I am using the in-game footage and original renders as my reference because I like the swirly silver better.)
Boots (Posted 17th December 2012)
Got some boots.
The Boss's boots have 9 lace holes in them. No boots available for sale have 9 holes. This is nonsense. So I bought 8-hole boots. They still need some editing; I've already taken off the loops at the back, but the black trim on the top needs removing.
I've also bought nearly all the fabric. The silvery stuff is foil dot rather than just foil, which I'd have preferred, but the swirl effect on it is so perfect that I went with it anyway. It's only 2-way stretch as well, which will make life fun. The white fabric is a thick stretch fabric. All that remains fabric-wise is the stuff for the knee support, which will probably be neoprene.
Since I'm learning leatherworking for the Ocelot bandolier I may as well use it for the Boss's knife holster as well (she says).
The only bit I'm really not sure about is the metal pieces. Pretty much any wire I can easily form myself is going to bend out of shape with any movements I make, so I'll need to find a solution that won't warp or snap.
In Memory of a Patriot (Posted 29th August 2012)
Playing MGS3 on the 3DS has given me ALL THE BOSS FEELS.
DING DING Boss you're up.
It just so happens that I've preordered the 1/6th model from Hot Toys. Useful reference you say? Why thank you!