|Argh... well, I'd always wanted to do this costume but what with the gear either being expensive or out of stock, I was putting it off - luckilly Sammykins was selling off the kit from her MGS4 meryl costume (http://cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/22244), so I caved in.|
Bought the plate carrier, belt, leg holster, bag and foxhound patch as mentioned - I moved the holster to the plate carrier, and used the holster straps for the double m4 mag pouch on the leg. I then spraypainted all of it with Krylon paint (which I highly recommend for this kind of stuff) to make it all match a bit better.
The top and sleeves were made out of an old tshirt of mine, an old tshirt of my partner's, some packing foam and some eyelets. I'm please with how it's turned out, but I may remake it at some point. I'm still in two minds about whether to use compression-top style garments to make it - I find them quite horrid to wear.
The gloves were riding gloves that I gave a longer cuff, a knuckle plate and painted the palms of.
The trousers were just found in a charity shop, and for the time being I'll use my walking trainers for shoes.
The wig and kneepads are from my MGS1 Meryl costume.
The deagles and IPSC holster were made by myself out of foam, plastic tubing and meccano.
I'm listing this as complete since I'm just waiting on an earring clip to make her earring, which is quite minor.