Giant Lenin

Costume :The Boss (The Joy)
Source :Metal Gear Solid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008

Costume Photos

Boss snow 5

Boss snow 4

Boss snow 3

The Boss waiting in the snow :)

Snow Boss

Mass MGS group

Group salute

Side view

Ready for battle

The Boss with her cloak


Costume Information

Cost : £53
Time Taken : around 48 hours

I really love The Boss from Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater and I feel she's a downplayed heroine so I decided to make a cosplay of her :)
It took ages to make but it was really satisfying in the end. The hardest part was getting the silver parts not too tight but tight enough so as not to be baggy. The white parts are made of a lycra-spandex mix and the silver parts I don't know the name of the fabric. The gloves are wedding gloves cut down and painted. Her boots I bought on ebay and spray painted sevral times to get them white.
It was quite hot to wear inside but not unbearable, it was nice to wear considering it was October :)


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BOSS omg you were soo cool at expo well done

by ryaoki on Thursday, 13 November, 2008 - 21:38
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Hey, I saw you at the Expo! I think your costume is fantastic, it was great to see such fabulous MGS cosplays this time round.

by Elata on Thursday, 13 November, 2008 - 23:00
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Awesome! :D great boss cosplay ^__^


sorry i'm mesmerised by the fear cosplayer o.o!!

by Manjou on Thursday, 13 November, 2008 - 23:51
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Thanks guys for the great comments ^_^!!

by Giant Lenin on Sunday, 16 November, 2008 - 20:43
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A brilliant costume!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 2 February, 2009 - 23:54
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Thanks :D

by Giant Lenin on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 09:21
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love the boss good job

by Defrain on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 11:47
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Thank you ^^,

by Giant Lenin on Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 - 18:26
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omg my heart dropped out when I saw this ^^ everyone looks amazing!!!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 4 April, 2009 - 00:05
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hah! thanks:D glad everyone's efforts payed off! ^^,

by Giant Lenin on Tuesday, 7 April, 2009 - 20:31
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I saw you at expo ( i was one of the MGS4 meryl's) your outfit is amazing - it must of taken forever but your one of the best "The Boss" I've ever seen :) absolutly brilliant

by gaming_goddess on Wednesday, 22 July, 2009 - 21:19
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This is so nice :3 and I think it's one of the best I've ever seen!

Well done


by letmelive on Saturday, 22 August, 2009 - 18:44
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Amazing costume, you suit her!

by Relion on Thursday, 4 March, 2010 - 00:13