Costume :Psycho Mantis
Variant :Original PS1 version
Source :Metal Gear Solid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013

Costume Photos

The one who doesn't exist

The legend

You doubt my power?!

Eurogamer 2013 #2

Eurogamer 2013

The finished product!



Costume Information

Cost : £140
Awards : Konami Cosplay Challenge
Time Taken : 45+ hours

By far my favourite cosplay to do, especially as it was my first PROPER cosplay that I made and showcased at MCM Expo back in May 2013! Absolutely adore the character as Metal Gear Solid is by far my favourite game series and he is one of the most incredibly unique characters of all time.


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Look forward to being mind read and creeped out at expo :D

by Kata-san on Monday, 25 February, 2013 - 23:08
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Psycho Mantis is epic :) Look forward to seeing this complete - going to be amazing :D

by gaming_goddess on Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 - 04:29
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Hmmm your memory is completely clean!

looking forward to this!

by Numta on Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 - 08:48
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Thanks guys :)! Been putting a lot of work into it these past few days!
Currently have a zentai suit but working on getting an actual latex body suit instead as I think it will look much better :D The biggest problem is the mask - its impossible to find one i'm 100% happy with :(

Hope I dont disappoint you! :)

by Phantom.Mantis on Sunday, 3 March, 2013 - 18:23

Can't wait to see this at the expo! =D The more Metal Gear Solid cosplayer the better!

by SparklingMinx on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 17:44
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Looking forward to seeing this and nice choice on the gas mask ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Tuesday, 2 April, 2013 - 01:32
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Looking forward to see your psycho mantis!!
Already good! and the mask looks good :)

by Ammy_Redgrave on Friday, 26 April, 2013 - 21:20
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Not seen this cosplayed much at all, so great job!

by Alias Cosplay on Monday, 13 May, 2013 - 20:39
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You look brilliant! I love Psycho Mantis :3

by awesomeblossom on Monday, 13 May, 2013 - 20:40
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Good job! This is looking great. :)

by Nesabi on Tuesday, 14 May, 2013 - 16:50
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This is looking amazing!

by SilentDragonfly on Friday, 17 May, 2013 - 20:18
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The finished lenses look awesome :D Really excellent work on this :) Would love to get photos with this sometime - if I ever get round to finishing my Mantis ^_^; Have an excellent time reading people's memory cards at expo :D

by gaming_goddess on Friday, 24 May, 2013 - 02:06
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Looks awesome, and very creepy with the contact lenses *_*

by Ammy_Redgrave on Friday, 27 September, 2013 - 17:07

To-Do List

Paint gas mask blackHighComplete
Buy and test bald capHighPlanned
Buy bootsMediumComplete
Alter bodysuitLowComplete
Test run makeupLowPlanned

Shopping List

Black latex paint£6.99Bought
30 hole, black military boots£80.00Bought
Gas Mask£25.00Bought
Body Harness£18.00Bought
Body Suit£48.00Bought
Original Gas Mask (Didnt fit, no refund) :(£30.00Bought
Latex gloves£15.00Bought
High grade bald cap£20.00To Buy


Post Expo results (Posted 27th May 2013)

Costume went down an absolute storm, had a lot of compliments on it and a load of photos taken so I was really happy about that!

Due to an allergic reaction to the makeup from the day before however I had to change the makeup for Mantis slightly, so next time I wear it in Eurogamer the makeup will be fully re-done, as well as a completely re-painted mask :D

Painting gas mask problems (Posted 18th May 2013)

Hmm, it seems I'm having a few problems with the gas mask. It fits perfectly and I'm happy with the shape / style of it - but the painting is proving troublesome. I'm having to use black tyre paint on the mask so it will stick, but after every use I have to touch up certain areas as the paint cracks and flakes away.
Take note anyone who is going to paint a mask, prepare for many re-applications!

Nearly done! (Posted 30th April 2013)

Today I completely painted the gas mask, altered the body suit, altered the new gloves and started searching for the right boots - final steps!!

New parts arrived! (Posted 30th March 2013)

This morning my body harness and new gas mask arrived - yay!!