|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.|
|Paint gas mask black||High||Complete|
|Buy and test bald cap||High||Planned|
|Test run makeup||Low||Planned|
|Black latex paint||£6.99||Bought|
|30 hole, black military boots||£80.00||Bought|
|Original Gas Mask (Didnt fit, no refund) :(||£30.00||Bought|
|High grade bald cap||£20.00||To 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.
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!!