|Time Taken :||LOTS!|
|Raiden: Metal Gear Solid 4|
The photos are a mix of the in-progress photo from Minamicon and the complete photos with the upgrades from Ayacon. I am actually happy with the way this costume turned out (surprisingly for me) considering the difficulty of this thing in the first place. It has taken about 3 months in total with a lot of time spent pondering the engineering. The helmet is a wonderful advert for what can be done with card and polystrene.
Costume is 95% complete, there is minor detailing missing but I don't care anymore! It isn't one I will be wearing often given the fact that I have to be glued in to it every time I put it on.
At last! (Posted 20th August 2009)
I don't usually enter anything here because I'm very busy plus I want to keep the costumes under wraps until the event for various reasons.
It started of as a challenge and it has taken several months of work, but Raiden is finally complete, well 95% complete. There is some minor detailing that I haven't had time to do, namely the barcoding all over the costume and a couple of small pieces on the arms, but its now at the stage I am happy with it. I am particularly pleased that the entire costume came in under £60, with the cunning use of card and polystrene obtained free from work's recycling point. You really don't have to use expensive materials to create an impressive costume, just a little time, patience and know-how. If you have any questions about it please feel free to ask, I help out if I can.
Originally it was worn at minamicon at the 80% completion stage, but I have uploaded some photos from Ayacon which include the updates which made a vast improvement to the overall look. I doubt I'll be doing any more to it because quite frankly there are other costumes that I am now more interested in doing, but I have proved to myself that even though it looks difficult, it can actually be done to a reasonable standard (Omi Gibson aside).