|Time Taken :||60 Hours (ish)|
Metal Gear Solid is probably my favourite game of all time. It is an action movie which you play with an incredible story, amazing voice work and dialogue.
So, I have wanted to cosplay Snake for a long time and this Amecon I finally decided to, and do a little Omake skit to go with it.
The costume didn't involve a lot of making, but what I did have to make was something completely new and involved some thinking.
The pads, belt, boots, and guns were all made up from my airsofting gear. The pads were black but painted grey with Games Workshop acrylic paints and sprayed with varnish to prevent them scracthing.
The blue suit underneath is a pair of overalls from my dads old company, they are your typical workwear style garment and were perfect for Snake. (In my opinion anyway)
The vest and headband were the only things I had to make and the headband was super easy. The vest however was a big challenge for me.
The vest in the game is a peice of moulded bodyarmor. This was out of the question for me so instead I tried to re-create it.
It is a basic vest with modified arms to give the shoulder parts. it has a zip underneath the flap on the front, and the collar was attached. The whole thing is made of a front layer of "sharkskin" and then wadding, the inside layer is just some black drill fabric I had. The muscle pattern was done by making the vest sections and then sewing the pattern in on my machine.
The wig was a "Maple" wig and was styled for Snake that day in the changing room. XD It was my Li wig the day before.
All in all, this was one of my favourite costumes to wear...apart from how bleeding hot it was inside. I swear I lost weight just wearing that thing! :S
To watch my skit "24 Gears Solid" minus the 24 style intro, check out the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_INsgVJrWE