Costume :Meryl Silverburgh
Source :Metal Gear Solid 4
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008

Costume Photos

Meryl and Johnny 3

Meryl and Johnny 2

Meryl and Johnny 1

CF 5

10 inch desert eagle

CF photoshoot 4

CF photoshoot 3

CF photoshoot 2

CF photoshoot 1


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Costume Information

Time Taken : 10 hours sewing but 50+ searching the internet for camo gear.

This is meryl from metal gear solid 4's outfit. Love wearing this outfit becuase it is extremly comfy except for the leg holster that is forever turning round.

Favourite part: The bullet earring - wasn't sure if I would be able to make it but I did and it's very cute I think.

Easiest part: buying the gloves (because they are exact :D)

Hardest part: making the sleeve things - even know I still have it wrong because the eyelets keep popping out and the material runs easily.

Update 27/06/2012
Today is a brilliant day - I finally have the correct vest for Meryl. The colour is darker desert tan then she has but it's impossible to get the right sand white colour she has plus it means the new vest matches all my own kit. :D So happy that i finally have this 4 years after she was debut - Can't wait for a photoshoot :D

Event's I have Worn this cosplay:
London MCM Expo October 2008
Kitacon 2009
London MCM Expo October 2011
Ayacon 2013


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AMAZING!!! DA DA DA DA DA DU DU DU I love mgs and this is a credit to the silverburgh :P well done im hoping to get big boss done sometime soon *said that a year ago*

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 23 April, 2009 - 15:08
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Hey Meryl, hows it going haha!

Great costume, was awesome to see you doing Meryl Justice back in October. ;)

by samwhitewolf on Thursday, 23 April, 2009 - 16:16
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awsome Meryl ^^

by nanahara on Thursday, 23 April, 2009 - 16:47
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I saw you at Kitacon but I got dragged away before I got the chance to take that photo after the J-factor ;_;

As I said, very nice ballistic vest and well, of course you will have to stick to the BB vests because the Kevlar ones = £££ XD;

by Odd-One-Out on Thursday, 23 April, 2009 - 19:21
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by Relion on Friday, 24 April, 2009 - 20:52
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hey! was great meeting you on sat! love the costume!

by GunstarVixen on Sunday, 28 June, 2009 - 18:31
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Love this, you make a perfect Meryl!

by letmelive on Sunday, 30 August, 2009 - 12:39

you have rookie eyes XD you looked great as eva and you look great as meryl!

by CyanideCustard on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 22:40
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again nicely done

by Defrain on Saturday, 9 January, 2010 - 17:33
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I remember you! I met you at the cosplayfever party and my g/f hid in your box at expo XD

by Petchy-mon on Monday, 18 January, 2010 - 22:37
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lol I love the box I had loads of people steal it and hide in it :S May need to bring it to more events :P

by gaming_goddess on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 20:37
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I'll need a box soon as "it's my destiny to be in the box" XD

by Petchy-mon on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 20:40
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Heya, thanks for the comment - it was a great day wasn't it? You looked fab as Meryl too :D That group needed some girly power!

by Sammykins on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 15:46
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Best.Meryl.ever XD

by soph24 on Monday, 17 May, 2010 - 15:22
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Seriously the most epic Meryl ever!

You ARE Meryl!!!

by Numta on Sunday, 9 January, 2011 - 18:26
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You make an amazing Meryl. =]

by PREDATOR PETE on Monday, 25 April, 2011 - 19:43
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You look just like her! =O

by JackFrost on Tuesday, 14 June, 2011 - 11:27
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Really great to see this in person - it looks awesome ^_^

by Zelvyne on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 13:59
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Ah! It's you! I was mega impressed by your Meryl wig. How did you get it to cooperate? I really wish I'd had one of my photographer friends with me for some group shots. The Cosplay Fever pictures are gorgeous.

by Nomes on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 07:56
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Thank you :-) I'm really pleased with photos and the wig I bought it like that! It's amazing - my most favorite wig as no matter what I do to it when I put it on it looks like that - no styling or anything! :)

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 18:59
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I absolutely LOVE Your Meryl. You look so good = ] Cannot wait for you to wear her When i have akiba done so we can get pictures :D

by Spike on Sunday, 29 July, 2012 - 00:08
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love love love love! :D

by awesomeblossom on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 20:20
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I think this is the first costume i ever met you in ^___^ You are so perfect as Meryl! I love that you went to HMV in it =P

by Moonlight_Requiem on Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 12:37
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It goes without saying how much I love this cosplay. :)

by Nesabi on Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 - 16:26
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Love the new photos you both totally nailed it! You are and always will be my favourite Meryl <3 xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 - 18:35
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Saw this during the masquerade at Aya, and was very impressed. Got me wanting to play MGS4 again ^_^

by NuFenix on Wednesday, 2 October, 2013 - 23:57

To-Do List

Get IPSC holster and dremel to fit my Deagle. HighIn Progress
Get Softshell Lv 5 TrousersLowComplete
Remake UnderarmourLowIn Progress
New Knee PadsLowPlanned
Get Knife Holster for back of beltLowPlanned
Update drop leg - double/doubleLowPlanned

Shopping List

Vest (V1)£50.00Bought
Bullet Earring (Made from odds and sods) (V1&2)£1.50Bought
SIIS 10 inch Desert Eagle GBB with Scope (V2) (Gift)£0.00Bought
Tokyo Marui Desert Eagle GBB (V2) (Gift)£0.00Bought
Coyote Tan Knee Pads (V1)£15.00Bought
Foxhound Patch (V1&2)£3.00Bought
Bulle US Olive Kevlar SOG Long Gloves (V1&2) £15.00Bought
Hi Tech Boots (From TKMaxx) (V1&2)£30.00Bought
PCU Softshell Lv5 Chinese Fake Trousers (V2)£43.04Bought
Wig (V1&2)£25.00Bought
Primark Trousers (V1)£10.00Bought
Short Black Zip (for V2 Underarmor)£1.00Bought
Sand coloured Knee Pads (V2)£0.00To Buy


Meryl Complete - How Naive was I :P (Posted 29th July 2012)

Ok so on reflection with more cosplay/airsoft experience I relised there are multiple things wrong with Meryl. This is a photo to show how the leg holster should be. I will be updating this along with:

- Buying new trousers
- Remaking top and sleeves
- Buying new vest
- Buying IPSC Holster
- Buying Knife Holster/Sheath
- Attempting to Dremmel/Make knee pads more accurate

So not sure when the updated version will be but working on getting all the bits while I'm not working as I have free time :)

Meryl is finally complete (30/8/09) (Posted 30th August 2009)

Managed to track down a viper triple magazine leg holster :D I only had the double one up to now but finally I got a triple one - ok there is my geekiness over with :P