Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

27th February 2016: Bought Grey Shirt Bought a couple of grey shirts ( thought it best to have a spare one ). Was good that they only cost £2.50 each.

27th December 2015: Started Sewing on Yellow Buttons Removed the original white buttons and started replacing them with the more suitable yellow ones that I bought.

12th November 2015: Sized & Printed Prison Numbers Scaled a reference of his prison numbers to my best guesses of the correct sizes for both the large numbers on the back and the small ones on the front. Will use to create cardboard templates with for dabbing them onto the clothes with fabric paint.

2nd November 2015: White Strip Sewn onto Arm I spent the morning after the Silent Hill concert sewing the strip of white onto the arm for Chico. I would have done the other two white parts as well if I had been able to get online to look at my reference pictures, but I at least was able to get the arm done by referring to my sketchbook drawing with which I had already used refs. White strip and Chico's hair parting are of course mirrored in this pic. I also later that day bought some yellow buttons ( since these white ones really stand out too much ) and some press stud fasteners. The earphones I bought a few weeks ago from the shop Tiger and will have to add some white details to.

12th October 2015: Dyed Base Clothing Yellow It was annoyingly difficult to find plain white button-up and long sleeved pyjamas to use as base clothing. Whenever I found something close it would have subtle stripes or dots on which made them unsuitable. I've finally found some now. They were an off-white / very pale blueish-grey colour ( " surf " ) which looked suitable enough for dying. I had to order them from America and with the shipping cost as well they cost more than I would have liked. I was relieved to find that both the top and bottoms fit me okay as I was inbetween 2 of the sizes available and they were also made for men instead of women. I removed an unwanted breast pocket with a seam ripper and used Dylon washing machine dye to get the yellow colour that I need. I also put the spare pocket material in as well so that I can use it later to practise painting or printing the prison numbers before applying them to the actual outfit.

8th April 2014: Sourced & Ordered Wig I can now put this cosplay as "in progress" since I've now made my mind up on the wig. It's due to be delivered within the first 2 weeks of May, so at least the part with the longest shipping time will be out of the way.

Since it's dark and rainy during the Ground Zeroes mission I referred to the scenes from inside the helicopter during the final cutscene and the coloured images from Peace Walker to choose the colour of the wig. I felt it was best to go with a warm mid-brown / slightly auburn shade. I may have to subtley trim the fringe when it gets here, so I really hope that I don't mess it up... ^^"

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gaming_goddess - 16th April 2014
Would love to see you do this for Expo :D Best of luck :)

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Tsuchinoko - 18th April 2014
Thanks ^^
I hope so too, though if he's not done in time I'm still going to make this one my current project.

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Lady Bahamut - 9th April 2016
Awesome cosplay! I like the moody photo with the ear phones, you really look like a prisoner :)

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Tsuchinoko - 11th April 2016
Thanks =) The daylight was just on the verge of fading when we did that shot so it actually ended up giving a better look than expected. It's interesting how much the shade of yellow can change in different lighting ( I'm not used to wearing such a bright colour, haha! ). I really hope to be able to do some more photoshoots with him that can show more of the different details that I worked on.