Mei Ling
Metal Gear Solid

Cosplayer: Tsuchinoko

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

19th September 2012: Obtained Black Tie Got the black tie - not much more to say =)

16th September 2012: Dyed Jacket & Skirt / Wig Arrived So I dyed the jacket and skirt and also some spare white fabric so that I can later make those military-style shoulder bits in the same colour. As expected it didn't go 100% perfectly... >_< There are a couple of areas where the dye seems to have gathered in greater concentration resulting in a slightly darker patch. I think I'm going to go ahead and wear it as is though - with the most suitable white jacket I could find costing me £39-something I don't exactly feel like forking out for another one. It also niggles me a bit that areas of stitching have remained white, but since the only artwork of Mei Ling's outfit tends to be a bit vague on the smaller details I'm just going to go with it. The colour did actually come out a really good shade for her, however.

I've also got my wig through the post. It wasn't quite what I was expecting. It actually came as a long-length wig that's tied up in a high pony-tail with a band, and then I got a clip-on ponytail in a seperate bag. I was expecting it to be a short-haired base wig designed for me to clip the clip-on ponytail straight onto like with the one I got for my Dana cosplay. So I'm going to have to think about what the best way to style it is since strands keep coming loose when I'm putting it on with it as a tied-up long wig and the fringe isn't quite as it looked in the photo.

Next I need to look around for a suitable head-set so that she can keep in touch with the team =)

21st August 2012: Sourced & Ordered Wig I've now chosen and ordered the wig which was actually pretty easy to find seeing as I only had to look for the correct hairstyle and didn't have to worry about looking for the perfect shade as well (seeing as black is just black) ^_^

15th May 2012: Sourced Plain White Jacket I've been keeping an eye out for either a light violet jacket or a white one that I could dye the correct colour for quite some time now. I've finally found a white one online which looks suitable with pretty much the correct shapes to everything. I should be able to collect it in-store ( for free delivery ) on Friday, so I'll check that it fits and then I can start looking into dying it with the purple dye I bought a few weeks back. Dying fabric is something I'm new to so I'll test it on a scrap piece of white material first and probably dilute it a bit more than is required ( since I want it quite light anyway ) and layer it up afterwards if I feel that it needs to be any stronger.

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Numta - 8th December 2011

Love Mei Ling and you will look awesome as her!

can't wait to see it!

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Tsuchinoko - 10th December 2011
Thankyou, it's great to see another Mei Ling fan ^^
I'm looking forward to when I can finally do some proper cosplay from MGS.

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Numta - 10th August 2012
I'm tempted to take the thursday off work to go see Mr Kojima's dev session - If i do i hope to catch you there as Mei Ling! =D

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Froggycompany - 10th August 2012
Hoping to turn up as Naked Snake/Big Boss!
Hope to see you there!

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Tsuchinoko - 15th August 2012
Thanks guys, hope to see you there too! =D
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's Metal Gear cosplays.

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gaming_goddess - 1st September 2012
Ah how have I missed this! This is going to be so epic :P Looking forward to seeing photos - definatly hope you manage one with Kojima!

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Tsuchinoko - 3rd September 2012
Thanks a lot. I'm just hoping that dying the material will go okay ^^
Yeah I really hope that they do let us get a picture with him, I'm not sure how they run things at Eurogamer compared to the HMV and UNIQLO events.

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Petchy-mon - 29th September 2012
Oh no! I've missed you! I was was at the Expo too! It looks really awesome! You make a really cute Mei Ling =3

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gaming_goddess - 29th September 2012
Ah looks so awesome! Really love the colour of your suit :D You make a brilliant Mei Ling :D

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Tsuchinoko - 29th September 2012
Thanks so much, I'm really happy that people liked how it turned out =)
And yeah I was lucky to get that shade for the suit since it was only my second time dying anything - I felt very purple XD

We were told that we were missing one of the Snakes >,<
I'll definitely be wearing her again for some more events in the near future though, so hopefully we can do another MGS group another time.