Crying Wolf
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Cosplayer: Nomes

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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Showcased 15th December 2013

29th October 2011: I don't want to jinx anything but... I don't want to jinx anything but I think this Monster is read to roll on Sunday! It's been a year in the making and I can finally see the light.

26th October 2011: So it goes Gloves complete. Sewing them bu hand was a bore but alas my machine couldn't cope with such narrow seam allowances.

Socks are complete and I love them so much. I might have to make myself some slippers from the pattern.

All rivet details are complete bar a couple of odd ones which i need to create from craft foam, sand a cranny to embed them and then glue them in place.

Stirrups have been added to the bodysuit

To Do:
Elastic
Writing/numbers/barcodes
Painting/Varnishing

25th October 2011: The final straight I just have some paintwork left to do as well as some rivet detailing on this Beast.

My gloves are almost finished. Tonight I shall complete them and make socks.

21st October 2011: This Beast is killing me This Beast is killing me but it will be done in time. The inner body suit is well on its way to completion. The helmet is done, the wiring is complete. I have some more painting sewing and construction to do. I get home from work in the evenings and work on this until I go to bed everyday. Sleep hours are becoming fewer. I'm busy at work too and so haven't been able to take any time off.

A friend is staying with me at the moment and he started playig MGS4 again. He has been Snake the Paparazzi and has spent ages in the Frozen Tundra taking pictures of Crying WOlf from all angles. On the plus side, I can see a lot of details. On the down side, I can see a lot of details...

17th September 2011: Railgun - Step 4 Lights XP. Battery powered multifunctional fairy lights threaded through the gun.

17th September 2011: Railgun - Step 3 Sanding, Priming, more sanding, more priming, painting.

11th September 2011: Railgun - Step 2 4 hours and almost 250ml of Impakt glue later...

EVA foamto add bulk and stiffness and basic detailing. Some stiff cardboard as an underayer, again for stiffness.

10th September 2011: The eye The eye of the Beast O_O

10th September 2011: Hind legs 2 The progress on the hind legs and a view from above of the hind feet.

10th September 2011: Werewolf I had to handpaint the Werewolf symbol onto both shoulders. I'm rather pleased with how they came out.

10th September 2011: Railgun - Step 1 There's a long way to go with the gun. I just hope I can pull off my first attempt at making a gun prop. So far this is a layer of 1" thick insulation foam.

3rd August 2011: Hind legs 1 Started putting together the components for the hind legs at the weekend. I didn't get as far along as I'd hoped as I was struck down with gastroenteritis but the idea is there. It is logistically impossible to be 100% accurate to Crying Wolf's proportions, at least at my level of ability, but I'm doing my best.

3rd June 2011: Etching Etching, etching, etching all the grooves into the armour with a pen and a pin and an Xacto blade. The front legs are proving the msot difficult as they were the first part constructed and as such as made from a different material to the rest (a softer foam which required reinforcing with decorator's caulk which I only later contemplated would be difficult to scrape away). We shall see.


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Member-XI - 1st May 2011
That looks very interesting! One of the Beast unit from MGS4 comes to mind, but I'm probably wrong. :D Can't wait to see where you go from here. :3

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Anonymous - 1st May 2011
FFx-2 Rikkus special dressphere? the body looks like the machina she rides?

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BabemRoze - 1st May 2011
Hmm I wanna say a shiva sister xD or a big sister XD Some machinery :D this looks really interesting! x

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Moonchild - 1st May 2011
The legs/feet looking part reminds me of a gekko from MGS4 xD

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FuriePhoenix - 1st May 2011
I'm guessing Rikku's ultimate dress-sphere? Looks like Machina

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Anonymous - 4th May 2011
Obv crying wolf

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Nomes - 11th May 2011
A few of you came close, but Sora-kun guessed correctly *hands over virtual cookie*. Who knows when this will be finished. It's already been in progress for 6 months and that's not including the time spent planning, though it is further along than the uploaded images.

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lycaneyes - 21st May 2011
this looks awesome

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Anonymous - 22nd May 2011
this is lookin brilliant, hoping to do akiba for october, would be great to get pictures =]]

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Nomes - 22nd May 2011
I'll do my best to get it done! XD Expo is probably the only event I can take it to as it's the only one driveable from where I'm based. No way could I carry this up on the train.

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Mighty Odango - 1st June 2011
Your progress is looking seriously impressive! It's pretty unlikely that I'll be wearing Laughing Octopus at an Expo as transporting it would be far too difficult, but I'd be interested in setting up a photoshoot with you!

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Chickenbits - 1st June 2011
Girl..... You're crazy... and I'm loving it! Keep it up! :D

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CyanideCustard - 3rd June 2011
when this be worn, i need to take out my liquid ocelot O_o for real

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Nomes - 3rd June 2011
Hopefully at October Expo 2011. :)

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Petchy-mon - 13th July 2011
I am sooo looking forward to this!

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Zelvyne - 9th August 2011
Wow, this is looking fantastic! can't wait to see it all finished ^_^ I know someone who may be doing Crying Beauty, so hopefully we'll run into you.

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lycaneyes - 10th September 2011
This looks fantastic so far cant wait to see it finished EPIC ols snake vs wolf photos are needed

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BabemRoze - 11th September 2011
This is looking incredible!

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Nomes - 11th September 2011
^_^. I'm working like a mad woman to get this ready in time. I don't want to think about how much money I've spent, but I've managed to draw the spending out over 9months so far which has reduced the shock to my system.

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Anonymous - 15th September 2011
SKJDF;KJ!
Holy crap this looks amazing, can't wait to see it finished!

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lycaneyes - 18th September 2011
This Is looking fantastic

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FuriePhoenix - 21st October 2011
im so intrigued to see this at expo!!

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Kacela - 31st October 2011
This is incredible!

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nanahara - 31st October 2011
this was sooooooooooooooo EPIC XD

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Anonymous - 31st October 2011
I can't believe I missed this =[
The finished piece looks absolutely fantastic! Brilliant job!

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FuriePhoenix - 31st October 2011
this was utterly mind blowing!

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Squall_wolfheart - 31st October 2011
this was Stunning! u won the masqurade in my book!

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Nomes - 31st October 2011
Thank you so much everyone. ^_^ Making people happy makes it so worthwhile for me. I love seeing people light up if I pull a character off well enough.

Unfortunately I had a breakage just as the pre-judging was happening and whilst repairs were made the damage was done and I lost points. It was so much fun hearing everyone clap and cheer when I popped out the top. Odangochan was fantastic as my guide, she tolerated my endless panicked bleating back stage and still guided me apparently effortlessly on and off.

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Numta - 31st October 2011
THIS LOOKED AMAZING!

I only got to see it back stage during the masq =[ but wowzer you bought Crying wolf to life!

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FusionRose - 31st October 2011
gjksdiubdowugdkjwh you truly outdid yourself sweetie <3 this is effin amazing! x.

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Pandora-Chi - 1st November 2011
OMG!! THAT WAS YOU??!! O_O You're so super talented!!!! This was truely amazing!! <3

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BabemRoze - 1st November 2011
This was AMAZING!! I loved watching you in the masq!!!!

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gaming_goddess - 2nd November 2011
Words can't convey how amazing this is! Your walk was amazing and the cosplay superb! I love how you made the feet so accurate! This is the best crying wolf I've ever seen - its like it just walked out of the game :)

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Mighty Odango - 2nd November 2011
This is definitely the best Crying Wolf costume out there! I was proud just to be able to go on stage with it.

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No thanks - 13th November 2011
this was absolutely FLAWLESS in person. I kind of really expected you to win something in the masq and was really dissapointed in judging when you hadn't.

10/10 totally in awe when i saw this

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Kinreal - 14th November 2011
This is seriously awesome! xD

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Defrain - 18th November 2011
this is amazing kudos

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Chickenbits - 30th November 2011
..... o.o

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WarriorTeddy - 2nd December 2011
saw you backstage, looked epic, well done :)

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Manticore Arts - 23rd December 2011
THAT WAS YOU?!? OMG WELL DONE!

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Larxene - 8th January 2012
Thank you for your comment on my bouncer costume :). Came to have a nose at your stuff and woah. THIS IS FRICKING AMAZING. I love quad suits. Must have taken you forever to make an armoured one like that.

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Starbucks dad - 5th February 2012
Bloody hell! Amazing, absolutely outsatnding.

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Mangamad - 6th February 2012
Snow + cosplay = Well played on photo shots. XDb

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Tsuchinoko - 28th March 2012
Really well done on this, it must have been really challenging to make and it looks fantastic! =D

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Alias Cosplay - 20th April 2012
This is very awesome.

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Nesproxy - 15th December 2013
This is seriously incredible. Well done on the showcase - massively deserved! :D

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Fizzykat - 15th December 2013
Holy crap this is awesome! Congrats on showcase!

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Littlegeeky - 15th December 2013
DAMN! This cosplay... WOW! I couldn't even tell there was a person in this?!
Such an amazing costume, defiently worthy of a Cosplay Showcase! Congratulations!

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No thanks - 16th December 2013
grats on the showcase! I remember seeing this in person. WELL worth the showcase

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Sephirayne - 16th December 2013
This is epic. Congratulations on the well deserved showcase. ♥

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Kei Lin Sama - 17th December 2013
What an incredible costume!

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Freyarule - 18th December 2013
Congrats on the showcase! Amazing work as always <3

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Siouxsie James - 19th December 2013
Grats on the showcase :)

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Pandora-Chi - 19th December 2013
Really wanted to say congrats again lovely! Very well deserved xx