Sunny Gurlukovich - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

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Worn AtMinami Con 20 (2014)


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After playing Metal Gear Solid 4 Sunny became another of my favourite MGS characters, plus it's nice to be able to cosplay another lesser-cosplayed character, too ^^

Sunny is the daughter of Olga Gurlukovich who died during the events of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty when she was just a baby. She was held by the Patriots and would have been terminated if Raiden's life-signs had died. She was later rescued and left in the care of Otacon and Snake.

Sunny's most well-known trait would be cooking eggs, which often turn out bad. She says that they are her way of fortune-telling. She's a little techno-genius who helped to build the Metal Gear Mark II ( the little scouting robot which aids Snake in the game ), breaks an encrypted video message sent from Naomi and completed a computer virus which was important to the end of the game. Sunny spends a lot of her time online trying to find out more about her past and her mother and has slightly impeded speech from a lack of socialisation, but she eventually starts to learn how to make new friends at the end of the game. She is also known for scolding Snake for smoking his cigarettes and if you use the Mark II to visit her during the mission briefings you find that she also likes to play the PSP and PS3.


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I'm all set to debut this for the Saturday and Sunday of Minami 2014 =)
Instead of my usual plan of one different cosplay per day I'll be cosplaying Sunny twice since I need the extra luggage space for the props that I'll be bringing for her and I also doubt that I'll have the time to get the different photo ideas that I'd like in just one day.

I have found what looks to be the exact same apron that she wears and have ordered one, but since it's from China and the seller seemed to have been closed when I first found it it won't arrive until after Minami, so I plan to cosplay as Sunny with her apron for one of the days of May Expo 2014.


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I had a lot of fun at Minamicon 2014.
And Liquid Chicken was happy to get a lot of cuddles and petting.
We also took part in the Masquerade to Sunny's Theme ^^

I was fairly happy with the ridged sections that I added to the cuffs of her sleeves, but I'm still unsure if her top needs to be darker or if the dark charcoal grey is more accurate. It kept looking different in different lighting so I guess that I will make my mind up on if I should dye it a darker colour once I have a better idea from seeing photos. We mostly took silly photos rather than proper photoshoot ones so I will see about getting some better shots at May Expo once I know if I want to tweek the cosplay and have also had her apron delivered from abroad.


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So I got to include wearing her apron at May Expo 2014. The design looks the same ( which I'm really happy with ) just except that in the reference picture it is a bit longer and fully covers her cargo shorts, though to be honest I actually like that it shows a little bit of them so that you can see I still have them in photographs. I ended up changing her dark charcoal grey top to a pure black one and found that I prefer it this way to avoid faded colours from different lighting. As I did before I created the ridged sections of her cuffs by sewing on sections of material that I cut from ridged socks of the same colour. I impulse-bought a cute fried egg plushie that I found on one of the Expo stalls as well.

My favourite part of this cosplay are her Vietnam Jungle Boots. I honestly expected to have a lot of trouble trying to adapt some footwear to look the same and expected to end up with something that would let down my cosplay a bit, but I didn't realise that her boots are an existing design that you can actually already buy. I love the little sections of khaki material that they have so it's a style that I personally do like as well ^^ And although colourful stripey socks aren't my kind of fashion I'm really glad that I managed to find knee-length socks with a close enough colour scheme and stripe width to the ones that Sunny wears ^^

I've also put together an outfit for an original formal version of Sunny for some formal photoshoots with our Metal Gear group and Ace A.M.P Photography. I kept the hair flower, socks and boots to keep her recognisable. I chose a black dress with a blue stripe around the bottom edge which matches the colour of her flower, some black gloves with white sparkly bits on, a necklace with the peace symbol on and also a scarf around my waist which also had the peace symbol printed onto it.


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RevolverKitty posted on 15 January, 2012 - 02:39
So glad youre doing this :) sunny's so adorable, i was meant to do Naomi last expo but never finished it so went for Fortune instead. Cant wait to see this :D

Tsuchinoko posted on 17 January, 2012 - 02:03
Thanks, I wasn't sure if I could get away with cosplaying as her at first but she's such a sweet character that I couldn't resist and at least I'm fairly short X3 Oh I wish I'd seen your Fortune, I've never seen anyone cosplay as her. Hehe, if you ever do Naomi I would have to get pics with you. The scene when she teaches Sunny how to cook properly was so cute! =3

gaming_goddess posted on 5 May, 2012 - 12:07
Ah I love sunny! When you planning to do this cosplay - would so love to get time paradox photos of me in my olga cosplay with this :D

Tsuchinoko posted on 6 May, 2012 - 23:18
Oh, that would be awesome if we could get joint pics with your Olga! Well I already have my cosplay plans set for May Expo and AmeCon, so I'll most likely be looking to have this ready for early next year =)

Nesproxy posted on 11 March, 2014 - 21:32
<3

ShingLang posted on 13 March, 2014 - 01:49
Hi there! It was so great to meet you too! I hope to see you again! And thanx for adding me on FB as well! <3

Tsuchinoko posted on 13 March, 2014 - 10:08
You're very welcome, I enjoyed chatting with you at the Masquerade =)

gaming_goddess posted on 16 April, 2014 - 03:45
Ah you are the cutest Sunny I've ever seen :) Also I love all the props you had :D

Tsuchinoko posted on 18 April, 2014 - 00:58
Aww thanks ^///^ I'm looking forward to being able to take her apron as well next time.

Lady Bahamut posted on 2 June, 2014 - 20:06
So cute! <3 I loved your little apron and the fact that you had actual eggs on you XD

Tsuchinoko posted on 4 June, 2014 - 10:29
Thankies =3 I found the hollow eggs by chance at an ornament shop while Christmas shopping. I thought I'd better grab them while I could or I doubt I would have been lucky enough to find something like that again ^^

foolishjackdaw posted on 19 October, 2014 - 10:27
So glad to meet you and Liquid the chicken at Minami Con! You looked so cute! :3

Tsuchinoko posted on 28 October, 2014 - 00:58
Aww, thanks so much =3

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