Psycho Mantis (Original PS1 version) - Metal Gear Solid


London MCM Expo May 2013

Konami Cosplay Challenge




By far my favourite cosplay to do, especially as it was my first PROPER cosplay that I made and showcased at MCM Expo back in May 2013! Absolutely adore the character as Metal Gear Solid is by far my favourite game series and he is one of the most incredibly unique characters of all time.


Kata-san posted on 25 February, 2013 - 22:08
Look forward to being mind read and creeped out at expo :D

gaming_goddess posted on 26 February, 2013 - 03:29
Psycho Mantis is epic :) Look forward to seeing this complete - going to be amazing :D

Numta posted on 26 February, 2013 - 07:48
Hmmm your memory is completely clean! looking forward to this!

Phantom.Mantis posted on 3 March, 2013 - 17:23
Thanks guys :)! Been putting a lot of work into it these past few days! Currently have a zentai suit but working on getting an actual latex body suit instead as I think it will look much better :D The biggest problem is the mask - its impossible to find one i'm 100% happy with :( Hope I dont disappoint you! :)

SparklingMinx posted on 24 March, 2013 - 16:44
Can't wait to see this at the expo! =D The more Metal Gear Solid cosplayer the better!

Tsuchinoko posted on 2 April, 2013 - 00:32
Looking forward to seeing this and nice choice on the gas mask ^^

Ammy_Redgrave posted on 26 April, 2013 - 20:20
wow! Looking forward to see your psycho mantis!! Already good! and the mask looks good :)

Alias Cosplay posted on 13 May, 2013 - 19:39
Not seen this cosplayed much at all, so great job!

awesomeblossom posted on 13 May, 2013 - 19:40
You look brilliant! I love Psycho Mantis :3

Nesproxy posted on 14 May, 2013 - 15:50
Good job! This is looking great. :)

SilentDragonfly posted on 17 May, 2013 - 19:18
This is looking amazing!

gaming_goddess posted on 24 May, 2013 - 01:06
The finished lenses look awesome :D Really excellent work on this :) Would love to get photos with this sometime - if I ever get round to finishing my Mantis ^_^; Have an excellent time reading people's memory cards at expo :D

Ammy_Redgrave posted on 27 September, 2013 - 16:07
finally! Looks awesome, and very creepy with the contact lenses *_* AMAZING!

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Progress Journal

27th May 2013

Post Expo results

Costume went down an absolute storm, had a lot of compliments on it and a load of photos taken so I was really happy about that!

Due to an allergic reaction to the makeup from the day before however I had to change the makeup for Mantis slightly, so next time I wear it in Eurogamer the makeup will be fully re-done, as well as a completely re-painted mask :D

18th May 2013

Painting gas mask problems

Hmm, it seems I'm having a few problems with the gas mask. It fits perfectly and I'm happy with the shape / style of it - but the painting is proving troublesome. I'm having to use black tyre paint on the mask so it will stick, but after every use I have to touch up certain areas as the paint cracks and flakes away.
Take note anyone who is going to paint a mask, prepare for many re-applications!

30th April 2013

Nearly done!

Today I completely painted the gas mask, altered the body suit, altered the new gloves and started searching for the right boots - final steps!!

30th March 2013

New parts arrived!

This morning my body harness and new gas mask arrived - yay!!