Psycho Mantis
Metal Gear Solid

Cosplayer: Phantom.Mantis

Variant: Original PS1 version

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Konami Cosplay Challenge

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!

1st May 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!!

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Kata-san - 25th February 2013
Look forward to being mind read and creeped out at expo :D

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gaming_goddess - 26th February 2013
Psycho Mantis is epic :) Look forward to seeing this complete - going to be amazing :D

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Numta - 26th February 2013
Hmmm your memory is completely clean!

looking forward to this!

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Phantom.Mantis - 3rd March 2013
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! :)

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SparklingMinx - 24th March 2013
Can't wait to see this at the expo! =D The more Metal Gear Solid cosplayer the better!

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Tsuchinoko - 2nd April 2013
Looking forward to seeing this and nice choice on the gas mask ^^

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Ammy_Redgrave - 26th April 2013
Looking forward to see your psycho mantis!!
Already good! and the mask looks good :)

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Alias Cosplay - 13th May 2013
Not seen this cosplayed much at all, so great job!

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awesomeblossom - 13th May 2013
You look brilliant! I love Psycho Mantis :3

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Nesproxy - 14th May 2013
Good job! This is looking great. :)

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SilentDragonfly - 17th May 2013
This is looking amazing!

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gaming_goddess - 24th May 2013
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

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Ammy_Redgrave - 27th September 2013
Looks awesome, and very creepy with the contact lenses *_*