Raiden
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Cosplayer: theKillingDoll

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

20th August 2009: At last! I don't usually enter anything here because I'm very busy plus I want to keep the costumes under wraps until the event for various reasons.

It started of as a challenge and it has taken several months of work, but Raiden is finally complete, well 95% complete. There is some minor detailing that I haven't had time to do, namely the barcoding all over the costume and a couple of small pieces on the arms, but its now at the stage I am happy with it. I am particularly pleased that the entire costume came in under £60, with the cunning use of card and polystrene obtained free from work's recycling point. You really don't have to use expensive materials to create an impressive costume, just a little time, patience and know-how. If you have any questions about it please feel free to ask, I help out if I can.

Originally it was worn at minamicon at the 80% completion stage, but I have uploaded some photos from Ayacon which include the updates which made a vast improvement to the overall look. I doubt I'll be doing any more to it because quite frankly there are other costumes that I am now more interested in doing, but I have proved to myself that even though it looks difficult, it can actually be done to a reasonable standard (Omi Gibson aside).


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Manjou - 10th March 2009
That looks awesome! What materials did you make that from? It looks really professional :)

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theKillingDoll - 10th March 2009
This will take some believing, but I actually only used cardboard, polystyrene and PVA glue, with the exception of the visor ofcourse.

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Elata - 11th March 2009
That is AWESOME.

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theKillingDoll - 11th March 2009
Thanks to both of you for your comments :)

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Captain_Marvelous - 12th March 2009
Boom this is rad, cant wait to see all, mgs4 really made up for what they did in 2 and let raiden step up a notch :)

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Relion - 14th March 2009
Can't wait to see it all done! It looks awesome so far :D

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Moonchild - 14th March 2009
Looks awesome so far! ^^ can't wait to see it finished XD

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Sephirayne - 10th July 2009
Seriously awesome. You've done an epic job. Can't wait to see it complete.

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Lulu Rose - 20th August 2009
I loved this at Minami and I loved it at Aya. Its really awesome!

cardboard, polystyrene and pva you say? my god o.o it looks like you used way higher grade stuff that that and its holding out so well! I'm amazed!

bodysuit cosplays ftw!

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Anonymous - 20th August 2009
Smexy Phil!

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nanahara - 20th August 2009
very nicely done man ^^

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Sephirayne - 20th August 2009
Great to see this again at Aya. Looked fab on stage.

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Anonymous - 5th September 2009
Brilliant :D
One question, how did you put the barcode on the visor?
Please help ^^,
Check out mine :}
The earpieces and visor on yours win by far haha

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Anonymous - 12th September 2009
Brilliant thanks. I found a way to do it for mine yesterday, I covered it with duct tape with gaps in(good ol' life saver) and then painted over it all, when i peeled it off, the paint was left in clean white strips :P