Meryl Silverburgh - Metal Gear Solid 4


This is meryl from metal gear solid 4's outfit. Love wearing this outfit becuase it is extremly comfy except for the leg holster that is forever turning round.

Favourite part: The bullet earring - wasn't sure if I would be able to make it but I did and it's very cute I think.

Easiest part: buying the gloves (because they are exact :D)

Hardest part: making the sleeve things - even know I still have it wrong because the eyelets keep popping out and the material runs easily.

Update 27/06/2012
Today is a brilliant day - I finally have the correct vest for Meryl. The colour is darker desert tan then she has but it's impossible to get the right sand white colour she has plus it means the new vest matches all my own kit. :D So happy that i finally have this 4 years after she was debut - Can't wait for a photoshoot :D

Event's I have Worn this cosplay:
London MCM Expo October 2008
Kitacon 2009
London MCM Expo October 2011
Ayacon 2013

Captain_Marvelous posted on 23 April, 2009 - 15:08
AMAZING!!! DA DA DA DA DA DU DU DU I love mgs and this is a credit to the silverburgh :P well done im hoping to get big boss done sometime soon *said that a year ago*

samwhitewolf posted on 23 April, 2009 - 16:16
Hey Meryl, hows it going haha! Great costume, was awesome to see you doing Meryl Justice back in October. ;)

nanahara posted on 23 April, 2009 - 16:47
awsome Meryl ^^

Odd-One-Out posted on 23 April, 2009 - 19:21
I saw you at Kitacon but I got dragged away before I got the chance to take that photo after the J-factor ;_; As I said, very nice ballistic vest and well, of course you will have to stick to the BB vests because the Kevlar ones = £££ XD;

Relion posted on 24 April, 2009 - 20:52

GunstarVixen posted on 28 June, 2009 - 18:31
hey! was great meeting you on sat! love the costume!

letmelive posted on 30 August, 2009 - 12:39
Love this, you make a perfect Meryl!

CyanideCustard posted on 1 December, 2009 - 22:40
you have rookie eyes XD you looked great as eva and you look great as meryl!

Defrain posted on 9 January, 2010 - 17:33
again nicely done

Petchy-mon posted on 18 January, 2010 - 22:37
I remember you! I met you at the cosplayfever party and my g/f hid in your box at expo XD

gaming_goddess posted on 19 January, 2010 - 20:37
lol I love the box I had loads of people steal it and hide in it :S May need to bring it to more events :P

Petchy-mon posted on 19 January, 2010 - 20:40
I'll need a box soon as "it's my destiny to be in the box" XD

Sammykins posted on 18 April, 2010 - 15:46
Heya, thanks for the comment - it was a great day wasn't it? You looked fab as Meryl too :D That group needed some girly power!

soph24 posted on 17 May, 2010 - 15:22
Best.Meryl.ever XD

Numta posted on 9 January, 2011 - 18:26
Seriously the most epic Meryl ever! You ARE Meryl!!!

Anonymous posted on 25 April, 2011 - 19:43
You make an amazing Meryl. =]

JackFrost posted on 14 June, 2011 - 11:27
Amazing! You look just like her! =O

Zelvyne posted on 1 November, 2011 - 13:59
Really great to see this in person - it looks awesome ^_^

Nomes posted on 2 November, 2011 - 07:56
Ah! It's you! I was mega impressed by your Meryl wig. How did you get it to cooperate? I really wish I'd had one of my photographer friends with me for some group shots. The Cosplay Fever pictures are gorgeous.

gaming_goddess posted on 3 November, 2011 - 18:59
Thank you :-) I'm really pleased with photos and the wig I bought it like that! It's amazing - my most favorite wig as no matter what I do to it when I put it on it looks like that - no styling or anything! :)

Spike posted on 29 July, 2012 - 00:08
I absolutely LOVE Your Meryl. You look so good = ] Cannot wait for you to wear her When i have akiba done so we can get pictures :D

awesomeblossom posted on 19 March, 2013 - 20:20
love love love love! :D

Moonlight_Requiem posted on 10 May, 2013 - 12:37
I think this is the first costume i ever met you in ^___^ You are so perfect as Meryl! I love that you went to HMV in it =P

Nesproxy posted on 24 September, 2013 - 16:26
It goes without saying how much I love this cosplay. :)

Frederica la Noir posted on 24 September, 2013 - 18:35
Love the new photos you both totally nailed it! You are and always will be my favourite Meryl <3 xxx

NuFenix posted on 2 October, 2013 - 23:57
Saw this during the masquerade at Aya, and was very impressed. Got me wanting to play MGS4 again ^_^

Remake Underarmour
Get IPSC holster and dremel to fit my Deagle.
Get Softshell Lv 5 Trousers
New Knee Pads
Get Knife Holster for back of belt
Update drop leg - double/double
Vest (V1)
Primark Trousers (V1)
Wig (V1&2)
PCU Softshell Lv5 Chinese Fake Trousers (V2)
Hi Tech Boots (From TKMaxx) (V1&2)
Bulle US Olive Kevlar SOG Long Gloves (V1&2)
Foxhound Patch (V1&2)
Coyote Tan Knee Pads (V1)
Tokyo Marui Desert Eagle GBB (V2) (Gift)
SIIS 10 inch Desert Eagle GBB with Scope (V2) (Gift)
Bullet Earring (Made from odds and sods) (V1&2)
Sand coloured Knee Pads (V2)
Short Black Zip (for V2 Underarmor)

Total cost: £0.00

29th July 2012

Meryl Complete - How Naive was I :P

Ok so on reflection with more cosplay/airsoft experience I relised there are multiple things wrong with Meryl. This is a photo to show how the leg holster should be. I will be updating this along with:

- Buying new trousers
- Remaking top and sleeves
- Buying new vest
- Buying IPSC Holster
- Buying Knife Holster/Sheath
- Attempting to Dremmel/Make knee pads more accurate

So not sure when the updated version will be but working on getting all the bits while I'm not working as I have free time :)

30th August 2009

Meryl is finally complete (30/8/09)

Managed to track down a viper triple magazine leg holster :D I only had the double one up to now but finally I got a triple one - ok there is my geekiness over with :P