Cosplayer Magsley > Costume of Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- BODYSUIT: Used a bodysuit pattern and altered it to have the special seams (by altering, I mean I cut it apart and applied seam allowances, woo!). The material was a 4-way stretch matte vinyl I got from spandexhouse (I think). I used craft foam for the various accent pieces on the sides and middle.
CHESTPLATES: I initially used acrylic but it was difficult to heatform without bubbling and cracking. After searching around the 405th and RPF I decided to use PETG, a material used often in vacuumforming for visors. Got some sheets from Amazon, cut out the pieces with a scrollsaw, and glued the layers together around the edges with E6000 (couldn't get ahold of the proper cement). Using my heatgun and a silicon breast form (like the ones you put in your bra to make your boobs look bigger) I heat formed the plates to conform to my chest. I attached them to the suit with clear Fabric-Tac.
ACCESSORIES: The utility belt and leg holster were purchased online from an air soft supply store.
CHIN: I modelled the chin from paperclay and spray painted it matte black. Glued the pieces to a black zentai hood with E6000 glue but I'm looking for a better alternative.
SWORD: My dad and I made the sword from scrap wood in the workshop. Could've been better, but great for the time being.
- Styling Notes
- Trimmed it heavily all around to create layers for easier spiking. To create the spikes I grabbed a chunk of hair, backcombed the base to keep it sticking up, hairsprayed, then set with blowdryer on low. Also used a flat iron to make the hair flip out.
- Wig Review
- Love love love Arda's wigs, they are so easy to work with in creating spikes.