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Cosplayer Magsley > Costume of Raiden (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Special Variation:
Sweet Snake Figumate
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Costume worn at:
Dragon*Con 2012
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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.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Magnum Long
Original Color:
Styling Time
1 hour
Wig Quality Rating
5 / 5.00
How was the wig colored?
Sharpie dying
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.
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