View Full Version : Enquiry about election of clothes. [Raiden MGS4]

06-14-2008, 01:14 AM
Hi, let's see, Im working on the cosplay of Raiden MGS4. I have already made the helmet with electronic opening, chest, arms and legs plates..., but I am still unable to find a suitable cloth for the dress itself.

Let's see, the idea is to use a tissue that is well fitted to the body, something like the licra, but not so fine because I'm too thin and the result won't be well, apart from the idea that would lump a little.

I had thought little of fine neoprene, the problem is that its expensive, apart gives a horrible heat, and I do not want to die within cooked on a cosplay.

So, I ask experts in sewing: some kind of elastic tissue (ie, which is well fitted to the body), a thickness exceeding the licra and less or equal to the neoprene, and be breathable? .

Here the images of the suit:
The material I'm looking for is for the grey parts of the suit
Thank you in advance: D

06-14-2008, 06:51 AM
I think if you post this in the MGS cosplay thread, you might be able to get more responses and help with the costume. Pretty awesome that you already have the helmet made though.

George duel
06-15-2008, 12:31 PM
The only option I have in my mind right now is to use open cell foam (in thin sheets) and sew off-white/light grey milliskin over it using the "muscle fibers" as a guide to sew, so you would have a "fibrous" surface, with a good stretch and breathable (somewhat) to use for your bodysuit...

And... Do you have any pics of the parts you have done? Especially the helmet? I would love to see it!:D

06-16-2008, 02:42 AM
The best, and most realistic way to do this costume, is going to be to do a body cast, and basically go to town with clay. Then, after the detailing and such is finished, comes the silicone.

Here is an example of the process - http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=27722&highlight=Haze

Not easy, nor cheap, but this is the only way feasible, that I can see, to do the costume accurately while achieving the "in-game" look.

Good luck to ya though!