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Unread 09-24-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
Aztekar
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Solid Snake Vest and Suit Help (MGS1)

Hey there everyone!
I'm brandy new to cosplay and to the forums here, but I'm jumping right in I've always wanted to cosplay, and this year I've decided that I'm doing a MGS1 Solid Snake costume for Halloween, no matter what! Well, I've started to research it, and have found mostly what I'm going to need. However, I've run into two problems; 1)the Vest he wears, and 2)the suit he has on underneath it all. I was thinking for the undersuit I could probably just use a flightsuit, but I haven't been able to find a cheap one (I'm trying not to spend more than $50 on any one piece of the costume). So any thoughts on what I could use for the undersuit? Also, any ideas/thoughts on what I can do for that muscle vest thing? Thanks everyone!
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Unread 09-29-2011, 03:29 AM   #2
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Ok so this year I finally completed my Snake Solid costume for FANIME 2011 and this what I used (I probably spent about $640-$675 on this):
Propper BDU's customized, I removed the bottom to pockets from the coat and had them sewed on to the sleeves. The camoflauge pattern I used was Subdued urban which has been discontinued since 2009.

BDUs from bdu.com ($45) but the ones I used are no longer avaliable
black G.I. LC-2 pistol belt ($20 local surplus shop)
BDS tactical M16 drop rig pouch ($75 holds up to 6 30rd .223 mags) bdstacicalgear.com
Eagle industries SAS MP5 drop rig ($65 holds 3 SMG mags) eagleindustries.com
Bison last chance belt (BDU belt $12 from local camping shop)
Yates USN assault harness ($150 yatesgear.com)
Alta tactical elbow & knee pads (about $20 knee pads $10 elbow pads from botachtacical)
Altama padded jungle boots ($50 clearance from vtarmynavy.com)
Rocky tactical rappel gloves ($10 from local cop shop on clearance rack)
Guarder SWAT vest ($150 from Taiwan intrudershop.com.tw)
and I used various pouches on the belt a mix of Bianchi(dual pistol mag case) and G.I. ALICE (single pistol mag pouch, compass/bandage pouch)

I cut up a old black t-shirt for Snake's headband/bandana.
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Unread 09-29-2011, 03:36 AM   #3
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I dont think you can make a snake costume with in the $50 range. Its more possible with in the $100 range.
tactical boots from Big 5 $20-$30
tactical vest $35-$50
nylon pistol belt $10
Black BDUs set(shirt and pants) $40-$80 or you could simply wear black slacks or Dickes work pants and wear a black work shirt or hooded sweat shirt
knee pads & elbow pads $20 ($10 each pair)
black finger cut gloves $5-$10
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