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Unread 01-01-2012, 11:17 PM   #7546
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Another good point, Dadderface. I'd chocked up the digitization up to the old texture map myself, but I know I've seen digital tiger stripe before. It honestly hadn't crossed my mind at all.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #7547
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Yeah. They're wearing Airman Battle Uniforms.

Quick. Ask me how I know.

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Unread 01-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #7548
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Unread 01-04-2012, 01:22 PM   #7549
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El. I'll kill you. Don't think I won't, because I will. Bullets in you and dead.

The good news is, I'll bury you in a FOXHOUND coat.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #7550
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As long as you stab me with those bullets, then we're fine. How's dem coats comin' along?
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Unread 01-04-2012, 04:56 PM   #7551
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Started pulling some casts of the Cyborg Ninja helmet:

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Unread 01-04-2012, 06:13 PM   #7552
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Hey dudes, haven't been on in a while. Besides my MGS3 Ocelot cosplay, I have now ventured in the TOTALLY COMPLETELY DIFFERENT territory of Ocelot from MGS1! HOW DIFFERENT IS THAT GUYS.

Anyways, I'm having some issues. I figured that because most of Ocelot's clothing isn't terribly weird/hard to find that it would be worth a shot to go into some stores and see if i could just buy it off the shelf and mod it a bit.

However, I forgot (again) that men's sizes are too big for me, especially concerning his pants, which I assume are some sort of boot-cut but aren't jeans. That, and his vest I already know is going to be a big problem since it's definitely some sort of Old West style rather than the vests made nowadays. Any ideas where I could find boot-cut men's pants that aren't made of denim?

Also what the hell is that weird tie he's wearing, it looks like a scarf but it's not? And the collar of Ocelot's white dress shirt is confusing at hell, because it looks like a stand-up collar but I can't be sure...
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Unread 01-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #7553
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InkRaven - As far as the tie is concerned, considering Ocelot's old west fetish, he's most likely wearing a red ascot.

Also, check victorian/old west clothing for what type of shirt that is outside of being a high stand collared shirt.

I'm sure As far as pants go, have you checked boys clothes? I know sometimes I Have to get dress pants and things from that section so they're made correctly (ie - fly is on the correct side, hemmed correctly, proper fit, etc) You sometimes end up cheaper as well. I would assume they are actually jeans since jeans have been around forever and a constant go to work clothing for miners and cowboys alike. Plus, mens/boys boot cut pants fall differently than women's/girls'. I'd just make sure it's either a dark wash or solid color pair of pants and avoid pants that have predone fading or distressing. If you don't want to go that route, look at general work pants which are heavier than a pair of dress pants would be otherwise.

I've only seen shots of the action figure online and I don't have a save file I can look it up on so I apologize there. Just a thought... Hope that's helpful to you somewhat.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #7554
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That was actually really helpful, especially for the vest! I was looking at the old west site for their ascots, and I noticed that the puff ties looked pretty similiar, if not closter ot what Ocelot is wearing. I'm guessing I could go either way on this one? the only problem witht hat site is that they don't have any that are just plain red, but i figured that if I just got the most subtly patterned one it'd just make my Ocelot look fancier.

I found some pants at Sears that look nearly perfect for this cosplay - I'm just hoping the Sears near me still has them in stock! >.<
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Unread 01-04-2012, 11:55 PM   #7555
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Ink Raven - Well, often if something isn't in stock locally I've bought it on line and they will pull it for me and there's the "online order pick up" area or you can have it shipped to store usually for free.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #7556
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Ink... hit up Abbyshot before they discontinue the coat.

Barring that, your next best option is to buy one off my wife. Prbably about half the price, twice the quality.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #7557
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Hi!

Im new to the boards (just registered today) and I plan to go to a Convention this year ias a Metal Gear character (not sure who) costume..It will be my first cosplay and im looking for suggestions on how to get started..Any advice helps!

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Unread 01-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #7558
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Maniac, I'm not seeing the coat up on Abbyshot at all... they must've discontinued it sometime ago :/

EDIT: for some reason, only foudn it through searching google and not the site, lol. Also, Jesus H Christ WHY is it $400??!?!? I mean, I love Metal Gear, but I'm a college student! I'm not made of disposable income! (yet)

Do you perchance have any pictures of the coat your wife has? I'd love to see it!

Also, I decided I'm going to make the vest myself, seeing as the patterns and fabric will be relatively cheap with my coupons, whooo
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Unread 01-06-2012, 10:05 AM   #7559
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Maniac, I'm not seeing the coat up on Abbyshot at all... they must've discontinued it sometime ago :/

EDIT: for some reason, only foudn it through searching google and not the site, lol. Also, Jesus H Christ WHY is it $400??!?!? I mean, I love Metal Gear, but I'm a college student! I'm not made of disposable income! (yet)

Do you perchance have any pictures of the coat your wife has? I'd love to see it!

Also, I decided I'm going to make the vest myself, seeing as the patterns and fabric will be relatively cheap with my coupons, whooo

Why is it $400? Because it's effin' awesome, that's why. It's high quality stuff. But when my wife finishes my Big Boss version, I'll take some pictures.

Also. MarshMan65, I'm going to need you to delete your account. Like now. You're using my noms de guerre, and that's something I simply cannot abide.
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Unread 01-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #7560
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Maniac, I'm not seeing the coat up on Abbyshot at all... they must've discontinued it sometime ago :/

EDIT: for some reason, only foudn it through searching google and not the site, lol. Also, Jesus H Christ WHY is it $400??!?!? I mean, I love Metal Gear, but I'm a college student! I'm not made of disposable income! (yet)

Do you perchance have any pictures of the coat your wife has? I'd love to see it!

Also, I decided I'm going to make the vest myself, seeing as the patterns and fabric will be relatively cheap with my coupons, whooo
The main reason my husband did MGS2 Ocelot back when he wanted to be Ocelot was the damned coat. I had no desire (and not the experience at the time) to make one, so I modified an outback coat from MGS2 Ocelot instead.

Looking at it now, it's still a difficult coat, and that's coming from someone who made the Boss's sneaking suit twice. However, if you did decide to try making it, it might be a fun first-big-project costume. You could enter it in masquerades and such.

@MarshMan - If it's your first MGS costume, you could go the route most use and do MGS3 Big Boss/Naked Snake. It's a costume that doesn't require a lot of sewing experience as you can buy most of the pieces. Also, there are tutorials and buying lists about for Big Boss.
But really, to start, who is your favorite character in the series?
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