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Haven Trooper by Si3art Haven Trooper by Si3art
:bulletred:Made for Animatsuris cosplay competition (24. September 2012)
:bulletred: Cosplay of Haven Trooper from Metal Gear Solid 4

:bulletred:Materials: lycra, fake leather, cotton, various matal and plastic straps, rings, rivets and other trinkets, camping/yoga mats, PVA, jewelry adeshive, making tape, various varnishes, carboard, acrylics, black spray paint, LEDs and batteries for the mask... ....and prolly more stuff I cant remember right now...
:bulletred:Time: Started with the gun in May, the costume and mask part in July and most of it was finished 2-3 weeks before the competition. Its still not compleatly finished :D
:bulletred:Photo by Ruudu
:trophy: Results: 1st place in defilé category + Estonian EuroCosplay qualifier :la:

You can see some more photos on my facebook account :)

Lalalala~ This is the reason I havent submitted almost anything in DA lately. :dummy:

A cosplay of one of my fav female enemies of all time most favorite game METAL GEAR SOLID 4!!!!!1! :woohoo:
Take that one of the least cosplayed characters!

The most complicated cosplay Ive made so far and oh mah gaawd... I will never make anything like it again... D: Now I understand why there is only one half decent cosplay of her (made by a guy btw) and the other cosplayer dropped her. -.-
Tho... Prolly will make sth like this next year... Im way too hooked to cosplaying now and the next fancy character I have my eyes on aint easier from Haven Trooper... xD

Welp... I have to mention, that its very hard to be in this costume for hours, especially in stuffy rooms. But outside in sunny autumn day, it works just perfect. c: And I managed to fix the breathing problem a bit compared to my doc cosplay last year. Whoopie~ :D

Expect more Haven Troopah pics in the near future~ ;)

Oh! And my last year Doctor Malfatto cosplay (Assassins Creed Brotherhood)
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MRUNSMiLey Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! Now if only it were functional and you could take a photo of yourself hanging from a wall...
Si3art Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks~ ^^

Haha, yes, I did try to hang on those constuction pices that can be seen in the bg on some of these pics, but yeahhhh.... The costume just didn't let me bend my legs enough/I was afraid I'd break my "toe nails" and the padding on the hands looked really wiered in that pose. Not to mention it was quite difficult and hard to hang in such a position. xD
extremely awesome 
Si3art Aug 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :la:
Streaked-Silver Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks good, it can be improved, but this is defiantly a great attempt at ti, and lets face it. attempt is all we can do when it comes to recreating something from Metal Gear Solid. . but one thing i never understand. Why doesn't any one just use an air-soft gun? because Sadly.. the weakest part of the costume is the rifle.
Si3art Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
True, true, everything can always be improved and done better and as you mentioned, this is just my attemp. ;)

Why I didn't buy an airsoft gun? Because... Because... I didn't have the money for it (or rather, the materials already cost too much and I didn't want to waste any more money on an airsoft rifle that would cost twice of what I had wasted so far) and figured I could just as well try making one myself. :shrug:
Do you even know how expesive they are? It's not like I could just "use" one. I would have to buy the damn thing.
Yeah sure, there are cheaper ones too out there, but I still didn't have enough money for it -.-

I had enough time and the material for it and I really wanted to take the challenge of making a p90 out of cardborad, so there ya have it. :dummy:
Streaked-Silver Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I airsoft almost fanatically, XD i know how much they cost, but you can get a gutted shell with no internals that are con legal for like. 20 bucks.

and thats from Cardboard? .. daaaaaamn.. impressive none the less.
Si3art Jul 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks~ :meow:
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