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Crying Wolf - MGS4 by NomesCosplay Crying Wolf - MGS4 by NomesCosplay
Character: Cryin Wolf
Source: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Event: MCM Expo October 2011

Pain level: High. The head piece and lower body are supported by a strap around the small of my waist. There's also a strap supporting the legs that goes around my neck.

To be worn at: no more events. Too much pain. I shall repair it and don it again only for a photo shoot.

It was my first time in the Expo masquerade because this cosplay simply couldn't be worn just to wander around in. I was so terrified but I had a wonderful assistant to help me. I could barely see a thing.

The most hilarious moment was my gun fastening deciding to snap during the pre-judging. A bit of glue and ingenuity later and I was ready to roll.

Thank you to everyone who came up to me and complimented the suit. It made the past year of working on it worthwhile.
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
omg! .o.
amazing!!
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PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
This is utterly incredible... I shit you not...  I freakin' LOVE IT!  Definitely Faved! ^-^
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:iconnomescosplay:
NomesCosplay Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
You're very welcome, this just looks amazing... in all aspects... <3
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MidnaKoopa Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't think a Crying Wolf cosplay was possible. Much less one this good. Good on ya; that looks incredibly awkward to wear o3o
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NomesCosplay Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm not sure it is possible, at least on a budget, to be anatomically accurate to Crying Wolf but it was fun having a go. It was certainly awkward to wear; after all the time spent building the suit, I only wore it for about 30 minutes.
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Luke-J Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow O_O
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NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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chiiioko Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, that's insane. I can't imagine how painful that must have been. Dx
What a great job though. Respect!
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:iconnomescosplay:
NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconchiiioko:
chiiioko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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gaming-goddess Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So should of got first place at expo - your were my fav cosplay in the masq! Everything is stunning about this, the detail you took make it - i still can't get over how amazing those feet are! The way they moved when you walked had me speechless! So much fangirlingness over this cosplay. The best Crying Wolf ever! And you have her suit on underneath this - words can't describe how truely brilliant this is! :)
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NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. It was certainly worth the year it took to make. I learnt so much. I wanted to make a cosplay that few people had done and I'd wanted to try a quad after seeing a couple at LFCC 2010. And once I'd decided try and plan Crying Wolf, well I had to see if I could design it so I could pop out. And then I had to include lights. And then I had to join it. And then inevitably I had to see if the design could work. Sometimes it did, sometimes it didn't and I had to redesign but by then I was invested. It's rough around the edges but that's the result of getting ahead of yourself when you've never made armour before.

In case you're interested, the feet were made of wood and then painted to appear jointed. Unfortunately I had to include a flat weight bearing platform and I don't know if there is a way around that. I considered fully jointing the feet but they would have lacked stability. The feet were then attached by metal hinges to 3" PVC pipes. 'Technically' they shouldn't have that particular joint at all but it looks funky and more lifelike than no joint at all. I added eleastic straps between the feet and lower leg, front and back, to act as tendons and so add a little more realistic motion and stop the feet swinging the wrong way.

To get the reverse knee join in the legs I had to joint the PVC (3" PVC lower leg and 4"PVC upper leg jointed by a threaded nylon rod with knuts placed at intervals to keep the pipes in position) and then string them like a puppet.

Woops, that was a bit of an essay. This is why I didn't write my usual blow by blow account of the construction process on CI
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gaming-goddess Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No no essays are cool and I'm always interested in cosplay construction :) I would never of thought of adding elastic but it definatly made it look realistic - but like you say you did a lot of planning with this! No the flat weight bearing platform was a good idea as I watched your walk the feet motion made we worry you were going to fall over which is why it was so amazing that every time the feet went back flat on the floor they were flat to the floor(I hope that makes sense :P) And lights in cosplays are so cool :)
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The-Nelo-Angelo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Damn it! I so wanted to go to MCM but couldn't in the end, and judging by your work I missed a lot of stunning cosplays there, will definitely have to go next year :D

Amazing job on this, it must've took forever to do, I hope it really paid off at the expo, you should be extremely proud of yourself for this accomplishment, I know I would be :)
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NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :) It took a year to put together. Slightly longer if you include research time. It was my first time making a quad though and I've only been cosplaying since May 2010. I had to reinterpret the traditional quad suit creation to take into account the reverse jointed front legs, the need to be able to pop out of the top and the fact that the Beast is armour rather than fur.

At Axpo we had a few... technical difficulties :P. The magnets holding the gun to my back decided to fail and and as a result fasteners I'd made from foam to mirror those in teh game snapped. Cue an emergency repair with a length of coiled telephone wire; unfortunately the judges were watching at the time and the damage was done.

It was well worth the work for people's reactions though.
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The-Nelo-Angelo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Woah, honestly that takes major dedication and determination for that, but honestly I truly believe it's more than pay'd off, definitely the most impressive MGS cosplay I've ever seen, I only wish the judges thought the same thing, but still, you should award yourself with your own 1st place prize because you really have done us MGS fans extremely proud :)
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NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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DestinyKittwnofChaos Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
wooooooaaah this is so cool! :>
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NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's certainly not cool when you're inside it, but it was definiely worth it!
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hooooly crap, amazing amazing job !!!
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:iconnomescosplay:
NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. Now I just have to get some photographs with an appropriate backdrop. Though snow migh tbe difficult...
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic!!! I hope this gets a D.D
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:iconnomescosplay:
NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) What's a D.D?
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daily Deviation!
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NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't even know there was such a thing. Thank you for thinking it merits being a Daily Deviation. it made me smile.
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:) Yw.
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smallfry09 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
One thing I was looking for one the sunday and sadly miss you did a fantastic job XD
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NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw I'm sorry. I only ended up wearing it for the masquerade as it would have ben impossible to move with so many people around and it's very heavy to wear as the head piace is supported entirely by a strap across my lower back. I wandered around in the Crying Beauty suit most of the day.
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smallfry09 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
XD I think I see you guy and shouted lol but because Iv had a set of wing on it was hard to walk fast lol no worry ^^ hopefully in the future we can get a photo together I need to fit up laughing octopus up first XD arn't the beauty and the beast fun lol
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NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's call them challenging. I wish I could have wandered around in Crying Wolf during the day, but it's just too painful to wear and I can't see a thing with the mask on as well as the Beast's head. I can just about see the floor in front fg the front feet. In the masquerade I was following the white Xs drawn on the stage.
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smallfry09 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
yes indead :/ but it would be fun if it was easy lol
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TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
That is extremely fantastic.
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:iconnomescosplay:
NomesCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Np. :D
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