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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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MidnaKoopa 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
NomesCosplay 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.
Luke-J Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow O_O
NomesCosplay Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
chikaze-thousandwind 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!
NomesCosplay Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^_^
chikaze-thousandwind Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
gaming-goddess 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! :)
NomesCosplay 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
gaming-goddess 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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