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Finally! My cosplay of Raiden is finished!

The whole outfit is waterproof, so I could get gorgeous shots like this one <3 This outfit is my favourite to date, and is the most flattering on me, I think xD


Raiden:Metal Gear Solid 2
Cosplay: :icondragonblade-dreams:
Photography: :iconseeker-moonwolf:
Editing: :iconseeker-moonwolf: & /cgl/
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:iconiroquoisplissken:
IroquoisPlissken Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Cool.
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:iconadriann-v:
adriann-v Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
It's an old upload, but I can't help to comment- The eyes look painted by Yoshitaka Amano! Incredible!!
Beautiful shot. <3
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:iconflostler:
flostler Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
SHY YOU HAVE T O S TOP YOU HAVE BE COME R AIDEN AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THAT
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
IM SORRY WOULD PISSING ON U HELP
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:iconxcaelnocturne:
xCaelNocturne Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet jesus, out of all I think this has to be my favorite (those eyes <3).

The fact that its waterproof too just makes me love it more, for some reason. The more accurate the better! And your hair is naturally like that? Its gorgeous and fits so well with him~

THIS WHOLE THING IS HNNNNNNNGH. I love it, so you get gold stars from me \;A;/
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:iconsquallina:
squallina Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a gorgeous shot, an awesome cosplay, and one of the most amazing cosplay photos I've ever seen. You did a fantastic job of bringing one of my favorite gaming characters ever into the real world! :)
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
That kind of compliment is what I strive for as a cosplayer! Thank you so much <3
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:iconprotozero:
protozero Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
How'd you make it waterproof? That's epic!
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Neoprene is wetsuit material and is naturally waterproof. L200 foam is a closed cell foam (and what the knees, elbows and 'y' piece are all made from), and is also waterproof. Dive shoes? Waterproof. The plasti-dip covering the foam? Waterproof. Elastic cording? Waterproof. I used my real hair for the shoot, which won't come off like a wig might.

Essentially, it was just being smart with my material choices.
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:iconprotozero:
protozero Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Where did you buy Neoprene and what's L200?
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
L200 is a closed cell foam.

I bought both the foam and the neoprene from a foam supplier in Burbank, CA. c:
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:iconmar-cosplay:
Mar-cosplay Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Raiden in real life! *_* Oh my...!! What a gorgeous work you had done! It's really amazing!! *noseblead*
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:iconperfect-prosecutor:
Perfect-Prosecutor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Amazing cosplay! :D
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:iconeagleeyephotography:
EagleEyePhotography Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE THIS PHOTO!! Huge Metal Gear Solid fan :) and this is just spot on!
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
haha, thank you!
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:icondiatrima:
Diatrima Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great picture :)
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:iconrestlessnocturne:
restlessnocturne Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! What did you use to make it waterproof?
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
uhh, a lot of the materials were inherently waterproof, like the neoprene and the foam.
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:iconrestlessnocturne:
restlessnocturne Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to try out the neoprene. Where did you get it from?
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I had it special ordered to a foam store in burbank, near where I live. I'm pretty sure you can order it offline, too.
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:iconteamyx:
Teamyx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
nice!
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:iconadnarimification:
Adnarimification Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Artist
I've been seeing these photos around the internet and I'm glad I get to see them on DA. They are wonderful. Your cosplay is fantastic.
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
ahhh~ thank you so much ^w^ that really means a lot to me.

(also, if you don't mind indulging my curiosity--where else did you see my pictures?)
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:iconadnarimification:
Adnarimification Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Artist
No problem!

I keep seeing them about on Tumblr!
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh, haha nice c:
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:iconpixelmagus:
PixelMagus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, I love the underwater shot. Did ti ruin the cosplay at all?
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Actually, no. I designed the costume to be highly functionable underwater. The outfit is made mostly from neoprene, the material used to make wetsuits.
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:iconpixelmagus:
PixelMagus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cool that it works like that. Was there a chlorine smell or anything or did you febreeze it out? Does the neroprene make it difficult to get in and out of the cosplay?
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yup. It definitely smells like chlorine. |D I'm still trying to figure out how to wash it out. I've rinsed out most of the smell though. The neoprene doesn't make it any easier or harder to get on: the arms and legs lace up, and the main body zips on and off (as does the ribcage 'vest')
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:iconpixelmagus:
PixelMagus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you able to febreeze it and turn it inside out?
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can do this :0
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:iconasteroidz:
asteroidz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Wow, it's not every day you see someone cosplaying as Raiden. What did you make the suit out of?
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Neoprene, mostly. (that's wetsuit material...)
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:iconasteroidz:
asteroidz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
well, it looks great!
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you <3
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:iconbishounenizer:
bishounenizer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
OOOOOOoooo coool!
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:iconthomasblack1:
ThomasBlack1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME shot! and very intens look in your eyes!
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:iconroy-fan-33:
Roy-Fan-33 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First I lol'd because the title, then I gasped from awesomeness.
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:iconhyenabonzly:
HyenaBonzly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Artist
WOW, awesome! I'm so glad you finally finished the cosplay!!! And what a fitting title.
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:iconhypermunk99:
Hypermunk99 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahem... OMGWTFTHATSTOOFREAKINGAWESOMEIWANTYOUHEREINENGLANDNAO.
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:iconcrimson-hybrid:
Crimson-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
MARRY ME.
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
WOULD YOU SETTLE FOR AN EVENING OF STEAMY PASSION? :iconeyebrowsplz:
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:iconcrimson-hybrid:
Crimson-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
LMFAO xDDDD

Would you deny if I say I ant more than that? *whips out chains out of nowhere*

:iconhurrhurrplz:
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
O noes i am a love slaev now! watevurr will I doooo~? -angstful swoon-
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:iconcrimson-hybrid:
Crimson-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
LMFAO :XD:
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:iconcrimson-hybrid:
Crimson-Hybrid Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*want

FAIL XD
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:iconcastle-of-forever:
Castle-Of-Forever Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
...Well... I would...

;-)
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:icondragonblade-dreams:
Dragonblade-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
o bby D:
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:iconshadowsiolite:
ShadowsIolite Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous as always.
Raiden would be proud!
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:iconkitsuneadestiny:
KitsuneADestiny Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomesauce!!!
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