Snakes and Wolves and Metal Gear Solid Cosplay, Oh My!

Snakes and Wolves and Metal Gear Solid Cosplay, Oh My!

A recent Metal Gear Solid V-themed photo shoot made use of a rather lupine accessory.

When it comes cosplay, one of the biggest goals that many artists and performers aspire to is authenticity. It's not just enough to make a good costume. You have to embody the character you're portraying and, as much as a person can, become them. It's a task that can be daunting and one where even the smallest of edges can make a world of difference. We're going to go ahead and say that bringing a live wolf to a shoot might qualify as such an edge.

Hoping to make their Metal Gear Solid V shoot as close to source as possible, cosplayer Maja Felicitas along with the fine folks at Maul Cosplay recently did just that. Enlisting the help of the animal trainers at Filmwolf Lobine, the cosplayers were able to capture some fantastic images focused on Big Boss, the sniper Quiet and Snake's canine companion D-Dog. Granted, this version of D-Dog has both of his eyes, which does make the portrayal a bit inaccurate. Then again, it's a real freaking wolf so you'd really have to be nitpicking to complain.

The big question, of course, is how do you up the ante after you bring a live wolf into the mix? In the case of a series like Metal Gear Solid the obvious answer would be giant robots but, sadly, those are somewhat in short supply. Who knows, maybe in a few years we'll have a few more of those lying around to satisfy our epic cosplay needs. Until then, we'll be happy with wolves.


Images used with permission of eoAndy.
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Awww, so cute. Especially number 15; it's acting just like a big puppy.

Their D-Dog does not have an eyepatch.

2 stars.

(PS. D'awwww.)

Zhukov:
D-Dog does not have an eyepatch.

2 stars.

(PS. D'awwww.)

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You sure? ;)

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This was my first thought when I saw the topic - Snake vs the scavengers. Carol's shown a little subterfuge goes a long way. but bauuuu, it's an actual wolf!

StewShearer:

Zhukov:
D-Dog does not have an eyepatch.

2 stars.

(PS. D'awwww.)

You sure? ;)

I mean the dog in the photos is missing the eyepatch.

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You know I've always appreciated cosplay that goes the extra mile, a bit more effort on the costume here, getting some relevant experience there. However acquiring an actual, real life Wolf because borrowing someone's Malamute or Husky was too damn easy, is yet another step.

So yeah, this is pretty awesome.

Zhukov:

StewShearer:

Zhukov:
D-Dog does not have an eyepatch.

2 stars.

(PS. D'awwww.)

You sure? ;)

I mean the dog in the photos is missing the eyepatch.

Edited for clarity.

AH, that makes more sense. Sorry for picking on you.

FirstNameLastName:
Awww, so cute. Especially number 15; it's acting just like a big puppy.

Probably because it is one. It's certainly not normal for a full-grown wolf to be small enough for either of those people to carry on their backs like that.

 

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