Here we are once again kicking off another round of some of that cosplay goodness. Last week it was Castlevania, and this week you can bet it will start with Konami's flagship game and likely the most popular of all, Metal Gear.
The long time running series began as a not so serious project back in the mid 80s, and while Konami had their mittens on the first two version for the NES 8-bit console, Hideo Kojima was doing the rounds in making his versions for the MSX Japanese computer system. Naturally, the MSX versions were superior in just about every way, and also the least known among fans outside the realm of Japan.
What was it that made those considered the better versions was the fact that not only was the story line better, but they were quite honestly better both graphically and musically. If you've played either one then you'll know what I mean. See here for a previous post were I discuss how Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake used the concept of alternative energy made from algae as part of it's main plot.
Img from Metal Gear Solid Philanthropy
You can play both the superior MSX versions by Kojima if you own the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection, which is an HD collaboration of all Metal Gear games (the best ones, not games like Acid) all rolled into one nice collection set. Hats off if you managed to get that lovely gem.
Who knows, perhaps one day Konami will end up getting The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes mixed into another collection release.
As for these folks, they go all out to dress up as the beginning top picks for best Solid Snake cosplay performances. Many of these come from the halls of DeviantArt, but they deserve another platform for the world to enjoy, so take a look and comment below on which ones you think should get a top vote.
These are some of the best of the best, and deserve some much needed attention. Special thanks to all of these folks who put their time and effort into the greatest stealth tactical action game ever created. Solid Snake would be proud. If you also have a cosplay performance you would like to share with the rest of the world, feel free to use the contact form above, or you can also leave a comment below with your information.
I will take a look at it, and as long as it's related to a Konami game, it will get a post made for it. Try to submit more than one photo if you can, or point me to your website, blog, or other source so I can get access to it. I will also provide a link back to your page to give you credit for your work.