How to Make a Solid Snake Costume

Written by kittie mccoy
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Make a Solid Snake Costume
(cardboard box image by MAXFX from Fotolia.com)

Solid Snake is the main character and hero of the Metal Gear Solid series of video games. Solid Snake is a soldier known for his mullet hairstyle, scruffy appearance and strategical skills, which include hiding under a box to confuse enemy troops. Solid Snake's costume is typical for a soldier and relatively easy to recreate. Distinguishing yourself as Solid Snake rather than any other soldier is all in the details.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Military BDU
  • Black boots
  • Headband
  • Weapon
  • Large cardboard box

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Visit a military surplus store to purchase the base of the costume. Solid Snake wears a military-issue battle dress uniform (BDU). These are the camouflage uniforms worn by American soldiers. While at the store, look for load-bearing equipment (LBE), which is a belt with connecting suspenders used to hold various pouches, canteens and other necessary gear. These items can generally be found used for a low price.

  2. 2

    Find a pair of black combat boots. If you have a pair of boots in the wrong colour, paint them with black spray paint. This is not a good long-term solution but will work well when creating a costume for a one-time event.

  3. 3

    Use a long piece of olive drab green fabric to construct a headband. There is no sewing required for this, simply wrap the narrow piece of fabric across the forehead and tie at the back of the head.

  4. 4

    Grow your hair into a mullet. Solid Snake is known by his mullet, and this is a requirement for a proper Solid Snake costume. If you can't grow a mullet, then purchase a wig.

  5. 5

    Choose the proper accessories. Solid Snake uses a wide variety of weapons, so almost any fake gun would be acceptable. For safety purposes, be sure that any toy weapon you carry is clearly identified as a toy with an orange tip at the end of the barrel. Carrying a cardboard box large enough for you to hide under is a nice touch that fellow video game fans will appreciate.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.