Cosplay Wednesday – Metal Gear Solid’s Laughing Beauty
Fans of Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid series will be able to revisit the games that made Snake (and Raiden for that matter) famous with the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection, due out next week. Containing all four entries of the mainline series (and then some), newcomers and veterans will be able to experience the weird, wild, and wonderful bosses the series has come to offer. In the case of Metal Gear Solid 4’s Laughing Beauty, the last one definitely applies.
Crystal “crystalcosfx” Graziano is what you would call a professional cosplayer. Paying tribute to series like BioWare’s Mass Effect and Namco Bandai’s SoulCalibur, she has gotten the attention of many game creators through her Precious Cosplay line of renditions. She has even been sponsored by Red 5 to promote Firefall.
But one of her crown jewels would be her cosplay of Metal Gear Solid 4’s Laughing Beauty. Based off of the Beauty and the Beast Corps member of the same name, her costume has even gotten the attention of series mastermind Hideo Kojima. Special thanks goes to photography studio BigWhiteBazooka.com, who took these fine photographs.
Do you enjoy a bit of weekend cosplay? Or maybe you’re passionate enough to do it full time. Drop me a line at Casey[at]GamersHeroes.com and we’ll feature some of your cosplay.