hey folks. I've been seeing a lot of threads of amazing costumes, and I was wondering if someone could help me out. I'm trying to make a vest based on the one in MGS1. I want some opinions on how to make it. in my mind the vest is a two piece. 1) the vest underneath which serves to compress and keep the body warm. 2) the body armor on top. The armor is made to be shaped as the muscle pattern. It would sorta work like the TDK armor. having multiple pieces instead of just one for better flexibility. All this is just my opinion from what I got from playing the game. I started making the muscle pattern out of foam floor mats I had. I carved out the muscle pattern onto the foam, but it wasnt flexible enough so i gave up on that. I figure the outer armor could have straps on the side and shoulders to adjust it and have either a zipper or velcro on the front to easily remove it when it gets too hot. I dont want it to be too heavy though. so the vest underneath would be light but strong enough to be used as a compress and it should be adjustable too. I have 0 skill sewing and making patterns, and I dont know what materials to use. So i was hoping someone could help me, either with info or making some(all) of it lol here are some pics of some figures of snake. http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4933/img3487l.jpg http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...2/IMG_1322.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Gyiu8752Ss...k/s1600/24.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-weUx_PhCV5...s/s1600/22.jpg sorry for the long read. let me know what you guys/gals think. thanks.