Poor Metal Gear Solid’s Raiden, like the Legend of Zelda’s Link, is just one of those characters who simply looks better when cosplayed by a female. Blame Japanese character design for that fact, but it’s true, as the characters are generally pretty feminine in the games.
But today we have the rare appearance of a good MALE cosplayer who is taking the reigns back from the ladies with this rather excellent and highly, highly detailed Raiden costume.
His name is PhDPepper, though I suspect that might be an alias. He spent forever making the costume and then got it shot by a few professionals from BlankLogo and Big White Bazookas. I think he went a bit effects heavy with a few of the shots, but it definitely is a really cool gallery and costume. Check it out for yourself below.