Things turned out a lot differently than what I posted in my last journal. I was asked by Konami to judge the cosplay contest, so I put Raiden on hold to make Laughing Beauty, since it would be MUCH more comfortable to judge in. There are a few things that need to be improved, but I had about 3 or 4 days of work time so I did what I could.
Anyways, I had a blast. I finished my costume at 6:30AM and had to get up at 8AM to leave for day 1 of Comic Con. I got my costume signed by Kojima, Shinkawa, and Yumi Kikuchi. Then on Saturday, I judged the Konami cosplay contest. There were a lot of great entries, and I had fun meeting the contestants.
I've also been filmed by Sign on San Diego/Union Tribune about making a costume for Comic Con, and you can see that here:[link]
And Kotaku used Old Snake as a lead-in, and my L. Octopus is in there too:[link]
Anyways, the rest of the summer will be spent finishing costumes like Risty and Raiden, and getting started on new ones. I also have my birthday on August 7!