Cosplayer Wows Fans With Death Stranding Costume That Looks 'Like A Render'

Cosplayer Wows Fans With Death Stranding Costume That Looks 'Like A Render'
Kojima Productions | Twitter | Shido Ink

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Mel Ramsay


6th Dec 2021 13:39

A cosplayer has wowed fans with his version of Sam Porter Bridges from Death Stranding. Some people were so impressed that they even though it was a render, or a screenshot from the game. 

What Does The Sam Porter Bridges Cosplay Look Like?

The incredible image shows Shido Ink in the classic Sam getup, with everything from the cap to BB-28 (aka Lou). 

Shido, who describes himself as a 'Japanese enthusiast, illustrator, and cosplayer', shared images of his work on both Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram account was launched in 2016, but this post of him as Sam is by far his most popular cosplay to date. 

At the time of writing, his Twitter picture has achieved over 1,400 likes, and almost 150 retweets. 

What Are Fans Saying About The Sam Porter Cosplay?

One person wrote: "I thought this was a screenshot of the game lol so dam good". Another added: "This is cosplay!??! I thought it was a render!!"

Shido has definitely improved on his cosplay, as a post from April 2020 shows his first attempt at Sam Porter Bridges, and although it is good, his latest version is definitely the best he's ever done. 

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What Is Death Stranding?

In case you're not aware, Death Stranding is a game by Hideo Kojima, starring the likeness (and voice) of Norman Reedus. 

The game's description says: "From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience. Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time."

Death Stranding was the first from director Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions after their split from Konami in 2015. It came to PlayStation 4 in November 2019 and by 505 Games for Windows in July 2020.

An updated version for PlayStation 5, Death Stranding Director's Cut, was released on September 24, 2021.


Mel is GGRecon's former Editor-in-Chief. She was previously a senior journalist at LADbible.

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