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vash_humanoid
03-24-2004, 01:49 PM
now as you know samus is indeed a girl but thats not whats the hard part. the body suit is going to be a meanie to me. now this took long thought but i have made my decision to crossplay as Samus, she is my all time favoerite game character, im obsessed lol.

Ok, now my idea was to make it like an actuall suit, like it would be if it were real. the only thing ill have to make convincing would be the face so i can take off the helmet. what material should i use for the armor? i dont want it to break right away, and i do want it to be armor so like hard. i ave an idea for the helmet, i can get like a biker or motocross helmet and "advance" it. i didnt plan any con for it cuz i know its gunna tak a long while. i know this will be expensive but im willing to pay any amount of money for it. hell when im done its a huge collectors item ^_^. im fit for the costume almost perfectly, im skinny, tall, ect. :D so al i need is some ideas and ur help. i know my mom wont mind, other than the cost, cuz its not like anyone will se me with the helmet on :p

any help is greatly appreciated. ^-^

EDIT: links of pics ^_^;

http://www.samusaran.co.uk/nintendos_files/artwork/samus3.jpg
http://www.samusaran.co.uk/nintendos_files/artwork/samus2.jpg
http://jadeknight01.hp.infoseek.co.jp/samus.jpg
http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/metroid/samus_p.jpg
http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown-Bingo/4904/samus_aran.JPG

there ya go :)

sara_00_0
03-24-2004, 08:45 PM
Which armor are you going to try for? Are you going to use like her regular yellow and red suit? Or something like the Gravity Suit. Only reason I ask is because the shoulders in the Gravity suit will be a lot more difficult.

How realistic do you want it to be?

Agrias
03-24-2004, 09:51 PM
This is just my personal opinion... ^_^; But seeing as this topic main focus is the creation and construction of the costume and not really the crossplay aspect of it, wouldn't it make more sense to put it in one of the other MBs that deal with that?

I mean, i'm sure you'd prolly even receive more posts for help as well. :)

vash_humanoid
03-24-2004, 10:17 PM
hehe i suppose so. oh and its the viara suit. this one:

http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B00008GQYE.08.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

and as realistic as possible.

ill put this in costume making forum also agrias, i was just confused i guess :bigtu:

~sora~
03-24-2004, 10:46 PM
i like the organic fusion suit

sara_00_0
03-31-2004, 10:05 PM
Not sure how you can do it, but the shoulders will be the most challenging part of the costume. Are you going for a fabric type costume, or something more like vinyl or plastic or even metal? It will be a tricky construction.

Gargoyle1983
04-19-2004, 05:10 PM
There's another forum talking a lot about how to make samus, you might want to check it out. http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=13124 Also check out http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=23447, http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=21883 and http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=23729. Uh, yeah. I guess there's been a lot of discussion on this. These discussions might help with ideas.

Xanthe Kelsylva
04-28-2004, 02:13 PM
All I can say is, that is going to be an awesome costume when you're done. And I would NEVER attempt to make something like that. Now, the outfit that Samus wears under the armor I could do...

Cosmos
06-10-2004, 08:01 AM
it's great to see that someone wants to actually cosplay as such a character, my personal favorite on top of that. Everyone says that the shoulders are going to be the hardest...I say nope,

You suggested biker helmets for the visor so why not take the half spherical bike helmets to make the shoulder pads. I'm still thinking about how you would do the raised portion of the shoulder pads but all in due time XD. How is this project coming along anyways?

husband of the great Cosmos

vash_humanoid
06-14-2004, 12:45 AM
well, actually i found a place to make it for me, movie prop quality. havent situated everything but some of thier werk is outrageous. im sorry i cant give anyone a link, they are making a big exsepction for me and wont usually take requests. only reason why they are for me is cuz they were gunna make a samus costume anyway.

Azzuri
06-14-2004, 05:23 AM
Does this perhaps mean a metroid movie or something?!?

vash_humanoid
06-14-2004, 03:06 PM
actually, jon woo has officially decided to make a metroid movie and will start shooting it this year or next year. :D but these guys arent making the costume for it. :(