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Unread 10-14-2004, 09:14 PM   #1
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Super Metroid Cosplay

when i cosplay, i go all out. mainly because i can afford it (having a job an' all). recently i made an ein fursuit that im gonna waer to otakucon so you get the idea.

I am a lover of older games and metroid is one of my favorites. I figure its gonna be nearly impossable to create the hardsuit because i know nothing about resin and fiberglass and plastic and latex and such (also im a BOY, but im not really concerned about that). I do have a large budget and until about April or May.

Can you help me out?
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Unread 10-14-2004, 09:21 PM   #2
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I'm working on Samus's Gravity suit myself, and it's taking me forever... I'm also using plastic and/or foam... It's taking quite awhile to get much done on it though, because I've got about fifteen million other projects going on at the same time...

My biggest suggestion would be to see what your budget is, get some REALLY good reference pics, and figure out just how you want to make this thing, first off. Then take it slowly from there.
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Unread 10-15-2004, 12:30 PM   #3
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Let's put this in perspective.

There is a group that made the Halo armor (the one Master Chief) wears, and it was $3500. Since Samus's suit is similar armor, it may cost that much or more to get it professionally done.

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Unread 10-15-2004, 01:04 PM   #4
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I think they're asking about how to go about making it though, not having it made. That's a different thing entirely. You can make a suit that looks very accurate out of craft foam, if budget calls, or you can make it with plastic, or fiberglass, or resin, or even metal. It depends upon what the person wants, and what they can afford.

Just because it cost someone $3500 to have Halo armor made for them, doesn't mean it would cost anywhere NEAR that much to make it yourself...remember, you don't have to pay for your own labor, which I wouldn't doubt was a large portion of that price tag.
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