Since I was a little girl I’ve loved video games, one of my favorites was definitely Super Metroid! After learning that this awesome Armored character was a female character I had to recreate her, now at age 26!! Making this Homemade Samus Aran from Metroid Costume I have to admit was definitely a challenge.
For all the armor including the boots I used foam sheets reinforced with cheese cloth fabric in back and Almers glue for a stronger flexible hold on the outside, followed by paint. The gun is actually a coke bottle, and all lights were battery operated LEDs. Ohh the shoulders the most challenging, those were foam bike helmets that were paper mached over and lightly pasted for a smooth finish, after drying I used an exacto knife for the holes for the lights to be exposed.
This sure was lots of work and lots of fun creating my childhood video game idle!