3D Printed Samus Aran’s Vaira Suit From Metroid

A Replica Prop Forum user uses a 3D printer to create an amazing cosplay of Nintendo’s popular gaming heroine, Samus Aran.

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Need some last minute Halloween costume inspiration? Perhaps you should take a look at what Replica Prop Forum’s member Talaaya has created in two years time using a friend’s 3D printer, a fabulous recreation of Samus Aran’s Varia Suit from Metroid Prime 3.

As many keen-eye Metroid fans might know, the Varia Suit has been the choice outfit worn by Nintendo’s famed space-bounty hunter through many of her adventures, and Talaaya has done an excellent job of making her own cosplay-version.

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Talaaya modeled and printed her suit after a Garry’s Mod 3D file, which was created by a Facepunch member called medrop, and the materials used are fairly common to find; the suit’s rad paint job is actually car paint, to give it that lovely metal shine.

The Varia Suit’s assembly was still a tricky one overall, getting the individual model pieces to look right – particularly, the chest and shoulder pieces crafted from silicone – which took a little trail and error on Talaaya’s part, but in the end came together amazingly.

Here’s a snippet of video of Talaaya trying out her Varia Suit:

You can find more pictures of Talaaya’s Varia Suit cosplay, both of the finished product and its assembly, over on her WordPress blog. I would imagine if Talaaya ever showed up at any Halloween costume parties, she would have no trouble winning; I know she would have my vote!

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