Introduction: My Friend Joni's Samus Costume

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 So my mom sent me this gel-filled mat thing which was shipped around this real nice, sturdy cardboard tube. After admiring the mat, I immediately put the tube on my arm and started shooting at my roommate with my new arm-cannon. This got me to thinking about famous wielders of the arm-cannon throughout history, which got me to pondering Metroid. I recalled that my friend Joni had been musing about wanting to be some kind of super-heroine for Halloween this year. It hit me. "Holy Smokes!" I thought, "That Samus Aran is pretty super-heroinic! I wonder if we could build a whole costume around a shipping-tube arm-cannon?"

A couple trips to Goodwill and some searching around the basement for all those LEDs that I pulled out of that dumpster a while ago, and we were ready to find out.

<PS - I unfortunately didn't find out about the Halloween contest until after the Samus Helmet™ was already made, so I didn't even think to take any pictures. Whoops. Turns out, though, that the same model of steam cleaner that I used to make the helmet is apparently utilized at my work place. So I did take some before-type pictures, and some afters of the, uh, finished product, so you guys can probably figure it out. All it took was some blue LEDs, a Dremel and some red spraypaint. And lots of electrical tape.>


megaduty (author)2012-06-04

Tight job! I love the "Blam" picture; what a space bounty hunter!

adoyzie (author)2009-11-09

Her helmet's on!

nrehder (author)adoyzie2011-06-29

lol joni if u see this i want ur costume

the_burrito_master (author)2010-10-27

Wow I love how the helmet is made from a vacuum!

jonip (author)2009-11-11

This costume RULES! It was really fun to wear. Gus is so freaking crazy with imagination and wonderfulness.

nshack (author)2009-11-11

Awesome. I like the cardboard tube seed of inspiration.

borisweeniejack (author)2009-11-10

This costume rules!!!  
It's super creative that you made it with stuff that was headed for the trash, how imaginative!

g0thicfairie (author)2009-11-09

It's Samus. HOLY COW! That's a great custom made costume.

adoyzie (author)2009-11-09

Nice work! Amazing costume made of re-used items. Thanks for keeping Halloween awesome and GREEN!

Crimson Noir (author)adoyzie2009-11-09

I'm digging this Sport Goods Samus! Great DIY.

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