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Metroid cosplayer boost kicks enemies as epic Zero Suit Samus

Published: 15/Mar/2020 0:20

by Brent Koepp

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A skilled cosplayer has brought Samus Aran to life with a mind blowing portrayal of the classic Nintendo character. The artist’s insanely accurate take on her Zero Suit look had fans going wild.

Metroid originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1996. The game’s iconic protagonist Samus Aran has anchored what has been one the longest running franchises in gaming history.

A cosplay artist has shared her incredibly faithful take on the sci-fi character’s Zero Suit. Her perfect depiction is so good, it’s almost if she has rolled out of the screen with her morph ball.

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The iconic Metroid protagonist continues to be one of Nintendo’s most popular characters.

Zero Suit Samus brought to life with cosplay

The Metroid character’s Zero Suit first showed up in the 2004 Game Boy Advance title Zero Mission. Samus is usually seen in her signature Power Armor, although her new look as become just as iconic in recent years.

Cosplayer ‘kyrramarie‘ transformed into the intergalactic bounty hunter for Anime Expo 2019. Inspired by ‘omgcosplay,’ the artist took a selfie in her hotel room and showed fans her jaw dropping costume.

Her outfit is incredibly faithful to the game – from her blond hair which is pulled up into a ponytail, to her silver paralyzer gun, she nailed the Nintendo character’s look.

Kyyra collaborated with photographer ‘blizzardterrak‘ who perfectly captured her as she posed as the bounty hunter. She even re-created the character’s signature fighting stance by holding her gun up in the air.

In another photo by ‘nels‘ the artist showed off the details of her outfit, such as her gray and yellow metal bracelets and her accurate hair piece by ‘skellebee.’ Posing on a set of stairs, she shows off the her signature jet boots which were first introduced in the 2014 Smash Bros title for the Wii U.

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I think this is the fastest costume I’ve ever made. I made the gun, cuffs, and shoes within 2 days right before AX ? @skellebee let me borrow her wig and it was a life saver tbh. Now I’m getting ready to start my Blizzcon cosplay, which will probably take months to make! But I’m super excited. I’ve been wanting to do a big build for a while and now I finally have some time ? photos by @nels._ #zerosuitsamus #zerosuitsamuscosplay #samus #samuscosplay #metroidcosplay #metroid #supersmashbrosultimate #nintendoswitch #nintendocosplay #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplaygirl #animeexpo #ax2019

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Her pictures exploded on Instagram, as fans went wild for her cosplay such as user ‘coded_journalism’ who said “So perfect. Literally her.” Another user ‘hibariplayground’ exclaimed “Perfect Samus, the best I’ve seen by far!”

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Nintendo fans gushed over the cosplayer’s incredibly detailed Zero Suit Samus take.

Despite debuting two decades ago, Samus continues to be one of the most iconic characters in gaming. You can currently play her Zero Suit iteration in the 2018-released Smash Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.

After a long wait, fans of the series are finally getting a new game in the franchise. The Japanese publisher announced at E3 2017 that Metroid Prime 4 is currently in development by Retro Studios.

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Naruto cosplayer awakens her Sharingan as Kakashi with female twist

Published: 31/Oct/2020 6:57 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 7:19

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Kakashi Hatake is arguably the most badass character in Naruto, but one cosplayer has copied the copy-cat ninja himself and brought him to life with a female twist.

Naruto is jam-packed with many awesome characters, each with their own in-depth background stories and motives. However, it’s hard to find one more universally loved than Kakashi Hatake.

Kakashi is first introduced as a detached and eccentric teacher who takes Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke under his wing. But it quickly becomes apparent that he is one of the strongest and smartest ninjas in the world, often described as a genius.

In terms of abilities, he’s essentially good at everything. However, the one that defines him the most is the Sharingan in his left eye socket, which was given to him by his childhood friend Obito Uchiha.

Kakashi has been able to use the Sharingan to copy nearly any technique used against him ever since. It also gives him heightened visual perception and lets him see through deception as well as predict his opponent’s moves.

Kakashi Hatake Naruto Cosplay
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Kakashi might come across as aloof, but he’s one of the strongest characters in the show.

However, it seems like Kakashi isn’t the only ninja worthy of the copy-cat title. A popular cosplayer named Nicole Winters brought him to life with a female twist. The end result is so perfect, not even the Sharingan itself would be able to see through it.

“Kakashi is BAE.. you can fight me on that,” she said, in a picture that has received almost 30,000 likes.

Nicole Winters cosplay of Kakashi from Naruto
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Nicole even got the Icha Icha Tactics book!

Naturally, her hair is slightly longer than Kakashi’s. But other than that, it looks like an exact match. 

The headband, mask, vest, gloves, and sandals couldn’t be more perfect. The outfit has an incredible amount of detail from head to toe.

If that wasn’t enough, she totally nailed his trademark pose and even included the Icha Icha Tactics book he loves to read.

“I love that you guys love my Kakashi genderbend,” she said in a second picture. “I’m so glad I decided to do another shoot with this cosplay again and bring some more life into & it’s literally one of my most comfortable cosplays too!”

Nicole Winters cosplay of Kakashi from Naruto
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Nicole’s Kakashi cosplay is one of her favorites.

The second shot provides an even better look at the Hidden Leaf Village symbol on the headband and gloves. It’s hard to tell whether or not it’s real metal. Either way, it looks like the real deal.

Nicole Winters has done a magnificent job with her Kakashi Hatake cosplay. It’s one of the best we’ve seen, which says a lot considering how popular of a character he is.

If you’re interested in seeing all the bits and pieces she used to piece the cosplay together, you can find all the details on her Patreon.