Metroid cosplayer goes viral as mind-blowing real life Samus Aran - Dexerto

Metroid cosplayer goes viral as mind-blowing real life Samus Aran

Published: 26/Jul/2020 20:49

by Brent Koepp


A talented Metroid cosplayer brought beloved Nintendo heroine Samus Aran to life. The artist’s insanely accurate re-creation of the galactic bounty hunter will leave fans in awe.

Metroid made its groundbreaking debut in 1986 on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The action-adventure title features one of the most iconic video game characters of all time – Samus Aran.

Popular cosplayer ‘hendoart‘ went viral after transforming into the popular protagonist. The artist’s jaw dropping take is so good, it’s almost as if the bounty hunter has blasted her way out of the screen and into real life.

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The Nintendo heroine has become one of the most iconic characters in gaming.

Metroid cosplayer becomes Samus

The series revolves around protagonist Samus, who defends the earth against pirates. Players control the bounty hunter across a decade worth of games to face off against the iconic alien creatures called Metroids.

Bringing the heroine to life, prolific cosplayer ‘Hendo’ transformed into the galactic fighter with her jaw-dropping costume. The artist meticulously built Aran’s iconic exoskeleton suit, which famously has an arm cannon for a weapon.

Photographer ‘happytriggerla‘ captured her posing while holding her space helmet in her hand. The cosplayer meticulously crafted each piece of her armor, including her pauldrons which she states has over 42 LED lights connected inside.

In another shot posted on Instagram, the star looks ready to dawn her helmet and jump into battle. Just like the chest piece, the helmet and gloves each glow with a green light, truly bringing the Nintendo character’s signature suit to life.

The cosplayer also showed off her take on Samus Aran’s Zero Suit look, which became popularized in the multiplayer fighting series Super Smash Bros. The outfit was first introduced in the 2004 Game Boy Advance title Metroid: Zero Mission.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, in 2017 Hendo teamed up with HyperX for a behind-the-scenes look at how she made her costume. The sheer amount of work it took for her to bring Samus’ suit to life is proof that cosplay is an art form in itself.

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Samus has been missing in action for over a decade now, as the last mainline release was Metroid: Other M for the Wii in 2010. However in 2017, Nintendo announced Metroid Prime 4 is in development.

The wildly anticipated title is being worked on by Retro Studios, who took over the game after it was delayed in 2019. After years of waiting, fans are excited to play as the bounty hunter once again.


Top 5 Dr Disrespect ‘Doctober’ Halloween cosplays

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:11

by Michael Gwilliam


Dr Disrespect’s Halloween ‘Doctober’ contest has returned and with it, fans of the Two-Time have unveiled their best cosplays of the legendary streamer.

Given Doc’s larger-than-life personality and outfit with the red vest, black mullet, mustache, combat boots and sunglasses, he’s cosplay material.

The contest is simple, post a picture of yourself dressed as Doc and tweet it with the hashtag #Doctober for a chance to win prizes from the Two-Time himself.

While Dr Disrespect hasn’t picked his winners yet, here are five Doctober cosplays we think are deserving of tasting victory.


There’s a lot in this photo that makes it stand out from the crowd. Primarily, it’s the theme of the 1993/1994 BlockBuster video game championship that Doc has built his “Two Time” moniker around.

For one, you have the podium with the Doc cosplayer standing above two children as a man dressed as a BlockBuster employee hands out a trophy.

The BlockBuster video cases in the back keep the immersion intact while a Sega Genesis shows what appears to be NBA Jam. This was just well-done in general.


This one amplifies the Halloween aspect of the cosplay with some horror elements going on.

The cosplay itself is well done with the sweat pants featuring the logo, vest, mullet and sunglasses all intact. Meanwhile, the background features a spooky full moon and peashooters dropping in.

On the ground, the zombified hand reaching out of the grave secures its place on our list primarily for the Halloween theme.


Working together with your spouse on a cosplay deserves some credit, and that’s exactly what this couple did to recreate Mrs Assassin’s Instagram photo.

This unique cosplay has the wife standing on her husband with a knife by his throat – perfectly emulating the original.

Her husband’s pose as Doc is also extremely well-done, so this one is definitely a serious contender.


This is most likely the most standard Doc cosplay on this list, but it looks so authentic we couldn’t not mention it.

Nothing fancy, just an extremely well-crafted Doc outfit equipped with an authentic mustache. It just works, and it does so perfectly.


Kids dressed up as Doc is nothing new, but there’s something about a five-year-old with a mullet drinking G-Fuel that is downright hilarious.

As far as the outfit goes, once again, this kid’s parents nail it – all the boxes are checked. It also really helps that the boy’s attitude while posing for the video seems to match Doc’s energy, which is a major plus.

There is only one day left until Halloween, so it’s not to late for you to enter the contest itself and show the YouTube streamer what you’ve got.