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Model's impressive Zero Suit Samus cosplay will leave you paralyzed

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplay model Ri Care has unveiled a brand new costume based on Zero Suit Samus from Nintendo’s Metroid series that will blow your mind. 

In a preview on Reddit, Ri Care cosplay posted a photo of the amazing outfit even equipped with the Paralyzer weapon. 

Everything from the iconic blue shine, bits of armor and heels are on full display. Nothing about the character's iconic design seems out of place.

Zero suit Samus cosplay from r/RiCare

“Gun, armour and shoes crafted by me,” she wrote in a reply to the thread. Surprisingly, the model even claimed it only took her a few hours to make the props. “Crafted her gun and bits of armour/shoes in only a few hours,” she said on Patreon.

In a post on Twitter, she detailed how the suit was made by fellow cosplayer Brandon Gilbert and The RPC Studio while the blonde hair came courtesy of Arda Wigs.


What is the Zero Suit? 

Samus is a bounty hunter from the Metroid universe. While her traditional Power Suit armor packs a punch with advanced weaponry and durability, the Zero Suit leaves a lot less to the imagination and allows for more advanced movements.

The iconic suit first appeared in Metroid: Zero Mission on the Gameboy Advance, a remake of the first-ever Metroid game back on the NES. After escaping from the planet Zebes, Samus is shot down by space pirates and stripped of her power suit. 

Zero Suit Samus is a unique fighter in the Super Smash Bros series, first appearing in Brawl back on the Nintendo Wii, though she only appeared after Samus used her Final Smash in that title, or by holding the L/R button while selecting Samus. She debuted in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS as an individual fighter with a Final Smash of her own. 

The suit and character in Smash was a major reason why Metroid grew in popularity, especially given the fighter’s place in the meta back with Smash 4 on the Wii U. Notably, it was ZSS legend Nairoby ‘Nairo’ Quezada who ended Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios 56 tournament win streak with the fighter at MLG Vegas 2015. 

Unfortunately for anyone wanting to check out Zero Suit Samus in a new game, you’re going to have to wait awhile. While Metroid Prime 4 was announced at E3 2017 and was being developed by Bandai Namco, it was revealed in January 2019 that development had been restarted with Retro Studios.

Still, until the new game is released, at least there will be plenty of cosplay to check out as Ri Care’s.