Cosplay is a double-edged sword. There's the scary edge, of course, with some less than savvy design work and implementation
(if you care to put it so kindly). Then there's the awesome side, the side where we see things like this
. Add this blog post to the second category. Frankly, this Samus Aran costume is about as awesome as it gets. We mean that in the true sense of awesome too, as in "to inspire awe." Seriously, if you look at some of these pictures
, you'd think they were screenshots from a new Metroid
The costume was made by Thaís Jussim, a Brazillian cosplayer who goes by the alias Yuki. She's created plenty of costumes -- which can be viewed at her website
-- but this one takes the cake. It weighs about 23 pounds and contains 73 LEDs. Add a Nerf blaster into the arm cannon and it would be perfect.
- Metroid Database interview with Thais JussimSource