After looking for a decent cosplay that we can feature in the blog, I stumbled across this kotaku post stating that there was someone who did a Samus Aran cosplay that rivals the Bloody Samus cosplay that had the gamer community’s attention for some time.
After tracking down this new Samus Aran cosplay, I was able to talk to her over at DeviantArt and asked for permission to bring her pictures here to the blog, to which she gladly gave.
Her name’s Thais Jussim, aka Yukie LeFay, a brazilian cosplayer. Her Samus Aran cosplay was made by herself with the help of her friends and her father.
Here’s the info she left on her DA page regarding her suit:
I used various materials and processes. The arms, hand, legs and body were made with sheets of EVA (craft foam). My friend Lucas and I shaped it by hand, using EVA in 3 different thicknesses.
The Hand Blaster was all done by me, also in EVA. All finishes and details in low relief, I did with the Dremel. The helmet and shoulders were made in fiber glass by me and my dad. It was modeled using a motorcycle helmet and two polystyrene balls as bases.
The details were carved in polystyrene and polyurethane.
The painting was done with automotive paint.
Electric part was done with 73 high bright LEDs: 30 green LEDs in the shoulders, 26 green LEDs on the Body and 17 red and orange LEDs on Hand Blaster, powered by 8 AA Batteries and a 3v one.
We also used neon green acrylic on the suit and neon orange acrylic on the Hand Blaster.
It took her about 6 months to finish the whole thing (however regarding the zero suit I was unable to get from her the amount of time it took her to finish it). Aside from her DA account she also maintains her own cosplay site, Yukicosplay.com which shows her itineraries and whatever updates she has regarding her cosplays.
Aside from her Samus Aran cosplay she has done other characters such as Aya Brea from Parasite Eve, Lara Croft from Tomb Raider: Legend, Agad Wong from RE 4 (merc ver.) RE 4 and RE 2. She also has done a lot of anime cosplays too.
You’ll be seeing more of her cosplays in the blog so watch out for it!
Her costumes were based on the following Metroid games:
- Varia Suit: Metroid Prime 3-Corruption
- Phazon Corrupted Samus: Inspired by Metroid Prime 3
- Zero suit Samus: Metroid and Super Smash Bros.
- End of the game Samus look from Super Metroid