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Build your own life sized Samus Aran from Metroid with just paper and glue! Want a truly awesome gaming statue? You got it. Need the base for a Samus cosplay for next Comic Con? You got that, too!

And what the heck, I'll throw in the Morph Ball free!

Pepakura files (PDO) with patterns and instructions to craft a life size Samus in various different suits. The designs were adapted directly from Metroid Prime polygon models, so they are complex but highly detailed and accurate.

Pictures of the finished statue show only white, but the files do include color (I was saving ink). Purchase gives you shared access to Dropbox folder, delivered electronically.

* Varia Suit: Comes in two versions, one best for statuary and one best for cosplay. Pepakura Designer is highly recommended for the cosplay version.

* Gravity Suit: This is not the exact design from Prime 1, but rather uses the Varia Suit base with a modified color scheme. Only the cosplay version is included. Pepakura Designer recommended.

* Phazon Suit: Also a palette-swapped Varia suit. Only the cosplay version is included. Pepakura Designer recommended.

* Dark Suit: Comes in two sizes. Best for statuary, but cosplay is doable.

* PED Suit: Cosplay version available. Coloration is slightly imperfect. Pepakura Designer recommended.

* Light Suit: Not available at this time, but a future possibility (contact for information)

---- What am I getting?
You receive an invitation to a folder on Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com) where you can download files and instructions to print and build the project yourself.

---- What do I need?
You will need a PC computer (sorry Mac users), Pepakura Viewer software (http://tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/), a Dropbox account (free), card stock (60lb or 110lb recommended), printer or printing service, glue (I use Tacky Glue), craft knife (e.g., X-acto knife), and a cutting surface (self-healing mat, old cereal box, or something similar). I recommend also having high quality scissors, Pepakura Designer software, and numerous movies to watch while you're working.

---- How do use Pepakura?
See http://metroidpapercraft.wordpress.com/tips/ for some basic tips. There are also lots of tutorials available on Youtube.

---- How do I use this for cosplay?
You'll need to harden the pieces somehow. Youtube has numerous tutorials for doing this using resin. Search for "Pepakura resin". You may also want to use Bondo to smooth the pieces to prepare them for painting. Search Youtube for "Pepakura Bondo".

---- Why isn't there any color in the pattern files?
Check the menus in Pepakura to turn on or off the texture.

---- Can you print the pattern and send it to me? / Do you send me the pattern on paper?
Sorry, no. First, it costs something to send it, and who wants to pay more? Second, it's much faster for you to download the files instead of waiting for the post office to ship it to you. Third, with only one paper copy, if you make a mistake, there may be no way to fix it, but with digital files, you can just print out a new sheet and try again.

See my other listings for patterns for just the cannon or a smoothed version of the Varia helmet.

Metroid Papercraft Pattern - Life Sized Samus - Cosplay or Statue

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