Top 10 Metroid Overlays – The Best Samus Overlays We’ve Ever Seen
The Metroid series has been satisfying fans for over 30 years and now spans 15 different games, with Metroid Prime 4 in the development phase. Samus is the main character of the game, and shocked fans when the fact that she is female was first revealed in the series. Metroid on the NES, but her classic suit and the ‘Zero’ suit aren’t the only outfits Samus has worn.
Bounty hunters have worn various outfits over the years in the games and other media that cosplayers love – there’s a whole Facebook group called Samus’ Squad exclusive to the Metroid franchise. She’s also not the only character in the series that cosplayers love.
Below, you’ll find ten of our favorite examples from some of the top Metroid cosplayers around the world – in no particular order – along with some comments on how and why they made these. This incredible cosplay. While they’re mostly Samus, you’ll also find some non-bounty hunter entries mixed up. We simply couldn’t resist!
Justin Bailey Suit – Baegedcosplays
In the first Metroid, players have the ability to let Samus start the game without her iconic Power Suit and instead wear a bright pink shirt, with famous Justin Bailey code.
An avid Metroid fan and avid seamstress, Baegedcosplays used elements of Samus’s more famous Zero Suit to include her Justin Bailey card. The unique green in Samus’ hair only occurs when the player unlocks the Varia suit in the game, but Beagedcosplays chose it out of love for the Varia’s suit and color. Due to the bright colors, it was difficult to make the cosplayer look as much like the in-game outfit as possible, with Baegedcosplays even having to dye the wig with fabric dye.
Beagedcosplays loves cosplaying Samus because the character’s strength, intelligence, and caring nature reminds her of her own passions, and helps inspire her to do and be better.
Captain N Samus – Spacebabecosplay
Captain N Samus is a variation of Samus from the comics Captain N: Game Master. There are also a TV show, of course, but Samus is absent from it. The character is very similar to her in-game counterpart, who is a space bounty hunter with a star ship and enemy known as the Mother Brain. She hails from Videoland and travels between worlds competing with Princess Lana for Kevin’s affection. It is thought that the character was created in the comics to fill the void left by various third party characters that do not appear in the comics.
Spacebabecosplay loves cosplaying this version of Samus as it is one of her lesser known outfits. Not only does she love the series she wants to cosplay Samus, she is also a graphic designer by day, acrylic painter by night. Spacebabecosplay has worked on many other Samus sets, including a full Varia Suit, with more planned in the future.
Pixelated Space Pirate – Dan Cattell Art
Dan Cattell Art took a different perspective on cosplay from the Metroid series, and instead of cosplaying real 3D versions of the game’s characters, he’s been cosplaying numerous Metroid pixel characters for over a decade.
His favorite is his Space Pirate cosplay. Dan has been a member of many cosplay groups over the years and is a frequent opponent of Samus cosplayers with not only his Space Pirate variant but also Ridley with his Varia Suit.
It’s Dan from the Varia Suit, not Ridley. Though it’s something we’d love to see too.
Zero Suit – Zero May Cosplay
One of the most famous and well known Samus suits is her Zero Suit outfit. Zero Suit first appeared in Metroid: Zero Mission and the comfortable design of the suit has proven to be popular with cosplay lovers at conventions, including the talented Zero May Cosplay from the UK.
Zero May Cosplay made Zero Suit himself from scratch. Love the design in M other, she wanted to recreate the suit using metallic blue spandex and a snorkel. As usual with cosplay, it can be a case of trial and error until you get what you want, so it took Zero May a few tries to perfect this look, but the results have been overwhelming. speak for yourself.
Zero May Cosplay is a huge fan of Metroid, and has also done many other suits from the Metroid line, including the classic Power suit and is currently working on a new Dread suit.
Dread Suit – Clappersnappermaster
In spite of Metroid Dread Having only been out since late last year, the new suit from the game is proving to be a popular new option for cosplayers. One cosplayer that got the job done with great results is the Clappersnappermaster.
The Metroid Dread suit took about six months to make for the Clappersnappermaster and that shows the hard work. In addition to the Dread suit, she also made the Varia suit from Metroid Primethe classic NES Power suit from the original game and the Fusion suit from Metroid Fusion.
Clappersnappermaster is a huge fan of the series, she not only creates different costumes but also her own YouTube channel under the same name reserved for all things Metroid.