By Whitney Hipolite via 3DPrint
We have seen some tremendous looking projects involving 3D printed cosplay, but I don’t think we have seen one quite as incredible as what one young woman named Chelsea has come up with. Avid fan of the science fiction action-adventure video game series, Metroid, Chelsea set out to create a 3D printed full-body “Varia Suit” worn by the game’s protagonist, Samus Aran. Starting in early 2013, Chelsea began working on her Varia Suit, and has finally completed the long process of designing and printing it.
“Originally I had planned on doing the pepakura method but right as I was about to get into it, a good friend of mine told me he had just purchased a couple Zcorp 450 3D printers,” explained Chelsea. “I couldn’t believe my ears. I had briefly looked into 3D printing a while before this and discovered how ridiculously overpriced it is to get things printed.”