Metroid Papercraft Pattern - Life Sized Samus - Cosplay or Statue

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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.


SUITS:
* 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)


FAQ:
---- 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.


FAQs

Patterns include a PDF with parts and instructions. You must print out the parts on paper or cardstock to build your creation. Most patterns can be downloaded immediately after payment. In a few cases, you will receive, after a delay for processing, an invitation to join a Dropbox folder where you can download the necessary files. Kits are shipped to you with a pattern and pieces already cut out for your convenience.

For patterns, you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat, card stock or card board (old file folders can work great!), access to a printer or printing service, scissors or a craft (e.g., X-acto) knife (both can be helpful), and a cutting surface (self-healing mat, old cereal box, or something similar). For both patterns and kits, you will need glue or strong tape. We also recommend having something to watch or listen to in the background while you work.

The patterns are intended for US Letter sized paper (8.5 x 11″) or A4 (some printers may cut off edges when printing. In such cases, be sure to refer to the PDFs on your screen). For paper type, we recommend 65 lb card stock (170 gsm). This card holds up fairly well and comes in a wide variety of colors. 110 lb (200 gsm) stock will also work well. Alternatively, you can trace the pattern onto old, sturdy materials like index files, manila folders, or cereal boxes. Some customers have also used thin foam core and cardboard. These will require eliminating tabs from the pattern and requires care when folding.

Most white glues work quite well. We're fond of Alene's Tacky Glue. Note that only a small amount of glue is necessary – too much, and the paper will dampen and warp. Some customers have found hot glue to be effective, though it can be tricky in tight spaces and be bulky. If using tape, clear packing tape is a fast and strong way of constructing our patterns, though it can be difficult to paint (a coat of primer can help). Some customers have used magic or invisible tape effectively, though we recommend taking care that the tape is strong and adheres well.

Unfortunately, it's difficult to say. It will vary depending on the size and complexity of the pattern/kit, your skill as a builder, and the methods and materials you use to build. Particularly simple patterns (3-5 pages) can take about an hour if done quickly. Some other patterns (17+ pages) may take 8 or more hours of work if done with precision.

Our patterns all come with estimates of difficulty: * Easy * Easy-Medium * Medium * Medium-Hard * Hard However, it's difficult to say for sure how challenging any particular person will find our designs. We've seen 6 year old boys put together our most challenging kits with no trouble. On the other hand, we've had a few adults give up in frustration with simpler patterns. Some call our instructions and method of building simple. Others say it's quite complicated. This variety makes it hard to say what you'll think. If you're a fairly crafty type of person, we think you'll find it fairly straightforward. Some reviewers have called the process "fun" and "relaxing".

A few do, particularly the video game patterns, but most do not. Printing onto colored card stock can produce some lovely results, and some patterns have recommendations on colors to print each page to. Alternatively, you can paint your finished designs and create something intricate and wonderful.

We may be able to build and ship products for you, depending on our workload at the time. Bear in mind that this requires additional costs due to the labor involved. We're happy to consider custom requests for patterns and kits, so please ask! We may have to turn down some requests due to licensing issues, feasibility, or other matters, but we've had many happy customers bring great ideas that we enjoy bringing to life.

Patterns include a PDF with parts and instructions. You must print out the parts on paper or cardstock to build your creation. Most patterns can be downloaded immediately after payment. In a few cases, you will receive, after a delay for processing, an invitation to join a Dropbox folder where you can download the necessary files. Kits are shipped to you with a pattern and pieces already cut out for your convenience.

For patterns, you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat, card stock or card board (old file folders can work great!), access to a printer or printing service, scissors or a craft (e.g., X-acto) knife (both can be helpful), and a cutting surface (self-healing mat, old cereal box, or something similar). For both patterns and kits, you will need glue or strong tape. We also recommend having something to watch or listen to in the background while you work.

The patterns are intended for US Letter sized paper (8.5 x 11″) or A4 (some printers may cut off edges when printing. In such cases, be sure to refer to the PDFs on your screen). For paper type, we recommend 65 lb card stock (170 gsm). This card holds up fairly well and comes in a wide variety of colors. 110 lb (200 gsm) stock will also work well. Alternatively, you can trace the pattern onto old, sturdy materials like index files, manila folders, or cereal boxes. Some customers have also used thin foam core and cardboard. These will require eliminating tabs from the pattern and requires care when folding.

Most white glues work quite well. We're fond of Alene's Tacky Glue. Note that only a small amount of glue is necessary – too much, and the paper will dampen and warp. Some customers have found hot glue to be effective, though it can be tricky in tight spaces and be bulky. If using tape, clear packing tape is a fast and strong way of constructing our patterns, though it can be difficult to paint (a coat of primer can help). Some customers have used magic or invisible tape effectively, though we recommend taking care that the tape is strong and adheres well.

Unfortunately, it's difficult to say. It will vary depending on the size and complexity of the pattern/kit, your skill as a builder, and the methods and materials you use to build. Particularly simple patterns (3-5 pages) can take about an hour if done quickly. Some other patterns (17+ pages) may take 8 or more hours of work if done with precision.

Our patterns all come with estimates of difficulty: * Easy * Easy-Medium * Medium * Medium-Hard * Hard However, it's difficult to say for sure how challenging any particular person will find our designs. We've seen 6 year old boys put together our most challenging kits with no trouble. On the other hand, we've had a few adults give up in frustration with simpler patterns. Some call our instructions and method of building simple. Others say it's quite complicated. This variety makes it hard to say what you'll think. If you're a fairly crafty type of person, we think you'll find it fairly straightforward. Some reviewers have called the process "fun" and "relaxing".

A few do, particularly the video game patterns, but most do not. Printing onto colored card stock can produce some lovely results, and some patterns have recommendations on colors to print each page to. Alternatively, you can paint your finished designs and create something intricate and wonderful.

We may be able to build and ship products for you, depending on our workload at the time. Bear in mind that this requires additional costs due to the labor involved. We're happy to consider custom requests for patterns and kits, so please ask! We may have to turn down some requests due to licensing issues, feasibility, or other matters, but we've had many happy customers bring great ideas that we enjoy bringing to life.



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Jun 26, 2017 by Nicole
All perfect!! Than k you
Apr 12, 2017 by diskordi41
Apr 11, 2017 by Brandon Emerson
Aug 16, 2016 by Joe Gonzalez
Aug 7, 2016 by Sinora Noun

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