Random: This Vintage Metroid Cosplay Is Terrible, And We Absolutely Love It

“The incredible Samus”.

Over the years, Metroid star Samus Aran has been the focus of many people operating within the cosplay arena, and it’s easy to see why – she’s a powerful individual who happens to wear a seriously amazing suit of armour, so there’s scope for some really impressive cosplay creations.

However, we should spare a thought for those pioneers who laid down the foundations of Metroid cosplay, like Andy Mitchell of Phoenix, Arizona. Back in the ’80s, he created his own Samus cosplay and submitted it to Nintendo Power magazine, making history in the process:

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