Father and son bond over elaborate Metroid cosplay creation

Not content with three-legged races, hockey games or tossin' the ole ball around, one U.S. father and son team is bonding over the construction of one of the world's most elaborate, kid-sized Metroid-themed cosplay costumes to date.

Entitled "Project: Varia," Joseph DeRose and his pops are currently one-quarter of their way into a massive DIY project that will see a fully-functional Metroid Prime-esque Varia suit built and operational by Halloween (minus the actual weaponry. Or so we hope).

Wondering how to create an arm cannon? Let Mr. DeRose show you the way...

Normally, this is where we'd crack wise about Joseph not having any particular party to go to with his Varia suit, but Joseph seems like a pretty cool cat and this is one of the finest displays of fan dedication we've seen in a while. That said, Joseph is more than welcome to pop by anywhere we are on Halloween for a few non-alcoholic beverages.

Keep up with the DeRose's progress at the official Project: Varia site.

Oct 22, 2010

[Source: Joystiq]

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  • Apollomasque - October 24, 2010 3:30 p.m.

    Because nothing brings a father and son closer together than helping one of them dress like a woman.
  • OHMYGODIMONFIRE - October 23, 2010 9:11 p.m.

    MY name is Joseph too! I'm glad to share it with this kid.
  • RFswitchBlade - October 23, 2010 3:59 p.m.

    I still remember my old homemade robot costume from when I was like 6, And it used a similar lighting system.
  • 510BrotherPanda - October 23, 2010 1:46 p.m.

    The sound and light setup is really cool, but it's missing A LOT of details on the top and bottom of it... I give it an 7-8/10. Needs to be a little wider too. Very good effort for a Halloween costume...
  • Imgema - October 23, 2010 10:26 a.m.

    I wonder when the whole suit is finished, if he will be able to moonjump/screwattack in real life....
  • frmonth - October 23, 2010 9:42 a.m.

    Technically that dude is crossdressing lol. Seriously though that is pretty awesome.
  • Imgema - October 23, 2010 8:06 a.m.

    @Agent Jorrrg I was thinking the same thing
  • AGENTJORRRG - October 23, 2010 7:44 a.m.

    That would've been cool before Other M came out. Other M sucked some big ol' ass
  • hobonateor - October 23, 2010 5:50 a.m.

    Metroid is seriously the game with the most hardcore fanbase!!! I love it! And you cod and Halo fanboys, you need to get right!
  • Turboash - October 23, 2010 2:37 a.m.

    PVC... is there anything it can't do?
  • MichaelFlynn21 - October 23, 2010 1:18 a.m.

    when it showed them working on it and the music was playing, it reminded me of a cheesy 80's montage video
  • NinjaJamez - October 23, 2010 12:45 a.m.

    that looks pretty awesome
  • UACtv - October 23, 2010 12:15 a.m.

    I Wish I could of Bond With My Dad Like That, Making Stuff from Games like that, but we never did
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - October 23, 2010 12:06 a.m.

    Hot damn. I want that arm cannon. Though there should technically be no recoil.
  • SausageLozenge - October 23, 2010 midnight

    "AKA Mother Brain" lol
  • Eliath - October 23, 2010 midnight

    Awesome. Good on the kid and good on the dad for supporting a project like this. The only downside I see is having to carry his candy around with one arm the entire time.
  • Heyexclamationpoint - October 22, 2010 11:54 p.m.

    I'd hate to be the one to tell the kid that Samus has cooties.
  • ssj4raditz - October 22, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    "minus the actual weaponry." Well, where's the fun in that?
  • batmanboy11 - October 22, 2010 11:44 p.m.

  • MetalGearFlaccid - October 22, 2010 11:44 p.m.

    Metroid is a pretty cool guy.

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