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Slay Mother Brain With Your Very Own Metroid Arm Cannon

In this video, Vinny from Prop Shop shows you how to make one boss-looking Arm Cannon from the Metroid game series so that you can strut your stuff as the intergalactic bounty huntress, Samus Aran.

Cosplay is all about self-expression and paying homage to your favorite characters but it can be frustrating when you're trying to get things just right. The worst thing is a janky looking costume. That's where DIY Prop Shop comes in. Their helpful tips and step-by-step guides will have you looking fresh at the next con. 

In this video, Vinny from Prop Shop shows you how to make one boss-looking Arm Cannon from the Metroid game series so that you can strut your stuff as the intergalactic bounty huntress, Samus Aran. 

All you'll need for this DIY masterpiece are these tools and supplies you can pick up at any local hardware store:

  • A soldering iron and solder
  • A large PVC pipe
  • A flange (for the blaster barrel)
  • A wooden dowel (for the grip)
  • A 9V battery
  • A button switch (to activate the blaster light)
  • A 9V connector
  • A wired LED light
  • A diffuser (for the blaster light)
  • A hot glue gun
  • A drill (to mount the grip)
  • EVA foam (like you'd find in playroom mats)
  • A heat gun (to form the EVA foam shapes)
  • Spray Paint

With a little time, a little patience, and this guide to follow, you can end up with a blaster that looks as good as this one:

 

Published May. 11th 2016

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