Mar 8, 2009

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Metroid Hats

Metroid Hats

Well, this is pretty much all we needed, isn’t it? Any fan of the Half Life series is surely fond of the famous and craved for Headcrab hats. The gist of it all is that those hats work just as the Headcrabs seen in the games: by latching unto one’s head.

Considering how similar this behavior is between Headcrabs and Metroids it was obvious that Metroid hats would eventually be made. But don’t go ahead and think they’re official Nintendo toys. They’re just a simple yet brilliant idea developed by Eyes5, from metroidhat.com. In fact, the domain’s name pretty much says it all. Besides several news updates and apparently an active story, the site includes a tutorial on how to make these hats.

Epic Hat

Epic

But, ironically, hats are not the only thing that this site covers. There are actually Metroid plushies, and there is also a tutorial for those. I love how these look, they seem so soft and cushiony… I want one!

But I guess Phillip (frodolad_) from Flickr is way ahead of me already. Inspired by the above mentioned site, Phillip decided to take on the dangerous and likely mortal adventure to make his own interstellar parasitical Metroid beasts. This is what he told us,

My Metroids are my own creation, but I cannot take credit for the idea. I stumbled across a website called  and decided that I would take a weekend and make some Metroids. I started off making “normal” Metroids from Super Metroid. I liked the green color and got a standard red. The green and white colors actually glow under a black light.

One of Phillip's hats

One of Phillip's hats

That’s pretty awesome. And for the materials he uses…

I use fleece as my fabric. It’s nice and soft and the hats are warm.

Well this sums it up. Both Metroid plushies and their ironically amazing Metroid hats relatives are incredible inventions product of a wonderful creativity that shows once more how active the metroid fanbase is and how awesome we are. In fact, I might just do a hat on my own…

There they go!

There they go!

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