Spotlight – Ash Sweetring as Samus Aran

Samas Aran Up-Close

Today we’re posting one of our Meet & Greet articles for cosplayer Ash Sweetring. If you attended Salt Lake Comic Con this past weekend, you may have run into her in this same costume on Saturday.

We met up with Ash a few weeks ago for a mini-shoot and interview. We knew before the general cosplay call that we wanted to shoot Ash, so I reached out to her before the big onslaught so we could get her stuff in towards the beginning. I’m glad we did. She is a delightful young lady and her always positive attitude helped turn us into fast friends.

Ash cosplayed Samus Aran from Metroid. Tim and I were quite excited to see the costume since Metroid has been one both of our favorite games from childhood. I have to confess I haven’t played much Metroid since the original NES version due to console choices, but that’s a different topic.

This shoot was, well let’s say not conventional. Because we’re doing location shoots as much as possible, we picked an outdoor location. For Samus Aran, we knew we wanted an outdoor dystopian type feel. We found a spot downtown in Salt Lake City. AND it started raining…. buckets and buckets. We opted for the grimy parking structure that is underneath the Marriott (across from the Salt Palace). It was very warm, but we got under way. Below you’ll find a small gallery of the results. Let us know what you think in the comments.. I’m sure Ash would love to read them. 🙂

We got mostly to the end of the shoot and a security guard approached. Now, sometimes, I get a little frustrated with people getting judgy about people doing nerdy stuff. He was very nice, but was giving us a lot of “skeptical face.” I like to turn those events around if I can, so I harassed him about not having played Metroid. It was a fun shoot. After we finished shooting, he lectured us a little bit, but was overall pretty friendly. We made our way to somewhere to eat and recorded the interview. The interview will be available on our podcast that will launch in the next few weeks!

You can find her on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/AshSweetring

or Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AshSweetringGeekery

or Instagram here: http://instagram.com/AshSweetring

Check out this awesome cosplayer!

 

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Article originally published at ComicCon.tips here:

http://comiccon.tips/cosplay-meet-greet-ash-sweetring-as-samus/

Trevor Nielson
Writer & Photographer at ComicCon.tips
An avid photographer and con-goer, Trevor has spent the last few years developing great affection towards the cosplay community and comic conventions. Back in the day, Trevor spent all his spare time in the theater designing and building sets and lighting schemes. More recently Trevor has dabbled a little with cosplay by building an elaborate Burger King costume and lit Kevin Flynn. But in relation to cosplay, Trevor is probably most passionate about cosplay photography. Here on CosplayForAll, you'll find many of his spotlight articles and photos of local cosplayers showing off their amazing creations. Feel free to get in touch with him if you have any questions or requests.

Trevor Nielson

An avid photographer and con-goer, Trevor has spent the last few years developing great affection towards the cosplay community and comic conventions. Back in the day, Trevor spent all his spare time in the theater designing and building sets and lighting schemes. More recently Trevor has dabbled a little with cosplay by building an elaborate Burger King costume and lit Kevin Flynn. But in relation to cosplay, Trevor is probably most passionate about cosplay photography. Here on CosplayForAll, you'll find many of his spotlight articles and photos of local cosplayers showing off their amazing creations. Feel free to get in touch with him if you have any questions or requests.

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