Wow the new suit design looks great all the interesting detail and I like the idea that you used a due-atone for the color skeem. You know I figured everyone says that one persons style looks like some one else's but I look at this and it reminds me of the Illustrator that did works for FF, Vampir Hunter D but also some what like the style of Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell. Ok moving on, great job.
To make a long story short (to my understanding, I haven't researched it much aside from playing the game):
In Metroid prime, you find out that the chozo decided to make a huge leap from uber technological, to uber spiritual. It went along smoothly and they answered the questions of the universe(I.e. What is life? Why does toast land buttered side down?) and pretty much became superior beings of great greatness after Samus left their care. Samus finds the world they moved to (Tallon IV) and blasts the baddies, the universe is saved.
In Metroid prime: echos, Samus is sent looking for some human marines, crashes on a planet (I forget which) and basically has to save the universe on her own again. During this she meets Umos, a Luminoth, which is a race of uber sentient humanoids who have pretty much the same abilities as a Chozo + a physical form (energy manipulation, nifty stuff like that). And along your travels helping Umos and his kind you come across the light suit, which, among a few other things I'm leaving out for those who don't want the gaming experience to be ruined by spoilers, is very sleek, formfitting and all around nifty and heroine-ish looking...
no i know good and well who samus is, and i realize what it was you did
all i was saying was that i don't remember seeing you trying to use your unique mech style into personal bodyarmor before, however i may be wrong about that.
GO for it!
I might suggest taking a look at the (i have no idea if you'll know what i'm talking about here) new Witchblade Anime armor design.
it's much more simple and fluid than your style is, however, when i saw samus i immediatly thought of ZOE and the new Witchblade, so that MAY come in handy.