Costume :Liara
Variant :LoTSB Armor
Source :Mass Effect Lair of the Shadow Broker
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

Asari Headpiece Final Version

Stuff that be finished

Painted Head

Flexy Latexy Head

Headpiece redone! :3

Make Up Attempt #1

M-4 Shuriken Machine Pistol Painted

Full Costume


Costume Information

Cost : £60
Time Taken : Only a few hours so far, on and off

Liara's costume/armor shes seen wearing in Lair of the Shadow Broker. M-4 shuriken machine pistol as a prop and a hell of alot of clay/paper mache/plaster paris to make ;)

Will upload final pictures as soon as I stop being so lazy!


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Oh wow, I'm really looking forward to seeing this! Great progress so far :) Are you making the head prosthetic too?

by Manjou on Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 12:53
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Yep, thats up next once I can get someone to plaster paris my head. Should be an interesting afternoon ;)

by Vovea on Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 14:56
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Can't wait to see this <3

by Cathe on Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 16:05
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Can't wait to see this at Kitacon!

Good luck!!

by Numta on Monday, 10 January, 2011 - 17:42
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The Pistol looks epic! and good choice on the awesomeness that is Firefly!

by Numta on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 00:08
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Pistol looks awesome :3

by Cathe on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 00:33
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Gotta watch some space traveling show while making space traveling props! :3

by Vovea on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 01:26

looking forward to end results!

by CyanideCustard on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 18:46
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Great job on the make up! I bet this is going to look brilliant when it's done :D

by Ino on Thursday, 27 January, 2011 - 00:11
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Real excited about this!
Will be snapping you at Kita =D

by Bambi. on Thursday, 27 January, 2011 - 00:27

Hello Pookie I hope you enjoy the cast of your head. This will look awesome with a captial K (even though awesome doesn't contain a k, it is awesome enough to surpass this problem)

by Skrim on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 22:46
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Man, the progress so far is freakin' radical! The make-up is wonderful and the cast-head? Wow...

Super excited to seeing it finished!

by Just Hen on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 02:28

I love the head peice. i think it looks perfect only the front bit thats gunna go over your hair line i think would be better if it was really thin so it blends in?


also is it just me or dose the clay look like its cracking a little when you try to mold it?

by - on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 02:34
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Yeah the latex is going get really thin at the front, cut it back then mold it while im actually wearing it. And hopefully that wont burn through the front of my head.

Thankfully thats just the basic shape, still need to smooth it out with gel stuff before making the final mold of it :3

by Vovea on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 03:26

Good job on the head mold bro looks FREAKY COOL

by Skrim on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 12:49
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OOH another Liara!!!! love it. and love your head sculpt!

by LittleMissMetamorph on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 - 19:52
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Also meant to ask did you make your shuriken or did you buy it and if so from where, as its great!

by LittleMissMetamorph on Saturday, 5 February, 2011 - 19:53
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Ty! ^^

I made it for a crappy wetsuit-Shepard I was going to cosplay, but changed it for my liara :']

by Vovea on Sunday, 6 February, 2011 - 14:01
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Its fantastic. Going to be attempting to sculpt one myself..probably around a NERF gun as ive seen some done that way and come out really good. otherwise ill do a foam build.

by LittleMissMetamorph on Tuesday, 1 March, 2011 - 00:52
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I serious cannot WAIT to see this. You're gonna look incredible!

by Bambi. on Monday, 21 March, 2011 - 23:43
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Wow this looks amazing! Will you be writing up details on how you did the head mold at any point?

by Nomes on Friday, 13 May, 2011 - 18:47
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Thank you. :3
I don't know, I didn't take many pictures of the construction and alot of stuff I did I did by accident ;] Plus I'm pretty sure theres much better mask making guides that are just about what I did aha

by Vovea on Sunday, 15 May, 2011 - 02:23

progress is looking *fantastic*, I can't wait for this! :D

by Adamoluna on Sunday, 15 May, 2011 - 07:46


by Warpy on Sunday, 15 May, 2011 - 07:59
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this looks awesome! keep up the great work

by Leolarua on Sunday, 15 May, 2011 - 14:49
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Holy crap this looks amazing!

by Telly on Sunday, 15 May, 2011 - 16:07
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Just spotted the new comments; thanks all, its much appreciated! :)

by Vovea on Thursday, 19 May, 2011 - 22:30
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I am a huge ME fan and this is perfection!
You should post tutorials at some point as I plan to cosplay an Asari in the future, though probably just a random one, and I'd love to be able to see step by step how you put it together!

by NakedSalad on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 21:14
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I made a small guide about the headpiece the other night if it helps:

Its a bit rambly but I hope it gives some indication ;D

by Vovea on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 23:43
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This is looking seriously cool, I can't wait to see it done!

by Yuka on Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 - 20:38
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This looks amaaazing! Can't wait to see it all together :)

by Relion on Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 - 23:38
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I hope you get photos of you wearing it up soon! The progress shots look utterly fantastic!

by sjbonnar on Friday, 2 March, 2012 - 09:23

To-Do List

Leg ArmorHighComplete
Refit Coat *grumble* ¬¬HighComplete
Coat EmbellishmentHighComplete
Chest Armor Paintin'MediumComplete
Arm GuardsMediumComplete
Paint ShoesLowComplete


eeeeee (Posted 6th July 2011)

I'm left just doing tiny parts of this costume now, which means I might ACTUALLY have it finished before everyone forgets what Mass Effect is. I finished dying the striped leggings grey, adding trims and stuff around the edges and making buckles for the back and sides. I also did a makeup test with the full headpiece which I'm happy to say doesn't look to shabby. A friend did some edits of some photos taken which I might upload to DeviantArt at some point, but I dont want to take credit for shoppin' skillz.

Hard parts (Posted 15th May 2011)

I've been putting of doing my costume for weeks now because I thought I had messed up but because of one night of insomnia, I got up and pushed ahead. I've uploaded most of the hard amor pieces which I've finished, included my wet suit shoes I sacrificed for the great good and the breast plate I had to edit so the top part would be more *accentuated*. The breast plate still needs to get a harness fixed around the back to stay on and will go over the embellishments you can see on the refs, plus the arm guards which I took a little artistic lisence (laziness) can easily be fixed with velcro straps. Also I fianlly found a use for the blue UV tubes which will go around the rim of the coat BECAUSE EVERYTHING LOOKS BETTER WHEN IT LIGHTS UP ;]

GAH (Posted 5th March 2011)

Well, my birthday weekend gave me an almost broken right arm, meaning I'm unsure whether I'll have my cosplay done in time. My left hand isn't very creative. May have to change the event its gonna be worn at to October Expo D:

Awesome (Posted 28th January 2011)

Got my white coat off eBay for just £1 (plus two pounds postage ¬¬). Dead comfy and is perfect for cutting so I'll be playing with scissors tonight.
Made my head mould and about to start sculpting the headpiece mould so I should die of chemical exposure in oh, about three days?
Plus ordered so much stuff this afternoon. Got some more Ben Nye body paint; cloud white, cosmic blue and azure blue (last one mainly for the lulz of "lower regions")

And oh yes! Wonderflex is my new favourite thing ever. I had so much fun playing at making legguards last night with a friend who ended up asking, "is this what you do when you're not at college? Really?"
Did I mention I love Wonderflex?

New Vegas and Cosplay (Posted 26th January 2011)

Kristie St-Awesome-amazing came around this afternoon and after playing three hours of New Vegas she then attacked my face with blue.
Gawd I love this stuff. Blue face paint means life without concealer... -wistful-
I'll be getting a darker blue version of the stuff from
tomorrow, hopefully.
Plus my grey leggings to go under the suit and armor arrived today.

Thank you to Kristie, you crazy diamond and Lucy (The American Kitty Cat) who posted all her spare makeup brushes. You guys are awesome!

Oh shi- (Posted 25th January 2011)

Ordered £20 worth of blue body paint only for it to show up in the wrong colour. Gah! Damn you crappy colour charts. Unless I want to turn up as a turquoise liara I have to buy more. QQ
Lipstick is pretty accurate; Barry M makes me smile