Costume :Thane Krios
Variant :Loyal + M98 Widow
Source :Mass Effect 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

Ready for Long Range Work

"The Universe is a Dark place. I'm trying to make it brighter before I die"

Amonkira..Guide my Sight

If We Cannot Attack, We Must Endure

Amonkira Lord of Hunters- May this kill be Swift

With EDI

Ready, And Aim

Shepards Team

Collated Progress

M98 Widow Rifle Finished

Reference for Jacket Front

Work in Progress so far


Costume Information

To Commemorate the Release of Mass Effect 3 and to Commemorate a dear friend who was killed in action.

"Goddess Kalihira, Take his soul into your shores and into the deep and embrace him."

Mask Done by Andrew Boyce- Contact me for more info
Construct: Using Silicone Gel-10 and Mould-life with a a full head cast

Weapon done by Kyle Whittington Aka Sketch McDraw - For more info

Bodysuit and Coat to be done by myself

Credit to KY Choy for the Assistance with the Jumpsuit

And Oang Dang for the Paint Job


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by Kinreal on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 00:15
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Lol I realise that we are each others fanboys.... GEEEK,!!! If I get my shepherd done and I do thane next and finish him- wanna wear my shepherd?

by Manticore on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 01:05
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Hahaha, so it seems! xD
Holy!!... Totally be honoured too! :D

by Kinreal on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 01:14
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Yay!!!! I'm sooo glomming you boy Seeing that you seem to be my other cosband lol Youre M-L right?

by Manticore on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 01:21
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Yeah usually a medium, but if I bulk up, perhaps a bit bigger. :P

by Kinreal on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 01:25
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I'll make it stretchy though tbh I'll get myself ;-)

by Manticore on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 01:48
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Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing this!

by Kata-san on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 - 00:44
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Do you know when you're going to wear your Shepard/Thane? It'd be great to see another Thane :)

by Manjou on Sunday, 28 August, 2011 - 19:00
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I'm hoping in 2013 when I get started on him because of 3rd year

by Manticore on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 13:03
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OMG, this is immense. With your skills, I know it's going to be amazing! :D :D

by Ino on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 21:40
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by Elle on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 05:09
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Well he's on his way now so just waiting on May to do this. And the free time of course

by Manticore on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 05:44
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by Fizzykat on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 11:58
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Your sculpt looks great! I'm doing a Jack to coenside with release :) I'll have to find you at May and we can grab some photos.

by kiichan on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 12:26
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AHHH this is looking incredible!! I'm really looking forward to seeing this, love Thane! =)

by Moonchild on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 20:15
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Kiichan THAT IS A DEAL!, no We will assemble to fight the Reaver threat! Together!

by Manticore on Monday, 24 October, 2011 - 23:05

that's some gorgeous sculptural work you've done for the head, I'm really interested to see how the mask turns out!

by birds-hate-flying on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 13:35
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Fucking hell this is top notch pro. Epic

by Plasticsharkattack on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 15:25
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This is unbelievable!

Well done sir!

by Numta on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 17:16
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Nice work on the colouring. Great to see such good progress!

by kiichan on Monday, 14 November, 2011 - 16:28
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Thank you so much, I'm glad everyone is pleased so far. It's not my work completelt but I will be wearing it with pride!

by Manticore on Monday, 14 November, 2011 - 20:45
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SWEET BABY JESUS this is gonna be good!

by Candystriped on Wednesday, 11 January, 2012 - 16:48
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I love Thane
which uni does your friend go to and whats the course title?

by Sands on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 00:48
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University of Arts in Rochester

And thanks Sands and Candy =D

by Manticore on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 01:17
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looking reallg good there bud, keep it up ^_^

by SnowmanKline on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 01:20
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EPIC XD. I look forward to seeing this ^^

by nanahara on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 - 01:57
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WOW, this looks amazing! The mask is perfect.

by Relion on Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 00:07
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Again thanks guys for the Support! Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!

by Manticore on Friday, 13 January, 2012 - 00:25
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Your 'M-98 Widow'Rifle is coming along Nicely by the way ;D
Got some WIP pics up on my profile.

by Sketch McDraw on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 23:01
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Ohhh I saw! can I nick one for progress?

by Manticore on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 23:55
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Ofcourse you can dude :)

by Sketch McDraw on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 03:25
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This looks amazing! Can't wait to see it in May!

by supremeoutcast on Saturday, 10 March, 2012 - 00:32
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SO excited to see this, it looks so amazing! I really want to do Samara one day :)
Thank you for the comments on my costumes aswell i haven't been on here in so long so ive only just seen them =)

by GraceyDarling on Sunday, 25 March, 2012 - 09:07
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Thank you everyone ^_^

Supremeoutcast: Definitely!
GraceyDarling: It's ok I'm just glad you saw them! Thank you ^_^

by Manticore on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 - 14:30
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Wow, the jacket is looking great so far. Can't wait to see this finished :)

by Zelvyne on Friday, 18 May, 2012 - 20:45
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Wow this is looking really good!! ^.^

by Einmyria on Friday, 18 May, 2012 - 20:55
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this is looking EPIC XD

by nanahara on Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 - 14:16
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Why Thank you guys! I try ^_^

by Manticore on Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 - 16:04
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Oh my god, word's can't even... Gah, it looks awesome! I'm definitely keeping an eye out for this!

by Han Hyuga on Thursday, 24 May, 2012 - 06:06
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Wicked ,looks awesome,shame i did not see it at the show at the weekend

by TheSnake on Monday, 28 May, 2012 - 21:16
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You look amazing, dude! I dread to think how much you must have fried in that at Expo, though!

by tripletriad on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 02:46
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Too Awesome for words ^^ still gutted I didn't get to see it upclose

by WarriorTeddy on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 11:22
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I must say congrats bro, the outfit turned out excellent! :D (Though probably like wearing a mobile sauna? ^^;)

by Manjou on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 20:43
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Thank you dude! - It was- I nearly died, I literally ha Kepral's Syndrome: Drowning from within- but sheer will power to finish this mission to the best is all that kept me going for 7 hours!

Thank you everyone else! It was truly Fun to wear ^_^

by Manticore on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 23:16
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Dude you are a FUCKING god. I LOVE YOU. marry me.

by Plasticsharkattack on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 17:12
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Again dude, this was just amazing - I think its my fav Cosplay of yours to date :)

by Sketch McDraw on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 - 19:29
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Hahaha Ben- Sure why not, ive got nothing else planned lol

And Thank you Kyle: that's by far my favourite comment, although I think one will be out done later ^_^

by Manticore on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 10:47
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This was actual walking sex.

by Kinreal on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 11:58
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This is epic. The costume and mask are brilliant. Love the prop as well. Great job by all ^^

by Sephirayne on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 14:40
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Awesome to see the whole costume, looks amazing, I'm gutted I didn't manage to see it in person at MCM though!

by Kata-san on Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 15:35
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im yet to play the mass effect games but this is...awesome!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 4 June, 2012 - 20:11
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Words can not describe how epic this is <3

by L4dyPaiNe_X on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - 11:13
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So very awesome. And you have some fabulous shots.

by Nomes on Thursday, 12 July, 2012 - 13:04

Wow, this is amazing craftmanship. I saw the suit version at Kita and thought that was amazing enough this is just fantastic! Well done> :D

by Pudding on Saturday, 4 August, 2012 - 20:15
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Loving the new pics dude :)

by Sketch McDraw on Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 - 22:49

Thank you for such a lovely day and taking care of us all <3

by CosplayMutha on Thursday, 1 November, 2012 - 21:03
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Anytime my dear- any time ^_^

by Manticore on Friday, 2 November, 2012 - 10:30


Progress So far (Posted 10th May 2012)

Progress Prior at this point

Weapon done ^_^ (Posted 3rd May 2012)

Please refer to the "M-98 Widow Rifle" By Sketch McDraw on this site for a detailed look

Materials Purchase (Posted 25th April 2012)

Most of it and some of the Key sections are underway and then once that goes through, I'll make the patterns and then put through the photos at some point

but I can feel him almost being complete.

There is a Slight snag though.

There's a Zip on the back of the Wet Suit I've got.. Do I- Get a New Zentai Suit or stick to the one I have?

Purchasing the materials (Posted 27th January 2012)

After looking at what Thane needed and references, I had decided that the colour pallets were so varied, it made my head spin. so I went for the Classic look: Grey and Black with White endings.

For the Coat, it will be a mixture of Black and Grey Pleather, which will be sleeveless and possibly velcro'd or press-studded into place.

I've purchased some Ladder Locks and Webbing for the clasps on the front of his jacket (3 of them).

White Round Elastic Cord has been purchased for the rims of the outfit that border the grey from the black sections of the coat.

For the Hexagons on his Coat, I'll Use mesh and paint the print onto the mesh so that It will be visible. The experiment has yet to be worked on.

for the Collar- Plastic Acrylic 0.5mm Sheet will be used to give it strength and height.

Thats the plan so far

Modelling (Posted 27th January 2012)

After we got the head cast into place, my dear friend Andy had begun molding the clay onto the copy of my head. The skin swatches were created using different meshes and then blending together with a brush and several other craving pallets.

Here are the progress pictures for it

Moulding Cast (Posted 1st October 2011)

So I went to see my friend in UCA who does model making and he was happy to help me out with this so he asked me if He could get a mould of my face to work with. So I siad "Sure" and after TWO attempts..(One where the face fell through the nose and then the second leaking a little. It went ok, so now we're in the pahse 2 of development