Manjou
 


Costume :Garrus Vakarian
Source :Mass Effect 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)


Costume Photos

Holy Sheet

As they Enter

NERT CAM

Mass Effect vs MLP:FIM

Close-up

Mass Effect Pulp Fiction

Kita4 Shepard and Garrus

DONE!

Finished M8 Avenger

Damage

Mk4 Now with lights!

MK3 Prototype

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : eeeeeeerggggggggggggggggggprobablyabout400quid
Time Taken : 1 month (ish) build, planning maybe 2/3 months or something

Description
~Calibrated to Perfection~

It's a modified version of XennonRays pepakura pattern

http://xenonray.deviantart.com/art/Garrus-Papercraft-Download-263251654

Amalgamating as many pieces as possible, printing them out and cutting them out of horsebox EVA foam

Then just going for it

After four different versions of the pod section I had something workable (see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9kO_JZGiPY)

Man I wish I was neater -__-

The wonderful mask was made by Adam Hurst :)

The costume is also sponsored in part by http://www.elwirecraft.co.uk/ :)

I also decided to make an M8 Avenger rifle (from nothing to full rifle in 3-4 days). I was going to make a sniper rifle too, I even patterned it out but there was nooo time to start it let alone finish it XD

Hopefully I'll get this done, I may need some kind of guards at kita though ^^;


Comments

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WOO! =)

by Junta on Saturday, 27 August, 2011 - 00:24
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE finish this! xD

I'm dying to see a Garrus cosplay!

by Numta on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 13:31
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GARRUS! all my love! looking forward to seeing this

by Leolarua on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 17:45
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Garrus! Can't wait to see this :D

by Cathe on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 09:41
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<3 Garrus!!! awesome! I hope to see you there and get piccys with you!

by PaperTiger on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 12:29
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YES! I will probably ask for a hug or three, just a wee warning. xD

by NakedSalad on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 22:55
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YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES I WILL HUG YOU TO NO END MAN

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 19:32
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Looking good! I wished I was around to Prance and harp about Piety to you dude! Looking sweet!

by Manticore on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011 - 02:52
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This is looking awesome :D

by otakugirl on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 19:40
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OMFG!!!! I can't wait to see this!!!

by Koiice on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 21:37
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Looks amazing so far =)

by Sweeturk on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 22:04
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Head Scuplt looks amazing, can't wait to see more progress!

by MissColzyChan on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 22:10
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LOOKING STUPIDLY GOOOD! I am glad I helped out with this! Garrus for Amecon? I wanna see you as Thane!

by Manticore on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 22:31
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Can't make Amecon I'm afraid, Garrus is a serious drain on my bank balance. I can only really afford one con this year :(

by Manjou on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 22:36
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EPIC PROGRESS XD

by nanahara on Friday, 24 February, 2012 - 18:57
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Something tells me you should have just morphed your face slightly because you really look like Garrus if he was human

by Manticore on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 02:02
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This looks like it will be brilliant once completed. Keep up the good work.

by kitsune on Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 - 15:55
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This looks like it will be brilliant once completed. Keep up the good work.

by kitsune on Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 - 15:55
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Ahhhhhhh! The progress is amazing! <3 I'm so excited to see this finished. Once I finish Tali I'll have to nag you about which cons you'll be bringing Garrus to~ :3

by Uni on Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 - 22:13
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How's Tali coming along anyway? :) You guys going to kita?

by Manjou on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 01:26
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Oh gosh, I've barely done anything yet~ Still in the planning / gathering resources stage. The earliest I'll get her done is by Amecon sadly. X3
Alas I am not! ;A;

by Uni on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 14:12
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wow dude this is awesome
nice job XD

by poppingofresco on Sunday, 25 March, 2012 - 19:04
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This looks incredible! :D Really impressive

by Phee on Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 20:04
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Ahh this is looking better and better!! Keep at it! XD

by MissColzyChan on Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 20:42
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Oh man. This excites me so much.
I'm pretty sure if I see this in person I will not be able to contain a squee.
Love that battle damage, the shaping of the armour looks so...hrm difficult, so its super impressive that you've got it so spot on!

I will make it my mission to see this at Kita. * u *

by Natsumi on Friday, 30 March, 2012 - 20:07
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Vakkarian! YOU BEAST! YOU BEAST! I love this sooo much! Keep it up!

by Manticore on Friday, 30 March, 2012 - 23:12
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I'd post something nice here, but to be frank, I'm far too jealous of how awesome this is.
So there!

by Candystriped on Friday, 30 March, 2012 - 23:43
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I can't even imagine working on something so polished. How are you making the armour? It looks spectacular.

by Pippin4242 on Sunday, 8 April, 2012 - 03:50
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...polished? You haven't seen it up close ^^;

It's made using the same method as the N7 suits I made, just bent foam and hope

by Manjou on Sunday, 8 April, 2012 - 18:34
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This looks great ^___^ can't wait to see the whole thing

by Zelvyne on Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 12:19
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looks bloody fantastic so far!! ^_^ hope I can get piccys of you at kita

by PaperTiger on Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 12:38
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Words cannot express my approval <3 I cant WAIT to see this!!

by x-Blade-x on Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 - 21:23
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LDLFKNDLFKNDLFKNDF OMG! I LOVE you for doing this! I badly want to cosplay him myself but could not do a job anywhere near as awesome as this!
Can't wait to see the finished costume...I will definitely be getting photos of this! Garrus is so damn awesome! *Fanboyspack*

by kirokitsune on Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 - 21:31
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seriously....wow...

by Numta on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 15:26
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I cannot wait to see this! the amount of detail is incredible..

by digibrute on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 21:04
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The noise I just made was not even human. AMAZING cosplay *___*

by x-Blade-x on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 22:04
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AHHH so gutted I can't see this in person!! Seriously WOW
Amazing job =)

by MissColzyChan on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 23:07
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Wow! This is incredible. I'll look out for this at Kita!

by Nomes on Thursday, 12 April, 2012 - 00:24
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Seen u at kita ! Your pics do not do this justice . The best cosplay I seen over the whole week end ! Well done mate

by Tedward on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 08:57
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This was awesome mate. Cracking job!

by Leadmill on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 22:44
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Amazing. Absolutely incredible. The detail is stunning. But the picture of you and Thane in suits really takes it to the next level XD

by Nomes on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 23:01
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Boss as fuck!

by Plummer on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 23:27
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AH AMAZING!!!

by Sweeturk on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 23:31
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Wow. All I can say is that you and your Shepherd were sound as fook, really amazing cosplays. It was really nice to chat to you guys for a bit before the masquerade (I was one of the grey trolls behind you in the lineup... the one in all the red leather) and Zomboi (Sufferer/black velvet cape dude) also says hi! :D Sorry we weren't more talkative, but we're both a bit shy and were in awe of your brilliant costumes. I think we may have met briefly at Aya '09 as well (we were the Silent Hill Nurses)? Anyway, hopefully get to have a proper chat another time. You guys were so cool. :)

by Pudding on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 15:57
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Wooow, really impressive! Garrus was always my favourite in Mass Effect. I really love your cosplay <3

by Lady Bahamut on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 20:29
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You really don't need another person telling you how completely amazing this is, BUT; this was completely amazing. I couldn't stop staring at you as we waited to queue up for the Masquerade. XDD;

by Ino on Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 20:32
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Can't express just how amazing this was. Dude, you were fantastic!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 20:55
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Both costumes were amazing, really well done.

by Alias Cosplay on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 19:50
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Thane: Garrus- It was a pleasure working with you. Perhaps again the Gods will smile on us and pray for fortune in battle to bring us together.

(On a side note: YOU SIR ARE AWESOME) *mashes Cosplay Showcase button to hell*

by Manticore on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 23:08

Wow! This is incredible! Great job ^-^

by RazzleDazzle on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 23:28
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Best ever! My jaw literally dropped open when I first saw you! You did a ridiculously amazing job!!

by Squiddley on Friday, 20 April, 2012 - 00:27
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You are amazing, and this is amazing. CALIBRATIONSCALIBRATIONSCALIBRATIONS.

by Relion on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 17:24
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The most deserved Showcase to date! stupidly amazing mind boggling work! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 18:34
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I pumped my fists so hard in the air when I saw this!

YES YES YES YES! PALAVEN's GREATEST HERO!

Damnit Michael YOU ARE AWESOME! Again SO MUCH YES!

by Manticore on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 19:39
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this is amazing! good work man!

by Kyuipo on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 21:17
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Such a fantastic costume! It literally took my breathe away when I saw it at Kitacon! Amazing work!

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 29 April, 2012 - 23:28
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Congrats on the showcase! Very much deserved. You looked amazing at Kita! Not only does this cosplay look good in pictures but in person as well.

by Nomes on Monday, 30 April, 2012 - 01:03
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This was so epic to see in person. Great job and congrats on the very deserved showcase ^^.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 30 April, 2012 - 03:46
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Well deserved showcase! This was so epic!

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 30 April, 2012 - 11:36
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Very nice, you guys mae my day!

by Ilpala on Monday, 30 April, 2012 - 12:27
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made me very happy to see these ^^ well done you did an amazing job

by timpey on Monday, 30 April, 2012 - 12:40
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congrats on the showcase. more than well deserved for your outstanding work ^^

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 30 April, 2012 - 13:20
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if you werent showcased there would have been blood! xD

Seriously just wow - amazing work and seeing it in the flesh at kita - GOOD LORD!

by Numta on Monday, 30 April, 2012 - 16:14
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congratz on the showcase! well deserved :D

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 1 May, 2012 - 18:30
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Holy Crap Dude this is Amazing!
I particularly love how you done the battle damage on the armor, it looks really realistic, and I'm quite intrigued as to how you made the M8 Rifle :)

by Sketch McDraw on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 - 20:05
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AMAZING!

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 01:29
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Garrus 8D
Awesome constume >w<

by xWestie on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 09:23
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It was amazing seeing this costume at kita! well done :)

by bedheadwolf on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 17:45
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The damage was just done with a dremel and the hope that I didn't ruin it or cut through the EL panels I'd already glued in XD

The rifle is made mainly from foam with a plasticard core so it isn't so bendy XD

https://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2bpq56syz1rrnzw3o1_1280...

I'm going to attempt to make a couple of neater rifles at some point XD

by Manjou on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 19:59
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Well deserved showcase!

by Plummer on Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 17:16
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Unbelievable work, a true cosplay worthy of not only showcase but your internet fame! Well done :D

by RanmaSyaoran on Sunday, 6 May, 2012 - 23:23
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Congrats on getting showcase! As you can see I haven't been on CI in a while... well done, very well deserved! :D

by Pudding on Tuesday, 5 June, 2012 - 21:08
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Bloody awesome Garrus!!!

by sakara on Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 19:02
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wow !!! this is absolute amazing !!! such cool armour :O !!!!!!

*thumbs uP!
R E S P E C T ♥

by KC-HOME on Saturday, 4 August, 2012 - 19:52
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Amazing Garrus costume!<3 Such a great job with the armour.

by DarkElf on Tuesday, 28 August, 2012 - 15:20
 

To-Do List

Make some neater guns. Experiement with making collapsible gunsMediumPlanned
Completely fix the (now) damaged armour D:< (I think someone fell on it)MediumPlanned
Make the bandageLowPlanned
Paint the entire undersuitLowPlanned
Find a better way of attaching the arm armour than velcroLowPlanned
Change the angle of the eye scanner, every photo I've seen the scanner is at the wrong angleLowPlanned

Journal

Mythbusters sensibilities (Posted 6th February 2012)

I decided to build a scale model of the armour to try and figure out where I was going wrong (I've been watching Mythbusters for years now, I should've realised I'm supposed to do scale testing *first* >.<). I think I've got it all figured out now and once the snow clears I'm going to get cracking of version 4. I'm definitely going to build the legs in scale first before I do anything with foam though! XD