Costume :S.H.O.D.A.N
Source :System Shock
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos

Beginning work on the dress

The Gloves

Make-Up Test

SHODAN - Complete


Costume Information

Cost : About £50/60
Time Taken : About 2 months.

Quite an obscure cosplay choice, but one I'd wanted to do for many years.

I found that the hardest part of working on this was basically having to do my own interpretation of SHODAN. Because if anyone who knows anything about System Shock, will know that you can only really see her face. In short, I made the fae as recognisable as possible, while attempting to carry on a similar "circutry" look about the outfit.

Not many people knew who she was though, but still, it's not everyday you get to cosplay as an incredibly homicidal A.I with a goddess complex, and I absolutely loved working on this project :)


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What is it you feeeeeeeeear? The end of your trivial existnece?

Awesome idea for a costume, did you get many people know who you were?

by Manjou on Tuesday, 15 November, 2011 - 14:48
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Hello Manjou! As it happens, only 4 people knew who I was cosplaying as, but almost everybody commented on how unique the cosplay itself was :)

by TheSocialPariah on Saturday, 19 November, 2011 - 06:31
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Nat! Superb costume - dread to think how long the make up took! Sorry we didn't see you there but great to hear from you.

by Starbucks dad on Saturday, 19 November, 2011 - 12:11
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Hello! I was only at Expo for the saturday (had to be back in Newcastle for a charity zipslide lol), but still, there's always next time :)

The make-up took about an hour, and that was with me doing the face, and all the detail paint there, and my friend painting my shoulders. It took FOREVER to remove though heh :)

by TheSocialPariah on Saturday, 19 November, 2011 - 23:35