Costume :Commander Shepard
Variant :N7 Armor
Source :Mass Effect 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012

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Costume Information

Worn October 2012 London Expo-

May or may not be worn again, I didn't feel too comfortable wearing it and don't feel as though I suit Shep at all ><
But we shall see.


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I so hope you do this for October!! You've got mad skills, you can totally do it =)

by D2SCosplay on Friday, 15 June, 2012 - 10:17

Best of luck getting this done for October!!!

by Razi-Chan on Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 21:51


by No thanks on Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 - 00:25
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looking forward to seeing progress on this =D x

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 - 11:54
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by Sweeturk on Sunday, 16 September, 2012 - 19:53
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looking great so far Colzy :) x

by CosplayChris-San on Monday, 17 September, 2012 - 21:46
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Looking Good!

by GraceyDarling on Tuesday, 18 September, 2012 - 20:52
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I can't wait to see this in October! Your breast plate looks so much better than mine XD

by Commander_Shepard on Wednesday, 26 September, 2012 - 17:57
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Thanks for all the comments guys!! =)

by Moonchild on Thursday, 27 September, 2012 - 16:46

This is looking awesome! Can i ask what you used for the boobs and how u made them curve like that? It looks really well done!

by TashaValentine on Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 12:21
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TashaValentine- Thank you =) I will send you a PM x

by Moonchild on Thursday, 11 October, 2012 - 21:16
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by Manticore on Monday, 5 November, 2012 - 21:12
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this is brillianty done, you look awesome

by nanahara on Saturday, 19 July, 2014 - 11:59

To-Do List

Order SuppliesHighComplete
Front Torso ArmorHighComplete
Back Torso ArmorHighComplete
Pauldron, Bicep & Glove ArmorHighComplete
Thigh & Shin ArmorHighComplete
M-8 Avenger MediumComplete
Hair (Cut & Dyed)LowComplete

Shopping List

Dremel £12.00Bought
Buckles x20 & Webbing (10mts)£6.63Bought
Hot Glue Gun with Sticks (needed a bigger one!)£6.49Bought
Craft Foam£4.00Bought
Hot Knife£25.00Bought
EVA Foam Mats x 6 (For M-8 Avenger)£17.88Bought
Base Gloves£2.89Bought
Black Compression Top£12.50Bought
Red LED's x80 (For Back)£16.40Bought
EVA Foam Mats x 8 £28.80Bought
Heat Gun£8.99Bought
Decals by RADecals (For M-8 Avenger)£16.11Bought
Paint£0.00To Buy


M-8 Avenger Progress (Posted 2nd October 2012)

So its really happening!
Credit to my amazing Dad as usual, I really don't know why he doesn't just do prop commissions!

Based off of Volpin's blueprints, its made of around 6 layers of EVA foam with a thin metal core. Held together with contact adhesive.

Update (Posted 22nd September 2012)

So my original plan of using pre-made templates failed miserably. They ended up being way too small even after trying to scale them again. So i'm now making everything as I go with a LOAD of help from my Dad, literally come to my rescue!

So far I have majority of the front constructed, just need to add a bit more to the middle section and then will need to make the belt part.

Back torso is also going well, I have the main piece done and also the side bits that connect it all together, just need to adjust the sizing a bit more.

Also decided I WILL have the M-8 Avenger as my main weapon =) My dad is pretty set on helping me make it so hopefully it will get done.

Front Torso Progress (Posted 16th September 2012)

Finally started work on this! All of the front pieces are now cut out with the exception of the collar and 'belt' (I need to work on templates for these)

My dad bought me a hot knife which is really useful to have when working with foam so cutting out all the pieces was fairly simple. They just need sanding here and there.

The breastplate I have right now is just a test piece so will hopefully look a lot better when its finished. Next up for the front will be moulding it all to me and then i'll start on the detailing. Before that though i'm going to start work on the back torso and cutting out all the other pieces!

Foam (Posted 1st September 2012)

First lot of foam ordered. Like most Mass Effect cosplayers i'm using EVA foam for my armor. I may buy some plain black foam for the parts that aren't patterned but will see.

Once it arrives i'll start work on the front and back torso =)

Templates (Posted 26th August 2012)

Quick update! I have the templates ready for the front torso. I'm now looking into which EVA foam to get. So should hopefully see some actual progress on this soon!

The templates have been provided by & with credit to Julian Beek on the 405th forums:
And thanks to Sweeturk for helping to measure me and for scaling everything!