Costume :Ashley Williams
Source :Mass Effect 3
Progress :Complete
Worn At :MCM Midlands Comic Con 2014

Costume Photos

Ashley Williams / Commander Shepard

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams / Commander Shepard

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams


Costume Information

Cost : Not much, all the foam was leftover from FemShep. ABout £30 in spray paint was the biggest expense.
Awards : Grand prize winner, MCM Midlands Expo Cosplay Masquerade 2014
Time Taken : 1 month

I had a load of EVA foam left over after making my FemShep suit, and I thought it would be a shame to waste them. Since Si also has a Shepard, why not give him a love interest in the shape of Ash? Not to mention I love the colour of her ME3 armour, the blue is a really nice contrast to Shep. The armour is almost a carbon copy of what I'd made before, minus the collar and some detailing, so this one wasn't too difficult to knock up - after all, I already had the patterns!

Biggest different for her was the paint job, it's actually a lot more intricate than FemShep, and we got through plenty of cans of spray paint to get this one right. For the curious, the blue is the same colour as a VW Golf. Heh.

Surprisingly, I've not found many Ash cosplayers, everyone seems to go for the other characters. So I reckon it's time she got some cosplay love.


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Absolutely fantastic, love the photoshopping. might I ask how you achieved the ridged connecting section in the thigh, the bit between the gold

by Cy-Fi on Monday, 13 January, 2014 - 17:52
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Sure - it's just a 2mm craft foam strip with more thin 2mm bits glued on top to make the ridges. I made the two thigh pieces separately, then joined them with this thin one. I left it unsealed to look like rubber, apart from the end ridges which were sprayed yellow. :)

by LittleBlondeGoth on Monday, 13 January, 2014 - 20:40
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awesome choice, it's pretty much guaranteed to be an epic cosplay

by nanahara on Monday, 13 January, 2014 - 21:02
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Amazing work. The photos look like reference images

by ArcaneArchery on Monday, 13 January, 2014 - 21:34
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Great Ashely :D How's the movement range in that armour?

by Manjou on Monday, 13 January, 2014 - 23:53
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You look incredible! I'm so jealous of your armour skills

by Kei Lin Sama on Monday, 13 January, 2014 - 23:56
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This looks spot on!! Great work!! =)

by Moonchild on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014 - 04:47
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Well deserved awards! I'm glad I saw these up close. It was great meeting you guys and chatting in the masquerade queue. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 16 February, 2014 - 23:35
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Loved seeing these on Saturday! Your Ash was absolutely spot on :)

by Mungojerrie on Monday, 17 February, 2014 - 23:20
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You looked amazing! Well done on a much deserved win in the masquerade!

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 - 02:29

Great paint job, really nice finish to it too! Your makeup is done very well :)

by madmazda86 on Friday, 11 July, 2014 - 01:13