Commander Shepard - Mass Effect 2

In Progress




I'm such a huge Mass Effect fan and have always adored the armour that the characters wear. After playing the first Mass Effect when it came out and then the second one back at the start of 2010, I knew I had to try and make a costume from one of the games.

I like a lot of the characters, but non of them appeal to me more than Thane, Garrus and of course, Shepard. As I lack the skill to cast such incredible facial prosthetics for Thane and Garrus (I have the general know how as I am really into special effects, particularly facial and body prosthetics and armour, but executing it would be so costly and time consuming that I'd never get it done the way I want it!)
As such, I've decided to go with Shepard and try my hand at making a form on N7 armour.

The armour is going to be a sort of...hybrid of armours. I'm going to take aspects from different types of armour from the game and mix them into one design to come up with something that is different, though recognizable to Mass Effect.

I know how I'm going to create this armour and at the moment I'm currently blue-printing and designing it to see how it looks altogether. I was originally going to use Pepakura, as I've researched it for roughly a year and a half, since making ME armour first popped into my head as a doable costume, however, I've devised a way to create the armour using a mixture of techniques to ensure it fits to my body properly without having to make a fibreglass cast of my body or using mountains of paper to make the pepakura.

Until my armour is fully under way, I'm not going to disclose how I'm making it, as I've sat and thought about this for a good long while and don't particularly want to share it just yet, as I've recently had a large amount of cosplay ideas taken from one of my LJ because I decided to share my ideas. Obviously people will look at this and go 'Its not your character, how can they take your ideas?' but by take I mean use my blueprints and ideas and literally copy and paste them into their own blog and claim it as theirs. D: So until this baby is started, she stays a seeecreeet! :D


Manjou posted on 21 October, 2010 - 01:57
Oh wow, this is awesome. Never thought I'd see a Shepard cosplay (my partner wants to cosplay her too, but as I'd probably have to make it... maybe one day when I can decided who I'd like to cosplay (Mordin in a dream world XD)) Anyway good luck with this and check out evil-fx's ME2 armour for tips

Numta posted on 21 October, 2010 - 05:47
Thats epic! Good luck with this! Can't wait to see it finished!

Member-XI posted on 21 October, 2010 - 10:49
Thanks guys :D I'm hoping it will go well. I plan to really start the bigger pieces next year once i'm done moving. If you ever cosplayed Mordin, Manjou, you would be my god XD David's Mass Effect armor is incredible, more so that he made it out of EVA foam to such a high standard o.o

VampiricAngel posted on 1 November, 2010 - 22:56

Kaythenia posted on 16 December, 2010 - 17:09
Coral approves +5000 THIS I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE!