Thane Krios (Loyal + M98 Widow) - Mass Effect 2

Status :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012


Ready for Long Range Work

"The Universe is a Dark place. I'm trying to make it brighter before I die"

Amonkira..Guide my Sight

If We Cannot Attack, We Must Endure

Amonkira Lord of Hunters- May this kill be Swift

With EDI

Ready, And Aim

Shepards Team

Collated Progress

M98 Widow Rifle Finished

Reference for Jacket Front

Work in Progress so far



To Commemorate the Release of Mass Effect 3 and to Commemorate a dear friend who was killed in action.

"Goddess Kalihira, Take his soul into your shores and into the deep and embrace him."

Mask Done by Andrew Boyce- Contact me for more info
Construct: Using Silicone Gel-10 and Mould-life with a a full head cast

Weapon done by Kyle Whittington Aka Sketch McDraw - For more info

Bodysuit and Coat to be done by myself

Credit to KY Choy for the Assistance with the Jumpsuit

And Oang Dang for the Paint Job


Kinreal posted on 13 August, 2011 - 00:15

Manticore posted on 13 August, 2011 - 01:05
Lol I realise that we are each others fanboys.... GEEEK,!!! If I get my shepherd done and I do thane next and finish him- wanna wear my shepherd?

Kinreal posted on 13 August, 2011 - 01:14
Hahaha, so it seems! xD Holy!!... Totally be honoured too! :D

Manticore posted on 13 August, 2011 - 01:21
Yay!!!! I'm sooo glomming you boy Seeing that you seem to be my other cosband lol Youre M-L right?

Kinreal posted on 13 August, 2011 - 01:25
:D Yeah usually a medium, but if I bulk up, perhaps a bit bigger. :P

Manticore posted on 13 August, 2011 - 01:48
I'll make it stretchy though tbh I'll get myself ;-)

Kata-san posted on 14 August, 2011 - 00:44
Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing this!

Manjou posted on 28 August, 2011 - 19:00
Do you know when you're going to wear your Shepard/Thane? It'd be great to see another Thane :)

Manticore posted on 29 August, 2011 - 13:03
I'm hoping in 2013 when I get started on him because of 3rd year

Ino posted on 1 October, 2011 - 21:40
OMG, this is immense. With your skills, I know it's going to be amazing! :D :D

Elle posted on 24 October, 2011 - 05:09

Manticore posted on 24 October, 2011 - 05:44
Well he's on his way now so just waiting on May to do this. And the free time of course

Fizzykat posted on 24 October, 2011 - 11:58

kiichan posted on 24 October, 2011 - 12:26
Your sculpt looks great! I'm doing a Jack to coenside with release :) I'll have to find you at May and we can grab some photos.

Moonchild posted on 24 October, 2011 - 20:15
AHHH this is looking incredible!! I'm really looking forward to seeing this, love Thane! =)

Manticore posted on 24 October, 2011 - 23:05
Kiichan THAT IS A DEAL!, no We will assemble to fight the Reaver threat! Together!

birds-hate-flying posted on 3 November, 2011 - 13:35
that's some gorgeous sculptural work you've done for the head, I'm really interested to see how the mask turns out!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 8 November, 2011 - 15:25
Fucking hell this is top notch pro. Epic

Numta posted on 8 November, 2011 - 17:16
This is unbelievable! Well done sir!

kiichan posted on 14 November, 2011 - 16:28
Nice work on the colouring. Great to see such good progress!

Manticore posted on 14 November, 2011 - 20:45
Thank you so much, I'm glad everyone is pleased so far. It's not my work completelt but I will be wearing it with pride!

Candystriped posted on 11 January, 2012 - 16:48
SWEET BABY JESUS this is gonna be good!

Sands posted on 12 January, 2012 - 00:48
I love Thane which uni does your friend go to and whats the course title?

Manticore posted on 12 January, 2012 - 01:17
University of Arts in Rochester And thanks Sands and Candy =D

SnowmanKline posted on 12 January, 2012 - 01:20
looking reallg good there bud, keep it up ^_^

nanahara posted on 12 January, 2012 - 01:57
EPIC XD. I look forward to seeing this ^^

Relion posted on 13 January, 2012 - 00:07
WOW, this looks amazing! The mask is perfect.

Manticore posted on 13 January, 2012 - 00:25
Again thanks guys for the Support! Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it!

Sketch McDraw posted on 8 February, 2012 - 23:01
Your 'M-98 Widow'Rifle is coming along Nicely by the way ;D Got some WIP pics up on my profile.

Manticore posted on 8 February, 2012 - 23:55
Ohhh I saw! can I nick one for progress?

Sketch McDraw posted on 9 February, 2012 - 03:25
Ofcourse you can dude :)

supremeoutcast posted on 10 March, 2012 - 00:32
This looks amazing! Can't wait to see it in May!

GraceyDarling posted on 25 March, 2012 - 09:07
SO excited to see this, it looks so amazing! I really want to do Samara one day :) Thank you for the comments on my costumes aswell i haven't been on here in so long so ive only just seen them =)

Manticore posted on 25 April, 2012 - 14:30
Thank you everyone ^_^ Supremeoutcast: Definitely! GraceyDarling: It's ok I'm just glad you saw them! Thank you ^_^

Zelvyne posted on 18 May, 2012 - 20:45
Wow, the jacket is looking great so far. Can't wait to see this finished :)

Einmyria posted on 18 May, 2012 - 20:55
Wow this is looking really good!! ^.^

nanahara posted on 23 May, 2012 - 14:16
this is looking EPIC XD

Manticore posted on 23 May, 2012 - 16:04
Why Thank you guys! I try ^_^

Han Hyuga posted on 24 May, 2012 - 06:06
Oh my god, word's can't even... Gah, it looks awesome! I'm definitely keeping an eye out for this!

TheSnake posted on 28 May, 2012 - 21:16
Wicked ,looks awesome,shame i did not see it at the show at the weekend

tripletriad posted on 29 May, 2012 - 02:46
You look amazing, dude! I dread to think how much you must have fried in that at Expo, though!

WarriorTeddy posted on 29 May, 2012 - 11:22
Too Awesome for words ^^ still gutted I didn't get to see it upclose

Manjou posted on 29 May, 2012 - 20:43
I must say congrats bro, the outfit turned out excellent! :D (Though probably like wearing a mobile sauna? ^^;)

Manticore posted on 29 May, 2012 - 23:16
Thank you dude! - It was- I nearly died, I literally ha Kepral's Syndrome: Drowning from within- but sheer will power to finish this mission to the best is all that kept me going for 7 hours! Thank you everyone else! It was truly Fun to wear ^_^

Plasticsharkattack posted on 30 May, 2012 - 17:12
Dude you are a FUCKING god. I LOVE YOU. marry me.

Sketch McDraw posted on 30 May, 2012 - 19:29
Again dude, this was just amazing - I think its my fav Cosplay of yours to date :)

Manticore posted on 1 June, 2012 - 10:47
Hahaha Ben- Sure why not, ive got nothing else planned lol And Thank you Kyle: that's by far my favourite comment, although I think one will be out done later ^_^

Kinreal posted on 1 June, 2012 - 11:58
This was actual walking sex.

Sephirayne posted on 1 June, 2012 - 14:40
This is epic. The costume and mask are brilliant. Love the prop as well. Great job by all ^^

Kata-san posted on 4 June, 2012 - 15:35
Awesome to see the whole costume, looks amazing, I'm gutted I didn't manage to see it in person at MCM though!

FuriePhoenix posted on 4 June, 2012 - 20:11
im yet to play the mass effect games but this is...awesome!!!

L4dyPaiNe_X posted on 6 June, 2012 - 11:13
Words can not describe how epic this is <3

Nomes posted on 12 July, 2012 - 13:04
So very awesome. And you have some fabulous shots.

Anonymous posted on 4 August, 2012 - 20:15
Wow, this is amazing craftmanship. I saw the suit version at Kita and thought that was amazing enough this is just fantastic! Well done> :D

Sketch McDraw posted on 16 October, 2012 - 22:49
Loving the new pics dude :)

CosplayMutha posted on 1 November, 2012 - 21:03
Thank you for such a lovely day and taking care of us all <3

Manticore posted on 2 November, 2012 - 10:30
Anytime my dear- any time ^_^

Progress Journal

Progress So far (Posted 10th May 2012)

Progress Prior at this point

Weapon done ^_^ (Posted 3rd May 2012)

Please refer to the "M-98 Widow Rifle" By Sketch McDraw on this site for a detailed look

Materials Purchase (Posted 25th April 2012)

Most of it and some of the Key sections are underway and then once that goes through, I'll make the patterns and then put through the photos at some point

but I can feel him almost being complete.

There is a Slight snag though.

There's a Zip on the back of the Wet Suit I've got.. Do I- Get a New Zentai Suit or stick to the one I have?

Purchasing the materials (Posted 27th January 2012)

After looking at what Thane needed and references, I had decided that the colour pallets were so varied, it made my head spin. so I went for the Classic look: Grey and Black with White endings.

For the Coat, it will be a mixture of Black and Grey Pleather, which will be sleeveless and possibly velcro'd or press-studded into place.

I've purchased some Ladder Locks and Webbing for the clasps on the front of his jacket (3 of them).

White Round Elastic Cord has been purchased for the rims of the outfit that border the grey from the black sections of the coat.

For the Hexagons on his Coat, I'll Use mesh and paint the print onto the mesh so that It will be visible. The experiment has yet to be worked on.

for the Collar- Plastic Acrylic 0.5mm Sheet will be used to give it strength and height.

Thats the plan so far

Modelling (Posted 27th January 2012)

After we got the head cast into place, my dear friend Andy had begun molding the clay onto the copy of my head. The skin swatches were created using different meshes and then blending together with a brush and several other craving pallets.

Here are the progress pictures for it

Moulding Cast (Posted 1st October 2011)

So I went to see my friend in UCA who does model making and he was happy to help me out with this so he asked me if He could get a mould of my face to work with. So I siad "Sure" and after TWO attempts..(One where the face fell through the nose and then the second leaking a little. It went ok, so now we're in the pahse 2 of development