Garrus Vakarian - Mass Effect 2


Kitacon IV (2012)

Showcased 29th April 2012 What is this?




~Calibrated to Perfection~

It's a modified version of XennonRays pepakura pattern

Amalgamating as many pieces as possible, printing them out and cutting them out of horsebox EVA foam

Then just going for it

After four different versions of the pod section I had something workable (see video:

Man I wish I was neater -__-

The wonderful mask was made by Adam Hurst :)

The costume is also sponsored in part by :)

I also decided to make an M8 Avenger rifle (from nothing to full rifle in 3-4 days). I was going to make a sniper rifle too, I even patterned it out but there was nooo time to start it let alone finish it XD

Hopefully I'll get this done, I may need some kind of guards at kita though ^^;


Junta posted on 27 August, 2011 - 00:24
WOO! =)

Numta posted on 1 September, 2011 - 13:31
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE finish this! xD I'm dying to see a Garrus cosplay!

Leolarua posted on 1 September, 2011 - 17:45
GARRUS! all my love! looking forward to seeing this

Cathe posted on 14 September, 2011 - 09:41
Garrus! Can't wait to see this :D

PaperTiger posted on 14 September, 2011 - 12:29
<3 Garrus!!! awesome! I hope to see you there and get piccys with you!

LittleRecordGirl posted on 31 October, 2011 - 22:55
YES! I will probably ask for a hug or three, just a wee warning. xD

No thanks posted on 8 November, 2011 - 19:32

Manticore posted on 16 November, 2011 - 02:52
Looking good! I wished I was around to Prance and harp about Piety to you dude! Looking sweet!

otakugirl posted on 8 February, 2012 - 19:40
This is looking awesome :D

Koiice posted on 8 February, 2012 - 21:37
OMFG!!!! I can't wait to see this!!!

Sweeturk posted on 8 February, 2012 - 22:04
Looks amazing so far =)

Moonchild posted on 8 February, 2012 - 22:10
Head Scuplt looks amazing, can't wait to see more progress!

Manticore posted on 8 February, 2012 - 22:31
LOOKING STUPIDLY GOOOD! I am glad I helped out with this! Garrus for Amecon? I wanna see you as Thane!

Manjou posted on 8 February, 2012 - 22:36
Can't make Amecon I'm afraid, Garrus is a serious drain on my bank balance. I can only really afford one con this year :(

nanahara posted on 24 February, 2012 - 18:57

Manticore posted on 28 February, 2012 - 02:02
Something tells me you should have just morphed your face slightly because you really look like Garrus if he was human

kitsune posted on 21 March, 2012 - 15:55
This looks like it will be brilliant once completed. Keep up the good work.

kitsune posted on 21 March, 2012 - 15:55
This looks like it will be brilliant once completed. Keep up the good work.

Uni posted on 21 March, 2012 - 22:13
Ahhhhhhh! The progress is amazing! <3 I'm so excited to see this finished. Once I finish Tali I'll have to nag you about which cons you'll be bringing Garrus to~ :3

Manjou posted on 22 March, 2012 - 01:26
How's Tali coming along anyway? :) You guys going to kita?

Uni posted on 22 March, 2012 - 14:12
Oh gosh, I've barely done anything yet~ Still in the planning / gathering resources stage. The earliest I'll get her done is by Amecon sadly. X3 Alas I am not! ;A;

poppingofresco posted on 25 March, 2012 - 19:04
wow dude this is awesome nice job XD

Phee posted on 26 March, 2012 - 20:04
This looks incredible! :D Really impressive

Moonchild posted on 26 March, 2012 - 20:42
Ahh this is looking better and better!! Keep at it! XD

Natsumi posted on 30 March, 2012 - 20:07
Oh man. This excites me so much. I'm pretty sure if I see this in person I will not be able to contain a squee. Love that battle damage, the shaping of the armour looks so...hrm difficult, so its super impressive that you've got it so spot on! I will make it my mission to see this at Kita. * u *

Manticore posted on 30 March, 2012 - 23:12
Vakkarian! YOU BEAST! YOU BEAST! I love this sooo much! Keep it up!

Candystriped posted on 30 March, 2012 - 23:43
I'd post something nice here, but to be frank, I'm far too jealous of how awesome this is. So there!

Pippin4242 posted on 8 April, 2012 - 03:50
I can't even imagine working on something so polished. How are you making the armour? It looks spectacular.

Manjou posted on 8 April, 2012 - 18:34
...polished? You haven't seen it up close ^^; It's made using the same method as the N7 suits I made, just bent foam and hope

Zelvyne posted on 9 April, 2012 - 12:19
This looks great ^___^ can't wait to see the whole thing

PaperTiger posted on 9 April, 2012 - 12:38
looks bloody fantastic so far!! ^_^ hope I can get piccys of you at kita

BladeyCakes posted on 10 April, 2012 - 21:23
Words cannot express my approval <3 I cant WAIT to see this!!

kirokitsune posted on 10 April, 2012 - 21:31
LDLFKNDLFKNDLFKNDF OMG! I LOVE you for doing this! I badly want to cosplay him myself but could not do a job anywhere near as awesome as this! Can't wait to see the finished costume...I will definitely be getting photos of this! Garrus is so damn awesome! *Fanboyspack*

Numta posted on 11 April, 2012 - 15:26

digibrute posted on 11 April, 2012 - 21:04
I cannot wait to see this! the amount of detail is incredible..

BladeyCakes posted on 11 April, 2012 - 22:04
The noise I just made was not even human. AMAZING cosplay *___*

Moonchild posted on 11 April, 2012 - 23:07
AHHH so gutted I can't see this in person!! Seriously WOW Amazing job =)

Nomes posted on 12 April, 2012 - 00:24
Wow! This is incredible. I'll look out for this at Kita!

Tedward posted on 16 April, 2012 - 08:57
Seen u at kita ! Your pics do not do this justice . The best cosplay I seen over the whole week end ! Well done mate

Leadmill posted on 16 April, 2012 - 22:44
This was awesome mate. Cracking job!

Nomes posted on 16 April, 2012 - 23:01
Amazing. Absolutely incredible. The detail is stunning. But the picture of you and Thane in suits really takes it to the next level XD

Kinreal posted on 16 April, 2012 - 23:27
Boss as fuck!

Sweeturk posted on 16 April, 2012 - 23:31

Anonymous posted on 17 April, 2012 - 15:57
Wow. All I can say is that you and your Shepherd were sound as fook, really amazing cosplays. It was really nice to chat to you guys for a bit before the masquerade (I was one of the grey trolls behind you in the lineup... the one in all the red leather) and Zomboi (Sufferer/black velvet cape dude) also says hi! :D Sorry we weren't more talkative, but we're both a bit shy and were in awe of your brilliant costumes. I think we may have met briefly at Aya '09 as well (we were the Silent Hill Nurses)? Anyway, hopefully get to have a proper chat another time. You guys were so cool. :)

Lady Bahamut posted on 17 April, 2012 - 20:29
Wooow, really impressive! Garrus was always my favourite in Mass Effect. I really love your cosplay <3

Ino posted on 17 April, 2012 - 20:32
You really don't need another person telling you how completely amazing this is, BUT; this was completely amazing. I couldn't stop staring at you as we waited to queue up for the Masquerade. XDD;

sjbonnar posted on 18 April, 2012 - 20:55
Can't express just how amazing this was. Dude, you were fantastic!

Alias Cosplay posted on 19 April, 2012 - 19:50
Both costumes were amazing, really well done.

Manticore posted on 19 April, 2012 - 23:08
Thane: Garrus- It was a pleasure working with you. Perhaps again the Gods will smile on us and pray for fortune in battle to bring us together. (On a side note: YOU SIR ARE AWESOME) *mashes Cosplay Showcase button to hell*

Creative-Stitches posted on 19 April, 2012 - 23:28
Wow! This is incredible! Great job ^-^

Squiddley posted on 20 April, 2012 - 00:27
Best ever! My jaw literally dropped open when I first saw you! You did a ridiculously amazing job!!

Relion posted on 29 April, 2012 - 17:24
You are amazing, and this is amazing. CALIBRATIONSCALIBRATIONSCALIBRATIONS.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 29 April, 2012 - 18:34
The most deserved Showcase to date! stupidly amazing mind boggling work! :)

Manticore posted on 29 April, 2012 - 19:39
I pumped my fists so hard in the air when I saw this! YES YES YES YES! PALAVEN's GREATEST HERO! Damnit Michael YOU ARE AWESOME! Again SO MUCH YES!

Kyuipo posted on 29 April, 2012 - 21:17
this is amazing! good work man!

Littlegeeky posted on 29 April, 2012 - 23:28
Such a fantastic costume! It literally took my breathe away when I saw it at Kitacon! Amazing work!

Nomes posted on 30 April, 2012 - 01:03
Congrats on the showcase! Very much deserved. You looked amazing at Kita! Not only does this cosplay look good in pictures but in person as well.

Sephirayne posted on 30 April, 2012 - 03:46
This was so epic to see in person. Great job and congrats on the very deserved showcase ^^.

eternal_aranel posted on 30 April, 2012 - 11:36
Well deserved showcase! This was so epic!

Ilpala posted on 30 April, 2012 - 12:27
Very nice, you guys mae my day!

timpey posted on 30 April, 2012 - 12:40
made me very happy to see these ^^ well done you did an amazing job

WarriorTeddy posted on 30 April, 2012 - 13:20
congrats on the showcase. more than well deserved for your outstanding work ^^

Numta posted on 30 April, 2012 - 16:14
if you werent showcased there would have been blood! xD Seriously just wow - amazing work and seeing it in the flesh at kita - GOOD LORD!

Leolarua posted on 1 May, 2012 - 18:30
congratz on the showcase! well deserved :D

Sketch McDraw posted on 2 May, 2012 - 20:05
Holy Crap Dude this is Amazing! I particularly love how you done the battle damage on the armor, it looks really realistic, and I'm quite intrigued as to how you made the M8 Rifle :)

FairyPorchQueen posted on 3 May, 2012 - 01:29

xWestie posted on 3 May, 2012 - 09:23
Garrus 8D Awesome constume >w<

bedheadwolf posted on 3 May, 2012 - 17:45
It was amazing seeing this costume at kita! well done :)

Manjou posted on 3 May, 2012 - 19:59
The damage was just done with a dremel and the hope that I didn't ruin it or cut through the EL panels I'd already glued in XD The rifle is made mainly from foam with a plasticard core so it isn't so bendy XD I'm going to attempt to make a couple of neater rifles at some point XD

Kinreal posted on 4 May, 2012 - 17:16
Well deserved showcase!

RanmaSyaoran posted on 6 May, 2012 - 23:23
Unbelievable work, a true cosplay worthy of not only showcase but your internet fame! Well done :D

Anonymous posted on 5 June, 2012 - 21:08
Congrats on getting showcase! As you can see I haven't been on CI in a while... well done, very well deserved! :D

LittleMissMetamorph posted on 18 June, 2012 - 19:02
Bloody awesome Garrus!!!

KC-HOME posted on 4 August, 2012 - 19:52
wow !!! this is absolute amazing !!! such cool armour :O !!!!!! *thumbs uP! R E S P E C T ♥

DarkElf posted on 28 August, 2012 - 15:20
Amazing Garrus costume!<3 Such a great job with the armour.

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6th February 2012

Mythbusters sensibilities

I decided to build a scale model of the armour to try and figure out where I was going wrong (I've been watching Mythbusters for years now, I should've realised I'm supposed to do scale testing *first* >.<). I think I've got it all figured out now and once the snow clears I'm going to get cracking of version 4. I'm definitely going to build the legs in scale first before I do anything with foam though! XD