Commander Shepard (N7 Armour) - Mass Effect 2

Status :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2014


On Your Guard

Commander BUTT


Crew at LFCC


Body Shot 2

Body Shot 1

Wig + Makeup

Getting there slowly

Pistol Progress

Colour Ref



There is something inherently wrong with me, else I wouldn't even be thinking about doing this cosplay.

Send help.

01/04/13: Wish me luck, finally making a real start, rather than continually planning as a means of putting it off haha

11/07/14: MARK 1 IS DONE. Shall be reworked to hell and back from here on out, but hey, proud of my first ever armour project <3


- posted on 1 December, 2013 - 22:16
This makes me really happy. omg.

Manjou posted on 13 January, 2014 - 02:08
Good luck with this, look forward to seeing it at Kita ^_^

x-Blade-x posted on 15 January, 2014 - 20:20
Thanks guys!! Kita's looking a bit less likely, atm, but fingers crossed. If not kita, LFCC is for definite ;D but we'll see!

Getti posted on 9 June, 2014 - 20:24

Casper posted on 11 July, 2014 - 01:03
This is fantastic! Well done :D

ToroSonyCat posted on 11 July, 2014 - 01:54
I love this so much!

ToroSonyCat posted on 11 July, 2014 - 01:54
I love this so much!

Dax79 posted on 11 July, 2014 - 03:41
Great Job! Its looking good!

Getti posted on 14 July, 2014 - 17:53
Yessssss you are amazing and you look so super hot in this too. Like, looks AND talent? Not okay.

nanahara posted on 15 July, 2014 - 14:50
you look sooooooooooo AWESOME XD

InfiniteJester posted on 15 July, 2014 - 19:40
Looks amazing! Totally worth all the effort!

x-Blade-x posted on 15 July, 2014 - 20:18
Thanks so much guys ;A; <3 sweeties, the lot of you! It means a lot, especially since I know there's a lot of room for improvement~ Thanks again!

WhiteWraith posted on 15 July, 2014 - 20:46
Wow, you look so amazing!! Your armour looks great :)

Moonchild posted on 16 July, 2014 - 00:07
Seriously so good!! The armour looks amazing and you look gorgeous!! Great work =)

x-Blade-x posted on 16 July, 2014 - 22:58
Thanks so much, guys!!!

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Progress Journal

Shep in a box (Posted 11th July 2014)

How the heck do I transport this?

This was nearing completion at this point C:

Thigh Armour (Posted 11th July 2014)


Painting! (Posted 11th July 2014)

Lookie 8D

Mass Progress Incoming (Posted 11th July 2014)

Sorry guys - spam spam spam~~

Remade Gauntlets (Posted 26th June 2014)

Because the old ones were my first try with the dremel, so I decided to try again with more practice under my belt!
Quality jump was ridiculous!

Bicep Armour (Posted 26th June 2014)

Just needs sealing and finishing C:

Boobies tho (Posted 26th June 2014)


Broke a Needle, Drank some tea... (Posted 17th June 2014)

Buckles and straps are coming along nicely, though~

With these done (alas I'll need to buy more, but at least now I know~), I can start fitting the already finished pieces to myself, and the base pieces, which I can then shape other armour over! Should help speed the process of everything a bit C:

IT GLOWS (Posted 17th June 2014)

/whale noises


Need to neaten up the insides but I like how this is likely to look when it's all done properly 8D Time to get making straps for my arm pieces, so I can do test fitting on those tonight and tomorrow~~
Then it's legs >:C
Saving the awkward that is the torso and back for last haha

Progress on the lady lumps (Posted 11th June 2014)

I find this photo painfully hilarious and idek why. Boobs, probably.

But they're getting there~ will be shaping them a bit more by hand so that they 'curve under' a bit more for shape, but generally pleased with how this turned out C: alas the template I'm using didn't work very well for this, so I'm going to have to do some self-editing to get my own breastplate to work, but that shouldn't be too hard!

Here's hoping neither one is wonky else when it comes to putting the detailing on them it's gonna be pretty obvious xD

General Build Progress (Posted 7th June 2014)

Today was mostly prop day, so working on my M-77 Paladin pistol, but I did a bit here and there on armour - some stuff went kinda wrong, and for some reason the 'weave' on one of my foam sheets is different to the rest, and I didn't notice? So one thing I made has to be redone haha, but that wont take long.

Pauldrons are coming along, though - I smoothed down the section that's going to have craft-foam laid over it, to make a neat base for the paint-strips. Woop

Rifle Inner-Base (Posted 7th June 2014)

For shape, and as something to build over - cut out of two sheets of Acrylic board that were then hot-glued together~

Much happy ;w; it's huge!

Gauntlet Progress (Posted 6th June 2014)

Probably going to remake the 'blocks', or at least one of them (this one haha) because I have a better idea of how to shape them now I've fiddled more with the dremel and heat gun, but as a first try with the equiptment, this didn't turn out bad imo!

Supplies (Posted 6th June 2014)

How they dwindle. But these mats rock, I will definitely use them again for ME3 armour C: ...on the bits I... you know. Don't plate in alluminium haha

Ouch, my finances... (Posted 1st April 2014)

Finally bit the bullet and just went ahead and bought 24 yoga mats to begin making this mofo... Might need more, idk.

Thinking I might start with the more 'simple' parts of the costume over the next two weeks or so to ease myself into this project, though my EDI is being lovely and offering to help me brainstorm the worst of it - so wig, as long as it arrives soon (hoping my missed parcel today was that), and likely my M-8 Avenger rifle will be the first items off my list.

Wish me luck guys!