Ashley Williams - Mass Effect 3


MCM Midlands Comic Con 2014

Grand prize winner, MCM Midlands Expo Cosplay Masquerade 2014




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.


Cy-Fi posted on 13 January, 2014 - 16:52
Absolutely fantastic, love the photoshopping. might I ask how you achieved the ridged connecting section in the thigh, the bit between the gold

LittleBlondeGoth posted on 13 January, 2014 - 19:40
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. :)

nanahara posted on 13 January, 2014 - 20:02
awesome choice, it's pretty much guaranteed to be an epic cosplay

ArcaneArchery posted on 13 January, 2014 - 20:34
Amazing work. The photos look like reference images

Manjou posted on 13 January, 2014 - 22:53
Great Ashely :D How's the movement range in that armour?

Kei Lin Sama posted on 13 January, 2014 - 22:56
You look incredible! I'm so jealous of your armour skills

Moonchild posted on 14 January, 2014 - 03:47
This looks spot on!! Great work!! =)

Ranma1-2 posted on 16 February, 2014 - 22:35
Well deserved awards! I'm glad I saw these up close. It was great meeting you guys and chatting in the masquerade queue. :)

Mungojerrie posted on 17 February, 2014 - 22:20
Loved seeing these on Saturday! Your Ash was absolutely spot on :)

TheStarlightFairy posted on 18 February, 2014 - 01:29
You looked amazing! Well done on a much deserved win in the masquerade!

madmazda86 posted on 11 July, 2014 - 00:13
Great paint job, really nice finish to it too! Your makeup is done very well :)