Well, this is what I was able to get done this week. I have been reading up on how others have done theirs and kind of adapted my own methods for templates and checking proportions. But with that said I really have no idea what I am doing.
The front and back are actually one piece. From the other builds I have researched people typically keep the front and back separate so they can strap themselves in. I decided to try and keep it as simple as possible and see if I could get in and out of a one piece chest on my own. Turns out it's much easier than I thought. The ab and lower back sections are going to be attached as well and connect between the legs. For the forearms, I am going to add two sets of straps as opposed to the single strap that is seen on the in game armor. That way I can pull the foam closer to my arms and give it a cleaner look. Strapping will have to wait until after I seal and paint though.
Materials are your standard EVA interlocking floor mat (1/2 inch), Black foam sheets 8.5 x 11 inch (1/4 in thickness), and 3mm white Sintra board to help guide certain areas of the armor into shape. The white sintra doesn't bother me since it is all going to have to be repainted anyway (the gray is too bright for my liking)
Hi everyone This is my second Mass Effect cosplay (first was Shepard's Cerberus uniform). It's Shepard's N7 armor from the Mass Effect 2 and I really love it. Yes, it's not complete yet, but I think it already looks great. It would never exist without my best friend Arenoth who did all the plates (it took him about two or three weeks). I did the paint-job.
And I'm still first and only Shepard in the Czech Republic (maybe even in the central Europe)
If you wanna see dancing Shepard, go there - [link]
Me as Liara T'Soni from Mass Effect 3 (also Shadowbroker) costume with my other half as Commander Shepard. I made the clothing and armour parts of the costume Head piece by Glittersweet - [link] Photo taken by joodude [link]
Group shot from the private photoshoot Saturday night at Dragon*Con 2012.
Photo by Matt Seemann of BetwixtPhotos ([link]) Editing by Leliana - F!Cousland - Gabby Morrigan - Christina ([link]) Anora - Hannah ([link]) Alistair - Shianni - Emily Seeker Lambert - Chris M!Cousland - Robert Anders - Lane Architect - Marian Hawke - Me
i managed to make few shots of my full costume but this one was the best looking -.- in the others i was using a flash on my tripod and they didnt turn out so good, sadly i realised that after i took the costume off and looked at the pictures on my computer....
edit: edited so the background was black, looked more BA.
you can check out my blog ([link]) for the progress/tutorial on the rifle or follow me on FB for more updates on future costumes ([link] )