Here I am as Tali'Zorah vas Normandy at Sakuracon 2011! Yet again, I was scrambling to finish this, so I still don't count it at finished. I got a good 2-month head start, but unfortunately I caught a NASTY flu bug and was incapable of doing any work for 3-4 weeks ;_; Soooo like usual, I was sewing this together at 8am on the 1st day of the con >.<
This costume wouldn't have even got out the door if not for my Vacuform table though! If there is one part of this costume you can't go without it's that, and we were still learning the quirks about proper molding techniques, so there were many times when we were worried that we wouldn't be able to produce a decent enough product in time. Fortunately a good paint job can make up for what a bad mold doesn't show;
The upside of all my frantic last-minute accessory worries was that I was too panicked about those to worry about the neck-to- ankle bodysuit. Everyone could see my squishy bits! @.@ I'm just grateful that it was comfortable to wear. And all the fans seemed to think that the squish was in all the right places appropriate to the character ;
I was very excited to find other Mass Effect cosplayers at the event. (Yay Fem-Shepard and Garrus!) I can't wait to see our web-episode interview get posted!
I plan to have this genuinely FINISHED in time for PAX Prime this year, so all you Mass Effect cosplayers come find me!
Oh look those famous swirls of hers! Mostly based on her hood design. Gonna say it right now this was a pain in the ass for me ha... Should've completed it months ago but put it off till recently. Just in time for Mass Effect 3.
Anyway tried to use premade swirls but in the end had to hand draw them. Controller has a mixture of purple/gray/black. I also replaced the green LEDs with some purple ones. Might be selling this but I dunno yet.