Mass Effect References

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Provisions for use.

These references are provided with permission from BioWare under provisions as listed below. Please note: I am in no way affiliated with BioWare or EA.

  1. Copyright cannot be assumed over anything created from usage of the reference images (BioWare owns the copyrights to the characters).
  2. No commerce. People cannot sell or profit from the images or works based on them – not even for charity (it tends to get very complicated very quickly)
  3. BioWare must be credited as the copyright holder for the reference images , this holds true for derivative works as well though (things created based on the references provided).
  4. You can’t represent yourself as a BioWare or EA employee, agent or representative.

#1, #2, #3 should be noted by everyone using these images (#2 doesn't mean that BioWare couldn't pay you for an idea and use it themselves, though.)

Some time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here).  I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.

Characters (Generic or nameless):

Characters (Plot or named NPCs):

Characters (Protagonist/Squadmates):


Enemies - Cerberus

Enemies - Reaperised

Multiplayer - Characters

Multiplayer - Weapons



Weapons (Heavy):

Weapons (Melee/Omni-tool):

Weapons (Standard):

There may be others not currently listed.  You can search the reference gallery if you can't find what you're looking for here.  Please note that if you can't find something after searching for it, you can always make a request.

Unused in-game ship models can be found here.

The Mass Effect font can be found here.

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Thank you for the images this will make my projects so much easier...Cheers!
raiskream's avatar
Hello! I'd like to do a femshep cosplay of the Serrice Council armor. Do you think you can make references of that?
CLOLsbrokenchair's avatar
First and most importantly, thank you so much for this beautiful collection of resources. They help SO. MUCH.

Secondly, I'm not sure if you're still accepting requests anymore but I am having a fun time trying to find photos of the Sync Laser "Heavy Weapon" from Priority: Rannoch. The best I can find is the same official art angle. Thanks so much for the references even if requests aren't open anymore! =]
mirmidon-naga's avatar
If isnt a problem i want make a request  can you do the  female turian in the multiplayer the one with the belladona blades and the poison ?
This is amazing!  Do you know if there's a folded version of the Geth Plasma SMG?  It seems like there should be, but I can't find one anywhere.  
This is amazing!  Do you know if there's a folded version of the Geth Plasma SMG?  It seems like there should be, but I can't find an image of it anywhere.
ultimo21's avatar
Holy Crap. This EXISTS!!!
Eddiekitten's avatar
You, my friend, are a life saver.
SirConlanBeorn's avatar
I'm Looking fore 360 degree references of Sentry Interface, Archon Visor, Umbra Visor, Recon Hood. Mnemonic Visor & Delumcore Overlay.
ofStardragons's avatar
This is just utterly incredible - I am in heaven with all these references ohmygod. Thank you sosososososo much ;u;

If I am not too late for the requests, references of the Geth Colossus would be so cool :,D
This is utterly amazing, and I wish to beg you for shots of the Mass Effect 3 Geth Prime (from the Multiplayer).

And on a related note, I am desperately trying to find references for the Biotic Hammer/Melee that the Krogan Sentinel uses in ME3 Multiplayer, but I can't find it anywhere! Including poking around the PCC files. If its not a bother for you, OR if you could give me pointers, I would deeply appreciate it!
This is a really awesome library. If you're still doing these, there's a few more I'd love to see:

For named, Conrad Verner outfits from all 3 games. But especially his civilian outfit from ME3. Dr. Michel and Dr. Chakwas. 

For generics, some of the non-dancer civilian outfits seen on NPCs around the Citadel. Especially human ones. Dresses and work clothes. Normandy crew uniforms from ME2.
Request: The Alliance Marine from the ME3 campaign, fully armored with helmet.
Tiny-face's avatar
where has this been all my life
thank the goddess
FarShot's avatar
Still doing requests?  If so, Human-Reaper and perhaps the animation of the M7/M8 opening?
FarShot's avatar
Nvm, didn't see it listed.
Tensen01's avatar
I'm currently working on a Mass Effect Tabletop RPG, and would love if you could put up some more of the armors in ME1, especially from the other races.
Sastre1's avatar
This is one big awesome ref-gallery! Thank you so much for doing all this!

Could you by any chance, add the Talon Engineer and his Omni-Bow? That would be great! :)
xXKyraRosalesXx's avatar
Could you do Kelly Chambers ME2 & ME3?
DancerYuna's avatar
This is absolutely amazing and a must for any ME Universe cosplayer. Thanks for doing this!
NakedSnake1862's avatar
how come u didn't include shiala, shai'ara, shala'raan, daro'xen, han'gerrel, or zaal'koris troodon80? they were part of mass effect as well. or did bioware not allow u to include them to ur gallery?
criz's avatar
I know it's been a while, but would you consider adding the Turian Cabal Vanguard from multiplayer?
Her armour is different from Nyreen's and seems a lot more suitable for turians. Would greatly appreciate it :D
meeuw559's avatar
could you make a ref sheet of the Talon Engineer's omni-bow?
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I formally request a Geth Juggernaut from Mass Effect Multiplayer... Please.
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