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Vakarian from Mass Effect 2
I first made him as he looked before scarring.
Bascially, I didn't like the giant bandage. Something
about the idea of Turian puss seemed unappealing,
but I made a battled damaged version for DragonCon
2012 without the bandage. I also made the Mantis
sniper rifle as seen in ME2.
I plan to upgrade some of the parts before offering
this: underhood, inside collar, back armor, calves
and feet. I might offer this one as kit pieces
in the future if I decide it takes me too much
time to make them.
This video shows the lighting better
Garrus Vakarian Mass Effect 2 Costume Armor Cosplay
made this costume from scratch based on the Mass Effect 2
character Garrus before he takes the rocket to his face. I
will have more pictures posted on my website (mywickedarmor.com)
in the near future. And yes, I plan to make a few more of
these. Please contact me if you are interested.
Garrus project was a bit more difficult than I thought it
would be. The costume has at least 75 LED's on/in it! But
the lighting is one of the things that attracted me to this
costume. I especially enjoyed the eye gear. Photos and videos
just do not capture how neat the eye piece looks. I think
the whole costume requires nine 9V batteries if you want the
lights to work for a few hours. Fortunately, the armor is
very lightweight, including the massive chest piece which
I designed to split into two pieces for shipping and transport.
And I am aware that Garrus does not have a tail- I just forgot
to attach the butt plate strap before the indoor video.
few people have asked how long it took to make. That's hard
to say since I worked on it in spurts. I am a quick sculptor,
but there was a lot of time involved in moldmaking, paint,
and assembly. The work was done over the span of a few months.
people have asked about the comfort of the feet.
After DragonCon I decided it would be better to
reduce the angle of the support structure. It
was at an angle similiar to a high heel at first,
but this starts to get uncomfortable after an
hour and almost painful after 2 hours of standing.
I reduced the angle a lot and still get the same
effect. It is very comfortable. I could even imagine
walking a parade route in these feet on a cool
day. I slip my feet with shoes on them into the
spandex socks and strap them to the support structure
on the inside. Hats off to all the ladies who
wear high heels.
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