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Test shoot for my female Commander Shepard cosplay.

I've wanted to make FemShep for a while, but never really had the confidence in my armour making ability. Having tackled Fran though (a baptism of fire if ever there was one), I thought the time had come.

There are patterns floating around for the ME2 versions of Shepard, but I prefer her appearance in the third installment, which meant it was back to the drawing board. Consequently most of the patterns for my FemShep were done from scratch, but some were bastardised versions of Julian Bleeks' PDFs.

My undersuit is comprised of a black compression top and matching leggings rather than a wetsuit - I thought it'd be a bit easier to get in and out of. Otherwise, it's a traditional craft foam build. Black EVA foam floor tiles with some thinner, 2mm craft foam for detailing.

I didn't think that the foam alone was a good enough colour to leave unpainted, so everything has been sprayed with a few different coats of car paint. I think it gives a better, more metallic finish anyway, so I'm happy. In the end, it was built up with matt black as a base, then Ford Midnight Grey to get the metal effect. Dinks and weathering comes from a little aluminium colour.

Taken with Canon 60D
Photographer: Si Spencer
Model: Me
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
OMG!!!!!!...Kupo! this is really ,really awesome... :)  It looks perfect! and very profesional :) BTW did you make the gun also? As well looking GORGEOUS kupo :)
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much, it's my first non Final Fantasy costume. But FemShep is just too badass to not do. :)
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Leggings are a good idea, and would also be less hot! Man, this obviously took you forever, great work!
The aging on the N7 stripe is great, and the textures of the armor are very good. The metallic finish with teh matt black base was a great idea, looks good. :)
And finally, the pose and makeup look wonderful :heart:
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heh, yeah it was pretty intense making it. Got it finished the day before I was wearing it to a Con! But I'm so pleased with how it turned out, and I'm glad you liked it too. Thanks! :)
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Tarisha Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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KevinTheCrushinator Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done. A believable Commander Shepard. The quality is amazing!
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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KevinTheCrushinator Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course! My pleasure!
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N7Cha05hunt3r Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! You & Si should do a face off in the same picture where it looks like both of you are about to clash. Just a suggestion but the pictures still look great :D
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yeah, we're definitely going to be doing a shoot together, that will be great fun. :)
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N7Cha05hunt3r Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I can't wait :happybounce:  
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MarieNightsong Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very impressive! If i may. What did you use to seal the foam, and how thick was the foam you used for the arms and shoulders?
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's sealed with a water and PVA mix, same as I think the majority of people use. And the foam is about 6mm thick, 2ft square tiles. I got them off eBay, can give you the link if you like. :)
Glad you like the photo!
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MarieNightsong Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That would be great! Thank you!
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g1nobleteam Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Wow this is a pretty great version of Shepard, so nicely done!
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much indeed. :)
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Tonko Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is excellent. I don't know enough about building costumes to fully understand and appreciate your effort but DAMN the result is GREAT.
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. :) Glad you like it,  we tried hard to make it look good!
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pocketserrant Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Here I thought I wanted to be Commander Shepard, looking at this Shepard, I'd much rather follow.

Amazing job on the armor, I honestly don't think I've seen better.
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much indeed, I'm glad you like the suit. :)
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pocketserrant Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Off topic but if you don't mind it said, you make a striking redhead.  Was looking at your props too, your attention to detail is phenomenal.
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LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much. :) We try and get the props and things as accurate as possible, that's half the fun. :)
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