~The story of Shepard and wigs~
I have never had much trouble with wigs, they never got lost, they were always the right colour, never of terrible quality.. UNTIL SHEPARD.
The first wig was bright red. Bright freaking lighthouse red. I knew it was going to be awful before I had even taken it out of the bag. I tried to dye it with the alcohol/ink method, ended up staining my entire room and floor, but the wig came out unscathed, not even 1 hue difference. *facepalm*
The second wig was much darker, almost purple-y so. I had seen a couple other Shepard cosplayers with this kind of wig but it just kept bothering me every time I put it next to the reference (also it sorta made me look like a prostitute, and not in a good way).. so I bought another one, crying, hoping and praying that this time it would be alright.
And when it arrived, at first I was delighted - the copper colour was exactly what I was looking for - but then I saw them. Bright yellow streaks, only coming from the front/top, and seriously a kind of yellow that would make a banana jealous. AJKLAJJHFIJFIOAFOP WHY
I sharpied those *****es to the right shade, washed the wig, and cut and styled it. The rest is in the image. X___x Ughgg. It’s just going to have to do. I refuse to buy any more wigs for you, Shepard! xD

~The story of Shepard and wigs~

I have never had much trouble with wigs, they never got lost, they were always the right colour, never of terrible quality.. UNTIL SHEPARD.

The first wig was bright red. Bright freaking lighthouse red. I knew it was going to be awful before I had even taken it out of the bag. I tried to dye it with the alcohol/ink method, ended up staining my entire room and floor, but the wig came out unscathed, not even 1 hue difference. *facepalm*

The second wig was much darker, almost purple-y so. I had seen a couple other Shepard cosplayers with this kind of wig but it just kept bothering me every time I put it next to the reference (also it sorta made me look like a prostitute, and not in a good way).. so I bought another one, crying, hoping and praying that this time it would be alright.

And when it arrived, at first I was delighted - the copper colour was exactly what I was looking for - but then I saw them. Bright yellow streaks, only coming from the front/top, and seriously a kind of yellow that would make a banana jealous. AJKLAJJHFIJFIOAFOP WHY

I sharpied those *****es to the right shade, washed the wig, and cut and styled it. The rest is in the image. X___x Ughgg. It’s just going to have to do. I refuse to buy any more wigs for you, Shepard! xD

'Tell me about, ' Shepard grunts, rubbing her aching side, 'tell me about you.'

'Me?' the asari laughs. 'Most of what I can tell you, you can find in history books. Do you really want to hear a life story that lasts nearly ninehundred years?'

'And the planning for the next hundred, yeah.'

'Well, that last part is easy.' She laughs, but there is sorrow in her eyes.

'Is it?' Shepard doesn't pick up on it, and instead empties her glass. 'How many of these were on the house?'

Story link: Mass Effect - The Bar | FanFiction

Because Sophie is too shy to share this herself, I’ll do it for her!

I really am a fan of Mass Effect but I never got as much in to ‘the feels’ as Sophie did. Until I read this story that she wrote….

So many tears! The feels suddenly hit me like a brick stone wall!

I hope some of you here will read this short story and enjoy it as much as I did. ^^

~ Liza

Figuring-out-how-to-make-armor-post :D

First time fooling around with Durafoam and Plastiform, which are just amazing materials. I finally feel like I know how to handle them now, after making this test piece. Tried to make as many mistakes as possible with this one (and it shows, haha xD) so that those mistakes won’t happen on the actual armor pieces. :3

Now it’s time for patterning and starting to build all the armor! *__*

The most amazing thing happened this morning! ♥

We received a message from Mike Inel with this amazing drawing that he had made. This drawing was based on a cosplay picture of us cosplaying his designs of the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3!

Haha this is so unbelievable!

We found his awesome designs some time ago and just really wanted to make them irl. The first image we stumbled upon that inspired us was this one: Console War

And now he made fanart of us! :D

We’re both very flattered and happy and we just really wanted to share this with all of you!

I (Liza/Xbox 360) have been following Mike Inel’s work ever since I saw his ‘Draw with Me’ video on Youtube. I don’t think I ever expected him to ever draw ME back then!! Haha ♥ ♥ ♥

Here you can find the drawing on Mike Inel’s deviantArt: http://fav.me/d7py7xx

The original photo (which can be found here: http://fav.me/d613eu7) was taken by Jeroen Weimar.

For more pictures of us as the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 you can check out this earlier tumblr post of ours: Xbox 360 & Playstation 3 cosplay photos

The last convention is barely over and I’m already working on more ;) I made a step-by-step for our facebook page explaining the material Plastiform and all the cool stuff you can do with it. :D (No sanding, it’s so great)

And above that is some progress of my undersuit for Commander Shepard from Mass Effect. I can’t believe this is really happening, I’m so happy to be cosplaying her it’s just akandkjskajsgke I GOTTA DO MY BEST

Liza and I are being sponsored for this project by Minque, who will be providing us with all the thermoplastics we need, and basically enable us to do these costumes, which would’ve otherwise been impossible for us. We’re so STOKED x3 Minque’s materials are absolutely stunning and we’ll try to do our very best with them. For now, undersuit! It needs some tweaking still, but the different textures of the fabrics (close up on the right) is working out nicely. :)

Hopefully more soon! :) (such as.. wig *__* it’s soaking in dye right now)