'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)

Monster Hunter - Kirin & Barioth armor

Back on the 2nd of March we had a Monster Hunter photoshoot with Jeroen Weimar Photography. It was quite an intense photoshoot since it was only about 5 °C (41 °F) but thankfully Anne-Fleur from G&J Productions brought us blankets to put on during the breaks.

We’re really glad we got these photos of our Monster Hunter cosplays. Initially we made these cosplays for the Capcom Cosplay competition at Tsunacon 2014, we won that competition (AAAH STILL SO HAPPY!! WE NOW HAVE A PSVITA!!) and now we also have these photos. :D

Thank you so much to everyone who helped with this photoshoot!

Cosplay in progress - Momohime from Oboro Muramasa

A few quick updates on what I’ve been doing for my Momohime costume! :D First up are the glowing katana’s. I’ve never worked with resin, silicone, or wired up anything before so they are one big adventure but so far they’re looking pretty good. :D

The two next picturesets are my shoulder armor and the flowery hairpins (and me, haha xD). Both are made from Worbla and still need to be painted.

Last two picturesets are a preview of her sort-of-yukata-dress xD It’s fully lined with white linen, and I still need to handsew the white trims on the inside. Last picture is the sash and the bow! :D Still trying to decide whether I want to paint the flowers. They’re supposed to be more yellowish, but I adore this fabric and it looks so good already… hhuuurr decisions xD

We’re on the home stretch, should be able to finish this costume soon! :D