Little known fact; this is actually Jim Cummings singing.
Pretty sure I read that Jeremy Irons had laryngitis and his recording had to be heavily blended with a recording of Jim Cummings for the final result.
For the record, Jim Cummings is the voice of Winnie the Pooh.
Outfit: Battle-damaged Commander Shepard (Paragon, male)
Source: Mass Effect 2
Build Time: ~6 months spread over 2 years
Primary build material: EVA Foam
Check out/follow my Tumblr for more info on how it was made.
Gentlemen. This is what rape culture is like:
Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a regular watch. Have you ever given a Rolex to anyone else? Is it possible you wanted to be mugged? Why didn’t you wear long sleeves to cover up the Rolex if you didn’t want to be mugged?
And then after that, everywhere you go, there are constant jokes about stealing your Rolex. People you don’t even know whistle at your Rolex and make jokes about cutting your hand off to get it. The media doesn’t help either; it portrays people who wear Rolexes as flamboyant assholes who secretly just want someone to come along and take that Rolex off their hands. When damn, all you wanted was to wear a nice watch without getting harassed for it. When you complain that you are starting to feel unsafe, people laugh you off and say that you are too uptight. Never mind you got violently attacked for the crime of wearing a friggin time piece.
Imagining all that? It sucks, doesn’t it.
Now imagine you could never take the Rolex off.
As of today, June 1st 2013, the outfit is now complete! It took around 16 months and a cost of about £175 ($265), but that includes the tools which account for a fair bit of the cost.
Most of all though, I’m just happy to be finished! I want to thank everyone who have encouraged me in comments and messages throughout the build.
In addition, I’ve managed to lose 50lbs during the build and I’m still losing weight.
I’ll be posting more pictures over the next few days, I hope people enjoy seeing them!
Someone I follow on Tumblr (Cafeulg, check out his page here: http://cafeulg.tumblr.com/) recently posted this picture of Mark Meer at the London MCM Expo (for those who don’t know, Meer is the voice of Commander Shepard).
It’s actually made me feel a lot better at my costume so far, as I think I’m pretty close, save for a few details that I’ll be adding in before the con.
What do others think?
I love Marks Paragon/Renegade paint scheme XD
You’re pretty close dude, how have to connected the back part to the front part of the armour? clips?
It’s connected in two ways. Under my arms is a thick elastic band, and over my shoulders are straps with clips. The straps go through loops underneath the shoulders to keep those in place.
You gonna be wearing your Garrus suit at Ayacon? It’d be great to get a picture of the two of us!
Best ebay purchase. #Sonic #SonicTheHedgehog #BurgerKing #90s #retro #sega
I had several of these. I remember them because as a Sonic fan as a kid, in the UK anyway, you couldn’t get Sonic action figures. These were the closest I ever got.
Not really a question I guess. Just wanted to say your work looks really great! I can appreciate a good prop/costume maker. I'm actually in the process of making a prop so I'm out looking for other people I can follow.
Thanks for the encouragement! :) I look forward to see whatever it is you’re making.
Carved out the niche and glued in my N7 patch to the chest tonight. All that remains now is the battle damage for the front and back section, and one or two very minor modifications to make it easier to move in the suit.