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Shep Style: Mass Effect Leather Jacket

A leather jacket (faux or real) is a perfect staple for your wardrobe because it goes with absolutely everything. Well, almost everything, please don’t pair it with leather pants.

Leather jackets are not only a great staple but also such an iconic part of style and characters across pop culture from Fonzie on Happy Days to the The T-Birds from Grease and even gaming with Commander Shepard from Mass Effect.  Now, you can truly dress like Shep with this limited edition leather jacket ($475) scheduled to ship in April from the BioWare Store. Pre-order now to reserve your jacket in the limited run of only 600. 



Mass Effect 3-style N7 armour breather helmet
Build time: 16 days
Build method: Pepakura paper model, made using thick foam
Build materials:

  • EVA foam panels
  • Superglue
  • Silicone sealant
  • Thin craft foam
  • 2x N7 embroidered patches
  • 2x pinwheel pin-holders for the “ears”
  • A frying pan spatterguard for the fine mesh (easy to cut with scissors)
  • Acrylic paints by Tamiya and Games Workshop
  • A transparent document file (for the visor)
  • Upholstery foam block, cut to strips to make the interior more comfortable

So it’s finally complete, bar a few possible improvements such as the addition of lights, which I may do for future cons.

Overall, I’m very happy with the result, though there are some small issues that will force me to think carefully about using this method for anything more elaborate. Certainly it’s made a hell of a mess of my house! (cleanup starts tomorrow!)

I look forward to wearing it at future cons.


O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
                         But O heart! heart! heart!
                            O the bleeding drops of red,
                               Where on the deck my Captain lies,
                                  Fallen cold and dead.
Supposed to be Shepard ascending the reaper beam thing to her death but whatever
edit: Fixed for mobile, added closeups
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