We can all agree that Mass Effect has some of the best cosplay out there. The level of difficulty is not for the faint of heart, especially when you decide to dress up as a Krogan, or pretty much any other alien from that universe. Just type in “Mass Effect Cosplay” into Google and you’ll get some of the best looks ever. But cosplay aside, there are other creative works out there by Mass Effect’s fans.
This first one comes from a Deviant artist who goes by Tankball. This person spent about four months putting a full-sized paper Jack together. You can see full-size pictures here. No Photoshop was used at all in the creative process. So what computer art program did Tankball use? Why Paint, of course. You can’t tell, but I just slammed my head against the desk. I can barely draw a cow without it looking like a speckled cat on Paint, and Tankball does this. You can see more pictures of Jack here.
Eityana is probably the go-to woman if you want to see what your favorite Mass Effect character would look like in small plush form. She hand sews each and every plush she makes, which is why her prices run super high. It’s worth it if you can get your hands on a mini Garrus. Sadly, however, nearly all of her Mass Effect plushes are retired with the exception of Miranda, Ashley, Female Shepard(s), Kaiden…pretty much just the humans really. Commence super, mega sad face…now.
Finally, Christine Schott (aka Lupodirosso on Deviant) thought up something that made all of us Mass Effect fans drool. Last year she designed a wide array of character hoodies, spanning from Legion to Kasumi to Kal’Reeger and beyond. The idea took off like wildfire within the Mass Effect fan community. Christine is an interesting case in where Treehouse, an online store run by Bioware, actually recognized her creativity and proposed a partnership to sell off her creations as an official, licensed property. Sadly, this has yet to pan out and we’ll likely not see its fruition any time soon, if at all. However, another crafter, Camilla Evans in the UK, swam with the idea and decided to make reversible character hoodies, based on Christine’s designs, through Etsy. As of writing this, Camilla’s storefront is currently unavailable due to a short hiatus. You can find all of Christine’s designs here.