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Revamped Tali'zorah by MelodicMadness Revamped Tali'zorah by MelodicMadness
Look who finally got around to uploading photos from AX! //lazy//

My friend Mikel was amazing and took a lot of photos of my costumes for me. This is one of my favorite shots that she took.

If any of you remember my old Tali cosplay, then you probably see the improvements I've made. Brand new body suit (better materials and I hand painted the hexagon pattern on it) and I redid the trim on the hoodie, as well as making it fit better. The helmet was cast out of resin and the mouthpiece lights up when I talk.
And you know what? it's STILL not done. But it'll eventually get there haha.

Now here's some HILARIOUS that happened at the convention. Mikel and Kathryn were my escorts pretty much, especially Mikel. Apparently she looked like it too so this guy walks up....
Guy: //looks at Mikel// Can I take your picture?
Mikel: ...sure?
Guy: //turns to me and takes the picture. Turns back to Mikel// Thank you.
Mikel: Uh... you're welcome.
Me: ....Does he think I can't speak or something?
Mikel: Maybe I just look like your bodyguard.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy. I'll upload more photos if I get bored. :3

Costume made and worn by me.
Tali'zorah (c) Bioware
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t1g3r717y Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey! I was hoping to do a Tali cosplay and this is by far the most impressive cosplay of hers that I've been able to find. Do you have or would you mind making a tutorial or just giving some pointers? Thanks! I love deviantART! 
MelodicMadness Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!!
yeah, sure thing! is there anything in particular you need help on? also, i'm so sorry for the late reply!
This looks so amazing! I know this was uploaded ages ago, but I was wondering if you could tell me the fabric type you used for the hood. I am going to hopefully cosplay tali this year and I have found a cotton fabric which I can use, but I am not sure if cotton would fall right.

Thanks in advance!

Seriously jealous! If I make mine look half as good as yours I will be happy!

VB xxx
MelodicMadness Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much! i'm so happy to hear you like it :) I'm still doing improvements to it and I hope to rewear the new version soon!

as for the fabric, I used a cotton as well (with knit lining. knit falls very nicely). I think the cotton had a little bit of stretch one way, but it's very basic. so it should work well for you! play around with it and drap it to see how it falls but I think you're good.
DeathDealerEve Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excuse me i saw your awesome Tali cosplay, and i am wokring on my Tali cosplay at the moment,
Could you tell me out of what material the glass of her helmet is ?
I do not know any material I could ue for it !

Thanks !
MelodicMadness Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like my costume!
I found a purple motorcycle helmet face shield on ebay (it was just the plastic face shield so it was farely cheap) but it didn't have the best of a curve so it was a bit hard fitting into the frame of the helmet. 
Izzy-the-Rabbit Jun 7, 2013  Student Writer
What was the base you used for the entire thing? I'm planning on making it on my own, seeing as I'm not quite rich enough to purchase the entire thing online.

This will be my first time making most of a cosplay. Of course, I usually have a much less complex character outfit to work with.
MelodicMadness Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you mean, as a base? The bodysuit, I made a pattern and made it of 2 different fabric, then hand painted the hexagons on. Is that what you mean?
Izzy-the-Rabbit Jun 9, 2013  Student Writer
Yes, that is what I meant, thanks!
MelodicMadness Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, got it haha. No problem!
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