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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 Featured By Owner 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! 
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MelodicMadness Featured By Owner 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!
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t1g3r717y Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry it took me so long to reply to you! I think I could manage the body suit, but I'm really stuck on how to approach the helmet. I don't have any background or tools to work with plastics or anything and I can't find anywhere online I could just buy the darn thing. How did you go about making yours?

(That said, if you made a tutorial for the whole process I would love you!)
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MelodicMadness Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The helmet is actually cast resin, sanded, then painted. it was a long and painful progress, and I don't have any of the supplies to show a tutorial for it, unfortunately! it was also pricey so i'm positive there is a better way to make one. This is my second helmet, actually. My first one was a rush job, and that was pretty much constructed with craft foam and cardboard, which, if done right, would actually make a really great helmet. i still haven't found the best material for the purple screen, but i might be able to give tips on the rest of it if you'd like, and do a faux-tutorial?
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t1g3r717y Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be awesome! I know a lot of people use pepakura to form the basic shell of the helmet (and I was thinking of doing that too) but the purple visor part seems just so impossible. Thank you so much! The foam/cardboard approach seems more doable.
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VampiressBlack Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
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
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MelodicMadness Featured By Owner 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.
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DeathDealerEve Featured By Owner 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 !
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MelodicMadness Featured By Owner 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. 
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Izzy-the-Rabbit Featured By Owner 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.
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