Impressive Liara T’Soni Costume

Liara T'Soni costume 1

Mass Effect’s Liara T’Soni can’t be an easy costume to tackle. The asari researcher’s jumpsuit isn’t exactly simple and then there’s the matter of her blue skin and head appendages. Dressing as her requires a prosthetic headpiece and a skilled hand with makeup. Jen of Soylent Cosplay has both of those things and made a Liara costume so good that she may as well have stepped out of the game.

Liara T'Soni costume 2

Photo by Captain Cosplay

She documented the building of the jumpsuit and boots at Facebook and took several photos along the way. She purchased 4-way stretch blue and white fabric and 2-way stretch mesh for the gray detailing on the costume. Like she points out, gathering lots of reference material is key. She used a pattern for the jacket and some of the armor pieces from Pillar of Dawn Studios and cut out pieces.

Liara T'Soni costume 3

She pinned them into place on a mannequin, including the stomach armor. Here’s how she made it:

Here’s a shot of how the stomach armor sat. Again, the original pattern gave the correct shapes. I cut them out in normal craft foam, then used rubber cement to glue the white fabric to the foam (there are really good tutorials on YouTube about it if you’re interested, especially the one by Emmabelish).
I originally wanted the armor to move like a carapace, with one piece moving over the other when I moved, but this made it too bulky, so I ended up sewing them all down on the top edge and through the center. I sewed them onto a blue piece of fabric that I had measured to be about an inch wider on both sides, and with a ‘tail’ that would wrap around the back.
They looked a little too plain then just like that, so I weathered them once I sewed the whole piece onto the bra, which I’ll go into on the weathering images.

Liara T'Soni costume 4

Liara T'Soni costume 5

See more pictures from the build in this Facebook album.

via Imgur

Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here:

Join Adafruit on Mastodon

Adafruit is on Mastodon, join in!

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Join over 36,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community!

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers –

Maker Business — “Packaging” chips in the US

Wearables — Enclosures help fight body humidity in costumes

Electronics — Transformers: More than meets the eye!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Silicon Labs introduces CircuitPython support, and more! #CircuitPython #Python #micropython @ThePSF @Raspberry_Pi

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Guardian Robot, Weather-wise Umbrella Stand, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — #NewProds 7/19/23 Feat. Adafruit Matrix Portal S3 CircuitPython Powered Internet Display!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.