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Tali Zorah vas Normandy by MagpieLaughs Tali Zorah vas Normandy by MagpieLaughs
Autumn 2012 photoshoot - you can see an upgraded version in the gallery.


Tali - an enviro-suit wearing, engineering, shotgun-wielding best friend.

Black nylon-spandex bodysuit modified with:
- hand-dyed, hand-painted silver-swirled nylon-spandex sashes.
- hand-painted silver hexagons on heavy black moleskin appliques on chest and back.
- hand-painted grey elastic piping

Gloves and feet made with heavy black moleskin fabric, stuffed with polyfill, swirled purple and silver nylon-spandex appliques, wonderflex armour.

Chest belts of black elastic, hand-painted parachute-clip buckles, wonderflex and craftfoam roundels.

Shoulder armour made from craftfoam and wonderflex.

Waist belt of leather, found metal buckle, wonderflex and craftfoam oval buckle. Modified army surplus ammo pouches.

Upper-arm armour of modified sports wrist-guard with wonderflex.

Vambraces made from craftfoam, wonderflex and vinyl flooring.

Calf armour made of craftfoam and wonderflex.

Helmet (v 2.0 - I had a simple one for DragonCon that someone else made, I made an upgraded one myself in time for Edmonton) made of wonderflex, layers of sanded Bondo, filler primer and paint. Mouthpiece of found plumbing parts and sculptable plastic resin. One LED circuit.

Visor thermoformed transparent PETG plastic, dyed purple with iDye Poly fabric dye.

Engineer's Omni-Tool commissioned from Ammnra Creations.
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DemiDevl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Do you mind if I ask about how much water to iDye Poly you used (if you remember)? The color looks amazingly rich. I've recently run into the 'Rit dye no longer works for dying PETG plastic' problem. I found your great cosplay while searching for a solution. :)
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I would gladly tell you if I remembered... If it helps, I used one envelope and the pot wasn't super-full, deep enough to cover the mask, so maybe about 3 litres of water? I'll see if I can dig up any notes. Sorry it took so long to get back to you! I don't seem to get email notifications...

And thank you :)
DemiDevl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist
I managed to get it to work! Thank you for replying though. :) If I hadn't found your deviation page mentioning what you used and a few other mentions of this dye once I looked into it, I would have been sunk. All the old guides for Rit are useless now, haha. 

And no problem, it really looks great. I hope my cosplay turns out as nice as yours once I get my newly dyed pieces on my helmet! :)
MandoloreGreat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This pic is very impressive and well done.
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!
MadMapper Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aw shucks, thank you!
namesRUNdry Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done.
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much!
Rapidfyrez Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Real nice though the hands and feet are kinda awkward
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