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Tali Zorah vas Normandy by MagpieLaughs Tali Zorah vas Normandy by MagpieLaughs
2013 photoshoot by Minty and Minty Cheesecake Photography.


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 craftfoam and 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.
Weapons, drink container, datapad, and crate by Moonbase Creations.
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janneway Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Very well done, great photo!
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the kind words! :)
snugglemittins111 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Wow! I have never seen such a great looking cosplay of Tali! You got every pattern of her clothes down to the diamonds on her chest. How did you do that?!?!?!?! Or rather find that?
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much - that's so nice of you to say!

The swirly pattern is online - I googled around until I saw one I liked. I printed it out to scale and then used that as a template to mark the fabric with graphite transfer paper (it's like paper that has chalk on it, it transfers markings where-ever you press down on it, like with a pen), and then I hand-painted the designs with silver fabric paint marker over top of those.

For the black hexagons I just drew up a pattern myself after looking at her outfit and then transferred it the same way to the fabric. I used silver sharpie markers instead of the fabric paint markers since they are not quite as bright.
snugglemittins111 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Amazing! I never knew you could do such things with cloth lol. How long have you been doing cosplay for?
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Over 10 years :-) Fabric stuff is my specialty. Thank you!
snugglemittins111 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Amazing talent! keep up the awesome work! If you ever come to salt lake comic con I know I will be taking pictures with you lol
TheArtributor Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good and cool pose for her.
GodzillaD1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
You look so amazing
MagpieLaughs Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the kind words :)
GodzillaD1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
You're welcome
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