Name: Fem Shep
Series: Mass Effect 3
Variant: Blood Dragon Armour
In world Environment: land combat, space travel, set in the future on multiple planets, urban and undeveloped.
In world Role: commander of a team of specialists, combat.
Comparable real world environment: urban, wild environments, barren landscapes- lots of environmental challenges.
Comparable real world role: combat leader, astronaut, scout.
Real world interpretations (translated to different media): other cosplayers, paper craft- all unofficial resources, and so are personal interpretations.
Special properties of materials: durability, ballistic protection, freedom of movement including leaping and rolling on the ground or metal vehicles.
Comparable materials actually available:
flex: foam, wet-formed leather,
Protection: Fibreglass, wet-form leather
Appearance: sheet metal, fibreglass, vac-formed plastic
Safety: Wet-formed leather, foam
flex: stretch knits, stretch PVC, stretch vinyl
Appearance: woven metal mesh, carbon fibre
Safety/health: avoid overheating, full bodysuit from neck to ankles- use actual seams to help wicking of moisture.
Anything physics defying: the thighs do not hinge like that. Allows for legs to move out but not forward or back- the model stretches rather than shows the plates moving.
So flex is most important in all materials.
Resources: (I used both screen shot of my own character in game as well as model renders by “troodoon80” on DeviantArt.