Hi Armchair commenters, I already did your job for you!
Things always come in threes, or so the old saw goes.
This is why you can only find bananas three to a bunch and quintuplets are actually triplets and a set of twins from the bizarro dimension.
And thus it is with my creative endeavors. First there was the Elder Lord Cthulhu. Then a zombie.
I figured it was finally time to create something to fight back, and who better than Commander Shepard the most dumped upon/exploded character in the Mass Effect universe.
Shepard was created slowly over a week while I battled with horrific pressure pain and an aching everything (for whatever reason I do some of my best work when being tortured by my own body or tripping on benadryl).
As a test oh we'll call it run, to see if I could even pull of my insane idea, I slapped some clay right onto her chest and got down to shaping it.
After getting the chest, legs, arms, shins and back done and taping them all together to see if it worked it was time to paint.
If not, that's what water's for.
Once I had all the numerous pieces of armor painted and safely stored for optimal freshness it was time for the Barbie body suit.
You'd think that if there were a time that the fabric store would be quiet it would be on the weekend of beer and beef but you'd be wrong. Mind terrifyingly wrong.
But the important thing is finding a fabric with the right texture. Something with a heavy weave, color doesn't matter. Don't worry you'll see.
But what is Commander Shepard without a gun? A very short game unless she went adept.
Since this is my Shepard I took back out the clay and gave her my favorite, the Viper Sniper Rifle.
My Tom Servo came out to help with the photoshoot. Well he is technically a very large mech that does occasionally explode.
After cutting her hair about as well as a five year old with a pair of safety scissors I thought she wouldn't bounce back.
But it turns out all that fear was realized in one easily removed piece, the Omni-Tool.
What, you thought I wouldn't try to make one?
I had a crazy idea to use resin. This involved first making a clay piece, making a mold of that and then learning just how infuriatingly sticky and stinky resin is.
Long story short, this is the end product which I do not like. Maybe one day I'll make something better but for now...
Though I did get one fucking awesome doll out of the deal.
ETA: I still had the dress that came with my Shep Barbie and could only think of one thing to do with it.