I know, that title pun was an obvious reach, even for me - but I think I get a pass this time. Because like the rest of the world (or galaxy), I've had space on the brain for the past couple weeks. I know you know what I mean, come on - fine. Star Wars. I mean Star Wars, do I even have to say it? But while of course we're gonna keep rocking in a galaxy far, far away until the suns goes down, when I see a piece of fan-made awesome, especially from another long-time spacey favorite, I gotta share it, even if it's not what's making the planets go 'round. Good art is good art, regardless of fandom. But when it fits the sci-fi theme, that works out pretty nicely too.
So of course, while you won't find Garrus Vakarian lighting up the silver screen alongside the Jedi and Sith (yet - wouldn't that be an amazing crossover? A nerd-ramble for another day, maybe!) you might enjoy a Mass Effect side-order to your Star Wars main dish.
Say hello to this amazing Garrus cosplay project - looks like ME3 or at least post-Archangel time-period - courtesy of Red Nebula Cosplay. The group's Facebook page has the following description, and it's clear that the work is indeed a labor of love:
The masks, props, and costume work of Sarrah (and sometimes Robbie) Wilkinson. Specializing in creatures and aliens of all kinds, but especially turians!
Red Nebula Studios is a fantasy art studio, which also dabbles in costumery - if you can call an obsession with cosplay mere "dabbling"! Here, you'll find Sarrah Wilkinson's Garrus Vakarian cosplay, as well as many other past (and future!) projects.
The photos showcased in this particular shoot and article are courtesy of Sam Mort Productions, and included a pretty major event - the 2014 Cosplay Party. Here, Red Nebula brought Garrus as their main event, and the results were stellar. You can check out a gallery with a ton more images here, as well as some group shots with a stunning constellation of talented cosplayers!
I've collected just a few of my Garrus-only favorites here for some easy enjoyment. Scroll away, and check out some more alien awesomeness!
And finally - Merry Late Christmas!
Lastly, my usual disclaimer - as always, thank you so much for reading, and please keep all commentary respectful. Remember that (despite how it may look this time) the artist is a human like you, who does it all on their own time, for the love of the art and the characters. Rock on, and see you again real soon!