Sorry for being gone so long. So much to report.
Cosplay: Carl and I finished our Mass Effect 2 Cosplays and attended Anime Matsuri in Houston last weekend. We walked away from the contest empty handed but got an amazing photoshoot with Mike Boike. This had to be one of the toughest builds I've ever done. A mixture of both cloth and hard props. I got help from my mom on the cloth. I think I might be able to do the next on my own now. Tali's helmet turned out just as I hoped. The vacuumforming of the visor was the most stressful thing I've done cosplay-wise. The entire photoshoot can be found at my cosplay groups DA page: http://shinkastudioscosplay.deviantart.com/
Art: Took a break on the art while I wos working on the props. But now I'm going to focus on portraits so I can try and help out with a charity that does portraits of dead soldiers.