BioWare Set to Produce Fan’s Awesome ‘Mass Effect’ Character Hoodies

May 25, 2012 by  

GR Pick: Mass Effect Hoodies

Fans of Mass Effect may remember the work of Christine Schott, the designer who crafted a series of hoodies based on popular characters from the fan-favorite franchise. Schott designed several concepts and, after fan encouragement, submitted them to BioWare to see what they thought of the whole Mass Effect hoodie idea.

As it turns out, BioWare was impressed enough with the designs to give her a call yesterday and start organizing the hoodie production on an official level.

Of course, the designs from Schott are going to be used as a very early concept, and the final products may not end up looking anything like them. It also turns out that Schott won’t be designing the retail versions, but BioWare is willing to compensate her for the initial design concepts:

Chances are my hoodies are nowhere near the final product, afterall I’m no true designer and haven’t got the slightest idea what looks good on clothing and what doesnt. I just conceptualized the idea. they will be redesigning the hoodies, and will sell a few as a trial run, and if it goes well more hoodies will be added I’m sure.

While it’s far too early to guess which hoodies may be included in this early trial run, it’s probably a safe bet to assume that the more prominent characters will feature first, and that an official Shepard design will likely be thrown into the mix. It’s safe to say, though, that Schott certainly left the designers with plenty of base material to work with:

Mass Effect Hoodie Project(Click to Enlarge)

Prices have yet to be announced, but for unique designs like this you can expect to push out a fair amount of money – especially considering the BioWare Store prices. In all likelihood, however, we’re still months away from production. Thankfully, gamers have both the Rebellion DLC and the Extended Cut to keep them occupied this summer.

We’re very excited to see Schott get recognition from BioWare for her great work and are equally jazzed about the opportunity to get our hands on the official versions down the line. We’ll keep you posted when the BioWare designers bring the concept into a reality – and hopefully, retain the great visual flair produced by Schott.

Which of the Mass Effect hoodies will you be buying?

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Source: DeviantArt

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  1. This news is over a month old. Just saying.

    • Actually she submitted them to Bioware about a month ago. This article is about how they responded and will make some of the hoodies. You should probably read an article before you comment on it.

      Just saying.

      • Owned.

      • Dominated.

        • Intellectually bent over and beaten into submission. XD

          • you are probably dismiss of any form intelligence with a comment like this

      • You’re so fixated on trying to “own” me that you forgot to do proper research. It’s okay.

        Here is the BSN article: http://social.bioware.com/forums/forum/1/topic/355/index/11263821/1

        As you can see, it was updated over a month ago (which is when she posted that BioWare was taking on the project). Also, if you look at the comments on DeviantArt dating back to around April 27th-May 1st, you can see people commenting on the news and the ‘redesign’ by BioWare. Just saying

        • Here’s one of the comments if you don’t bother checking:
          “~Myridd Apr 28, 2012 Hobbyist Traditional Artist
          That’s awesome that it got picked up by Bioware! That’s the way to go!

          *celebrates*

          Now my problem is deciding which ones I would want to buy… -_- Cause I don’t think I can afford them all.”

          See the date?

          *raises hands, drops the mic, and backs out of the thread*

    • D, I’d give you a cookie if you read articles before commenting.

  2. I think this is great! Bioware is showing they really do value the creativity of their fans.

    P.S. I want that Legion hoodie.

  3. What about solving these gaps in ME3

    • Somehow, I doubt that the developers of game content are going to be the same folks designing game merchandise.

  4. the tali one looks the best cause she’s the only one who really wears a hood

  5. Her last name is actually Schott. No ‘y’.

  6. The fact that Bioware is going to change the designs seems like a bad thing. those look real good and real close to the in-game. If they redesign these, they’re likely give us lame versions. Like the Shep hoodie they have on the bioware store. the thing is $75 dollars plus tax and shipping, and it’s no better than what a “make your own custome clothing” booth in a mall could make for you with a $25 blank black hoodie and clothing design press and printer. A friend of mine got a N7 soft-shell jacket just like the one Bioware is selling for $70 made for $20, and it looks better and has better pockets.

    Calling it now, doomed to be a ripoff.

  7. Id give $60 for that Kasumi one right now as is 0_0

  8. Awww.. I like Schott’s designs. They’re the ones I want.
    I hope BioWare won’t change the designs too much. This whole compensation, and redesigning smacks of legal-speak for, “Here’s a check, thanks for the idea. No, you won’t be getting more checks, because now we own the designs, and will never use them.”

  9. This is awesome and amazing…..I can’t wait 4 the announcement of the sweaters up 4 sell. I WANT THE KAIDAN HOODIE SO BAD!!!!!!!

  10. Despite all of these comments about when the news actually broke, I have to say that these look really good. The printing is really intricate.

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