I still remember the first time I played the mass effect series. I decided to try the trilogy as one huge game, so I played the whole adventure back to back. It took me about three weeks of regular gaming sessions to reach the end, and I have to say, out of all the characters I met through the adventure, the one that stuck to me the most was Miranda Lawson.
This character to me was the most intriguing of them all. She was not just capable and super hot, as she was engineered to be, but she was also smart, had an interesting backstory, and was a total badass in a fight, which made her a regular party member for me, and when that final mission came along at the end of the second game, where the stakes are high and Miranda’s life is on the line, along with everyone else in Shepard’s crew. I couldn’t bear the thought of losing her, so I did everything I could to ensure her survival throughout the final suicide mission of the game.
That’s how great Miranda Lawson is in the Mass Effect games. At least in my opinion. She brings so much to the table that I could talk about her for hours. From the initial cold interactions where she is all business, to how she warms up to Shepard as a leader, to how she begins to trust, and how her cold heart can eventually melt; meeting her is a rollercoaster that presents an amazing backstory.
Now, speaking of amazing, CosplayErotica has prepared for us a photo set with the gorgeous Vickie Brown, where she cosplays as the aforementioned Miranda Lawson, the gorgeous companion engineered to succeed, and I must say, they nailed this cosplay, as she not only looks like she can handle herself in a combat situation, but is also beautiful and incredibly capable, judging by how well she handles her weapon, which incidentally does look like the handguns used in the game, so that’s another detail that gets an A+ from me.
This set has a special place in my heart because, as Vickie Brown portrays this character, she manages to blur the line between watching someone cosplaying the character, and actually feeling that you are in the presence of said person, which is something I always admire about a cosplayer, and in this particular case, she takes it so far as to fulfill a specific fantasy of mine.
In my playthroughs, I often thought that the romance payoff appearing only at the end of the games was kind of lame, and I liked to imagine how things would be if the romance could be something that not only gets built throughout the game, but that also gets more fleshed out in between adventures, and this set gives me the opportunity to indulge a bit in that fantasy, specifically the following idea:
What if, in the heat of battle, Miranda sees that Shepard has lost focus, and decides to get him back on track in a very unique and unforgettable way?
As this photoshoot shows, Miranda could take a pause from fighting bad guys and remind Shepard what they are all fighting for, which in this set she does by slowly taking off her clothes, starting a mission of seduction that eventually sees her almost completely out of her suit to show Shepard why she is the best romance option in the game, as the stunning Vickie Brown teases us with her beauty in angles that let us see how awesome she is at cosplaying and how great she is at staying in character, even when most of her clothes are missing and she’s only wearing the essentials of the ensemble in moments that in no way affect her cosplay or the badass nature of her portrayal, and in fact increase it masterfully while she gets more playful, making this cosplay a perfect homage to the laser focus, beauty and irresistible presence that Miranda is known and loved for.