Replica Mass Effect Pistol Actually Folds

Optimistic Geometry creates replica cosplay weapons that actually “work”. Not in the sense that they fire lasers, but that they’re able to mechanically slide, recoil, light up and fold, just like D.Va and Commander Shepard’s do.

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Here’s his Mass Effect sidearm:

And here’s a recoiling, light-up Overwatch pistol:

You can see more of Optimistic’s work at his Facebook page.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

We’ve all realized that the collapsible weapons in Mass Effect are totally dumb, right? Like making them collapsible almost certainly takes up more space than if they didn’t.