Highland artist sets sights on Comic-Con, beyond with ‘Mass Effect’ project

Holly Conrad’s garage in Highland has a pervasive smell of fiberglass, but she says she doesn’t even notice it anymore.

The 24-year-old artist has set up a studio there from which she hopes to launch her dream of designing costumes for movies. But in an industry in which traditional costuming has lost ground to computer-generated imagery, she needs her work to set her apart. That’s where Grunt, Tali’Zorah and Commander Shepard come in.

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