In "Mass Effect 2," you have more control over Commander Shepard's appearance than you did in "Mass Effect 1." Even if you imported a character from "Mass Effect 1," you can still make changes. In the new system, when you move the feature-specific sliders in custom mode, you generate a unique alphanumeric code that signifies the choices you've made. You can share this code with others. Conversely, you can use someone else's code to get a look that someone else has already perfected. Making a gothic Commander Shepard is more about changing the hair and make-up options than the underlying facial features, so feel free to select whichever head, eyes, jaw, nose and mouth you like.
Start a new game.
Select "Custom Female."
Select "Custom Appearance."
Enter a code in the box below the appearance adjustment sliders.
Press return to see the results of the code.
Select "Accept" if you are happy with the results.
Move the skin tone slider all the way to the right for the palest skin colour.
Move the complexion slider all the way to the left for the clearest complexion.
Move the hair colour slider all the way to the right for black hair. For a less orthodox Goth look, move the slider all the way to the left and then two clicks to the right for really red hair.
Move the hair slider all the way to the right, then one click to the left for a tight bun. Three clicks to the left is also a nice up-do with a fancier twist.
Move the brow colour slider all the way to the right for black eyebrows.
Move the eyebrow slider all the way to the left for no eyebrows for a creepy, vampiric look. The farthest right position on the slider is a thicker, straight eyebrow if you don't want to go browless.
Adjust the make-up sliders. Move the blush slider all the way to the left for no blush. More the lip colour slider all the way to the right, then one click leftward for classic black lipstick. Two clicks to the left is cherry red lipstick, if you prefer. Move the eyeshadow colour slider all the way to the left and then one click to the right for a subtle black or five clicks to the right for a heavier black eyeliner and shadow look. Four clicks to the right is a heavy, red eyeshadow which adds some welcome colour while still keeping the severe Gothic look.