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Gives Miranda her ME2 black battle-armor during the Priority Horizon mission in ME3. A completely self-contained mod, does not require Texmod or Texplorer to view the new outfit textures in-game.
UPDATE: Now has an additional mod to give Miranda her armor in the Armax Arsenal Arena in Citadel DLC.

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Important Note About This Mod And The Legendary Edition:
This mod MAY NOT under any circumstances be reverse-engineered, ported, or recreated for the Mass Effect Legendary Edition (or any future version of the franchise) without the expressed permission, knowledge, and involvement of its author, AVPen.

If you're like me, you probably wondered this during the first time you played through the Priority: Horizon mission in ME3:
"Why the hell is Miranda not wearing any combat armor?"

It seems like a pretty obvious thing for her to do, considering she's going on a solo-mission into a Cerberus facility (armed with Cerberus soldiers) to rescue her sister. Would any character in Mass Effect, especially one as intelligent as Miranda, knowingly go into such a situation without wearing the proper gear for it? The answer is "No, they wouldn't... they would wear their fricken' armor if they knew they were going into a probable combat situation".
Thankfully, ME2 once again provides a solution to this issue... in the form of Miranda's Alternate Appearance Pack battle-armor.

Update 4/17/15: Miranda - Arena Armor version
This is an additional mod for the Citadel DLC, which gives Miranda her black battle-armor for the Armax Arsenal Arena.
Just like the Horizon Armor mod, just drag and drop the "DLC_CON_MiriArmorCit" folder into the Mass Effect 3 DLC folder to install.

Required Files/Programs
This mod does require WarrantyVoider's DLC Patch files to be downloaded and installed in the "Mass Effect 3\Binaries\Win32" folder:
NOTE: The Miranda - Arena Armor mod does require the Citadel DLC.

Install Instructions
Just drag and drop the "DLC_CON_MiriArmor" folder into your Mass Effect 3 DLC folder (Mass Effect 3\BIOGame\DLC). :)

1. Really? I just drag and drop this into the game's DLC folder?
Yep. :)

2. No, seriously, I don't have to fiddle with Texmod and TPF files or try and and play around with Texplorer in ME3Explorer to replace textures?
Not at all :) This mod is using a new method of integrating custom textures into DLC-type mods without the need for Texmod or permanent texture replacement - all the new textures required for the character's new outfit are stored directly in the mod's DLC folder.

3. What if I don't like the mod, how do I get rid of it?
You just delete it from your game's DLC folder.

4. And it doesn't affect anything in the base game or the other DLCs?
Nope, the mod is entirely self-contained.

5. ... Really?
Really :)

Mod Compatibility
As of version 1.1, both the Miranda Horizon Armor and Miranda Arena Armor mods are now completely compatible with Texplorer and can be safely scanned and included in Texplorer's texture database. :)

Additional Information
Note: There is a single scene in Horizon where Miranda will not be wearing her new armor - it's the scene that plays on the monitor for Shepard of Miranda being attacked by Kai Leng (just after the monitor scene of Henry Lawson talking to the Illusive Man). The reason why this mod doesn't work on that video is because it's a rendered .bik video file that isn't influenced by model/texture changes, so that video unfortunately can't be changed.