|I love Elena and was planning this for Kitacon IV (for one of the nights), but since I am now attending FushiCon, I am going to try and get a version 1 of her done for then. She won't be 100% accurate, it will likely only be a 'closet cosplay', but I will improve on her and make her accurate for Kita.|
For the Friday of FushiCon.
Elena rose to fame on a reality television show and later starred in a show of her own; a documentary through which she explored ancient cultures. When she hears about American explorer Nathan Drake's search for Sir Francis Drake's coffin, she hunts him down and promises that her show will fund the trip if he agrees to allow her to film it.
Shortly after finding the coffin, their boat is attacked by pirates and they barely escape before it is destroyed completely. Returning to town, Elena is promptly abandoned by Drake and Sully. Angry and desperate to get her story, Elena hunts them down only to find herself teaming up with Drake to find the lost treasure of el Dorado.
Elena is a strong, resourceful woman more than capable of holding her own alongside Drake. She is abitious and determined and will stop at nothing to get her story.
Closet cosplay (Posted 22nd November 2011)
This was pretty simple and not entirely accurate - sadly shorts like Elena's are out of season and therefore difficult to source at short notice this time of year.
White top was from H&M - high ack, slightly racerback just like Elena's.
Pinkish purple top was from Primark - I'm pretty sure that she wears two different colour tops during the game - a blue-ish one before she reunites with Drake after Sully is shot and the one I based my top off which she wears from the plane crash scene.
I shortened the tops and sewed them onto one another so that I didn't need to keep adjusting it.
The 'shorts' were a pair of Superdry cargo pants that I got in a sale, which I shortened. They have a strange design on the seat of the pants, which you can only really see from behind, so they aren't completely accurate.
Black belt is from New Look.
The sandals are Gola walking sandals that I found on eBay. The stitching was originally pink so I coloured each stitch by hand, painted the pink panels on the side of the soles and removed the toggles on the front.
I did get some photographs, thanks to the lovely Leonie Heartilly (who also loaned me her Alice gun for the day ^_^), but won't be able to upload them until I sort out some computer issues (aka not having one that doesn't seize up everytime I open a program).
I don't think that I made that great an Elena - couldn't get comfortable with the fact that my face shape is completely wrong for her (something that never usually bothers me D=) - but I love her character and ended up wearing her all day and into the night :).