Costume :Songbird
Source :Bioshock Infinite
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013

Costume Photos

on stage


take me home


my protector



im sorry

im coming to get you!

my lamb




Costume Information

Cost : lots

started planning and gathering materials

my aim is to get this done for may but if not will defo be ready for Ayacon


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A very ballsy proget best of luck to you, there a lot of Elisabeths that need looking after.

by pepperwithapen on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 09:58

Cannot wait to see this!!.

I'll be cosplaying Booker on Sunday or Saturday.

A photoshoot would be sooo epic !!

by StarDriver on Saturday, 23 March, 2013 - 00:21
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Awesome!! I really can't wait to see this cosplay!

by Kata-san on Sunday, 31 March, 2013 - 01:05
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Woah looks amazing so far!!

by ToroSonyCat on Saturday, 20 April, 2013 - 20:42
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Oh wow! Can't wait to see how this turns out!

by Moonchild on Sunday, 21 April, 2013 - 12:31
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I salute you for taking on this project. Great idea, can't wait to see this!

by ST212 on Monday, 22 April, 2013 - 13:32

With Bioshock Infinite now out, I expected there to be people making cosplays of Elizabeth and Booker. But the Songbird? Some definite kudos to you for taking it on. And good luck on meeting your May "deadline". I'm sure many of us will be keeping an eye out for you if you make it, myself included!

by Origin on Tuesday, 23 April, 2013 - 11:01

I will need to be on the lookout for this. first time so far i see someone attempt it.

by CyanideCustard on Thursday, 2 May, 2013 - 18:29
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Holy mother of god I MUST get pictures! Super awesome!!!!

by otakugirl on Friday, 3 May, 2013 - 21:34
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Wow, just wow, I'm fully impressed and hope to see it later this month! I'm so going to get around to a not-Elizabeth or Booker costume for October, so nice to see something so great from the series made up :)

by Andrew Armstrong on Saturday, 4 May, 2013 - 19:13
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Wow, the progress so far is great - best of luck finishing it. That head looks fantastic

by Zelvyne on Monday, 6 May, 2013 - 08:16
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Can't wait to see this finished :)

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 6 May, 2013 - 15:40
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This is looking awesome. I don’t know how you are going to survive in this if it is as hot as it was at the last May Expo

by ArcaneArchery on Monday, 6 May, 2013 - 20:09
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* A * So can't wait to see it finished. I hope I see you at Aya!

by Chain Toxin on Monday, 6 May, 2013 - 21:35
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This will be amazing~!

by Augmented Queen on Monday, 6 May, 2013 - 22:00
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omg, all these progress pictures! Unbelievable! O:

by cowiee on Monday, 6 May, 2013 - 22:10
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This is looking amazing so far! I can't wait to see the finished result. If you're taking it to Ayacon I will hopefully be cosplaying Elizabeth so I will have to get a photo with you :D

by Luminescence on Monday, 6 May, 2013 - 23:58
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This is looking awesome :) How much do you think your movement is going to be restricted while you're in it?

by Manjou on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 09:20
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Progress is looking AMAZING <3

by Moonchild on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 16:51
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The progress is looking really great, nice job on the details so far :)

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 18:37
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This is awesome!!

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 18:41
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There are no words...gods this is so amazing!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 18:44
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by Freyarule on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 20:01
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Oh wow! The progress on this is amazing

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 21:25
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Thank you for all the wonderful comments! It's nice to have so many and I haven't even finished it yet!

by Fizzykat on Thursday, 9 May, 2013 - 09:19

Can't wait to see it finished. There's only 2 weeks to go!

by on Saturday, 11 May, 2013 - 11:11
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holy crap. OH MY GOD. this looks amazing SO DAMN AMAZING. i NEED to find you for photos!!!! omgggg. which day is this for?? I am crying at how epic this is. you are my hero <3 <3 <3 OMGGGG. *dies*

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 12 May, 2013 - 21:15
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Totes amazeballs!

by Ikkaku-kun on Saturday, 18 May, 2013 - 11:39
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I've been watching the progress on this, and WOW!! It looks so good, it's guna have such a nice finish to it, can't wait!

by Siouxsie James on Sunday, 19 May, 2013 - 08:25
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this is looking EPIC XD

by nanahara on Sunday, 19 May, 2013 - 16:58
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So epic!! Really hope I see you guys at expo!!

by Moonchild on Sunday, 19 May, 2013 - 22:03
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Absolutely Stunning!

by Kitticus on Monday, 20 May, 2013 - 17:51
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This is stunning. There are NO words, I am speechless. I cant begin to express how flawless and epic this is - you have done it complete justice. You should be so, so SO proud :) !

by Plasticsharkattack on Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 14:16
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This was totally epic X3 I didn't really get to see it close up but it looked really cool in the masq! Me and even my brother (who doesn't normally get impressed by anything) were surprised you didn't win anything for it!

by Lady Bahamut on Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 14:38
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Epic! This is an amazing display of talent. Great work =D

by Kacela on Friday, 31 May, 2013 - 20:59
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Well done on this, you did a fantastic job! :D

by V_Ortenzi on Saturday, 1 June, 2013 - 09:04
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Excellent stuff, I just caught a glimpse of this at expo.

by KhaosKreator on Saturday, 1 June, 2013 - 20:27
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I remember seeing you partly dressed and hoping to catch a photo of you later, but we didn't cross paths again! Wish we had though, this costume makes me lose all cognitive function it's that good! Be super mega proud! :D

by TheGrackle on Wednesday, 12 June, 2013 - 15:24
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This is gorgeous. So my dedication to hand sewing - definitely worth it as it looks amazing.

by gaming_goddess on Wednesday, 26 June, 2013 - 05:43
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This is amazing!

by Leadmill on Friday, 9 August, 2013 - 19:27
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Absolutely amazing!
This cosplay really is just perfect and looks the part :3

by Kitticus on Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 12:29
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I saw this at Expo. It was awe-inspiring and terrifying in equal measure. Amazing work!

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 21 October, 2013 - 10:23
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This is absolutely stunning! You did a fantastic job!

by BlueberryTale on Thursday, 24 October, 2013 - 13:44
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This is so amazingly cool!!

by Greenstar88 on Wednesday, 11 December, 2013 - 20:05

Shopping List

wonderflex 1 large sheet £30.00Bought
Brass d rings£5.00Bought
Brass rivets x100 15mm£12.00Bought
Brass rivets x100 10 mm£8.00Bought
Lights for eyes£10.00Bought
leather thread 3m£9.30Bought
black leather cord 8mm£5.20Bought
antique brass grommets 1.5" x8£4.20Bought
flexible fabric covered hose£15.00Bought
brass poles or similar£15.00Bought
black leather 4-5mtr£20.00Bought
brown leather 2-3mtr£15.00Bought
canvas fabric 4-5mtr£12.00Bought
Brass curtain rings£6.00Bought


Body progress (Posted 19th May 2013)

The body is entirely hand stitched! I have very sore fingers now :( but it was worth it!! Also attached the metal edge which I made from worbla and added rivets

Wings are complete, (Posted 19th May 2013)

Finally completed the wings they are upside down in the picture but you can see how massive they are!! They are currently folded too!

The claw!!!! (Posted 18th May 2013)

Here is one foot, they are attached directly to the leather trousers. The claws are made from wood and the sprayed gold and black. There is a boot inside with I sprayed and carved expanding foam on to make them bigger and the correct shape. I then hand stitched the leather around. I love this costume as the more hand made it looks the better! As the songbird was a man made creature after all.

Wing progress 3 (Posted 12th May 2013)

Just a bit of hand stitching needed to finish these off and then I need to hide the green foam lol

Wing progress 2 (Posted 12th May 2013)

This fabric is far too clean and nice for songbird wings!!! Time to burn them with my heat gun!

Wing progress 1 (Posted 12th May 2013)

I started by drawing around my frame directly onto the fabric, I then sewed the pockets in for the poles.

Arms (Posted 12th May 2013)

Here are the arms! I've added the groumets and hand sewn it all together

Kawwww!!! (Posted 12th May 2013)

This will look great once the legs and arms are added!

Back (Posted 12th May 2013)

Pictures of back, still need to add other details

More body progress (Posted 12th May 2013)

Adding the brown leather.

Body (Posted 10th May 2013)

Lots of hand stitching!

trying on the head (Posted 7th May 2013)

i need to add some eye holes, it look extremly uncomfortable but actually when you have it on its not too bad at all :)

wing frame weathered (Posted 7th May 2013)

im pretty happy with this, depending on what time i have i might add more details

Wing frame progress (Posted 6th May 2013)

Been painting in the beautiful sunshine today

wings folded (Posted 5th May 2013)

the wing frame is attached to some wood to hold it together, I have also added some spare resin gems I casted for another costume for detail, just needs a couple more deails adding before painting and sewing on the fabric. this photo shows the wings folded

claws (Posted 5th May 2013)

finished my hand claws!!

those things.. (Posted 5th May 2013)

not sure what they are but added the giant nail head things with the leather wire coming out

back (Posted 5th May 2013)

back harness progress, this has been all hand sewn, takes londer but I can ensure it fits tight to the frame

more progress (Posted 5th May 2013)

more rivets added, hose attached with plug and back started with harness

Head nearly complete (Posted 1st May 2013)

Got carried away tonight and nearly finished the head, I had to put lots of screws in to keep it on. I then added the eyes which can change colour from yellow to red with a remote

Head (Posted 28th April 2013)

The head is a wire frame attached to a backpack for a harness, the head is also supported with plastic poles. I then added the leather by hand sewing it to the frame, I hand hand sewed in the leather stitches along the sides

Hose (Posted 28th April 2013)

The hose I bought was clear so I have sprayed it with a mixture of gold and black paint

Eyes paint job and rivets (Posted 28th April 2013)

Finished the eyes

New paint job - beak (Posted 28th April 2013)

Finished the paint and weathering on the beak

New paint job - claws (Posted 28th April 2013)

I have resprayed my claws and weathered them a bit so they are the correct colour

Claws (Posted 23rd April 2013)

These are made from worbla too, it's amazing stuff my new favourite material I think

Gold (Posted 23rd April 2013)

I have sprayed it gold, then I will weather it using dry brush,

Face (Posted 23rd April 2013)

His beak is made from worbla which I have stuck to a bowl to make the shape of his head

Wing progress (Posted 21st April 2013)

I cut the wing frames from wood and then attached the plastic pipes ready for the canvas, they are massive!!!! Maybe too big?

Sneak peak (Posted 20th April 2013)

Here is songbirds cracked eye, I have made a lot of progress but want to keep my cards close to my chest with this one, more progress pictures will be up closer to completion

difficult!! (Posted 17th March 2013)

this costume is so hard to start without decent reference pictures! ive pre ordered the songbird edition of the game so i will have a excellent figure to use as a reference. ive also pre ordered the artbook. but its taking so damm long for the game to be released!!! hurry up!! :)