|Mainly making this to go with Arphrial as Booker DeWitt, my fancy kidnapper. But it appears to have become a bit more of a project than anticipated haha :V|
When I first made Elizabeth the game wasn't out, so references were horribly inconsistent, haha! I was pretty lucky though and she still ended up quite accurate, but it was terribly rushed so I thought she deserved remaking!
The first attempt for SunnyCon was made from some kind of navy cotton, of which I had hardly any fabric and struggled to make it look any good, hah! In May I remade her outfit for both a photoshoot and to rewear at AyaCon out of blue cotton velvet which is much more accurate to the game references and hangs so much better than the first one!
|Lace & Trims||£8.00||Bought|
|Ivory Duchess Satin||£5.00||Bought|
Remaking Elizabeth.. already..! (Posted 19th April 2013)
I'm currently netless so this update is coming from my phone, haha!
So, I rushed this for SunnyCon, and used fabric I had around the house. It looked alright but geez it wasn't accurate at all, so I'm totally remaking it. The corset is staying, but the dress, bolero, underskirt etc is all getting remade \o/
It'll be made from velvet and to match the game references, woop! And Booker can be fixed up and we can do an awesome shoot too before rewearing them for AyaCon!
Booker (Posted 21st March 2013)
Yes I am hideously unattractive in these pictures
Just showing some last-minute progress on Booker! The shirt is modified to add the collar (which needs positioning upwards... and is inaccurate too guh) and the cuffs still need to be added too. The holsters also need making :( BOO
There's not even much to be done on these costumes, but it's taking ages!! I still need to fix the bodice and underskirt for Elizabeth too...
Completed Choker (Posted 20th March 2013)
And thus the choker is done! After painstakingly drawing the patterns on the collar (and most of them looking alright...) it's about as done as it's going to get before SunnyCon at least!
It looks a lot nicer actually ON, and the uneven shapes are less noticable that way haha..
Choker Progress (Posted 16th March 2013)
The choker was the bit I was dreading, but it's turning out alright!
The reference for the choker I was following was the large render artwork of Elizabeth, where it's a blue band with lace and a songbird emblem. Here's my attempt so far.. the band still needs painting with the white detailing, but it's getting there!
The emblem isn't exact, and the paint job is a bit meh due to my awful paint skills, but I think it looks alright so far! The cameo base isn't great either, but it was the best I could find on that scale without being an oval. I think it looks alright! The songbird was shoddily cut out with a pin in fimo :x
Hoping to get this done soon, then it's just a few touches on the dress and the petticoat to do for Elizabeth!
Coming togetherrrr (Posted 13th March 2013)
So, progress at last! A day's work but it's getting there..! Forgive the bad hair and lack of makeup, haha.
The bolero is done, just needs pressing and buttons on the cuffs. The skirt needs attaching to the bodice and it all needs hemming, lace adding then the zip fitting but once that's done the dress is finished!
All in all it's a bit rushed and it's not all that accurate, but I think it's came a long way from being a pile of not quite enough fabric like it was earlier, heh. The sleeves had to be made in 4 sections to ensure they'd FIT, since there were no pieces of fabric left big enough to get them out fully!
I still need to make a petticoat, but I need more lace for that ;x and the choker needs making, but I need the cameo base before I can start that.
So far it's not too shabby, now I just need to get a move on to work on Booker for Arphrial before the deadline!
FFFFF--- (Posted 13th March 2013)
I thought I had about 2.5-3metres of blue fabric for the dress, but as it turns out, I only had about 2. When making a long blue dress and bolero, this is a bit of a disaster.
So somehow I've made the sleeves in 3 parts and I *THINK* it's going to work!!
That or it'll end up burned by the end of today. Yay