Lilith - Borderlands

Status :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013


Siren powers




Vault hunters




Mandatory lilith pose

More wig progress




An idea I've been toying with for a while now. Mainly putting this up so I can look in horror at how much I've already spent buying things for it to encourage me to make a start

In the end I used a bodysuit for the siren markings (I hate body paint) and cut up some old trousers for the chaps. The only thing I really had to make from scratch was the jacket.

My hopes are to make this, get some good photos and wear it a bit, then ruin it by turning it into the Borderlands 2 'Firehawk' outfit ^_^


PaperTiger posted on 20 January, 2013 - 21:53
wig styling's gone well!! ^_^ looking forward to see the rest m'dear

Zelvyne posted on 20 January, 2013 - 23:10
Thanks hun :) I was worried I'd cut the wig wrong ^_^' once I've coloured it I'm going to have to cement it all into place :p

poppingofresco posted on 18 February, 2013 - 20:41
looking good so far looking forward to seeing XD do you know when your planning it for?? XD

Zelvyne posted on 18 February, 2013 - 21:18
Thanks ^_^ Hopefully for May MCM if I'm going, if not probably some other time this year, so I can turn it into her 2nd outfit for next year :)

Limegreenjelly posted on 19 March, 2013 - 21:00
Good luck on the siren, shes one of my favourite characters out of the series.

poppingofresco posted on 25 March, 2013 - 20:01
wigs looking good XD

Ragepotato posted on 16 April, 2013 - 02:20
This is looking Siiiiick

Lady Bahamut posted on 2 June, 2013 - 14:03
Never played the series, but you look great! :D The wig really suits you :3

cowiee posted on 2 June, 2013 - 14:17
Amazing! I saw you both at expo! Brilliant cosplays!

Cavahn posted on 14 September, 2013 - 22:23
oOh wow! What an awesome lilith! Love the whole outfit! (: Amazing!

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Progress Journal

Post-expo (Posted 2nd June 2013)

Managed to get both my Lilith and my partner's Mordecai finished in time for expo. In the end I had to wear my back-up wig, so I'm hoping to do another photoshoot with the proper wig at some point.
I had great fun wearing this (and many thanks to the lovely people at the borderlands meet for making us feel welcome even though we had no idea what was going on), though a few bits (like the shinguard straps) fell apart, and Mordecai was held together with safety pins. The main problem was that the shinguards need more straps to stop them swinging round off my legs. I will fix all this when I come to cutting this up for the borderlands 2 version, which should be soon.
I also kinda want to cosplay Maya now too...

Outfit finished (Posted 15th April 2013)

Finally got on and finished this outfit today - painted the weapon thingy, put the straps on the leg guards, and painted the bodysuit. The bodysuit was a killer - it took a few hours to map and paint her tattoos, but I'm happy enough with how they've come out. The stomach area is wrong, and a lot of it will be hidden under clothing 'till I do the Borderlands 2 version, but it's still better than having to apply bodypaint each time I want to wear it. I also got a lot of weathering done.

Now I just have to decide whether I want a gun, and if so what...

The only bit I may need to beg people for help with is the wig - after a lot of rinsing the sharpie ink is still coming off :( Worst to the woart I suppose I'll have a pink forehead all day but it'd be nice if I can get it sorted.

Buttless chaps (Posted 8th April 2013)

Well, looks like I'll be going to May MCM this year, so I'm going to try to finish this in time (and also make Matt a Mordecai outfit) - erk.
Still, today I've got the jacket and buttlep chaps done, so I'm mostly through the main outfit - it just needs a lot of weathering.
Other than that, just the accesories, leg armour, and any gun I want. Still wondering how to do the siren marks - whether to use the bodysuit or just swallow my fear and use body paint...

Tops (Posted 22nd November 2012)

As I've been ill, I thought I'd start with the easy bit - modifying the two tops I bought off've ebay. I reckon it's gone pretty well, though I accidently cut the pink top too short - it's about an inch longer than where it meets the yellow top's zip. This won't be a problem till I try to do her Borderlands 2 outfit though, so I don't have to change it immidiately.
Some of the seams are hard to see, but I'm hoping that the weathering will affect these bits more and make them more obvious. Of course the whole lot will look much browner when it's weathered.