Songbird - Bioshock Infinite


started planning and gathering materials

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

pepperwithapen posted on 19 March, 2013 - 08:58
A very ballsy proget best of luck to you, there a lot of Elisabeths that need looking after.

StarDriver posted on 22 March, 2013 - 23:21
Cannot wait to see this!!. I'll be cosplaying Booker on Sunday or Saturday. A photoshoot would be sooo epic !!

Kata-san posted on 31 March, 2013 - 00:05
Awesome!! I really can't wait to see this cosplay!

ToroSonyCat posted on 20 April, 2013 - 19:42
Woah looks amazing so far!!

Moonchild posted on 21 April, 2013 - 11:31
Oh wow! Can't wait to see how this turns out!

ST212 posted on 22 April, 2013 - 12:32
I salute you for taking on this project. Great idea, can't wait to see this!

Origin posted on 23 April, 2013 - 10:01
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!

CyanideCustard posted on 2 May, 2013 - 17:29
I will need to be on the lookout for this. first time so far i see someone attempt it.

otakugirl posted on 3 May, 2013 - 20:34
Holy mother of god I MUST get pictures! Super awesome!!!!

Andrew Armstrong posted on 4 May, 2013 - 18:13
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 :)

Zelvyne posted on 6 May, 2013 - 07:16
Wow, the progress so far is great - best of luck finishing it. That head looks fantastic

Siouxsie James posted on 6 May, 2013 - 14:40
Can't wait to see this finished :)

ArcaneArchery posted on 6 May, 2013 - 19:09
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

Chain Toxin posted on 6 May, 2013 - 20:35
* A * So can't wait to see it finished. I hope I see you at Aya!

Augmented Queen posted on 6 May, 2013 - 21:00
This will be amazing~!

cowiee posted on 6 May, 2013 - 21:10
omg, all these progress pictures! Unbelievable! O:

Luminescence posted on 6 May, 2013 - 22:58
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

Manjou posted on 7 May, 2013 - 08:20
This is looking awesome :) How much do you think your movement is going to be restricted while you're in it?

Moonchild posted on 7 May, 2013 - 15:51
Progress is looking AMAZING <3

Alias Cosplay posted on 7 May, 2013 - 17:37
The progress is looking really great, nice job on the details so far :)

Frederica la Noir posted on 7 May, 2013 - 17:41
This is awesome!!

sjbonnar posted on 7 May, 2013 - 17:44
There are no words...gods this is so amazing!

Freyarule posted on 7 May, 2013 - 19:01

Sephirayne posted on 7 May, 2013 - 20:25
Oh wow! The progress on this is amazing

Fizzykat posted on 9 May, 2013 - 08:19
Thank you for all the wonderful comments! It's nice to have so many and I haven't even finished it yet!

Anonymous posted on 11 May, 2013 - 10:11
Can't wait to see it finished. There's only 2 weeks to go!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 12 May, 2013 - 20:15
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*

Ikkaku-kun posted on 18 May, 2013 - 10:39
Totes amazeballs!

Siouxsie James posted on 19 May, 2013 - 07:25
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!

nanahara posted on 19 May, 2013 - 15:58
this is looking EPIC XD

Moonchild posted on 19 May, 2013 - 21:03
So epic!! Really hope I see you guys at expo!!

Kitticus posted on 20 May, 2013 - 16:51
Absolutely Stunning!

Plasticsharkattack posted on 31 May, 2013 - 13:16
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 :) !

Lady Bahamut posted on 31 May, 2013 - 13:38
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!

Kacela posted on 31 May, 2013 - 19:59
Epic! This is an amazing display of talent. Great work =D

V_Ortenzi posted on 1 June, 2013 - 08:04
Well done on this, you did a fantastic job! :D

KhaosKreator posted on 1 June, 2013 - 19:27
Excellent stuff, I just caught a glimpse of this at expo.

TheGrackle posted on 12 June, 2013 - 14:24
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

gaming_goddess posted on 26 June, 2013 - 04:43
This is gorgeous. So my dedication to hand sewing - definitely worth it as it looks amazing.

Leadmill posted on 9 August, 2013 - 18:27
This is amazing!

Kitticus posted on 17 October, 2013 - 11:29
Absolutely amazing! This cosplay really is just perfect and looks the part :3

PandoraCaitiff posted on 21 October, 2013 - 09:23
I saw this at Expo. It was awe-inspiring and terrifying in equal measure. Amazing work!

BlueberryTale posted on 24 October, 2013 - 12:44
This is absolutely stunning! You did a fantastic job!

Greenstar88 posted on 11 December, 2013 - 19:05
This is so amazingly cool!!

wonderflex 1 large sheet
canvas fabric 4-5mtr
brown leather 2-3mtr
black leather 4-5mtr
brass poles or similar
flexible fabric covered hose
antique brass grommets 1.5" x8
black leather cord 8mm
leather thread 3m
Lights for eyes
Brass rivets x100 10 mm
Brass rivets x100 15mm
Brass d rings
Brass curtain rings

Total cost: £0.00

19th May 2013

Body progress

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

19th May 2013

Wings are complete,

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

18th May 2013

The claw!!!!

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.

12th May 2013

Wing progress 3

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

12th May 2013

Wing progress 2

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

12th May 2013

Wing progress 1

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

12th May 2013


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

12th May 2013


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

12th May 2013


Pictures of back, still need to add other details

12th May 2013

More body progress

Adding the brown leather.

10th May 2013


Lots of hand stitching!

7th May 2013

trying on the head

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

7th May 2013

wing frame weathered

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

6th May 2013

Wing frame progress

Been painting in the beautiful sunshine today

5th May 2013

wings folded

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

5th May 2013


finished my hand claws!!

5th May 2013

those things..

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

5th May 2013


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

5th May 2013

more progress

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

1st May 2013

Head nearly complete

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

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

28th April 2013


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

28th April 2013

Eyes paint job and rivets

Finished the eyes

28th April 2013

New paint job - beak

Finished the paint and weathering on the beak

28th April 2013

New paint job - claws

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

23rd April 2013


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

23rd April 2013


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

23rd April 2013


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

21st April 2013

Wing progress

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

20th April 2013

Sneak peak

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

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!! :)

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