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: Arms Here are the arms! I've added the groumets and hand sewn it all together
12th May 2013: Kawwww!!! This will look great once the legs and arms are added!
12th May 2013: Back Pictures of back, still need to add other details
12th May 2013: More body progress Adding the brown leather.
10th May 2013: Body 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: claws 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 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
2nd 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: Head 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: Hose 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: Claws These are made from worbla too, it's amazing stuff my new favourite material I think
23rd April 2013: Gold I have sprayed it gold, then I will weather it using dry brush,
23rd April 2013: Face 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: difficult!! 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!! :)
pepperwithapen - 19th March 2013
A very ballsy proget best of luck to you, there a lot of Elisabeths that need looking after.
StarDriver - 23rd March 2013
Cannot wait to see this!!.
I'll be cosplaying Booker on Sunday or Saturday.
A photoshoot would be sooo epic !!
Kata-san - 31st March 2013
Awesome!! I really can't wait to see this cosplay!
ToroSonyCat - 20th April 2013
Woah looks amazing so far!!
Moonchild - 21st April 2013
Oh wow! Can't wait to see how this turns out!
ST212 - 22nd April 2013
I salute you for taking on this project. Great idea, can't wait to see this!
Origin - 23rd April 2013
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 - 2nd May 2013
I will need to be on the lookout for this. first time so far i see someone attempt it.
otakugirl - 3rd May 2013
Holy mother of god I MUST get pictures! Super awesome!!!!
Andrew Armstrong - 4th May 2013
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 - 6th May 2013
Wow, the progress so far is great - best of luck finishing it. That head looks fantastic
cowiee - 6th May 2013
omg, all these progress pictures! Unbelievable! O:
Luminescence - 7th May 2013
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 - 7th May 2013
This is looking awesome :) How much do you think your movement is going to be restricted while you're in it?
Moonchild - 7th May 2013
Progress is looking AMAZING <3
Alias Cosplay - 7th May 2013
The progress is looking really great, nice job on the details so far :)
sjbonnar - 7th May 2013
There are no words...gods this is so amazing!
Freyarule - 7th May 2013
Sephirayne - 7th May 2013
Oh wow! The progress on this is amazing
Fizzykat - 9th May 2013
Thank you for all the wonderful comments! It's nice to have so many and I haven't even finished it yet!
Anonymous - 11th May 2013
Can't wait to see it finished. There's only 2 weeks to go!
Plasticsharkattack - 12th May 2013
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*
Plasticsharkattack - 31st May 2013
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 - 31st May 2013
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 - 31st May 2013
Epic! This is an amazing display of talent. Great work =D
V_Ortenzi - 1st June 2013
Well done on this, you did a fantastic job! :D
KhaosKreator - 1st June 2013
Excellent stuff, I just caught a glimpse of this at expo.
TheGrackle - 12th June 2013
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 - 26th June 2013
This is gorgeous. So my dedication to hand sewing - definitely worth it as it looks amazing.
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