The Countdown Begins

Now that the fairy costume is pretty much done, I am moving on to the next of the costumes I will be making for this year’s DragonCon.

I am going to be making an Elizabeth costume from the video game Bioshock Infinite.  My husband has agreed to go as Booker, so I will also be making most of that one (skipping the men’s dress shirt).  I have a friend who is making a China Broom shotgun for Booker to carry (the same friend who made Breyna’s epic staff last year!).  Below is a shot of the costumes I intend to make.


This does in fact mean I need to make another corset.  I can’t use my fairy one for both, since I will need to use black bias tape on this one.  Thankfully, the other white corset fabric that I bought when I was choosing one for the fairy costume is still in my stash, and I will be using that.  At the recent Jo Ann’s opening here, I bought some dark blue (but not quite navy) crushed panne velvet to use for the bolero and skirt.

Truthfully, I haven’t gotten much farther than this.  Last week I drafted a pattern for the jacket and skirt, and cut out the fabric I’ll be using.


I’ll need a few pieces of interfacing as well.  Maybe one of these days I should take a pattern making class or something.  But the corset one worked out fine, and while I think this one may be harder, I imagine I can make lots of adjustments.  I haven’t yet decided if I will line the jacket.  Definitely not the sleeves.  If I do it, it will be like the Steampunk coat lining – no sleeve lining.


I think the part I am most nervous about is strangely the cuffs on the sleeves.  If anyone has tips, let me know!  Otherwise, I am sure the Google will be an invaluable resource.

I do have to admit that I am starting to feel the time crunch of DragonCon.  Life has been crazy lately without a ton of time for sewing.  Things will hopefully slow down a bit in the next while so that I can focus a bit.

I do also intend to reprise the Steampunk costume this year at DragonCon, and probably the Breyna costume as well.

78 days to go …!


2 comments for “The Countdown Begins

  1. June 13, 2013 at 8:44 am

    So much to do! You’ll get it all done, of course. I’m excited about this costume, too. What are you going to do for the ruffly part at the bottom of the skirt? Tulle?

    • Tyraenna
      June 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

      A trim or something. Probably gonna wear a slip underneath to poof the skirt out a tad as well.


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