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.
78 days to go …!