WHY DID I MAKE THIS COSTUME:
I had wanted to do this character for a while, so I actually started making her dress in 2006, but ended up putting it aside for a while and eventually finished it in Summer 2007. She just looked like a character that I could totally pull off, plus a lot of my friends were doing Resident Evil cosplays that year.
HOW DID I MAKE THE COSTUME:
Photo references for this costume were found on http://www.aquamarine.nu/ada. Though many say that the dress is satin, whether it realyl is or not, I wanted to make it out of stretch velvet. I wanted to give the dress material a little more stretch and give so that I could make it nice and tight and also a slip over the head dress. She does not have a zipper on her dress in the reference images and if the dress is satin, then there is no true way to make the dress contour to her body the way it does in the game. The black lining above the breastline was just a synthetic pleathe-like fabric that I had lying around. The Choker is a black suedecloth with a circle clip in the back (though in game is is supposed to be a butterfly clip, or so I heard). The thigh holster was made ou to fthe same black pleather-like material as the breastline(though it really needs to be redone eventually). The shoes are open toed, since me and close-toed shoes often get in fights. The hardest part of the entire project by far was the dress pattern. Not only was it difficult topaint, but jsut finding the whole thing was really difficult. I had to get sooooo many pictures and pauses from in-game play in order to get it right. But after studying it for at least 6 hours and sketching it out in its perfection, then I finally painted it. If anyone needs pattern reference shots for the entire dress/back of dress, contact me and lemm eknow and I will send you some reference shots.