Last Updated: 03-17-2010
First of all, Bioshock is AMAZING. I'm a huge fan of dystopian literature/theory/fiction/anything and Bioshock just feeds that obsession pretty spectacularly - I was literally staring open-mouthed during the "little sister perspective" part of Bioshock 2, yelling out references to anyone who would listen.
With that said, this costume was a trip. Nothing was actually sewn or made, but I spent a little under a week distressing both costumes pretty delicately (if that's even possible) and, for a first try at distressing, I think I did a pretty good job! The rips were torn with the actual hooks I carried (which are antiques from the late 1940's that farmers used for moving hay) and all of the fabric was sanded down and vigorously hand-washed a few times. My dress was scrubbed with dirt and grease, splattered with fake blood, and then tattered on the hem so that it looked like a natural tear.
My fellow Splicer's costume was also constructed by myself, and the shirt was tea-dyed, smothered with dirt, blood-stained, and then ripped the same way. The pants, tie, and pipe were all subjected to the same processes, and I actually think that his costume may have come out better than mine, but that's all well and good to me~!
I haven't posted a picture yet, but the black patent heel I was wearing was actually distressed too, but no one at Megacon really noticed! I ripped off the sole and made an actual rip between the bottom piece and the top of the patent leather, resulting in my toes sticking out at certain points.
Damn, I love details~!
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