I was drawn to the thread. Ah, Austrian history! It sounds like everyone has given you some great advice for Empress Sisi, so that's great! Might I ask how you plan on addressing her hair and corset? She was so particular!
Cosplays for 2013-14:
Austria Succession Austria - Axis Powers Hetalia (100%)
Chief Prosecutor Edgeworth - Ace Attorney (100%)
Tsunami - Tenchi Muyo! (15%)