Well I was thinking about playing Elizabeth for Fanexpo this year! I want to do a rule 63 sort of version. Instead of Elizabeth Dewitt I'd be playing Elijah Dewitt! BTW this is my first attempt at a cosplay costume and I'm hoping it turns out well with what I have available.
Here are some of the details:
-The expo starts August 22nd so I have until then.
-My budget is less then $100 hopefully (I'm merely guessing)
-I have brown hair so my physical traits won't be difficult (I'll be acquiring blue contacts)
in regards to costume pieces I'm looking at playing Elizabeth as you first see her/him in the library: http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/Eliza...izabeth_R1.png
When I look at it the costume has several parts (for the male counterpart)
-Chocker necklace (I have to make it)
-Dress shirt (with inside coloured collar and cuffs and/or rolled up sleeves)
-Songbird plushie and thimble (idk how I'll get these but I can hope
1. I haven't been able to find any sort of dress clothes that are blue (like in the game) so I was thinking about going with black instead. would that be too jarring?
2. I haven't a clue about how to make or find a dress shirt similar to hers. I do have a white dress shirt with similar creases but its only one colour
3. When I put together the "pieces" I have so far (dress pants, shirt and such) I really don't see 'Elizabeth' when I look in the mirror. if that makes sense? I don't see how someone would recognize the character, maybe its because I haven't completed enough of it; but it is discouraging...
Anyway I was wondering If I could get your opinion on the costume idea? good or bad, ideas to make it better, tips and stuff