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Bioshock 2: Eleanor Lamb by Malindachan Bioshock 2: Eleanor Lamb by Malindachan
Uh, don't read below if you want to avoid spoilers? XD

My husband wanted to finish his Alpha series Big Daddy for Cosplacon, but there was no way I would have had enough time to make Eleanor's Big Sister suit for that (my goal is to make it in time for Dragon Con though!), so about a week before Cosplacon I made a spontaneous decision to make Eleanor's concept dress and her Big Daddy doll because I had the time and it was fairly simple to make.

Eleanor has a white dress in the game before she dons her Big Sister suit, but I didn't the design, so I stuck with the version from the Bioshock 2 teaser theinquisitiveloon.files.wordp...
and concept art images.wikia.com/bioshock/imag...

The dress was made out of leftover bridal satin I had, and the overlay is an ivory chiffon was from a friend that was going to throw it out (lucky find, haha!). I basically took a bodice pattern from a wedding dress and extended/flared out the pieces so that it made a dress. The overlay was draped. The lace was originally a wider lace trim that had gathering at the top, but I cut that part off and just stitched the part I wanted around the hem. The trim around the top and straps was originally a white home decor trim, and I tea stained it to darken it a bit.

Even though I work at a wig company and don't have to worry about shipping times, I had a hard time figuring out something for the wig on such short notice because the Magnum Longs and Pippins in Natural Black had recently gone out of stock. XD I used a Jareth in Natural Black instead...This particular style has wefts sewn in backwards on top of the normal wefts to add more volume, so I had to seam-rip all those wefts out (which was about a 1/3-1/2 of the wig) to thin it out. Then I razor trimmed it a bit shorter and tamed it down more with a hair dryer.

The doll concept changed in the game to better resemble the Alpha series rather than a Bouncer, so I stuck with that version for my reference when making the doll. Much thanks to the hubby for helping me with several parts of it (I don't have much confidence around power tools haha XD). Info on how I made the doll is here:
malindachan.deviantart.com/art...

Photo taken by :iconex-shadow:
We live about a block and a half away from a beach along the shore of Lake Michigan, which is where this photo was taken. Someday I'd like to go back out when the sun rises for a reenactment photo like in the teaser. :)

Bioshock 2 is (c) 2K Games
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willow1968 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats awesome... simple but stylish... LIKE!
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
very nice!
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CareForAMint Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
THANK YOU SO MUCH~~~~~~~
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Faierweier Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
You looks so beautiful and lovely in that dress. ^-^
The background also looks nice and fits perfectly. :3
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JadeBloodfang Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Oh my god you are so beautiful! :love:
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Opellerq Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
This looks wonderful :)
You look lovely in that dress. Simple yet gorgeous.
Love it :)
<3
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
fantastic!
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HikariHellion Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a pretty cosplay! :heart:
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RamKiba Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
fantastic! :3
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Stardust-Saber Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow you resemble her very well!
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