I've often thought about doing a RDR cosplay but I thought I couldn't be Bonnie because I have dark hair but you've pulled this off so well!! I would love to do a collaborative shoot if I were then Abigail, all we need is a John then! Alas I live in England but still it's something I would love to do too one day. I'm also very envious of the location, my grandmother lives in Spain where the spaghetti westerns were filmed and this makes me almost home sick
Cool to see these C, with naturally confident/headstrong poses. No doubt I love your art style, but it's neat to see the playful artist behind the art too. Fitting timing that I just enjoyed Rango yesterday (though haven't played RDR).
rad costume!! Did you sew it? or is it an accumulation of clothing sort of matched together? It's super appealing!
i wish i could pull of old west costumes, i just look like a 21st century person trying to wear old school dresses... :I I'm trying to at least grow my hair out so i can make it not look like a mini ponytail in a scrunchy.
They're not, but they're made out of a fantastic leather that's really nicely aged. Here's where I got mine- [link] ...And they're pretty comfortable considering.
LOVE your corded corset, by the way! I did a (simpler!) version based on that same flossing example in black and yellow: [link] but the cream is just... Mmm. Gorgeous! I'm gonna have to spend more time investigating flossing techniques.
the heels are so short in your photos compaired to thepair on the link, did you just saw them, or are they like a different style? I have to dress up for work sometimes when i work in the giftshop, so i may "possibly" invest in a pair, cause my biggest problem last summer were dress shoes.
The site looks awesome they sell some pretty awesome brands (and i feel like a nerd when i see my boots and i'm like "hee hee yay i have those ones")
I am being a pain and bumping this :I sorry lol. So because i love this costume TONNES! I'm curious as to what pattern you used for the split skirt? And did you just have black leggings? I'm not copying it totally, but i might use the idea for my costume at the museum i work at this year. Also, you are familiar with corsettes yes? Do you have any pattern recommendations for a good legit coresette? i was told to get "laughing moon" patterns which are from the victorian age, but there are tonnes to choose from and i have no idea what to look for.
The split skirt is truly victorian's 1901 split skirt pttern, which I wholeheartedly reccomend: [link]
I had made it before and, after trying about three other split skirt patterns while making this costume, I returned to it; definitely has the nicest silhouette, doesn't bulge awkwardly at the pelvis, etc. I wear any number of things with this, but usually tights/socks of some variety.
Best corset pattern I've ever used was also a Truly Victorian one: [link] and here's a photo of he finished result: [link]
I'd be hesitant to recommend the Laughing Moon patterns just because 90% of the people I've talked to have had serious problems with the fits; hard to put together, tend to deemphasize someone's natural hourglass, etc.
If you want something really accessible, Simplicity actually has a pretty fantastic pattern: [link] I've made it several times before, and it also gives a really lovely shape.
THIS! is fantastic!! Thanks so much! and it's good to know about the laughing moon patterns, i have definitely only ever really heard the one lady's opinion so it's good to get a second. I think i will try the simplicity pattern first and see how it goes then move onto the Truly Victorian! And hopefully soon i can get the split skirt too (i have a victorian skirt right now... it's just super heavy and annoying in the summer) Seriously though thank you so much!!!
Huzzah! I was a little disappointed when we finally met John's wife, as I thought Bonnie was twice the woman she was. Man, I really liked the characters in this game. GREAT cosplay! Even the shoes look period-accurate.