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Dressing Rosalind Lutece by shoomlah Dressing Rosalind Lutece by shoomlah

1. For people unaware, Bioshock: Infinite is set in the 1910's. This isn't Victorian, it's Edwardian!
2. These layers aren't as hot as you think they are, and there were more comfortable/breathable options for summer and warmer weather. Thank god.
3. Yes, it takes time to put on this stuff, but probably not as long as you think. :)
4. These layers aren't hardwired (certain bloomers/drawers could be worn over the corset, for instance), but the chemise fits relatively comfortably under the drawers in this instance because most Edwardian drawers would be open at the crotch. That, ladies and gents, is how you pee in Columbia.


So the problem with designing characters who become popular is that, if you’re a needy bastard like me who tracks the Lutece tags on Tumblr/DA when you’re bored, you’re suddenly exposed to a ton of art of your characters in various states of undress.

I’m not one to discourage this sort of thing- no no, I have sketchbooks full of Remus/Sirius stuff from high school- but I figured I might as well give everyone a leg-up with a more detailed guide to Rosalind Lutece’s potential underthings. I’ve seen a ton of drawings of her in corsets from a good 50 years before her time and I… I needed to step in.

Think of this as a primer! Not a be-all-end-all of Edwardian underthings (heck, I’m still learning this stuff), but it might teach you some new fashion terms/ideas you weren’t previously aware of! Go forth, young padawan, and draw historically-accurate Rosalind porn to your heart’s content.

…I do not know if this counts as fanart or not since I’m the one doing it? Whatever. RESEARCH OR DIE MOFOS
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chani14 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Student Artist
Wow this will help me a ton during some scenarios THANKS~!^U^
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never really got into Bioshock but i find the alternate historical timeline fascinating. your explanations and examples of each step are very simple and elegant. very lovely design ;)
MonScrapEnPlumes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
the corset you are showing here is not really accurate either for 1910s... that was the beginning of straighter, longer lined corsets, that made women look like a greek column... which does not fit with her tipycal "Gibson Girl" posture.

The undergarments you show are accurate to her fully dressed silhouette. But the people who initially draw her that way in the 1910s have made her a little... "old". She is dressed like her mom would have been in the preceding decade... ;)
AlkatrazProphet Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be fair, the Luteces were killed in 1909 when the pigeon breast was still "in," along with the remnants of the S-curve fashion trend. The rise of the columnar silhouette didn't come about until about 1910, when there seemed to be a drastic shift in fashion, and it became almost regulation by 1912.
Waywren Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
I love you and everything you do just because this exists. RESEARCH YEY <3
27Pixels Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Do you mind if you tell me how you do your research? I'm planning to create an alternate timeline character, and you seem to be very proficient at studying fashion. I would like to have some help in the historian department. The character is male so if this proves to be a different matter then I guess I could look for things on my own. However, I'm in somewhat of a rut, and I'm HOPING(more like praying) that this character might help me get out of this rut. I would like to have a good resource as far as clothes go, so if you could help, I would appreciate. P.S. No Cosplay experience whatsoever
Zarnitunes Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Learn something new eveyr day.
Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. It's accurate and well thought through, but for one detail. The Edwardians, like the Victorians, tended to favour fuller figures than the one you have here. Think Lillian Russell, very popular singer of late Victorian and Edwardian times, and considered a great beauty.
Wes-of-StarArmy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't you think she should be barefoot in the first two steps?
sErgEantaEgis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
I find your reaction to Lutece twins porn to be the funniest thing in the world. 
luckyalchemist Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing and I love your designs!  It is lovely to know that SOMEONE out there does their research when creating fashion for character designs.  I love the twins a lot and hope to do Rosalind justice when I cosplay her.  That aside, I would like to make the skirt poof out a bit as accurately as possible without doing the complete undergarment setup (I wish I had the money to do the accurate thing... -_-) Would you have any advice on a single undergarment I could get that would work nicely while still being cost effective? I was thinking maybe just a slip could do the job?

Also, a Robert version of this would be really amazing and just asdfghjkl... I love.  (I'm sure Robert would have a lot less complex underwear XD) - Thanks! 
tinselizzi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sports bra (and whatever undies you like, of course), a cotton tank top for your corset liner, then your corset, then a broomstick skirt (or other full, long skirt) to act as a petticoat. That will get you the right shape if you don't want to make all the layers exactly. You can thrift shop for most of it, too. That's how I improvise my late Victorian and Edwardian undergarments: thepragmaticcostumer.wordpress…
VaguelyCreepy Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student General Artist
You've obviously heard this before, and I would be thoroughly surprised if you never heard it again, but my dear lady, your response to the existence of Rule 34 of your characters is 100% class, both in attitude and execution. I can only pray that other creators follow your lead and react with equal graciousness if and when they find themselves in a similar situation.
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DovetheUnoriginal Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I'm not even in this fandom, per se, but I love you. Not only are you understanding, but you're encouraging more accuracy in the porn that you find. I strongly approve. :D
snowwhiteqeen Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful!!

This does also apply to Elizabeth in some way, doesn't it?
Because i am planning to cosplay her, and i'd like to make it as true as possible.

<3 Thank you very much for doing so much research and sharing such informations with us!
TzarinaRegina Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Digital Artist
This is great! It's inspired my art series for this semester :). Dressing a figure is fun way to study the relationship between the figure and clothing! Finally something to do with all these nude drawings from class!
moltazia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i love this! *sniff* i think i might cry <:D
Thecommander236 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist
This all for the porn for the Lutece twins?! That's hilarious. God you're awesome for this being your reaction.
carolnuts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing.

Imagine having just finished putting this on, hair combed and all when need to poo. 

What a nighmare.

IHeart - Free   my pants
When I'm in skirt/dress and I have to go to the toilet I pull down my underwear, then grab my skirt and put it in my lap,then sit on the toilet.
shoomlah Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is why, as it says bolded in the description, the drawers are crotchless!
kankapanki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
I could not live without something covering my crotch. Imagining this makes me uncomfortable.
carolnuts Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but what if the skirts got dirt! ewww! 

Regardless, it sounds like an awful lot of  clothes! 
Vokhov Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Artist
Youre amazing designer!!!
AngeliSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Im falling in love with you
Maaronn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
.. I think I'd have mixed feelings if I saw people draw porn of my OCs... xD nevertheless, amazing work! )
Maria-Spinola Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucky me that I was born when I did.
 I'm not able to have my pantie's
drawer tidy, what would have done with so many clothes? D:
Weeperblast Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
My god, women must have been so hot and uncomfortable back then.
DarkMemoirs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Hi there, I loved the characters you designed for Bioshock Infinite, and I loved the game! Elizabeth's clothing was just lovely! Did you design her necklace choices as well?

I do a lot of my own writing and I have the hardest time finding information on undergarments throughout the years. Is there anywhere you suggest looking to research clothing, specifically the layers like this? Or do you think you will ever do this kind of instructional "dressing" for other time periods? I'd eat that totally up! Having an infographic like this is really helpful!

shoomlah Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
if you can find clothing catalogs (and porn) from the period in question, it's extremely helpful!  Catalogs give a really good breath of what people would be wearing at any given time.
DarkMemoirs Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
This might be a silly question, but do you think that would be easier to find (haha the clothing catalogs, at least, I go to a Baptist university, which is why I laugh) these references in a large library found on a university campus or something? I've done searches on the internet, but perhaps I've just been doing them wrong!
lug0si Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
I love it. Excellent work on her. Rosalind & Robert were my favorite characters and you did a superb job in placing their concepts into a vision.

Not to mention, I adore this "tutorial" of sorts. It is detailed, factual, and historically accurate. It is admirable as well as adamantly clear that you did your research on the matter. Bravo!
MonsterinWater Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
FlashakaViolet Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I'm in awe
holyturtlemonkeys Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Holy crap that is creepy. Why are you trolling for porn of characters you designed for? Why are you this obsessed with the porn people drew of characters you designed for?
shoomlah Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaaha missing the point- accidentally stumbling across shitty porn of characters I designed =/= trolling for shitty porn of character I designed.

PoisonousPlush Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Also , her shoes <3
albator Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oromis95 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wait wait wait wait! So you created the Lutece twins?! You are awesome!
Zoroko Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Amazing work!! Could you please tell me what kind of collar she wears with her white dress shirt? I'm not very intelligible when it comes to historical clothing...
LeonoraChris Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's awesome. ^^
YourFaithfulCaptain Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Hi and hello, you are a brilliant artist! I absolutely love "layered" costume detailing - I always have! It's unfortunately very difficult to find talented artists such as yourself going through every layer with precise historical accuracy. I'd love it if you did the same with some more of your favorite characters!
shoomlah Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha well Rosalind isn't one of my "favourite" characters- I designed her for Bioshock: Infinite so I already had a very intimate idea of what I designed her costume to be. :)
YourFaithfulCaptain Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
haha, I'm aware you designed her; it's so cool when professional artists are active on DA! In one of your other posts you called the lovely Lutece twins your "pride and joy", so I guess I loosely defined "favorite". (You might say my mind created memories where there were none. *wink*)
But yes, looove the historically accurate layering!
deenamyte Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
corkycomp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic!  I love time period fashion, and this is a great guide for basic 1910's women's clothing.  It can be so hard to find good references for the underthings, so I was pretty excited when I found this.  Also, can I just say, I find your comment on this hilarious?  Because it is quite hilarious.  :)
animatrix1490 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. People used to work hard to get dressed.
Neamid Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist
You've designed one of the most amazing characters of all time, great job! Your art book was a must buy for me! You did amazing! Thank you for giving these characters amazing designs and bringing there personalities to life!
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