Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Submitted on
November 3, 2013
Image Size
1.5 MB
Submitted with


115 (who?)

Camera Data

Canon EOS 600D
Shutter Speed
1/790 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 26, 2013, 3:48:47 PM
GIMP 2.8.4
Sensor Size
Elizabeth by Yordaniella Elizabeth by Yordaniella
original size

Looks like I was bookered for the Bioshock Infinite movie ... well, only looks like it, unfortunately ;) :lol:
I love the almost cinematic quality of the shot :meow:, which was taken by ~0illecebra0 in Schwäbisch Hall in front of the Michaelskirche. The wind decided to be especially awesome in that very second and added quite a bit of epic volume to my hair <3

Lessons learned that day: eating a whole meal in a corset isn´t exactly a recommendable thing to do, you can never wear enough makeup for shots like these, it´s always gonna look too pale - and just standing there trying to look pretty doesn´t really convey Elizabeth´s character.  I hope that next weekend (depending solely on the weather D:) I can get more in-character and scenic photos than just plain "beauty" shots, which category this photo seems to fall in.

About the costume: I bought an M-sized dress on ebay and had it changed by my mum to suit Elizabeth´s costume. About one third of the costume I changed myself, working especially on the skirt as well as creating the collar from scratch.
The corset (white base is bought too and had to be changed in size and stripes as well) doesn´t quite match Elizabeth´s because I couldn´t find anthracite stripes anywhere :noes: - but I almost like my version more now I must say :meow:

What fascinates me about the character of the "lamb of Columbia" is I guess that she´s the most "classically feminine" character I`ve encountered in a video game (in Gronkh´s lp) that, at the same time, isn´t portrayed in a weak or superficial way - of course she´s been "beautified" for the player to "fall in love" with her, but I`d say that´s a legitimate choice of visual design (though I´m very glad the big objectifying breasts from the early demos didn´t make it in the game >->).

I like that her role isn´t only displayed as a woman, but a very deep human being, so Bioshock Infinite must be (hm, together with ICO maybe) the best example of how to get the trope of the "damsel in distress" to actually work perfectly, as it is done fully by intention and in the context of telling a mindblowing story (which is rare for an ego-shooter - or even a story-based game to be honest) that is based on just that cliche and couldn´t have been told without it - but eventually exceeds it in so many ways.
Oh, and Berthold is totally Booker´s name in some other world :D
Add a Comment:
ThelemaTherion Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Loving your corset. The best I've see so far!
Boelz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Most excellent! :-)
Yordaniella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ;)
Boelz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And very beautiful, of course. ;-)
mecengineer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Yordaniella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
The gust of wind blowing your hair is a great touch, and the amount of time you and your family put into the costume is more then laudable. :) The corset does look good, I agreed. :)
How do you make the cameo collar? It looks like it has some elastic in it. And is the bird cameo from scratch or did you decide to go with an old cameo as a base?
And don't worry about the makeup, it looks very good. ^_^
Yordaniella Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for your long comment <3 For the collar I sew two ribbons together, the white lace one and the bluish base, and there´s in fact a tiny bit of elastic thread (nylon or something alike) been woven into it :) - which, as a result, causes the brooch to wander to the left side of my neck whenever I`m wearing the collar for longer than a minute :noes: (I had to glue it to my neck for the shooting >->) It has small clasps at the back too, the elastic is just for the upper rim of the ribbon to stay tight around my neck :)  The bird cameo is from scratch, yeah, made of polymer clay - I hope there´ll be shots where you can see it more clearly in the future! The only thing that isn´t self-made is the rim, which was golden before though and took a bath in solvent to suit the bird instead of the cage :lol:
Again, thanks very much for the comment and the fave! :D
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
You're welcome, thanks for the inside scoop on the costuming. :)
HellknightLeon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Add a Comment: