The dress was custom made for the show, so no finding a screen accurate version anywhere. You pretty much just have to make it or buy a plain red dress. I drafted a pattern for mine. I vote that it is a knit. It clearly has a texture to it, but it has to stretch to be able to fit her so perfectly without darts. The hems of the sleeves and bottom edge of the dress are simply served. Also, it has an invisible zipper along the left side seam. The neckline is a raglan pattern. I tried altering McCalls 6399, but it wasn't for a knit and I ended up ditching it and starting from scratch. If you could find a knit raglan pattern, that would be perfect.
They are the white/red stripe calf-high socks by American Apparel. Most people buy the red pair with white stripes. Please do not do this, because as you can see in the picture where the sock is rolled up, it is clearly white with red stripes.
The apron she wears during the soufflé scene was a vintage find. I believe it was linen, or a linen-cotton blend. The embroidery is definitely hand done, and just unique enough to be impossible to find trim to stick on instead of embroidery.
This cosplay is versatile! Oswin has three distinct looks based off her different props.
She wears a vintage-y gold diamond ring, and similar looking earrings. Her she is talking into a data recorder. The jewelry is unidentified, and the data recorder was probably whipped up by the props department.
During this moment, she appears wearing bright red lipstick and a rose behind her ear.
And the soufflé look. She wears the above mentioned vintage apron and brown oven mitts.
And The Belt:
The original belt was by Hi-Tek, but it was heavily modified. The buckle, which was originally shiny aluminum, was scuffed and the three rivets were ground down flat. Then a patina or other aging chemical was rubbed in and wiped off, staining the crevices. The metal pyramids were removed. The belt loop bar which holds the leather in place was removed, and moved down to the leather. The leather, instead of being allowed to hang down, was folded behind itself and slid back into the bar. That's just how the belt itself was altered, we haven't even started on all the crap that they added to it.
She had a futuristic-looking whisk chained to her belt. It is the "Fox Run Stainless Steel Magic Whisk: Kitchen and Dining." It's been available a couple of places. I got mine on Amazon. The chain used to attach it to the belt is a watch chain with a T-bar. I got one one eBay.
I haven't gotten around to making all the bits and pieces and adding them, but I'll post everything I know about it. The below diagram was created by Hewtab on LiveJournal, so all credit goes to her.
Going from left to right we have the
Buckle (already been covered)
Bar with bolts
This was a metal bar slid over the leather, probably about 3/4 inch wide. It had something glued to it (actually it almost looks like hot glue was just dribbled across), then the whole thing was painted silver to match.
Next to the Bar with bolts in the above picture, this is some metallic lump, probably just odd bits and ends glued together, being held inside a frame of dense black foam.
Tube 1 and Tube 2
Next are two spring clamps bolted into the leather and holding in place two metal tubes. #1 looks like a vacuum cleaner nozzle and #2 looks like a metal flashlight..
Next come the three hardest, the metal pouches. The first looks like a pretty simple design, just with a bunch of other bits glued to it. The middle is almost certainly from a toy. You can even see the yellow where the silver paint has rubbed off. The third looks a bit like an old walkie-talkie toy, also modified and painted.
Whisk and Cartridges
This section has metal plates riveted to the leather with 4 rivets in each. It rivets right across a strip of black knit elastic in which are slid three objects. The middle has the whisk, obviously, and the two outer sections hold what have been identified as CO2 cartridges. I don't actually know what those are, just something to do with paintball guns or something. The one on the left side of the picture is almost twice as long as the one on the right. Also, it's been changed in these pictures, but in the promo pictures the other end of the whisk chain attached to the ring at the top of the longer CO2 cartridge. Some gummy substance has also been added to the elastic behind the whisk, probably because the elastic had been weakened and the whisk kept sliding out.
After that we have another spring clamp like the ones holding the tubes in the back, but this one no longer carries whatever it was meant to.
Envelope pouch and Bar with bolts 2
Next are a repeat of the envelope pouch and bar with bolts. As far as I can tell, these are pretty much identical to the first set.
Belt loop bar and folded end of leather
Last is the place where the end of the leather was folded under and slid into the belt loop bar.
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