teal-deer asked you:
First off, I absolutely adore the work you did for Bioshock: Infinite. Second though, I’m considering trying to cosplay Rosalind Lutece, and was wondering if you could give me advice on how to do her hair: what’s that hairdo called, how does one execute it, etc? And any other things about her general costume you think might be useful (though your drawings are so lovely that I think I have the general idea!) Gotta convince my brother to be Robert too (we’re both redheads)
Thanks for the kind words, always so excited to hear that people are interested in cosplaying my designs! Coincidentally enough, I took (very literally) two minutes to see if I could get any semblance of Rosalind’s updo before a shower the other day:
I have short hair so this is pretty quick and dirty, but it’s got the general structure, to say the least.
I was basing Rosalind’s hair on any number of hairstyles you would see in Charles Dana Gibson’s iconic “Gibson Girl” illustrations- stylish, upswept bouffants that pool rather pleasantly on top of the head, entirely ignoring the nuisance that is gravity:
Daunting though they may be, most of these are attainable through a fair amount of teasing, sculpting, and copious amounts of hairspray- I wear pompadours pretty often, so I have a decent hand for pulling this sort of thing off to the best of my abilities.
Some great photo reference for this sort of thing would be looking at real life Gibson girls like Camille Clifford and Evelyn Nesbitt, and I’m pretty sure there are a couple decent tutorials floating around online for doing Gibson-style updos as well.