Costume :Oz Vessalius
Variant :Manga Scan
Source :Pandora Hearts
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo Feb 2010

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Boots complete



Costume Information

Cost : a lot XD;;;
Time Taken : just over a month

Worn at Midlands 2010 with an epic Pandora Hearts Group ;D
Masquerade Performance can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hppv9zooV0g

I spent literally AGES studying this peice of art work
as it's the only place this beautiful outfit features *w*
To date this is my most time consuming/detailed cosplay ever.

I started with the hat - the base from ebay - I glued the ribbons and roses on using a glue gun following the arrangment on the picture.
The boots were also bought as bases from my home town. Originally they were turn ups like in the reference - however this bought them up and over my knee which was far to tall so I folded them down and glued the ribbon and roses on following the image once again~

I used a Victorian coat pattern to make the coat - it took heavy modifying as I edited both collars - the length of the sleeves and coat itself - the flow and front also went under modification. The pattern was quite literally a bitch to understand aswell OTL

The two front panels of the coat have iron on interfacing sandwiched inside - as do the collars and cuffs. The lining detail was done using gold ribbon.
It's a teeny bit iffy in a few areas -it was my first time lining something ._.;
Although I think it looks acceptable at least XD;;

All 14 buttons were sprayed gold before sewing or glueing onto the costume
4x collar button / 4x waist coat button / 2x belt button / 4x boot button

The strips of ribbon on the cuffs were glued on and then sewn down the centre of each in black to add the black strip that can be faintly seen within each on the reference.

For the waist coat I used the same pattern I had made for Zidane - but lengthed it. The red triangle was sewn onto it afterwards and it closes using poppits that are hidden underneath the buttons XD
The gold chain was hand sewn into place under one of the buttons then stretched across the front to the side and hand sewn into position.

I decided I didn't have enough time to make a whole undershirt - especially there was no need since only the collar and sleeves are seen. So I made the white sleeves seperately using the coat patterns sleeve design and then widening the ends - they were then sewn into the coat along with the outer coat sleeve.

The collar piece clips on around my neck and I tuck the bits inside the waist coat to give the impression of an undershirt ;D
The whole thing is on a peice of elastic~ The roses were glued on

For the white layers within the coat I pleated two peices around the top using large folds. One layer is an inch longer than the coat where as the other finishes around my boot. I steam pressed each fold down to the end of the material to give it more shape. Then both layers were sewn inside the coat using a heavy duty needle xD

I covered the stitching of the inside layers on the outside with the belt - which is lined using a slightly different gold ribbon. This one was a bit more fancier - that and I couldn't get ahold of my original one XDXD;;

My heavy needle snapped on the second time round the belt just before the end
so if one tried they'd find my belt actually lifts a bit on my left side XD

The pants were second hand riding pants - after making Zidanes pants I've decided I hate making them OTL
Looking at the style - it sugguests Victorian riding attire thus I found suitable panting ;D
The black thorn motif was cut and hand sewn onto the pants - pinning it to place had to be done while WEARING the pants due to their tight fit.
I stabbed myself so much - and reaching the back in that position is a nightmare D;

The flowery eruption on the side of my coat was made using left over white from the cuffs and inside. They were folded to match Oz's and sewn down the centre of each strip once. I glued the ribbon and roses into place using the glue gun.
The peice pins onto the front of the coat so it is easily removable for travel.

I glued the ribbon and roses onto the sleeves though they seem to have lost shape a bit since I couldn't smother them with glue [like with the boots] as my dads arm was inside them at the time and leather resists hot glue better than thin cotton XD

Since the ribbon needs to be pulled tightly to acheive the effect from the sleeves I cut two strips of ribbon that I took with me on the day. I wasn't able to glue them pulled tightly as my hand wouldn't have fitted through them - so on the day I had Alice quickly tie a knot around my wrists on each to tighten them ;D

My wig was the same from my normal Oz cosplay~
The Lollypop was donated by Break
and the Rabbit Plushy was from Ebay
My father helped me so much during this *w*
I've managed to learn a hell a lot in the making of this costume

In total this cosmtume has 21 roses ;D


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x3 Cant wait for this =3
Do we have a Gil yet?

by Solaria on Friday, 13 November, 2009 - 20:16
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You shall go to the ball Oz! 8D

Am super excited nows~

by Demented Kid on Friday, 13 November, 2009 - 20:25
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Can't wait to see this
awesome sauce =)

by CGOPbleachbabe on Friday, 20 November, 2009 - 09:34
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Whoooaa :o I didnt think there as going to be a PH group at Midlands! This makes me happy :3
Also, thats such a gorgeous Oz outfit!! I bet itll look fantastic, I'll keep my eyes peeled for this at Telford hehe :D

by SilverSheik on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 - 15:55
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Wow amazing hat is amazing 8D

by LunaSky on Wednesday, 13 January, 2010 - 22:03
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I'm loving the hat dearie! And indeed, glue guns can be life savers! I can't wait to see more of this <3

by MadameLapin on Wednesday, 13 January, 2010 - 22:37


by goodbyeworld on Wednesday, 13 January, 2010 - 23:19
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I WANTS THAT HAT DDD: Boots are so gorgeous @3@

by Demented Kid on Thursday, 14 January, 2010 - 02:45
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Well that's looking darn awesome 8D

by MikeJenks on Thursday, 14 January, 2010 - 03:45
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Looking very sexy 8D i love the ribbons so much 8D youre gonna look epic as usual!

by Solaria on Thursday, 14 January, 2010 - 14:14
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you'll look great >w<~~ *can't wait to see this finished*

by Kouji on Sunday, 31 January, 2010 - 22:39
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Gosh this just looks sexier and sexier missus =] <3

by Solaria on Friday, 5 February, 2010 - 19:50

Ohhh im planning to do this version of oz too *_* Its so pretty XD

by on Saturday, 6 February, 2010 - 00:03
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Ohwow! Nearly done :D

by LunaSky on Friday, 19 February, 2010 - 00:11
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Awesome 8D not much to go now x3

by Solaria on Friday, 19 February, 2010 - 16:28
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That outfit is amazing! Awesome job!

by ZOMBIEfurby on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 09:33

Nicely done, looks brilliant. :)

by Anggul on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 10:23
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Some of the best tailoring I've ever seen *_*

by RanmaSyaoran on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 11:49
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ha i knew it >w<~~ you look great <3!

by Kouji on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 17:09
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GOD DAMN XD, you look awsome. That is some well done cosplaying

by nanahara on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 18:52
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AWSOME love the costume it's brill nice job ^^

by CheekyFlower on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 21:09
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Your oz is amazing =] and so cute ^^.

by Zelda on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 00:50
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You looked AMAZING! And I'm glad you liked my photo too (thanks for crediting), I'm just sorry I couldn't get everyone!
Seriously good cosplay, your efforts paid off. Well done <3

by MadameLapin on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 01:59
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Thankyouu 8D
and thankyou again for the photo *w*

by Emzone on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 02:06
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This was gorgeous! (Even if you did fail to recognise your own crossdressing sister while in it. SOB. NO I'M FINE. O.O)

<3 <3 <3

by MoonLily on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 02:53
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Fantastic costume you all looked amazing. Great job.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 06:27
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Woooow! You look amazing! I wish I could have seen it in person, it looks so pretty X3

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 10:10

Nomnomnom, you make a wonderful Oz emi~ 8D

by lemontea on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 22:05
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Amazing cosplay is simply amazing :)

by Berserk667 on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 23:32
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Don't know the character but the cosplay is GORGEOUS!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 00:08
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Wow, this is amazing! You must've really been dedicated to stick with it. *A*

by phalor on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 16:59
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I love this outfit to bits~ It really came out beautifully @3@

You make such a bratty (fantastic) Oz XD

by Demented Kid on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010 - 18:38
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Absolutely love this outfit, it has the look of your reference, and looks good in real life. A hard act to pull off.

by Joshua on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 00:32
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awesome work!!!!

by Naraku on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 20:12

This outfit is totally beautiful! You make an amazing Oz! This costume is so well made i'm just in awe~! O^O Fabulous! <3

by AndISmileRed on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 19:45
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Thanks very much everyone 8D

by Emzone on Saturday, 24 July, 2010 - 23:19
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O.o wow u male an incredible OZ! the detail on this outfit is absolutely flawless! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 30 July, 2010 - 15:27
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wow you make an amazing OZ

by isamiaella on Sunday, 22 August, 2010 - 12:41
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You make such a good Oz, your costume is beautiful!

by WhiteWraith on Saturday, 25 February, 2012 - 20:40

To-Do List

adapt undershirt collar from waist coatHighComplete
Iron on interfacing to coat panelsHighComplete
Waist ruffleHighComplete
Outter SleevesHighComplete
waist coatHighComplete
Undershirt sleevesHighComplete
sew on buttons x8HighComplete
Make coat baseHighComplete
Modify Coat PatternHighComplete
attach sleeves to coat baseHighComplete
Add inside white rufflesHighComplete
attatch chain to waistcoatMediumComplete
iron collarMediumComplete
Attach ribbon/roses to undershirt sleevesMediumComplete
Rose neck tieMediumComplete
line and add details to cuffsMediumComplete
Buy rosesssMediumComplete
Line inside of coatMediumComplete
Buy ribbonssssLowComplete