Pandora-Chi
 


Costume :Alice Lidell
Variant :Manga
Source :heart no kuni no alice
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

I wonder where life will take me

Into the unknown I go

Conquering the dark

Lost in the wilds

Discovering the wonders of wonderland

Little girl in a big world

Into the word with a smile

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : I like to say less than £40
Time Taken : a week .. or 6 months on and VERY MUCH off XD

Description
Seeing as how I had a ton of left over blue fabric from previous cosplays, I wanted to make some use for it - at first Disney version of Alice in wonderland but problem was its been done loads and loads of times.. then when I saw this version cosplay I was like - LETS DO IT!! XD

Ok, colour of fabric was a little off from manga but the blue colour scheme seems to match when I look at the game art ... so I'll go with that instead! dunno when I'll be able to complete this though as the garment won't exactly be quick quick to make as I have other work to get on with too - the gold ringlet pattern worries me the most bout this cosplay...

UPDATE 14/07/11

Ok I know it's bad to say but I got to the point where this cosplay doesn't interest me as much so therefore I wanna get it done as quickly as possible - The dress is done, the accessories are done, the socks I got, the wig I got, the apron overall complete BUT the big bow at the back which is the most refreshing part of this cosplay XD Hope to get it complete soon....

UPDATE 29/08/11

Yosha!!!! after half a year, I finally managed to finish this cosplay at last!! :D Bad thing is, since I made this dress around Jan, I gained weight so the dress was a little bit of a squeeze ^^;; Nevertheless I was so happy I was finally in wonderland ~

Comments

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aww i love this manga! i really wanna cosply from it too - either ace or boris!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 14:33
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I've read only the first two volumes I think but I really like it! ^^ It's soo pretty! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010 - 22:44
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Alice <3

XDD I love heart no kuni no alice

I'm gonna be boris (ball version)
and pierce =3 <3

lol (the cat and the mouse)

by misfit_mosher on Friday, 14 January, 2011 - 18:45
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That is an awesome set of characters to cosplay ^^ - Kila was saying she'll be Ace for your group ^^ so wish I could be your Alice if I can get my cosplay finished ^^;;

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 15 January, 2011 - 13:47
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o wow your progress is coming on really well!

by InfiniteJester on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 - 20:51
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omg! I LOVE this series!! I wanna crossplay Boris XD

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 24 February, 2011 - 22:03
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lol seriously I need to finish this cosplay and set up a group <3

by Pandora-Chi on Thursday, 24 February, 2011 - 22:19
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yeah hehe :D
:3 wow loooks great <3 cant wait to see it when its doneee:3!!!!
<3

xxx

by misfit_mosher on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 03:07
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Thank you ^^ I have no idea when I'll get this done though... I need a wig for it now since I curled the one I was originally planning to use lol

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 23 March, 2011 - 18:55
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This is looking really gorgeous so far! I can't wait to see it finished : )
I've recently read Heart no Kuni no Alice as well and I'm planning to cosplay Elliot at some point. I think we definitely need to form a group :D

by lumpyspacepanda on Saturday, 9 April, 2011 - 15:23
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Ooohhh I love the dress! It looks wonderful :) xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Sunday, 26 June, 2011 - 01:46
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The dress for this looks really great! You'll make a great Alice ^-^

by Itsonlythefairytale. on Friday, 1 July, 2011 - 16:01
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You are so adorable!! <3

by Kacela on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 17:15
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Ohmaigod, those apron ruffles! So MANY! Looks amazing, definately worth all your hard work on it!
Everything looks so cute! x3

by KiraraYumi on Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 20:20
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oh wow this looks great ^^ cant wait to see finished 83

by Neverforever on Monday, 18 July, 2011 - 10:16
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SO DAMN CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 21:45
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D'aww looks so cute

by street-angel on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 18:54
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Great series, great costume!
You look like an Alice that stepped straight out of the manga 0.o
Its amazing how much you suit her.

by ValkyrieLight on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 19:05
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cuuuuuute!!!<333333

by CharmingTenshi on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 19:06
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YOU LOOK SO CUTE! And the background is amazing!!

by BabemRoze on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 19:20
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This dress is so cute and you look great in it. The shape of everything seems so wonderfully do.

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 - 09:13
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SO MUCH WINNNN... also btw our group may hopefully be doin heart no kuni to kita :) wud love it if u joined!

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 16:05
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Thank you so much everyone for these comments! After half a year I have finally done it!! XD

@ Babemroze - thank u so much sweetie and the background was from a park nearby which had really amazing forest scenery! I knew I had to get snap shots in this cosplay being there! 8D
@ Kila - oooh that'll be awesome! I would love to join your group but I'll see what happens though as I have quite a few cosplays and groups for kita - I've got like 4 or 5 cosplays lined up ^^;;;

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 16:59
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haha its no big deal hun, we're not totally sure it ifs def or not yet but one o our considerations so i just thought i would mention it :)

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 19:42
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ya you finally completed the outfit now ^^ The wig suits you really well ! one day I hope to try my hand at vivaldi and join you!

by XxSylentiumxX on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 - 20:43
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Oh gosh you make such a cute Alice!! <3

Yes, Yes. If/When I get my costume done I'd love to get some pictures with you sometime! <3

by Natsumi on Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 18:42
 

To-Do List

ApronHighPlanned
Blue dressHighPlanned
Head bandMediumComplete
Wrist bandLowComplete

Journal

Apron front and back (Posted 21st July 2011)

Whoops forgot to add this as an entry ^^;; Finished the apron with the bow ^_~ - apron still not perfect but it'll do :)

Shoes (Posted 21st July 2011)

I completely lucked out when I was in town today and found an almost identical pair with a 'T' bar strap, was in red, in my size and wasn't too expensive - just right I say :) all that was missing was the cross strap - when I got home, I cut four pieces of velvet ribbon and stuck them in the shoe(satin was another option but I wanted to give it a more 'expensive' look courtesey of something I learnt from my fashion idol Gok Wan :D) Ok it maybe a little bit of a naff idea but now I've got a pair of shoes that looks slightly lolitaish :D

Left image: Original
Right image: Edited

Wig (Posted 14th July 2011)

My gorgeous Alice wig arrived! At first I though the shade was a bit dark but it's perfect for her ^_~

Bottom half apron (Posted 13th July 2011)

This apron is by far the most tedious apron in the world! DX I wanted to get it so accurate with all the seams and lines and stuff - anyways, this is the first half of the apron

Apron sketch (Posted 13th July 2011)

After flicking through the first volume of the manga none stop, I drew out a VERY rough idea of the apron and goodness, no wonder I've been procrastinating this BADLY DX

Dress complete! (Posted 18th January 2011)

COMPLETED AT LAST!! HURRAH!! XD

Sleeve (Posted 18th January 2011)

A mock up of one of the sleeves before sewing it to the actual garment

Trimming (Posted 17th January 2011)

GAH!! Stupid stomach started rumbling &gt;.&lt; but that wasn't gonna stop me from at least finishing the hem of the dress! I was determine! Finished it .. but my god, it's safe to say I need something to eat now lol

Dress pattern 2 (Posted 17th January 2011)

Spent the entire afternoon finishing off the pattern - was very therapeutic but when I looked outside it was dark ^^;;; then again I went through 53 circles in total XD

Dress pattern (Posted 16th January 2011)

Spent a little time sketching out the gold circle pattern on the fabric before painting (just like the sleeve)

Sleeves progress! (Posted 16th January 2011)

Dylon gold fabric paint is awesome!! XDHurrah I'm getting somewhere!! ... steady on girl, you have yet to ease and attach a separate white piece on the edge and put the thing on the bodice before celebrating... T^T

Sleeves (Posted 16th January 2011)

Being on a roll to wanna complete this cosplay, I moved on to the sleeves where I simply cut out a circle stencil and lightly drew on the fabric of the outlines cos knowing me, if I used paint directly on the real thing it would end up being a child's art work DX

Bodice (Posted 15th January 2011)

Semi-finishing the collar, I then attached the bodice together using some lovely teal poly cotton I had left over from another cosplay ^o^

Collar (Posted 15th January 2011)

Today I did something which I dread doing for an outfit - the collar ¬¬ ... ok that doesn&amp;#039;t sound hard but god I find them soo annoying! for starters I drew out the collar pattern pieces then used white polycotton and some light weight interfacing for stiffening - not sure what to do about the holes in the collar...

Wrist band (Posted 17th December 2010)

* The wrist band was made with the same poly cotton fabric with interfacing and bordelaise anglais trimming stitched both ends - the thing was attached together with some snap fasteners

Head band (Posted 17th December 2010)

Normally I start with the garment first but seeing as how I'm pressed for time, I decided to make the accessories instead beginning with the head band -
* The head band was made with blue poly cotton painted with gold fabric paint ^^ had to be steady with my hand to paint an almost straight line... ¬¬ Literally is a bow and a rectangular piece of fabric put together

Alice ref (Posted 16th December 2010)

The blue always changes on her dress >.< but I had some left over fabric to match this shade :D