Darkiekun
 


Costume :Will of the Abyss
Source :Pandora Hearts
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Alcon 2012


Costume Photos

Alyss

Waiting

Run away with me

Come to me

Swish

How did you all get in here?

Pandora

Set me free

Oh silly Oz

Well hello there

Welcome

In the Abyss

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £200 ish
Awards : ShortListed for Cosplay Corner Comp May 2011 - Couples Runnerup

Description
The plan!
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The plan after seeing a really awesome Will of the Abyss while randomly looking has inspired me to have a detailed and lacy version of this dress! I want to have a nice lacy feel over the top of the main dress with small details like maybe some hand beading and other stuff.

I'm currently looking into wigs and lace at the moment looking for white/silvery lace and then maybe having some beads and other stuff later on ^-^ Hoping this will turn out well ^^;

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The hardest part of this cosplay at the moment is spending money D8 xD Well actually I am finding a lot of this cosplay difficult as I have never made a dress before let alone on this scale!
Either way I want this to be perfect so I am trying to learn as much as I can as I do this dress.
This dress will be having a lot of beads and glitter on and this will be the most time consuming part of the cosplay.
I have a feeling I will need to buy some more Glitter though ^^;

The easiest part of this cosplay at the moment would have to be the fabric roses. I have never made anything like them before but they where such fun to make! I used duchess Satin shaped a long strip into petal like shapes and burned carefully around the edges and then put together in a rose like way. They look really pretty to me I love them!

My mum helped me get the length of the dress right as it was much to long the first time. She was too scared to cut it as it was a lot of money for all that fabric. We both where thinking she cut it too short at one point so we both was panicking a little lol. But all is well the Skirt is the right length now!

I have learned many many things on this cosplay from fabric roses making, how long it takes to bead anything, how to make a corset (Kinda), how to make a dress, How to feel like a bride (XDDD), Plushie making and how to use body tape!
All of these things are new to me so this was a totally difference path to my usual cosplays!



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Will of the Abyss is going to;

KitaCon 2011
MCM May Expo 2011
Alcon 2012


Comments

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Ooh,your doing this for may expo? :3
I'm now very tempted to cosplay PH again ~

Yay Will of the abyss ^-^

by Itsonlythefairytale. on Saturday, 15 January, 2011 - 16:32
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yay :D <3 this will be awesome !

by misfit_mosher on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 - 14:36
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I like. Alot.
May I ask what day you are doing this? :3

by Lunarbean on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 - 22:10
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Thank you ^^ I am being her on Sunday of Expo

by Darkiekun on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 - 22:21
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looks good like to see it finished

by katsarayuki on Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 - 19:49

I can't wait to see it finished! It looks so good so far :D

by Warpy on Sunday, 23 January, 2011 - 01:09
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The plushie is brilliant, gotta love that creepy thing :D
The stitched eyes are the perfect effect.

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 24 January, 2011 - 14:06
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That plushie looks amazing ^^ great work!

by Zelda on Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 21:59
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Love those contacts and everythings looking wonderful so far ^w^ You make such a pretty Will of the Abyss <3
Absolutely love the neck-roses *A* so lovely!

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 21:06
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wig pics look sooo pretty! u really suit her!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 21:13
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Most amazing wig EVAR
Can't wait to see this done 8D

by Yes-My-Lord on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 21:37
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Wig is gorgeous! This suits you =)

by Bambi. on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 21:41
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oooowow this is looking so lovely 8D
I'll have to nab you as Alice <3

by Solaria on Thursday, 3 February, 2011 - 22:39
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This is looking really awesome! The wig really suits you ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 01:54
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Can't wait to see this finished,
its looking good so farrr c:
&That wig looks good on you!
I'm real excited for Mayyy 8D ( /Am changing during the day on Sunday, prolly midday-ish, so we should still have a mini-shoot yersss? )

by Cheetos on Friday, 4 February, 2011 - 15:53
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Cheetos: Thanks! Yes we should totally have a Shoot when you are Oz on the Sunday!
And Thank you to everyone else who likes it so far ^0^

by Darkiekun on Monday, 7 February, 2011 - 22:34
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This is looking so stunning! <3 Cant wait to see more progress... though OUCH xD thats a big wallet dent! The fabric looks lovely though ^w^

Hope I see you around in May! Would love to ninja you for some pics <3 (Will hopefully be wearing Jack with my Glen, weather permitting xD)

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 24 February, 2011 - 23:14

Can´t wait to see it finished

by Miku Hatsune on Friday, 25 February, 2011 - 08:35
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So loving the corset so far hun!! you'll look a princess once it's done :D Keep it up!!

by Zedela on Friday, 25 February, 2011 - 22:11
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its beautiful on you darkie :3

by Zanaso Rymm on Saturday, 26 February, 2011 - 09:37
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This looks SO nice! <3

by Cheetos on Sunday, 27 February, 2011 - 14:29
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Wow! This is looking really impressive! So shiney *_*

by Lady Bahamut on Sunday, 27 February, 2011 - 15:15
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Really interesting watching your progress on this.
I like the subtle touches like the lace insert and the glitter glue is super effective, just catching the light it's a really nice effect I wouldn't have considered.
Have you thought about using plastic boning in the top, just to keep it smooth down the seams?

Looking forward to the finished thing!

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 1 March, 2011 - 12:24
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@Amy-Lou: Thank you! Glad you like it and I didn't think of trying that I shall try and see if I can get that to work thanks for the idea!

by Darkiekun on Tuesday, 1 March, 2011 - 13:47
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This is looking absolutely beautiful! the lace is a very gorgeous touch to the cosplay ^_~ I seriously will wanna get a photo of this cosplay when it's complete x

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 1 March, 2011 - 20:49
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You look stunning! just wow ^^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 21:51
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Gorgeous <3
Really loving this x3

by Solaria on Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 22:12
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I love your progress on this!
Can't wait to see it fully complete and IRL!
You look so nice it itttt ;w;
I'm VERY excited| Can't wait to get picsss~ 8D 8D

by Cheetos on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 09:47
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Looks cute so far. ^o^

by Mangamad on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 10:25
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You look so adorable!

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 13:25
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Yay 8D Moved this forward to Kitaconnnn~
I can't wait to get pics as Oz with you as WotA <3

by Cheetos on Thursday, 3 March, 2011 - 22:42
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My lord!
This looks absolutely amazing!!

by ZOMBIEfurby on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 16:19
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Gorgeous!
It looks rly good ;w;

by Cheetos on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 19:10
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wow it looks reallly good <3

by misfit_mosher on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 23:09
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you look amazing, ive never seen this anime but you make me want to watch it :D

by J-Po on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 23:15
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You looked so pretty <3
&I lol'd when I saw that you uploaded one of the bomb shots XD
"Just derpin', don't mind me"

by Cheetos on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 10:56
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@Cheetos: Oh but its funny XD I loved it so I posted it >D And thannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnk you C8

by Darkiekun on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 11:04
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Wow, I didn't realise this was you when I spoke to you. This is a gorgerous dress and a great cosplay.

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 21:19
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I saw this on the masquerade, you looked so beautiful <3 x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 21:32
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Thank you very much Glad you likes it ^0^

by Darkiekun on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 21:59
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Stunning - absolutely stunning! I love the mirror photo the best - it gives the right kinda feeling to this cosplay ^_~ I am so gonna hunt you down at the expo for a photo, it's beautiful work ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 22:11
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Oh woah~Loving all those details and lace *3* Beautiful job~~>w<)/ And you look amazing and really pretty! :3

by rocksanie on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 23:37
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This looks great ^_^. I especially love the rabbit >.<

by Quinzel on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 17:05
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I love the costume and the detail! You look so pretty in this, it really suits you. :3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Monday, 11 April, 2011 - 20:40
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This is just amazing, so happy I got to see it. So pretty and detailed ^^~

by Neverforever on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 11:13
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This looks gorgeous =]

by Stubbled Grapes on Sunday, 17 July, 2011 - 11:11
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This is really pretty! Love the detail that's gone into it :D

by roguearcanis on Tuesday, 5 March, 2013 - 00:06
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This is gorgeous! Looks stunning! And Really well done!!

by Yasmia on Saturday, 9 March, 2013 - 19:31
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I really love this cosplay! it looks amazing!

by Tori Yummai on Sunday, 21 April, 2013 - 10:34
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Such a stunning will of the abyss!!!

by Zelda on Thursday, 25 July, 2013 - 18:38
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This is perfect! You look absolutely beautiful as her, I love the wig especially!

by SubversiveRadioHost on Monday, 9 June, 2014 - 21:34
 

To-Do List

DressHighComplete
SleevesHighComplete
NecklaceMediumComplete
WigMediumComplete
Wrist RibbonsLowComplete
Leg RibbonLowComplete
Hair tiesLowComplete
White Leg RibbonLowComplete
Black Wrist RibbonsLowComplete
Plushie rabbitLowComplete
Blue rosesLowComplete

Shopping List

Lace£10.00Bought
White ribbon£0.00Bought
White Chiffon£8.85Bought
20 Crystalle Lights£3.99Bought
Duchess Satin - White£53.60Bought
Zip£0.65Bought
Bead shop vist£17.00Bought
Glitter Glue£5.00Bought
Body tape£3.99Bought
Black ribbon£2.56Bought
8 ACRYLIC RHINESTONE BEADS,CRYSTAL CLEAR, FLOWER SHAPED £3.49Bought
40 Clear AB/Rainbow Coated Round Beads - 4MM£1.50Bought
Wig£34.00Bought
144 5mm CLEAR iron-on hot-fix rhinestones diamond beads£2.50Bought
Garter£1.50Bought
20 12mm SKY BLUE ROUND STITCH - ON BEAD CARDMAKING GEM£1.65Bought
6 25X18mm CLEAR TEARDROP SEW-ON EPOXY CRYSTAL BEAD £1.85Bought
Mill Hill 6mm Small Bugle Beads: Crystal£1.79Bought
10 PCs 16mm White Fimo Polymer Clay Flower Beads DIY£2.00Bought
7 flower shaped FIMO polymer clay beads - white£3.00Bought
More Ribbons£7.00Bought
Total£165.92

Journal

Tattoo cover up result (Posted 16th March 2011)

After trying the Snazaroo and Foundation way of covering a tattoo I found it to be successful. Obviously I couldn't get rid of it fully but it is a lot less noticeable now than before! So I think i shall be doing this for Kita and Expo C8

Tattoo (Posted 13th March 2011)

After a comment about my Ying and Yang tattoo I have on my shoulder I have decided to get rid of it for KitaCon. I have seen a tutorial on-line using the skin colour Snazzaroo Face Paints and foundation. I shall practice this soon and see if I can get rid of most of it. If so then hopefully no one will ever know C8 XD

Hair ties (Posted 11th March 2011)

After finally finding reference to her hair ties I got myself a nice shade of ribbon and attached it to both plats ^^

YAY (Posted 10th March 2011)

I finally found Reference to Will of the Abyss' hair ties! I knew she had some obviously but I could never see what they looked like! And I has a photo now C8 Purple!

WIP shots (Posted 8th March 2011)

Today we did WIP shots of the full outfit. I didn't put on the leg ribbon as I didn't have the tape yet. With this shoot I have seen things to be edited so thats good ^^ I also decided against the idea of a petier and I still need to finish beading but I am over all quite happy ^^^

Sleeve WIP (Posted 5th March 2011)

Here is a finished sleeve. May add some more beads but not sure yet ^- Other one is almost done just needs the gems and lace inside.

Half a beaded flower (Posted 4th March 2011)

This has taken me over 1 and a half hours =_=..... But It's getting there lol Lots of beads to do yet! But yeah thought I would show you ^-^

Bow (Posted 4th March 2011)

The bow has some gems attached now and this awesome gemmed flower I found C8 I put it in the center of the bow as it is quite a big charm! But I love it ^0^

More beadsssssssss (Posted 3rd March 2011)

Today I went to Afflecs bead shop and spent £16 on beads ^^; I have some Swarovski Crystal beads more glitter glue, some white rose patches, more jewels to go around the edges as I ran out, some really awesome beads that look 3d........yeah i know that sound stupid XD, some sead beads, and some larger beads..... tis a lot of beads XD

Boning (Posted 1st March 2011)

Thanks to Amy-Lou I have decided to try boning for the first time. At first I ended up making my corset a lot smaller! But it is sorted now and it gives me a better bust now than before lol. I stole the boning out of an told corset and cut to shape ^-^

Bow details (Posted 1st March 2011)

Here is the bow detailing. I haven't finished adding beads to the bow yet but here is the general idea. has four white rose beads on the main bow and glitter aswell as many glass blue tear drop beads.

Sleeve WIP (Posted 1st March 2011)

Here is another WIP shot of the sleeves. I only have this one at the moment the other is still awaiting sewing lol This has three layers! One is chiffon, one is silver embroided lace and then the white duchess satin over the top. (this is pinned into place other than the duchess satin) This gives it a nice poofy look C8.The top 'petals' are also just pinned at the moment. Glitter with also be put on the sleeves soon enough xD

Progress (Posted 28th February 2011)

Top photo shoes the bow I have made for the dress. The top part is made of duchess satin like the rest of the dress and the other half of the bow is Chiffon and it is light and flows ^-^ It also breaks it up a bit to have a different texture in there. The middle two photos shows the work I have done on the bow at the moment. The top half has glitter details and the bottom half has blue tear drop beads stitched onto it.
The bottom two photos show 144 gems attached to the dress. obviously i couldn't show you all 144 gems in one shot XD But you get the idea. I have ran out and currently a waiting the next lot of gems ^^;
I also have attached some white rose beads to my corset ^-^

Glitter attack (Posted 27th February 2011)

I seriously love Glitter right now........ I looks really pretty on this dress! glad I bought it C8 Anyway I have edged my swishy skirt in glitter (See photo for the wet glitter picture) I have also drawn details in glitter on the long trail and edged my corset with glitter too. I have started to bead up my dress which is taking a long time lol. I now love anyone with beaded outfits. I see your suffering.

Edges (Posted 27th February 2011)

All the Edges are now Fray free woop! No more annoying things lol. They have been sealed up and looks a lot better without the Fraying.
Next is to make sleeves, beading, Lacing and glitter.
Still have to buy and edit a petticoat.

Retarded face alert =/ (Posted 26th February 2011)

Anyway ignoring the face here is the dress pinned slightly together (Aka the train is pinned onto skirt at the moment.)
This is what I have so far it flows down to my feet ^-^ Mum was laughing saying I am a bride =/

Swishy skirt (Posted 26th February 2011)

Still needs finishing at the edges but this is the general idea for this part ^-^ I love it it is very Swishy and fun XD........*Totally not showing off girly side*

Lace front (Posted 26th February 2011)

Here is the lace front pinned into place so I could see what it looked like on the front panel. I actually like it as it breaks up the white with some form o pattern. I shall stitch it on after work ^-^

The corset... (Posted 25th February 2011)

... is now fitted with a zip and has been lined for comfort. (See picture for lining.) The corset is nearly complete. Some edges to finish off and then to add to the cosplay with beads and glitter and other stuff.
Next will be the skirt!

Sleeve beginning (Posted 24th February 2011)

This is what I have done on one sleeve so far. Lot's to do yet but this is the basic at the moment. Have to attach layers inside and lase as well as the ribbons and the top 'petals' of the sleeves

Corset beginning (Posted 24th February 2011)

Here is the beginning of the Corset. I have never made a corset or a dress before (doesn't count Amy.) So this is a first and an expensive first. I can't mess this up! *pose* Anyway here is the start of the corset top part of the dress.

Shopping (Posted 24th February 2011)

I went shopping today for the dress and spent £67 ^^;
I bought 8 meters of Duchess Satin so I hope thats enough!
Probably won't be to annoy me XD
But shall start on this dress tonight!

Fabric (Posted 23rd February 2011)

Fabric wise for the dress I will need about 4 meters for the trail at the back. so roughly 8-10 meters of fabric. Was thinking about getting Duchess Satin (Or something Bridal) and the covering it with some chiffron or something nice to bead and so on. Also need extra black ribbon and Lace.

Wig (Posted 3rd February 2011)

Just some wig shots C8

Leg Ribbon (Posted 28th January 2011)

Here is some leg ribbon >D
Im either going to stitch it to some tights which i donno if will work to keep in place or use some body tape and hope it works that way. WIll have to plan this closer to May.

Finished necklace (Posted 28th January 2011)

The necklace is finally finished. It used all 3 meters of the stuff to make this D8. I need to get more ribbon now........sigh XD
I used the smallest roses I had made and here we are! Has all the loops and dangly parts seen in close ups of her necklace with Velcro to keep it in shape instead of just putting around my neck.

Necklace (Posted 28th January 2011)

Today I bought the ribbon to make the necklace. I am making it with velcro on the back so that it will look better than just shoving ribbon around my neck on the day of the expo ^-^ Pics soon as it's complete

Beginning of the plushie (Posted 22nd January 2011)

Here is the WIP shots of my Rabbit plushie I wish to carry about with me.
Showing what I did step by step and the head so far! I think it looks awesome for my first plushie attempt! XD

Fabric roses (Posted 21st January 2011)

All the fabric roses have been given a blue jewel in the center. I bought them the other day and they arrived today so now they have been attached and ^0^ I really like them C8

Bead counting (Posted 19th January 2011)

Today 47 of 212 beads arrived XD And I've just realised that isn't really a lot at all =/ I should really get about to looking for more beads but I'm really.... ill and just wanna zzzzz lol
But yeah many more beads to get! ^0^

So far (Posted 18th January 2011)

Here is some beads and lace I have bought so far. So much more to buy ^-^ My friend is also giving me some pearl beads when she has time too. Also pictured is the wig I have bought. I've bought off these before but they didn't deliver the wig saying it was out of stock so lets hope they have this one.

After seeing a tutorial on-line I saw how to make Fabric roses. Using some left over sky blue duchess satin from Aqua I am making an attempt to see if I can make roses ^-^
So far they look good but let's see when they are actually finished XD

Planning (Posted 15th January 2011)

Today I have realised I would love to have the rabbit plushie that Will of the Abyss carries about/turns into.
I will be making it like one of them plushie baby blankets you see with the head on the middle of a blanket. Or something like that. Maybe with alittle more form than just a head.
But that's the plan C8 I also bought myself the wig today ^-^