Frederica la Noir

Costume :Aleera
Variant :Dress Commision
Source :Van Helsing
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Side Close Up

Side View

Finished - Back Close Up

Finished - Back

Finished - Front Close Up

Finished - Front


Costume Information

Time Taken : 60+ hours

My first [non jewelry/accessory] Commision,

This is for a lady [from the other side of the world] who tracked me down over the internet to make her an Aleera Dress.

I was very honoured to get this commision as she spoke so highly my cosplay :') haha I only hope I can live up to her expectations!



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Oooooh wow :o good luck with this hun! You deserve it :D

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 - 09:32
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OMG I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! You 100% deserve this! :3 Good luck - I'm sure you'll make her proud x

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 27 June, 2011 - 18:43
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by J-Po on Saturday, 23 July, 2011 - 23:09
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Congrats on getting this commission. Can't wait to see the finished result.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 24 July, 2011 - 05:32
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Woah this looks amazing so far, I can't wait to see more progress!

by Eloraborealis on Sunday, 24 July, 2011 - 19:05
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Thankyou guys ^^ I should have it finished soon, I can't wait to get it all done :D x

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 - 12:05
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Ooh, this is looking gorgeous. Nice to see all the progress shots and the detail on the bodice, since I missed all that with your Aleera :P. Congrats on getting the commision too! ^_^

by Quinzel on Wednesday, 27 July, 2011 - 18:13
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This is lovely, the detailing is just gorgeous! Congrats on your first costume commission :)

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 15:41
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OMG THIS IS SOO SOO BEAUTIFUL!!! You've done such an amazing job on your first commission - she's gonna be so happy with this!!! Congrats! x

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 16:01
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Beautiful! I'm sure you client will love it :D

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 17:38
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Well done hun, it's gorgeous!

by Leonie Heartilly on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 17:44
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So Enchanting!! Fantastic work on this, I might have to commission you to make Verona for me if I don't get my butt in gear one day haha ^_^

by ElegantAura on Monday, 1 August, 2011 - 20:02
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This is stunning!!! you have done an amazing job!! <3

by Alyx on Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 - 11:21
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I love how you made sasha pose - looks stunning - just like the original! :)

by gaming_goddess on Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 - 11:45
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Hehe thankies everyone! The client loves the dress (from the photos atleast) I'm posting it today so yay!

Oh and there are more photos those ones are just to show the dress, I figured I may as take as many photos as possible before I send it so will upload some more at somepoint :D!


by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 - 12:06
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Uwaaaaah!!! It looks so pretty!!!!! Well done my dear <3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 2 August, 2011 - 16:15
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OMG ...this is stunning!! You are so talented!

by Luna Ciele on Sunday, 13 November, 2011 - 20:55
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How did you make this!?
I wanna cosplay as her but I needs helps and this is so far the best I have ever seen :D

by CassieAnimelove on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 03:21

Shopping List

10meters of gold ribbon£4.00Bought
8 yards Pink translucent fabric£5.40Bought
1meter Pink translucent fabric£0.60Bought
1meter 3mm gold ribbon£0.50Bought
5meters pink fabric£20.00Bought
Pack of hooks n eyes£1.00Bought
Pink Zip£0.30Bought
1000m Pink Thread £1.00Bought
3.5 meters of pink/gold beaded ribbon trim£7.00Bought
1meter pink beaded trim£3.50Bought
10meters of white/gold ribbon£4.00Bought
Gold Sequin trim£1.00Bought


And it's Finally Finished! (Posted 1st August 2011)

After 2weeks of solid work this commision is finished all that's left to do is to contact the commisioner and finish the payment process (well that's if she likes the dress!)

All I pray is that it fits her! I added a ribbon at the top of the shoulders to prevent the shoulders from falling down (a problem I had with my dress as the sleeves are too heavy) but as she'll be waring a long wig it won't be visible and as this isn't a for a cosplay I doubt she'll mind all that much other she'll be body tapeing herself into the dress (which won't be desirable me thinks!)

well *fingers crossed*


Hand Sewing takes forever xD (Posted 24th July 2011)

Looking at what I've made so far I don't feel like I've accomlished that much considering I've spent well over 20hours on it. Saying that so much of it has been hand sewn, I made all the embelishments roung the waist so they took quite a while to get done, not mention making the sewing pattern for the top lining part so that it has good support and will fit well. I've spent alot more time on this costume than I did on my own lol, guess I don't want to dissapoint my first customer :). But in all honesty I probably wont take on another dress commision as the amount of time and effort I put in the payout isn't time effective, not to mention how stressful its been.

The next parts will be relatively quick to make in comparrision, and I'm well on my way to meeting my deadline of July 31st ^^