Crimson-Duchess
 


Costume :The Red Queen
Source :American McGee's Alice: Madness Returns
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Gemucon 2013


Costume Photos

Enjoy your last moment

Madness in your mind.

Seconds from the axe

Bow to the Queen

Insanity

Choose to look around you...

You don't know, your own mind!

There is no method

Off with your head!

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £100+
Time Taken : 2 months/ 63 hours


Comments

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All hail, our Queen

by JaeXD on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 21:55
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This is FANTASTIC!

You look amazing! <3

by NakedSalad on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 22:02
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So much detail and hard work, you look amazing!! :D

by Puppykitten14 on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 22:05
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hnnnnng <3

by eternal_aranel on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 22:09
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I can't believe I never recongised you in this costume, but you look totally amazing! probably the best cosplay during Fushi weekend.

by Ichigo-Chan on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 22:11
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Wow, this is beautiful, you have done a fantastic job!

by Alyx on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 22:45
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Wow, so awesome, I love it!! *__*

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 22:46
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Lovely costume! Looks amazing!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 22:48
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that was i grait cosplay you have i remember seeing it

by vallon on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 22:52
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this is awesome! great job

by Leolarua on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 22:57
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Love this!! Amazing work =)

by MissColzyChan on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 23:26
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wow!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 1 December, 2011 - 23:41
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OMG! The dress is absolutely amazing! Gorgeous work! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 00:00
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You looked so lovely in this ;____; for srs

by Jyagaimo on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 01:30
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Brilliant costume. Love the detail

by Sephirayne on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 10:48
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This is a gorgeous cosplay! Really amazing work =D

by Kacela on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 20:26
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I never recognised you either XD
Great job on all the small details, the hard work really paid off ^^

by Tsuchinoko on Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 20:36
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I know you from a friend who`s making the same cosplay, she`s from Argentina, she`s called Paula :) you look STUNNING in this!

by sandysuicide on Friday, 9 December, 2011 - 00:18
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Ahaa Paula! Yes I've been giving her all my guidance on the steps that I myself took to constructing this monster~ Thank you for such a great compliment! <3

by Crimson-Duchess on Friday, 9 December, 2011 - 19:06
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Amazing! Can't wait to compliment you in person! One of my fave games! :D

by alienqueen on Sunday, 8 April, 2012 - 20:31
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Thank you all for such nice comments, and I can't wait to see everyone when wearing it~ AlienQueen I'll be around on the Sat for Kita so I'll have no worries about being approached for loves! Anything for a fellow lover of the game~ <3

by Crimson-Duchess on Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 - 21:50
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Congratz on showcase hunny <3

by L4dyPaiNe_X on Sunday, 5 August, 2012 - 18:04
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Ooooh wow!

Congatz on the showcase, This is amazing! *O*

by Karakulz on Sunday, 5 August, 2012 - 18:12
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Oh my god this is so gorgeous!

by tripletriad on Sunday, 5 August, 2012 - 22:02
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Thank you all! I really appreciate all of your comments~ It's really touching that I was chosen out of so many others~ <3

by Crimson-Duchess on Monday, 6 August, 2012 - 10:28
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This is just wonderful! I can't even... absolutely gorgeous!!

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 9 August, 2012 - 19:25
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This is wonderful and i feel for you when you mention about the amount of material you needed ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Thursday, 9 August, 2012 - 19:27
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Thank you! QuQ Really, I'm so happy to have your comments, it means a lot to me <3

by Crimson-Duchess on Thursday, 9 August, 2012 - 21:11
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This is amazing !!! I love that u put so much LOVE into your work !!!
especially all the painting and stuff !!!
this turned out G R E A T !!!

I love this dress ♥
~ b e a u t i f u l ~

by KC-HOME on Saturday, 11 August, 2012 - 19:14
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This is stunning, I love all the painting. Such a beautiful dress!

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 14 August, 2012 - 20:06
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Uwaah Thank you! Thank you so much! Yes lots and lots of love went into this project and I'm very happy to have such a response about it! One trip to the A&E was worth this outcome~

by Crimson-Duchess on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 - 00:00
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Fantastic work! <3

by Megapher on Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 - 19:43
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Thank you very much~ <3

by Crimson-Duchess on Monday, 22 October, 2012 - 16:40
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I forgot that this had gone up as a Showcase, Well done my dear, you looked simply radiant and stunning, that dress is a work of Art ^_^

by Manticore on Wednesday, 14 November, 2012 - 02:15
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Love it. It looks amazing :) :O your attending Gemucon!! I can't wait to see it ^^

by Ros3ify on Saturday, 15 December, 2012 - 13:46
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Awww thank you thank you!~ QuQ
And yes I am hehe, and I can't wait to chat to you! ^_^

by Crimson-Duchess on Sunday, 16 December, 2012 - 20:26
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Lovely job on this! The detailing is gorgeous! Look forward to meeting you at Gemucon, I'll bring sweets for back stage! :3

by Raye-chan on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 22:08
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It'll be lovely to meet you too~! And thank you for so many compliments <3 Hopefully we can find each other right away at the start of the con :3

by Crimson-Duchess on Monday, 4 March, 2013 - 23:32
 

Journal

Blouse work (Posted 2nd December 2011)

I decided to make the actual patterned part of the sleeve de-tatchable away from the main part of the blouse, so I used elastic in the ends of the sleeves to fix them down in place.

All skirts and painting finished (Posted 2nd December 2011)

Finally with everything painted on,fashioned and secure and weighting my body down like a hippo, I could move on with the task of constructing a blouse that was just to the game, but could also have some practical functions. Also here, I think is when I made my bloomers to wear underneath this all~

Paint work on the underlayer pannels (Posted 1st December 2011)

Matching the stripes up right was just, hell almost! Though through sheer patients and the knowing of what might be he end result kept me going.

Front skirt paint (Posted 1st December 2011)

I had the front of the skirt brought up into a slight arch, so trying to fit the different levels of heart and twirled pattern rightly, was a problem. Though with a little fiddling here and there I managed to get it to a place where it looked presentable.

Finished band and corner (Posted 1st December 2011)

That corner hated me.... And I dreaded making my way around to the other side!

Third skirt layer paint work (Posted 1st December 2011)

Freezer paper stenciling makes this project alive today! The only thing I had, was only being able to do small segments at time to make sure I painted it all equally.

All plain layers together (Posted 1st December 2011)

Hoisted up on my mannequin in the place where I could see the entire bottom and turn the piece around so I could focus on the hems of all areas, before I started the paint work.

Secondary two pannel skirt overs (Posted 1st December 2011)

The space I needed for these things was HUGE, just trying to fit out half of one almost swalloed my living room whole.

Pleating work on the first skirt (Posted 1st December 2011)

Sooooooo much white.....
Ironing....
White....

The layers of skirt (Posted 1st December 2011)

Underneath is a long section of black skirt and then the dark maroon coloured over skirt that goes all the way around, rather than just a single panel at the front. I know this made it a little heavier, but I felt better for it, knowing that I didn't flop out on any details.

Hoop skirt and petticoat work (Posted 1st December 2011)

The body of the actual dress depended on the span of the bottom skirt, so I brought in a HUGE 6 hoop skirt, and over this what I put together was some stiff gathered netting petticoats, and to add an extra poof up to the top segment, was a shorter gathered layer of nets that goes between the over-white one that ends toward the middle.