LinkyLex
 


Costume :Alice
Source :Pandora Hearts
Progress :Complete
Worn At :NemaCon 2012


Costume Photos

Door to the Abyss

High and Mighty

Bea Rabbit

Alice Baskerville

Character Reference

Scythe Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Around £80
Time Taken : Three Weeks

Description
Originally as part of a Pandora Hearts group which appears to have fallen through, now I just love the character and want to cosplay her often.

This costume was both fun, and a nightmare to work on! Mainly because in every reference picture and episode the design seemed to be different, so it was difficult making this accurate. I hope I've done a good enough job XD

To be worn at:
- NWC Manchester Meet; 07/06/2012 - Pandora Hearts Group
- Middlesborough NemaCon; 23/06/2012 - With RaikiriSkyfall as my Oz
- Play Expo; ??/10/2012
- London MCM Expo; 27/10/2012
- Leeds Thought Bubble; 17/11/2012 - With Melly as my Oz again!

Full costume info, construction details and photos: http://www.thelegendoflex.weebly.com/alice.html

Comments

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ANIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by jettyguy on Friday, 24 February, 2012 - 17:05
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stalky stalk. ^^ aliceeee <3 i wish i hadnt crossed oz off my cosplay list for this year now. :(

by RaikiriSkyfall on Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 22:03
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progress is looking great with the wig

by nanahara on Friday, 11 May, 2012 - 23:10
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so beautiful you will make a pretty alice

by Yuki-Kiba-Chan on Thursday, 17 May, 2012 - 21:42
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Ah you suit her alot! Pretty pretty

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 18 May, 2012 - 21:01
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this is so awsome cant wait to see it completed

by dan-dan on Saturday, 19 May, 2012 - 21:46
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Such a cute alice! <3

by SachikoYumi on Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 21:43
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ohhhh my God Lex, you look AMAZINGGGGGGGGG!!

by Plasticsharkattack on Sunday, 3 June, 2012 - 19:17
 

To-Do List

Buy WigHighComplete
Add Details to CoatHighComplete
Make Base CoatHighComplete
SkirtHighComplete
Jacket mock-upHighComplete
BowHighComplete
Add Zips and ButtonsMediumComplete
White ShirtMediumComplete
Modify BootsMediumComplete
Lace and Hair DiamondsLowComplete
AlterationsLowComplete
GlovesLowComplete
ScytheLowIn Progress

Shopping List

3 Mtrs Red Gabardine£18.00Bought
Base Boots£25.00Bought
Wig£21.00Bought
1 Mtr White Satin£2.50Bought
2 Mtrs White Polycotton£5.00Bought
Buttons, Zip & extras.£7.00Bought
Contacts£10.00Bought
Total£88.50

Journal

Almost There! (Posted 27th May 2012)

I've nearly finished Alice! yayaya!
I've just been shaping the diamonds which go on her shoes and at the ends of her plaits out of air drying clay.
It's my first time using modelling clay, so I'm pretty happy with the outcome, even if I'm having a bit of trouble with smoothening it out...
Hopefully I'll be able to fix that with a thin second layer later on, or with the paint though.

So yeah, as soon as they're dry they can be painted gold and then I'm pretty sure that's everything done! (well... minus the sycthe, but I don't count props towards the actual costume, and she rarely has it anyway XD)

I made a few adjustments and added a few things since my detailed image, but I'm not going to show you guys yet :P that was your last proper peek at it until the meet.

I'm so excited to wear this costume!
I've worked really hard to make it accurate and tried my best to miss nothing, so I hope everyone likes it!

More progress pics and details:
http://www.thelegendoflex.weebly.com/alice.html

Coat Finished! (Posted 21st May 2012)

I finally finished the coat!
All that's left to do is add the zip and the buttons which keep the panel in place. These wont change the appearance though, so I've decided to post costume details now.

Other than that I need to finish the scythe of course, which may take time, and quickly modify the boots once I have some more materials.

I love this costume so much, I can't wait to wear it and get proper photos!

EDIT: I've decided to go all out on this costume, I don't want to miss a single detail, so I'll be editing parts of the costume slightly. These are things people probably wont notice, but I want it as accurate as possible, so I'm doing it. If you notice anything that looks a little off, please, please tell me!

Coat Test & Wig (Posted 11th May 2012)

I seem to do nothing on this costume for ages and then tons all at once!
Today my wig arrived, so that got me in the mood for costume making instead of being lazy! I spent a while spinning around in the wig and dodging the cats trying to play with the tips (it's a VEERY long wig) and then got started on a mock-up of the coat.

The fabric I plan to use is expensive, so I really wanted to test my patterns out on something cheap first, and I'm glad I did, since I need a meter extra than I originally planned for.

So, I've ordered the fabric now, and uploaded some pics of the mock-up. It's very messy and only pinned together, not sewn, but I'm surprised at how easy it was to put together. I had the idea that it would be a lot trickier.

I also modified the gloves I bought, and styled/trimmed the wig (unfortunately after I'd taken photos!), just waiting for fabric and boots now!

More progress pics: http://www.thelegendoflex.weebly.com/alice.html/

Bow and Scythe (Posted 3rd May 2012)

It's been a relatively productive day today.
After dragging myself around various towns I got started on Alice. I figured I needed to at least do something while I wait for my wig and stuff to arrive.

So I made by bow, which turned out pretty well, and I got started on my scythe too. There's still a long way to go with that, but so far so good.

I'm planning to build on the scythe (both blade, and handle) with expanding foam, which I'll carve into shape before papier macheing it and painting.

More progress pics and details:
http://www.thelegendoflex.weebly.com/alice.html