9th May 2011: Bunch of roses... For this bit, I needed my friend's advice on how I should arrange the roses trailing down on the side to not make it look weird... after we both arranged the roses and felt leaves, we stuck them down and I tested how it would look when worn(apologies for blurry photo >.<)
On one hand makes the cosplay look pretty but on the other, may need to add a few more roses or leaves in some places to cover up 'empty spaces'
6th May 2011: Gloves completed It's a bit messy but I think they look ok - the roses may look a little small but when I compared the scale of the roses on the gloves to the ones on the entire outfit, I think it's kinda accurate :3
6th May 2011: Gloves Today my tiny roses came through the post :D Now the black gloves that I purchased can be edited!! to start, I cut out small leaves out of felt and glued and hand sewed the roses on the edges
4th May 2011: Roses veil - before and after Title self explains itself - After I went on bit of a glitter painting rampage, I repainted the roses I used for my veil as I felt they looked a bit 'dead' and I think they look so much more better now (even if it's a shade darker XD)
Left image - Original roses
Right image - New and Painted roses
4th May 2011: Side roses Stuck roses and felt down to side although I kinda miscalculated ... the roses can be seen best when I'm viewed from the side but not from the front... I think it should be ok for now - I'll adjust it later if it does bother me more nearer to the time XD
4th May 2011: Leaves Stayed up painting some more roses to stick on the side of the dress - as an extra decided to cut some string of felt leaves to add to this
3rd May 2011: Roses THEY FINALLY CAME!!! This now means I have a chance to finish the cosplay for May *finger crossed* However, the colour was slightly lighter than I wanted them to be but with a bit of a glitter paint job, I darkened them - now they're all dark and sparkly :D
3rd May 2011: Arm bands complete After painting a few roses, I cut some felt leaves out and hot glued them at the top of the band - the glitter rubs off them but they look so much more prettier now ^^ I didn't cover the entire ring with roses cos I need room to put my arms down to the side XD - please let me be able to finish this, please!!
24th April 2011: Under dress Finished making the dress from taffeta and I added a couple layers of navy blue chiffon over to get that transparency affect - it looks a tad black but it is BLUE!!! I kinda over estimated the shade a bit with the chiffon ^^;;;
Image on the left is without a petticoat
Image on right is with the petticoat (not much difference but eh I think it's got enough of the right boost)
Ignore the blue hoody as I'm too lazy to put on the entire outfit (looking back at my design for it, I haven't quite stuck to the drawing but I still think it looks fine)
23rd April 2011: Petticoat Just a quickly made petticoat to give the outfit a bit more volume - made from one layer of organdy and two layers of tulle netting - since it's obviously see through I wore shorts underneath - I won't be wearing this with the cosplay on the day
23rd April 2011: Arm bands - better photo Just to show the arm bands a bit better - made two of them now and all I gotta do is stick the roses and felt leaves on the top
16th April 2011: Arm band - half done Been feeling a tad ill all this week, I unfortunately haven't done much progress :( - so I hurried on with the 'arm bands' today - I Notice from the art work that they're puffy so what I simply did was cut two rectangular pieces out, sew them together with one end open, sew the elastic in both ends and then before closing the opening, stuff it - still looks kinda weird atm and hoping that it can be rescued with the rose and leaves at the top (GOD I SO HOPE TO GOD THE ROSES ARRIVE >.<) I also added one row of ruffled taffeta and two rows of ruffled Organza at the top
8th April 2011: Wrap test Before going to sleep last night, I was roughly thinking about the pattern and construction of this - when I tested it, it was just as I suspected ^^ all I had to do was hem all edges of a rectangle and sew two rows with a wide straight stitch on one end and about 2 3rds down the fabric do another two rows of stitching and afterwards begin to gather the fabric ^^ I tucked this into my leggings to test how it will be hung on the garment
8th April 2011: Trail test Testing the trail today by pinning onto the bodice to see how it drapes and I like it ^^ - just gotta test the black wrap thing and sew them together - yay progress!!
7th April 2011: Black drape URGH!! Why do I torture myself with adding ruffles to the bottom of the black cape thing >.< This line of ruffles is over 7ms long and took blimey ages to hem and create! nevertheless glad I finished with the ruffles and sewed together the drape thing using a dress pattern .. but still need to alter the shape a bit as it looks quite frumpy at the bottom when I wear it..
6th April 2011: Bodice Used a chinese shirt top pattern and finished the bodice - bit plain though - was thinking of adding a corset or underbust one for more detail but that decision is gonna be left til the end - still got a long way to go -_-
16th March 2011: Veil - rose close up Only took a few hours to make - anyways this is a close up of the roses I'm using - I'm thinking of buying a few more packs to do all the roses on the dress as I'm too lazy to make them XD (maybe a few but not all, as there are tons of roses on the cosplay) As a nice touch, I cut out small leaves out of felt - best part is it saves on hemming and it's cheap 8D
16th March 2011: Veil hemming As the veil is one of the easiest part of the outfit, I have made a start on it - made with organdy, I hemmed one end first with bias tape and gathered the other end - then I hemmed that - as stated before I can't stand seeing raw ugly eges
16th March 2011: Roses As I really do wanna make a start on this dress as it's so gorgeous, about a month ago, I ordered some blue roses as testers for this cosplay - as it was a very pale blue, I glittered it up with some dark blue glitter glue (you have no idea how hard I had to look to find this colour ¬¬)I'm a little unsure bout it but I think it's just because I haven't made the entire outfit yet
16th March 2011: Sketch (please ignore the construction stuff round it) ^^;; As the art work is a little bit odd upon the bottom of the dress, I decided to redraw it to a version which I'll be happy to make - from the sketch it looks like it going to be a long ball gown for me as I think it works better than to have a short skirt with something see through draped over.
15th March 2011: Odds and ends art work reference Again, I have to try and make up the back for this and can't see the front detail but can use this to my advantage later on =b
Solaria - 25th January 2011
I love this one *3* its sooooo gorgeous i cannot wait to see :3
Sorry if im ruining it if youre not far but that isnt Alice >< I was tricked too~
Pandora-Chi - 25th January 2011
@ Navigator nami - It is very pretty ^^ and OMG that isn't Alice??? I haven't read too far within the manga so I didn't know :( Regardless I'll go through with this cosplay as 'Alice' and thanks so much for telling me! ^^
Solaria - 25th January 2011
Im sorry i feel so rude now D8 But yes it is pretty you'l do it justice *3*
Pandora-Chi - 25th January 2011
No worries it's all fine -^^- I'm so glad you told me cos this means I should read much further into the manga til I know the 'mystery' behind this cosplay and thanks for being so thoughtful *hugs* I really hope I will be able to do my best with this x
Suzunerd - 25th January 2011
O wow one of my fave Alice Artworks Looking forward to seeing this 8D
Ayame - 31st January 2011
Soooo pretty. you will look really lovely ^_^
Darkiekun - 16th March 2011
Oh I hope I get to see you when I am Will of the Abyss D8
Pandora-Chi - 16th March 2011
@ Sora - oooh I hope to catch you as Will of the abyss and would be cool to get a photo with you ^^ - that's an extra push for me to finish making this outfit x
Anonymous - 9th April 2011
Pretty. Shame I can't see the whole costum.
Anonymous - 9th April 2011
This is going to look so pretty, can't wait to see it finished.
InfiniteJester - 16th April 2011
wow lookin so amazin so far! wish i cud be there to see this!
LemonPanda - 17th April 2011
this is looking amazinggg >3< i knew you'd do this justice tbh :3
can;t wait to see it completeeddd<3
Ichigo-Chan - 3rd May 2011
Wonderful progress, looks so pretty & can't wait to see this completed.
SamanthaKaiba - 5th May 2011
the progress is looking really good on this...cant wait to see it completed
InfiniteJester - 5th May 2011
it looks sooooo prettttty i wish i cud be there to see thiss!
Pandora-Chi - 5th May 2011
Thanks so much guys for these wonderful comments as they keep me going -^^- and Kila, provided it doesn't get destroyed when I wear it at the expo, one day when I hopefully meet you at a cosplay event, I wouldn't mind re-wearing this - it would be awesome to arrange a Pandora hearts group and I would love to get photos of you as Jack xx
j_mercuryuk - 1st June 2011
Wow, this is beautiful. I just love the look of it....grrrr, why are you so good at making pretty cosplays.... :P
Frederica la Noir - 1st June 2011
This was really beautiful such a lovely costume :) It was lovely getting to meet you at expo :) Can't wait til LFCC for the Princess Group :)! xxx
Pandora-Chi - 2nd June 2011
Thank you so much everyone <3 but I'm planning to take some better photos to show it off a bit better - it was so windy that day XD
@gaming goddess - aww you're too kind ^^ it was lovely to meet you too my dear - u were one of the cutest Chis I've ever seen <3 and I look foward to our next meeting x
@samantha - thank you my dear ^^
@jmercuryuk - haha I'm insane for choosing the more prettier outfits but I could never have the patience to do fine detailling like hand embroid everything like you - I think THAT'S amzing!! but thanks so mmuch my lovely x
@ fredirica - eeeeee!! <3 I can't wait til I see you again for the Disney group!!!It's gonna be epic! <3 <3 x
PintSized_13 - 2nd June 2011
OH WOW!! this dress is GORGEOUS! You suit her so perfectly xD
InfiniteJester - 5th June 2011
amazing as alwaysss :) u make such a lovely Alice!
CrystalNeko - 8th June 2011
I'm sad I missed you in this, you look amazing! (And I always love your lying down shots XD!) Such a pretty costume!
Pandora-Chi - 8th June 2011
Thank you so much guys :) and Fi I dunno why but I love doing lying down shots ^^;; hope to take some more photos with this cosplay cos I'm really proud of it <3 I swear I really am too obsessed with this character ^^;; There's so many other variants I wanna do of Alice its unbelievable ... It's almost like I wanna change my user name to 'pandora_alice' or something lol
Sailorette - 9th June 2011
you looked so beautiful <3 you did an amazing job, and so happy i saw you both days. Hope to see more of your amazing work at LFCC or japanese arts festival? xx
DuskatNight - 22nd July 2011
Ooo Wow. You look so pretty. :3
Darkiekun - 22nd August 2011
Oh Aliceu! XD Awesome seeing you this weekend sexy dress you have there 8D
Neverforever - 24th August 2011
This is sooooo pretty, you suite her so well ^^ And I love the sparkly flowers <3
Koiice - 25th August 2011
Amazing Alice hun, our fight scene was so epic we stunned the entire audience, Teddie is so floppy and holey from the epicness xD Till next time ;)
JustPeachy - 31st August 2011
You look so gorgeous! I love you dress its perfect!
Natsumi - 31st August 2011
I don't think I saw this at aya in person but the photos look fab! Beautiful work<3
Anonymous - 1st September 2011
I love the new photos for this, you look lovely!
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