Will of the abyss (Odds and Ends) - Pandora Hearts


London MCM Expo October 2011

MCM expo Oct 11 Parade winner (shared title)




Worn also at: Kitacon 4 April 2012

Yes I know another Pandora hearts cosplay but it's too beautiful to miss ^^ I wanted to work on her default design but the corset bit is honestly gonna give me some problems in comparison to this design ^^ SOO MANY RUFFLES.... ¬¬

UPDATE 24/08/11

Since doing the skit with the wonderful Pandora hearts groups at Ayacon, I feel really inspired to get this cosplay started for Oct Expo - it both dedicated to street-angel (who did an amazing version of this) and darkie-kun who is going to be my Jack in the artwork! :D Wish me luck with this guys! >:D

UPDATE 04/09/11

Lord I pray I can get this finished DX just a small update to say I am doing this cosplay for the SUNDAY of Oct Expo - if there are any Pandora hearts cosplayers wondering around, I'll love to get photos with you guys! <3 x

UPDATE 31/10/11

OMG!!! I seriously still can't believe what happened over the weekend! At first street-angel and I were supposed to have a photoshoot together, then cos she couldn't complete her original masquerade entry, she then asked me whether I would wanna join her as Will O.o I thought, ok, I have nothing to lose and it might be fun even though I was terrifed!!! DX

When it was the prejudging, I kept thinking, OH GOD, I'm gonna weigh street angel down cos I've only had two years of average sewing experinece >.< It was my first MCM expo masquerade parade and I was so damn shocked when they announced that we were the winners O_O

I'm sorry if anyone saw me cry afterwards DX I was just so damn surprised but so happy!! My first EVER award ... It still feels so unreal...I kept thinking what woulda happened if street-angel completed her original entry? ... mmm but anyways, I love you my dear Alice and feel so honoured to be sharing the prize <3 <3 and I so cannot wait to cosplay with you again!! and to all the lovely comments from everyone, I cannot expressed enough how truly greatful your kind words mean to me xxx

UPDATE 01/11/11

OMG!! Added a Video link!! - we were the 2nd entry at 1:30 - both of us knew we had bad timing issues but was so happy that people didn't seem to notice XD

UPDATE 06/01/12

Back in late Nov street angel and I decided to have a proper photoshoot with our costumes as we were so busy preparing for the Sunday masquerade and hadn't had much chance for the private shoot on the day. We decided on shooting early December and on the date we chose, it was not only freakin cold but raining hence wet ¬¬ wasn't completely ideal conditions but we braved it anyways and it was well worth it! As always I thank street angel and Foxy for this fabulous shoot :3 I love the photos!! <3


InfiniteJester posted on 7 February, 2011 - 20:20
good luckkk! *sooo wants to steal u when u do this as jack*

Pandora-Chi posted on 7 February, 2011 - 21:27
Hehe ^^ I'll be prepared but happy to come away with you xxx I hope I will get to do this version of the abyss x

FusionRose posted on 13 July, 2011 - 16:44
So beautiful <3 Can't wait to see this hun, you'll look gorgeous x.

Darkiekun posted on 24 August, 2011 - 11:23
Be meh Abyss when Im this Jack D8

InfiniteJester posted on 31 August, 2011 - 15:04
oooo for oct expo?? cant wait to see thissss *also now you make me want to bring Jack for it :) what day u thinkin o doin this?

SamanthaKaiba posted on 31 August, 2011 - 15:07
cant wait to see pictures of this...you will look great

street-angel posted on 31 August, 2011 - 15:15
I see you having all the problems I did XD *eyes up fabric for Alice* Hm....I do like that red dress

White Tigress posted on 31 August, 2011 - 15:18
The corset looks really pretty and well made! Very much looking forward to seeing more progress :)

Pandora-Chi posted on 31 August, 2011 - 15:54
Aww thank you so much guys for these comments - I just can't believe the annoyance I'm having with the bodice DX but I'm forever grateful for your words of encouragement to make me keep on going ^_~ x @ Kila - I was thinking the Sunday as I've got the Disney princess group for the Saturday planned :D And ooh you really coming to Oct Expo?! 8D If u r yes please bring your Jack down!! I so wanna get photos with u and finally be able to meet u at last! xx @ Charlotte - I share your pain XD Hopefully I'll get through this cosplay unharmed ^^; ... and you know, I would LOVE to get photos with an Alice in a red dress ^_~ *hint hint*

InfiniteJester posted on 31 August, 2011 - 18:39
:P yusss im booked and everything now for expo with sammie and our tickets arrived for the train the other day :) Sunday I mayyyy be free cos I was consdierin Imitation Black but im happy to bring Jack instead. i shall discuss with sammie but shud be ok :)

messengercat posted on 1 September, 2011 - 09:45
So much shiny fabric for a very pretty costume, I do like the lacing up the back of the bodice.

Kacela posted on 2 September, 2011 - 20:11
Progress looks fantastic, I adore this outfit. You will look so beautiful!

Darkiekun posted on 2 September, 2011 - 20:50
o3o And heres me with just two lapels....... looking so stunning D8

gaming_goddess posted on 4 September, 2011 - 16:27
oo looking forward to this - your gonna look so beautiful :)

BladeyCakes posted on 4 September, 2011 - 16:31
Such a pretty version *w* I'm pretty sure I'm doing my Jack cosplay at expo, with my Glen too, so hope we can nab you for a few photo's at some point <33 Cant wait to see this!

Kestral posted on 5 September, 2011 - 19:10
Looks gorgeous so far!! I'm quite jealous, I'd love to make this cosplay one day xD Can't wait to see it finished ^^

SamanthaKaiba posted on 6 September, 2011 - 01:27
loving the progress...cant wait to see it complete...you will look beautiful

eternal_aranel posted on 6 September, 2011 - 10:24
This is looking stunning!

XxSylentiumxX posted on 6 September, 2011 - 23:31
Guess who! ;D awesome progress so far! just from the corset detail alone I can tell its going to be a stunning piece :D Hope it goes well !!

Solaria posted on 7 September, 2011 - 07:03
This is looking amazing you have all the details there <3

J-Po posted on 10 September, 2011 - 21:22
wo the detail is so professional really well done

Natsumi posted on 10 September, 2011 - 21:25
Whoa such beautiful work!! *__* This looks so....wow...I'm very impressed. You're going to look so beaaaautiful!

Sakurastar123 posted on 10 September, 2011 - 22:16
This looks so beautiful; the detail that you have out into the cosplay so far is looking amazing ^^

SamanthaKaiba posted on 10 September, 2011 - 23:12
This looks beautiful...I love it

Neverforever posted on 14 September, 2011 - 14:53
This looks amazing! Cant wait to see it finished ^^

HatsuneHawke posted on 18 September, 2011 - 20:03
I cant wait to see this in person, its really stunning, a job well done!

Ichigo-Chan posted on 18 September, 2011 - 22:03
You can never stop impressing me with your cosplays. Progress is looking so amazing, I love every detail you put into this cosplay so far.

Freyarule posted on 18 September, 2011 - 22:14
This is looking so gorgeous! I love it <3

xXLolitaRoseXx posted on 25 September, 2011 - 01:23
It's so gorgeous~ *q* I can't wait to see how this will turn out~! <3

Emzone posted on 3 October, 2011 - 23:53
Looking awesome!

KiraraYumi posted on 11 October, 2011 - 12:29
Wow, this looks simply amazing! Cannot wait to see the final result! x3

FuriePhoenix posted on 11 October, 2011 - 18:05
love the wig!!!

SlimDefinition posted on 11 October, 2011 - 18:45
I've not seen the anime yet, but I've seen the interest that's come with it and I've seen lots of pictures of Will of the Abyss. That costume is stunning.

SamanthaKaiba posted on 22 October, 2011 - 12:12
loving the preview picture...you look great

Kacela posted on 22 October, 2011 - 14:52
Oh I knew this would be gorgeous! Great job, you look stunning x

KiraraYumi posted on 31 October, 2011 - 22:57
Gah, I missed seeing you in this! D8 You look gorgeous in it too and everything looks so perfect and wow! <3

street-angel posted on 31 October, 2011 - 23:05
It was a pleasure and an honour to cosplay with you <3 As to whether you'd 'dragme down' I direct you to the following for my thoughts on the matter ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJxrX42WcjQ

Pandora-Chi posted on 31 October, 2011 - 23:45
Wow I didn't expect such an amazing recpetion with this cosplay but thank you so so much everyone <3 I'v never been so damn proud of myself :D @ street-angel - awww, that link is so so lovely <3 <3 I feel another tear fest coming T^T

Nomes posted on 1 November, 2011 - 00:37
Stunning cosplay. Congratulations. :)

J-Po posted on 1 November, 2011 - 11:35
you looked beautiful!!!

KiraraYumi posted on 1 November, 2011 - 13:46
AAAH, congrats on winning! 8D You totally deserved it, you both look gorgeous!

messengercat posted on 1 November, 2011 - 14:04
Very beautiful, and congrats on the award!

Kestral posted on 1 November, 2011 - 14:29
This looked absolutely amazing when finished!! Congrats muchly on the masquerade win =D

SlimDefinition posted on 1 November, 2011 - 19:07
I haven't seen Pandora Hearts yet, but you look epic as Will of the Abyss. I have seen a lot of pictures and heard a fair bit about her. Thanks for the comment on Beatrix.

FuriePhoenix posted on 1 November, 2011 - 19:37
this was epic! and a deserving win!

Itsonlythefairytale. posted on 1 November, 2011 - 19:41
The pictures look beautiful,I wished I could have seen you guys on stage! You definately deserved the award x3 hehe ~ x3

Ichigo-Chan posted on 1 November, 2011 - 20:30
just wanted to congratulate you for the masquerade. You really deserved it! I was disapointed I never got to see you on Sunday nor get a picture of you, so I hope I will have another opportunity to see this in real life.

Angelphie posted on 1 November, 2011 - 20:46
Such a pretty dress and you looked fantastic on stage! It's so neatly made and all those ruffles and roses are amazing. I really liked your approach with the cord in the hem and the burned edges of the fabric.

Monkey posted on 1 November, 2011 - 23:12
I caught a glimpse of you and thought you were absolutely beautiful! Congrats on the win! :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 2 November, 2011 - 20:09
You looked so darn pretty in this. ^^ Congrats on your win, you worked hard on your costume and earned it! :)

Solaria posted on 3 November, 2011 - 12:57
You guys were so gorgeous and well done on winning i love your cosplays <3

Zelda posted on 3 November, 2011 - 13:35
Congratuations on your win, you and street-angel deserved it, you two were fantastic together and the costumes were so well made <3

JustPeachy posted on 4 November, 2011 - 11:52
Well done on your win! You look absolutely stunning!

eternal_aranel posted on 4 November, 2011 - 12:02
Congrats! You both looked amazing <3

BladeyCakes posted on 5 November, 2011 - 23:12
YOU! I thought I knew who the awesome Will of the Abyss we ran into was xD (totally stalked this cosplay for updates <3 lol) hi! Your cosplay was amazing, and it was great to get pics of/with you *w* And thanks so much for your comment on Elliot <3

Eloraborealis posted on 6 November, 2011 - 12:15
Congratulations on your win, you looked gorgeous! Such a pretty dress! :D

BladeyCakes posted on 6 November, 2011 - 13:21
Thank you so much ;w; pics with you in my Jack cosplay (eventually~) plz? I totally want to do his 'black' artwork version, and it would be wonderful to get shots with you in that *A* (or even in his normal version actually! xD) x

Lady Bahamut posted on 6 November, 2011 - 16:38
Ironically, I also think I saw you too! 8D You looked amazing and it must have taken alot of patience to sew all of those frills/ruffles! *_*

BladeyCakes posted on 6 November, 2011 - 16:42
Spacking so much! Doing a shoot with you as Jack would be amazing on levels I cant even express xD (but I didn't mean the black suit version ;D oh no. I meant this one http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/511323 ...we could be ruffly together xD) On that note, what events are you going to...? ^w^ x

CrystalNeko posted on 12 November, 2011 - 15:00
This is probably one of my favourite outfit of yours! So so pretty, love the amount of volume the skirt has. Mega congrats on winning best parade!!

Nomes posted on 7 January, 2012 - 00:54
You look so stunning! I love the pic entitled 'Welcome to my Home'; you look so serene

BladeyCakes posted on 7 January, 2012 - 21:25
So pretty!! <333 You really do make such a fantastic Will of the Abyss *w* Really, REAAALLY hope I can get pics with you sometime! <3

FuriePhoenix posted on 7 January, 2012 - 23:15
absolutely beautiful new photos!

SamanthaKaiba posted on 8 January, 2012 - 01:00
loving the new photos...^_^

Pandora-Chi posted on 8 January, 2012 - 12:11
As always, thank you so much for the lovely comments everyone! <3 @ X-Blade-X - Thanks you!! <3 And I'll be happy to get photos with you!!! Kita probably would be the best event (?) cos I was planning to take a Pandora hearts cosplay with me - I don't mind trying to take Will :3 Or Hyper Japan - don't mind x

KiraraYumi posted on 8 January, 2012 - 12:18
Oh WOW, those new photos are fabulous, I especially love the one with the parasol! You both look consistently amazing in these cosplays x3

CrystalNeko posted on 8 January, 2012 - 13:13
The new photos are just so pretty!!!

Sailorette posted on 9 January, 2012 - 17:02
Beautiful shots Ellen <3 you were so inspiring at Expo :3 and congrats again on the masquerade ^^ xx

BladeyCakes posted on 17 April, 2012 - 11:39
This costume was even more gorgeous in person *___* You looked utterly beautiful and I couldn't get over it xD (hence all the stroking of DAT COSPLAY - hope you didn't mind ;D) Thanks so much for the comment on Jack - I am not worthy of such praise!! xD Cant WAIT to see pics from the shoot! Does your friend know when she can post them up? ^^

Pandora-Chi posted on 17 April, 2012 - 11:50
Awww don't be silly you looked utterly amazing!! You had the figure to pull him off! <3 And no I didn't mind - I found it funny how everyone was stroking the outfit cos I didn't realise how soft it was XD I'm not sure when she can post them up but should be in a couple of weeks or so :3 I can't wait!! x

Manticore posted on 22 April, 2012 - 00:45
Looking amazing love, simply stunning, loving the frill detail

xLaviChii posted on 22 April, 2012 - 20:18
wow. so much love, you look amazing!

Progress Journal

17th November 2011


As I intend on re-wearing Will, one thing I wanted to improve on was the garter - the flowers I used was too small and matched the dress too closely. So I went to my local fabric shop and found larger sized roses - however there weren't any blue ones ¬¬ so what I did was paint them and sew them on an entirely new band =D and s'cuse for the blurry photo but I just wanted one to show the difference between my first one and new one :)

12th October 2011

Wig styled

Test shots of me wearing the wig which I cut the front bang shorter so it doesn't block my entire face and used gel to hold some strands in places - I'm not wearing any make up so please ignore my eyebrows and skin imperfections ^^;;

11th October 2011

Wig (needs slight restyling)

WIG ARRIVED and it is GORGEOUS!!! At first when I opened the packet I thought it was a bit blue O.o but it's just right for this cosplay :D The one thing I was dreading was that it'll come in a gray colour which I'm happy it did not! I need to cut the bangs slightly and hold some areas in place - also I wanted to show the length - I've never had a wig which was so damn long and heavy before and know it's going to be a pain on the day but so happy it came!! :)

18th September 2011

Leg cage

Made out of craft foam but may need to re-make again as it's already coming apart slightly DX - first attempt at the cage until I can figure out a better solution ^^;

14th September 2011

New shoes!! :D

Lucked out and found a pair that were more accurate in its shape and plus they're a low heel which means my feet won't die in them! :D Uploaded the comparison photos between the two pairs and also remade the flowers to be smaller so they don't dominant my new pair - They're the closest pair I could get

13th September 2011

Arm warmers

Sewed an additional 14 roses using the burning edge technique and glued 7 per arm warmer - I was planning to wear some pearl bracelets too over the wrists :D

10th September 2011

Skirt complete

Note one: Ruffles will forever be evil
Note two: Semi transparent fabric as lining is evil
Note three: a big trail skirt with ruffles AND semi transparent lining is just PLAIN EVIL! DX
I practically took four days to do ALL the ruffles (I kid you not)DX BUT OMG OMG OMG I HAVE A SKIRT!!! I finally completed the damn thing which cost me several hours of my life to make!! Now on with the petticoat and arm warmers DX There is just NO rest with this cosplay DX

8th September 2011


Whoops almost forgot about this journal entry but this is evidence of what I gathered before I pinned everything and sewed onto the skirt DX May not look like much but there is over 3000 cm in length of fabric there ...

5th September 2011

Lace opt

So the ref does not show a lace or pearl trimming or down the centre but I added these cos it makes the bodice look prettier and it's also to hide some really terrible blobby glue patches *Fail* XD Not exactly neat but it's the best I can do ^^;;;;

5th September 2011

Shoe flowers

Even though they're not accurate in terms or shape or colour, I'm planning on reusing these shoes with the two flowers I made - they're a tad on the big side XD but these are my insurance until I can find anything better - I know I have less than 2 months til expo but I just wanna plan ahead incase ^^;

4th September 2011

Skirt wip

Ok, I had a bit of a stupid moment - at first I thought I finished the base of the skirt but then when I saw the art work more closely, I realised that the underneath of the skirt was silver/grey or white .. this meant I had to line the skirt DX I&#039;m pleased with the base of it so far but to still make it all floaty like, I need to use something which is light and I&#039;m gonna opt for Georgette fabric (which means my third trip to the fabric shop for this cosplay *sigh*) - it&#039;s both semi transparent giving it an elegant feel and it shouldn&#039;t weigh the skirt down - wish me luck! T^T Oh also made a small little garter - I'm not too sure bout it but will decide to change it later if I have time x

2nd September 2011

Bodice roses

Today I sat down and hand sewed 14 small roses using some crepe satin remnant of the first metre I used for the corset - Turns out I need more DX Not just for the bodice - as progress stands I still need:
* 2 big roses for the shoes
* 8 for the arm warmers
* 8 more for the the bodice back
....I'm gonna be sitting for a long time XD
Note: roses are not attached yet - it's just to give an idea where they'll sit

1st September 2011

Side rose and Head piece

From the ref I noticed the bigger roses on the head and the side of the bodice are slightly more different looking than the previous ones I made so for these, I used the burning edge technique and afterwards ruffle them up into a rose with it opening out. I also stuck a blue nugget in the middle

1st September 2011

Rose band

Today I spent the evening making my first ever fabric roses - I decided to start with the band that connects the bodice and neck piece - I made 3 roses and stuck them on the band

31st August 2011

Bodice base complete

Used the morning to pretty much sew the damn thing together - There are loads of things wrong with it but I've got to the point where I'm like, "It'll do!" I've lost count the number of times I unpicked the stitching DX

Also, I punched in the eyelets at the back - orginally I was gonna put in a zip but cos of the amount I took in to conceal raw edges, the gap was way too big to sew one in but I'm not fussed as the back looks prettier :D

30th August 2011

Interfacing and boning

Along the way, I realised the interfacing (in photo) was far too stiff so I used a more lighter interfacing which didn't make the corset as bulky - I also officially hate boning ¬¬ It never comes out right when I make something with it though it does give the stiffness I needed XD this bodice has taken me longer to sew cos I was constantly unpicking and resewing it >.<

28th August 2011

Neck band wip

Made from a strip of bias tape, left over lace trimming and left over ruffled white ribbon - It&#039;s fastened by a ribbon after I punched two eyelets - the real horror is sewing this to the ribbon attached to the bodice O.o

24th August 2011

Bodice start

I started buying stuff a little while back before Aya hit cos I knew I'd be poor afterwards T^T .. anyways, after I got some rest from the epic weekend, I started constructing the main bit of the corset using yet again crepe satin as I seem to really like this fabric ^^;

23rd August 2011


The beautiful art work version of her :) so much ruffling >.<