Ada Vessailus
Pandora Hearts

Cosplayer: WhiteWraith

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Kitacon 2014

25th March 2014: Cage and detailing I managed to make the cage in the space of a few hours yesterday! It's mostly done, just the sides that need painting which shouldn't take long. I need to assemble it so i can see where all the details need to go. I have a few bows to make and if I have time, I need to paint my roses blue.
Corset detailing is complete just needs to be sewn on. Only a few small bits left, feel confident I can finish it in time!

21st March 2014: Progress! Skirt is finally complete, including ruffles. Had a nightmare because my machine broke but my friend kindly let me use her and helped me a lot! She also showed me how to make bows so I can do that over the weekend.
The cage is being made from craft foam which I'm now having to just spray paint due to money and lack of machine. Hoping to start that this weekend. Not a huge amount left to do now.

I ended up buying some fuchsia/hot pink coloured gloves because I cannot make gloves to save my life and it would save me lots of time and effort!

18th March 2014: Corset progress Corset has been completely covered. Really love the material I used. Undecided whether to add more details but we'll see how fast I get other bits done.

16th March 2014: Corset Started covering the corset today and it looks nice!
I had nearly sorted the skirt but I ran out of thread ><
Due to time the cage will be made from thick-ish foam until I have time to make it properly!

11th March 2014: Progress? Having a bit of a nightmare with skirt, having to alter it a lot because the fabric lies weirdly and it looks rubbish.
My corset has arrived, fits really well thank goodness! Can start covering it in the nice fabric I found.

8th March 2014: Skirt progress Skirt is now sewn together. The fabric width wasn't quite long enough so I'm going to add a small length of ruffles to the bottom of the skirt to hide the bottom of the hoop skirt.
Corset has been ordered and is on it's way so I can cover that when it gets here.
I've started to order different sized artificial roses for the cage. Attempting to make gloves for another costume and if that works, I can start to make Ada's. Really pleased to finally have progress on this cosplay!

2nd March 2014: Progress of sorts So I have 3/4 panels of the skirt cut out but I ran out of fabric >< I'll be buying more soon so I can get the skirt done and move onto other things. The fabric is not quite long enough width wise so I'm having to add ruffles to the bottom of my skirt but I think it will be a nice bit of detail. Think I have found a way to make the cage so I shall get started on that asap!

20th February 2014: Update Skirt fabric arrived and I do have enough thank goodness!
I'll hopefully be starting to make Ada soon. I've decided to buy a corset and cover it in my fabric as I am running out of time to make things before Kita.

14th February 2014: Underskirt Bought the underskirt today. As soon as it comes I can measure out roughly how much fabric I need for the skirt and order it. Hopefully it won't be too much!

3rd February 2014: Fabric pt.2 Bought fabric today for her corset and gloves, the colour isn't accurate but the fabric is really nice so I don't mind too much.
Sample material for the skirt was great so I will order some of that as soon as my underskirt arrives and I can take measurements.
Think I know how I am making the cage, will take time so as soon as the skirt is done I can get onto making that.

8th January 2014: Fabric~ I want to make sure this costume is as good as I can make it without cutting corners because this dress is my absolute favourite of Ada's!
I've received my sample fabric for the skirt and it is lovely so as soon as I can afford it I will be ordering my underskirt and skirt fabric.

I have seen some fabric which may work her corset and gloves but I'm going to look around first to see if I can find anything better.

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Carmina - 14th November 2012
That dress is just gorgeous, can't wait to see it! I'm just getting up to the part in the manga where Ada's character is getting interesting. She has surprised me by making me like her more than I was expecting.

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WhiteWraith - 14th November 2012
It's my favourite outfit that I've seen her in :) I have no idea if I can even make something like that but I will try! That's exactly how I felt about her, I wasn't too fussed about her until she got character development and now she's one of my favourites!

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Getti - 14th February 2014
You are gonna be the cutest little smooshy witch ever omg!

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WhiteWraith - 14th February 2014
Aww thank you Getti, I can try!
I need to get photos with you when you do Vince :)

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Nerdinaction - 16th February 2014
Aw... the wig looks so cute... Ada is probably one of the few female anime characters I actually like, I look forward to the finishing result!

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WhiteWraith - 17th February 2014
Thank you! It's a really nice wig, the colour is great :)
I'm hoping it will turn out okay, it's a big project but thank you again!
She's my favourite character from PH, I think her personality is what draws me to her.

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Carmina - 24th March 2014
The skirt is gorgeous. Can' wait to see the cage finished.

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WhiteWraith - 25th March 2014
Thank you! Was such a pain to make ><
It just needs a last coat of paint and it's finished thank goodness!

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ManiacCos - 27th March 2014
Ahh, This is going to be amazing :'D

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White Tigress - 2nd April 2014
Wow! This is beautiful!

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WhiteWraith - 2nd April 2014
@CoffeeCat- thank you!

@psychoelle- aww thank you :)

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Carmina - 2nd April 2014
Aah you looked stunning! Gutted I never managed to track ou down for a photo, though.

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TheStarlightFairy - 2nd April 2014
Such a gorgeous cosplay <3 all that hard work paid off!

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WhiteWraith - 2nd April 2014
@carmina: thank you so much ^^ I'll be re-wearing it a lot so I hope we can get photos one day!!

@thestarlightfairy: Thank you so much hon <3

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Pandora-Chi - 5th April 2014
I'm so glad I got to photograph u in this dress! Simply stunning!! <3

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Kei Lin Sama - 6th April 2014
That's such a beautiful design. I love the way the crinoline is outside the dress. It's made beautifully!

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KiraraYumi - 6th April 2014
You made the most gorgeous Ada TuT I'm so proud that you finished this and looked so lovely in it. Best sister <3

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WhiteWraith - 19th April 2014
@pandora-chi - ahh thank you so much lovely! Thank YOU for the amazing photos!
@Kei Lin Sama- It's my favourite design for this character, so pretty! Thank you very much :D
@kirarayumi- Thank you lovely- I'm so glad I finished it too! Best brother <3 You looked amazing!

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Shadowland13 - 18th December 2014
Wow! :D