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Alice - At Last by Verdaera Alice - At Last by Verdaera
Finally! An awesome full picture of my finished Alice costume! This was at Dragon*Con 2011, and this time I had a wig and some-what fuller skirt. This is the dress I made last year that took 9 months to create, 7 of which were spent hand-embroidering the hem. See my gallery for detailed shots of every layer of the costume plus descriptions.

**PLEASE NOTE! My work is NOT cosplay! 'Cosplay' is 'Costumed Roleplaying', 'COSTUMING' is the art of creating costumes. When I submit a deviation, I am displaying my work in COSTUMING. Thank you for understanding...***

Photo taken by the wonderful :iconbryanhumphrey: Bryan Humphrey. Slight re-touching in photoshop.

*Sorry for the watermark, I've had too many friends have pictures of their costumes stolen :p

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Alice - At Last by *Verdaera Verdaera  attention to detail is astounding, and so is her documentation of her work..It's hard to tell this is a recreation of the Alice dress, and not the real thing! ( Featured by FrockTarts )

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Spaceout626 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply stunning. The details are absolutely wonderful.
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Davinia1982 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awsome job on the dress and especially the hand embroidery it looks stunning!

Without trying to be disrespectful, but why is it important to mention that the dress is NOT cosplay? It maybe a language barrier thing, but I don't understand.
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! :)

Well, this whole 'cosplay' thing is a new thing... cosplay is technically anime and roleplaying. Costuming is not necessarily the same thing as cosplaying, and after the amount of time I spend researching and making my art, it really makes me feel bad when people call it a 'cosplay' because I'm not playing, I take my art very seriously :) Most costumers I've met in the larger guilds don't like the term cosplay applied to costuming. Hopefully that explains it :)
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JennaBlack Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
If it helps put it into perspective, the use of "play" isn't meant to designate any lack of dedication. We call what we do in the SCA "playing" but more people complain that people take it too seriously than not seriously enough.
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, but 'playing' isn't 'making'. That's why I'm annoyed. Cosplaying and Costuming are two separate activities. After all, not all cosplayers make their own costume, so how can cosplaying and costuming ever be the same thing? And not everyone who dons a costume considers themselves to be "playing". One can't just apply a new word to my beloved art form and expect me to like it. When a subject puts on a costume for a photoshoot, is that person "cosplaying"? No. When I wear my own costumes to conventions, I am not getting into character and play-acting, I prefer to think that I'm modelling my work. I know some people are fine with the word 'cosplay', but I am not and never will be. What if people start calling all photographers 'papparazzi'? Hopefully that explains a bit about where I'm coming from :)
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JennaBlack Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
My understanding of cosplay doesn't involve criminal harassment. Papparazzi is insulting because it inherently implies unethical and often illegal behavior.

I'm not saying what you're doing is cosplay. I just wanted to point out that people aren't trying to downplay the exceptional quality of your work or the investment you put into your pieces by calling it cosplay.
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I understand that, that's why I put a disclaimer informing people not to call my work cosplay, and what I do is costuming. It's a preventative measure to hopefully keep people from confusing my work with cosplay and calling it that.
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Davinia1982 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for explaining. If you put it like that, than I'm not cosplaying either.
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Melethnein Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
How is not cosplay? Youre dressing up as the character in costume so it's costume play?
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Actually no, it's 'costume roleplay', and I don't roleplay. I'm modelling something that I've spent the better part of a year lovingly constructing :) I don't cosplay, I cos-serious ;)
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