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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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sew4fun114 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
gorgeous! the embroidery is wonderful, well done!
Verdaera Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! :D
ViktoryaRozeTassi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I saw this movie with my grents when it came out- LOVE the costume- looks just like the one in the movie!!!
Verdaera Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thanks so much :)
t1gertasha Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
LOVE LOVE LOVE This cos play I think its prob the best one I've seen for this version of Alice.
Verdaera Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :) It's actually a costume, not a cosplay
EmilyParrishCostume Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
*GASP* this is amazing! I can't believe you embroidered that hem it looks fantastic!
shadowleigh Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful, but I don't understand the difference you are trying to put between cosplaying and costuming. It's the same thing, I feel like you're just trying to take off the label "cosplay" because maybe it's too mainstream for your taste, or maybe you don't want to be labeled with the rest of us?
Verdaera Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm sorry, Cosplay and Costuming are *NOT* the same thing. Is it not possible to cosplay, but not make the costume you are wearing? Cosplay is Roleplaying in Costume, and the focus of that activity seems to be on the roleplay aspect. I am a COSTUMER, which means my focus is on the art form of creating the COSTUME and trying to create the portrait of a character. I'm sorry if you don't agree, but I have been costuming well before people were confusing it with cosplay. Most professional-level costuming guilds and clubs refer to the activity as costuming as opposed to cosplay as well. The only exception seems to be people who discovered costuming while people were mislabeling it 'cosplay'.

Either way, I put the disclaimer because I'm sick of people calling me a cosplayer, and I just want people to respect what I wish to be called :)
shadowleigh Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry I had meant no disrespect by what I had commented and I'm sorry if it sounded that way, you DO make a good point. :) I still see it my way, but the great thing about this world is we're all free to our own opinions.
Great costume.
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