Last Updated: 03-22-2010
I love Pandora Hearts. I knew I had to cosplay it as soon as I saw it. So here we are!
I made everything here. The shirt is from a moderately-altered commercial pattern with button loops hand-stitched from my vest trim on a school day after the graduation test. The vest itself was a fun adventure in freewheeled patternmaking, which mostly involved sitting bolt upright in bed at 3 AM on a Sunday with sudden inspiration on how to fold and secure the flaps in the design. Trim was purchased and the triangles are some bargain gold satin that my lovely cosplay partner Jessica found for me.
Due to the absence of suitable patterned fabric and my complete inability to paint a thin, straight line, I topstitched the lines into the fabric for the pants, which were patterned off an old pair of jeans I mercilessly sacrificed (and, in so deconstructing, incurred my first deep puncture wound of the season). This was my first time attempting a zipper-and-tab waistband, and it worked out really well!
I also made the tie. I'm stubborn like that. I'll be remaking it for when I next wear the costume, since it started disintegrating slightly when it got wet the second day of the con, but it's a thin red dull satin over black suiting base, held together with hopes, prayers, and fusible bonding web.
These were also my first bootcovers. I think they turned out about as well as could be expected - charming in their own rather ghetto way. Bargain vinyl cut to size, stitched, and glued over a sacrificed pair of low heels.
This whole thing was incredibly comfy and fun. I hope to get lots of use out of it.
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