I love steampunk/victorian outfits and American Mcgee's Alice so needless to say that I've been really wanting to cosplay this for awhile~ I had been working on it since Nov of last year on and off so it's good to finally have it done! It was my first time with making buckles and dealing with so much leather/vinyl so I'm happy with how it turned out~
I was just lucky enough to find the right material on sell at Joann's at the time~ I used about a half a yard of three different types of trim for the collar to get it to stand up more around my neck.
The waist cincher/apron probably look the longest out of everything and made of a mix of vinyl and real leather and making my own patterns for them. Both things had to be painted since the original material was too dark for the design.
Either way, I had to top stitch individual lines to get the tiny pinstripe effect in the waist cincher then I cut out stripes of wonderflex to sew in in order to stabilize the material..kind of like boning. I hadn't known there was sew in boning at the time x.x;; but it's cool~ The buckles on front are made of real leather that was also painted first before I put them together.
Anyways, I hand embroidered the symbols on the apron and hammered in rivets to go around near the the bottom edge.
I spent a lot of time making all those straps as well to go around the top and for the arms that was a mix of vinyl and leather that was all painted to match. There was something like 20 buckles were put into the making of it. It's just best to go on ebay and buy them in bulk if you need so many..it's way too expensive just to buy individual ones at Joann's x.x;;.
The bow was my favorite part of the outfit that has an actual functioning clock and again there was a lot of painting involved. I burned the wing part as well to get it to look more worn like in the game. The hardest part was trying to figure out how to attach it to my outfit hehe~
Anime Matsuri 2012-Best advanced walk on.