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The Red Queen of Hearts by FireLilyCosplay The Red Queen of Hearts by FireLilyCosplay
Costume made and modeled by: :iconfirelilycosplay:

Photographer: Elysiam Entertainment


The Red Queen (based on an illustration by CrimsonCobwebs from DeviantArt). Photo by Elysiam Entertainment at Otakon 2012.

I had to alter this costume somewhat to get the correct proportions and to accommodate fabric. I found a lovely burgundy taffeta embroidered with red swirls, but when I received the fabric order, the red swirls were the same color as the fabric. In order to remedy this, there are over 19,000 rhinestones hand-glued onto this costume!! All the red swirls = Rhinestones!

I made the corset using a French 1700s style pattern from Simplicity to get the correct silhouette. The dress is a mish-mash of styles in keeping with the illustration. I opted for a mini skirt (to save myself from a never-ending bout of rhinestone gluing) over a petticoat with a bustled train on the back. I added white thigh high stockings with maroon and white heart ribbon garters, and 5 inch red velvet heels with ruffles and heart ribbon closure.

I do have the beaded heart thingie on the back of my hair as a barrette, but opted for a heart topped crown for the front - it seemed more appropriate for the direction I took with the costume. I also have hearts on my fingernails!

I absolutely LOVE this costume and can't wait to wear her again!! Many thanks to CrimsonCobwebs for the inspiration - I just adore your picture.
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Lvdpoppe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you make the crown stay on your head :D 
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It has a comb on the bottom.
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Lvdpoppe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice :D
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ceraceratopian Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:o You never cease to amaze me in your costume making. All that gluing.. @~@;;;
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you!! It took about 2 weeks to glue all the rhinestones on. They are all "heat-fix," meaning I used a heating wand to heat the glue on the back of the rhinestones and adhere them to the fabric.
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ceraceratopian Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Your dedication really shows! *o*
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chibifool Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
woah amazing, looks so professional! i'm surprised you didn't complain about gluing all those rhinestones (how did that hold up btw?) and the hot heat at otakon! haha
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha! It was soooooo hot!!!! The shoes were the worst of it, though (all that walking!!)

The rhinestones did pretty well, though the tiny 3mm ones liked to pop off now and then. There's not a lot of glue holding those on :D
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chibifool Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Awh, yeah. I felt bad for anyone in long selves or high heels. My cosplay involved a tank top and shorts & I was dying for the 45 min photo shoot T^T... but I'm glad and surprised at how well the rhinestones stayed on considering the small amount of glue and all those movements haha ^^
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moonyoko Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
You have done it again, Gorgeous GORGEOUS work, hun. I think this cosplay is likely going to become one of my favs for Queen of hearts!
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