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Alice: Madness Returns Cosplay Group
Sydney Supanova - Sunday 17th June 2012

Being from Melbourne, I found these lovely ladies from Sydney while searching for Alice: Madness Returns cosplays on deviantArt. I'm so thrilled to have been a part of this group, to have worked with and spent the day with some great cosplayers and photographers!

Photo by :icontreminate:, who climbed up a tree with my camera to take this photo!

Cheshire: :iconarlo-arleh:
Siren: :iconvidell202:
Fleshmaiden: :iconqueencattabby:
Royal Suit: :iconzuzumoo:
Silk Maiden: :iconour-solemn-hour:
Checkmate: :iconalita-b-angel:
Classic: [dA unknown]
Hysteria: [dA unknown]
Misstitched: :iconmisceleniious:
Late But Lucky: :iconstrawdoll:

:iconmisceleniious: has done an edit of this photo here: [link]
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VampireQueenEffeffia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All the madness, all the beautiful madness!
rainbowPancakes23 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Amazing, but where are the rest D:?
kitteys Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
so amazing.. i only went on the Saturday so i didn't see you guys :(
Darkprincesskatia Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is absolutely awesome! You all look stunning!
keruuu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh what an amazing group! beautiful work on all of your outfits! would have killed to see them all in person ;) <3
Valsharess Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I am soooo bummed I never got to see you guys at Supanova! (I went on the Saturday. My jaw dropped a little when I saw some of you sunday photos). How did you guys end up meeting and organising the costumes so perfectly? I was also an Alice, and it would've been nice to get to hang out with fellow fans.

Any chance you guys will be making an appearance at EbExpo in October? I'm currently making the steamdress for it (which I notice is missing from your collection ;D) and would love to have a group of some sort.

Also asgdkyuagsudasd comment from Ken Wong... you guys are so lucky! :D
tanmei Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I met the ladies who organised this group on DeviantArt while searching for Alice Madness Returns stuff. They had recruited a few Sydney-based cosplayers already. However, I live in Melbourne, and I decided to fly up for the weekend of Sydney Supanova.

I'd actually finished my dress in April for Melbourne Supanova (I was Silk Maiden), but it needed a few improvements and I wanted to make the pepper grinder and proper boots. A couple of the girls organised the making of some custom Vorpal Blades for our group, and one ordered some wigs for us so we'd all look relatively the same. Most of us made our own dresses.

We met someone in Steamdress on the Sunday (she wasn't wearing a wig though), and I think we may have met a London Alice too. I'm really surprised we didn't have a Steamdress cosplayer! =P

It's unlikely I'll be going to EbExpo myself (I have two other conventions in Melbourne in October), so you'll have to ask the other ladies if they're going. Their dA accounts are all listed above.
Valsharess Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Aw man. I'm so jealous of you Melbournians and all your lovely conventions ):

Thanks for the info though! I always did wonder how you all managed to get such lovely looking vorpal blades :P (Currently despairing on how I'm going to make my own -can't seem to find good tutorials anywhere :S) I'll definitely see if I can get in touch with some of the other girls to see if they're interested!
ken-wong Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
my name is ken wong, i was the art director of alice: madness returns. i helped design most of those dresses, although most credit must go to our concept artist hong lei. we had cosplayers in mind when designing the dresses, so it's really stunning to see them brought to life by such a big group of talented/insane ladies! i'm floored by all the attention to detail. great to see the feet of cheshire and late but lucky, and the level 1 pepper grinder! amazing work all round. i'll make sure the rest of the team sees this :D.
tanmei Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your kind words! :)
It is amazing to hear from someone involved with the Alice: Madness Returns series, especially with the art and design.

I'll make sure to pass this comment on to the rest of the ladies involved. Most of us constructed our own dresses. The ladies who organised the group made a replica vorpal blade for each of us - they were laser-cut and etched out of plastic!

Hopefully we might get a group together again, and recruit a few more cosplayers, ideally we want to have a group with all of Alice's dresses in the future!
ken-wong Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
that would be tremendous! if you do another gathering, let me know! i'm just over in adelaide :).
melludee Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazingggg!
bluerosefantasy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Artist
Epic! :D
Fire-Ninja-Yamakaza Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's epic
LaynesLionRedCat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
rizaumi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazin! <3
MrFahrenhe1t Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is the best type of creepy!
Thecrystalshoe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
THIS is wat too awesome ! lol
bluebrids Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love this so much XD
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