Jack Vessalius
Pandora Hearts

Cosplayer: BladeyCakes

Variant: RETIRED

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

17th June 2011: .Damn you, Jack Vessalius. He's killing me.

Slowly.

Beginning with my bank-account.

OTL

Ran out of the blending dyes, so need to buy more, then need to get lining fabric and the odd few bits and bobs in order to complete him - earrings, for example...
The coat is coming along slowly... very slowly. It keeps bunching due to interfacing when I sew it >.< Dammit. But, its going to be done. Somehow. Even if it ends up looking terrible.

New wig is pretty much done, just need to plait it, but I'm leaving that until just before I travel to Skyla's ready for JapanExpo.

GETTING THERE. HE'S GONNA BE DONE IN LIKE... TWO WEEKS, TOPS.

THEFEAR.

24th April 2011: .Coat Progress. Finally sorted the coat fabric... which cost me an extra £20 OTL But hopefully I'll be getting the money back for my previous fabric soon ^^ So its not all bad.

Here's a swatch of the coat fabric that I've painted and blended with silk-paints to get the two-toned effect of Jack's coat in the artworks. I'll be doing this to the actual coat fabric when I've finished tacking and fitting it all! ...I'll start praying asap that it doesnt go wrong xD

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11th April 2011: .Progress Continues. Spats are in progress, as you can see from these pics ^w^ They're going okay, really... worried about actually sewing the 'pleather' side >.> but we'll see how that goes...? 8'D

Waistcoat is going okay - the fitting went very well, and I just need to hem the sleeves/neckline now... though may have left the buttons I bought for it in my Uni room (DERP D8) but really, they can either wait until I get back, or I can get new ones... tomorrow? Lol. Will see how much they'll cost.

Have had a LOT of fail with the coat. Dyeing velvet failed miserably and cost a lot, then I ordered some perfect-looking duchess satin instead, it arrived today and it was FAR too dark. Hopefully getting a refund though ^^ And have asked for several fabric swatches this time so I dont make the same mistake, and will look tomorrow too.

Hoping things go a little more smoothly from now on!

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2nd April 2011: Progress Commences Once Again! Off we go <3

Wish me luck! ...this is gonna break my bank OTL

But it WILL be worth it... I hope.

Might have to by-pass the new wig this time around, but we'll see... (I'd rather make a new one for wearing him seriously tbh >__>)

Back to dyeing velvet I go!

xxx

8th December 2010: Long time, no update... Okay. So... after all that work, the wig I've done and proudly posted up here... is being replaced for the actual cosplay.

Yeah. I suck, but it just never seemed right to me, and after a good few photoshoots in casuals/etc, I've decided that I'm just not happy with it at all. I have a replacement picked out, and will be buying it after christmas, hopefully. The old wig will be kept for casual meet-ups, and messing about with friends etc.

So basically, just letting all of you know - progress on this cosplay WILL pick up again after Christmas, I'm determined.

Wish me luck

xxx

28th February 2010: The Battle for the SEXY HAIR... part 4 It. Is. FINISHED!

8DDDDDDDDDDDDD

This is definately one of the most, difficult wigs I've ever styled x'D
Plaiting the whole thing was tough to get right, but its done! ...and while it was impossible to get it looking perfectly neat, I think it turned out pretty well in the end~! ^^

I've doused it in hairspray now too, in the hopes that it'll hold better against damage/usage this way :'D though I'm gonna be sure to keep the plaited end in a bag whenever the wig isnt in use!

Progress pics are up~! <3 The image attatched to this journal just, in my opinion, gives a much better view on just HOW long the wig is :'D

Oh, and Lacie, my lovely pocket watch, has arrived! ...and it WORKS! *amazed* xD (I just thought it was decorative, not functional! lol)

26th February 2010: The Battle for the SEXY HAIR... part 3 I've completed the top.

After doing SO MUCH WORK ON IT! *collapses and rolls around in joy* xDD This wig is literally a mess of homemade wefts and awkward sewing :'D lol

I'm not completely happy with how it turned out, but I still quite like it! Its been a while since I did such intense styling on a wig, and I was really worried how it was going to turn out... but I think it went okay. ^^

I went for a more natural look with the wig... and I'm glad I did. It took a lot of cutting and layering to get it to where it is now, and though I might tweak it a little, I think it's pretty accurate as is!

Hope my group (my GLEN in particular *pokes* 8DDD lol) approve! <3

25th February 2010: The Battle for the SEXY HAIR... part 2 I HAVE BEEN WEFTING >8D

...and I'm only online right now because I'm waiting for the glue to dry~ :'D

Last night I took the wefts I made myself, and began sewing/glueing them into the wig.
As you can see in the progress pics, I've glued/sewn one under the front of the wig to thicken the fringe (...though more thickening might be needed xD)
I've also glued/sewn some more wefts into the sides to thicken the wig at the top...

I just hope they'll survive styling... xD

(Note - The wig colour looks a bit wierd in the pics, because of fail lighting :'D sorry~)

Also! My pocketwatch has been shipped 8D
Hoping it'll arrive soon!

24th February 2010: The Battle for the SEXY HAIR... part 1 Literally.... Styling this wig is looking to be like trying to win a battle...

A very one-sided battle ;____;

The wig I got (shown at the side~) is 51 inches long, and completely unstyled...(and guess what? Its still not quite long enough for Jack's hair xD *facepalm*)

I've already cut some of the longer bits at the front, and added a few layers at the back; I've also made some of my own wefts using the hair that I cut, to thicken up the wig around the top because its a little on the thin side for Jack's hair.

Once I've sewn in the wefts and styled the front, it shouldnt be too difficult to plait the back... I hope :'D

Now, back to coursework xD *rolls away*


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Solaria - 1st February 2010
8D Ooo I love Jack too x3 <3
Looking forward to this 8D

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Anonymous - 1st February 2010
Jaaaaack <3
Will be awesome!~

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Saffron - 1st February 2010
Haven't seen Pandora Hearts but this looks lovely! ^__^

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Getti - 2nd February 2010
JAAAAAAAAACK! *tackleglomp*

DAMN but he has one beautiful outfit >< I envy that you get to wear it! But you'll look awesome, and I CANNOT WAIT to flail with you in it /and molest your hair/ *cough* What? O.o

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Anonymous - 2nd February 2010
JAAAAAACCCKKK~!!! *sends you so much love for this*
You are going to look so AWESOME!! My pedo-Jack you >;D *tickles as Gil flails away blush-ily...and Glen hugs you from behind subtextfully* xDD
I EXPECT YOU TO CHANGE THE INFO. Your Glenny demands it (as does Gilly <3)
xXx

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BladeyCakes - 2nd February 2010
Skyla: Gillll~ <33 *wibbles happily in the love* :'D
I hope so xD I really want to do a good job on this! ...I'm not a pedo D8 I just love you is all... *chases Gil and tickles him... and clings back to Glen in the subtext* MAH BEST FRIEND~! ^3^ xDD
I HAVE CHANGED THE INFO! I couldnt ignore a command from my Glenny <3 (or my Gilly! 8D)

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Anonymous - 2nd February 2010
<333 Oh how the updated info just made me lol and squee all at once 8'DD <333
I know you'll do him justice -- and we shall have much /pedo/-flailage (xDD) and BFF emo-subtext ;D <3
CAN'T WAIT!!

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Zelda - 11th February 2010
Ahhh yay *hugs* I def can't wait for this, hopefully i will get my child alice done for you, and maybe join a group with you to ^^.

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ZOMBIEfurby - 12th February 2010
Want <3
Can't wait to see this 83
Good luck with it!

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Anonymous - 24th February 2010
EEEEEE JACK~!! <33 *squee* *grabs and plays with your lovely-long plait*
We can harrass Glen together, yes? >3> I'm happy to let you have most of him~ ;D xDD
I seriously cannot wait to see this, you're gonna make an AMAZING Jack! <'33 *glomps*~

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Anonymous - 24th February 2010
Fweee~!! Good luck with the wig styling my dear Jack! <3 Glen sends you his love, as do I ;D I'm sure it'll look awesome! Can't wait to rape-- I mean nom-- I mean, er... <_< "stroke" the plait when it's done. *cough*
xD <333

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Solaria - 26th February 2010
8D sexy wig is sexy x3

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Anonymous - 27th February 2010
...Your Glen most DEFINITELY APPROVES. In fact he just ordered the Baskervilles to ASSEMBLE and get his coach ready so that he can come and HARASS THIS RIDICULOUSLY SEXY WIG AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

>8D SERIOUSLY LOVE IT!! <333 And what was that about you saying you're NOT awesome with wigs?! *basks in your talent and showers you in subtexty GLEN LOVE*

LOVEITLOVEITLOVEIT.
xXx <3 xXx

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Emzone - 27th February 2010
That is a most wonderful wig right thar ;D
Can't wait to see this costume completed!

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BladeyCakes - 27th February 2010
Metty-Panda: LOTTI~!! <3 Yes. Yes we can ;D ...and thank you! How thoughtful~ ^w^ *huggles* xD Thanks so much hun! I hope he wont dissapoint! <3

NavigatorxNami: Thanks so much! :'D

Skyla: You literally have no idea how happy I am to hear that x'D <3 *awaits the wig harassment* 8D lol <3 I'm SO glad that you do my epic Glen~! <3 ...butbutbut D8 *flails... then rolls happily in the GLEN LOVE* xD
EEEEEEEEEEE~! Thanks sosoSO much!! <3

Emzone: Thanks so much! Really glad that you think so! ^^ I hope you'll like it all when its completed! :'D

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Getti - 27th February 2010
THAT WIG IS MY NEW GOD. TRUFAX.

*worships*
It looks beautiful! *love* So beautiful I plan to get lost in it ASAP. Unless there's a Glen in there.
...
OLDMANLOVE. EW.

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Anonymous - 28th February 2010
WAAAH! That wig is so shiny and soft looking! OMG so sexy~~~~ @___@

I -cannot- wait to see this! I adore Jack and this is gonna be fantastic~ 8DD *Still gleeing*

Emily also agrees~

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Anonymous - 28th February 2010
OH MY GOD, THAT WIG IS THE SEX. ... And that is all I can say, regarding it, cuz I am stunned at how beautiful and Godly it is.

xDDD

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Anonymous - 28th February 2010
...

......Glen just died in my own brain a little.
OF UTTER, COMPLETE JOY. HOLY MOGO THIS IS ONE FREAKIN SEXY WIG OF SEX!!! *collapses and hyperventilates* I once again PHYSICALLY spazzed upon seeing this...AND IT /IS/ GODLY. EPICALLY SO.

I'm still not coherent. BUT I LOVE IT SOSOSOSOSO MUCH!! ...And advise investment in a pair of pliers, because otherwise you will have a Glen attached to the end of the plait...essentially forever <.<
LOVE IT. AND LOVE YOU. <33333

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ProbablyHeather - 28th February 2010
That is a srsly sexy wig right thar *3*

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Kouji - 28th February 2010
the wig is totally awesome *_*

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Anonymous - 6th March 2010
EEE~!! So glad the last comment made you flail so much my dear Jack ;D *'best friend' hugs* and ZOMGEARRINGLOVE!! *noms them* can't wait to see them completed! 8D <3

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Anonymous - 16th March 2010
DOUBLE COMMENTS FROM YOUR GLEN. FEEL THE LOVE.
...I did LOL muchly at the book. Too loudly in fact x'D AND YOUR LITTLE HEAD LOOKS SO ADORABLE BEHIND SAID BOOK. *tickles your chin*
Muchly approve of more earring news, can't wait to see (and nom) them! =D <333

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BladeyCakes - 19th March 2010
Skyla: I'M FEELING THE LOVE INDEED >8D ...and glad you did xD lol~ Thank youuuu~! I really hope you'll approve of the proper shot ^^ (which will be posted soon!)
*wibbles at the tickle*
Hopefully should have them done by tomorrow! 8D <3

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Anonymous - 19th March 2010
... I. HAVE. THE. BEST. JACK. EVER. <33333
*still not coherent* EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEEEEEeeeeeEEEEEeee~!! *spazzes around lounge*
HO MY LORDY. YOU ARE GOING TO GET /SO/ MUCH LOVE AND HARASSMENT. SO MUCH. THE WORLD WILL EXPLODE WITH IT. <333 *collapses* I want to marry that wig. Hey, screw /that/ -- I WANT TO MARRY /YOU/. *drags off* xDD
SOOOOO MUUUUCH LOOOOVE~!! <-- From me AND Glen ;D xXx <3

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Anonymous - 19th March 2010
... *collapses*

I'm sorry but you ... YOU MAKE THE MOST AMAZING JAAAACK~!! *tackle-squish* ... *plays with the prettiful and beautiful plait* <33
As the above faggle so RIGHTLY said, the world will explode from the amount of love and harrassment, and [careful] glomps you are going to receieve! I seriously cannot WAIT to see the whole complete outfit~! <33
Lotti approves of this very VERY muchlies~ ;D AND HECK SO DO I! *handy-love*

xxx <3 xxx

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Anonymous - 19th March 2010
*coughs at sneaking in a second comment* And I LMAO'd when I looked at the book title, in the teaser pic x'DDD *assembles at the call of Glen*

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Getti - 20th March 2010
*spacks wildly into a wall*

EYAAAAAAA~! You look so seriously FECKING AWESOME.
My God, sex and rainbows has been WELL exceeded! It just...it looks...you look... *faint*

Ne'er has there been a more convincing Jack! Certainly can't wait to see it in person >< ICAN'TSTOPSQUEEING.

And earrings too?! AND poofy sleeves? (Which are my absolute favourite fashion feature ever. GoJackGo.) Damn Nahnah, stop being so awesome *huggle*

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Anonymous - 20th March 2010
JAAAAAACK! <333
That wig is beautiful
And you are going to make the Best.Jack.Ever.
*Alice glomp&Plays with the end of the braid*
<333

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ProbablyHeather - 10th April 2010
My gawd the wig looks great on you!

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Anonymous - 10th April 2010
I love you so hard right now.. That's all I'll say. XD CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS

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BladeyCakes - 10th April 2010
Honestly guys, all I can say right now is that I love every last one of you for these wonderful comments!!! <333 I AM NOT WORTHY!!! x'DD

Hoping to have more progress to show soon... even though I know this costume is gonna go through a lot of random periods of inactivity :'D lol

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Anonymous - 10th April 2010
...I think you know from my reaction to seeing you in this just exactly how I feel. And how Glen feels.
SO MUCH DAMN LOVE. I may honestly faint with joy when I see the whole thing, however long it takes. <3 I HAVE THE BEST JACK. EVER. *drags into subtext* xD <33333

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MoonLily - 9th May 2010
That wig is godly! <3

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NoireHu. - 19th June 2010
Oh my goodness!! A Jack cosplay. You've just made me a very happy person. . .and that wig is so awesome. . x]

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MadameLapin - 5th September 2010
Never seen this, but I LOVE Jack's design, I want to see it and I hope that I love him.
And I want marry that wig. I wish I was joking :|

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Anonymous - 8th December 2010
My Jack...
My brilliant, wonderful, oh-so perfect Jack. <3 I CANNOT WAIT TO GET THESE DONE. AT ALL. DEAR LORDY YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I CAN'T WAIT TO GET THESE DONE. BECAUSE IT'S JACK. AND GLEN. AND JACK AND GLEN. AND OH MY LORDY MY JACK. *clings to you and doesn't let go*. These two... SO MANY MORE PHOTOSHOOTS WILL BE HAD. SO MANY MORE VERY NOMMY SHOOTS, AND... I am just babbling now. Because I am so excited, and am so tempted to just order velvet for Christmas.

Love you so very much. Can't wait to get more work done on these two. xXx <33333

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Anonymous - 23rd February 2011
...You are a complete spacktard. And I love you more than words can say.

I feel I should remain dignified in this comment because Glen wants me to and... SCREW IT. MY JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK. MY JACKJACKJACKJACKJACK. <333333333333333333 MAY. WEARING THESE TWO. OMFG. THE NOM. THE /NOM/.

AND FECK YES WE'LL BE SMEXY. *puntsyouforsuggestingyouwon'tbe* I WILL BE NOMMING YOU ALL DAY. IN THE BASKERVILLE WAY. ANDANDAND... I honestly can't wait for this. SO many songs shall be sung, so many moments ruined (byotherpeople¬_¬) AND SO MUCH LOVE. TO THIS COSPLAY AND TO YOU. Love you my Jack-Jack! <333
xXx <3 xXx

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Darkiekun - 3rd March 2011
Awesome wig ^-^ Hope I get to see your Jack while I am will of the abyss! I would love a photo ^-^

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BladeyCakes - 2nd April 2011
Skyla: I am aware of my spackery, thank you... Heeee~ *tackles into a bush* Love you too you dingus ;D WE SHALL BE SMEXY. WE SHALL BE STROKABLE. SO VERY STROKABLE IN ALL OUR VELVET-Y GLORY! MWHAHAH. But most importantly... WE SHALL BE OVERHEATED.

Cant wait to be nommed in DAT way my lovely Glen <333 *A* Dear lordy me and Jack cant wait... GLEEEEEEEEEN! *tackles, again, into a pond* So much love! xxx

Sora: Thank you... and OH YES PLEASE!!! <3 Really hope you're still wearing her in May! <333

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Anonymous - 3rd April 2011
Even with all of the setbacks, you are going to look so utterly, UTTERLY amazing. So much so that even the birds on my head will not believe it.

Yes.
You heard me.

SERIOUSLY WOMAN. You are going to make THE most stunning, most wonderful, and most thoroughly-Glen-nom'd Jack EVER (I can promise you all of this, not just the latter ;D <3). Just... So very, VERY excited to do these two properly, and they shall be so very VERY worth all the expenses and the pain and the wasted dye and everything else. Because damnit, IT'S GLEN AND JACK. THINK ABOUT HOW LONG WE'VE WANTED TO DO THESE TWO. OMFG. *flop*

So much Glen love. And so much ME love to you, as always, my brilliant cosplay partner. SPACKING. LOVE. xXx <33333

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Anonymous - 24th April 2011
EOIFHEKWJFBUAHGFKHQF. I LOVE THE COLOURING. *_____* DAT SKILL. DAT BLENDING. JUSTJUSTJUST...

The original colour was amazing, and come on, DAT fabric will end up being so damn gorgeous when it's all coat-ed and honestly the blending and painting looks FANTASTIC. *w* *tackles you muchly* <33333 You're a ninja. A Jack-ninja. And oh dear lordy... You're going to get so Glen-nom'd. Completely. Seriously. Just... I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THIS DONE. AND TO SEE MORE PROGRESS. AND...

This deserves more spackery. I'mma send that to you now personally. <3 I LOVE IT. YOU NINJA. It really honestly does look AMAZING already. Keep up the FANTASTIC work my lovely! 8DDDDDDDDDD LOVE IT. LOVE YOU. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE!!!!! xXx <3

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Pandora-Chi - 6th May 2011
Omg the wig looks amazing o.O It really suits you! I so hope I get to see this! ^^

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PintSized_13 - 31st May 2011
Oh my.. that wig is BEAUTIFUL!!
You make an awesome Jack xD xD

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Anonymous - 20th June 2011
SRGHENBKJGBEWRAJWEAOMFGPROGRESSATLAST.

WE'REACTUALLYWEARINGTHESESOON.

OMFG.

WUGJBWMGBKJQBGJBAKHGKJWDABG.

*incoherent!spack*

DEM FRAKING LAPELS. HO LORDY. GUH. JUST. Excuse how tired I am my dear, but OH DEAR LORDY /HOW/ ARE THEY EVEN MORE EPIC LOOKING THEN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED?!! THIS MAKES NO SENSE. BUT THEY DO. BECAUSE IT LOOKS SO PERFECT. AND SO ACCURATE. AND KJHGBWBGKHWGS WEARING THESE GUYS SOON. DUDE. DUDE. /DUDE/.

I...I will save the true spacking for in-person, because I'm falling on my nose, but EKGJBWKJBGJKWGB. STILL INCOHERENT. This is what I do. I spack over the AWESOME that is a LAPEL of yours! Dangit woman. You own my mind. <3

I CANNOT WAIT TO WEAR THESE TWO. I AM GOING TO GET MY ARSE WORKING ON MISTER BADASS BASKERVILLE ASAP TO MAKE YOU PROUD. YES. JUST. YES. <33333 LOVE THIS. LOVE YOU MORE. INCOHERENCY. xXx

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Anonymous - 26th June 2011
I...

There is nothing I can say. I have been staring at this for so long, and spacking at it, and hyper-bouncing over the fact that no - this is not just going to be a DAMN FANTASTIC Jack Vessalius - but this is going to be /MY/ damn fantastic Jack Vessalius. *A* Just...

The coat. The damnmotherfraking COAT. *_________* I... I think my brain just leaked out of my ears. And. And. This spack can only be fully realised in the ALMIGHTY tackle that I want to be giving you right now, and will be attempting to give you when I actually see this on you (evenifI'llbeafraidtodamageit) but just... I am rambling and I don't care. THE COAT IS SO STUNNING. THE WAISTCOAT IS SO STUNNING. THE RUFFLE-CUFFS ARE SO STUNNING. I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I...

I LOVE YOU. I LOVE THIS. THIS IS ALREADY SO DAMN FRAKING GORGEOUS AND IT WILL BE EVEN MORE STUNNING AND PERFECT WHEN IT IS ACTUALLY ON YOU AND YOU ARE MY JACK AT LAST AND WE HAVE WAITED SO LONG BUT THE MOMENT IS ALMOST HERE ANDANDAND-- *brick'd*

Iloveyou. Omfg.
xXx <3 xXx

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InfiniteJester - 26th June 2011
lookin so amazinggggg *i also find it amusing how we finished our coats at the same time :O*

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Anonymous - 26th June 2011
The coat looks amazing!
Well done, hun, you're gonna be an absolutely fantastic Jack.

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Pandora-Chi - 6th November 2011
Im so up for wearing will again if you do ANY version of Jack :)- the black suit or this one will be great to have photos together in!! Everything's really well done x

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Pandora-Chi - 17th April 2012
Sexiest and certainly the most handsome Jack ever! 8D I love the wig and especially dat coat! Love the fabric choices and it's so well made!! I can't wait to see the photos cos It was an honour to shoot with you -^^- x

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xLaviChii - 19th November 2012
you look so awesome as Jack :D

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WhiteWraith - 3rd April 2013
I love your Jack cosplay, so beautiful <3

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BladeyCakes - 3rd April 2013
Thanks guys ;A;

@WhiteWraith: sjdfnmjf- not >//< (I'm hoping to do a new shoot in him soon! I'd like moar photos plz 8'D)

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misfit_mosher - 18th October 2013
awesome jack too !!! <3 -drool- hehhe XD im cheshire ! <3

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BladeyCakes - 19th October 2013
Thanks hun :) <3 (ooh cheshire~ will have to take a look!)

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misfit_mosher - 20th October 2013
hehe its okay ! :D yeah you should :) ! it's in my cosplays complete heres link

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/27992