Alice - Hysteria

By Katushka on July 3rd, 2017
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Light
Color: White
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Hello,
As the title suggests, this theme was inspired by Alice: Madness Returns, which is a sequel to American Mcgee's Alice. I've always loved this game for its beautifull artistic and horror atmosphere. Recently I've replayed it and thought of making some Alice outfit in GW2. For those, who never played this game, here is some brief info (I don't think there will be any spoilers - you'll learn all of that at the very beginning of the game).

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The story takes place in London in 1875. Alice Liddell is a young girl who is seriously traumatized by the death of her family. After spending some time in asylum, still suffering from halucinations, she's trying to find out what really happened the night her family died and for sake of that she returns to Wonderland where she finds her forgotten memories and puts pieces together. The Wonderland represents Alice's mind, which is now corrupted by the event of that night when her home caught on fire that killed everyone in the house except her. She believes that she is responsible for the fire start.

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Alice changes clothes according to the enviroment she's currently exploring, so there are many options for pick. I chose to try the Hysteria Mode outfit. Inspiration came from the dress in the game itself (https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/americanmcgeesalice/images/0/0c/Hysteria.png/revision/latest?cb=20140711163839) and from fanart I found online (http://nightmaree-moon-sis.deviantart.com/art/hysteria-mode-alice-madness-returns-332365013) - I like the white hair better :)
Hysteria Mode is accessable when Alice's health drops low. It has cool animation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mclAyvJ15RQ). Everything turns black and white except for red parts.

So I focused on capturing the horror vibe and Alice's insanity. The face with melted makeup was an obvious choice. I made her eyes red and added the Bloodstone Visage. I wanted to come close the original dress but still I wanted the whole outfit look good, so I came up with this combination. It probably wouldn't look so good in other dyes, but since I was using only shades of white, I'm happy with how it turned out. I bought Permafrost dye specially for this, now I'm broke again.

Alice's first weapon in game is the Vorpal blade, which is practically a kitchen knife with some ornament on it. The best fitting skin for that seemed to be Hero's dagger.

I took a billion of screens, it was very hard to chose which to put in here. You can check the rest here (https://imgur.com/a/gRe07) if you're interested. I chose "not so colorfull" locations - Bastion of the Penitent (I got the idea from Bianca Zauberkind - http://gw2style.com/look.php?id=13721), Dredgehaunt Cliffs and Frostgorge Sound. I didn't use any editor on pictures, only Reshade in game.

I hope you'll like it, sorry for the long text ^^


Comments


Bianca Zauberkind
Trendspotter
omg! the screens are SO amazing and impressive! i love her face and her impressions on the screens, espicially on the opening screen. Her outfit is cute and i like her bloody hands in combination of the bloodstone visage. Really an amazing look.
All the golds for you :)
2017-07-03 11:30

Teleoceras
Stylist
Having played the game, I think you did a great job on recreating the look and the mood of it! KUDOS!
2017-07-03 11:45

Chro
Fashionista
although her armor looks super dull in character select, your presentation totally makes up for that!
I haven't played the game but your cosplay looks very accurate as far as I can judge.
the screens are really badass, I love them! the red eyes in combination with the specific face you chose are hella awesome.
gold from me
2017-07-03 12:06

KestrelGirl
Fashionista
11/10 cover screen. Amazing pics overall. Excellent cosplay, take my gold.
2017-07-03 12:25

Mihrean
Fashion Guru
This is so lovely and macabre. I played the first game but I didn't even realise there was a sequel! I'll have to look into that. Her eye make up, white hair and dark red hands are for me what lets you get away with that stark outfit.
And ouch- you bought permafrost... I got lucky and got it from the dye pack but I'm still wondering if i should sell it or not... Still, definitely worth the expense here that's for sure!
Seeing all those screens was lovely- thanks for the link. I like the ones in the sheer white areas myself the most but they are all beautiful. Gold :)
2017-07-03 12:36

steamius
Fashion Collector
Thats scary. Gold!
2017-07-03 12:47

horsie
Fashion Guru
She looks creepy af. gold
2017-07-03 12:58

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thank you :) I wasn't sure whether the bloody theme isn't too much and how will people react to it, but so far the feedback is positive. I'm glad ^^
2017-07-03 13:06 in reply to Bianca Zauberkind

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thanks! I'm glad you think that :)
2017-07-03 13:08 in reply to Teleoceras

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thank you ^^
2017-07-03 13:09 in reply to Chro

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thanks :) I think I spent at least 3 hours in Bastion of the Penitent taking screens :D But it was a lot of fun.
2017-07-03 13:10 in reply to KestrelGirl

Asti77
Trendspotter
Creepy O_O"
Gold
2017-07-03 13:20

Katushka
Fashion Guru
I've played the 1st game too, but it was so many years ago that I don't even remember it. The second game is pretty awesome :) Although I'm not a fan of the combat system used in there, but the atmosphere is incredible. And I'd say the game is one big jumping puzzle, which I enjoyed very much. So I totally reccomand it :)

You're very lucky with the Permafrost dye, congrats. It's the whitest white that can make practically anything really white, not gray like the Celestial dye does. I was always frustrated when I wanted something on armor to be white but it couldn't happen. And I was hoping for at least two years that something like that will be added to game, so I was excited when it finally was :) It hurts my virtual wallet but I don't regret anything :D
2017-07-03 13:21 in reply to Mihrean

Katushka
Fashion Guru
And thanks much for the comment :)
2017-07-03 13:22 in reply to Mihrean

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Mission accoplished :) Thank you
2017-07-03 13:23 in reply to steamius

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thanks :D
2017-07-03 13:24 in reply to horsie

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thank you ^^
2017-07-03 13:25 in reply to Asti77

kraai
Stylist
Wow the first screen is just pure epic. Gold.
Love the theme, look and execution of everything. Well done!
2017-07-03 16:10

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thanks :)
2017-07-03 16:18 in reply to kraai

Elessar Taralom
Fashionista
I didnĀ“t even need to read anything to immediately recognize what you were going for
The Alice look is really well realised, the gloves in particular are a very clever idea!
Even if the dye job is really monochrome, it really has those small details to make it pop
Seems like everyone discovered that cool new screening location now xD It definitely gets the job done!
Love the look, gold ^^
2017-07-03 17:06

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thanks Elessar :) Yup the raid area creates a perfect contrast so I went for it ^^

2017-07-03 18:44 in reply to Elessar Taralom

Pinx The Sweet
Trendspotter
incredible !
2017-07-04 1:17

Mihrean
Fashion Guru
You have me convinced! It would be super annoying to sell it and then need it again one day, probably when the price has increased ;P
2017-07-04 5:24 in reply to Katushka

Deathblade Kenny
Fashion Guru
That is really dope. i checked out the youtube video to see who it was and u nailed it.
i think with black hair it would be better but i guess u choose white hair to be more unique. gold either way
2017-07-04 8:05

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thanks :)
2017-07-04 16:10 in reply to Pinx The Sweet

Katushka
Fashion Guru
I think it could be available in next birthday package, so if you have a character created at the very start of the game, you should be able to pick it in cca 2 months. But I might be wrong. I bought the game half year later and didn't want to wait.
2017-07-04 16:13 in reply to Mihrean

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thank you :)
2017-07-04 16:17 in reply to Deathblade Kenny

AvaMoe
Wanderer
WOOW, this is some quality right there! all i have to say is that i love this! GOLD
2017-07-05 14:25

Aurska
Fashion Guru
Nice idea and beautiful screen shots: gold
2017-07-05 14:29

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thank you for your kind comment ^^
2017-07-06 8:40 in reply to AvaMoe

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thank you for your kind comment ^^
2017-07-06 8:40 in reply to Aurska

shopaholic
Fashion Collector
Full gold, you have done a spectacular job! I don't know the game and don't care, just love what you have created. Wow.
2017-07-08 8:40

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thanks much, I'm glad you like it :)
2017-07-08 18:41 in reply to shopaholic

Iris
Fashion Guru
This is probably the magnum opus of your gallery. Full gold on all sliders!
2017-07-13 4:23

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thanks :)
2017-07-14 6:41 in reply to Iris

salty
Wanderer
Nice job.
2017-07-26 8:02

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thank you.
2017-07-26 20:39 in reply to salty

inferno
Trendspotter
this is so awesomeeeeeee, instantly caught my attention, brilliant!!
2017-08-04 11:51

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Ty! :)
2017-08-04 17:24 in reply to inferno

Zalashiji
Stylist
Oh wow I love American Mcgee's Alice! This is amazing, take my gold :3
2017-08-05 7:49

Katushka
Fashion Guru
Thank you ^^
2017-08-06 3:16

benjor
Wanderer
OMG! Looks really amazing! One of the best cosplays i've ever seen.
2017-08-11 3:22

Katushka
Fashion Guru
TY, I'm glad you like it :)
2017-08-11 17:37 in reply to benjor

Exitus_Letalis
Fashion Guru
OMG! Gold!
2017-10-26 18:03