One of my favorite costumes to wear, though it is a bear to transport and put on. I hadn't worked much with metal before this outfit, so it was definitely something totally new. A lot of time and effort went into this costume trying to figure out how to do things when living in an apartment with a strict landlord (powertools and fiberglass totally out of the question). Even though I can get really overheated in this outfit, its worth it for the fun I have. This is also the first outfit I bothered to get costume contacts for cause I wanted the whole look.
Best Individual - East Meets South 2004
2nd Place - DragonCon 2004 anime contest