The boots, pants, and shirt were the only things that I didn't make. Everything else had to be hand-sewn(because my Byakuya cosplay killed my sewing machine last summer ><) as well as hand-painted. The staff was was a blast- I got to play with spray paint again ^^.
Jacon was a blast! I was in a group with my friends Brandon(Black_Jiraiya) as Sanzo, Jani as Gojyo, and Chris as Hakkai. People loved our costumes and we were being stopped for for pictures all the time.
Entered the costume contest, had fun, but didn't win anything. Better luck next time~