Costume is mainly made out of leather. The chainmail is metal and was made by hand, flattened with an anvil, then each ring was soldered shut for extra reliabilty. Sword is a mix of leather, wood, and resin.
The costume is MUCH harder to make than it looks. While it was not my most time intensive costume, it is by FAR my most complex/difficult to assemble armor to date.
Best of Show - Anime Supercon 2008 (Final Fantasy IX Group)
1st Place - Fantasy Gathering 2009