Original costume commissioned by funny_shoes77. I bought the Piplup plushie at Katsucon 2009. The first boots were made by akaisha0. The hat, wig, and clips were bought from LostintheField. I also painted and added two purple spheres to a black bracelet.
The new dress was made by my mom. I got the new boots from Ebay, but they're two inches short from what I wanted, but I have a feeling that what I would like would be over $50. The new wig is also from Ebay, too.
This is probably the first costume that I've redone since it had a lot of issues. The dress wasn't tailored at all, so it was loose and opened up at the bottom. The boot covers didn't stay on, so my dad stapled them, in which all of the loose ends scratched my legs. The wig got messy and I cut it wrong, so it looked horrible. I also lost the bracelet last year. So I basically went through two rain boots with boot covers, and both failed.
The new items look amazing, and after wearing the costume at Otakon there weren't any issues. I'm glad that the costume was redone and it looks more curvy. I also bought new boots, and a new wig, both from Ebay for excellent prices. Bought beads from Michaels with a necklace strap to make the bracelet, so painted the beads in purple. Bought a "Banpresto" Piplup plushie, which is apparently rare. Sold the whole costume in 2015 because I don't plan on cosplaying for Pokemon anymore.