Far before I started costuming as a full-on hobby, I dressed up as Alucard for Halloween for a company costume party. After that point, I told myself that someday I'd have a proper version of the costume..it was just a matter of when.
"When", ended up being for CostumeCon 25, at the suggestion of a friend who wanted to do a Castlevania group for that event. While Alucard was a bit out of place (all of the characters were from Lament of Innocence except for him), I don't think anyone noticed there.
I haven't worn Alucard in a while, mostly because of lack of time in my more recent event schedule. Also, his sword was stolen when our storage unit was broken into; it was in a box labelled as an electric guitar. I think it says something for the lack of intelligence of those who broke in...the sword weighed nothing in comparison!! I admit that without the sword, or even the shield (which I didn't have time to make), the outfit feels a bit naked :\
Second Place: 2006 San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival
As Part of CC24 group entry 'Castlevania: Sara's Dream':
Best in Show: Workmanship: Recreation and Incredible Detail (tie with another entry)
Best in Master Class: Presentation (tie with another entry)