This costume was my second costume I made entirely on my own. It was also my first time working on props, so it took a lot of time and money getting it how I wanted it.
I chose Edea because my friends were doing a Final Fantasy VIII group, and because of my chest, my character choices are very limited. I thought about doing Quistis, but I couldn't stand her outfit, so Edea it was!
I made the headpiece by wrapping plaster strips around my head (with a paper bag between so it wouldn't rip all of my hair out) and let that dry. I then applied paperclay to it and sanded and sanded and sanded to get that smooth. I made all of the pieces of the headpiece out of paperclay, and then attached them using velcro on the side. I painted it using Acryllic paints and a gloss over it. It was a long process.
Craftsmanship Award - IchibanCon 2012 (costume entered by another person, made by me)