So, I've wanted to cosplay Princess Yue for a very long time, but avoided it, knowing that I didn't look like her and couldn't pull it off. After making my Suki cosplay, however, I decided I didn't care and desperately wanted to make it anyway. I started this costume in October of '09 and didn't finish until just a few days before SacAnime in January of '10.
It's lots of hand-beading. Lots of sewing on fur by hand. Ceramic sculpting. and super glue.
can't really tell in these pictures (or at all, honestly) but I also made matching moccasins to go with this costume.
BTW. my sister made me a totally rad koi fish to go with this costume. If you'd like one, or would like another awesome custom plushie, visit her at www.hugablezoo.com!
To answer a common question, the faux fur is from Mendel's far out fabric, and is called "snowy tipped fox" I think.
SacAnime Winter 2010: Best construction: Intermediate division
AOD 2011: Best Construction