This outfit has 7 appliques, and the body of it was derived from a pattern for a button-up shirt.
The hardest part for me, putting together this cosplay, was the legging/boots. The leggings go all the way up and hook underneath the sole of my boots. Near the top of them, the seam in the front opens to show the skin underneath, framed by a hand-sewn golden applique. The gap keeps its shape thanks to the clear thread zig-zagging across it.
Whenever I wear this outfit, I have to walk around with my hands on my hips, in order to keep the sash up. Makes me feel like a bitch. XD;;
I might make the guns someday, but only if I can find a group of TotA cosplayers to pose with. Not quite worth the effort otherwise....
Ichibancon '10 Judge's Choice Award