I've always liked Chrono Crusade and been a fan of its female protagonist, Rosette Christopher. My friend Linker was also a Chrono fan and the two of us had discussed cosplaying as Rosette and Chrono for several years, but never found a good opportunity to do so. However, when it came time for our cosplay group to decide on costumes for our Anime Boston 2010 masquerade skit, Linker suggested Chrono Crusade. The series fit perfectly with our "relationship battlefield" theme and the costumes and props worked with our desire to mix dancing and stage combat. This is one of the most solidly constructed costumes I've made thus far; it's fully lined, the corset is steel boned, and all of the edging is stiffened with craft foam. My favorite part is the watch, which was cobbled together from Sculpty, a wristwatch, chain, wire, and thumbtacks. It actually keeps perfect time!
You can see our skit here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek2g48pLpkQ
Best In Show, Anime Boston 2010