Debuted at ACEN 2011
Had a lot of fun with this. The robe is fairly heavy, but has two sets of sleeve to represent the two sets of layered feathers of the wings. The head dress- also hand made (and made at least three times now) shows the image of Ho-oh and it's wings. The facial paint is the most vibrant part of the costume, pulling out the facial colors of Ho-oh. I really need to invest in red contacts however.
Judge's Choice - AnimeNEXT 2011
Honorable Mention - Youmacon 2011
Judge's Choice - AnimeUSA 2011