Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce/Multi Raid 2 unfortunately did not make it out of Japan but the character designs did. The second I laid eyes on Yu Meiren's fury I knew I had to make it; the colours were beautiful and the design itself was screaming a challenge at me.
I did change a little of the design itself just to make it more comfortable to wear and so it wouldn't be too much for my skills which are still slowly developing. One of the things I adjusted was the the top that actually cut down the middle and exposing much breast . . . I refused to do it and thus made a very slight alteration to ensure that I would be comfortable wearing it.
My favourite part of the cosplay was the tiara - made from craft foam and air-dry clay. It turned out to be so beautiful but extremely delicate. It did break at the Expo but thankfully the Cosplay Desk had supplies for a quick fix. Also during its travels much of the detail came off (mainly the branches) and was unfixable, but nevertheless I was so happy with how it looked.
What really made this cosplay a challenge was that I only had reference images that were blurry screenshot from game play videos and I had no picture of the back, so I had to really improvise and look at other Koei designs so that I could produce something appropriate.
Overall I was so happy with this, everything about it was wonderful and I really do hope it will be a long time before I retire it =]
Group Runner Up in the Neo Corner