Aaaaah this was so tricky, but I love this costume. Designed it based on the original, just modified a bit. Everything was made from scratch, from top to bottom. Had to even paint my zippers and recover them with pink since no one sells them that color that I could find. XD
The boa I wanted to be big and fluffy like the original, so i bought flourescent pink and had to hand-dye the stripes in. It took a lot of brushing to keep the coat soft as the dye dried, but I love the effect! Badges were made from foam and lots of paint and mod podge. Gun was from an airsoft base with foam and mod podge modifications. Charms and whatnots were made from ultralite sculpey... yeah. I think that's it.
Anime LA 2011 Best in Show for both presentation AND craftsmanship! So excited!