It was a nightmare. It was really a lot of work, far much than what I though at first. I wanted to cosplay as Sakura and since I wanted to go to the Moonlight masquerade ball at Anime North, I decided to do this ballroom gown.
I took a pattern for the dress and easily alter it. It took over 7m of fabric only for the exterior of the dress. I couldn't manage to find gold paint so I chose a copper one. Each part of the dress took over 3h of painting, because of the design and to let some time for the paint to dry.
I've won the judge's choice at Otakuthon 2006.
Cosplay Hall award at Otakuthon 2007
Cosplay Hall award at AC-Cubed 2007
Cosplay Hall award at Anime North 2010