This costume has been a real labour of love. Sakura (kadsuki) and I decided to make these costumes back in mid 2005 and planned to spend about 9 months working on them but we only really got serious in May 2006. XD I blame my Japanese course in university for my slacking off. It was thanks to Sakura’s guidance and motivation that I even really made progress with this costume.
Anyway, by AN we only had our costumes about 60% done and we continued to work on them at the con until they were in a state we could wear them around in. Despite being incomplete, they still looked pretty good (Sakura's costume was much nicer than mine) and we even received hall costume awards for them. (^^)
I can't wait until I finally finish this costume and do a proper photoshoot with my Sakura. <3
Anime North 2006 - Hall costume award