This is my very first cosplay. I have experience making costumes for theater but have never made one for a "cosplay competition" or for any kind of con before. Go to my gallery to see pictures.
It took me 6 months and well over $200 in materials but it was well worth it I feel. Everything but the boots the ears and the hair was made from scratch from vinyl, protoplast, barrets, cotton, etc. etc. etc. I ordered the ears from Aradani Studios and painted on the tattos with temporary tatto ink. The boots were just plain black motocross boots which I painted and added the toe caps too. I did style the hair with the assistance of a friend of mine who is a wig goddess.
2nd Place Novice - Otakon 2007