This was one of my first costumes and I didn't make much of it at all (it was mostly commissioned online) but I put a lot of effort into the things I did make. And for being 14 and new to the cosplay world, its not bad. I don't, in any way, take credit for the sewing of this costume, just the accessorizing.
However... I'm pretty damn impressed with my new wig (which I didn't style until Sac-Anime 2008) but I got it from Cosplaywig on ebay, straightened it (because it was full of ringlet curls and I wanted it wavy!) and then cut it shorter for accuracy, even though it was a damn shame, the wig was soooo pretty. The wig really makes this costume special, I've now attained a new level of accuracy and I'm much easier to recognize, so I'm told.
Honorable Mention Sac-con Winter 05, Hall Cosplay Runner Up (Sunday) AOD2006