I LOVE Ai Yazawa, so there was no way I would pass up the chance to cosplay someone from ParaKiss when the opportunity arose.
The three costumes that we chose (Miwako, Arashi, and Yukari) were created in about two weeks, the time between when our college semesters ended and when the convention was scheduled to be held. It took a lot longer than I was expecting, but that's mostly due to the fact that we were working with wigs for the first time and drafting most of our own patterns.
Overall an informative learning experience and a lot of fun!
Judges Award: Best Performance - Anime Boston '06