My third attempt at cosplay finally yielded some results that I'm rather proud of. It wasn't a difficult costume by any means, but it was fun, comfortable, and I looked good in it. My only real regret is that my hair wasn't quite dark enough and my prop glasses broke on the flight down to Ohio.
Overall, these Samurai Champloo costumes were when we (Human Sushi Cosplay; Sara, J'aimie, and I) started to pay attention to craftsmanship; we tired to work with non-broadcloth fabrics, we lined everything, and we tried to keep everything as close to our reference images as possible, and I think that effort shows.
Best Performance in Novice Division - OhayoCon '06