I always wanted to be a Namek, but I'm too short and female to be Piccolo. Dende is perfect! The robe, vest, sash, and pants are all made from scratch, all cotton, very comfortable. Beneath them you might be able to see I'm wearing a Lycra shirt with Namek muscle patterns printed on via dye sublimation printing. The colors are pulled straight from animation cels to be correct. To save on makeup headaches I also sewed Lycra gloves from the same green-printed fabric and fabric-painted nails. Much thanks to the Monster Lab for tips on painting the prosthetics, and Indigogyre for the supplies to make me truly Namekian!
second place in the anime cosplay contest, Anime Track at DragonCon 2003