Well, as the title of my costume states, I will be cosplaying the unnamed female(we hope!!!!) Akatsuki member.
Used at AnimeNEXT, on July 6th. First official cosplay ever, since I never wore one at a con before.
I bought the Angela wig from Cosworx, and although I thought it would be longer, it still worked after my sis's magical hair skills got through with it. Bought a white flower at Claire's.
The cloak I bought on E-Bay, and the shirt, net shirt, and pants at the mall- that way, I can wear this stuff for every day use if I ever feel like it(not the cloak, lol). I figured, if I made the outfit underneath, it'd look weird and I'd have no other uses for it.
I bought one of those hats in Chinatown, glued white strips all around the inside a few inches in, and then bought beads and a bell and made a bell chain, connecting it via a necklace clasp which I attached to an ornament hook looped through the hat material. I cut black felt, and glued it around the top of the hat, in 2 pieces.
Shoes are my FAV sandals, $70 at JC Penney, and the socks things I got at a dancing store in Caldwell. I made the headband for the Deidara outfit, but..not knowing where Blue-Hair is from.. I decided to wait to make another headband. I'll loop the Iwa one around my neck.
None.. and I won't because I bought the cloak and shoes... so I can't win anything. But that's okay. I'm still a beginner, so I don't expect to win anything for at least a few more years... Let the people who've been at this longer reap the rewards. :)