This was the first costume I made entirely on my own from scratch with no parental help. It was waaay harder than i thought it would be. I originally wanted to make it for halloween but I had no idea that sewing on all the cord would be so difficult. I covered a bra that was my size for the chest piece, but I didn't take the strechiness of the bra's fabric, so I ended up having to extend it in the back. I made the metal plates stiff with fleece. The ears are made out of flex foam and I can wear this costume either bare-foot or in boots.
My least favorite part was the body makeup. It took me about 2 hours to apply and it got all over the place. I used Kryloan's liquid aquacolor in purple and white mixed and it went on really smooth, in case any of you were wondering.
Best Presentation - Wondercon 2007