I recently fixed up this costume for Anime Boston 2007. It turned out great, and I finally can call it "done" in its current state. I'm really happy about it. New pictures to come soon.
First, though I wore this costume to Connecticon 2004 and it's been the most troublesome costume I've ever done!!!
-the skirt was too small & not pleated and there was a flap of extra fabric just tucked under the elastic in the back just to hide a big slit my mom had to cut so i could actually walk,
-my mom finished the boots at 5AM and they wouldn't stay up...eventually we ditched the stick-on velcroe and used saftypins
-not to mention that just about everything was being held together by use of safty pins
-even though we tried to defy the laws of fabric by dyeing pollyester, it was nearly tragic when I splashed the half skirt in the bathroom and then when we almost got caught outside before the contest
-my mom forgot my colored contacts that we bought special for this and now I have 3 pair of green contacts with no real use for them
-sice my mom had to finish so much at the last minute, she used some type of shiny brown yarn we had left for the braid, even though my idea had been to use my real hair that I had left from cutting and donating the most of it to L.O.L.
-my necklace came a week late 'cause the store ran out of stock, so I had to wear a substitution necklace >.< arg!
in any case, the judges at CTcon didn't seem to notice, 'cause I won for best game costume! it was lots of fun.
*Icon photo by David Ng
Best Costume from a Video Game by an Adult or Teenager- Connecticon 2004