I just found this thread today, and am so excited with all of the Heavenly Sword cosplays I have seen thus far, and can't wait to see more!
I decided (after a haitus from costuming) that I have to cosplay Nariko!... She's just too awesome. I was pretty much sold when I saw that Andy Serkis was not only in the game, but was involved in the direction of it. But watching the actual footage, etc. ...it's AMAZING!
I don't really have a deadline for finishing Nariko, but probably will have it done some time early next year.
This thread is VERY helpful! So thank you so much to all who have contributed!