Greetings, fellow dragon ballers! I can't believe I just now found this thread! It makes me happy to see that there are more and more DBZ cosplayers. Anyways, my first time cosplaying as a DBZ character was in Otakon 2009 as future Trunks w/ long hair and sword... I wanted to do the short hair version and even had the hair cut for it, but I messed up the dye job and had to resort to a wig 2 days before the convention... I'm going back to Otakon next year in 2010 as SSJ Trunks. Right now, I'm remaking my sword with cardboard... the sword i had before was too long and was recycled from a previous costume.
Here's a few photos of me as Trunks: