I finished my Beast of Blood Mana costume and I went to my room (only room with a full length mirror) to try on the entire costume with wig and make up. It looks pretty good but I wanted a second opinion, so I go downstairs to ask mom. I catch her at the bottom of the stairs and the expression on her face was priceless. She didn't recognize me until I spoke.
She liked the costume and said it was about time I cosplayed a girl. I told her Mana is a man, and she muttered something about the most beautiful women are always men.
2011 costume plans: Suzaku (Yami no Matsuei), Lyanna Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones), Rowena Ravenclaw (Harry Potter)