LadySasha: Yeah, I wish I had planned better. Took me 3 hours to find & choose the coat material. =/ I fly to LA at least once a year, and will definitely have a plan for next time. Also going to start putting a swatch book together so eventually I can just order everything online.
Ichigo: looking great! The only thing I'd point out was the chest piece being translucent (could see the red trim underneath) but you already said you're still working on it. So it looks like you're doing well!
iaShakezula: post pics of your belt when you have it sorted out!
I think my resolution will be to not procrastinate on costumes, even if the one con I attend (Dragon*Con) is still 9 months away. On that note, Happy New Year all!