Been reading through this thread the last couple of days, loved seeing the progress and finished photos and picked up quite a bit of advice, so thanks for that!
I just joined the Madoka craze and am currently working on her magical girl outfit. So far have bought the dress materials, finished the pendant soul gem, almost done the egg soul gem, started the bow and arrow and plan to make a kyubey purse
lots to do, so far so good, only problem I've run into so far is finding the correct shoes, or a way to paint a black pair of mary janes :/
I'm planning to have this finished for anime north 2013, this upcoming may, as my friends are working on their Mami, Homura, Kyoko and Sayaka cosplays