The things that I notice are:
Full suit costumes
Costumes with working lights
Big gorgeous dresses
Underdone characters I know
Those are usually my "eye-catching" things.
Cosplay 1: Sailor Venus (Commissioner failed to make 4 month deadline)
Update: August 10th.... still nothing.
Reality: Recycled or no cosplay at all. Got to love commissioning! Thanks everyone!! Serious thanks to Dulcinea, who actually made the deadline for the accessories far in advance and of outstanding quality. Sucks they won't be used.