I agree with evaunit. You said sewing wasn't your strong point, and I think the judges saw that. Not saying it's not a good costume, but in the context of a competition, I think it needs some work. Yeah, lights are cool, but those alone shouldn't get you an award.
Anime Midwest cosplay: Armin + young Armin Arlert (Attack on Titan), Madoka Kaname (Madoka Magica), Mayoi Hachikuji (Bakemonogatari)