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.
Fandom Fest 2014 cosplay: GLaDOS (Portal), Ellie (The Last of Us), Lara Croft (Tomb Raider 2013)
MCM London Comic Expo cosplay: Oktavia von Seckendorff (Madoka Magica), Fem!Slenderman,
Future cosplay: Faith Connors (Mirror's Edge), Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider), Tetra (The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker)
2015 conventions: Anime Los Angeles, Anime Central, Japan Expo