OK, so, cosplay is still very much a new thing for me. A few years ago I tried it by piecing together a Mitsuki Konishi (from The World Ends With You) costume and wore it for a day around Anime Fest. Two people recognized me and my feet wanted to fall off by the end of the day. It was an interesting experience. Fast forward to last year. A friend and I were discussing how awesome Sherlock is and that we should totally do a Sherlock/Watson cosplay. We were going to debut it at Anime Fest this year, but I forgot my pants at home. Whoops. Right now my costumes include Black Canary (DC Comics), Sherlock, Konishi (if I can ever get back into that dress again), and a White Rabbit (to go along with the aforementioned friend's Zatanna cosplay). So far, I've bought pieces and then pieced them together. The exception being that for Konishi, a ruffled had to be sewn onto the bottom of the dress and a collar added to the shirt. Also I hand sewed Canary's choker. Otherwise it's all been pieces bought here and there and thrown together. This year, however, I decided I wanted to cosplay Captain Liberty from the live action The Tick TV show. I plan on doing this one from scratch, hopefully in time for next year's Dallas Comic Con, or even All Con. I've also added Poison Ivy to the mix, which will be partially bought and partially constructed. The corset I plan on using just arrived in the mail today and it's gorgeous.
Uggg why didn't anyone tell me that once you start, YOU CAN'T STOP. Now I'm looking up boot sleeve tutorials and shopping for heat guns and EVA foam. Send help.