Worn to: Anime North 2010 (Toronto, ON) Otakuthon 2010 (Montreal, QC)
Cost to make: $104 CDN
I'd had this costume planned since June 2008, and am happy to declare that this costume is now 100% finished! This is now one of my favourite costumes, even though I've only worn it on a test run for fitting and to see how it suits me. Depending on the angle, I look great in this, but straight on, not as much.
The material for the suit is broadcloth, as my mother and I couldn't find any bright blue suiting. Actually, now that I think about it, I don't think there's such a thing. But that's mostly due to the fact that people don't normally need to make a blue suit, least not non-cosplayers. The undershirt is made from nothing but white bridal lining that I bought back in 2007, and was going to use for a ghost costume. The caravat is made from cotton that I simply folded over to make puffy.
The buttons my mom had had for about 20 years, and I now have them on my suit jacket for this cosplay. I painted them bright yellow, from their original pale yellow. Gloves I bought at Wal-Mart, and the shoes I'd had since the ninth grade (keep in mind, I graduated from high school in 2007). Wig was bought in 2008, and I dyed the bangs using Loreal Paris Féria hair dye in Midnight Ruby. Triangles on the wig are made using craft foam. I have a general idea of how to do the makeup.