Yomiko Readman

Yomiko Name: Yomiko Readman Series: Read or Die Debuted: Tekkoshocon 2007 Status: Active Notes Originally, I was just going to make a costume for myself, but at the last minute, I went ahead and made a matching vest so that Kali could go as Wendy. While she's a minor character in the OVA, she has a much bigger role in the TV series. I made the coat and vest for this one from scratch, but I bought the skirt, shirt, tie, glasses, and other accessories from stores. The shoes I found in the back of my closet, and the book I got from my own collection. (I'll admit right now that I own well over 800 books. Stop looking at me like that.) Yomiko is near and dear to my heart because I too am addicted to reading and books. However, I have yet to exhibit any paper using abilities, and I have to work around a much smaller budget. Such is life. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

White Mage – Final Fantasy

White Mage Name: White Mage Series: Final Fantasy Debuted: Setsucon 2007 Status: Retired Notes Okay, this isn't actually MY costume. My mother made this for and wore to Setsucon 2007. That shiney ribbon in the first picture is a second place ribbon. Because my mom is awesome. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Scout – Team Fortress 2

Scout Name: Scout Series: Team Fortress 2 Debuted: Katsucon 2008 Status: Retired Notes This is ghetto cosplay at it's finest, but a hell of a lot of fun to wear. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Rock Lee – Lolita

Rock Lolita Name: Rock Lolita Series: Naruto (original) Debuted: Tekkoshocon 2007 Status: Retired Notes Since Rock Lee can't do Jutsu, I tied to think of what he would do if he wanted to pretend to do the Sexy-no-Jutsu. This was made in a spur of the moment decision. I literally sewed it together in the car on the way to the convention. My favorite part of this costume is watching people's eyes twitching once they figure out what I'm supposed to be. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Rock Lee – Naruto

Rock Lee Name: Rock Lee Series: Naruto Debuted: Anime Next 2005 Status: Retired Notes I love this costume. It's by far the most comfortable to wear and almost everyone likes it. The Gai-sensei with me is my husband, Gerry. He was a good sport and made his costume by himself. I only got him to wear it once, because he hated all the attention we were getting. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Princess Sailormoon

Princess Sailor Moon Name: Princess Sailor Moon Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Debuted: Anime Mid-Atlantic 2006 Status: Retired Notes This costume was a beast to make. First off, making a Sailor Moon wig is a hell of a lot of work. If you ever wondered why commissioners charge $200 a pop, that's why. Secondly, there's a ridiculous amount of pearls that had to be hand-sewn on. Finally, I had to search through 4 state's worth of JoAnn's to get enough of the trim I needed. Despite all that work, this was one of my favorite costumes to wear. It was very elegant and didn't make me sweat to death like the rest of my pleather ensembles. I'd like to do another sailor senshi once I get finished with my commissions. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Phoenix Wright

phoenix Name: Phoenix Wright Series: Phoenix Wright Debuted: Anine USA 2007 Status: Retired [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Nephrite – PGSM

Nephrite Name: Nephrite Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Debuted: Katsucon 2006 Status: Retired Notes This costume died. Twice. I came home from Katsucon only to discover that the tissue thin pleather I had been using tore right down the seam on my butt. Luckily the jacket covered it. It was completely remade for Anime North 2006. This time, the heat and sun actually warped the pleather so much that the costume no longer closes correctly. I give up. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Maya Fey – Phoenix Wright

Maya Fey Name: Maya Fey Series: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Debuted: Anime Mid-Atlantic 2007 Status: Retired Notes This costume debuted in two parts. Part one was at Anime Mid-Atlantic. I borrowed the wig from my Yomiko Readman costume, and I was missing her jacket. The reason? My sewing machine up and died on me halfway through! The only reason I was able to wear it at all that weekend was because we split the hand sewing. I finished the kimono base and Kali made me the obi. Part two was at Otakon. This time, the costume had its own wig, and I sewed the jacket successfully on my shiny new sewing machine, which is superior in every way to my previous one. Kali made the Obi, the jewelry, and donated the wig. I made the jacket and the kimono. [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]

Kunzite – PGSM

Kunzite Name: Kunzite Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Debuted: Anime North 2006 Status: Retired Notes This costume is HOT to wear, since it's pleather and it has that heavy cape. Diastelo pretty much fainted in the middle of the dealer's room at AN. This costume was made in conjunction with the remake of Nephrite... all in one week! The hardest part was all the detail on the sleeves, which you can't see unless I've got my arms up. As stated above, the costume was originally made for Diastelo to wear, but it has been kidnapped for me since Nephrite has been retired. I am currently fixing the shoulder armor (which kind of sucked.) [gallery columns="2" orderby="rand" rel="lightbox" lightboxsize="large"]