Character: Komachi Onozuka
Series: Touhou Project
Debut: Seishuncon 2011 (June 5th)
I can't think of anyone I know who doesn't like Komachi. In any case, I certainly like her. Her carefree spirit is really fun.
This costume was actually a remake of an older version of the costume. The first version was rushed and had the bare minimum to work with. I wanted to make sure I used everything I could from the first version into the second as not to waste supplies. I mostly settled on structural upgrades and focusing on a small amount of details. I had been working out how to put my own spin on the cosplay without it being completely inaccurate. I decided to go with a curlier hairstyle and leave most of the other details the same and it's a decision I'm glad to have made. The curls really balance out the costume, I think.
The scythe was made by a friend. It actually comes apart at three different points to make it easier to travel with, which is pretty cool. Make no mistake, though, it doesn't fit in even my largest suitcase.