Orihime Inoue, Winter School Uniform - Bleach
Debut: Tekkoshocon 2008; This costume has been sold.
Cost of materials: $40
Well, this is my first anime cosplay (and the most normal cosplay I've done so far), and what better to start off with than Bleach? I really like Orihime's character, and I just happened to have made a skirt out of a suiting material I found on sale that was perfect for her school uniform.
So I whipped up a jacket from the lovely gray suiting material to match (fully lined in powder blue) and decorated it with red cotton panels. I bought the hair clips on Ebay, and made the bow-tie out of red cotton I already owned. The gold pin is cardboard and hot glue. I already owned the wig/socks/shoes/shirt, so I put her together rather conveniently. I know the wig isn't perfect, but I still think the cosplay looks great. I had a lot of fun with it!
Picture Credits: David Dunn