So far, I've done:
And warning, this post is IMAGE HEAVY.
Asuna Yuuki Sword Art Online
It seemed that fate in itself did not want me to go to Fantasy Quest 2, my actual plan for that event was "Esther Blanchette" in her Queen outfit. But the friend we bought wigs from had disappeared due to depression. And I ended up changing my plans despite already having the costume in progress.
Sword art online before the fandom
I started reading the novel a month before the series was launched, and because of this-- a lot of people were surprised to already see an Asuna Yuuki cosplay. Am pretty sure I really didn't do her well, but I always plan to improve. During the process of making the costume, I had quite the constrained budget. (As I've spent a LOT on the previous cancelled cosplan already) And even the wig I got did not make it on time. SO I had to style another wig the night before the event itself. XD
I at some point, wanted to give up. But I didn't want to spoil such a great event and we don't get many chances to shoot at a venue like that. So push comes to shove, I had to pull through no matter what I had to do.