This is me as Lulu from FFX. This costume was like my Holy Grail of costumes, the reason why I started getting into cosplay in the first place. I saw Lulu, and immediately knew that I wanted that costume, and also, that I possessed none of the skills needed to make it happen. So I started to practice, and experiment, and work toward my goal. That was 6 1/2 years ago. I've actually made pieces of this costume over the years as my skill improved. I think I did the necklaces and chopsticks almost 4 years ago. And the embroidery (yes, all the lace is embroidered- I begged for an embroidery machine for Christmas just so I could do this costume) about 2 years ago. The belt skirt was also 2 years ago, but that one kinda fell in on itself. This one is holding up much better, and is the piece I did this year. I'll be wearing this costume to Sakura-Con 2011, along with my Yuna!
See her costume here- [link]
EDIT: Uploaded a different photo, because I have the arm belts, don't have my glasses, and lost another 20 lbs. And I have my cactuar. ^~^