Wicked Lulu was chosen to have fun creating a simpler costume before beginning my next large endeavor. The hat was a big challenge, which I ended up tackling as a sculptural piece: a wireframe structure was built, covered in batting, and then encased in the outer fabric shell. I wrote an article (Giant Hats tutorial) on how I created the hat for reference to others doing similar projects.
Many people have borrowed and worn this costume between many events including Anime Expo and Summoner’s Con. I have fun watching others wearing it.