Initial thoughts (Posted 8th May 2011)
Having recently just become interested in cosplay, and after having a few ideas of what I wanted to cosplay as, I've decided on China from Axis Powers Hetalia. Other ideas included Android 17 from DBZ, Roy Mustang/State Alchemist from FMA, Gallade from Pokemon and Austria from APH. I chose China as I think most of his uniform would be reusable in everyday life, I have longish black hair anyway and I look vaguely Asian! Plus I love military uniforms anyway :3.
After a lot of Ebay and Google hunting, and not wanting to "cheat" and buy the costume outright from cosplaysky.com, I think I've almost managed to plan the whole uniform! I'll upload the item pics from the listings (they're not bought yet, eep!).