I made my first costume/cosplay. I was inspired to do san from Princess mononoke as she is one kick ass chick ;p and Princess Mononoke is an amazing film.
I made this costume for Armageddon (which is a smaller version of what americans would call comic con??) and spent A LOT of time on it. I do not know how long it took as I had to make all of it in my spare time.
The only parts I didn't make was the necklace she got from ashitaka as I ran out of time to think of substitute/find anything similar to make it from, and the shoes.
Any questions or anything, feel free to ask :)