I think I swooned a little. I actually came across this picture through Tumblr. You make a very good Youko, and I'm impressed by your rose whip! I think I will definitely need to make it to Fanime someday (or next year) now...! Finally, thank you very much for posting on how you made your rose whip! I've been trying to figure out how to make mine, and so far with little luck... If I ever finish mine, it should photograph well enough, but yours seems much better. So, thank you! I hope to meet you one day, at least to say "hello!" (I apologize in advance for any "fan-girling"...I'm a big Kurama fan. It will more than likely make me painfully shy.)
I hope you'll be willing to share your secrets with your improved version, as well. Best of luck on that, and have fun at Otakon!
I'll feel bad if I can't go. I suppose I should start saving and hope I don't have prior commitments. o////o I'll try to say hello, and not be too shy. I would be very happy/flattered/honored to get photos, thank you! @////@!