When I was sick a couple months ago, I decided to watch Sword Art Online in two days. I loved it! I wanted to cosplay Suguha as Leafa, but her costume was a little intense and her blonde hair was just crazy. So I decided to go for Asuna in-game instead. I found the costume online since I knew I wouldn't have time to learn to make one in time for Phoenix Comicon. I decided I would buy it and see how they decided to replicate the costume and I could learn for my next costume. I also bought a wig that was meant to resemble Asuna's hair. Her shoes were pretty pricey online since they were all custom made so I just bought some white high-top vans which worked well and were very comfortable!
I bought a Nerf sword and Grayson painted it silver and blue for me.
I had such a great time at the con! Everyone loved the costume and I was really happy with the number of people who knew who I was and wanted pictures. I even saw a few Kirito's :) I could do it every weekend!