My first try at armor! Every single piece is by me from the naginata to the gems to the bodysuit (except the black bag on my thigh and the white plume, which is from a wig) Eva foam, heat gun, self-leveling acrylic painting gel medium, interference paint, iridescent spray paint.
About five people actually recognized me, including NO ONE from a huge group of MKX cosplayers . . . except for the Kung Jin who was looking for them. But so many people were excited, including a lot of little kids, and a hilarious Batman who grunted and said "SAMURAI." And the Sub-Zero that DID recognize me . . . worth the whole month it took me to do this