If life is worth the disappointment, I hadn't found one reason yet... until I met the boy who smiles for free.
In about mid-2015, I came across a couple of Hannah Alexander's designs... somewhere. Deviant Art? Buzzfeed? Tumblr? Honestly I don't recall. Regardless, I absolutely fell in love with the Art Nouveau redesigns of Disney princesses, particularly (you guessed it), Megara's.
So what's a poor girl to do, but put a group together for Katsucon and dip-dye and embroider herself into oblivion?
One of the reasons I absolutely love this cosplay is how it compares to the first thing I ever made with a sewing machine; it really highlight how far I've come as a seamstress and costumer, and I'm incredibly proud of the end result!