I had all the clothes to begin with, which is always nice. Slicking my hair was easy too. The Meowth was a birthday gift from a friend, that was given to me the day this cosplay debuted.
Everyone loves Giovanni. However, since I am not in the suit from the anime it sometimes takes people a moment to figure it out. Still very well recieved.
At the first event I dressed as Giovanni there were no other Pokemon people. Yet, people did come up to me and said "oh I wish I had brought my pokemon cosplay". So that makes me happy to know that people want to hang with Giovanni. At Fanime Giovanni got some good attention and it is starting to become one of my favorites.