This was a huge costume to put together, and I'd say about half the time was spent on the beading alone. Sadly, heat combined with moisture caused the vinyl to separate from itself and the plastic ripped at the seams where it was weakest. Thankfully at least, only my pants have been effected by the ripping. I will remake those and hopefully save the jacket for future use. The bag check guys at the hotel also managed to break my sword... Have to remake the blade now.