I love this cosplay, but there are so many little parts to it that it requires a lot of maintenance after every time I wear it, and thus my incentive to wear it is...yeah...lol. I actually need to be followed by readily available friends when I'm in this cosplay in case I need any quick repairs. Once in, I'm pretty helpless. Can you say fragile?
It doesn't help that once I'm in this body suit, I'm in it until I feel like changing out for the day. Let's just say that getting in and out of it is not an easy process.
I used my real hair for this one, which also complicates the frequent use of this cosplay.
As for the glowing, since I've had a lot of people ask me about it, I used a combination of electroluminescent wire (or el-wire) and blue reflective tape. I opted out of using electroluminescent tape on the body because a) it's really expensive and b) it's difficult to see when you're indoors and in the light. Using the reflective tape ended up working out really well because of how it reacts to camera flashes.
I would love this cosplay so much if it weren't such a huge hassle to wear!