I am so happy with this costume. I made the tentacle skirt and a fabric bodice though decided to just keep the corset on except for the costume contest(I am planning on redoing the bodice). airbrushing the makeup (Ben Nye) started at 4 AM and finished at 9 AM. we forgot to seal first before air brushing so there was some flaking. All in all I was very happy with how it came out for its virgin run and it was very well received lots of love from kids and adults alike.