Our hoods were so (awesomely) huge that the wind kept messing with them when we were wearing them. Mine made for a great sunshade though. I would definately wear it in a beach/desert setting for sun protection (or another awesome photoshoot!). I was amused that the costume design actually would make sense for Tsubasa Sakura's homeworld.
Photographer is my brother, http://www.flickr.com/photos/steinback/