There are alot of pros out there who use real plastic and metal/wood - but i'm too poor and noob to pull that off. I guess in the end they give off a different look huh? I hope you do try to cosplay- it's a fun experience. and I'm always happy to help a .hacker!
Thanks...btw i almost feel out of reality when i stared into your pictures!!!! Very beautiful!!! do you allow people to download and manipulate your pictures? because I would die to have your photos as backgrounds in future cosplay photos!!!!!