it was my one way of not to be too intimidating for the rest of otakon, considering i scared the living crap out of somebody in a really bad way. I felt so bad about it. An since I like chocobo's a whole hell of alot, i put my white mage chocobo (eidolon) in my hood an you quite obviously see the results.
Still, I think you're pretty darned lucky. I've wanted to cosplay Marluxia for ages (yeah, we'll see how that works out, with me being a girl and all ), but haven't been able to. Ebay has WAY expensive prices for their cosplay sets... all the same, though, I think Marly's the only chara I could pull off a successful cosplay of.
If I can learn to stop acting like an airheaded doofus all the time. Somehow I highly doubt Marluxia would be bursting out into laughter whenever somebody cracked a dumb but hilarious joke relating to penguins.
Hehe, Chocobo Plush. I have to see if I can find one of those. First, though, I think I'll be getting the Shadow Heartless plush. ^^