I too saw the MR display at dragoncon and I couldn't wait to have my picture taken in my packing gown beside their version. They didn't look too happy when I did this:[image=http://cressie.dotphoto.com/SAN1/FC/3B/C5/iFC3BC5C0-AA94-4E49-9E91-FA1792E918B9.jpg] I have to agree with KayDee, it's like putting a price tag on our hobby. Not being able to buy these costumes is the reason I re-learned to sew many years ago and I take great joy and pride in creating one of a kind creations for myself. I am actually thankful that these costumes were not commercial in 2003 because that was how I found my hobby for costuming! Now and forever will I be asked at conventions: "is that from Museum Replicas?" But I did have a good little chuckle to know that my costume was made at 1/4 the cost of the MR version. Plus it was custom fitted to my body with actual beads- not the flat embroidery on the prototype. So take that! I promise I will post more details of how I made my version and the patterns I modified soon, I have to get caught up with school now that Dcon is over. I have lots of pictures from Dragon-Co and I'm sure you'll see lots of people you'll recognize from this thread: [link=http://cressie.dotphoto.com/CPViewAlbum.asp?AID=5500471]My photo gallery[/link] [link=http://chrislewis.org/gallery/v/2008/DragonCon/Snapshots/]Boyfriend's photo gallery- with higher quality pics [/link] It was great to finally meet old and new friends from this board at D-con!