This costume is amazing.
I have no idea what to be this year. I was thinking of maybe Daria, because I've been wanting combat boots and I could probably use all aspects of the costume in regular dress anyway (except the fake glasses and wig I'd need), so it would be practical. It's hard to find the right green jacket, though. I'd make one, but the roommate with the sewing machine moved out.
I was also thinking of Velma from Scooby Doo, because Scooby Doo is awesome and I could totally pull off Velma.
I really like cross-dressing, though. Maybe one of the superhero costumes with all the muscles? It'd be hard to get one in my size, though...maybe if I got a little boy's one...I bet I'd fit in something made for a chubby 12 year old boy.
Harry Potter could be fun, I even have a green sweater with an H (for Hannah) on it, which would take things in a different direction from the school uniform Harry Potters.
Update: Found a pair of oversized round glasses for 5 bucks, so it looks like it'll be between Harry Potter and Daria.
Thanks! I really had great fun wearing it, totally submerged myself into the character. And I broke a lot of hearts when I told people they couldn't vote for me in the cosplay contest because of messed up rules.
I'm on the fence between Velma and Harry Potter. I'm always for a sexy Velma (who likes Daphne anyway?), but I'm also a big HP fan...tough one!