Martel from Fullmetal Alchemist. (Damn!) You could put that shit on camera and I would think it was a live-action FMA TV show. Pretty nice-lookin.
I like cosplay a lot, I really do. But I like stuff like this, that uses natural materials/apparel/hair styling to give a really good impression of what a character would look like in live-action. Most of what gets passed around online is the super-polished but super-literal flat-color cottons from Hobby Lobby tailored into a uniform that is the perfect ridiculous imitation of a cartoon, topped off with a giant perfectly shaped shiny wig.
That stuff is impressive in its own right and all, but it bores me personally. As a representation of a character, it unfortunately puts me off like a giant mascot costume at a theme park might. My point is, I have the cartoon for the cartoon, so turning it into a literal flat recreation on a real human seems redundant to me. Stuff that looks like real clothes on a real person, that you could put on camera and believe was a live-action version of the story, that shit’s awesome.
If there’s a cosplay ring or tumblr or something that specializes in *that stuff,* point me to it, I wanna see more of that.