I said I would post this, so here it is, my Mara Jade cosplay from Celebration VI in Orlando.
So what did it take to make it? The cape clasp I crafted from Sculpey, and the cape itself is linen. The catsuit is one I ordered, cut the sleeves off of, and tailored in. I eventually plan to make a proper catsuit with the panels and seams when I can spring for the fabric. The belts are made by recovering vinyl belts with leather from a cut apart pair of pants, and then staining the leather with shoe polish. This gave the belts the rigidity and soft edge I wanted, and made sure that they all matched in hue. I used the Custom Saber Shop for obtaining my lightsaber parts. The most time-consuming part of this costume was the back plate. It is made up of the remains of a plate for a shower head and the cup from an ash-tray, melded together with a fair amount of Bondo. It was a fun headache to make and have ready in time for the convention, but I was really happy with it.