Here we go... Erika and her friend were going to an Anime Convention on Halloween weekend - Oni-Con. Erika changed her mind. She had initially planned to be someone else, but then changed to Sailor V from the Sailor Moon series. Here's the inspiration:
Blake wanted to be Ezio from the Assassin's Creed 2 video game. This was probably the most ambitious costume but actually came together fairly quickly. The white tunic is a boy's dress shirt - I sewed the red fabric underneath and then cut through the shirt to make the stripes. The gray is a small man's dress shirt. The cape is made from some faux-suede and then red satin on the inside. The shoulder piece is just craft foam (as is the belt medallion) and then the wrist and boot pieces are made some from faux-leather. I was able to get a few closer pics of the pieces after the fact.