Just a quick update on my Space Commander Haruhi costume. I spent today taking apart and then reassembling my costume, because I wasn't happy with the fit. Sometimes it's better just to bite the bullet, as it were, and spend a day fixing things, rather than just let it go and have the problem become worse over time.
So I'm back where I started, but in a much better way:
I think it's looking pretty good... the stripes on the sleeves don't match up exactexact with the shoulder, but I did my best, and there will be other stuff on the shoulders, anyway.
It's getting close to the con, so I've made up a costume schedule... just gotta stick to it now!