The costume got worn to a wonderful party (Thank you hosts!) and I was very enthusiastically (to my embarassment) voted best costume. The hat rings got completely destroyed, which wasn't too suprising, so I need to go shopping for replacements before next week. The rest of the costume held up quite well, though man, that hat is hard to get around in. I kept all my buttons too! nygren's costume also rocked and many of the people there had on really amazing and creative things. I'm so glad I got to go.
However, I'm so sleepy now, so I'm glad I didn't stay any longer.
EDIT: The host ideitified me with out promting, and many people recognized me after being told, but that was the crowd, more than the costume.