Apart from Lightning, this is currently my most favourite cosplay and one of my most favourite characters as well. When we decided to do D. Gray-man year ago, I originally planned to do Lenalee since we already had two Lavis.
Then, sometime into 2011 it was clear, that those two weren't able to make it I started to think. I like Lenalee and I'd like to cosplay her, but then I thought that both our Kanda and Allen are a bit shorter than me and that if I was to do Lenalee I'd be like a head or so taller than Allen (okay that's no reason really...) and Yu (now THAT'S a reason...) and then I thought that I'd be way cooler to have Yu, Allen and Lavi rather than Yu, Allen and Lenalee... so I went and asked the two that originally wanted to cosplay as Lavi if they'd be okay with me doing Lavi and then it was decided.
And boy, am I glad I could cosplay Lavi. I just love this character so much. And you can run around, make a fool of yourself and laugh all day and still be in character.
I had much fun together with Allen
, even though Yu-chan wouldn't let me braid his hair. Q.Q