Personality wise I feel that I have some similar traits to Haruhi. I have been wanting to do a cosplay of her for a few years now. Ironically the ones I was planning on doing I didn’t do! I love a lot of her costumes and I decided to go with the black uniform over the traditional one.
I had a low budget so I needed this to be inexpensive. Since I’m not entering it in a contest I found the jacket for $6.00. Which is way cheaper and faster than making it. Of course I had to do some alterations but not big deal. I added on the side pockets and make some fitting adjustments. Took out the shoulder pads and finished!
I used some left over black fabric that I already owned to create the skirt. The white button-up shirt was re-used from my Shimei cosplay. I bought some very nice fabric for the bow luckily I didn’t need a lot because it was expensive! Then I added a clip on the back of it to I can just clip it to my shirt. Wig didn’t need too much work for styling it. For the headband I just glued the ribbon on a headband and made the bows.