Haruko Haruhara was my very first cosplay. The dress was made from scratch from a home made pattern, the shoes were crazy and I couldn't walk in them at all but they were the closest thing I could find. My legs were too fat to fit in them so I had to split the backs open and fit eyelets and lace them up the back but they look ok from the front so it was all good.
There's a bit of a story to this picture, we were browsing in the dealer room and this nice lady comes up and asked if she can get a picture with me and comments that I'm the only Haruko she's seen. I'm like chatting away and ask the lady if she can take a picture of the two of us. Anyway on the way home I'm browsing the conbook and spot the nice lady in a picture...and she was only Kari Wahlgren, the voice of Haruko Haruhara!!! Facepalm!!!! What a missed photo op and what a total wally I must have seemed, sorry Kari!
Here's a reference for Haruko Haruhara - Fooly Cooly is off the wall!!