One of the things that can really make or break a cosplay is the type of props used. Are they well-made? Do they look realistic? Are they cool?
This Tira from SoulCalibur 4 cosplay ticks all those boxes. That's Costa Rican cosplayer Angela Bermúdez A. taking on Tira, Ring Blade and all.
*TenshinoSekai [DeviantArt — Thanks Andrews!]