Yes, attempting to travel with large props or fragile costumes is something I keep repeating. For Amecon 2008 I had to hire a small van to transport the demon arm for Seras and the head dress and back piece for Edea. Now I try to plan taking the larger more complex costumes to conventions closer to home rather than the MCM Expo in London.
Winning 2nd place in the masquerade at MCM Midlands Expo with a small Hellsing group. I was cosplaying 'Blood' Seras along with her demon arm. It was my first cosplay I had worn at an event and to win something first time around was very memorable. Also being interviewed by ADV Films whilst cosplaying as Ryoko from Area 88, along with Leadmill as Shin Kazama from the same series, was another memorable moment.