... So I'm going ahead and just giving the Gambino costume a one-finger salute for now.
It's not so much that I don't want to do it, as it is that I really have set an unrealistic goal for myself, and even if I can get it done by Halloween, I can't get it done well. I'm doing the costume a disservice by hurrying it. Better to take the time and have a really straight-up awesome costume for AniZona, than to stress myself out and rush and panic and end up with a half-assed costume for Halloween.
Went to a cosplay event tonight anyway, wearing a different costume. I've got my Halloween fix.
Besides, Gambino would not be a fun costume for sitting around the house in. XD;;
Wish me luck on making the costume REALLY REALLY REALLY GOOD by April.