I remember the days of SamChamp! The animation and concept was on a totally different level at that time, and the ending song Shiki no Uta was just so so so lovely. I was a huge fan of MINMI for a while then!
Oh yes, love that anime so much. I liked the manga as well, but there was always something special about the animation and the way they portrayed the characters. It was very fresh and fun. Just like this cosplay! It's awesome, and your photography skills are awesome.