Wanda the waitress
My second project was a waitress character. She has a weapon of choice: a tray with a bottle on it that is defined to DS as a sword! Her devastating attack is an incessant stream of gossip, for which I modified the supplied talk animation to keep her tray hand relatively still.
The costume is a skin over the type 2 armour. I'm not sure what complications that will add if she is used as a hireable character. It may be necessary to give her some underwear for use under other outfits. Of course, she'd need to keep the stockings, with the seams up the back!
Once finished, she should also have a "helmet", a little starched fan of lace in her hair. I hadn't got that working yet, so she is seen here in a deep discussion of cleavage with Lara, sans helmet. This is Lara Mk 1, so she's not outclassed yet!
So... I got the helmet/headgear working and also made her a new skin for after she takes the uniform off. She's looking at another incarnation of the Lara Croft character (Mk II), this time blonde, and dressed for Baywatch.