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sweetnsassy
12-31-2010, 04:03 PM
Out of curiosity, how many of you fine folk have hobbies outside of cosplay that like to drain your bank account? I like making things, not necessarily to use, just enjoy the process of making them. So far, my wallet killing hobbies include:
-sewing
-making kanzashi
-making my own bath products (lotions, scrubs, etc.)
-cross-stitching
-kumihimo
-and I am debating whether I should start making my own soaps, learn embroidery, and take up knitting

As if those weren't enough, I also collect kimono, adore lolita fashion, buy books by the armful, and collect anime and manga.

I can't be the only one who throws money at the cashiers of Barnes & Noble/Hobby Lobby. Someone? Anyone?

marshmallowpie
12-31-2010, 04:07 PM
I used to buy a lot of anime figures and other merchandise... I'm kind of getting out of it, but I am really wanting to collect more doujinshi. Also, it's not very bad for the wallet, but I love going to thrift stores and finding interesting stuff. Of course, a lot of the time, I'm just laughing at random, silly, old items, but I picked up an old camera at one... there's film available, but it's somewhat expensive, and is "experimental". One of the things that means is that the images fade away after a while, but I do really want to get some. I love using film.

StrawberrySiren
12-31-2010, 04:10 PM
Music and art. As a broke college student whose school is in the middle of nowhere unless you have a car, this is a killer.

I play guitar and I need $300 for a bass. I also sing but that's kind of free. In terms of art, well a tub of acrylic paint from Michael's is about $11.

Going to concerts is also pretty bad for me. I went to see the Aquabats, Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends, and Koo Koo Kanga Roo a month ago or so and I got a little too much merch.

acostory
12-31-2010, 04:21 PM
Video games |D
New Xbox = 300$
New games = 60$
New headset = 50$
Xbox live = 60$

nannyogg
12-31-2010, 06:39 PM
Hmmm...
Travel (THAT's a quick wallet drain)
Reading (I should get Amazon.com stock)
Making beaded jewelry
Cooking

Rainbowgasm
01-01-2011, 01:53 AM
I want it to be a career one day, but right now its a hobby:

Horse back riding:
$440 a month for board
$35/hr lesson (4-5 in a month)
$30 farrier every 6 weeks
$20 wormer every 3 months
$90/show trailer/coaching fee (usually 15-20 shows a year)
$5-10 per class (usually 3-4 classes per show)

And thats just multi payments... there is also:
$200 a year in vet/dental
$100 a year insurance
Saddle- $400+
other tack- $400+
medical supplies- $100+
other equipment- $100+

yeah :S

Tigress
01-01-2011, 03:25 AM
Magic: the Gathering. 'Nuff said.

Luckily, my husband's a certified judge and I'm thinking about becoming a tournament organizer. (I used to judge pretty heavily, but I found like the administrative side of tournaments much better.) When we help with tournaments, we usually get some free product as compensation. And our preferred play styles are different enough that we don't have to battle over the rarer cards.

I also collect doujinshi (and learning Japanese so I can read them).

And I have a pretty bad DVD-buying habit, though I tend to wait for sales before I go crazy.

Eau de Decus
01-01-2011, 03:30 AM
Hmm, aside from cosplay, I have a pretty extensive video game collection, which is nearing about 150 or so now. Aside from that, I'm like Tigress with DVDs - I have a pretty growing collection of them. I also use to be a paintball fanatic, but haven't played for a while. I pretty much substituted it for cosplay since I can't afford both.

adolf
01-01-2011, 03:35 AM
Japanese brand name clothing, namely Black Peace Now and stalking second-hand Lolita websites. My wallet suffers, even with sale discounts.

CosplayCinema
01-01-2011, 04:08 AM
My worst wallet drainer is electronics :< I have a new ipod touch, new laptop, new wii, new vcr, convinced my mom to get a new big screen to replace our old one, new speakers for my laptop, speakers for my ipod stuff like that :<

SweetOcarina
01-01-2011, 04:29 AM
Dolls, namely BJDs.

rubyspitfire
01-01-2011, 05:16 AM
d&d stuff. i don't play, but i love collecting the stuff, especially the dice. i'm making a pair of earrings out of two miniature d20's ><

before that it was anime, manga, and fantasy/occult novels

han-Vu
01-01-2011, 05:34 AM
Ermm, the car? Yeh boys & their toy cars... Gets thumbs up when the guys in the same cosplay club see it (they don't know what the heck it is) when I arrive or am loading/unloading stuff into it. They think I look a bit out of place with it when I'm crossplaying though, it's such a boy racer car. Bit rare too since there was only 2500 of them built.

I drive one of these http://autospeed.com/cms/title_Mazda-Familia-GTR/A_109876/article.html

Gypsyangelf4i
01-01-2011, 07:41 AM
motorcycles: street and dirt. My hubby and I have NO moderation when it comes to this and have had over 8 different bikes in our garage at a time. I even got rid of our dining room table so I coukd wrench on the bikes indoors over the winter.

Travel: We love to travel. Esp. by motorcycle and have toured most of the U.S. on 2 wheels. We really hope to travel abroad some day.

White water Kayaking: My hubby does this, but I'll be picking it up as well next year. When it's too hot in the south to ride bikes, we'll head to the water.

Ailovelove
01-01-2011, 07:49 AM
Video games video games video games.
And books.

I honestly couldn't even begin to tell you how much I spend on video games.

Brsis
01-01-2011, 09:25 AM
I have a massively obsessive personality, so I have a lot of collections... perfume and scented bath stuffs is one of my big drains because I like to have something different every few days, but I love dolls, and weird creepy antiques (I have loads of old teacups, mourning jewellery and other Victorian tat), and I watch a lot of DVDs and read a LOT of books so they just sort of... mount up. I get a lot of books second hand, so I literally come back every week with anywhere from three to fifteen new books.

Bits of fabric are my biggest pointless impulsive purchases - I always end up with odd lengths because I spot a remnant or something with only a few metres left on the roll and HAVE TO HAVE IT. And then I have to figure out what I'm going to do with it...

rubyspitfire
01-01-2011, 09:38 AM
Ermm, the car?

oh lol don't even get me started... i've dumped $1500 in my engine alone, and the rest is nowhere near as nice as yours. i don't call that a hobby though, it's my daily transportation


motorcycles

if i could talk my dad into selling me one of his this would become my next money pit lol

Lithium Flower
01-01-2011, 09:43 AM
Art.
The end.
-poor-

han-Vu
01-01-2011, 10:09 AM
oh lol don't even get me started... i've dumped $1500 in my engine alone, and the rest is nowhere near as nice as yours. i don't call that a hobby though, it's my daily transportation

Oh, the one in the article isn't mine. This ones mine
http://img40.imagefra.me/i88f/smk/lf8fbcm_5703942.jpg

Notice the "Need for MazdaSpeed Underground" parody decals? lol. Those into their racing games & Jap cars will understand the joke. I have been cutting back on spending money though. My modding days are over & I don't have the desire to do up a Fast & the Furious style car. If anything it's being slowly unmodded back to close original spec, for more comfort, practicality & quieter noise. Now if I could just lay off the turbo pedal more heh.

So whats yours?

squ33k t0y
01-01-2011, 10:40 AM
I used to play Yu-Gi-Oh (the card game) a lot, which was pretty expensive. I also like making art, but art supplies are also very expensive D: And clubbing.

All of this I haven't been able to do in a while, because of just how expensive they are. ;^;

aoisakura
01-01-2011, 11:34 AM
ABJDs. Though cosplay is winning recently, I still have quite a few dolls.

Kildread
01-01-2011, 11:55 AM
Gaming.

I buy pretty much any game that comes out along my line of interests, at 40~60$ per game, that racks up a bill pretty quick (Thoguh releases are slower last months, normally it's around 1~4 games a month).

Paintball is also pretty costy, the equipment ranks up in the hundreds by itself, and the ammo isn't cheap. Especially since most places to play paintballwhen you don't have your own spot force you to buy their ammo, and each bag/box is horribly overpriced.

J.Kazama
01-01-2011, 11:59 AM
Crochet. I've spent lots of money buying hooks and yarn But those amigurumi are so pretty <3

genkimami
01-01-2011, 01:43 PM
Photography! It's crazy when you consider that very often lenses are more expensive than the actual camera body. And then there's flashes, accessories, etc. Though I've been happy with my current kit lately and haven't bought anything new in a while :D

QueenoftheCatz
01-01-2011, 09:42 PM
Hmmm...Over fan obession syndrome(in other words, I collect like crazy)...Yeah, if I see anything from a series I like (say an expensive nightmare before christmas bag or a Roxas plush) I automatically have to have it. Yeah...my wallet empties out fast...

Celcia
01-01-2011, 09:48 PM
Sewing, video gaming, fashion, and deco. x__x;;

Celia Rose
01-01-2011, 09:51 PM
I'm a shopaholic and a sucker for clothes from Forever21. :heart: The prices there are decent, but it adds up after a while. I bought my first designer skirt last month, too, though I was reluctant to at first because of the price. >A>
I'm also a huge fan of May'n, Macross, and nendoroids, so I end up spending a lot of money on merchandise from those as well (pre-ordered two nendoroids next month, bought the new Macross Frontier Christmas CD, and looking to pre-order May'n's new album).

There's no cure for me. -A-

Rejected-Spork
01-01-2011, 10:01 PM
I'm an avid cellist, so I spent a lot of cash on that. xD;
I recently got a new cello and hard case, which all together was $1,500.
Got a new tail piece even more recently and that was $200.
My bow was $250, and my crappy little back up was like $30.
I have two other cellos that are unused, two bows that need to be re-haired/are just broken, two or three soft cases and a crappy hard case which all together is probably like... $850.
Each string is $25 if I get cheap and buy red label, so that's $100. But usually I like getting a nicer string for my A, so that's one is about $95.
I also have cello lessons, so that's $50 per hour long lesson.
And then countless books of sheet music, exercise books, rosin, polish, mutes, rock stops, and God knows what else for I don't know how much money. xD

IT'S A WONDER I HAVE ANY LEFT FOR COSPLAY.

FunnyValentine
01-01-2011, 10:11 PM
Shoes, high heels in particular. I go out to eat with my friends too much as well.

daylight
01-01-2011, 10:18 PM
video games mostly

baking is not so expensive, but for some reason I always have to go out and buy another container of something, because were out of it for some reason or another....

Celia Rose
01-01-2011, 10:24 PM
Shoes, high heels in particular.
homg SHOES. <3
Those are wallet-killers, too. ;A;

FunnyValentine
01-01-2011, 10:54 PM
homg SHOES. <3
Those are wallet-killers, too. ;A;

:) I know great shoe sales too. Forever 21's 5 bucks and under is great too.

ThakYuki
01-01-2011, 11:13 PM
I used to buy every anime, manga, video game, and action figure out there, till games started going downhill and I grew out of action figures and collecting anime/manga. Now I spend money at Hobby Lobby (remnants and crochet ftw), plus I'm also a ball-jointed doll hobbyist. It's a great hobby, but very expensive. Plus I love clothes and shoes and shopping.

Pocketfightr
01-02-2011, 12:04 PM
DVDs & video games, craft stuff (crochet and sewing)
I think books would be more of a threat if I read them faster. :P

Codename Otacon
01-02-2011, 12:34 PM
Art student...why does the art supplies has to be so expensive. D:

naomi_censored
01-02-2011, 12:53 PM
Musical instruments. I play several and am working on learning several more...

Celia Rose
01-02-2011, 01:12 PM
Art student...why does the art supplies has to be so expensive. D:
I'm with you there.

Wacom Intuos4 small tablet: $200
Complete Adobe CS4 suite: $200 (thank god for college student discounts, or this would have been so much more expensive)
New Copic marker (single): $7.50 (including shipping if I buy it online, and it's about the same price in-store after tax)
New sketchbook: $15 (after sale discount)

What is this madness?? D:

rubyspitfire
01-04-2011, 12:59 AM
So whats yours?

'86 toyota pickup. just rebuilt the engine and had a bit of a cold weather oops, have to get a new radiator now. it needs a new bed and a paint job, but i do have a pretty nice matched set of wheels waiting for new tires ^_^ still work in progress
http://i52.tinypic.com/2a8lvm0.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/2ijrgo4.jpg

i had an '81 dodge o24, but i wasn't doing anything with it and it sat in the yard for about 5 years, so i sold it. saddest thing i've ever done, because i doubt i'll ever have another one. i miss it ;_;
http://i11.ebayimg.com/01/i/05/39/07/e7_1_b.JPG (not mine, but just like it)

Cadmium Polyphony
01-04-2011, 01:00 AM
Photography.

Yeah.

sam vimes
01-04-2011, 01:05 AM
Fabrege eggs.

Ineedaname9
01-04-2011, 04:47 AM
Computer's.... There's a total of seven, in at my house of three people. One old broken windows home edition laptop +6 years old, broken. A old 8 year old windows computer, runs slow but no other problems... I have one Windows vista desktop, two years old...has a virus. I bought two laptops Windows 7, on with a large gaming screen and the other the cheapest on I could find. Large gaming one was for my mother.... She broke hers in under a six months (not covered. She stepped on the damn thing! *anger*) gave her my cheapy one and bought myself a Macbook Pro.

Total of all this = over three thousand dollars, a very large headache, and me getting away with yelling at my mother. (She STEPED on it. To quote me: "Why the heck was it on the floor in the first place?" "What do you mean thats where you keep it!?!")

Next money draining hobby for me, books. Until three months ago I owned over 600 books, not including the 150 manga. I sold half but buying them was a pretty penny. In my defense, my dad was happy to spend a small fortune on my books over the years. Reading is awesome, in my opinion. Though I dislike ebook things...there is nothing like reading a good paperback novel to take a break from technology.

CrimsonDenizen
01-04-2011, 05:29 AM
On behalf of my friend Cody I'll post his answer. He says strip clubs are too damn expensive :/ I say stop complaining about not finishing cosplays, when you're putting your money in such things. he's a male slut.

I'd say keeping up with art stuff since I'm an artist is brutal. I need to start stealing things like others do. 1200k + for Adobe Suite is ridiculous :p Also I've also started getting more into figures. Yes, it's a ridiculous hobby especially for things that just sit there, but they're so cool O_O

ieixxx
01-04-2011, 06:19 AM
I um...have a korean stationery fetish.
I blow all my savings at this one shop.....so the lady thats works there gave me 3x$10 stamps on a store card thingy coz i went there twice in an hour.

DaemonForce
01-04-2011, 06:39 AM
My money draining hobbies? Seriously? o_O

Building/Maintaining servers
Buying tools(I love Snap-On)
Cameras
Travel/Trains(inexpensive but I finally do it enough to where it eats plenty of cash)
Raiding the artist alleys of all the yaoi and large H posters.

Despite my associations with the sea, I'm a land guy. I don't go boating, swimming or any of that fun stuff like I'm supposed to. I should probably take up flying.

lollydove
01-04-2011, 06:44 AM
1. SMIGGLE SMIGGLE SMIGGLE (BEST FREAKING STATIONERY BRAND EVER)
2. Dreamworld memorabilia (well hey, I love that park! <3)
3. Games (saving up for an Xbox Kinect... bought Dead or Alive Extreme 2 today. STOP SPENDING MONEY OAO)
4. Foreign snacks and candy. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Furufuru fanta <3

Brsis
01-04-2011, 07:27 AM
Next money draining hobby for me, books. Until three months ago I owned over 600 books, not including the 150 manga. I sold half but buying them was a pretty penny. In my defense, my dad was happy to spend a small fortune on my books over the years. Reading is awesome, in my opinion. Though I dislike ebook things...there is nothing like reading a good paperback novel to take a break from technology.

I cleared out my manga cupboard yesterday - 250+ volumes. Which means I now think I own about fifteen hundred books O.O

But they're BOOKS. BOOKS ARE NEVER A BAD THING TO BUY.

Also, everyone up-thread who said shoes; yes. So yes.

ThakYuki
01-04-2011, 09:55 AM
Buying tools(I love Snap-On)

Snap-on is my dad's competition. :crylaugh: I can totally see how that drains your money.

Codename Otacon
01-04-2011, 12:02 PM
I'm with you there.

Wacom Intuos4 small tablet: $200
Complete Adobe CS4 suite: $200 (thank god for college student discounts, or this would have been so much more expensive)
New Copic marker (single): $7.50 (including shipping if I buy it online, and it's about the same price in-store after tax)
New sketchbook: $15 (after sale discount)

What is this madness?? D:

I need to buy another set of 120 Prismacolor Colored Pencils...someone has stolen my set. D: Those pencils are very expensive!!

Celia Rose
01-04-2011, 04:05 PM
I need to buy another set of 120 Prismacolor Colored Pencils...someone has stolen my set. D: Those pencils are very expensive!!
Precisely why I haven't purchased any Prismacolor products. yet I spend spend spend on Copics *shot*
Dude, sucks that someone stole your set. D:

Y'know what else is a money-draining hobby?
College. :eeek:

Kildread
01-04-2011, 04:19 PM
Y'know what else is a money-draining hobby?
College. :eeek:

Normally hobbies are done for fun :P

DaemonForce
01-04-2011, 04:58 PM
Hey, there's a time and place for everything and that's college. If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong. :/

Kildread
01-04-2011, 05:04 PM
I'll happily disagree with the 'school was the best years of my life' mentality.

As far as I'm concerned, life has had more opportunities, more freedom, more fun as soon as I finally finished college and had a source of income allowing me to do what I wanted to do.

Ritsu H Saotome
01-04-2011, 05:09 PM
WoW.

TaoKyuubimon
01-04-2011, 05:21 PM
WoW.

I was just thinking that.
I don't play, but I want to play since they introduced the Worgen race in Cataclysm. Too much money to buy the original and then the expansion(s) and THEN pay for play time that I will probably use only three or four times a month.

Eau de Decus
01-04-2011, 05:29 PM
I miss my car modding hobby. So fun, but good lord it was expensive. I can't touch this new one at all. I guess the silver lining is that I'm no longer a police magnet anymore. ^_^

Blood_Sword
01-06-2011, 11:56 AM
Well, training kendo is somewhat expensive. xD
I need to buy all the equipment (well, I lend my bogu from the club...) and so on, but it's so worth it. :'D

Oh, and yeah... Pokémon cards...

StrawberrySiren
01-06-2011, 12:43 PM
Well, training kendo is somewhat expensive. xD
I need to buy all the equipment (well, I lend my bogu from the club...) and so on, but it's so worth it. :'D

UGH Same with fencing...I paid for all my own gear (minus the mask). My bank accound hasn't been the same since...Plus USFA membership which is needed to compete in tournaments that you STILL have to pay for.

Volnixshin
01-07-2011, 12:08 AM
Bribing my way out of the asylum every other week

Celia Rose
01-07-2011, 01:05 AM
Normally hobbies are done for fun :P
You make a valid point, sir. :p

DiscoVader
01-07-2011, 02:56 AM
Oooooh, lordy. So many things. Books, video games.... although the biggest and most recent two have been Warhammer and photography, by far. Photo's at least explainable as I'm going to school for it, and hoping to become a professional one day, but Warhammer's just a hobby that I dove head-first in and it's been sucking my wallet dry since day 1.

I regret nothing.

Blood_Sword
01-07-2011, 11:05 AM
Oooooh, lordy. So many things. Books, video games.... although the biggest and most recent two have been Warhammer and photography, by far. Photo's at least explainable as I'm going to school for it, and hoping to become a professional one day, but Warhammer's just a hobby that I dove head-first in and it's been sucking my wallet dry since day 1.

I regret nothing.
Oooh, how could I forget? XD
Video games...

And I buy all music cd's so they cost me a bunch too... and I buy all my manga too...

IAmShorty
01-07-2011, 04:01 PM
Books >"<
I make regular visits to used bookstores. Thats the main wallet-drainer.
And I have a love for Thrift Stores too. I love old, weird things :)
Im also in photography and camera stuff isnt exactly cheap.

Apsara
01-07-2011, 05:09 PM
1.) Books. If I end up reading a book over and over and over I'll buy the hardcover version. So I have two versions of half the books in my library. *shakes head* I had to get a freaking storage unit for them! 80 USD a month!

2.) Yaoi manga. *winces*

3.) Anything associated with Tsutomu Nihei, Sho-u Tajima, Mamoru Nagano and Suzuki Tsuta. The models, figures and clothing are also sharing the storage unit. >_<

4.) ABJD. Thankfully I only have one 70cm and two floating heads but wow do they want to take over my soul.

ShinobiXikyu
01-09-2011, 12:06 AM
That I can still say I spend money on (I have lots of other hobbies, but I'm usually not intensely into them enough to feel the need to buy new equipment and such every few months. My flute and keyboard for music are both at least six years old and I donnnnnn't care)..... jewellery.
Good LORD I have a lot of jewellery. Especially since I got my ears repierced in the fall, AND work in a jewellery store. It takes me forever to decide what to put on when I get dressed. 'specially because I don't go for the gold digger look and trash myself up with about fifty things on at once.
Lemme see...I own 30 pairs of earrings, at least two dozen necklaces and pendants, two expensive bracelets, eight rings (though I only regularly wear two. Luckily four of them are cheap old rings, and the two I wear daily are the pricey ones), four swarovski crystal hairclips and some other clips and such, and a fancy-ass brooch. My dresser has a huge jewellery box, several seperate ring boxes, and a jewellery tree to hold everything. And my hairclips clip onto the basket I keep my brushes and combs in.

...oh, and this DOESN'T count the stuff I make for cosplay specifically. And I'm making myself NOT study lapidary work and smithing for the sole reason that it is bloody EXPENSIVE stuff to learn/do. As awesome as it would be.

Volnixshin
01-09-2011, 12:10 AM
COFFEE



I JUST HAD 15 CUPS. WAAAAAAAAA
maybe I should stop buying more and more since I get it haf ofgf I drink it a lot. Hmmmmmmm bad things, fingers moving fasty. Ah well. COBRA

FinalEVA
01-09-2011, 12:17 AM
Photography is becoming a new hobby of mine. Lenses are literally worth their weight in gold

ThakYuki
01-09-2011, 12:29 AM
I have some strange obsession with buying pens from Office Max (I can literally spend hours in that tiny store). But whenever I have a fair amount of money ($10 and up) I make a trip to Hobby Lobby.

Aearon
01-09-2011, 01:00 AM
Hmmm... I used to play some TCG's pretty heavily when I was younger. Recently I only play MTG maybe once or twice per month with a few friends.
Video games can definitely drain the wallet too. I have a PS3 and too many games for it. @.@
Ummm... Does dating / women count as a hobby? XD I've spent waaaaay too much money on flowers, dinners, movie tickets, and other gifts for various ex-gf's. But, I like to make people happy. =)

~~xXEl3KtRaXx~~
01-09-2011, 04:20 AM
my other strains on my wallet are:

adding to my Final Fantasy collection (OST, figurines anything FF related really)
Ball Jointed Dolls
Travelling
Books
Video Games

rubyspitfire
01-09-2011, 07:35 AM
adding to my Final Fantasy collection

i wouldn't call mine a wallet drain since i'ts taken me YEARS to find them, but i've got every game from i-ix and x-2... and they're all in perfect condition. just need a copy of x

ardhri
01-09-2011, 02:20 PM
Books and Ball Jointed Dolls.

You can't keep me out of a bookstore, and it's extremely rare I don't buy $100 worth of stuff. :)

I've gotten better about the BJDs though. Have started spending more carefully and less frequently. It's still a farking expensive hobby!

ToroSonyCat
01-09-2011, 02:37 PM
As lots of others have said, video games.
Also collecting lots of merchandise.

Akemi Idane
01-09-2011, 02:43 PM
I have decided that I now need to keep current on every single manga I have ever read and enjoyed.
This means.
Parasyte (which was published in the 80's or 90's, but current editions are available still), Princess Ressurection, Tokyo Babylon (same as Parasyte), x.x.x.Holic, THE ORIGIONAL 90'S CARDCAPTOR SAKURA (no reprints), Bizenghast, Monster, Magnin Tantei Nogami Neuro, The Dreaming, Franken Fran, Hellsing, Fullmetal Alchemist, Trinity Blood (which I actually haven't read yet but is just one of those things you need to read if you're gonna be a cosplayer for me), and Mysterious Girlfriend X, plus a few others that don't come to mind right now.
And this is on top of all the anime. I have an ever-expanding list of things I need to watch, and it's gonna follow the same policy as the manga - if I enjoyed it, I'm going to buy it.

I read/watched fan translations online for YEARS, and, with the shutdown of OneManga, I decided to stand up and face the music, and buy everything I enjoyed from that site, since I never did it before. I still read fan translations to be current to Japan and all, but I've decided that I owe it to the artists to buy their stuff.
It's so expensive. T-T

Volnixshin
01-09-2011, 09:09 PM
comic books. The6y are my life saver and my bane

Miki Starwind
01-09-2011, 09:26 PM
I used to be into the "cool" Asian dolls. I started off with Pullip, and was going to "graduate" to BJDs... but I stopped myself. Sold all the Pullips, all their stuff, and got out before it turned into a money-draining obsession.

But now I want to make Youtube vlogs. Lke THAT'S gonna be cheap... camera, lighting equipment, editing software, green screen + green screen apparel, other props... yeah.

quadrain61
01-09-2011, 09:37 PM
Most likely the figures I bought over the years.....scary road....

Hime no Toki
01-11-2011, 10:29 AM
Figure collecting, particularly JoJo's Bizarre Adventure figures. Sometimes I find myself choosing between fabric or figures. Always a difficult choice.

HidingintheMist
01-11-2011, 10:37 AM
1) Books. If it wasn't for my cosplay budget, I'd blow off all my money on books.

2) Video games. Mostly for PS2 or DS(Speaking of, I'm getting Re:Coded today >w< ).

3) Art. Canvas is so expensive(in my opinion). :< So more often than not, its just sketches for me.

4) Color Guard/Winter Guard

blackflame16
01-11-2011, 10:49 AM
Figure skating is verryyyy expensive. I've been doing it for at least 10 years now and it gets more and more expensive everytime. I've gone through at least 5 pairs of skates, my last pair cost me $900($500 for the boots and $400 for the blades). I have a competition in April in Massachusetts thats costing well over $1,000 and then another one in August in California thats going to cost the same price probably more than that. I remember to register for one competition one event was $200 and each additional event was $120!! Plus other small competitions, recitals at the rink and paying $10 each session to practice it adds up.

Moonsong
01-11-2011, 02:58 PM
Fishkeeping. Bettas/Siamese fighting fish, in particular. I have ten male bettas kept in small, seperate tanks. I have a ten gallon tank with six female bettas in it, and I have a 45 gallon that I got for cheap on Craigslist, but have yet to fully set up because of money issues. I plan on dividing it into several compartments such that I can house several male bettas without them being able to fight, and also because the little guys do much better in an established tank with a heater and filtration instead of a boring old fish bowl.

It's a very rewarding hobby, for me, and it's a wonderful learning experience. I was surprised to learn that pretty much everything pet stores tell you about keeping bettas is wrong, and since then I've been trying to educate anyone I know who either owns or might be interested in owning a betta about their proper care. I've had some hardships along the way, and I've lost some fishy friends, but I'm always learning, so it's great. :)

StrawberrySiren
01-11-2011, 03:17 PM
Oh Moonsong, I envy you. I once had beta fish when I was little. The first one we over fed. The second one we under fed I think. I was very sad about it. I was also really little then. I don't think I can handle pets. I even killed flatworms.

ShinobiXikyu
01-11-2011, 10:46 PM
Man, I never had any luck with bettas. I think it was because we would always put it into the same communal fishtank (back when we had fish.:P). I'm hoping at some point for a new pet frog. And in the further future, possibly a canary. Lol, the cost of cosplay is one thing keeping from jumping into a new pet. I always go for expensive exotic pets, and it's it or cosplay were I to have one. X_X

Eriol
01-13-2011, 01:25 PM
Video games and photography (equipment and software) use up most of my income devoted to hobbies. I have had to shift some video game funds over to photography.

Origin
01-14-2011, 12:17 AM
Video gamer here... Plus an avid reader...

Divinita Lunare Aria
01-14-2011, 12:53 PM
BJDs >o< Although, I haven't bought a new doll in over a year now, I spent like $90 in one day at Ohayocon on my one doll x_x $30 each for a pair of eyes, a wig, and clothes. I'm gonna try to regain some of those funds back by selling things XP

Sewing in general, $$$$ but I've always bought thinngs with coupons. No coupon, then forget about it.

Ever since I saw a Dollfie Dream in person at last years Ohayocon, I've wanted one even more, so I think I might save up for one xp bye bye $400!!

Haven't done this in months (uber sad about it too T_T) but horseback riding! Although I don't own a horse, the supplies needed for riding in general and basic horse care are mighty expensive x_x. Flea markets and the consignment shop really come in handy though :D. Yay $20 show jackets in awesome condition!!

SailorEarth
01-19-2011, 11:14 PM
1. BJDs = huuuuge money drain. I have 9 of them so far, 8 SD size and 1 MSD size plus one floating SD head awaiting a body. I'm trying to quit.

2. My Little Ponies from the 80's- These can cost anywhere from single digits to 100's of dollars. My most expensive one is probably in the $60 range. I finally quit buying the newer releases.

3. Books- I'm getting most of these on Kindle now (thrift store books are still okay) so I don't have to keep buying more bookshelves plus it's easier on the environment. I do still get physical copies of how-to books though.

4. DVDs- I horde these up like a dragon!

5. Home Improvements- This is my biggest money drain these days and is quickly taking funds away from other hobbies.

CosplayCinema
01-19-2011, 11:49 PM
cons themselves are freakin money draining >.>;;

chibi_kitsune
01-20-2011, 12:08 AM
Everything seems to drain my money-
Besides education and healthcare
-Belly Dancing
-Music (fixing up instruments or buying sheet music)
-DVDs
-Books and comics
-Video games
-Clothes and makeup
-Collecting figures and other merchandise
-Materials for making jewelry

The list goes on and on. I'm really bad when it comes to money.:(

Psycho_Kitty
01-20-2011, 12:20 AM
Besides school and bills
-video games or microsoft points
-books
-anime
-movies (mainly blu-ray)
-airsoft

Hcoregamer00
01-20-2011, 10:10 PM
I am into photography, that is one of the most money draining hobbies in existence.

Videogames also put a hole in your wallet, especially if you have a DS, PSP, 360, and a PS3.

Kildread
01-20-2011, 11:27 PM
Videogames also put a hole in your wallet, especially if you have a DS, PSP, 360, and a PS3.

Especially if you buy releases from many different genres every month.

Though releases seem slower, considering really next to NOTHING came out since last November --- compared to before.

cardiacnecrosis
01-20-2011, 11:53 PM
- Video Games, but less so recently
- BJDs; I am going to drop $300 on a body next month : \
- Plushies; I have well over 30
- Artsy crafts; clay, paint, brushes, they can really add up lol
And I'm a bit of a packrat in general, so I love to have tons of stuff.

touchmon
01-21-2011, 12:06 AM
-Video games. Gah. Why does it seem like all the releases I want are bunched up in the same month? *stares at Ookamiden and Black)
-Anime merchandise-If I like a series I try to get something from it.
-Books-Well it hasn't happened yet but I think if I'm left in a used bookstore long enough I'll empty out the books.

UsakoLuna
01-21-2011, 01:13 AM
Books! I spend so much on books. I actually bought a kindle in desperate attempt to keep myself from drowning in books!
Lolita! Pretty dresses are pricey!
Beading/Making Jewlery! I spend too much on beads

Akiko Ki
01-21-2011, 01:35 AM
Video games and my HORSES I swear they just eat the money right out of my hands.

☆ Kei ☆
01-21-2011, 01:54 AM
Books: I've cut down, but still spend quite a bit, as I received a Kindle for Christmas and I'm still buying some of my favorite books for it. .__.;

Music: I'm one of those people who insists on buying the CD, and boy, do those add up fast.

Ita
01-21-2011, 08:36 AM
I buy books like crazy. When you're a poor student and you also spend plenty on cosplay and art stuff like pencils, acrylics, clay and other stuff - you go minus. I'm like 300 SEK minus at the moment, and I still need some stuff for my make up next week when I'm wearing my Jason cosplay for the first time.

But books are my passion, and I hate borrowing books from the library. But at the moment I have plenty of books to read after my trip to the US (seriously, I bought 26 books and still had enough to buy plenty of clothes and random cosplay things).

RoninEclipse2G
01-22-2011, 03:05 PM
Cars. You wouldn't believe how much it costs to restore a 1974 Porsche 914 to race trim when it has a rust problem. I'm only a small way in and I've spent several thousand.

Hcoregamer00
01-22-2011, 07:04 PM
Especially if you buy releases from many different genres every month.

Though releases seem slower, considering really next to NOTHING came out since last November --- compared to before.

So true, it really doesn't help that this year marks the beginning of the new generation of handheld consoles. The 3DS and the PSP2 will mark another generation of interesting handheld gaming.

Crusader_8
01-22-2011, 07:30 PM
Magic, warhammer, warmachine, games, and... Um, that's it.

Archangelz
01-22-2011, 07:34 PM
Comic books/books in general. Out of room to store both kinds yet it doesn't seem to slow down by heroin like addiction.

nyditch
01-23-2011, 03:39 AM
Fighting Robots

Man, of the things you can keep endlessly dumping money into, fighting robots is definitely one of them. Over the past 4 years, I've probably spent about $2500-3500, and I never owned one in a weight class above 3 pounds!

Now don't get me wrong in that it's ALWAYS expensive, as I have built a few viable fighting robots from spare parts, but I've also spent over 100 hours and $500 to design build, and maintain a very competitive (and cool) 2-lb bot. You can see it here, it's the one with the big blade and walks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxmJXRlsksY
The blade motor is more than twice as powerful as an electric scooter motor, spins up to 20,000 RPM with a speed at the tip of the blade around 400 MPH. When it hits, things ALWAYS break. ^_^

I also did a flame-throwing toaster named Brave Little Toaster (3-lbs):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miT7hYPLaVs
This was the third revision, but the initial build cost was $7 to get a Wallmart toaster. The rest was spare parts.

Atom Bomb is my oldest robot that I inherited from a friend. It wieghs 150 grams (about 1/3-lb), and has an aluminum drum on the front with sharp steel screw heads that stick out and spins around 18,000 RPM.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRQ3_bR8Jaw
It's the one in the red square. To date I've put about $400-500 into it

This one is FBA (Flame Bot Attack, 1-lb) and was another spare parts build. It took about 5 hours to build it and cost nothing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT1BSlzv0V4
It did have some difficulty lighting in that match, but dang was that fireball worth it.


Finally, here are some of the bots that I don't own nor paid for, but have worked on:

Sir Loin, 220-lbs, Cost: $15,000+ (Wins the first one, loses the second)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE73YCpTLOs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8baNYRcenGc

Beevis and Butthead, 60-lbs each (120-lbs total). These didn't fare very well. They're in the blue square.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiSXsjip7h0

Ghetto Blaster, 60 lbs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPwv_SLCSCc
It almost won that fight, but unfortunately caught fire when my buddy driving it tried to flip it back upright.

Anywho, it can be expensive if ya let it be, but man is it tons of fun. ^_^
My only problem now is choosing whether to build a new bot, or make a new cosplay. Both are costly (though cosplay definitely less) and take a LOT of time, hard work, and attention to detail.

PS: If you ever felt like building a fighting robot and thought, "Ah, I could never do that," I'm pleased to tell you that you're wrong. ^_^

Cadmium Polyphony
01-23-2011, 04:08 AM
Fighting robots, eh?

I must say, thats pretty neat.

Every thought of building a diplomatic robot, though?

birthsleeper
01-23-2011, 09:05 PM
I collect keyblades , at least i found them pretty cheap on ebay and under 100.00 .
I have the oblivion , sora , terra , nobody , lurebreaker , mickey sora , vens , ect. I wish
the dude will hurry up and make some more .

nyditch
01-23-2011, 10:39 PM
...
Ever thought of building a diplomatic robot, though?

Like, a robot politician?
No, robots are too logical for that. They make sense. :p

Not to mention the competitions wouldn't be terribly interesting. In fact, a robot debate would probably be over within a few seconds as they communicate over radio signal or infrared. :eeek:

Kildread
01-23-2011, 11:27 PM
So true, it really doesn't help that this year marks the beginning of the new generation of handheld consoles. The 3DS and the PSP2 will mark another generation of interesting handheld gaming.

I'll likely wait a bit before buying either. I barely play my NDS and PSP --- considering gaming is something I do at home, handhelds lose much of their value when I'd really rather play games on my huge LCD screen than hunched over an itty-bitty screen (And the NDS gives me hand cramps after a while).

There's still some releases announced that interest me for both though...

Nikomarete
01-24-2011, 01:06 PM
Fencing, video games, books.... partying... xD

Michi
01-24-2011, 06:09 PM
Video games. I own all the current gen systems - Wii, PS3, 360, PSP, DS (took 4 years, mind you! I didn't buy them all at once!) - and play them all pretty consistently. I definitely don't buy every new release, but ever since starting at GameStop two years ago I am far more into buying games than I ever used to be. My boyfriend gets mad at me because I buy all the games I want myself and don't leave him much to get me for my birthday or Christmas. Haha.

I collect Dragon Quest slime plushies but that's only draining when I'm in Japan. That is, uh, so only when I spent a year there in college and on my recent trip to Tokyo last fall. :crylaugh:

I also want to start traveling more, which will hopefully be a reality if this new job pans out. *crosses fingers*

iisama
01-24-2011, 06:19 PM
:heart:Lol, ABJD (Asian Ball Jointed Dolls).
Just ordered my first.
$200+

...Expensive enough? ;D

Flora88
01-24-2011, 06:39 PM
Writing/publishing conferences. They're expensive as balls. So are the flights to them and the hotels in which I must stay and the food I must eat.

Cooking. Good ingredients are expensive.

Makeup design. Good makeup is expensive.


And etc.

Zymod
01-24-2011, 09:54 PM
Horse riding.
Video Gaming :P
Sewing

And to top that off, i manage to do it all without a job... :P

sephygoth
01-24-2011, 09:59 PM
Magic: the Gathering. 'Nuff said.

good for you
ShinraBansho was pricey for me...
But when not on CCG,
1 Cooking
2 Old video games
3 LEGOS....DON'T SAY ANYTHING *points*
4 target practice
5 Sculpy (making figures...time sucker but after paints,clay, constant oven use...)
6 Sweet tooth
7 Summer parks
8 I gotta say that there dam casting and molding "hobby"
god, all things I could do without, tradeoff? internet skills,tv, books :sunny:

EriBear18
01-24-2011, 10:23 PM
Other than Cosplay i'm realy into book i love book i could spend all of my money on them, and that does include manga. Aswell as Makeup I love trying new products and seeing what works and what doesn't and playing with colors which is why i like cosplay because some characters alow you to play with color! Makeup can be pretty expencive especially when it's retail brands but even then drugstore makeup can add up quick!

nyditch
01-24-2011, 10:28 PM
3 LEGOS....DON'T SAY ANYTHING *points*


I'M SAYING SOMETHING! Legos are AWESOME! *Hi-5*

And target practice with what/who?

rubyspitfire
01-25-2011, 12:21 AM
Fishkeeping. Bettas/Siamese fighting fish, in particular.

i had freshwater angel fish for a while and had hopes of breeding them. unfortunately, unless you spend around $100 for a breeding pair, it's very hard to tell the difference and get a male and female... i ended up with all females and one of them killed the other three, so i gave up. my mom has her now and she has killed every other tank mate including the algae eater since


3 LEGOS....DON'T SAY ANYTHING *points*


my mom still has all my legos from when i was little, and she recently introduced my son to them. now not only do i have to buy him every hot wheel imaginable, but all the lego city sets too lol

Chaletica
01-25-2011, 03:35 AM
Gaming. Especially with the new 3DS coming out now...

Angathol
01-25-2011, 09:18 AM
Last year it was figurines, specifically Figmas. This year it's makeup. I've discovered MAC and MUFE and now my wallet is weeping.

Kildread
01-25-2011, 11:42 AM
After just having bought Dead Space 2 :D, to back everyone saying 'Gaming' --- here's a shot of the unplayed games I got (Does not include digital downloads).

Here (http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3448/photo011n.jpg).

...yeah, it doesn't help that the # of releases and the time needed to finish each one is superior to the time a working person has.

sephygoth
01-25-2011, 11:55 AM
my mom still has all my legos from when i was little, and she recently introduced my son to them. now not only do i have to buy him every hot wheel imaginable, but all the lego city sets too lol
My gf recently re-introduced some castle back, I'm doomed with the lego store in the mall next door.

I almost forgot the recent spits of
concerts and nfl games(LIVE is the only way, but pricey as hell), and trips to New Hampshire for cheap IPA/bartending supplies for the local chronies. A weekly basis counts as a hobby?

Eau de Decus
01-25-2011, 02:18 PM
After just having bought Dead Space 2 :D, to back everyone saying 'Gaming' --- here's a shot of the unplayed games I got (Does not include digital downloads).

Here (http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3448/photo011n.jpg).

...yeah, it doesn't help that the # of releases and the time needed to finish each one is superior to the time a working person has. A random question for you! As a fellow fan of Dead Space, how is the sequel? I enjoyed the first one quite a bit. I'll join you in having more games than I know what to do with. I only have about a dozen physical copies when it comes to games. I'm moving everything to digital:

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8333/11379260.jpg

I don't even think I've played half of them... x_X

RicanPlatano
01-25-2011, 02:30 PM
video games... and spoiling my pets... also getting pets. -_-;; why are they so cute that i want them... and why do they stay so cute that i spoil them?

Kildread
01-25-2011, 05:01 PM
A random question for you! As a fellow fan of Dead Space, how is the sequel?
I don't even think I've played half of them... x_X

I've only got one hour of playtme so far (Which I just completed) and I plan to get back to it only once I'm done with BlazBlue: Continuum Shift's story mode and when I've played through the remake of Extraction (And maybe Ignition --- I need to see what that one's about).

But the sequel holds in terms of atmosphere and gameplay, I have no doubts someone who really liked the first installment would like the 2nd.

One of my slight issues initially is the setting --- I quite enjoyed the setting of the derelict ISS Ishimura over what I've seen of The Sprawl so far. It doesn't overtake my enjoyment of the game though.

That's about it.

The only dislike I have of digital games is the need to download/archive them in some way, for the physical copies, they're all piled up (As pictured) and I can pick and choose, just updating the text file when I'm done with one. For digital ones, I need to find on which HD it's located --- or if I already backupped steam content on a DVD somewhere.

ieixxx
01-25-2011, 05:35 PM
oh, collecting phone charms...
my phone has six on it, including a snail with a baseball for a shell XD

Amanita
01-27-2011, 01:01 AM
I do artwork with Poser. OMFG, what a money-sink. There's always something new and cool to add to it- a new outfit or scene for your characters to play with. 3D content is expensive!
But the cool things I can do with it all are sooo much fun!

fullbleed
01-27-2011, 12:05 PM
The only other hobby I use to have that drained this much money was Warhammer 40k, it just keeps getting more and more expensive it's ridicuous. Just about everyone I know that used to play it stopped primarily because of the cost of minatures and rulebooks.
Thing is... they're about to update Grey Knights. My favourite army ever! The current rules are ancient and frankly unworkable. I'f they bring out new minatures, I might not be able to help myself.

LordMoufMouf
01-27-2011, 01:54 PM
Ballet: Pointe shoes need to be replaced about every month (sometimes less). The shoes that I wear cost around $65-70. Lessons also cost money!

Dressage: I have never had enough money to own a horse, but I have been in the horse industry for over 12 years. EVERYTHING is expensive.

korokuXneo
01-27-2011, 05:54 PM
My biggest money-sucking hobby would be aquariums. I became interested in them again in the fall, and you would be surprised how fast you can blow through $100-300 (depending on size) while simply setting one up.

-Nayami-
01-27-2011, 06:20 PM
I make chainmaille jewelry. Gets quite expensive buying all the materials.

Volnixshin
01-27-2011, 07:13 PM
Coffee and Marvel comics

Kesra
01-27-2011, 09:54 PM
BJDs.

That's alright. I don't like having a lot of money anyways x.x

Starwind720
01-28-2011, 12:32 AM
Video games, software, gadgets.
I'm all art stuff because of school.

ne0ven0m
02-06-2011, 05:50 AM
- video games, especially with the invention of DLC
- clothes (though this has toned down to compensate for costumes)
- big fun events like concerts, sports, meeting celebs

Dragonomine
02-06-2011, 11:50 AM
Halloween is by far the biggest money drain. I make a lot of props for Halloween every year. I have almost run out of room to store them. I may need a storage unit soon.

Brsis
02-06-2011, 01:05 PM
Ballet: Pointe shoes need to be replaced about every month (sometimes less). The shoes that I wear cost around $65-70. Lessons also cost money!

Dressage: I have never had enough money to own a horse, but I have been in the horse industry for over 12 years. EVERYTHING is expensive.

I approve wholeheartedly of both of these hobbies and am now jealous because in my mind, you are the picture of elegance and refinement. Ballet AND dressage? I am squeeing inside!

BJDs.

That's alright. I don't like having a lot of money anyways x.x

You and me both >.< my mum keeps asking me to work out how much my collection is worth to see if she can persuade me it's worth selling them (She is not a fan) and I just can't bring myself to do it...

Neko Minaue
02-07-2011, 12:45 AM
-Knitting
-video Games
-Decor-organizing
-Making crafts
-Going to tea houses
-Manga

And before I was in band and had band fees and also to pay for out-of-state trips, then sheet music for Solo & Ensemble, and private lessons. Phew! I don't do it much anymore, but I still kinda miss it.

Big appleton
02-07-2011, 01:18 AM
Other than videogames, my money seems to be finding its way toward my girlfriend :D
That and paying overdue fines for library books, I swear I returned that Inu Yasha manga the week before :D

Red Comet
02-09-2011, 02:34 AM
A couple of people mentioned trading card games. My game of choice is Magic: The Gathering. Even though I shy away from buying the particularly expensive cards, there are so many good cards that the costs can add up.

sicdedman
02-09-2011, 11:18 AM
from 1999 - 2007 i wasted too much money on these Hobbies

Dvd Collecting
Todd Mcfarlane (Action Figures)
Cd's
Video Games

i could have bought a house...... Stupid Hobbies

but alas Cosplay/Anime Conventions stopped me from spending soo much! it was like a (Cure)!

spifferniffer
02-09-2011, 06:51 PM
Video games.
I buy impulsively, and then end up never beating the game. And I'm too lazy/preoccupied with a new game to take old games to a GameStop and resell them XD
And then sewing, too.
You'd think that I would have figured out by now that I don't need a floor-length red velvet ball gown >.> Or any ball gowns, in that case. But I keep designing and buying the fabric for them, and then never actually finishing.
I think I spot a trend here XD
And of course, thrift stores. Because I can always use another ripped-up wedding dress. Obviously.

Lovelychristina
02-10-2011, 01:11 AM
O_o?!?

Am I seriously the only Cosplayer into collecting/shooting firearms with the family? It can get pretty Expensive depending on the brand/version of the gun you get, the Ammo you buy, They type of Earplugs, targets (If you don't make your own), Firing range fees, Licenses (If you apply for CC) and cleaning Supplies.

rubyspitfire
02-10-2011, 01:24 AM
O_o?!?

Am I seriously the only Cosplayer into collecting/shooting firearms with the family? It can get pretty Expensive depending on the brand/version of the gun you get, the Ammo you buy, They type of Earplugs, targets (If you don't make your own), Firing range fees, Licenses (If you apply for CC) and cleaning Supplies.

most of my family who are into firearms are hardcore hunters. i actually enjoy target shooting (and have begun collecting non-lethal airsoft/bb for this purpose) but i have no one to target shoot with, and i am very much not into hunting for any reason other than absolute necessity. also since i have a kid, i'd rather not have anything he could blow his own head off with, just in case. bad family history there

Lovelychristina
02-10-2011, 02:58 PM
most of my family who are into firearms are hardcore hunters. i actually enjoy target shooting (and have begun collecting non-lethal airsoft/bb for this purpose) but i have no one to target shoot with, and i am very much not into hunting for any reason other than absolute necessity. also since i have a kid, i'd rather not have anything he could blow his own head off with, just in case. bad family history there

I'm more target practice but a few Deer for Jerky is pretty good. I was a Bit Surprised that I didn't see anyone who was into the sport. I forgot to as Gun locks to that list, but I can understand not wanting a weapon near a Child. I really Dislike my Nieces and Nephews Playing with weapons until they get a bit older (14 ish) and Understand the Risks.

ShinobiXikyu
02-11-2011, 11:57 PM
Does archery count? Though I haven't done it in years, in the past I was quite heavily into archery (just target shooting, I never hunted). I wouldn't use compound bows, though. Classical long, recurve and flatbows all the way. Which aren't cheap either....

CaffeineSwing9
02-16-2011, 07:11 PM
WGI/DCI (drum corps/indoor drumline). I saw someone on here was into winter guard, which is at least in the same ballpark. After doing an independent world line ($2000 dues) and then a summer corps ($1700 dues) I'm done. Money is poof. The end.

ShinobuWind
02-18-2011, 08:25 PM
Video Games, Makeup, Books, Music.
I've been a gamer since I was 4 pretty much, and I love buying new games, or ones i've wanted to play for a while, but then they end up sitting in its case collecting dust because I have too many unplayed ones. I tell my friends to make sure I buy no more games till I play all my other ones.
I've spent a ton of money on makeup since i'm thinking of going into makeup artistry. And not to mention, makeup is alot of fun! ^^
I'm a huge book worm, and when a new manga volume of a series I own comes out, or I need to catch up on one, or I find a good horror novel, I buy it..that adds up.
And music. My mom just dropped around $100 on me today since she bought some stuff for my dad's guitar that i'm going to be playing. And then the guitar lessons, those add up. At some point I want to buy a bass guitar..but of course the one I would absolutely love to have (and will probably never get because of the price) has a $1000-$2000 price tag.
I actually want to get back into flute playing from my middle school days, but I have to find a flute since when I gave back the rental I thought I had quit for good. Later in the year, I'm buying an ocarina, and i'm sure i'll buy more than one at some point. I also possibly want to get into singing, so at some point i'll probably buy a microphone.
And pretty soon, Ballroom Dancing will be added to this list i'm sure. >>

Volnixshin
02-18-2011, 10:07 PM
Driving

rubyspitfire
02-19-2011, 12:46 AM
I really Dislike my Nieces and Nephews Playing with weapons until they get a bit older (14 ish) and Understand the Risks.

we run around the house and yard shooting at each other with the nerf guns, but he knows that my airsoft are not toys and that he is not allowed to touch them even though they have orange tips and are kept unloaded. i have a lot of cap guns and such that i've painted for costume props although they still have orange tips, and the general rule is if it's all black it's not a toy. i probably won't introduce him to airsoft and bb until he's about 12 and only supervised

RoninEclipse2G
02-19-2011, 04:03 PM
Driving

Considering the rising cost of fuel and maintenance, it is pretty money sucking. I remember when I could fill my Eclipse on premium with a $20 and get change back T_T

Ugh, I've been looking at the cost of patch panels to fix the rust on my 74 Porsche 914 racecar. $1200 :blubber: and I still need to buy a new welder :blubber: :blubber:

Kuchikichan
02-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Oh no! I have way to many money draining hobbies.
-Horseback riding
-Sewing
-Buying books(where most of my money goes)
-Buying music
-Collecting dolls
-Overdue libary fines

Kikuka
02-19-2011, 09:41 PM
Books, books, books. I am always buying more books. Granted, as an English major, it's to be expected, but it still drains my wallet at a really sad pace. Three different copies of The Canterbury Tales = T___T I also have two different versions of Dante's Inferno. And it doesn't help that most of the books I buy for school can't be returned or sold back (even if I wanted to sell them back).

I also have this weird love for very old books. That one gets expensive quick. I have to keep out of the used bookstore near my college to save my wallet.

And the past year has been the year of tons of new releases. Coming up are Blackveil and Darkest Mercy. I have no time to read them, either! ;__;

Besides books, my money used to drain to Ball jointed dolls. Though now that I'm happy with my little doll family of two I don't lose quite as much towards them. Cons are another big one, but luckily those are sparse and spread through the year.

The Seventh Sea
03-17-2011, 03:35 AM
1. Kyudo - I just bought a Nisan Nobi Yumi, Some arrows, and some Giriko for $900 I should be getting another bill for the rest of my uniform for 200 and I'll be making an order for a Yugake which goes from 200-500 depending on what you're getting.

2. Busou Shinki - I like Angelic Layer a lot, and this figure series is where you can input a code into a "pet raising" game, and you can have them fight other people online, well I spend a lot of money on that too

3. Dollfie - http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/3456/imgp0956p.th.jpg (http://img253.imageshack.us/i/imgp0956p.jpg/) Originally a Mai Shiranui dollfie, but now going for OC, just changed her outfit and hair at the moment. Blank bodies were rare at the time. Right now I'm trying to find someone that'll do a custom costume for her.

SkyBlueEyed
03-17-2011, 03:49 AM
Video games. And Yu-Gi-Oh!
Although I play with budget decks, so it's never really been THAT bad...

Akiyhrah
03-17-2011, 03:50 AM
Well besides cosplay, the things that take most of my money are video games, books, manga & anime, art supplies, and clothes. Also trips to visit various friends. Oh, and D&D. I spend a lot of money on books and dice -__-

Slayer Alex
03-17-2011, 03:55 AM
I buy and design custom arcade sticks. More then i could ever need. Heres my latest

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/XanderEinhander/76649_172120929470721_100000184447657_647089_40564 91_n.jpg

Dragonomine
03-17-2011, 06:11 AM
I buy and design custom arcade sticks. More then i could ever need. Heres my latest

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a128/XanderEinhander/76649_172120929470721_100000184447657_647089_40564 91_n.jpg

That's adorable Alex!

Nathus Dorkus
03-17-2011, 06:55 AM
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad84/kojiro_hideyoshi/MyShelf003.jpg

'Nough said. >_<

FallofIcarus
03-17-2011, 08:14 AM
Well, I started making my own masks and the cost alone to ship all the stuff to my house is enough to make me sob a little. I'm trying to start my own business for my mask making/prosthetics so its taking a lot of my money but I'm hoping I'll get some back eventually! I have this new hobby of collecting manga and I know that they aren't expensive but when you start buying like ten every week its going to add up! Other than that, I just travel a lot which is really draining considering the economy.

Anmanda
03-17-2011, 12:06 PM
Horses.... riding lessons are hella expensive.. but oh, it's so much fun ;w;

tn_scotsman
03-17-2011, 12:11 PM
DVD/Blu-Ray Collection
Video games
Electronics - computers, cameras, TVs, audio equipment
Travel
My Wife - I spoil her and enjoy it
Pets - 2 cats with special medical needs at the moment really hits the wallet hard, then add the other 3 cats and the 2 dogs, and you get the picture

Aurora Maryte
03-17-2011, 03:34 PM
Astronomy- to really see anything worthwhile, you need a pretty big scope, at least 8" but preferably something more like 12" or 14"(anything else is really too expensive for normal amateurs to buy in most cases).
So, dropping something like $3,000 on a telescope, then needing to buy all the accessories like filters and eyepieces which can be $100 apiece sometimes it really adds up.
Plus now I want a Coronado solar telescope too...

DireKitty
03-17-2011, 03:56 PM
Astronomy- to really see anything worthwhile, you need a pretty big scope, at least 8" but preferably something more like 12" or 14"(anything else is really too expensive for normal amateurs to buy in most cases).
So, dropping something like $3,000 on a telescope, then needing to buy all the accessories like filters and eyepieces which can be $100 apiece sometimes it really adds up.
Plus now I want a Coronado solar telescope too...

Plus to get a good view of a lot of stars you need to go to a dark skies site. With all the rampant urban sprawl you have to go farther and farther out.


... I read a lot, so i buy a lot of books. I play video games, but not as often as I used to (i'm picky now)... and I am showing my dog.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5524539485_30debe0b3f.jpg

Which has it's own expenses, like entrance fees, driving there etc. but going to shows is really fun. Eventually I might get into the breeding aspect of it... but for now i'm content to just go to shows.

sam vimes
03-17-2011, 04:01 PM
Wine collecting.

DireKitty
03-17-2011, 04:34 PM
Wine collecting.

What varieties are your favourites?

I love German Rieslings.

penny_dreadful
03-17-2011, 04:39 PM
Wine collecting.

LIAH. Our wine tower is filled with boxes of tea.

Ani_BEE
03-17-2011, 04:43 PM
Books, Manga, video games, collectibles, and in it's own category Tokidoki/KidRobot. >__< I wish I was never introduced to the brands.

DireKitty
03-17-2011, 04:54 PM
Books, Manga, video games, collectibles, and in it's own category Tokidoki/KidRobot. >__< I wish I was never introduced to the brands.

Makeup. You forgot makeup.

Kuriin
03-19-2011, 05:11 PM
Video games, BJDs, and collecting figmas. :"D As a 14 year old middle school student this is not good.

LugiaP2K
03-19-2011, 06:15 PM
Aside from cosplay I'd say my most expensive hobby is video gaming. Subscriptions to WOW and LOTRO, just bought Pokemon Black and White, going to buy a 3DS, new Sims game coming out...

A few years ago I was spending a lot on trading cards (mainly Yugioh and Pokemon). The only ones I really buy now are World of Warcraft ones.

I tend to collect figurines as well (dragons, cats, unicorns/pegasus, Charming Tails, etc.) though that's being limited by the space on my shelf.

I also have my fairly large stamp collection sitting in my drawer, but I haven't added to it in years.

Curucar
03-20-2011, 10:41 PM
Steampunk. Not so much the clothes aspect, but the 'I'm the only one not in Denver'/gasoline aspect. I can hear my cars weeping some weeks after all the Denver trips.

ArchangelMika
03-21-2011, 06:51 PM
... and I am showing my dog.


Oooh, beautiful Whippet! I have one as well, he was one of my junior showmanship dogs back in the day, but he's a cranky, retired 13 year old now ^_^

I actually came in the thread to talk about dog shows too. I have 3 that I show at the moment, and wow...it sucks all your money up like nothing else :eeek: But worth it!

EmiBubble
02-11-2014, 11:40 PM
Making cosplay, Online shopping/Auction, and new electronics

VulsaviiK
02-11-2014, 11:42 PM
Warhammer.... That's a hobby to send you broke on its own. And its so addictive, I feel like I just buy things for the sake of it.

Also PC parts, again, hyper expensive

SharpieItBlack
02-12-2014, 12:03 PM
Tattoos... I have 3 (4 if you count my wrist ones as separate pieces). My shoulder piece was $60, wrists were $50 and my rib cage/side piece is an in progress piece that has so far taken 10 sessions and cost me around $600 so far.... yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
Also gaming and game subscriptions...

JasonTerror
02-12-2014, 02:15 PM
Guitar..Or really any instrumnt that you need more then JUST the instrument to be able to use it..
GOOD guitar- roughly $300 (one that sounds good and isn't crap)
GOOD amp- Roughly $150 (more if you want something that goes loud enough to hear over drums, and if you want a stage use stack which are best for in a band, you need to buy the cab speakers separate from the headstock.)
Guitar cable- $20 (for one that isn't going to short on you)
Yea....and that's without getting into effect pedals which you need at least one extra cable for (one per pedal) which are a good $60 for a single sound and a good $400 for a good multi....Then a strap which is a good $10+ and if you want, straplocks (recommended) which are a good $15, and picks are cheap..Then count in if you want a case, which will vary from $40-who knows anymore, and extra strings..

MeiChama
02-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Figures. If I'm not buying stuff for cosplay, I'm throwing my money away on figures. And now I'm running into the problem that I work and have money for them, but I'm running out of space to hold it all. DX

ShinobiXikyu
02-12-2014, 03:28 PM
I posted in her WAY back, but, ballet. Oh god, ballet. I pay a total of $2,152 in several payments between September and May for two classes a week and then whatever it costs for summer lessons. And I'm not even on pointe yet, or in the school shows. It's definitely not going to happen until I'm out of college/have an actual job. And being a fashion student is expensive as hell too. Not even the FABRIC, amazingly enough, but the ridiculous amounts of art supplies we have to buy for design. My Dad just about had a heart attack when I asked him for some new prismacolours for Christmas and he saw what the price was.

And beginning to make my wallet yell indignantly, slowly re-building a wardrobe of cyberpunk/gothic clothing. I don't buy hot topic shit and thus usually get my pieces from a local subculture shop that's been around for decades. There isn't ANYTHING in that store under $30 besides some hosiery or makeup and most clothing items will easily be $100 or more (just spent $130 on tripp pants... bought customizeable goggles for $50... ARM WARMERS, for $50 but completely worth it, a dress on sale for $70... boyfriend's building up his own wardrobe too and just dropped $200 on Demonia boots). And my entertainment budget is a grand total of $100 a month.

ZeRO-LESS-
02-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Where to start?
I use VOCALOID, which is $150-$300 per voice bank. And I have siz so far. Also have a BJD (ball-jointed-doll). And I like the 60-80 cm ones that are a whopping $500-$1000 not including wigs, clothes, shoes, eyes, etc. My favourite drawing magazine, ImagineFX, is ridiculously expensive in my country, and my favourite colouring tools are COPiC markers. I've replaced buying manga with anime figures, don't have the attention-span to play video games, and I seem to collect posters, wall scrolls, etc.
My wallet cries bloody murder just thinking about how much I've spent over the years. T^T

VulsaviiK
02-12-2014, 11:02 PM
GOOD guitar- roughly $300 (one that sounds good and isn't crap)

And then you see ones which climb to thousands. When I did play guitar, my kind of, I guess you'd call it a dream guitar, was one of the Dean Dimebag signatures (The blue/black with lightning one), and that was like, $3500 over here. If I had have stuck with guitar, I probably would have saved and bought that.

Come to think of it, there's a couple of Ocarinas I wouldn't mind buying. And I want to get into making EDM, and I've been looking at the gear for that, Drum Pads, Midi Pads, Synthesizers, Drum Machines etc. Plus the software. Eeessh, here we go

SharpieItBlack
02-12-2014, 11:16 PM
Oh riding horses I think beats all of these... I spent $1000 on show clothes and $600 on lessons for the academic year. And that's just for the team. Then another couple hundred to pay for actually showing in shows to compete. And I don't even own my own horse. Horse equipment can get pretty damn expensive. Show shirts can go for $10,000 for high end shows.

ShinobiXikyu
02-12-2014, 11:27 PM
Oh riding horses I think beats all of these... I spent $1000 on show clothes and $600 on lessons for the academic year. And that's just for the team. Then another couple hundred to pay for actually showing in shows to compete. And I don't even own my own horse. Horse equipment can get pretty damn expensive. Show shirts can go for $10,000 for high end shows.

Yeah, there's a reason that equestrianism, especially competitive, is associated with the rich and elite (IIRC, only racing and sometimes professional jumping or rodeo will actually make you a profit off all the expenses). I only got to take riding lessons for a few years, myself, it was too darn expensive for my parents to keep affording it, and I wasn't even taking lessons at an expensive school, or buying a bunch of equipment or the like. Once I have the money (and since now I live in a big-ass city, I'd need my license and a car which is an almost impossible thing) I'd love to pick it up again.

SharpieItBlack
02-12-2014, 11:46 PM
Yeah, there's a reason that equestrianism, especially competitive, is associated with the rich and elite (IIRC, only racing and sometimes professional jumping or rodeo will actually make you a profit off all the expenses). I only got to take riding lessons for a few years, myself, it was too darn expensive for my parents to keep affording it, and I wasn't even taking lessons at an expensive school, or buying a bunch of equipment or the like. Once I have the money (and since now I live in a big-ass city, I'd need my license and a car which is an almost impossible thing) I'd love to pick it up again.

I hope my post didn't make me sound like a rich snob!! I paid for it out of savings and since my university's equestrian team is a sports club, I used my school savings for it. But it's totally worth it. My parents never let me take lessons, and never let me do anything horse related growing up no matter how much I begged. So being on the team this year is so worth it because I'm achieving a huge dream I've had since I was a little girl. I have shown twice so far. Got 6th at my first show (out of 10 riders in my class). In my second show a couple weeks ago I won 2nd and 5th. I'm so proud of myself for finally achieving such a big dream :)

Nay Tamaru
02-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Kids ? Do those count as a money-draining hobby? Hahaha, I'm joking - I love em.

Anyway... I'd say video games and restoring/racing my ford mustang :P

ShinobiXikyu
02-13-2014, 07:36 PM
I hope my post didn't make me sound like a rich snob!! I paid for it out of savings and since my university's equestrian team is a sports club, I used my school savings for it. But it's totally worth it. My parents never let me take lessons, and never let me do anything horse related growing up no matter how much I begged. So being on the team this year is so worth it because I'm achieving a huge dream I've had since I was a little girl. I have shown twice so far. Got 6th at my first show (out of 10 riders in my class). In my second show a couple weeks ago I won 2nd and 5th. I'm so proud of myself for finally achieving such a big dream :)

Oh no no no, I wasn't being condescending. It's a known fact that horses are flipping expensive even out in the countryside (my mom's friend owns three, they converted the property's old barn to a stables, make their own hay/straw, they spend most time out grazing, and she only rides for fun nowadays, she hasn't done shows in years... and they still cost her a darn fortune). And congrats on the wins. When I was taking lessons I always wanted to learn barrel-racing myself (I rode Western saddle because I was too scared I'd fall off an English back then. Blame that on getting taken out for my first ride when I was seven, on a 15hh horse, my feet didn't even reach the stirrups, so thank goodness it was a western saddle, and THE GUY LEADING MY HORSE BEHIND HIS DECIDED TO GO AND GALLOP ACROSS THE FIELD).

JasonTerror
02-13-2014, 08:16 PM
And then you see ones which climb to thousands. When I did play guitar, my kind of, I guess you'd call it a dream guitar, was one of the Dean Dimebag signatures (The blue/black with lightning one), and that was like, $3500 over here. If I had have stuck with guitar, I probably would have saved and bought that.

Come to think of it, there's a couple of Ocarinas I wouldn't mind buying. And I want to get into making EDM, and I've been looking at the gear for that, Drum Pads, Midi Pads, Synthesizers, Drum Machines etc. Plus the software. Eeessh, here we go

Yea..Hence the word "good" Not great, amazing, excelent, or anything else..My Ibanez RG120 is a beast and was only $300..Well my first one was, it got sotlen, this one I traded for. I had an epiphone les paul that fell and sorta looked like crap after that so I did a trade for my NOW RG120 and an half stack headstock.Deans suck..They are bulky, awkward and don't have that great of sound unless you REALLY mess with effects like dimebag did..I've played a razorback and hated it..Have you PLAYED one? If you did and liked it, then that;s all you, but like BC Rich, they are annoying to play..And no reason to get a signature guitar..That's a HUGE waste of money..You are basically paying thousands more dollars for a paint job and maybe neat looking hardware..Nothing else..But to each their own I guess..

Chergnomebyl
02-13-2014, 08:35 PM
Collecting action figures.

It's killing me out the bum. I spend my extra money all over it. It makes me quite sad when I can't buy any which is pretty lame. Fortunately I don't get too sad, but I do feel.I would spend all my money in it if I had no bills to pay :P.

VulsaviiK
02-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Yea..Hence the word "good" Not great, amazing, excelent, or anything else..My Ibanez RG120 is a beast and was only $300..Well my first one was, it got sotlen, this one I traded for. I had an epiphone les paul that fell and sorta looked like crap after that so I did a trade for my NOW RG120 and an half stack headstock.Deans suck..They are bulky, awkward and don't have that great of sound unless you REALLY mess with effects like dimebag did..I've played a razorback and hated it..Have you PLAYED one? If you did and liked it, then that;s all you, but like BC Rich, they are annoying to play..And no reason to get a signature guitar..That's a HUGE waste of money..You are basically paying thousands more dollars for a paint job and maybe neat looking hardware..Nothing else..But to each their own I guess..

Bahaha I ditched guitar like, not long after I said I wanted that guitar. I mean, there were others I liked (There was this one Explorer), but overall I think I've decided that guitar isn't my thing. Well, I wouldn't mind trying it again, I had disagreements with the guitar teacher I had at the time. Long story short, was pretty much incapable of teaching me the music/style I was interested in playing

JasonTerror
02-14-2014, 11:59 AM
Bahaha I ditched guitar like, not long after I said I wanted that guitar. I mean, there were others I liked (There was this one Explorer), but overall I think I've decided that guitar isn't my thing. Well, I wouldn't mind trying it again, I had disagreements with the guitar teacher I had at the time. Long story short, was pretty much incapable of teaching me the music/style I was interested in playing

Which explorer was it? I had an epiphone one that was the classic black with a white pick guard and it was $400 or something..

You WILL have disagreements because from what I've noticed, they only want to teach you what THEY want you know..Not what you NEED to know..Take my old high school guitar teacher..He tought us sheet music in beginning guitar, for like 2 weeks..Had a test, never showed us notes again..EVERY song was something HE liked listening to, he did not teach keys, not scales, not even how to read chords correctly..So I don't trust guitar teachers..Pick it up again and learn from online or from books. You will find it much more to your liking.

Youtube has a few people who show you how to play specific styles, watch some of those after you get the hang of playing in general.

cakestina
02-14-2014, 12:07 PM
I feel like everything I love involves having money drained from me. D: Particularly videogames, which take up the majority of my funds. Even if I can barely get through the ones I have, I always *need* to have more. Board games are also an unfortunate weakness. ~___~ As well as books for reading, food for casual/fun baking and cooking... *dies*

TitanSlayer000
02-14-2014, 11:15 PM
Sports can be pretty expensive since you have to keep buying new equipment.
Collecting mangas and video games doesn't have to be expensive. I almost never buy any of those new from a store.

Ferien
02-15-2014, 01:13 AM
I feel like everything I love involves having money drained from me. D: Particularly videogames, which take up the majority of my funds. Even if I can barely get through the ones I have, I always *need* to have more. Board games are also an unfortunate weakness. ~___~ As well as books for reading, food for casual/fun baking and cooking... *dies*
Definitely this. And Psychology books.

But being an avid fan of iOS and about every single JRPG in existence, my money just kind of goes down the drain, bit by bit. Them 99 cent apps just all stack up...

cakestina
02-15-2014, 03:34 AM
Collecting mangas and video games doesn't have to be expensive. I almost never buy any of those new from a store.

None of my books or videogames are new either, but a lot of these add up if you're just...an avid buyer like me. >.< I always buy books from used book stores, but when you're buying a fat stack of paperbacks or hardcovers for about $4-12 per book...yeesh! And a lot of videogames I really want never seem to drop in price fast enough for me, like I'm still waiting for KH1.5, Tales of Xillia, Rune Factory (3DS), and Guided Fate Paradox to drop to a more affordable place!

VulsaviiK
02-15-2014, 10:13 AM
Pre-owned games and steam sales for the win.

Actually I am planning to buy a second arcade stick for my PS3. Considering it's going to cost me about $200AUD, then that again just to have it sent to Australia. No Australian stockists of Hori Real Arcade Pros or Madcatz Tournament SEs, and lack of international shipping means I have to get it sent to a PO box with automatic forwarding to Australia

SharpieItBlack
02-16-2014, 06:51 PM
I personally like buying brand new things. People think I'm crazy, but that's my "hobby". I only buy used if it's a super old game or a game I'm unsure about. However I never ever ever buy used or refurbished technology. I just don't wanna risk it being crap.
Also music anything is expensive. I started in band when I was 9. Piano lessons when I was 6. Private lessons for piano were I forget how much. But my flute lessons were $25 a week and my jazz saxophone lessons were $30 a week. My student saxophone was about $1000 and my student flute was about $500 or so. I also got into marching band. My school's band fees were $250 a year, then we had trips. Then we had a big trip my sophomore year of high school to go to Disney World for a week which was $1500 per person. Then indoor winter percussion which was $300.

Also if you enjoy shows and concert going that's also expensive. I enjoy my comedians and if one comes near me I pay for it dearly because seeing them live is so much better. I also try to go to a concert of a band I like if it is in state. The most expensive ticket I bought was a ticket to the Green Day musical for my boyfriend and me at $50 each.

ShinobiXikyu
02-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Oh yeah, concert/live shows cost a ton. I love the opera and ballet (actually, my dream job is to be a costume designer for an opera company, broadway or a ballet corp.). And it's way too expensive to attend remotely as much as I'd like. I'm also seeing Dream Theater in March, and that was a $50 ticket. However, boyfriend got a hefty bonus with his work and decided to just pay for it for me. I'm kind of glad; I'm not THAT huge a DT fan to think nothing of shelling out that much for a concert ticket. Whereas boyfriend is a huge fan of them and sees them at least once a year. And the Video Games Live tour tickets are also pretty pricey. And I don't like lousy seats.

Lemon-Squeezy
02-17-2014, 01:50 AM
Horseback riding and ballet.

Drawing is pretty cheap for the most part, at least lol.

InsanityDragon
02-17-2014, 01:23 PM
Horse back riding, definitely. And when you play violin as much as I do, getting your bow rehaired once a month adds up to A LOT! I'm in a Youth Symphony so playing two hours everyday other than Sunday can really shred the bow up after a while xD

Cyanna
02-17-2014, 01:35 PM
Knitting and crochet.

You can spend a LOT of money on yarn. And somd yarn can get really expensive!

It's worse when you tend to project hop and juggle a few pieces all at once.

But yes...yarn is VERY dangerous for your wallet.


Oh and kids. :P. Another body to put a sweater on.

figment1986
02-17-2014, 06:03 PM
Photography is my number 1 money draining hobby... granted I can cheat at my taxes with my business writing off a new phone as a business expense ;)

Tigress
02-18-2014, 03:44 AM
One of my guilty pleasures is collecting doujinshi and artbooks. I recently spent $90 on a super-rare Princess Tutu doujinshi. (Worth it. It's so adorable!)

And I love Luis Royo and Yoshitaka Amano's art work, so I'm collecting all their art collections, which gets EXPENSIVE. Not to mention the super-pretty character design artbooks my regular doujinshi dealer has turned me on to...

ThakYuki
02-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Knitting and crochet.

You can spend a LOT of money on yarn. And somd yarn can get really expensive!

It's worse when you tend to project hop and juggle a few pieces all at once.

But yes...yarn is VERY dangerous for your wallet.


Oh and kids. :P. Another body to put a sweater on.

I know these feels! I found some online yarn discount places, and so they keep having epic sales, so there goes my money...Just have to keep making stuff to actually sell my stuff! My apartment's starting to fill up with yarn in various degrees (unused, partially completed items, completed items)

Birdyz
03-04-2014, 12:54 PM
Car Modifications.
Addicting and parts are so expensive -_-

dagmarus
03-04-2014, 01:04 PM
Star Wars Collecting/diorama building. I only do the Original Trilogy 3 3/4inch figures and only new sculpts and stuff like that, so it's not quite as expensive as it used to be. The fun (and really expensive) part is building large-scale environments for dioramas. I made a big Hoth diorama from ESB that was just cool as hell. I also did the battle of Endor. The last thing I was working on was Dagobah, but with the new house my wife and I just bought, it's put on hiatus.

HOTH
http://s17.photobucket.com/user/dustagorn/library/Hoth%20two%20point%20oh?sort=3&page=1

ENDOR
http://s17.photobucket.com/user/dustagorn/library/Endor%202?sort=3&page=1

anuenue_mirage
03-04-2014, 10:17 PM
Kimono! i have a lot of pricey hobbies but kimono and, more recently, Steampunk have been consuming the most of my funds of late.

This is my newest prize:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a202/BlameMisery/tansu/stuff%20I%20actually%20own/graphicwaterfallhomongiback_zpse28d1b40.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/BlameMisery/media/tansu/stuff%20I%20actually%20own/graphicwaterfallhomongiback_zpse28d1b40.jpg.html)
Front view (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a202/BlameMisery/tansu/stuff%20I%20actually%20own/graphicwaterfallhomongiback_zpse28d1b40.jpg)

_Kumi-chan_
03-05-2014, 02:55 PM
I also collect kimono, but the robes themselves don't usually work out to be that expensive, since I bargain hunt for vintage ones and only occasionally splurge on something over $35. Shipping is killer, however, and the accessories really add up for a full ensemble. Lately I've been focusing more on the latter, since I'm trying to expand the versatility of my collection. Obi are the hardest to find at a good bargain. At this point, though, I'm pretty much out of storage space, since the sea trunk I keep everything in is filled up to the top of the lid.

I also bake, garden, and buy things for my goddaughter regularly. And since we just moved into a house, I will be spending more on home improvements/décor in the upcoming months/years.

anuenue_mirage
03-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Kumi-chan, Cool, I love kimono and kitsuke. The individual pieces may not always be expensive but after a while the cumulative effect is great! I've always felt like the komono are way more costly, sometimes compared to the size of the item but sometimes compared to kimono themselves. I've begun to slow down and buy less, instead getting things that I absolutely love even if they are more expensive. I have a lot of kimono now and feel like that's more fun for me!