I actually came across Pam's site and sent her an email asking how much she charges. I actually prefer the latex over fabric because they move more realistically... storage isn't much of an issue for me. The hard part will be the painting! I've never used an airbrush before so I'll have to practice a bit before actually doing it.
Now I have an issue with finding a 17" blade shoto. ultrasabers.com is sooo awesome, but I think the shortest blade they have is a 24".