That's probably the best way to go about it! It's usually what I have to do when I want to do a big costume since I have bills and life-stuff too. (being an adult sucks..lol).
I also sign up on all kinds of fabric/craft stores email listings to get coupons to help out too! If you get everyone to sign up/sign up with multiple emails you can have multiple coupons!
I'm only a male lust object on the weekends." -Meng Xiaojie-
Common Sense isn't so common anymore. Perhaps it should now be called Rare Sense
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