My first cosplay was Kikyou from InuYasha. I paid $120 to get it sewn by a local seamstress and $30 for a cheap crappy ebay wig...(I didn't know any better at the time x.x) so yeah, it was kind of expensive, seeing as how I was only 15 and that was like all of my money. lol.
Anime Expo & Otakon
★Shizuma (Strawberry Panic!) - 50% complete
★Saber EXTRA - 85% complete
★Rachel Alucard (Blazblue) - 100% complete