My first cosplay was L from Death Note (unoriginal I know) I only spent ~$20 on it, and that was pretty much just for the wig...
Normally, I make it a point to spend below $150 per costume. Personally, I can deal with minor accuracy flaws for the sake of saving money. My most expensive cosplay to date is one I just finished, Madoka from Madoka Magica. I've racked up about $142, but I bought everything one at a time to make it feel less expensive than it is C:
Anime Boston ○ Connecticon ○ Another Anime Convention
Possible 2013 Cosplays
Velvet Squiddleknit Rose Lalonde ○ Fem!Gamzee ○ God Tier Roxy Lalonde ○ Jack Frost
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