Originally Posted by Andrea
No one's going to mind unless you try to enter it in one of the cosplay contests and claim that you made it yourself.
Seriously, no shame in buying a costume if you don't have the time/skill to make one, so long as you leave the craftsmanship contests to the actual craftsmen.
Well, skill I do have...for the most part at least. But time, I just ran out of. Also, I understand what you're saying and no need to worry, if it isn't a costume I made myself, I would never enter it into a contest.
At any rate I went ahead and bought a somewhat cheap MK Sub-Zero costume off of amazon.com yesterday. I'm still hoping to at least craft the mask on my own through Pepakura though. I'll post some photos once it arrives and is done.