It's not really a big lump of money, but I just about died when I paid $55 for fabric alone, not including bias tape or other notions. I wish I could afford to throw money at a costume and make it awesome, but that's as much as I've done.
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COSPLAYS IN PROGRESS
Utatane Piko - default (Vocaloid) - 90%
Connie (Shingeki no Kyojin) - 0%
Sheik (OoT/SSBB) - 53%