Originally Posted by Mangochutney
The only free labor is your own. Remember that. Other people deserve decent compensation. Ebay Chinese sweatshop prices do not count as decent compensation.
"Too expensive" is just something that's too expensive for you to pay, which is fine. It means that if you want something like that, you'll have to make it yourself.
Mango; the voice of the people.
And keep in mind that what you may charge for commissions is based solely on your own circumstances. What someone else charges is based on their own. Such as how many years they may have taken to gather formal training in costuming, costlier supplies then what you own, more skill's or specialties then yourself, and other elements.
You charge your prices based on personal elements and choices. Other people do the same. If everyone charged the same and had the same abilities we'd have a much less diverse market then we do now.