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Adeloki
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How much do you spend on your cosplays?

So I was wondering how much you guys usually spend on your cosplays. I know the numbers differ based on the amount of detail and material a character needs, for example a Light (Death Note) cosplay would be significantly cheaper than say a Clare (Claymore) cosplay. Comment down below how much you spend on average, including wigs because sometimes the wig can be the most expensive part of a cosplay haha. If you want you can also list your cheapest cosplay and your most expensive cosplay.
I've only cosplayed once, a fem. timeskip Grimmjow from Bleach which in total cost be, I would say about $60.
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My cheapest ever was Molly Millions, as it was essentially a closet cosplay. I just had to thrift a few items and it came out to about $20. http://www.cosplay.com/costume/441711/
My most expensive by far, Quorra from Tron:Legacy. Over two versions I've probably spent $1000. http://www.cosplay.com/costume/475473/
My AVERAGE costume cost? I save where I can, but I live in Canada where fabric prices and sales taxes and shipping rates suck, and I like big flowy yardage-intensive costumes, so most of the time my costumes work out to $200-300. I've managed gijinkas and originals and simple costumes on about $100.
...if you want serious detail I actually keep cost sheets on every single costume I made, all the way back to my first....

...this hobby is expensive.
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I have no idea about the costs for Whitemane, to be honest. She was my first cosplay and I remade parts of it this year and plan to remake even more in the future. But I think I'm somewhere between 100-180 with her.
However, my current cosplay is benefiting from cosplaner. Vampire Slayer Valla costed me 88 Euros so far. But this only includes materials and items I brought specifically for this costume and does not include things like craftfoam and worbla, which I both constantly use for my projects. This makes it hard to tell how much of each went into which costume. But...I estimate that she will cost me around 250-300 Euro in total once shes finished.
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too much!! I am very careful with keeping track of costs, I count everything right down to the spools of thread, and it all adds up very fast! My cheapest build so far was the Pokemon Team Magma cosplay I made for my son - that one ended up costing around £80 ($125 or so). Most expensive so far is my Rocket Raccoon - £231 (around $360) Ė and thatís not including props which Iím still working on. Am currently working on a WoW Lich King for my other son Ė that one is already up to £174! And there will be plenty more spent on it as I havenít bought any paint for it yet or the leather I need for all the straps. Sigh.
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