Also, for certain cons when you buy your badge they send it to you. So if you get your badge then try to refund it you could potentially have gotten your money back but then still just walked right in to the convention for basically free. And like mango said, that badge money is almost always spent immediately.
Check out my work at: jacobcosplay.tumblr.com
Link alt. outfit from "Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword"
The Every-Doctor from "Doctor Who"
Will debut this year:
Kylo Ren from "Star Wars"
Nora Valkyrie from "RWBY"
Gangplank from "League of Legends"
Cosplays I've worked on for others:
Deadshot from "Suicide Squad"
Zelda from "Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword"
Weeping Angel from "Doctor Who"