I would have too. Luckily I've learned what to stay away from.
I hate it when people are taken avantage of, especially when it is online like this and harder to stop once the ball has started rolling. Once they post the pictures or videos it's impossible to take down.
I've recently posted a theard on my local con's forums to remind people to play safe
Stuff I hope to do by the end of the year:
Prism - Original design: Done except for the bow
Akihito Kanbara (Idol) - Kyoukai no Kanata: Need to add details
Drag Cloud - Final Fantasy 7: Need dress, wig and braids
Princess Daisy - Mario: Haven't even started
Bahamut - Final Fantasy 4: I need wig, and to make the wings
The Best Costume Ever - It's a surprise: All I need is the wig!