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Heidy-ho! I've been seeing a lot of people making charts of how much their costumes cost, and honestly, I'm shocked. People are spending $600 on costumes I wouldn't have spent $300 making. It blew my mind--why were people paying so much for each costume? I thought at first that they just didn't care about making costumes for cheap, as a lot of cosplayers still live with and/or get money from relatives. I was disappointed.
But then I realized I wasn't seeing the big picture. There has been a tremendous influx of new cosplayers in just the past couple of years, but most costuming forums have all but died out. I realized that all these people new to costuming and convention-going might not be familiar with some old-school money saving tips. Many of them are probably new to crafting as a whole, so they don't know a lot of what us older folks consider basics. So I decided to make a list of ten things people can do to save money on their costumes. I know there are many more, but these are some of my go-tos when I don't want to spend $500 on something I'll only be wearing a handful of times.
Feel free to add in your own money-saving tips in the comments; I might make a part 2! I hope this helps all the newbies save money, because I know I wished someone had told me some of these back when I first started...
The weirdest thing about these photos is that there was no photoshop used on them. This is what happens with a bad camera at night with only yellow-tinted fluorescent lighting. Crazy! Most of you new peeps won't remember that I cosplayed a demon nurse from Silent Hill 3 WAY back in the day. These photos were taken in 2008, I think? Of all the costumes I've made, this is one of the ones I want to remake the most. I'm so excited for Silent Hills! Photo by H. Leifson.
I celebrated my 24th birthday! ...Last Tuesday, ahaha. I'm sorry I haven't been too active on here lately. I 1) started a new full-time job in addition to my college courses and 2) have been trying to get used to this new layout. My computer sure doesn't seem to like it, as it's doubled my loading time for the homepage. Booo. Well, to celebrate my birthday, I'll be abusing my lovely subscription from Celem again by choking your journal feed with more features! Let's see how many I can cram in here before my computer begs for a merciful death.
Hooray, I managed to make it to 24 before my computer started crying! Yes, Lie-chee is in here twice...I couldn't pick whether I liked her Tetra or her Huntress costume more. I actually had a hard time not chucking her Sailor Mars in here, too!