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How to Save Money While Making Costumes by Katsumiyo
How to Save Money While Making Costumes
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...
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Closer by Katsumiyo
Closer
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.
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Black Cat Crossing by Katsumiyo
Black Cat Crossing
Happy Halloween! Have a fun, safe Halloween tonight! Be careful, a black cat could cross your path...
Costume designed by DenisM79, constructed by me.
Photo by PC's Convention Adventures.
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Do you look at featured art on journals, submissions, and event pages?
55%
34 deviants said I'll scroll through to see if there's anything I'm interested in.
21%
13 deviants said I might look, but I don't usually.
15%
9 deviants said Always!
6%
4 deviants said I don't interact beyond picture submissions. I don't even know why I'm looking at this poll, to be honest.
3%
2 deviants said I almost never look at featured art.
Hidden in the Thicket by Katsumiyo
Hidden in the Thicket
I lied. There's more Agnes Oblige. Or, conversely, more Agnes for you lovely Bravely Default fans! (All both of you...)
Photo by Masamune Photography.
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Katsumiyo
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Current Residence: California
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.

Skyrim Dawnguard Heavy Armor by torsoboyprops leather armor close up by Lagueuse Tetra - Wind Waker by Lie-chee
Zelda - Phantom Princess by polarityplus SMITE Sylvanus by Scebiqu Julie Newmar as Catwoman by botmaster2005
No Shelter by shiimapan Huntress - Birds of Prey by Lie-chee Deadly Blonde by Zadra
Audrey Hepburn by Chukairi Metroid- Escape! by ZUCCO-ART
Ancient by kalambo Stock: Fountain Flower Garden by Celem Dandelions by Lhuin
Bikini Morrigan 4 by ocwajbaum Young Tifa Lockhart by Narga-Lifestream AWA: Sailor Uranus by burloire
Phazon by bellhenge Green - Wii Fit Trainer by Xuco Prepped to Smash! by BigDead93
Superman and Wonder Woman by Elias-Chatzoudis Bitterness by FragileWhispers Menagerie by juliedillon

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!
  • Listening to: Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced Soundtrack

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DailyCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
You're on Daily Cosplay today! :squee:
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Rhazzazor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
What? It WAS your birthday and you didn't tell us? Shame on you XD Okay, just kidding. Happy belated Birthday!
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Hope you had  nice BIRTHDAY!!!! Ms. Samus....  :)
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:icondailycosplay:
DailyCosplay Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
You're on Daily Cosplay today! :love:
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Nice to know you are back Ms. Samus,how was your summer???   :)
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
It was lovely. A bit quiet. How was yours? :)
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HolosLove Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for letting your Holo Cosplay to be featured on my SpiceAndWolfFan page you did an amazing job!
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it! :)
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freereyes Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
We featured you in "Catwoman — Best of Cosplay Collection"
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thank you very much! :D Just so you know, my costume *design* was by Denis Medri, the costume is mine. You have a few other Catwomans that used the same design! :)
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