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Offline Panda0_0

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« on: April 25, 2005, 10:17:23 pm »
well seeing that the outfit im going to get will charge from $400-600 i dont know if i should evin get another for sakuracon -.-'

so high in price.. i wonder if i should do it myself....

(thinks of himself with power tools and trying to make things)

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ya so what do you think? should i just get 1 or get another one

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005, 01:14:12 am »
Li is a very good character, but 400 to 600 dollars...

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2005, 02:46:06 am »
If it were me, I'd probably go with the idea of making one.  $400 to $600 sounds like a lot of money for a costume.

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005, 10:37:38 am »
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If it were me, I'd probably go with the idea of making one. $400 to $600 sounds like a lot of money for a costume.


Actually, it sounds like a decent price considering other prices I've heard. :-/

But I'd agree - give making one a try. Try Hancock Fabrics - they have a marvelous selection of colors, and you can pick up some "Stitch Witchery" tape. No need for sewing! Just double the tape and iron it for longer than recommended, and it'll hold strongly enough that the fabric is more likely to rip than the seam. A day or two of work can save you a load of money.

p.s. For accessories, there's a great party/costume store in Northgate whose name I forget at the moment.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2005, 11:00:14 am »
my elk costume cost around that much....I ended up making the wavemaster staff myself.  But give makin it a shot, whoknows it might turn out better than the one you wanted to buy. Good luck!

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2005, 11:43:00 am »
that sounds like a high price, but what do i know....i only cosplayed once and i didn't even pay for it ^^
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2005, 05:04:34 pm »
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that sounds like a high price, but what do i know....i only cosplayed once and i didn't even pay for it ^^


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Anyway, (lazy friends aside) give it a shot at making your costume.  You'll save some money and learn somethings about sewing!!! ^__^
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2005, 07:55:02 am »
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that sounds like a high price, but what do i know....i only cosplayed once and i didn't even pay for it ^^


Yeah, I made it!! --__--#

Anyway, (lazy friends aside) give it a shot at making your costume.  You'll save some money and learn somethings about sewing!!! ^__^


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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2005, 08:05:20 am »
i don't know what i'd make it that was my buget, i made 4 link costume on about 5 bucks but then it LOOKS like i spent about 5 bucks
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2005, 08:35:56 am »
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i don't know what i'd make it that was my buget, i made 4 link costume on about 5 bucks but then it LOOKS like i spent about 5 bucks


O.O how'd you do that O.O
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2005, 08:43:09 am »
You could put that $400-$600 dolarrs to much better use. Save it for the con! It's so much fun to make your own costume. I did for the first time last yuear and the costume came out pretty good. All the supplies for it (i.e. paint, glue, fabric) cost me maybe $50.

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2005, 08:56:23 am »
... Leave me alone you damn horny drunk...*wrenches free from Shadofox*  Yeah, I spent about $100-150 on two costumes I made but then again I had a lot of the materials I needed at home so I saved myself a lot of money.  Lok around and shop for the things you need... try Wal-Mart!!  ^__^  Also Hankcock and Jo-Anne material stores have a lot of stuff as well... oh yeah, and craft stores... but try Wal-Mart forst... they're usually cheaper.
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2005, 10:59:45 pm »
*sigh*

i would make one but... seeing that last time i was on a sewing thingey i clamped my pinky to cloth....


it was painful and it wouldent stop runing!!!

i had to rip the needle out of my way and unplug the thing

... ya so the things hate me.... -.-' pain is bad!

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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2005, 03:23:50 pm »
I don't really do commissions anymore, but I've sold a few in the $500 range and gotten comments back like, "Are you sure you changed enough?"  Some costumes really have a lot of details.
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2005, 12:29:47 pm »
O.O how'd you do that O.O[/quote]
sheets lots of them you can get a nice sheet or table cloth for about .50-.75 cents at a yard sale, that takes care of the main part then old t-shirt or pillow case for the sleaves, belts out of a brown sheet and the swords i made a from out of stuffed paper towel tubes and cover with a kinda sword sham, some times you can actuly find bolts of cloth at yard sales and that how i got the material for green link and the gold for the belt buckles, i made draw string bags  out of the scrapes
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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2005, 01:48:07 pm »
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O.O how'd you do that O.O

sheets lots of them you can get a nice sheet or table cloth for about .50-.75 cents at a yard sale, that takes care of the main part then old t-shirt or pillow case for the sleaves, belts out of a brown sheet and the swords i made a from out of stuffed paper towel tubes and cover with a kinda sword sham, some times you can actuly find bolts of cloth at yard sales and that how i got the material for green link and the gold for the belt buckles, i made draw string bags  out of the scrapes[/quote]

o__O damn, you're  good... ^__^
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2005, 01:09:03 pm »
I'm paying 350 for my seras victoria outfit >.< but that's only because I'm getting it done in really high quality fabric from limebarb.com

the gun is expensive too...like another 150$ >.< i better freaking LOVE this outfit ;D

and i really think you do get what you pay for....i researched and emailed alot of custom costumers to get the ones that i liked. you don't want to get a costume done by someone who doesn't know what they're doing >.<

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p.s. i've sewed every other costume that i've made...so i do love sewing, it's just that seras victoria has a complicated collar, and all those patches and things. and boots. and orange hair :D

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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2005, 10:44:09 am »
The girls at limbarb could probably make it for you for much less. ^^ I do so admire their work. That's my dream, a cosplay site and commission store. Siiiighhh...
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2005, 11:00:07 am »
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The girls at limbarb could probably make it for you for much less. ^^ I do so admire their work. That's my dream, a cosplay site and commission store. Siiiighhh...


i feel so honored that she's making my costume n.n

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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2005, 02:09:48 pm »
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The girls at limbarb could probably make it for you for much less. ^^ I do so admire their work. That's my dream, a cosplay site and commission store. Siiiighhh...


i feel so honored that she's making my costume n.n


^^ very cool. Since I sew my own stuff, I feel like a whore for even thinking of buying from them. Hee hee. I really want to buy a replica of Tidus's Brotherhood sword. For my warrior Yuna ^^
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