Slice of Vice: Final Cosplay Edition

Topic started by gia on March 31, 2009. Last post by RedRoses 6 years ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Sorry about the relative lack of videos last week, but I'm back on track now, never fear! That said, this is the final cosplay video for this project-- but don't worry, we'll be checking back in with Arika throughout the year!


Whew, that was a lot of work. Here's the final cost tally, too:

  • Wig - $42
  • Fabric and thread - $25
  • Shorts - $15
  • Stockings - $5
  • Double-sided Tape - $10
  • Heart Necklace - $5
  • Boots - $40

TOTAL: $142

...That said, I could have gone a lot cheaper on the wig and boots; I probably could have kept it under $100 if I'd been less in a rush.

Post by Sonata (36,386 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Having a Cosplay costume that you are so proud to wear...Priceless:)
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
True enough, Sonata. True enough. :) Still, I wanted to point out that this would be a pretty easy costume for someone with limited means (but access to a sewing machine or someone who knew how to use one). :)
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
Oh man I hate when I spray paint something and the newspaper flies up like that! I always add the little acrylic paint bottles in the corners of newspapers whenever I do spray paint so it doesn't fly into the project.

Hmm... I hate tallying up how much cosplays cost. I know mine is well above the $100 range for Yoko because of her wigs and boots... >_> I keep all receipts though so maybe I'll add them up at the end of my own project and then cry just a little. Without shipping, my wigs are roughly $70 and my boots are roughly $40... >_> Thankfully, fabric wasn't expensive for her clothes...

Instead of double-sided tape, you should buy fashion tape. It holds up better for the duration of a convention day. Normal double-sided tape can come off because of sweat and other stuff.
Personally, I'd recommend Hollywood Fashion Tape. I've seen them sold at JoAnn's.
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