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What Is The True Cost Of Cosplay?

BuzzFeed asked some amazing cosplayers at New York Comic Con exactly how much time and money goes into making their favorite character come to life.

1. Katniss and Effie - The Hunger Games

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Seventeen hours for Effie and 13 for Katniss at a total cost of $100.

2. Ultron

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Two months and ???? dollars.

3. Commander Shepard - Mass Effect

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Two months and $40 for the costume and $80 for the laser-cut Omni-Tool.

4. Ahsoka Tano - Star Wars

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Three months and $200.

5. Rita Repulsa - Power Rangers

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One month and $200.

6. Mazinger Z - Mazinger Z

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Three months and $200.

7. Lady Loki and Lady Thor - The Avengers

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Thor - Two weeks and $250.

Loki - Two weeks and $250.

8. Chocobo - Final Fantasy

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Two hundred hours and $300.

9. War Machine - Iron Man 2

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One year and $300.00.

10. He even worked!

11. Hawkman and Hawkwoman (not Hawkgirl)

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Hawkman - Three months and $400.

Hawkwoman - Two months and $500.

12. Big Sister - Bioshock 2

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Three months and $400.

13. Mr. Freeze - Batman

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One year and $450.

14. Steampunk Hawkman and Hawkgirl — with retractable wings.

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Two months and $1000.

Cosplay worn and built by Cool By Proxy Productions.

15. Predator

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Seven months and $2000.

“Thanks Corey! <3”

16. Sandtrooper - Star Wars: A New Hope

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Six to eight months and $2200.

17. Prince Robot IV - Saga

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Two months and too much!

Created and worn by Dave Atkinson.

18. But totally worth it because it was fully functional.

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