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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.

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Katniss and Effie - The Hunger Games

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

Ultron

Two months and ???? dollars.
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Two months and ???? dollars.

Commander Shepard - Mass Effect

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

Ahsoka Tano - Star Wars

Three months and $200.
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Three months and $200.

Rita Repulsa - Power Rangers

One month and $200.
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One month and $200.

Mazinger Z - Mazinger Z

Three months and $200.
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Three months and $200.

Lady Loki and Lady Thor - The Avengers

Thor - Two weeks and $250.Loki - Two weeks and $250.
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Thor - Two weeks and $250.

Loki - Two weeks and $250.

Chocobo - Final Fantasy

Two hundred hours and $300.
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Two hundred hours and $300.

War Machine - Iron Man 2

One year and $300.00.
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One year and $300.00.

He even worked!

vine.co / Via Twitter: @MildlyAmused

Hawkman and Hawkwoman (not Hawkgirl)

Hawkman - Three months and $400.Hawkwoman - Two months and $500.
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Hawkman - Three months and $400.

Hawkwoman - Two months and $500.

Big Sister - Bioshock 2

Three months and $400.
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Three months and $400.

Mr. Freeze - Batman

One year and $450.
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One year and $450.

Steampunk Hawkman and Hawkgirl — with retractable wings.

Two months and $1000.Cosplay worn and built by Cool By Proxy Productions.
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Two months and $1000.

Cosplay worn and built by Cool By Proxy Productions.

Predator

Seven months and $2000."Thanks Corey! <3"
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Seven months and $2000.

"Thanks Corey! <3"

Sandtrooper - Star Wars: A New Hope

Six to eight months and $2200.
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Six to eight months and $2200.

Prince Robot IV - Saga

Two months and too much!Created and worn by Dave Atkinson.
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Two months and too much!

Created and worn by Dave Atkinson.

But totally worth it because it was fully functional.

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