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27 February 2004 @ 06:25 am
Okay, so it's been done...I think...  
Well, I've tried a few things, but finally here I am, making a nice little post on the community...

Basically, I want an Edward Elric costume and I don't want to make it. I want to pay someone else to make it so I don't have to worry. Tax returns are lovely for cosplay. I'm already working on a costume that's killing me and can't afford the time and effort of making this one, and to tell the truth, I haven't felt like sewing. I hope I can find someone who won't charge too much, but will make a nice costume for me.A while back I thought i had found someone on here, and then the pages vanished in the days I was absent from the community. Activeness is nice, but it does make things easy to miss -.-'. Thank you to anyone who is willing to help.

Oh, and about the money, Cospa.com has it for about US$340, and I think that's ridiculous, so please don't ask scary amounts. What I want exactly is his shirt and cape and any good ideas on how to make the arm. It shouldn't be too hard to do, nor too expensive.

Please tell me if you can help me!
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Laruku - Ready Steady Go...I swear winamp is on random.
Living Life Frame by Frame: Roy Thinksdriftingfocus on February 27th, 2004 10:16 am (UTC)
While I agree that Cospa.com does overcharge a little, I really doubt that you'll get many offers under $150-$200. It also depends on what you want to coat to be out of. I made mine out of wool, and the fabric alone for that cost $80, and that's without figuring in the cost of the time and effort it took to make. I know you're on a budget - we all are. What I can recommend is checking your local Salvation Army or Goodwill every few days for a red coat that has the same basic look as Ed's. It's fairly easy to add a hood to something, so don't even worry about that. Just look for something that is workable, and it shouldn't cost you more than roughly $40.
No, Jan, we can't.pratyeka on February 27th, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC)
As a cosplayer of a few years now, I do realize that salvation army/thrift stores are the way to go, usually. However, I also realize that others know this. It's not the cape of whatever itself that I'm worried about, it's the time and effort put in to it, andputting the design on it. Oh, and convincing someone to take me looking around for the stuff (no car and I just moved, don't know the area). So what I'm trying to commision is someone who will look for me. Because I really CAN'T do it myself at this point. I know the price range of cosplay normally, and I do in fact know that the entire costume could cost $300 or less at a cosplay site, so I figure that minus the pants it should be relativley less. Intsead of going to a cosplay site and ordering, however, I will always ask fans of the series first - I know that the fans like the show, and that they won't make silly mistakes on things like symbols or something. I trust the fan costume-creators more than I do a group of people who have never seen the series, pretty much ^.^

If this fails and no one can help here, then I will go to a cosplay site, or even save up the extra money and actually use cospa, but I REALLY don't want to have to.
angsty lemon ukewabisuke on February 27th, 2004 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm getting my costume done for free (aside from actual material costs). However, it's because she's a close friend of mine. sorry. Uhh....why'd i post? =/
No, Jan, we can't.pratyeka on February 27th, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC)
Well, if you use material that doesn't cost too much, maybe you can post what you ended up using so I can have an idea of good material and how much it should cost for the cape and shirt...